ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
I FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street. 5560305. Mon—Sat Ilium-6pm.
General selection of 18th, 19th and 20th century paintings and watercolours.
I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 2256776. Tue—Fri l lam—6pm: Sat 10am-1pm.
Mixed SIIDW Until end May. Scottish artists in this friendly gallery.
I FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366 Mon-Fri 9.3tiam— 1 pm and 2pm—5.3tlpm. Closed 25 Mar—ll April.
Le Nu Au Masculin Until ltlJune. In conjunction with ‘Behold the Man' an exhibition of the male nude in photography at Stills Gallery. the French Institute is presenting an exhibition of photographs by six contemporary French-speaking photographers all of whom have a print in ‘Behold the Man’. Talk I June at 6.30pm. Free. Richard Demarco discusses La Quete de la Realite in cartoons. painting and sculpture ofthe Sixties.
I FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. Tue-Sat [Ham—5.30pm: Sun l.3llpm—5.3tlpm. Licensed cafe. Open Exhibition Until 5 June. The first open exhibition originated by the Fruitmarket's new director Fiona MBCICOd- See panel. I GALLERY OF MODERN ART IJeIford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat ltlam—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. Restaurant. II)| The Eardley Archive l'ntil 3 Sept. l.ast year. Mrs P.M. Black. Joan Iiardley's sister gave the gallery nearly 250 sketches by the artist who captured the spirit ofthe Catterline landscape as perfectly as the crooked little faces of (iorbals‘ urchins. An exhibition of some of this work will be displayed in comtnemoration of the artist's death 25 years ago. A book (Joan Eardley £2.95) is to be published as part of the Scottish Masters series.
LOVELIEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR MIDSUMMER BALL IS AN
AVANT GARDEN on Sat. |8th June ’88 at The Briggait Centre Clyde Street Glasgow from 9pm-4am
Tickets — £|2.50 PRESENTED BY FRIENDS OF THE GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 22 KING STREET, GLASGOW 04l-552 0704
48 The List 27 May— 9 June 1988
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh You cannot help but feel there is a world of difference between the way men and women choose to paint themselves and each other in the Royal Scottish Academy’s 162nd annual exhibition. With remarkable frequency
stereotyped images emerge. We do not I
need to be told for example that the picture of a girl in a white slip, one thin shoulder strap slipping from her shoulder, is by a man, any more than we need to be told that ‘Birthday’, which shows a woman holding a baby over her shoulder on its first birthday, is by a woman.
In Room V there are three pictures of women by men, all painted in the formally romanticised manner of the 19th century. Each woman is wrapped in a dark enveloping background and though they took formidable and impressive, they hardly look contemporary. David Donaldson's Sketch for Tam D’Shanter in the same room picks as the dominant image not the drunkeness and ghostly spirits which haunt Burns’ poem, but a dewy eyed girl dressed in baby blue.
It is a far cry from Joyce Cairns' picture, The Last Supper in Footdee, in Room Ill. It's a picture about appetite and everyone seems bent on eating someone or something else. The shellfish that are being devoured still have their eyes intact and the whole scene is tinged with a sea-sick green, as though the assembled are drunk not with pleasure but with appetite. The waitress in the centre is completely indifferent to the advances of a determined sailor but like the other waitress, exiting felt, she does at least know the score. It’s more than can be said for the woman in the adjacent picture of a reclining figure by David McClure. She is naked, passive, decorative and colourful and the predominant impression is one of availability. (Sally Kinnes)
I GATEWAY GALLERY 2—-l Abbeymount. 66] 0982. Mon—Sat Exhibitions Mon-Sat ltlam—5pm. Restaurant.
Richard Cotverson, 23 + 1 U ntil end May. An exhibition of photography.
Peter Mann Until 31 May. Paintingsand drawings.
NealWhite Until 31 May. Paintingsand drawings.
I GALERIE MIRAGES The Lane . 46a Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. 315 2603. Mon—Sat Ilium-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Closed Wed.
Shibui-Decorative Arts of Japan Until la .lune. Iixhibition and sale ofprints. pottery. laquerware. baskets. costumes and textiles.
I GLADSTONE'S LAND Lawnmarket. 226
5856 or 226 5922. Mon—Sat “lam—4.30pm:
I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street 5566tl2ll'l‘ue—l-‘ri l lam-5pm: Sat ltlam— l pm.
