ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
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I NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 5569579.
drawing by Magdolna Dobo.
Panem de Coelo Until 26 Mar. Paintings by Philip Krajewski.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland
photographer from Plymouth looks at her different experiences of mental hospitals. I GALERIE MIRAGES The Lane . 46a Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm :Sun 2-5pm. Closed Wed. Kilims from Asia lintil 19 Mar. Flat-weave rugs from the major weaving centres. All for sale.
Chinese Paper Cuts L'ntil 6 Mar. A small exhibition of this delicate and colourful eastern art to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Street 5566020Tue—Fri l lztm—5pszat l0am~lpm.
Exchanges 4 Mar—9 Apr. Organised in association with the Belgian gallery. Galerij S65. Graeme Murray showsthree artists Paul Gees. Dan Van Severen and Iirie De Smet.
I HANOVER FINE ART 104 I Ianover Street.
l I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 1.5 Scotland I
225 2450. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm: Sat l0am-4pm.
Recent Work L'ntil 15 Mar. Watercolours x
and collages by Katherine Stewart Brown. paintings by Moira Robb and weavings by Sheila Wishart.
I HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street. 556 6585. Mon—Fri ‘)am—4.30pm. The Scots in Australia Until end Oct.
I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street Lane.
Glasgow Painters tintil 10March. Including work by David Donaldson. Alexander Goudie. Jack Knox. Bet Low. Philip Reeves and David Warrilow.
I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151 . Mon—Fri 9am—6pm; Sat 10am—lpm.
General exhibition of landscape and animal painting.
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLANDThe Mound. 556 8921 .Mon—Sat 10am —5pm; Sun 2- 5pm.
Wilkie Drawings Ifntil 27 March. A display from the gallery's collection based around a new acquisition.
Redecorations and Restrictions From January to the end ofJune. the redecoration programme. begun with the red room last year. will continue in the tnain ground—floor galleries. The idea is to recall the spirit of the period in which the gallery was built and its architect Sir William Playfair. Rooms 15—18(English. Dutch and 18th century European) will be closed until early March.
I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am— 1 pm: Sun 2pmr-5pm.
Scotland at Play Limit 15 May. Sport gets the documentary treatment as the library looks at its history in Scotland from the Middle Ages to today. Researched with characteristic thoroughness. its attention to detail is well-rewarded by the anecdotes it brings to light. Not much has been
Mon-«Sat mam—4.30pm and evenings when performances. Cafe. Dwelling Until 26 Mar. Painting and
Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri l0am—6pm. Sat 10am-4pm. Jacqueline Watt Until 10 Mar. Recent paintings. 11 from '87 L'ntil 10 Mar. Ceramics from 1987 degree shows. I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Scottish Photography 1938-1988 Until 26 Apr. In January the Portrait Gallery opened their first permanent space devoted to photography. A fine group from photographers working in and from Scotland during the last 50 years have been selected from their collection forthc
inaugural display. The national collection
Chessel Gallery, Edinburgh
A huge orange/red disc in one of these recent and abstract paintings by the British artist Patrick Heron is like a colour beseiged. It's imprisoned in a sea of violet and the orange/red begins to vibrate at the edges so violent is the clash of colours.
Every last trace of representation has been shaken out of Heron's paintings and colour is the primary component. Freed completely of the need to describe an object it has a tile and rules of its own and an inert colourwould be as useless in his paintings as a duvet in the desert. In “Scarlet Disc in Rough Violet‘ everything is determined by the disc of pure, flat colour. The other shapes in the picture —lragments of
which is housed at the Portrait (iallcry. continues to grow . the most recent gift coming from the Iidinburgh Photographic Society.
I PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 L'nion Street. 55.7 247‘). Mon- Sat 10am~-5_30pm.
PeterStanden I'ntil 26 Mar. Standen has covered miles by cycle in Iigypt. Morocco. France. Spain and Greece looking for clues. This exhibition. which takes stock of his work over almost four decades. illustrates his fascination for destruction
5 .. 1.‘ Paintings by Peter Standen at he Printmakers Workshop, Edinburgh.
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blue, green, red and yellow-cling to
the edges of the canvas as though the sheer force of this disc has flung them
there and keeps them at a it like opposing poles of a ma
istance, gnet. It
creates an insistent perpetual tension
which won’t resolve itself a
nd won't go
away, and it makes the picture
impossible to ignore. All the work shown (eight all) post-dates 1982. It has
paintings in none of the
hard-egded precision and minutely drawn shapes which characterised his earlier work and it is much bolder and
patterns, colours— is on the move and
it it is hard to pin down, and
entirely successful, it’s nevertheless an exhibition which invites and rewards a second look. (Sally Kinnes)
and renewal ofcivilisation. I
Ie shows an
Edinburgh ruined and being taken over by vegetation but still supporting people who can be found sunbathing in the gardens.
I OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Stree
t Box Office
668 2019. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.Cafe. Jackie Smith Until 2 Apr. Paintings and
I RIAS l5 Rutland Square. 229 7205.
Richard Rogers in Scotland The Linn Products Building. 8 Mar—7 Apr. Rogers is an uncompromisineg modern architect best known for the Pompidou Centre in Paris and more recently the Lloyds Building in London. both ofwhich turn the insides of architecture out. He's a man who has no time for harking back or nostalgia. Interesting to see this exhibition
of his work in Scotland.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY
Blackfriars Church. Blackfri
ars Street (off
High Street). 5570707. Daily
10. 30am—6pm. Demarco has brought togeth
er four artists
who have been inspired by Scotland and at the beginning of March. the respected Italian artist. Mario Mcrz will be making
(with ‘assistants‘ George Wy High Street). 557 0707. Daily 10.30am—6pm.
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Vasile Toch Until 6 Mar. A Romanian
artist now living and working Edinburgh. “is smaller icon-
in like paintings
on wood are heart-felt and closer to Toch’s roots than the larger thinned-out works.
Mario Merz 6—26 March. Mari taken on a Demarco journey
o Mcrz was to Argle
where he visited the thousand year-old
stones and burial sites. It was
which was included in the Channel 4 film on Demarco made by Murray Grigor.
Unfortunately. the installation planned as a result of this will not now be made. but a magnificent table made by Merz ofslate and glass and much in keeping with the visit will be shown and should not be missed.
Organised in conjunction with the Scottish Sculpture Trust and supported by the Italian Institute.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN 552 7171. Mon—Fri 10am—1 hour before sunset. Sat. Sun llam—l hour before sunset. Inverleith House is open on weekendsonly.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm. Cafe.
European Art 1200-1800 A rich display in a refurbished gallery. Eighty gold snuff boxes lined up in tiny splendour contrast to the mighty weight oftlark Dutch oak. Imagination is fired with the inclusion of the Meisson Lion. This petted. ratherthan fierce majesty was just one of 259other animals and birds ordered by Augustus the Strong for his Japanese Palace. Together in shining white porcelain they would have been a right royal sight. Design For Savings Until 28 Feb. An exhibition of posters commissioned for advertising National Savings Certificates. From the first world war to the present. they provide fascinating social insightsas well as excellent examples ofgraphic design styles through the 20th century.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat l0am~5pmz Sun 2—5pm.
Scotland's antiquities share premises with the Portrait Gallery.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 667]. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm. Sun Noon—6pm.
Students Exhibition 5—16 Mar. Painting. sculpture and architecture from Scottish students. Prizes worth £1 .700 in total will be awarded.
I SCOTTISH ARTISTS 81loward Street. 556 6337. Mon—Sat l0animlpm. Sun 24an Claudia Petretti 5—25 Mar. Drawings and paintings of Florence and portraits.
I SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate. 556 8136. Mon—Sat l0am—5.30pm.
Permanent display of crafts made by Scottish craftspeople.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm. Sat 9.3Ilam— 1 pm.
The Scottish Gallery this month shows two artists who last year both took part in the Vigorous Imagination exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art.
Phil Braham—Fractured Landscape 5—30 Mar. Phil Braham. who works in the Edinburgh WASI’S studios. paints moody landscapes. mostly forests and empty of people.
Peter Howson New Works on Paper. 5—30 Mar. Peter llowson. a Glasgow painter. is best known for his heroic dossers and hard men. Most recently he has been involved in print-making with a set of huge portraits of muscular mcn made at Peacock Printmakers. a set of linocuts for a book published by Paragon Press anti a seriesof 25 etchings inspired by a hardman‘s pub in Glasgow The Saracen I lead printed by Edinburgh's Printmakers Workshop for the Angela Flowers Gallery. London. Teapots S—3t) Mar.
I SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery. Newtongrange. Midlothian. 663 751‘). Tue—Fri 10am—4.30pm; Sat/Sun Noon—5pm; Thurs late opening 6.30—8pm. The history of mining in Midlothian on a mining site.
I STILLS GALLERY l0511igh Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sat Noon—6pm.
New Scottish Photography Until 19 Mar. A Stills exhibition showing the work offour Scottish photographers. Lorna Bates. Matthew Dalziel. Ken Reynoldsand Ewen Weatherspoon.
New Commission Stills are offering four commissions worth I; 1000 each for work
44 The List 4— 17 March 1988