ART & EXHIBITIONS-LIST
the actuality of things like fans and melons into ‘pictures‘ of those objects.
AII Lohr 4 Feb—5 Mar. Surrealist presentation of glass as light bulb and glass as art. Humorous and strange. Lohr‘s objects set out to engage. Lohr is a West German artist living in London and thisis his first solo show in this country.
Peter Naill 4 Feb-5 Mar. Locations and objects from Neill‘s childhood in photographs.
I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 13 Chisholm Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Transmission moves to new premises in 28 King Street. just around the corner. in the New Year.
I WASPS 26 King Street. 552 0564. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. A newshop. exhibition space and resource centre with information on work by all WASPS artists. Slide library and information about how to commission work.
Group Exhibition Until 4 Feb. Work by the King Street WASPS studios. Artists exhibiting include Vicky Cassidy. Annette Edgar. Anne Elliot. Carol Moore and Donald Urquhart.
I ARTIS 26 Gayfield Square . 556 7546. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm.
New Images by Bob Cargill 3 Feb—2 Mar. An opportunity to see a solo show in a domestic setting. Artis are an arts consultancy which promotes and markets the work of Scottish artists.
I BLACKI‘IALL LIBRARY-561lillhouse Road.
BIII DidCOCIl Until 6 Feb. Photographs.
I BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street. 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am-6pm.
Scottish painting 1800-1950 and decorative arts.
I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm: Sat 10am—1pm. 19th and early 20th century British paintings and watercolours. I CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm: Sat 9am-lpm. 225 5584. Royal Infirmary Volunteers 50th Anniversary Display Until 301an. In the Edinburgh Room. fliddrie Castle Display Scottish Library Until 30Jan. Displayed in the Scottish Library. As We Were 50 Years Ago Until 28 Feb. A staircase exhibition. Prints for Sale Until 30 Jan. A happy collaboration between the Printmakers Workshop and the Fine Art Library in the attics of the central. Prints for as little as £18 to over £200. The small selection includes work by members and guests like Ken Currie. There are more prints for sale at Dundee Street Library. I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Licensed cafe. [D]. Danish Graphic Art Exhibition Until 29 .Ian. First major showing of Danish graphicart in Britain. The association of Danish
THE CHINESE WAY
The Chinese Way, Printmakers Workshop, Edinburgh This show virtually leaves aside the question of content or subject matter and instead concentrates on technique. How this may influence an artist's approach to his subject is the question that is investigated here, and it is that which makes this exhibition interesting.
0n show are drawings, paintings and sketches by the well established printmaker and painter Brian McGeoch, together with work by a contemporary Chinese artist, Professor Jiang Bibo. Bibo taught McGeoch while he made a short visit to the Slchuan Fine Art Institute in China, following an exhibition of his work there in 1986.
Work from each of McGeoch's six lessons is on view. At first it looks shaky and awkward, an alien style only partially understood. But there is a great sense of fun in the show and McGeoch has included, I suspect for our amusement, drawings he made of a figure both before and after his lesson ‘ln the Chinese way'. The first looks wishy washy and fastidious; the second bold, bright and vigorous, even though the new technique hasn'tyet been mastered. \
EThe subject of the final lesson was ‘Chinese charcoal drawing'. McGeoch’s sketches are of rice fields and the Dazu landscape, a mecca for
artists where thousands of statues have
been cut into the rock, somed
ating from the first century AD. In McGeoch’s studies, perspective is achieved in the ancient Chinese way, by piling things up, one above the other, and the landscape looks as though it has been pulled and stretched like a piece of putty, into a new, semi-abstract shape. Here you feel, McGeoch has achieved a new spontaneity and confidence, and finally begun to make the Chinese way his own. (Sally Kinnes)
I Children’s Workshop: Brian McGeoch will hold a workshop for 8-12 year olds passing on the lessons he was taught while working in Sichuan on Sat 28 Jan, 2.30pm, at the Printmakers Workshop, 23 Union Street, Edinburgh, 1131 557 2479. Admission £1; please book in advance.
