ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
General Exhibition Reduced hours this month while Artis concentrate on their Queen's l lall exhibition (see below). Next main exhibition at (iayfield Square is in May.
I DOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street. 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat
10am-- I am.
Scottish painting 1800-1950 and decorative arts.
I BYZANTIUM Victoria Street. 225 1768. Mon—Sat “lam—5.30pm.
John Johnstone Paintings and Prints l nut 15 April. Landscapes and street-scenes from this Fortar painter whose humour and affection is notable in his figuratiye interpretations of Scottish life. And apparently the Duke of lidinburgh liasa work or two in his personal Collection. Young Scottish Artists :1) April-~20 May. Recent graduates from the Scottiin Art Schools including (‘laudia l’etretti. I’aul Furneaux and (‘ameron (iault.
I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon Fri lllarn-6pin; Sat
10am~ 1 pm.
19th and early 20th century Britiin paintings and w atcrcolours.
I CENTRAL LIBRARY (ieorgc I\' Bridge. 225 5584. Mon <Fri Dani- S.30pm; Sat 9am- 1pm.
Scottish Women's Science Forum DiSptay L'ntil 12 April. Second and third year science students display posterwork in the Scottish library to tie in with the Science Festiyal.
Festival of Science and Technology Displays l'iitil lts‘ April. A staircase exhibition to coincide with the first annual lidinburgh Science I'iestiyal.
Display l'ntil 2 May. Sell help torcancer and other painful illnesses in the lidinburgh Room (iallery.
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon Sat lilani—(ipni. Licensed cafe. [1)].
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May. Admission £1 (50p). An extension of opening hours and a special ltaster Sunday
opening point to the expected popularity of this Science Festiyal display. An excellent opportunity tosec the workings ofJim Henson’s celebrated puppets. It follows the course of his career from local TV work in the 1950s to the Muppetsin the l97lls and to major films (The Dark (‘rystal and Labyrinth) in more recent years. Videos. puppets and a l‘ouch Wall all go to explain the technology that lies behind animatronics.
I COLERIOGE GALLERY 47b ( ieorge Street. 22111305. Mon—Sat lilam— 5.30pm. 'l‘hisis the place to see contemporary British 'Iass.
I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 l ligh Street. 2201260.'I'ue -Sat 12.30 5.30pm. Marketing Strategies III: A Spring Collection L'ntil 22 April. The fashion textile industry in view by Jane Bartlett.
Ideas. Thoughts and Artworks t not 32 April. A presentation of work by I.ouise (‘rawford with help from William (‘lark (sound) and Malcolm Dickson ( yideoi. I CRAIGMILLAR MUSEUM (.‘raigmillar
Primary School. llitl’L‘thtlcl Road.
Just opened. this new museum looks at the
history and current actiyities of (‘raigmillan the district in south Iidinburgh known for its summer festiy al but also as one of Iidinburgh's socially neglected areas.
I CRAMOND SCULPTURE CENTRE Moray llouse ('ollege. (‘ramond Road North. 3126001 ext 272.
Viewpoints Until 17 May. This is the first ever outdoor exhibition of ( iraduate and L'ndergraduate sculpture from the four Scottish Art Schools and is highly recommended. Sculpture y aries from work using natural materials found on site to pieces dealing with enyironmental issues. A trip out to the Centre hasthe additional advantage of splendid ylews over the Firth of Forth made that much more conyenient at the moment by a sculptural yiewing tower by Nicholas
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh Black. Pumping iron. Muscles. Men. Belgian artist Marie Jo Latontaine pumps contemporary currency into her sculpture. The men with the muscles exercise on a monumental bank 01 videos in a sequence at choreographed editing which sets up visual rythyms calculated to mesmerise and engage. Latontaine has chosen to idealise her man, giving him clean, smooth good looks and an iron heart. He is strong but narcisstic. His body must be well- oiled and tuned in a manner at once sophisticated and raw. He is a fascinating beast, but ultimately boring. Without the Callas accom- panlement and this sleek presenta-
I FINE ART SOCIETY 12 ( ireat King Street. 556 0305. Mon-Fri 9.30ain—5..‘\llpm. Sat 10am lpm.
The Art at Watercolour 1800—1950 s April— 2
May. Watercolours drawn largely from the Society's own stock of scottish paintings.
Royal Scottish Academicians Past and
Present S April—2 May. Running alongside
the watercolours is this selection from the collection.
I FILMHOUSE I.othian Road. 2282688. MonvSat noon~l 1pm; Sun 6.3(L 1 1pm. Faces of India l'ntil 6 May. (‘olourful
close-up photographs of people in India by
I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 6776. Tue Fri 1 lam~6pm. Sat 10am— 1 pm.
A Cornish Air lfntil 21 April. Watercolours by l’enzance artist ('harles Howard who has been liying in South West lingland since 1973 and whose bold but simple
brush strokes capture the spirit of(‘ornish
I FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph
(’rescent . 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.30arn— 1pm
Simon Border and Laurent Mathelin in April-‘5 May. Two young French printmakers who have both studied in Britain exhibit their work.
tion he would be nothing.
