ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
I CITY CAFE 19 Blair Street. 2200125. Noon-2am.
Gavin Evans Until 30 Sept. Edinburgh's hot-spot for artists and the like takes tothe exhibition circuit with an exhibition of photographs.
I FESTIVAL CLUB Chambers Street. 10am—noon. 3pm—5pm for non—members. 10am—2am for members ofthe Festival Club.
Body and Soul Until .3 Sept. 30p Admission. Marc Marnie. photographer for Platform Jazz in Edinburgh. takes shots at some of the great in Jazz. — Carol Kidd. Charlie Iladcn. Lazy Lester. Tommy Smith and others.
I FILMHOUSE I..othian Road. 228 6382. Mon—Sat noon— 1 1pm; Sun 6.30—11pm. Licensed rest.
Nick Price lfntil end Sept. A month-long trek through the remote mountainsof Nepal resulted in this groupof photographs from an Edinburgh-based photographer. All proceeds from sales goes to UNICEF.
I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street 556 602(1'l‘ue—Fri 1 lam--5pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
Dreaming the Gokstadf-Northem Lands and Islands—Recent Work by the adopted American photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper Until 17 Sept.
The exhibition which looks at the silences and emptiness of Northern landsincluding Scotland. Ireland. Iceland and Norway. I KNEALE AND RUSSELL ARCHITECTS 31 Alva Street. Info 556-1017. Mon~Sat 10am—4pm. Appearances Until 2 Sept. Scottish photographer Andy Wiener has a strange way oflooking at life. but it hits home with a punch. Should be seen.
I MERCHANT'S HALL 22 I lanover Street. Mon-Sat “lam—8pm.
lntemational Photography Until 3 Sept. Admission £1.Childrcn under 12 free. The Edinburgh Photographic Society put together their 126th exhibition ofpictorial photography.
I OLD FRINGE OFFICE l7011igh Street. Daily “lam—5.30pm. Colin Baxter Until 3 Sept. Work by the man who changed the face of the Scottish postcard. Colin Baxter.
I PORTFOLIO GALLERY AT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 191 1. Tues—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm. Rtllh Stirling Until 3 Sept. Photographs by a Scottish photographer from her experiences as artist-in-residcnce at the Marine Station on Cumbrae. This exhibition marks the opening ofthe Photography Workshop which offers darkroom facilities. advice for young photographers. classes. workshops and talks. The workshop has also started its practical activities using the new dark room facilities. Recommended.
Open Land 9 Sept—8 Oct. Open landscape exhibition selected by Thomas Joshua Cooper featuring work by photographers who have not previously shown in Edinburgh. The exhibition will be shown in two parts.
Studio Portraiture Workshop Sat 17 Sept. 9.30am—6pm. £32.50 (members/unwaged. £40 non-members. With Pradip Malde. The workshop will be held at Napier College. Contact the gallery for details and reservations.
Studio Still Life - A Fine Art Approach Sun 18 Sept. With photographer Pradip Malde. This workshop will also be held at Napier College. Contact the gallery for details. Weekend Residential Landscape Workshop 7.8.9 Oct. £90 (members, unwaged)£105 (non-members) The fee includes meals and accomodation. This weekend workshop will be held at Hospitalfield House near Arbroath and will explore the surrounding landscape with Thomas
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Joshua Cooper (see Graeme Murray Gallery for details of his latest exhibition). Bring your own camera and film. ()ther processing and printing materials provided. Contact the gallery for reservations and further details. I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat liiam—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. From 14 Aug to 4 Sept hours are extended to Mon—Sat 10am—6pm: Sun I lam-6pm. A free Festival Bus runs every half-hour between the National Galleries and other exhibition venues. John Muir Wood 1805-1892 L'ntil 5 Nov. £1 Admission. John Muir Wood is a find. A musician who took to photography in the 1840's and 50‘s. his photographs are both remarkably beautiful and ahead oftheir time. His work was lost to both publicand the world ofcxpcrts. but in 1986 his descendants gave nearly 100() photographs to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. which in recent years has built and is still adding to a wonderful collection and archive. 200 ofthe finest images are shown at this year’s festival for the first time. Masterpieces from the Edinburgh Photographic Society Collection Until 11 Sept. A small but pleasing exhibition of work by pioneer photographers from Edinburgh. Informative. witty. well-chosen and well-labelled. this isjust the sort ofexhibition the NPG organises superbly. I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN 552 7171. Gardens Mon—Sat 9am~sunsetz Sun llam—sunsct. Plant houses and exhibitions (mounted in Invcrleith I louse) Mon—Sat 1(lam—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. See
Scottish Gallery, James Morrison, See Scottish section.
