I BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street 557 4050. Mon—Fri l()am—6pm. Scottish painting from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I BURBERRY SCOTCH HOUSE Third Floor. 39/41 Princes Street. Mon—Sat 9am—5 . 30pm ; Thurs 9am—6pm. The Scottish Crafts Collection Until July 1988. An exhibition ofcontemporary craftwork from Scotland including jewellery. ceramics. glass. textiles. wood and silversmithing. organised by the Scottish Development Agency. I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am— 1 pm. Watercolours and drawings by over 150 British and European artists. 1790—1940. I CARLYLES GALLERY North Bridge (part of Carlyle's Coffee Shop) Egypt:The Romance of the Paraohs A celebration of the 150th anniversary ofthe travels of Stockbridge-born David Roberts RA. in Egypt and the Holy Land. with 250of his superb lithoghraphed views. I CENTRAL LIBRARY George 1V Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm. Sat 9am—1pm. Ancient Egypt of the Pharaohs Staircase. until 30 April. and Gold OI Ihe Pharaohs Conference Room until 28 April. 'I‘wo exhibitions sparked off by the Pharaohs at the City Art Centre (see below). I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. Licensed cafe. [D] Gold of the Pharaohs Until April. Special opening hours Mon/Tue Sat 10am-6pm; Wed/Thurs/Fri l(lam—9pm; Sun noon—6pm. £1 (65p). The golden Mask of Psusennes l is the centrepiece ofthis exhibition. ‘The Lower Ground Floor is the best bit. If you‘ve only got halfan hour then it's best spent here amongst the gold and jewels from the tombs.‘ The crash barriers are being put to full use asthe queues for the exhibition are as longas expected and parking in the area difficult. Already over 150.000 visitors have seen the exhibition. To avoid the wait the two hours 4pm—6pm on weekdays are the quietest. I COLERIDGE GALLERY 47b George Street. 2201305. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Wide selection of contemporary British glass. ()riginal prints by contemporary artists and jewellery. I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 16611igh Street. 220 1260. The Collective have moved up the High Street. While it is organisingthe new space. the gallery is closed. However. the gallery welcomes interest from artists who would like to show during their 88 89 seasons. Write to the above address with details. It is hoped to have exhibitions running from April 1988. I DANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE 3 Doune Terrace. 225 7189. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. GitzJohansen Until 18 March. The life of the Greenland Eskimo in gouache by Johansen. a Danish artist whospent nearly 20 years ( 1930—50) living in this Arctic outpost. I THE DESIGNER GALLERY 11 Ilasties Close (round corner from 369 Gallery) Cowgate. 225 2774. Richard Demarco Until Sat 2 April. Edinburgh and other Points on the Road to Meikle Seggie. As well as directing his gallery and Edinburgh Arts expeditions with ceaseless energy. Demarco is also an accomplished draughtsman. Incredibly (perhaps not. considering his other many achievements) he has had forty one-man shows and his work is represented in over 1500 public and private collections. llis drawings and watercolours are fine observations of the land and city marks he encounters on his journeys all of which he says lead to Meikle Seggie. a place that exists only on a signpost. Flooers o'Edinburgh Until Sat 2 April.
ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
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Hannah Hitch, Glasgow Art Centre The artists who comprised the ‘Dadaists' were in no mood for cosy bourgeois sentiment in art after the first world war. Their response was Dadaism, a movementwhich in re-thinking its values and priorities was as inspired as it was bizarre and a little of madness of the war crept in. Hannah Hiich, one ottheir number in Berlin, made images in which wings grow out of heads and in which kneecaps become a pair of eyes. The eyes wear glasses and look as incongruous as a couple of fried eggs. Hiich died ten years ago and this exhibition was mounted as her first major retrospective during the German Arts Festival in London last year. She is less well known than the other Dadaists, and one of the few women in the group. Her voice therefore is of
particularvalue, and, as this
impressive exhibition shows, her images are all witty, articulate, clever, subversive and strike home. It was a time when women had only just been
Work by Maria Sayer.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place Mon—Sat 10am-—5.30ptn.
Next exhibition Three Strands lS—30April. The largest exhibition of embroidery work comes to Edinburgh fmm the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY George Square. 667 101 l . Mon “Fri 9am—5pm.
Piecing Togetherthe Past L‘ntil 15 April. Exhibition Room. An exhibition to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee ofthe University's Department of Architecture. Warren Hastings and British India Until 29 April. A display of related western and oriental manuscripts.
National Covenant—350th Anniversary Until end Mar. Copies of the covenant will be displayed (one signed by Marquisof Montrose ) along with contemporary pamphlet material illustrating this stormy period of Scottish history.
I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 6382. Mon-Sat 12.30pm~ 1 1pm; Sun 630—] 1pm Licensed rest.
