Stills, Edinburgh

Photography may be an international language, but it has as many dialects as there are people snapping away behind Leicas. Olympuses and Boots instamatics. Glossy magazine portraits: trenchantsocial documentary shots; bold. idealised advertising images: since its early days as a means of recording the ‘truth‘ about the world. photography has diversified. Our reactions to an image now often have more to do with the way it is presented than the actual subject otthe picture. Regarding Photography is a concentrated examination of the increasingly sophisticated and increasingly automatic way we read the photograph.

Walking along the walls of the Stills Gallery. the viewers can catch themselves switching from one mode of seeing to another. The exhibition contains some striking juxtapositions. Mark Power's desolate black and white pictures ofchildren in dirty, broken-down homes lead on to a montage of family snapshots, whose witty captions contrast painfully with Power‘s bleak titles ‘Dawn (2) Coventry 1985‘. Why Take Photographs? asks this section of the exhibition. There are no easy answers. but new questions are raised as we examine our own reactions and assumptions.

Regarding Photography is split into several sections: The Magic Box (where the camera reveals aspects of the visual world whichthe unencumbered eye cannotsee), Landscape. Social Documentary. Portraits. Still Life. Each section opens

I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 1.5 Scotland Street. 556 6H2tt’l'ue l-ri llant ~5pm; Sat lilam lpm.

Books and Editions with Artists t nut 12 ( )ct. Photographs and tuned media works by young artists workinginGlasgow.

I HANOVER FINE ART 22A l)tlittlas Street. 5562ISI. Mon l-ri lilam- 5.3llpm; Sat Illam 4pm.

'I he gallery reopens on 13 ( )ct with a mixed exhibition of gallery artists from the past three years. l'ntil 25()ct.

I HART STREET GALLERY 1‘) I lart Street. 5.567%”. Mon Sat lllam 6pm.

(ieneral selection of paintings and prints. l‘l;tllllll_t1 scty ice available.

Scottish Landscapes and Figure Paintings by

Andy Wiener 'Death of the Virgin'

up new ways of looking. Sometimes the photographic method is new and quirky. as in the Rupertthe Bearshots, and in Andy Wiener's bizarre, glowing religious pictures, often we are encouraged to re-examine styles of photography which have become

Adrian Kingsley l’lumb. 24 Sept 22()ct. I HM GENERAL REGISTER HOUSE l’rinces Sll't‘el. 550(585. Mon l"ri‘)am 4.3llpm. Scots in Australia t'ntil end ( )ct. See also National library.

I IXlA 44a George Street. 225 6882.

Mon Sat Illam 5.30pm.

Contemporary Clockst'ntil 1 ()ct. (‘loeks by tlte contemporary Italian Scottish interior design group. Scudo. Also ceramics. glass. wood. jewellery andsilk scary es by local designers.

I KEEPERS l.‘~b l)undas Street. Mon ‘Sat iiooti 2.3llpm. 5.3(i lllpm.

FairGame l'ntil .‘ill September. Not for vegetarians. ()n the walls ofthis restaurant are pictures of fislt. low I and

Scottish National Portrait Gallery




1 Queen Street ' Edinburgh -

5 August to 5 NATIONAL November - during the Festival open Monday to Saturday 10-6 & Sunday 11-6 - at other times

10-5 & 2-5 - admission [.1 (concessions free)

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over-familiar: the frozen violence of Don McCullin’s Soldiers in Derry or David Bailey's famous laces. As ever. Stills have packed a tremendous amount into their small gallery space. Time spent here will not be wasted. (Julie Morrice)

game by Nicola lilstone ~ and the same is being served up as main course.

I KINGFISHER GALLERY Northumberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Mon—Sat Ilium—4.30pm. Sat llIam—- I pm; Sun closed.

Julian Casado Until 1 ()ct. Abstract. disciplined work by an award-winning Spanish painter. once a priest. ttow a teacher in Madrid.

Sculpture by Bridget McCrum ll) ( )ct— 12 .\'ov. Sculpture is shown together with work by gallery painters.

I LEITH SCHOOL OF ART 25 North Junction Street. 556 4528 or 554 5761.

