Paintings and wall hangings by residentsof Upper Springland Scottish (‘ouncil tor Spastics.

Mixed Exhibition 'I’hroughout July. Paintings by Marj Bond. Rosemary (‘attrell. Keyin Henderson. .Ianet Patterson. Jamie Rolland and cars ed driftwood and mused media sculpture by Kat (‘ampbell

I STILLS GALLERY “5 I Iigh Street. 557 ll-ill. Tue—Sat Noon opm.

Note: Stills is closed tor reno\ ation 23 July it Aug.

lCan Help 2 3tlJuly. I'rce. I’aul Reas‘ photographs look at w hat has become something ol a national pastime consumerism The title ‘I (‘an llelp‘. was picked up lrom a supermarket stall badge. TalltlllJuly "’3llpm. {I l5llp members and concessionsl I’aul Reastliscusses British documentary photography and its

ARTFUL USE OF NA l UHE A Visual Diary and Winter Harvest, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.

The best picture in this show oi work by Andy Goldsworthy is at a ball of holly held together by its own prickles photographed on Hampstead Heath on Christmas Eve. It’s a clever and witty piece at inn and it works becasue it uses, very simply, the definitive property of a holly leal.

The exhibition is in two parts; a visual diary, never belore seen in Scotland, with photographs and notes oi a project Goldsworthy undertook at Hampstead Heath in 1986 and ‘Winter Harvest’ which is in the lorm oi a large book, illustrated with photographs by Goldsworthy, commissioned by the Scottish Arts Council. The authorJohn John Fowles has written the introduction and edited the text— a conversation between himseli and Goldsworthy.

Goldsworthy's original training as a sculptor is very apparent throughout both shows and certainly all his photographs suggest a keen eye lor shape, surlace, texture and the different nature at materials. His method ol working is also evidently a slow and painstaking process, requiring patient hours oi sitting in the cold while he re-assembles dozens oi icicles into a ‘star’ by dropping water onto it and waiting lor it to lreeze and weld together (see illus). Pieces get ruined by changes at temperature or even dragged oil by children and their dog.

His results are certainly striking, thoughtful and unusual, but the concept quickly palls and the truly imaginative pieces in the collection are, I think, few and far between. (Sally Kinnes)

influences on the new generation of colour photographers today.

I TALBOT RICE GALLERY ()ld College. University of Edinburgh. 667 l0l lcxt 4308. Mon—Sat. lllam-5pm: Sun 2pm—5pm.

Loose Ends. Close Ties and Other Structures - Scottish Tapestry Now Until 3llJuly.

' (iimiottscolmtr. big bold imagesand vast

areas of closely worked fabric sing out in this spirited. y'igorotls and Very impressiye exhibition major showing ofSeottish tapestries which. alter its time at the Talbot Rice w ill tour to'l'oronto. New York and liurope finishing at the \'t&:\ London.

Hew Lorimer- Sculpture that lit Sept. A respected Scottish artist. the son of architect Robert I,orimer. His work is mainly tiguratiye with strong. simple lines reminiscent ot art nouy can and tirnespast. I lew liy es and works in a priy ate wittgat Kellie ( 'astle w here his lamily haye taken holidays all his life. Ilill of Ian it. in the same district in life and not many miles away . was built by his lather at the turnol the century and like Kellie. is now ow netl by the National Trust and open tothe public.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 I Iamilton Place. 32(t5435. Mon Sat Illam- 5pm. Edinburgh: DurViews Mon 4 July til I: Aug. I-‘ree. Iishibition of photographic work lrom women ol various ethnic backgrounds. led by Margaret (’lydesdale. a photography teacher at Drummond(‘ommunity High School. (‘o-ordinatcd by Neighl‘iourhood linglish 'l‘eaching And Adult Iiducation I'nit and the Roundabout International ('entre.

I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 55(th3lth. Mon- Hi i Iam«(tpm; Sat Ill.3llam---Ipltt.

