ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Julian Casado Until 1 Oct. Firstexhibition in Great Britain by this eminent Spanish painter. Once a priest. Casado left the church to marry and take up a post teaching religion at Madrid University. Since 1969 he has had solo shows around
the world and been awarded major prizes.
Sec panel. I NETHERBDW 43 Iligh Street. 5569579. Mon—Sat 10am—4.30pm Cafe. Forza Napoli by Simon Gooch Until 3 Sept. Paintings and drawings from Naples. ‘The only way to really capture the atmosphere of Naples would be to set up a hidden camera and just let it run.‘ saysGooch. His exhibition celebrates that eccentric. naturally theatrical city in ﬂowing. detailed. colourful style. John Crockett 1918-1986 Until 3 Sept. Artist and designer. Crockett was a multi-talented man fascinated with the theatre and dance. A Means oi Expression - Projects and Environmental Artworks 12 Sept— 15 ()ct. Kenny Munro is an Edinburgh artist who has worked on community projects. poetry/print collaborations and as a musician/performer. Inspired by Joseph Beuys. he describes himself as a communicator above all. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. Until 4 Sept hours extended to Mon—Sun 11am—7pm. Admission £2 (£1) includes both exhibitions. The following exhibitions have been organised by the Gallery of Modern Art: Picabia Until 4 Sept. Who is Picabia? Most artists know his name. but to many he is unfamiliar. Picabia is one of the founders ofthe Dada movement. He is French and he is introduced to the Edinburgh Festival as one of the most anarchic spirits in 20th century art. This is the first retrospective of his work in Britain since 1964. Unexpected. witty. playful and intelligent — Picabia demanded that his art be free. See for yourself. The R.S.A. has rarely looked better. The cafe and bookshop are well equipped and open to those without exhibition tickets and the exhibitions themselves are intriguing. Should be seen. The Magic Mirror- Dada and Surrealism Until 4 Sept. Picabia is joined bythc surrealists. In contrast to the joking master of Dada. a number of the artistsin this exhibition are known by a large public — Max Ernst. Magritte. Man Ray. Giacometti. Francis Bacon and Paolozzi number among them. The works shown all belong to one private collection and include surrealist books and periodicals. an important aspect of this 20th century movement. Concerts 3 Sept at 7.30pm. £2 on the door or from the exhibition desk. Satie. Debussy and Franck (phone 556 8921 for details). I ST MARY'S HALL St Mary's Street. Daily Ham—midnight. 226 7622 for info. Peter Millett and Cath Urquhart Until 3 Sept. Watercolours and photographs by two young artists in collaboration with the Oxford Theatre Group. I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 5566366. Mon-Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm. Mixed Exhibition Until 27 Aug. Recent paintings by Ethel Walker. silver and gold jewellery by Tony Newbery and silver and enamel jewellery by Judity Phibbs.
I BACKROOM GALLERY 42 London Street. 556 8329. Mon-Sat 9am—5pm.
East Coast Talent Until 4 Sept. Six young artists show in this delightful room in the
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‘back shop‘.A11are recent graduates of Dundee and Edinburgh colleges ofart. Graham Anderson makes 3-dimensions with his sculptural ceramics. Richard Couzins paints and constructs. Ruth Downie makes textiles and prints. Dannie McFie is a painter. Alastair Mack looks to Matisse for print inspiration and Jared Lee Taylor fashions jewellery. It’s a colourful selection for the festival.
I BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm.
McTaggart— Fergusson Until entl Sept. An exhibition of Scottish impressionism and post-impressionism.
I CHAPLAINCY CENTRE Bristo Square. 667 0214ext 1. Mon—Sat l0.30am—6.30pm. The Timeless image Until 3 Sept. tiditli Simon has exhibited at the Festival eleven times. This will be the twelfth. IIer sculpted paper works are truly original.
I CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm. Sat 9am—1pm.
SummerArtists In the Fine Art Library until end Sept. An exhibition of work by Scottish architects and artists Stuart Campbell. Ian Davidson. Richard Jaques and Ililary Oberlander and others.
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm. Sun4 Sept 2—5pm. Licensed cafe. [D]
Drawings by Robert Colquhoun Until 24 Sept. A cracking exhibition. (‘olquhoun was an inﬂuential Scottish artist whose work is held in the national collections. These drawings were commissioned by Oliver Bernard in 1959 when (‘olquhoun was living with another Scottish painter. Robert MacBryde. in London. Colquhoun produced the drawings. which include heads. birds. animals and circus figures. after a reluctant start. in a mere 48 hours. Thev have never been exhibited before.
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David Evans, Flying Colours, See Modern section
A ileld of cows chomp the watercolour green. A little group 01 caravans have spawned a community oi washing, dogs and camp-tires. A betting shop serves the remnants oi the Yellow Submarine mob in bell-bottoms. David Evans was an artist who let his imagination roll out in all kinds at company.