Next door two men are fighting it out to flamenco rythyms. Latontaine sets them in videos, not in the monumen- tal bank of the body-builders but in a tight, cave-like sculpture, emphasis- ing the physical tension on screen.
Upstairs, large photographic portraits at women in quiet, com- manding community, take up a silent conversation with their eyes. Though women at ditterent race, they strike up a solidarity in expressions of detiance and delense.
Latontaine's art is packaged and sculpted in sophisticated technology as smooth as black oil. It is however, a bloodless and chilly exhibition, disturbingly one-dimensional. (Alice
I FRUITMARKET GALLERY 2‘) Market
Street. 225 2383. 'l‘ue—Sat 10am - 5.30pm;
Sun 1.30—5.30pm. ('afe. (‘losed until 1 April.
Audiovisual Sculptures by Marie-Jo La Fontaine Until 14 May. Major multi-screen and multi media show. See Science Festiyal listings.
I GALERIE LA BELLE ANGELE l 1 llasties (lose. (‘owgate (behind 36‘) ( iallery) MoneFri “lain-5.30pm; Sat 11am-4pm.
Framing for artists done on the premises.
I GALERIE MIRAGES Raeburn Place. 315 2603. Tue-Sat lIl.3llzttti—4.3llpitt. Sun 2—4.30pm. closed Mondays.
(‘olourful selection of goodies from the gallery's treasure store. Decoratiye and functional objects from Afghanistan. 'l‘hailand. India and Africa.
Eastern Accents limit 15 April. Pickup some ideas for interior decorating from this display of soft furnishings and furniture from the east all ofwhich isfor sale.
I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford
Road. 556 8921. Mon- Sat 10ani-5pszun
2‘5pm. |l)| ('afe.
'l'he gallery‘s justly renowned cafe isopen
Mon-Sat 10.30am-4.30pm; Sun 2.3lk-420pm. ('reain teas will be sery ed from 3—4.15pm.
John Bellany: A Renaissance tiniii RtlApril.
A new exhibition which charts Bellany's recovery from major transplant surgery.
Soon after the anaesthetic wore off. the Port Seton born painter began a series of some forty self-portraits alongside drawings of hospital staff and family. The often disturbing results are displayed here.
Works on Loan Until June. An important group of works on loan —- by Francis Bacon. Georg Baselitz and Anselm Kiefer.
I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street. 556 6020. ’l‘ue-l-‘ri 10am -5pm. Sat 10am— 1 pm.
Group Show'l‘hrough April Linda’l'ay lor exhibits her exquisite pine drawings. Kate Whiteford her bold abstracts. lidda Renouf letters and Sarah Bray drawings. I HANOVER FINE ART 22A l)undas Street. 5562181. Mon-Fri 10am 5 30pm: Sat 10am—4pm. (‘losed lintil '7 April.
Murray M. Tod (RE. RSW) 1909—1974 10 26 April, A retrospectiye exhibition of watercolours. etchings and engrayings by this energetic artist who was also inyoly ed in student protests and sit his in histime llis style is humorous. bordering on the cartoon-like. and takesas itssubject images of Mediterranean countriesand over-populated islands.
Marjorie A. Lucas (ARCA) to Zn April. You might haye seen Lucas in an earlier joint exhibition with Murray lot} at the Scottish (iallery. 1987. Her silk draw ings ( actually very fine embroidery ) and cngr ayings arc of peacock-like birds and architectural fantasies.
I ITALIAN INSTITUTE S2 Nicolson Street. 668 2232. Mon 2 ~5pni. 'l'ue‘lani 5pm. Wed 2-- 7pm. Thurs (lam 5pm. Fri 9am-2pm.
AShow ot Some Technological Developments in T'arence t nut 15 April. .\ photographic exhibition. See Science Festiyal listings. NUOVAXILOGRAFIA1‘)Apiil 20 May . 'l'wo wood engrayers from 'I‘urin. (iianfranco Schialyino and(iianni \‘ei na show their particular approach to nature thiougli the poetic and graphic possibilities ottered by theirtraditional medium ()n 21 Aprilthe two artists will giye a lecture on the exhibition.
I KINGFISHER GALLERY .‘sortliuniberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Mon Sat 10am~-l.3tlpm. Sat 10am 1pm.
ADozen Full ot Talent tiniii s' April. \Vork of a new generation of Scottish artists. Danish Art 13 April 6 May '1 woleadiiig Danish artists. (iunleis (irubc and Borge Wernonch. bring their yery dilterent stylestogether. Wernonch's work is graphic constructionism making use ol air brush. while (irube is at the opposite end of the spectrum with a painterly approach more akin to Bacon.
I KIRKLISTON LIBRARY Station Road. "‘33 SSW. Mon- Fri 9am Salllpin; Sat
Niddrie Castle Display 30 Apr ll 34 May. Sec McDonald Road library below
I MCDONALD ROAD LIBRARY McDonald
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