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T he Scottish Photography Group Gallery 10:3 High Street, Edinburgh, (031)5571140 Tut’s-Sat 12—6pm Admission Free


88 years ago the National Gallery of Scotland was given one collection of Turner water-

colours; in 1988 it has been given another.

TURNER’S ILLUSTRATIONS to The Poetical H/or/rs of Thomas Campbell

1 April—31 May 1988 ° The Mound - Edinburgh Monday to Saturday 10—5 ° Sunday 2—5 - Free




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stuffed trout in a box sits in colour beneath a traditionally styled portrait of a gillie with salmon by Glyn Satterley. It's an excellent exhibition to get to know the richness of recent Scottish photography and the faces which characterise the country. I PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat “lam-5.30pm. Saracen Heads and Other Works Until Apr. 25 etched portraits by Peter I Iowson depicting those who frequent Glasgow's oldest and one of its most infamous pubs. the Saracen Head. I QUEEN'S HALL (‘lerk Street Box Office 668 201‘). Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Cafe. New Prints by Tim Cockburn Until 30 Apr. Screenprints of lively colour and exotic places. I RIAS 15 Rutland Square. 2297205. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Talk Richard Rogers will be speakingat Edinburgh University in the David I Iume I‘ower. Lecture Theatre A on Fri 29 Aprat 6.30—9pm. The lecture has been organised by the Department of Architecture and is free. BIAS Student Awards and Prizes t 'ntil 5 May. An exhibition of winning student entries.


pottery. toys and T-shirts are just some of the merchandise available.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street. 556 S921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm.

Scotland's antiquities share premises with the Portrait Gallery.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 (i671. Mon—Sat 10am—7pm. Sun 2--5pm. Admission L'l .20 (£50p) Season Tickets £3

RSA Summer Show 88 23 Apr— I 3 July. This is the show which has been seenannually for |(i2 years running some old facesand

New Shop The RSA are also opening up their business side (see Royal Museum of Scotland). RSA Iinterprises(very trans-Atlantic) will sell all kindsof

consumer goods related to the work of Academicians such as Sir Robin

Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off

High Street). 5570707. Daily 10.30am~(ipm. Nine Catalytic Stations by Paul Neagu Until 30 Apr. The sculptor Paul Ncagu celebrates a 20-year relationship with Richard Demarco who gave him his first exhibition in this country. Moving from Romania to London in 196‘). Neagu has become a major force in British sculpture both as maker and philosopher. I lis hyphens and stars. like sculptural earth and heaven. escape front his imagination and once released stand as universals. This exhibition groups sculpture tightly together surrounding it with stee-framed drawings. An important exhibition organised in conjunction with the Scottish Sculpture Trust. Only on for a short time— don't leave it too late. I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN 552 7171. Mon—Fri 10am—l hour before sunset. Sat. Sun llam—l hour before sunset. Inverleith House is open on weekendsonly. The Botanical Cabinet Until 31 July. The Botanic Garden highlight their rich collection of books and manuscripts in an exhibition based on their own collection. 12 elite tombs. beautifully illustrated. are used to describe the history of the library. a subject recently published in book form by HMSO. I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND (‘hambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. Aphrodite‘s Island Until 4 Sept. The name of that goddess born out of the foamy Mediterranean may be a familiar one. but it is less likely that the her island ismore than a tourist destination for most people. However. exciting archeological discoveries are piecing together a past. perhaps not as glamorous as the Egyptian Pharaohs. but certainly with much colour and inventiveness and special character. This exhibition set against dazzling white and sky blue in reflection of the (‘ypriot climate and landscape. displays the island's culture front 7000 B(‘and onwards right up to modern interpretations of ancient marks and forms (not nearly as sure and clear-sighted as the originals). All that glitters isnot necessarily gold. Wildlife Photographer ofthe Year Until I May. 70 prints from the biggest international wildlife photographic competition in the world. Character and beauty captured. Why did the fox chew the hat offthe garden gnome? See him at it. New Shop Keeping in line with the major museums of the world. the Royal Museum is opening a much enlarged and professionally run shop. Books. jewellery.

Philipson. Barbara Balmer and Elizabeth Blackadder. Goblets with RSA coatsof arms. prints. posters and cards are just some of the items which will be on sale from 21 Apr.

I SCOTTISH ARTISTS 8 Howard Street. 556 (1337. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm. Sun 2—4pm. Young Painters Until 31 Apr. A wide selection of work in this pleasant gallery (near the Botanic Garden) including Paul I-‘urneaux. Willie McArthur. Peter McLaren. Jenny Matthews and Peter White.

I SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE H0 (‘anongate. 556 8136. Mon-Sat “lam—5.30pm.

Permanent display of crafts made by Scottish craftspeople.




Dorothy Black, WASPS, Edinburgh Jean Paul Sartre often had a lobster on his fail, a crusty hallucination which shadowed him on walks in the park and through the streets of Paris. It was real only to him. Dorothy Black seems similarly enchanted by such deep sea sub-consciousness. Crab claws curl around the girls which most often look like her and a single prawn lies vulnerable in her lap. There's a little scallop on a plate and hands transform into peachy snappers. Soft against hard, skin againstshell, muscle against mussel. Dorothy mixes words with vision into her paintings. Her wit is gentle, often deceptively simple, but then a razor-sharp shoulder draws character into its veins. There is a Jaunty Girl, a Coy Girl, 3 Girl with Charms thrown with free care. Their dresses and tables are adorned with decoration and their characters with feisty sea creatures. There is no menace in their claws - just watch out for her in future. (Alice Bain)

46 The List 15 28 April 1988