Faces OI Egypt L'ntil 25 Mar. Photography by Robbie Jack.
I FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street. 5560305. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Nineteenth and twentieth century paintings. mainly Scottish. Next exhibition Spring 88- New Acquisitions in Mav.
I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 2256776. Tues—Fri l 1am—6pszat 10am— 1 pm.
Contemporary paintings from Scotland and Italy.
I FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366 Mon—Fri 9.30am— 1 pm and 2pm—5.30pm. Closed 25 Mar—11 April.
Portraits of the Italian Aristocracy Until 25 Mar. Photographs by young French photographer Patrick Faygenbaum. Series of talks on modern art continued. L'Expression Contemporaire Wed 23 Mar. 6.30pm. Andrew Brown takes us up-to-date with expressionism.
La Houvelle Healite Wed 27 April. b.30pm. Expressionism. painting and sculpture 1918-1939.
I FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. Tue-Sat “lam—5.30pm;
369 Gallery, Edinburgh ln Simon Fraser‘s painting Epona a horse rises up beside a woman. An asp winds round their necks and a flaming spider creeps on her hand. In the distance a bell tower is on fire and red apples hang from a mountainous tree. Narrative is packed in. Like John Maxwell, 3 Scottish painter of the earlier half of this century, Fraser weds poetry to mystery in a world of animals, half-humans, symbol and folklore.
Fraser begins with the elements. He swirls his subjects up in the air, plonks a seat as green as a frog in dark water and burns fires in the background. The earth is less evident. In one the fields seem to be part-man, in anotherthe hills bend in the wind. The landscape is made up of many tiny scenes playing up and down the countryside.
in bright, raw colours Fraser goes for mystery, magic, legend. But some are too busy with tales to hold together. And in that congestion the colours can touch a dangerously lurid temperature.
Perhaps to touch the ground might ease the swirling. An opening out would give a painting like Travelling Road all the more poetry. (Alice Bain)
given the vote and one picture shows a shapely woman, (a mask substitued for herface) being paid court to by a man with the head of a dancing bear and a dog with the head of a man.
Hiich’s particular contibution to Dadaism was photomontage and by using scraps of photographs cut from magazines and books re-assembled images to looks so ‘real’ they might be pictures of something actually photographed. Like other Dadaists she denounced ‘art' and ‘artists’. ‘We regarded ourselves as engineers,’ she wrote ‘we said we put our work together like fitters.’
Dada was dogmatic, determined, contradictory, nihilistic, disparate, inspired and sometimes downright
odd. For all its vision, its heart was more ironic than humane and one of Hbch’s pictures shows a man, his face half human, half grotesque monkey, apparently quietly stepping off the edge of the world. (Sally Kinnes)
Sun l.30pm-5.30pm. Licensed cafe. Richard Hamilton 19 Mar—1 May. This major British artist will be making four rooms of the downstairs gallery including in them a painted carpet and hisown design for a computer. Upstairs. his interest in James Joyce is illustrated in prints and drawings from the forties to more recent work. Open Exhibition Artists living in Scotland (not students) are invited to submit work for the first Fruitmarket ()pen exhibition to be held in May. Contact the gallery for details. I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Restaurant. [D] No special exhibitions until Edinburgh Festival. Permanent collection on show. Some rooms may be closed due to redecoration. I GATEWAY GALLERY 2—4 Abbeymount. 6610982. Mon—Sat Exhibitions Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Restaurant. Studies in Urban Violence Until 22 Mar. Drawings by Derek Murray. Growing up in Glasgow. on tranquillisers since childhood. living with violence and neglect. Murray has found escape in art. Deemed mentally unstable by the RAF and stripped of his pro-boxer‘s licence. his last job was in a slaughterhouse butchering pigs. His life plunged into further tragedy when his brother was accused of his sister's murder and is now serving a life sentence. These drawings come from an intensely emotional source. Lesley Bricknall Until 1 April. This photographer from Plymouth looks at her different experiences of mental hospitals. I GALERIE MIRAGES The Lane. 46a Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Closed Wed. Kilims from Asia Until 19 Mar. Flat-weave rugs from the major weaving centres. All for sale. The Magic of Puppets 28 Mar—30 April. Puppets from Turkey. Nepal and South-East Asia for the collector and child alike. Exotic and colourful. I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street 556 6020Tue—Fri l lam—5pm;Sat l()am—lpm. Exchanges Until 9 April. ()rganised in association with the Belgian gallery. Galerij S65. Graeme Murray shows three artists Paul Gees. Dan Van Severen and Eric De Smet. I HANOVER FINE ART 104 Hanover Street. 225 2450. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat l()am-4pm. Spring Mixed Exhibition li April—3 May. Work by over 30 artists. Wood-carving by Jonathan Mushlin.
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