Bryan Smith: Sea Coast and Harbour t'nttl 9 July . Seacoast and harbour. Recent acrylics. pastels and draw ings.

I 359 GALLERY 20‘) (‘ow gate. 335 3lll3. Mon—Sat Ill.3tl—5.3llpm. Tenth Anniversary Exhibition L'ntil 3 Sept. In its ten years ol showing the workol Scottish artists. 369 has grown from a lmy-beatned. stone-walled. dinky gallery in the Royal Mile to a large art centre dow n the road in the (‘owgate with two galleries. artists‘ studios. education facilities and an adjoining theatre. Andrew Brown. the founding director. is still in charge and the name 369(taken from the gallery's first address. a say New York thing to do) is now well-established as a promoter of young up-and-eoming talent.

This exhibition shows the work of 3llol‘ those artists who have shown with the gallery in the ten years since its inception. June Redfern. Ly's Hansen. Douglas Thomson and Joyce Cairns are some of the names which stand out in the list. Studio Floor Gallery Three artists working at 369 show recent paintings - Rose Frain. Rob McCarthy and Robert Maclaurin.

I WARE ON EARTH l5 Howe Street. 558 1276. Mon—Fri Illam-bpm: Sat 10am—4pm; Sunday's by appointment. Ceramics L'ntil 9 July. First solo show by Julian Dingle. a young potter who uses Spanish-sly le Majolica glazes.

I W.A.S.P.S. GALLERY I’atriothall. Hamilton Place (near Theatre Workshop) Tue—Sun l2.3ll—5.3llpm. Noexhibitionsat present as the gallery at WASPS isbeing used as a workshop over the next few weeks.


I ABERDEEN ART GALLERY Schoolhill 022-1 64633.

Paul Cosgrove Daily openings.

I ANCRUM GALLERY (3 miles north of Jedburgh on the A68) 08353 340.

I AULO KIRK MUSEUM ('ow'gate. Kirkintilloch.(l-il 775 l 185. Tue.Thurs. Fri 2-5pm. Sat 10am—1pm. and 2—5pm. Come into the Garden Limit 20 August

I EOEN COURT THEATRE Inverness. Danish Graphic Art L'ntil 6Aug.

. . I I: lCan Help, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh There is a school of thought which suggests that whereas the favourite entertainment at the 19303 was lilms, and Art Deco cinemas were built all overthe country, in the 1980s the prime leisure activity is shopping and sprawling supermarkets and the ubiquitous shopping malls are where our society is best rellected.

This is the theme photographer Paul fleas takes up and his camera observes countless shoppers in relentless pursuit of all that can be packed into a supermarket trolley. The trouble is, he seems to have little to add to the debate.

His style is very much in keeping with his subject. His pictures look abrupt, even rushed and they are big, brash and colourtul, rather like the experience oi supermarket shopping


itselt. Bold colours, lots of them, and brightly lit stores are, it seems, what sells good.

Reas looks for naturally occurring ironies to sum up his theme, like a baby wedged into a supermarket trolley stuffed with pre-packaged meat, or, in one of his best pictures, an entire lamily— Mum, Dad, toddler and baby— stare in wide-eyed and rapt attention at a salesman.

It adds up to a lair critique ot contemporary life and lew could disagree with his point ol view. It‘s just that you feel it has already been said manytimes belore. (Sally Kinnes) Paul Reas will give an illustrated talk entitled ‘Exorcising the Five Legged Dog‘ discussing the history and inlluence of British documentary photography on 20 July, 7.30pm, Stills Gallery. 21 members (50p concs).

Contemporary graphics from Denmark. June RBDIBTD L'ntil (1.41111. New work by this powerful figuratiy e painter from life. I INVERNESS PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP Soulisquoy Printmakers A touring exhibition of prints from Soulisquoy. ()rkney'. the L'ls"s most northerly- printmakers workshop. which celebrates itsfilth anniyersary thisyear.







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