artists includes nearly 150 members and it is from their wide ranging work that this show has been selected. Contemporary jewellery from the Galerie Metal in Copenhagen complements this exhibition. The City's Pictures 4 Feb—11 Mar. During February and March all four floors ofthe City Art Centre will be given overto display work from the city‘s collection. A good opportunity to see what they‘ve got in store. Scottish colourists. contemporaries and topographical views of Edinburgh all have their place in this varied collection. I COLERIDGE GALLERY 47b George Street. 220 1305. Mon—Sat l0am-5.30pm. Thisis the place to see contemporary British lass. I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street. 220 1260. Tue—Fri [2.30—5.30pm. Sculpture/Installation Until 28 J an. Work by Dundee School of Art graduate. Callum Stirling. I CRAIGMILLAR MUSEUM Craigmillar
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Primary School. ilarewood Road. Just opened. this new museum looks at the history and current activities of Craigmillar. a district in south Edinburgh known for its summer festival but also as one of Edinburgh‘s socially neglected I FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street. 5560305. Mon-~Sat 10am—6pm. 19th and 20th century Scottish paintings. I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 6776. Tue—Fri 1 1am—6pm. Sat lOam—lpm. Contemporary Scottish Art Until end Jan. A colourful selection by gallery artists. I FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.30am— 1 pm and 2pm—5.30pm. Photographs from the Gillman Collection Until 3 Feb. The second part ofthis exhibition showing work from the American Gillman Paper company who started collecting European photographs in the seventies. concentrates on the twentieth century greats. I FRUITMARKET GALLERY 2‘) Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat “lam—5.30pm; Sun l.30pm—5.30pm. SIX DIlICII AI'IISIS 28 .Ian— I 2 Mar. Introducing Rob Seholte. Marlene Dumas. Peer Veneman. llenk Visch. 1 Ian Schuil and Alexander Schabraq. All are young and new to Scotland. Approacth by the Dutch government underthe auspices of the Contemporary Art Foundation. the Fruitmarket were offered this opportunity to show artists oftheir choice. This enlightened attitude of central government to the promotion of their artists makes the British system (where an Arts Council stands in fora Ministry ofCulture. a body which could exert a much more powerful lobby) seem somewhat behind the times.
One of the most spectacular pieces in the exhibition — a large cube with neon lights. will be sited on the roofofthe gallery and
will be viewed from North Bridge and Waverly Market. Three sculptors show in "L the lower gallery with two painters upstairs. The Fruitmarket organisers describe the work as very international. Marga Bosma -Talk Sat 28 Jan. 6. 15pm. Placing the exhibition in the wider context of Dutch art. Freelance curatorand university lecturer at Utrecht.
I GALERIE LA BELLE ANGELE 1 1 llasties Close . Cowgate (behind 369 Gallery) Mon-Fri 10am-5.30pm; Sat 1 1am—4pm. Framing for artists done on the premises. I GALERIE MIRAGES Raeburn Place. 315 2603. Tue—Sat 9am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. closed Mondays.
Colourful selection of goodies from the gallery‘s treasure store. Decorative and functional objects from Afghanistan. Thailand. India and Africa.
Soumak Rugs Until end Feb. A special weave resembling embroidery from Iran. The gallery will also be showing kilims and furniture from the east at thistime.
I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon-Sat l0am--5pm; Sun 2—5pm. ID] Cafe.
The gallery's justly renowned cafe is open Mon—Sat l0.30am—4.30pm: Sun 2.30—4.20pm. Cream teas will be served from 3-4.15pm.
Main Gallery The super-realists return to the main gallery with Duane l lanson's image of American Tourists. John Davies' four men For the Last Time and John de Andrea‘s stunningly lifelike model in repose.
Lunchtime Concerts Start January. Presented by the Edinburgh Competition Festival. an annual competition for young musicians which dates back to 1920. Admission by programme £1. (‘ontact gallery for further details.
I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street. 5566020. Tue—i’ri 10am--5pm. Sat 10am— 1 pm.
BirjitJurgenssen Until 28Jan. A young Austrian artist using photography in all manners. It is a strange exhibition oflight photography shy behind fine stretched gauzes which give both texture and depth to the finished image. This is the second halfofan exchange between the Graeme Murray Gallery and Galerie l lubert Winter. Vienna. who took an exhibition of ThomasJoshua's photographs earlier this year. Worth a visit particularly if photography in unusual guises is your interest.
Group Show 4 Feb— 17 Mar. Linda Taylor exhibits her exquisite Pine drawings. Kate Whiteford her bold abstracts. lidda Renoufletters and Sarah Bray drawings. I HANOVER FINE ART 22A Dundas Street. 5562181. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat l0am—4pm.
Ronald Mavor 3()Jan— 15 Feb. Villefranche paintings.
I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.
Christmas Cribs from Naples Until 27 Jan. An exhibition of Photographs of a folk art special to areas of Italy and Germany. These Neopolitan crib sccncs(modc|s usually carved in wood are set in naturalistic scenes rather like a mini-stage set) have been handed down through one family and though are never on public display they can be seen in thistravelling exhibition ofphotographs.
I IXIA 44a George Street. 2256882. Mon—Sat Ilium—5.30pm.
Kotki Diva Until 25 Feb. Designer knitwear by Joy Baszucki.
I KINGFISHER GALLERY Northumbcrland Street Lane. 557 5454. Mon—Sat mam—4.30pm. Sat lllam— 1pm; Sun Closed.
Glasgow Colourists Until I 1 Feb. A selection of works by established contemporary Glasgow artists. Low. Kirkham. Forrest and Cunningham are among them.
I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon~i5ri 9am—6pm. Scottish landscape. sporting and natural
50 The List 27 January - 9 February