Crawford Centre for the Arts

UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS until 17 April: Round the coast new prints from

From Pasternak to Peacock a brief history of the Crawford Centre Spring balance work by members of Fife Craft Association Subsidised by the Scottish Arts C0uncil

93 North Street. St Andrews (0334) 7616-1 extension 591

I Peacock Printmakers, Aberdeen








1] Wilkie’s drawings are among the finest by any British artist. To mark the purchase of a rare early portrait & to survey Wilkie’s career as a draughtsman the National Gallery of Scotland on The

Mound is exhibiting its marvellous collection. 1] As

prices for modern art spiral, drawings have become an increasingly important aspect of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Bellord 7 Road: currently works by Kandinsky, Klee. Klimt and Kokoschkaare on show. ll 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. ‘II All three


(ialleries are open Mon- day to Saturday 10-5, Sunday 2-;. Free!

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RIAS Gallery, Edinburgh

Richard Rogers designed the Pompidou Centre in Paris. With a stroke of originality and colour he turned the inside of the building out and made its internal arteries. pipes and ventilation ducts, turn function into decoration. lt caused a sensation. So too did his firm's design for Lloyds Bank in London. a building glamourously high-tech, so unlike its classical neighbours.

Unfortunately, neitherof these buildings are illustrated in this exhibition. These capital giants would have made interesting comparison with the new Linn building at Eaglesham, which is the subject here. It is however. a promotional show rather than a didactic or retrospective one, so it cannot be blamed for doing itsiob.

Linn Sondec were magic words to any record-buff worth his or hervinyl in the seventies. It was the turntable which gave a sound equal to none. It was handmade. In Scotland. That company, named alter the park it grew up beside,


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i became a multi-million affair in the

eighties reaching highly tuned ears around the world.

With environmental considerations high (clean air, space, light) the Linn company moved from Glasgow to the country, surrounded by fields and woodland. The building, two boxes, one for admin, one for automatic storage contrast sharply like a volcanic intrusion. But in its contrast and modernity, it is still sympathetic. Its crisp lines hug the ground and windows reflect the forest windbreak. Inside, the industrial atmosphere is continued but with consideration to users. Bright red metal staircase place the Rogers stamp right at the door and all is minimalised to function.

0n the lace of this exhibition the building would seem to create the ideal setting fora high precision, computer-literate staff. These photographs and architectural drawings however cannot fully describe its impact on the landscape. A trip to Eaglesham is the only answer. (Alice Bain)

I HART STREET GALLERY 21‘) l lart Street. 556 706‘). Mon-I-‘ri l0am 6pm;

Sat l0am- 1pm.

(ieneral display ofoils. watercolours and prints. (The gallery operates a framing service.)

I HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street. 556 6585. Mon - Fri 9am «4.30pm. The Scots in Australia t‘ntil end ()cl.

I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street Lane.

Donald Hamilton Fraser 21 Mar - 31 April. Fraser is an artist who works in a realistic. almost photographic light. Boats and ballerinas are popular subjects which he paints with great skill and the impression of speed. producing images with an instinctive eye for composition. This exhibition is accopanied by a catalogue by (‘hristie’s‘ (‘ontemporary Art.

I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm.

General exhibition of landscape and animal painting.

I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8‘)31.Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm.

Wllkie Drawings tfntil 27 March. A display from the gallery's collection based around a new acquisition.

Redecoratlons and Restrictions From January to the end oflune. the rcdccoration programme. begun with the red room last year. will continue in the main 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.

I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND (ieorge l\' Bridge. 326 4531. Mon-Fri 9.30am- 5pm; Sat 9.30am 1pm; Sun 2pm—5pm.

Scotland at Play I 'ntil 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-re“ arded by the anecdotes it brings to light. Not much hasbeen overlooked. not eycn as a pert and ink sketch testifies. art 1880 game oldeck quoits. (SK)

I NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 5569579. Mon—Sat “lam—4.30pm and evenings when performances. ('afe.

Dwelling Until 26 Mar. Paintingand drawing by Magdolna Dobo.

Panem de Costa Until 26 Mar. Paintings by Philip Krajewski.

The Magic of Puppets 22s Mar—30 April. Puppets lent by the Scottish Puppet Association brighten the Netherbow Foyer.

I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—4pm.

The following three exhibitions run from 12—31 Mar.

Gordon Macdonald Recent watercolours. Edward Summerton Paintings from India. Robert Reid Recent ceramics reduced