The Scottish Gallery is filled with large, open skies. James Morrison,
makes a feature of these,
filling them up with fat clouds and fine clouds. Underneath he paints ribbons of land, some humped with hills and others as in Turtle Lake reduced to a sheer black line. Though sea occasionally competes in the foreground, sky is the dominant force in his eye.
Morrison is undoubtedly a commercially successful artist. His work is polished and consistent- he uses a light, energetic technique which washes and brushes colour up to a high glossytinish. His paintings, many of them in this exhibition quite large, have a representational appeal and bravado which will attract many.
also Scottish section.
Sun Gardens Until 2 Oct. This pioneer of photography produced these little blue shadows’ of algae by the cyanotype method which involves using cyanide and became the first person ever to illustrate a book using a photographic method. The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh has one of the few surviving copies of‘British Algae' and this exhibition shows 50 works in biographical context. Workshops to enable visitors to make their own cyanotypes have been organised. Phone the above number and ask for Paul Nesbitt for more information.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm.
Disappearing World Until 18 Sept. Photographs taken by the journalists and film crews on Granada‘s Disappearing World series. Since 1970 over forty films have been shown on television documenting societies under threat from outside forces. For example — of a group of thirty Columbian Indians filmed in the 1st programme. only two remain. A fascinating exhibition.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. For Eardley exhibition Mon—Sat 10am—5pm, Sun 2-5pm.
Joan Eardley Until 10 Sept. Admission
£1 .50 for the Academy and Talbot Rice Gallery. This exhibition is an off-shoot of the major festival showing of paintings at the Talbot Rice Gallery by this Scottish artist who died 25 years ago. At this venue. a selection of photographs by Glasgow photographer Oscar Marzaroli. of the artist and her working environments
A trip to Canada last September has given him a repertoire of landscapes well-suited to this individual style. His skies, broken trees and running fences, even when set in the north of Scotland or Bannoch Moor, have echoes of the kind of landscape painting popular in Canada. But there is a slight feeling that the pioneer has been tamed. Despite his skill and obvious love of subject, Morrison’s pictures somehow seem a little too pat.
Among the paintings large pots by Peter Hayes stand like stones, weathered and with hidden openings. Influenced by a trip to Africa, Hayes has put into them something of the colour and size of that continent as well as the drought and the heat. To the front of the gallery, coming across a necklace by Breon D’Casey is like finding treasure. Large and silver, It has the striking geometric confidence and luxury of Aztec and Egyptian. (Alice Bain)
will be accompanied by a group of gouaches and drawings. See Talbot Rice Gallery in Scottish Art Section for details of the main exhibition.
I SCOTTISH COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT AND INDUSTRY 23 Chester Street. 225 7911. Mon—Fri 9.30am—4 . 30pm.
Polaroid Instant Images Until 2 Sept. World famous photographers shoot their paces with the Polaroid instant camera.
I STILLS GALLERY 10511igh Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sun 11—6pm.
Brian Griffin-Work Until 17 Sept. Admission 70p (40p). Brian Griffin is best known for his work in advertising photography and magazines and his unusual views of the portrait. This major exhibition of 15 years‘ work particularly concentrates on the period after 1983 when Griffin began photographing the corporate life of Britain — business men. entrepreneurs and managers. It also includes recent work made on the building site of the Broadgate office development where the worker becomes both hero and slave.
I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34Ilami1ton Place. 226 5425. Mon—Sat 10am—10pm. Landscapes by MacLean and Scott Until 3 Sept. Two young Edinburgh photographers pursue the landscape of Scotland with a quiet. unexpected approach.
I HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE Princes Street, 556 6585. Mon—Fri 9am—4.30pm. The Scots in Australia Until end ()et. See also National Library. Feast to Festival Until 23 Sept. The history ofentertainment is plundered with material from the Scottish Record archives and the Edinburgh Festival Society. In medieval times. religious and 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. Cinema was the 20th century‘s great breakthrough. reaching its height in the 405 and 50s. What happened next is happening now. A good exhibition to whet your appetite for the Festival. I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.303m—1pm; Sun 2pm—5pm. Scotland and Australia Until 15 Oct. Highly detailed. documentary style exhibition packed full ofilluminating 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 That Land of Exiles by Eric Richards (I'IMSO £5.95) has been published to coincide with the exhibition. See also liM Register House. I RIAS 15 Rutland Square. 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Glasgow's Great Exhibitions Until 22 Sept. An import from the west to tell the Festival folk just how Glasgow has done it miles better over a century. The Glasgow- Garden Festival (see Garden 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 Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. in the Shadow of Vesuvius Until 18 Sept. Pompeii comes to Edinburgh. Well. some of the objects from Pompeii come to Edinburgh. For the Festival the Museum
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