ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
on the theme of women in Scotland. Photographers are asked to submit a written proposal together with examples of previous work by 29 April. The commissions (in association with the Scottish Community Council and the Scottish Film Council) will result in an exhibition and publication in 198‘). I TALBOT RICE ART CENTRE Old College. University of Edinburgh. 667 101 1 ext 4308. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm. Sun 2pm—5pm. Art in Ruins— Oversite Until 12 March. Art in Ruins. Glyn Banks and Hannah Vowles were unable to make an installation at the Roval Museum of Scotland last year because of administrative brick walls. This month however. their work appears next door to the museum. at Talbot Rice. They say. ‘The exploitation of ‘history' as a consumer growth area has become one of the most significant features ofour ‘post-industrial' society. where the illusion is created that all cultural difference can be contained by the ‘museumization' of ‘everday life'.‘ With consumerism and tourism hailed as the saviours of Western economies and employment it might be difficult to see all sides of this steady but insidious transformation. Art in Ruinsare around to show true colours. Safety and Fire Officers were unhappy about the Art In Ruins straw scattered on the floor of their exhibition. There was talk ofclosing the room altogether but fortunately the authorities have agreed that if the straw goes they can stay open. In making sure that art infiltrates all corners. Art In Ruins are well-used to coming up against such rulings. Pity about the straw though — the room is bare without it. Ian Howard Until 12 March. Recent work which has shifted away from the interest in perspective and moved towards outfitting objects as metaphors for human presence in domestic and architectural settings. ‘lntriguing conundrums' are the wordsthis Aberdeen artist uses to describe his new paintings. I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri 1 1am—6pm; Sat ll).3()am—4pm. Wild Scotland Until 5 Mar. Author of‘The
Wild Places of Britain' the non—gesticulating Bellamy exhibits watercolour landscapes.
Christopher and Susan Carter 14—26 Mar. Watercolours.
I 369 GALLERY 209 Cowgatc. 225 3013. Mon—Sat Noon—5.30pm.
Simon Fraser 5—26 Mar. New work by this young Scottish artist.
The Last Art Auction 24 March. 7.30pm. Viewing from Sat 1‘) March noon. 369 will be holding their last auction in aid oftheir building appeal. Work included in the auction by Fionna Carlisle. lan Hughes. Caroline McNairn. Keith Mclntyre and others.
I WARE ON EARTH 15 Howe Street. 558 1276. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm; Sundays by appointment. Ceramics by Susan McKay 15 Mar—9 Apr. Though Susan (trained in Edinburgh and Dundee) has shown in many group shows throughout Britain. this will be her first solo exhibition.
I This section lists exhibitions ot special note held outside Glasgow and Edinburgh. Galleries should contact Alice Bain with information at least two weeks priorto pubhcaﬂon.
I ABERDEEN ART GALLERY Schoolhill . Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
As I Walked Out One Summer Morning Until 7 Apr. The title has been borrowed from Laurie Lee's poetic novel about Spain in 1934 and the signs of impending civil war. This exhibition brings together artists inspired by this country during a period in the 1920‘s when printmaking was in its heyday. James McBey. Muirhead Bone and Ernest Lumsden are among the seven included.
I MACLAURIN ART GALLERY Ayr.
Memory and Imagination Until 12 March. The satellite exhibition to the Edinburgh International which closed at the Royal Scottish Academy on 14 Feb. it includes work by Stephen McKenna. Cy Twombly and Carlo Mariani and is documented by a subtly designed. attractive catalogue made as a limited edition.
The Danish Institute, Edinburgh
In many ways it is sad to read in the catalogue to this exhibition that Greenland has, overthe past thirty years, been trading in its traditional lile lor one ol industrial lishing, apartment buildings and canning lactories. No one would deny the inhabitants a high standard ol living, but the clutter ol technology and central heating alone does not promise that.
The paintings here testify to an Eskimo lile, primitive to many western minds, which had little need oi ‘modernisation’. They simply slept ten to a bed to keep warm and hunted lor their own use. It's a magnificent simplicity ditticult to appreciate in our complex world, but which many artists this century have honoured and investigated.
Zoologist and painter Gltz Johansen was one such. Between 1930 and 1950, he lived and recorded lile in Greenland, then still a Danish colony. lie painted girls in summer dress curing cod, men hunting in kayaks and dancers with drums, activities which had not changed for hundreds ol years. Like Gauguin in Tahiti, Johansen was particularly attracted to women. In their cosy, thigh-length boots he does not avoid their sensuality, but their
position as builders and managers of lamily life is equally stressed in his portraits.
Prelerring gouache and ink, Johansen painted with Japanese black lines on coloured papers, lollowing the rocky colours ol the northern landscape. Though he does not entirely match the simplicity of the lives be portrayed northeir harmony, his respect lorthem is unquestionable. (Alice Bain)
THE PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP
LOOKING BACK TO THE FUTURE PETER STANDEN
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Crawford Centre for the Arts UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS until 13 March: Light and space looking into paintings Transcriptions photographs by John Charity from 18 March: Round the coast new prints from Peacock Printmakers From Pasternak to Peacock brief history of the Crawford Centre Subsidised by the Scottish Arts C0uncd
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11 Wilkie’s drawings are among the finest by any British artist. To mark the purchase of a rare early portrait 8L to survey Wilkie’s career as a draughtsman the National Gallery of Scotland on The Mound is exhibiting its marvellous collection. 11 As prices for modern art spiral, drawings have become an increasingly important aspect of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Belford Road: currently works by Kandinsky, Klee, Klimt and Kokoschka are on show. 11 And now is the time to look at the drawings in the Print Room at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Queen
Street. In May it will close for renovation. 11 All three
NATIONAL day to Saturday 10-5, SCOTLAND
Galleries are open Mon-
Sunday 2-5. Free!
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