AR'l‘ & EXHIBITIONS LIST
makes Ainsley Yule's contribution a highlight.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 59-15. For fiardley exhibition Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Stiri 2-~~5pm.
Joan Eardley l 'ntil 10 Sept. See under" Photography for this companion exhibition to that at the Talbot Rice(see below).
The Society of Scottish Artists 24 sepi~22 ()et Ll (511p) \drnission The Society of Scottish Artists was founded in 1S91 to ’represent the more :rtlx eriturous spirits in Se‘titllSIi .il l. Ami \t1 it title‘s still In this 9-1th year . they have introduced a further development. a performance day on 15 October.
I OUEEN'S HALL ( 'lerk Street. Box Office 668 2019. Mon Sat lllaniv-5prn. (.‘afe. Gwyneth Leech 1 'ntil Sept 3. ’l'hisyoung American artist based in (ilasgow has in recent years been looking at another famous litrropean festival ofa very different flavour and history to that of Edinburgh the \‘enie‘e(‘arnivalfl‘his exhibition of new work has taken her along another Italian route. her inspiration being ‘Dceameron‘ by Boccaccio
Linda Farquharsonr» Sept -1 ()ct. A first solo show for this Scottish artist. Linoprints with collage making up a medieval world anel a country garden.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN 552 7171. (iill‘tie‘lls Mon- Sat 9arn—sunset; Sun Ham-sunset. Plant houses and exhibitions (mounted in Inverleith House) Mon—Sat 10am 5pm: Stiri llarn~5pm. See also Photography section.
Rory McEwen1932—1982 The Botanical Paintings 1 'ntil 2 ()ct. An exhibition of L‘XqulSllL‘ beauty by an artist who. like Charles Rennie Mackintosh. turned tothe flower throughout his thirty-yearpainting career. (‘oupled with the gardens themselves. this major exhibition organised in conjunction with the Serpentine. London. is a delight not to be missed.
I ST ANNE'S COMMUNITY CENTRE 6 South Gray's Close. High Street. Mon—Sat Ilium—7.30pm.
Exhibition l'ntil 2 Sept. Paintings in all mediums.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm‘, Sat 9.30am—- 1 pm. See also Design and Past Masters sections.
James Morrison L'ntil 6 Sept. Last year. Morrison gave up his teaching post at Dundee College of Art to paint full time. He has since had an exhibition in Canada and has been w orking on Rannoch Moor. His current images include stack yards and standing stones in a fluid and distinctive style. See panel.
Fellm Egan - New Works 12 Sept—5 Oct. Painting and sculpture.
Belle Peinture 12 Sept—5 Oct. Major oils by 20th century Scottish artists.
Donald Wilkinson 12 Sept—5 Oct. Eigg and Elsewhere— prints.
I STEP GALLERY Howe Street.5561613. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm. Images of ltaly L'ntil 3 Sept. Paintings by Anne Mendelow and Alma Wolfson and sculpture by Lynn Wolfson. Three personal views of Italy with gentle. unpeopled streets by A. Wolfson and bright countryside from Mendelow.
I TALBOT RICE GALLERY Old College, University of Edinburgh. 667 1011 ext 4308. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm; Sun 2pm—5pm. Admission £1.50 for both venues (see also Royal Scottish Academy).
Joan Eardley Until 10 Sept. There have been a number of small exhibitionsthis year around Scotland to celebrate the work of Joan Eardley. who died too soon 25 years ago. This major retrospective
FESTIVAL ART ‘
Twenty One by Twenty One, Printmakers Workshop, Edinburgh This is not an exhibition to lift the spirits, though its original conception to celebrate 21 years of the gallery with prints by 21 artists is cheeriul enough.