A full programme of art classes and course will begin in ()ct. School leaversand 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 numbers or write to Mark and Charlotte (‘heverton at 8 Brandon 'I‘errace. ('anonmills. Iidinburgh Iil l3 5I-LA.

I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon-~I-‘ri 9am—6pm. Susie Whitcombe l3-—22 ()ct.

Fur. Feather and Fin 19—29 Oct. Recent works in oil. watercolour. pencil. bronze and stone by Emma Faull. John Edwards and Laurence Broderick.

I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

100 Master Drawings trom the Permanent Collection Until 23 Oct. Second batch of master drawings which lattnch the new gallery devoted to Prints and Drawings.


George IV Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Fri ‘l..‘\(latn—5pm: Sat 9.30am— 1pm; Sun 2pm—5pm.

Scotland and Australia Until 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 butwill repay repeated visits. A new book Thar Land(if/{tiles by liric Richards ( IIMSO £5.05) has been published to coincide with the exhibition. See also I IM Register llottse.

I NETHERBOW 4311igh Street. 556 957‘). Mon Sat 10am -4.3()pm and evenings when performances. Cafe.

A Means of Expression: Projects and Environmental Artworks trail 15 ()ct. Kenny Munro is art [Edinburgh artist who has worked on community projects. poetry. print collaborations and as a musician performer.

I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Place. 557 1020. Mon—Fri l(lam-6pm.Sat “lam—4pm.

Paintings by Gordon Wyllie l—2()()ct. Animals and Birds l—2()()ct. Anexhibition by Jennifer I lale.

Exhibition otJewellery l-—2(lOct. Work by recent graduates.

I THE PEOPLE'S STORY ('anongate. ()pens later this year. Memorabilia ofall kindsis sought for this new museum. devoted to all aspects of Iidinburgh life. (‘ontact llelett (‘lark or Iilaine I-‘innie at the Social History Section. lluntly l lottse Museum. 142 (‘anongate. 225 2424 et 6679 ifyou have anything to offer.

I PORTFOLIO GALLERY AT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 43 ('andlemaker Row. 220 191 l . 'I‘ue- Sat ll).3(lam—5.3()pm.

Open Land lintil S Oct. The second part of this show devoted to landscape and selected by Thomas Joshua ('ooper front an open submission. is now on view. Weekend Residential Landscape Workshop 7~t)()et. £90 (members. unwaged)£1(l5 (non-members) fee includes mealsand accommodation. The weekend workshop run by Thomas Joshua Cooper. will be held at llospitalfield l louse near Arbroath and will explore the surrounding landscape. (see Graeme Murray Gallery for details of (‘ooper‘s latest exhibition). Bring your own camera and film. ()ther processing and printing materials provided. (‘ontaet the gallery for reservations and further details.

I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon Sat lflam- 5pm: Sun 2—5pm. John Muir Wood 1805—1892 L'ntil 5 Nov. £1 Admission. Wood. a professsional musician. had the true Victorian's passion for the science of photography. With painstaking detail he experimented with printing techniques. carefully touching up negatives to enchance their effect. The prints are remarkable. ifa little humourlcss. Well worth a visit.

I PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 247‘). Mon— Sat

lflam 5.30pm.

Exhibition by three printmakers t—29 ()ct. Ivan l’olley. I’inlay ('ouper and Robert Rivers.

I OUEEN'S HALL (‘lerk Street Box Office 668 201‘). Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. (‘afe. Cutting Remarks [Intil 1 ()ct. Firstsolo show by Scottish artist Linda liarquharson. Linoprints with collage make up a medieval world and country garden.

I RIAS l5 Rtttland Square. 2297205. Mon-Fri 9.3(lant—5pm.

See Burrell ('ollection. Glasgow.

I ROYAL DOTANIC GARDEN 552 7171. Gardens Mon—Sat 9am—sunset; Sun

1 lam-sunset. Plant housesand exhibitions (mounted in Inverleith llouse) Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Rory McEwen1932-1982 The Botanical Paintings Limit 2 Oct. Fragmentsof flowers. and plants painted in all their feathery delicacy. A big globe artichoke is gently blushed with pink and a weird and wonderful painting of a Winter I Iorsetail

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