Sculpture and Works on Paper Until 28 May. Work by artists (most have shown with the (iMG before) including lan Hamilton Finlay. Linda 'l'aylor. Tracy Mackenna. Ulrich Ruckrcim and Robert Marigold.
I HANOVER FINE ART Ill-l Hanover Street . 225 2450. Mon—Fri “lam—5.30pm; Sat ltlam-4pm.
7 Artists of Edinburgh 30 May-7 June. Work by these Edinburgh painters along with ceramics by Iiricka Kinnear.
I HART STREET GALLERY 219 Hart Street. 5567069. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat ltlam— l pm.
General display ofoils. waterColours and prints. The gallery also operates a framing
I HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street. 556 6585. Mon—Fri 9am—4.3l)pm. The Scots in Australia Until end ()ct.
I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 2a Melville Crescent 226 3 I 73 Mon—Fl i lllam—5pm (closed l—2pm ).
Pasquale Santoro Until 31 May. Etchings and drawings by an artist inspired by 'The Four ()uartets‘ by T.S. Eliot.
I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street Lane.
Gordon Bryce Until 28 May. Recent works (mostly landscape and still life) by the Head of Gray‘s School of Art. Aberdeen. Royal Academy Artists 6 J uric—2 July. A group show by RA's including Victor Pasmore. Anthony Eyton and Michael Rothenstein.
I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4 l 5]. Mon— Fri 9am—6pm; Sat ltlam— l pm.
General display until next exhibition ‘Thorburn‘s Scotland‘ which opens 20 July.
I MARTINS 7” Rose Street North Lane. 225 3106.
Lynn Comb Until end May. An exhibition of paintings and textile design by a young artist. Martins keeps restaurant hours and the paintings are on show to patrons at lunch and dinner times.
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 S921 .Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Turner's Illustrations to the Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell Until 3t May. A setof brilliantly coloured watercolours add to the gallery's already rich collection of watcrcolours by this English master. They will be exhibited this year in April. but will join the Vaughan Bequest paintings in January for future annual showings. Robert Herdman RSA1829—1888 Until 20 June. An exhibition to mark the centenary of a 19th century Scottish artist previously overshadowed by his contemporaries. 100 Master Drawings from the Permanent Collection Until 23 Oct. The new gallery for works on paper is opened with a splash of the best in the collection. The first 50 will be shown until July. the second 50 from August.
Redecoralions and Restrictions Until the
end of June. the redecoration 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 George IV Bridge. 2264531. Mon-Fri 9.3(lam—5pm; Sat 9.30am-lpm: Sun 2pm-5pm.
Scotland and Australia 3 June— 15 ()ct. Since Australia's foundation 200 years ago. Scots have always been involved in the new country. And still. the traffic between relatives in the two countries is strong and regular. This exhibition looks at historic links as part of the bicentennial celebrations.
I NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 5569579. Mon—Sat loam-4.30pm and evenings when performances. Cafe.
Artists and the Bible Until 28 May. Sax Shaw. John Muafangejo. Ronald Rae and Lottie Cheverton.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 “)2”. Mon—Fri lliam—6pszat 10am—4pm.
The following exhibitions run until 2June. William Crosbie Paintings and watercolours.
Anna Lambert Recent ceramics.
Alexandra Coppen Jewellery.
The following will run from 4—23June. Summer Show Contemporary Scottish paintings
Sue White-Oaks Copper Metal Sculpture Alexandra Coppen Jewellery
I THE PEOPLE'S STORY
A new museum for Edinburgh openingin the Canongate towards the end ofthe year. is appealing for additions to its collection. Based on the life of the city itself. its industry. political activitiesand social character. the museum will coverall aspects of the history of Edinburgh through the stories and belongings ofthe inhabitants. The organisers are looking for all kinds of memorabilia — tools. clothes. trade union records. badges. photographs. Famin stories about the city‘s past are also welcomed. Contact Helen Clark or Elaine Finnie at the Social History Section. Huntly House Museum. 142 Canongate. 225 2424 ext 6679 ifyou have anything to offer.
I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 892l . Mon7Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. Masterpieces from the Edinburgh Photographic Society Collection From 7 May. A selection from the ItXXJitems given recently to the national collection after lying 50 years unseen in a bank vault.