By and large the vision oi life seems to waver between the cynical and the downright gloomy. Roy Wood's series at Bombastic Bushes look like doom-laden mushroom clouds, Peter Standen's St Paul’s Cathedral is decayed and half destroyed, Carmen Ambrozevich's The Beauty oi Birth is all about the screaming horrors oi the process and Marcus Rees Hoberts' Biuebeard has the huge head of a monster intrude into the picture frame above what look like the blood-spattered legs oi a human, and presumably his or her executioner.
Mostly, lthink there is a justifiable argument within the pictures, but some seem to be a bit sellvlndulgent, and taken as a whole, it makes for rather bleak viewing. (Sally Kinnes)
however has collected together the largest selection of her work seen for many years. The small Gorbals faces of children who
I, were her friends and the wild line ofthe Catterline coast are subjects ofEardley‘s which remain clear in memory. A book published by Mainstream and written by Cordelia Oliver. critic and friend of Eardley. accompanies the exhibition. price £9.95 paperback. £14.95 hardback. It contains many photographs of her work. her subjects and herself and is the first in-depth biographical work to be undertaken on this important Scottish artist. Photographs and smaller works are on display on the ground floor of the Royal Scottish Academy. flew Lorimer- Sculpture Until 10 Sept. A respected Scottish artist. the son of architect Robert Lorimer. His work is mainly figurative with strong, simple lines reminiscent of art nouveau and times past. Hew lives and works in a private wing at Kellie Castle where his family have taken holidays all his life. Hill of Tarvit, in the same district in Fife and not many miles away, was built by his father at the turn of the century and like Kellie. is now owned by the National Trust and open to the public. I 359 GALLERY 209 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon—Sat 10.30-5.30pm. Tenth Anniversary Exhibition Until 3 Sept. In its ten years of showing the work of Scottish artists. 369 has grown from a
low-beamed. stone walled. dinky gallery in the Royal Mile to a large ai t centre down the road in the ('owgate with two galleries. artists' studios. education facilities ariei an adjoining theatre. Andrew Brown. the founding director. is still in charge and the name .iti‘lltaken from the gallery's first address a \ cry New York thing to elo) is now well—established as a proinoterol yotriig tip-arid eorning talent IIHS C\IIII'111UII slirws the as... k t fillof those artists w Ito lias e sin 2y .. ‘.‘-'llIl the gallei y til the It i. veaw sir}.-. its inception
Standing Stones in ﬁnsepr ‘se .. by Leslie May ~\li|lei ( craniie' standing-stories bit hiin and suitable for I'Zdinbtirgh gardens
The Artists Choice ltl-ﬁtith Sept. Paintings and drawings selected by the .ihi) Artists group
I WARE ON EARTH l5 Howe Street 51s 1276.Mon~1iri Illai’n—tiprn; Sat
10am 4pm; Sundays by appointment Fiona Sutherland Lfiitil 3 Sept. Sculpture
I W.A.S.P.S. GALLERY l’atriothall. Hamilton Place (near lheatie Workshopi Mon-Sat 2—-6pm. WASPS have struck on a fast—moving exhibition progrannne showing the work of artists wor king III the studios above the gallery.
Week Four Until 3 Sept. Lynn Athens. Hazel Walker. ('laire Hellewell and Anne Forte.
WINE EMPORIUM 7 Devon i‘lae’c. .i-Ib l i i i Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. Sun 11am-5pm Vintage '88 L'ntil 3 Sept rivet-Jtiseottish artists have produced new wot k for this exhibition which ol'fcis a fit st prize of Ufil (given by Louis de Vernier (as a) Artists include Kate Downie. Reinhard Behre ns
DESIGN AND CRAFT
I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 (icor gc Street Dazzle Unti13 Sept iidlii--ilii(tiiighl. seven days a week. The jewellery group Daule- return to the Assembly Rooms for the sixth time. From their large selection of work by top-class designers. it is possible to select silver. gold. perspex and titanium — in fact. almost everything you can tw rsi into an earring or bend into a bangle Dazzle have sold to Lenny Henry (who is in town this year) Annie Leniiox and Paul McCartney. but with starting prices at 15. their goods are affordable to all.
