ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF
JOHN MUIR WOOD
l Queen Street ~ Edinburgh - NATIONAL GALLERIES OI"
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5 August to 5 Novetnber - during the Festival open Monday to Saturday 10-6 8r Sunday ll-6 ~ at other times
10-5 Sr 2-5 - admission £1 (concessions free)
1932-1982 THE BOTANICAL PAINTINGS
a major retrospective exhibition INVICRLICI'I‘II II()L'SIC ROYAL BO'I‘ANIC GARDEN, EDINBURGH
i3 August—2 October Mon-Sat 10—5, Sun 11-5
JAMES MORRISON, ARSA, RSW, D.Univ. FROM EAST TO WEST New Paintings from Scotland and Canada
RAEBURN PINXIT Mezzotint Engravings after Sir Henry Raeburn BREON O’CASEY Jewellery. Weaving, Constructions PETER HAYES Ceramics
12 August—6 September
1 Mon — Fri I? 9am—5.30pm Sat 9.30am - 5pm
94 George Street Edinburgh 03] 225 5955
Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow
MAC KIN TOSH AND OTHERS Aspects of The George Smith Collection 8 June — 8 October
Mon—Fri 9.30am-5pm; Sat 9.30am-lpm Admission Free Tel: 041 330 5431 (Closed 23 - 26 September)
interest lies in the history and geography of Naples rather thati fine art. Atnongthe artists represented (most of them little known in this country) are (iittseppe Bonito and Carlo ('oppola. I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street. 2263173 Mon-Fri 1(Iatn-~-5pm The Foreign Wanderer in the Kingdom olthe Two Slcilies Until 4 Sept. An appropriately fine and specialist exhibition for the Italian Institute’s large new premises. Rare books. paintings and engravings from the 18th and 19th centttries. illustrating the impressions of foreign travellers to Southern Italy. I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 5568921. Mon—Sat 1(1am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. From 1-1Aug «1 Sept hours extended to Mon—Sat Illain-~6pni; Sun 1 1—6pm. A free Festival Bus runs every half-hour between the National Galleries and other exhibition venues. Pietro Longhi L'ntil 4 Sept. An Italian theme exhibition by an artist working in the 18th century. Fourteen paintings show the Venetian middle classes at the coffee shop. in the gaming rooms and enthralled with a street-side Punch and Judy show. Compare these naive pictttres with the grand style of Tiepolo elsewhere in the gallery (if you cart find them amongthe new red felt walls). They were contemporaries in Venice. 100 Master Drawings lrom the Permanent Collection Until 23 ()ct. Inaugural exhibition ofthe new gallery (to the rearof the main galleries) devoted to Prints and Drawings: one hundred drawings from the permanent collection. shown in two hatchesof51) (seCond selection now on). A complete understanding of draughtsmanship lay behind the work of the old masters and this is beautifully illustrated here in work by Rembrandt. Claude. Piranesi and many others. Redecorations The rcdecoration programme. begun with one red room last year. is finished just in time for the Festival — plum felt on the walls and plush moss underfoot — like an overgrown smoking room. A controversial move. the new gallery has caused a love/hate sensation. Last week we published just a few of the comments the new galleries have prompted. Here's another from a younger reader Christopher Davidson (aged 9) '1‘“ pass on the pink room. [like the heads(the Albacini busts). They look like they‘re sleeping. I like this rootn too (the Poussin Room) — I like the seats and the lightsand the paintings have extreme action. The thing I like about this place is that you find new words like allegory and baptism. ‘ The red walls did not seem to make much impression to this young visitor! I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 (ieorge Street. 225 5955. Mon— Fri 9atn—5.3()pm; Sat 9.30am— 1 pm. See also Scottish and Design sections. Raeburn Pinxlt l1 ntil 6 Sept. A small exhibition of engravings after the work of Sir Henry Raeburn. I TOM FIDELO 49 (‘umberland Street. 557 2444. Mon—Sat 2--6pm. PaIntings. Works of Art L'ntil 3 Sept. A selection of 18th—2llth century works.
I DANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE 3 Doune Terrace. 225 7189. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. Per Arnoldi/Bo Bonlils L'ntil 16 Sept. Two Danish poster artists. See Design section for details.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 931 I. Mon-Sun 1(1am—5pm. The Impact of Scotland Ifntil 3 Sept. John Schueler and Daniel Lang. twoartists frotn New York who have strong links with Scotland and who have both been inspired by Scottish Landscape.
Royal College of Art L'ntil 3 Sept. A selection of work from this well-known London art college.
I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 6776. Tue—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 1(Iain- 1 pm.
David Evans L'ntil 28 Sept. Vivid watercolours by a Suffolk artist. It is the first ever Scottish exhibition of his work and follows his untimely death this year. I FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph ('rescent. 225 5633. Mon-Fri 9.3(1am— 1pm and 2--5.3()pm.
Maurice Denis et L'ltalie tintil 9 Sept. Delicate watercolours of Italy by a French artist.
I FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat Ilium—5.30pm; Sun 1.3IIptn—-5.3(Ipm. Licensed cafe.
Jack Goldstein ITntil 25 Sept. (‘anadian artist Jack (ioldstcin looks to the light of the sky and space for inspiration. Skies are big in ('anada and electric storms are not uncommon. It is always a surprise tosee the work of a North American. a continent with whom we share so much. and find it so foreign. (ioldstein batters the eyes with psychedelic sunbursts and ﬂuorescent frames with precision. While itnpressively executed and undoubtedly spectacular. these paintings are ultimately lonely and coolly urban. made for science fiction meditation against the Manhattan jungle. I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 5568921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2~5pm. L'ntil 4 Sept hours are extended to Mom Sun 1 1am—6pm. A free Festival Bus runs every half-hour between the National (ialleries and other exhibition venues. [D] (‘afe. The gallery's justly renowned cafe is open Mon—Sat l().3()am—4.3l)pm (lunches noon—2.30pm). Sun 2.3()—4.3()pm. See Scottish section for details ofother exhibitions.
Lucian Freud: Paintings 1947-1987 Until 16 ()ct. £1 50p. Freud's reality can be shocking. A naked woman sleepson the old cottch in Freud's studio her breasts bursting with weight and etched with veins. A most beautiful
exhibition of paintings (part ofthe Hayward (iallery. London show). Don't miss it.
Six Paintings by Francis Bacon Throughout the summer. This room oftnasterful Bacons enters into wonderfully appropriate comparisons with the work of Freud next door. The two paintersare friends as well as contemporaries — in the Freud catalogue you will see an early drawing by Freud of the young Bacon. Daylight plays on Freud while Bacon‘s room has the blinds down — the stage for the two painters has been set with sensitivity by the GMA.
I GREYFRIARS KIRK HOUSE (‘andlemaker Row. Daily IUam—Ipm.
Illustrators Artwork Until 3 Sept. One million reproductions for £1 each as well as limited editions.
I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Mon—Sat “lam—4.30pm.
42The List 2 ~ 15 September 1988