ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
words and images in mini-collections adding up to individual visual poems. Also, ceramics and jewellery.
The Moorigor Donald Sculpture Prize Artists are now invited to enter this competition. With prize money of nearly £10,000 (first prize £5,000). it is the largest sculpture competition in Britain. For further details and application forms contact Anne Price at the Scottish Gallery.
I SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Midlothian, 663 7519. Tue—Fri 10am—4.30pm; Sat & Sun noon—5pm. Devoted to the history ofmining in Midlothian. built on a mining site.
I SCOTTISH RECORD OFFICE West Register House, Charlotte Square, Mon—Fri 9am—4.30pm.
Strange Revolutions - Scotland 1688-89 Until end Feb.
I SCOTTISH STONE AND BRASS RUBBING CENTRE Trinity Apse, Chalmers Close, High Street. Edinburgh. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
I STEP GALLERY 39 Howe Street, 556 1613. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street, 557 1140. Tue—Sat Noon—6pm.
Power Plays- Contemporary Photography lrom Canada Until 11 Feb. An exhibition organised by Stills which looks at Canadian photography with a punch. Work by Lynn Cohen. Donigan Cumming. Ceryl Sourkes and others.
Waverley Taylor Gallery, Edinburgh Charles Stiven's conte and charcoal drawings are works at great eloquence and poweriul voice. Eschewing colour, he reduces light to lilm noir proportions and breaks down shape to its essence. Some pictures in this, his iirst solo exhibition, set anonymous buildings and lactorles inside dramatically empty skies and landscapes, but it is those which move iurther down the line oi abstraction which are most sensual and sailstylng.
Metal piping takes on the character oi bodily curves stretched with line skin. ‘Vent' has a mysteriously dark throat. ‘Severence' has the amputated beauty ol a classical statue. ‘Sllo’ has a phallic thrust which attracts with menace. Here is an artist projecting the industrial scene into images which despite a cool appearance, puisate with associations and ideas. Silven makes his work accessible by using a highly developed technique which builds his slios and waterworks, hangers and oil rigs as It out oi dust. Black and white is not a limitation but a positive strength at his work. lie can make a weighty presence iloat, a sun-board gleam or a dark opening hide mystery. (Alice Baln)
I TALBOT RICE ART GALLERY Old College, University of Edinburgh, South Bridge. 667 1011. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.
Toni Folilna- Projects and Architecture 1965-87 Until 11 Feb. In conjunction with the very lively Italian Institute in Edinburgh, the Talbot Rice presents work by one of Italy's senior architects. A harmoniser of great skill. Follina‘s technique blends the craft of building with the histories and traditions ofarchitecture and speciﬁc communities. This is the first time Follina‘s architecture has been seen in Britain and in the wake of Prince Charles' warnings to architects to make their work more environmentally acceptable. the Talbot Rice should be congratulated on its sense oftiming.
I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 226 5425.
I hated it at iirst but I love it now- the sequel Until 28 Feb. An exhibition of photographs by Steven Fairclough, Joanna Meek, Susan Mitchell and Neil Rilley.
Dogs Blood Rising 1—30 Mar. Lawrence Nowosad. A CUT magazine photographer in his ﬁrst major exhibition. I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 5566366. Mon-Fri 11am-6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.
William Ferguson Until 18 Feb. Recent land and seascapes from a Haddington artist.
Architects in Watercolour 27 Feb—11 Mar. Sandy Bell, Haswell Smith, John Walker, Richard Jaques, John Boak and others.
I 369 GALLERY 209 Cowgate, 225 3013. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm.
Roll McCarthy Letters from a City. Until 25 February. Ground Floor. Studio artist paints cityscapes from New York. Barcelona and Chicago. Moves on from cliffs but same intense colour.
Paintings by Anne Morrison Until 25 February. Studio Gallery. 369 continue their policy of introducing new painters to the gallery.
I Waverley Taylor Gallery 54 Constitution Street, 553 4536.
Another new gallery for Edinburgh. this Leith-based space opened on 23 January with work by Charles Stiven.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
A selection at exhibitions outside Glasgow and Edinburgh.
I MACLAURIN ART GALLERY Rozelle Park, Monument Road, Alloway, Ayr. 0292 45447. Mon—Sat 11am—5pm.
Experience at Landscape Until 4 Mar. This exhibition makes for wonderful winter contemplation. Artists like Auerbach, Bomberg, Eardley and Hitchens offerthe British landscape in all dimensions and colours. Don‘t miss this one.
I SEAGATE GALLERY 36—40 Seagate. 0382 26331.
Trace Elements Until 24 Feb. A get together by lecturers at Dundee’s college ofart. Human condition, mythic elements and mystery are presented in varying degrees by David Davies, Elaine Shemilt and Mark Stanczyk.
I CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE 93 North Street, 0334 74610.
Work in the Fields oi the Bomb Until 12 Feb. Photographs by Robert del Tredici. A stunning exhibition which throws the nuclear industry, bomb-making and bomb-makers into the spotlight. Superb photography and riveting captions blend the frightening statistics and facts about radiation with a clear-headed sense of humour. This exhibition was organised by the An Lanntair Gallery in Stornoway and is well worth making a trip to see.
A Light Touch Until 12 Feb. Thirteen artists‘ expressions in light.
Paintings, collages & prints by theﬁrst artist- in-residence at the Gallery of Modern Art
SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY of MODERN ART
Until 19 March. Bell'ord Road. Edinburgh. Open Monday 'L' to Saturday 10am—5pm & Sunday 2-5pm. Admission free.
Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow
FROM MCTAGGART TO EARDLEY
Watercolours and Drawings from the Scottish Collection 19 November — 15 April 1989 (Closed 24—27 March inclusive)
Mon—Fri 9.30am—Spm: Sat 9.30am-lpm
Admission Free Tel: 041 330 5431
ALAN DAVIE Works on Paper 1972—1986
STUART DUF F IN ‘Laughter and Forgetting’ Etchings
IMPORTANT SELECTION OF CERAMICS & JEWELLERY
Until 1 March
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Till: sun llsll
94 George Street ii \ i i '4'“ Edinburgh , 10am—6pm 031 225 5955 L" '“——‘I Sat l0am—lpm
178 west regent st. glasgow g2 -irI smilandO-ll 221 6370 JAMES GIBSON Paintings and Drawings Until 2 March 1989 Mon—Sat10am—5.30pm
Subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council and Glasgow District Council
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