I BACKRDOM GALLERY 42 London Street. 5568329. Mon—Sat 9am-5pm.
East Coast Talent LIntil 4 Sept. Six young artists show in this delightful room in the back shop. All are recent graduates of Dundee and Edinburgh colleges of art Graham Anderson makes .i-e‘limcnsions with his sculptural ceramics. Richard Couzins paints and constructs. Ruth Downie makes textiles and prints. Dannie McFie is a painter. Alastair Mack it ioks to Matisse for print inspiration and Jared Lee Taylor fashions jewellery. It's a colourful selection for the festival.
I COLERIDGE GALLERY 47b (ieorgc Street. 220 1305. Mon-OSat Wain—5.30pm.
This is the place to see contemporary British glass; the selection is always excellent and the gallery. recognising that glass is a tactile medium. has a very welcome policy of encouraging visitors to handle the pieces.
Festival Exhibition Until 3 Sept. Sculptural ceramics by Berenice Alcoek and contemporary glass by David Reekie (winner of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship 1988). John Ford and others. Also. unique
conteriipoiary jewellery by lllBritish jewellers including Martin Page.Iohn Hull and Rat e ii Maet ilashan and prints and paintings by Andrea Iana.
I DANISH INSTITUTE 3 Donne Terrace. 325 ~1S9. Mon I’ri 10am 5pm.
Per Arnoldi and Bo Boniils L'ntil leept. Pc'l .-\r noIdi is a designer of niulti-coloured furniture. buildings.
te \tile s sculpture and paintings. Here
it: we .~ 1 Es “i‘lj‘nllll-lt Ho lioitfils_hc s ’: s's.it .s rlii poster design
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1 he 1 eige is billed as the fringe onthe fringe As well as cabaret . theatre and intrsie the l'elge has an all day cafe and galleries -\llists.tle‘ welcometojointhe Iitige .Illtie'\I1lI‘ll sell their work at any time tlur mg the l esttval I'hc Iidge specialises in e'\pe‘i iiiieiil and innovation and rsa we 1i organised bunch Mtrralsby young artists brighten the old schoolstairs and the galleries upstairs hay e an ‘art Most of the artists
e” 'elnbrtnig are rceent graduate-sol I‘tilllt‘llluil t ollegc of Art Amongthose exhibiting this week are Darren Moore. Allan Ramsay. lorejuil Anderson. Sally li'rernan andlenny Pope 1:.xhibitions
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I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ARTI.auriston Plate-2399311. Mon-"I’htirs
loan. A illprn. I’ri 10am 5pm. Sat
Making It 1 ntil 3 Sept Ann Hartrec(ex Preseotc t iallei y . now Prescote Art and
I )e sign ) has organised this exhibition for ltle‘i'IIle'ittI I‘e'sllHlI Shehasbrought togeilie r the work of British (mainly Seottrsli ) designers. she has transformed lhc sculpture eotirt at the college intoa piazza hanging with silk and welcoming with trees and public seating. John Newton s lent see-rtrecentlyinKassel .lo,..m..tesorre end. while furniture by Stuart lltll t lily seats). benches byArthur Watson and a fountain by a recent trlasgow g. aduate continue the visual
de light else-where l he Art College is definitely wot th a visit this year.
Taccast lllli 3 Sept. ( ’ontemporary
tape stries from Sardinia based on ancient weaving techniques and designed by renow ned Italian architects. Bright and busy
Scottish—based Gwyneth Leech illustrates scenes from Boccaccio's Decameron. Soft terracotta oils compose her paintings like tapestries. busy with stories and colour. Beautiful widows. naughty monks and illicit love-makers too rude to describe frolic in these charming medieval scenes. Leech has captured both period and place in her delicious ‘Decameron'. See Queen’s Hell under Scottish section. (AB)
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