This is the first exhibition oi his work in Scotland and among the vivid colours and quirky landscapes it is sad to discover that Evans died this year tragically in a road accident. Planned beiore his death, this exhibition is the
Rodick Carmichael: The Aniipodean Decade 1978-1988 Until 10 Sept. Exhibition of works by this Edinburgh-born painter. who moved to Australia in 1974. It is his first major exhibition in Scotland since then. I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 I Iigh Street. 220 1260. Tue—Fri 12.30—5.30pm; Sat 10.30am—5.30pm. Artist lora Day Until 3 Sept. Membersol the Collective show work for a day. most ofthem also working in the gallery. Sept 1 — David Green. Recent Work: Sept 2 Martin Rainford. Paintings; Sept 3-— Gordon Boyd. Recent Work. Worth - Drawings and Contruction 10 Sept-- l ()ct. Drawing collages and constructions made over the past by Marion (‘outts I THE EDGE St Patrick's School. Drummond Street. Open all day and late bar. The Edge is billed as the fringe on the fringe. As well as cabaret. theatre and music the Edge has an all-day cafe and galleries for browsing. I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229931 1. Mon—Thurs “lam—8.30pm. Fri 10am—5pm. Sat 10am—4pm. See also Design and Craft section. Territory- New Work by Matthew Inglis Until Sept 3. An exhibition of new work produced during his recent residency at the Crawford Art Centre. St Andrews. Bizarre combinations of everyday objects. everything from stuffed birds. ray guns. foam-rubber. toy trees. gloves. waders. whip. Bible and oil paint amalgamate into images replete with iconoclastic irreverence and social comment. Make the trip upstairs to see this show. An Edition 01 VI Until 3 Sept. Recent work by six printrnakers. Recent Graduates Until 3 Sept. This year's graduates of Iidiburgh College of Art fill
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There is something oi Heath Robinson, something at Lowry in David Evans’ paintings. lie is an inventor oi scenes more than an interpreter and though trained in London, he retained a touch oi the naive, a disregard tor sophistication. The earliest painting here irom 1977, shows Evans’ at his most surrealistic. Plants twist in the toreground and scale, as in all his subsequent paintings, is something to be played with. Throughout the Eighties, his paintings abound with people and animals, comical and caricature. While shy and retiring himseli, Evans' painted a musical comedy out oi liie. (Alice Bain)
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I ENGLISH—SPEAKING UNION 22 Atholl Crescent. 229 1528. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Scottish Art '88 Until 3 Sept. Recent work by a number of artists including George Devlin. Vincent Butler. Margaret Malcolm and Charles McQueen.
Next exhibition opens in October.
I FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street. 5560305. Mon—Sat Illam—6pm.
Edinburgh . . . The Festival City Until 3Sept. The festive side of Iidinburgh by various artists and a selection of watercolours by James Watterston I Ierald.
I 44 LONDON STREET Dain Ilium—4pm. New Work LIntil 4 Sept. Work by Tony Cooper and Leila Galloway. young sculptors who moved to Iidinburgh in 1986. Both artists will be in residence throughottt the exhibition.
I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Beliord Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—-5pm. Ifntil 4 Sept hours are extended to .‘vlon—Sat l lam—6pm. Sun 1 1am—6pm. A free Festival Bus runs every half-hour between the National Galleries andother exhibition venues. |D| Cafe. The gallery's justly renowned cafe is open Mon—Sat 10.30am—4.30pm (lunches noon—2.30pm); Sun 2.30—4.30pm. See Modern section for detailsofother exhibitions.
The Eardley Archive Until 3 Sept. Lovely exhibition of small works by this major talent of 20th century Scottish art. marking the 25th anniversary of her death. Includes poignant details such as a Christmas card Iiardley made at the age of orin nine as well as many of herarresting and thoughtful sketches. A book on Iiardley will be published as part ofthe Scottish Masters series. price £2.95. See also'l‘albot Rice and Royal Scottish Academy.
Portraits oi Painters t'ntil 7 ()ct. Seven of the young bloods of the contemporary Scottish art scene are painted by Alexander Moffat. Ken (‘urrie stands with Diego Rivera at his side and Stephen Barclay cuts a dashing figure as the young aviator.
I GATEWAY GALLERY 2— 4 A bbeymount. 6610982. Iixhibitions Mon—Sat I0am—5pm.
Mat McCurdy Ifntil 3 Sept. A young Glasgow artist already showing in London and Berlin contributes to the last exhibition to be mounted at the Gateway. Due to lack of funds. the gallery plansto close early September.
Festival Exhibition Until 2 Sept. Prints and paintings by Barbara Robertson and others.
I HANOVER FINE ART 104 Hanover Street. 225 2450. Mon—Fri “lam—5.30pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
Festival Exhibition Until 6 Sept. Recent scascapes. landscapes and still life by west coast artists from ‘Gallery 8' in Largs. Also porcelain and stoneware by Anne Hughes. Jean McNeiil, Richard Neilson and Ronald Craig 1226’ Sept. I’aintings. Alsowood and stone sculpture by Kathleen I laldane. I HART STREET GALLERY I9 I lart Street. 5567069. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. General selection of paintings and prints
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