oi the Tent in Princes Street Gardens have proved that quality craft is best. This year artists and designers will be showing and selling jewellery. fabrics. knitwear. ceramics etc. Worth a browse.
I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 5566366. Mon—Fri l lam—6pm: Sat l().3()am—4pm.
Mixed Exhibition 8—27 Atig. Recent paintings by Iithel Walker. silver and gold jewellery by Tony Newbery and silver and enamel jewellery by .ludity Phibbs.
I HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street. 556 6585. Mon—Fri 9am—4.3(lpm. The Scots in Australia t'ntil end ()ct. See also National Library.
Feaslto Festival t.'ntil 23 Sept. The history ofentertainment is plundered with material from the Scottish Record archives and the lidinburgh Festival Society. In medieval times. religiousantl secular festivals were enjoyed by commoners in Scotland while the royals were entertained by organised performances. The popularity oftheatre grew in the 17th century in Scotland with music becoming a la mode during Victorian times. ('inema w as the 20th century's great breakthrough. reaching its height in the 4(l's and 50‘s. What happened next is happening now. A good exhibition to whet your appetite for the Festival.
I LAMB'S HOUSE Burgess Street. l.eith. 554 3131. Daily 2pm—Spm.
Leith on its Own l4~2ll Aug. l.eith Museum Trust presents a photographicexhibition which illustrates life when l.eith wasan independent burgh from 1833-1920.
I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND (ieorge IV Bridge. 2264531. Mon—Fri 9.3(lam--5pm: Sat 9.3(lam- lpm: Stm 2pm--5pm.
Scotland and Australia t'ntil 15 ()ct. Highly detailed. documentary style exhibition packed full of illuminating and quirky facts relating to the Scots in Australia. Rather dense to take in at one go but will repay repeated visits. A new book 'l'liu! Landuflixiles by Iiric Rieliardst l IMS() £5.95) has been published to coincide with the exhibition. See also IIM Register Ilotise.
I RIAS l5 Rutland Square. 22‘) 7205. Mon—Fri ‘).3llarn—5pm.
Glasgow‘s Great Exhibitions 15 Aug—22 Sept. An import from the west to tell the Festival folk just how (ilasgow has done it miles better over a century. The (ilasgow (iarden Festival (see (iarden Festival page) has a different ﬂavour but is out of the same commercial stable as all the others as you will see in this exhibition of souvenirs. photographs and programmes. I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND (‘hambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat lllam—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Cafe.
In the Shadow of Vesuvius 14 Aug- is Sept. Pompeii comes to Iidinburgh. Well. some of the objects from Pompeii come to Iidinburgh. For the Festival the Museum has gathered together pieces of Pompeii and llereulanaeum. many of which will be shown for the first time outside Naples. New Design and Architecture from Finland 11 Aug—l4 Sept. Furniture and high-tech -— what's new in Finland?
Aphrodite's Island: Art and Archaeology of
‘. Ancient Cyprus L'ntil 4 Sept. An evocative f exhibition about this gem ofthe
Mediterranean. with photographs and
i archaeological finds well displayed against sky-blue backdrops. Almost guaranteed
to send you straight to the travel agent to book your holiday there. The Discovery Room Until 21 Aug.
Mon-Sat 10am—4pm. Discoveries for every age and interest. Iincounterone of the world‘s deadliest creatures. investigate what is eating your garden. your woodwork and you. or perhaps try on a turban. If you are under lll years you must be accompanied by an adult. No booking required. Ilappy discoveries! Helmsdale Bowls Roman treasure found in a railway cutting displayed for the first time. From the first and second centuries Al) these bronze bowls were found neatly packed one within another Rtissian-doll style only a few feet below ground level. Owned by the Duke of Sutherland. they have been loaned to the museum for display and research.
New Shop Keeping in line with the major museums of the world. the Royal Museum has opened a much enlarged and professionally run shop with books. jewellery. pottery. toys and T-shirts.
I SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM lngliston (near lidinburgh Airport). 225 7534 for information. Mon-Fri Illam—-5pm.
Man and Beast t'ntil 3U Sept. The relationship between animals and their human keepers is examined in an exhibition of photographs and old farming equipment.
I SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria ('olliery . Newtongrangc. Midlothian. 663 251‘). Tue Fri
Illam-- 4.30pm; Sat ts Sun noon —5pm. Devoted to the history of miningin Midlotliian. built on a mining site.
A Century DI Coal A new photographic exhibition all about coal. one ofScotland's most important industries.
ITRDN KIRK l ligh Street. or»? loll Department ol Anatomy for info.
Death Masks and Life Masks of the Famous and Infamous l'ntil ‘) Sept. .lohn Keats. Samuel Johnson and Sir Walter Scott are some of the faces in this macabre but intriguingexhibition.
f I ASSEMBLY RDDMS 54 (ieorge Street
Afterthe Fall l2 Aug—3 Sept. Hand-painted I-sllirls by 2 local artists.
9 Punch at the Fringe 12 Aug» 3 Sept. The sharp and witty cartoons from a magazine
1 which has been in business for over 140
years. Heath. Tidy and Larry all included.
I FESTIVAL CLUB ('hambers Street.
Illam~ noon. 3pm 5pm for non—members. Illam—-2am for members of the Festival
(‘lub. ; Edinburgh International Cartoon Festival 14
Aug-3 Sept. 30p Admission. I.augh.l nearly cried. See if Iiuropc's funnies can get you giggling.
I SCOTSMAN STEPS North Bridge Market Street. Daily lllam-«6pm.
The Art of Politics 14-27 Aug. (‘artoons by Scottish and international artists spiral their way tip to .\'orth Bridge. Organised by Radical Scotland magazine.
