Shape and Surface Until 25 May. Contemporary British makers of ceramics. textiles and jewellery come together in this exhibition selected by Joan Crosslcy-I Iolland.

Joan Eardley 4—29 June. Twenty-five years after her death. Scottish galleries are remembering one of Scotland's most important 20th century painters in commemorative exhibitions. At the Scottish Gallery both oils and pastels sketches show her most famous subjects— thc Catterline landscape of the east coast and the slum children with whom she had such a rapport in paint. During the festival. the Talbot Rice Gallery will be showing a major retrospective of Eardley‘s work.

Sandy Brown 4—29 June. Ceramics— a Welsh Arts Council touring show. Glasgow Print Studio Selection 4—29June. I SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery. Newtongrangc. Midlothian. 663 7519. Tue-Fri 10am—4.30pm; Sat ‘Sun Noon—5pm: Thurs late opening 6.30—8pm. The history of mining in Midlothian on a mining site.


Sculpture from Scotland Until 3(IJune in the Economist's Plaza. London. Six sculptures by Scottish artists have been sited in the grounds outside the Economist magazine building. ten storeys ofSixties block. This space is often used for sculpture by young Royal College students but it is the first time. thanksto the Scottish Sculpture Trust initiative. that it has hosted Scottish work. Interestingly. the six exhibitors are all women. not by design. but becattse the selectors found their work among the most inventive in the batch of slides on their books. Women were in fact in the minority before selection.

I STEP GALLERY Howe Street. 556 1613. Travels Home and Abroad Until 31 May. Step mount their first solo show with the work of Ian Cook in gouache.

I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tue-Sat Noon—6pm.

Behold the Man Until end June. Admission 50p (30p). The male nude comes under historic and social survey here as well as tapping into some of its more aesthetic aspects. Examples of the male body in photography go back to the 1840's and bring us up to date with work from the eighties. The exhibition will be shown in two parts (first beginning 7 May. second beginning 4 June.) It has been curated by Edinburgh photographer Alasdair Foster who has also written the text for the accompanying catalogue.

Illustrated Talk Thurs 26 May. 7.30pm.

£1 .50(non-members) £1 (members)75p (unwaged). Alasdair Foster. curator of the exhibition. will talk about the genesis

and ideas behind 'Behold the Man‘.

Open Forum Sun 12 June 2pm. Free. Speakers will set the ball rolling on the subject of ‘Behold the Man’. Andrew Brown (369 Gallery) Alasdair Foster (Curator) Roberta McGrath (Critic) and Halla Beloff (Critic) will take the floor. Film A number of films relating tothemes raised by the exhibition will be shown at the Filmhouse during May andJune. Films include Sebasrimte by Derek Jarman. Fellini's Saryricon and Muscle Beach.

I TALBOT RICE GALLERY Old College. University of Edinburgh. 667 101 I ext 4308. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm. Sun 2pm—5pm. Closed 18 April. 23. 24 May. Next exhibition will be:

One for the Road Opens 18 June. A major showing of Scottish tapestries which. after opening at the Talbot Rice will tour to Toronto. New York and Europe finishing at the V&A London.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place.

Showing the Coast Until 30 May. Screenprints. etchings and watercolours by Aidan Bremner. alias street performer and cabaret entertainer.

Visual Poetry 14—30 June. A poetry poster exhibition featuring the works ofAIex Neilson. The pop-art posters were designed by Annie O'Temro.

I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 5566366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm: Sat 10.30am—4pm.

Haswell Smith Until 28 May. Landscape and seascape by an Edinburgh artist.

I 359 GALLERY 209 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon—Sat Noon—5.30pm.

Education Exhibition see Central Library. The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney: The FirstTen Years Until 28 May. Nine artists. including photographer Richard Welsby. sculptor Ian Scott and painters Sylvia Wishart. Fiona Maclnnes and the director ofPier. Erland Brown. celebrate ten years of exhibition-making at the Pier Arts Centre in Orkney.

Artists irom Peacock 4—25 June. Artists. including Simon Fraser. Stuart McKenzie and Lennox Dunbar from Aberdeen‘s Peacock Printmakers. Also 369 artists Joyce Cairns. Rob McCarthy and Alan Watson.

I WARE ON EARTH 15 I-Iowe Street. 558 1276. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm: Sat 10am—4pm; Sundays by appointment. Sicilian Colours Until 10.Iune. An exhibition ofcontemporary Sicilian ceramics and paintings featuring the work of Elio Corrao and Mingari Rosario.

I W.A.S.P.S. GALLERY Patriothall. Hamilton Place (near Theatre Workshop) Tue—Sun l2.30—5.30pm.

No exhibitions this month as the galleryat WASPS is being used as a workshop over the next few weeks.

Joan Eardley this month at the Scottish Gallery. 'Edinburgh

Direct from Mayfest

Nine stunning drummers. musicians. dancers and acrobats

AMAMPONDO The Heartbeat of Africa

ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street, Edinburgh

Thursday 2nd Saturday 4th June : 8pm

Tickets: Thurs £3.50/£1.50 concession Fri Sat £4.00/.£2.00 concession

Available from Usher Hall Box Office 031228 1155 At door (on the night)

‘Exhilarating’ THE NEW YORK TIMES



BOX OFFICE: 031-557 2590

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