ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
to the show at the Fruitmarket. following the major exhibition of Freud's work at the Hayward. London. Nearly all ofthe 40 paintings were included in the London show and this will be a welcome and important chance to see so much of Freud's work together. See also Fruitmarket (iallery and panel.
Six Paintings by Francis Bacon Throughout the summer. A roomful of Bacons. on loan to the gallery for the summer. Thoughtful and provocative.
Roont 1? closed for re-decoration. Workshops: 20th Century Portraits Wed 29. Last in this series of workshops tostudy and draw pictures in the gallery‘s collection. Anyone welcome bttt please book in advance. Tel 556 8921 ext 219.
In the Gallery Garden Mondays Illam—noon throughout Jtily. Young visitors aged 7 to H years are invited to take part in a mural project which will place the gallery in art imaginary setting. Tel above no. for further details and to book in advance:
also see Kids Page.
I GATEWAY GALLERY 2—4 Abbeymount. not 0982. Exhibitions Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Restaurant.
Three Printmakers from Borderline Until 25 June. Three printmakers whose work deals with social issues front the printmakers workshop. Borderline in Staffordshire.
AIDS (and nobody wants to know) S—3l July. Fourteen pastel drawings by Diana Constance. an American artist. now working in London. Initiated by the People's (iallery. Camden. London. There will also be a one day event on S July. Ham—5pm. on the theme Working Together. with several speakers from London and Iidinburgh who are involved in the AIDS field.
I GLADSTONE'S LAND Lawnmarket. 22h 5856 or 226 5922. Mon-Sat Ilium—4.30pm; Sun 2---I.30pm.
Tapestries and drawings by ('lare (‘oy-le & Ingrid Arthur and Wood Engravings by
ANDY GOLDSWORTHY GEORGE WYLLIE-’OASIS’ A GARDEN IN THE DESERT THE BOTANICAL CABINET
0 INVERLEITH HOUSE 0 ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH 0 throughout July 0
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The Fruitmarket Gallery 29 Market Street. Edinburgh EH] ll)l*‘ Telephone ()3 1-225 233%
Subsidised by the Scottisri Arts COur‘C
Katherine Lindsley. Until 24 June. Work by contemporary Seottish artists. I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY I 5 Scotland Street 556 (1020 'l‘ue-l-‘ri 11am—5pm: Sat 10am—1pm. Scultpure and works on Paper tintil end of June. lttcludes work by Ian I lamilton Finlay. Linda Taylor. Tracy Mackenna. I'lrich Ruckreint and Robert Marigold. I HANOVER FINE ART 104 l Ianoy er Street. 225 2450. Mon—Iri Illam 5.30pm; Sat 10am-4pm. Recent Paintings by Jan and John Fisherand Steven Proudfool with marble sculpture by Mike Cairncross t'ntil 4 .luly. I HART STREET GALLERY I9 I lart Street. 5567069. Mon-Sat lllam~bpm. Three Printmakers I 'ntil 2 .lttly. l.inoeuts by ('hristina lilsworth. Aquatints by Lyn Pyatt and Wood Iingravings by Angela I.emaire. first exhibition by this small. basement gallery in the New Town. l-‘raming service offered. I HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street. 556 (i585. Mon— l'ri9am-—-l.30pm. The Scots in Australia tintil end ()ct. See also National Library. I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 2a Melville (‘resccnt 2263173 Mon-I’ri 10am - 5pm (closed 1-2pm ). Pasquale Santoro Probably until end of June. bttt check with venue. Iitchingsand drawings inspired by TS. liliot's Four Quarters I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northttntberland Street Lane. 557 545-1. Mon - Sat 10am 4.30pm. Royal Academy Artists t “mil 2 July . An impressive selection of artists from the Royal Academy. London. attd their President. Roger de (irey. Includes work by William Bowyer. Anthony Iiyton. Michael Rothenstein. Sonia Lawson and Victor Passmore. I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY b7 ( ieorge Street. 226415]. Mon» I-"ri 9am-6pm; Sat 10am ~lpm. (ieneral display until next exhibition Thorburn's Scotland which opens 20July.
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 S921 .Mon—Sat l0am-5pm: Sun 2—5pm.
100 Master Drawings from the Permanent Collection L'ntil 23 ()ct. Inaugural exhibition oftlte new gallery devoted to Prints and Drawings is one hundred drawings from the permanent collection. show it in two batches of 50 i first selection on view until end ofJuly. ) A complete understanding of draughtsmanship lay behind the work of the old masters artd this is beautifully illustrated ltere in work by Rembrandt. (‘laude and l’irztitesi and many others.
Redecorations and Restrictions l 'ntil the end of .lune. the redecoration programme. begun with the red room last year. will continue in the main groundfloor galleries. The idea is to recall the spiritof the period in which the gallery w as bttilt and its architect Sir William Playfair.
I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND (ieorge IV Bridge. 22b 453 I. Mon- Fri 9.,‘sllam»-5pttt; Sat 9.30amv lpm; Stm 2pm-«5pm.
Scotland and Australia t'ntil l5 ( )ct. Highly detailed. documentary style exhibition packed full of illuminating and quirky facts relating to the Scots in .-\ustralia. Rather dense to take in at one go but will repay repeated visits. A new book 'I‘ltul 1.0m! UH‘Ixi/cs by liric Richards( l IMSO £5.95) ltas been published to coincide with the exhibition. See also 1 IM Register Home
I NETHERBOW 43 l ligh Street. 5569579. Mon Sat 10am 4.30pm andevenings when performances. (ale.
Crescent Weavers t'ntil 2o .lune. Small tapestries.
Landscape Photography by Roger Lee t not 2.luly.
Gladys Hill I'ntil end ofJune. Abstract paintings on view in the restaurant.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 (‘umberland Place. 557 1020. Mon-Fri l0am bpm. Sat 10am-4pm.
Dorothy Park: Weslem paints Eastern 25
LIFE’S RICH TAPESTRY
Loose Ends, Close Ties and Other Structures, Talbot Rice Gallery. Edinburgh.
Glorious colour, big bold images and vast areas of closely worked fabric sing out in this spirited. vigorous and very impressive show. It‘s subtitled Scottish Tapestry Now and all the work comes from students, or former students of the Tapestry Department at Edinburgh College of Art. Many have gone on to work in a textile-related discipline and their mixed media scultpures or reliefs are also included. But it is the tapestries which stand head and shoulders above everything else.
In some respects, working in tapestry seems deliberately anachronistic. It isn’t a spontaneous medium; it’s a very detailed, painstaking process in which the designs are worked out first on paper. The biggest difficulty— and this surely must he the major obstacle to the survival of tapestry as a challenging and inspiring artistic medium — is that you feel that the images would work just as well as paintings or prints, or even that they are imitating painting, albeit with astonishing skill.
Yet for all that, tapestry is a very sympathetic and adaptable medium and there is something very attractive about a big area of woven fabric beautifully made, which mixes textures and colours so carefully. And tapestry
can work on a scale that printmaking at least cannot approach. Amanda Gizzi's big, figurative pictures (see illus) depend for their effect on strong outlines and sharp contrasts in the same way that a woodcut or print does. Yet they work on a scale - 6ft x 3ft — which woodcuts couldn‘t, and it is here that tapestry really begins to come into its own. (Sally Kinnes)
54 The List 24 June — 7 July 1988