I CENTRAL LIBRARY (ieorge I\' Bridge. 225 5584. Mon~Fri 9am—9pm. Sat
Tae Kwon Do l'ntil 20 Aug. Marshallingof the arts of self defence on the reference library staircase.
I CROSSWINDS COMMUNITY CENTRE. 2 Earl Grey Street. 229 0321. Mon—Fri 10am-5pm.
Whose Environment is it Anyway? 15 Aug—2 Sept. The environmental movement is
larger today than trade unions or political parties - it's a thought to reckon with. This exhibition shows the work of environmental groups throughout the country and canvasses for new recruits.
I CITY OBSERVATORY (‘alton I lill. 556 4365. Daily “lam—4.30pm.
Marion Mackintosh and Sarah Honeyman, Dpen Eye Gallery
The Open Eye Gallery has mastered the art of showing ceramics and paintings together. Their combinations rarely compete or collide and the festival exhibition this year is typically in tune. Two Scottish women artists show together. The atmosphere is pastel and domestic and while in no way connected outside the gallery, the art of painter Marion Mackintosh and jaunty heads by Sarah Honeyman live well together.
Mackintosh is aptly named. Her close growing trees and decorative portraits have something of the spirit of the big yin, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, with their dots and squares and careful colour. Her painting though, is quite unashamedly female. It has the sort but strictly patterned style of fair-isle — subtle colour change with the sudden dot of red amongst blue. Portraits of children are static and carefully mapped patterns, while a brown wood, the Owl Wood, has been painted lightly like a snail’s trail. Marion Mackintosh has perfected a decorative style which looks back to the early part of this century, the heyday of such painting in Scouand.
Sarah Honeyman’s pink heads are equally decorative and also functional. A pair of lovers, arms round each other, have cacti growing from their heads. Another pink-headed boy from the same family can be filled and poured. Yet more lovers fly around a bowl. There is a certain fascination with their grotesque cum attractive looks, the signature of Honeyman's work. They could be in a nightmare or a dream. I'm not sure where they belong and can only say that I would not like a cactus growing out of my head. (Alice Bain) See Dpen Eye Gallery under Scottish Art section for exhibition and venue information.
Edinburgh in Depth Until 2 ()ct. Admission £1 (50p). Start your tourofthe city here.
1 with magnificent panorama and 3-D colourshow.
I DANIEL SHACKLETON 17a Dundas
Street. 557 l l 15. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. Sat ltlam— I pm.
; Random Scots 1—15 Sept. A mini-history of Scotland and its people.
I EDINBURGH JEWISH COMMUNITY
CENTRE 4 Salisbury Road. 667 3144. Sun—Tl‘hurs noon—4pm. The Jewish Way of Life 14 Aug—l Sept. Just
3 asthetitle says. ‘ I HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM ('anongate. 557 1265.
17th Century Fair 13 Aug. 11am—5pm. A
l7th century open day with events and activities based on historical themes. Musicians. singers and a juggler for the children. (‘raft and craft demonstrations. I LEITH SCHOOL OF ART 25 North Junction Street. 556 4528 or 554 57M.
Two Iidinburgh art teachers open a new- venture which will cater for anyone wishing to take up the brush. ()peningin August with a week long course. the school will begin a full programme of courses and classes in October. School leavers and mature students who wish to build a portfolio for entry into Art College. day and evening classes for beginners and Saturday workshops for children will then be offered. For further information phone the above numbersor write to Mark and (’harlotte (‘heverton at 8 Brandon Terrace. (‘anonmills. lidinburgh IiI I3 5IiA.
I THE PEOPLE'S STORY (‘anongate ()pens later this year. Memorabilia of all kindsis sought for this new museum. devoted to all aspects of Iidinburgh life. (‘ontact llelen (‘lark or lilaine Finnie at the Social Ilistory Section. lluntly Ilouse Museum. 142(‘anongate. 225 2424 ext 6679 if you have anything tooffer.
I THEATRE ARTS CENTRE Davie Street. Mon—Fri lllam--5pm.
Education in the Arts 15—26 Aug. The arts in queation in Nottinghamshire. Photographs of young people enjoying the arts and examplesoftheir art work.
I OUEENSFERRY MUSEUM District (‘ouncil ()ffices. High Street. South ()ueensferry. 'I‘ue & Thurs only. till 25 Atigtist. 2.3(l—4.3(lpm. l.ocal history of ()ueensferry.
I SCOTTISH STONE AND BRASS RUBBING CENTRE'l‘rinity Apse. (‘halmers('lose. Iliin Street. lidinburgh. 10am—6pm Mon—Sat. Just reopened in its new home. the Trinity Apse the surviving remnant of a 15th century collegiate church. The (‘cntre's collection of replicas are moulded from ancient Pietish stones. rare Scottish (irasses and Medieval church brasses. materials for rubbings supplied by the centre.
I TALBOT RICE GALLERY ()ld ('ollege. liniversity of lidinburgh. 667 Ill] 1 ext 4308. Mon—Sat. ltlam—-5pm; Sun 2pm-—5pm.
Artist-in-Residence (‘losing date 12 Sept. Applications are invited for the 1988/89 artist-in-residence at [Edinburgh l'niversity. a post offered for the past three years and held by John Maclean. ('onrad Atkinson and Art in Ruins. Details can be obtained from the Personnel Office. 63 South Bridge. lidinburgh lil II US. Quote reference no. 7102.
I UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY Drummond Street. Mon—Fri “lam—4.30pm.
Geological Maps of the World 15—26 Aug. Maps can be lovely to look at as well as interpreting the lay of the land. This international exhibition looks at maps from all angles.
58 The List 12— 18 August 1988