ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Road, 556 5630. Mon-Fri 9am—8.30pm; Sat 9am-1pm. lliddrie Castle Display Until 19 April. Restoration on Niddrie Castle, near Winchburgh, began in 1985 and this exhibition details the archeological and conservation work that has taken place there as well as giving an insight intothe castle’s history. Niddrie. which was home to Mary Queen of Scots after she left Loch Leven Castle, will be Open to the public every Sunday between May and September and is said to be well worth a Visrt. I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street, 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9.3(lam—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm. An Artist's Map of Scotland 14-29 Apr. A topographical exhibition ofoil pantings, watercolours and prints I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 1(1am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Drawings by the Fluncimans Until 26 April. Alexander and John Runciman were probably the most original draughtsmen in Scotland in the 18th century. This is a selection of their work from the national collection. Dutch and Flemish Landscape Drawings Until 26 April. 17th century works in the northern landscape tradition which was developed in Haarlem around that time. Artists like van Goyen. van Ruisdale and Hobbema are represented. AVlew olJedburgh Until 16July. The purchase of a masterpiece of English watercolour painting has just been announced by the National Gallery. This view ofJedburgh was painted by Thomas Girtin (1755-1802) who died at the age of 27 and is now recognised as a major watercolourist. He was a contemporary and a friend of Turner and this particular painting dates from 1800. Girtin‘stwo studies of the view and other English watercolours will be displayed to complement the new painting. The acquisition comes about thanks in no small part to grants from various charitable trusts. 8001"“ Rural Life Until 16July. In the early 19th century many Scottish artists sought inspiration from low life subjects and two such painters are exhibited here. In tandem James Howe (1780—1836) and Walter Geikie (1795—1837) provide a glimpse ofeveryday Scottish life in their time. Painting and Conservation Until 12 April. See Science Festival listings. I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George 1V Bridge, 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am-5pm; Sat 9.30am—1pm; Sun 2pm—5pm. Exhibition room closed until July when an exhibition which celebrates the 300th birthday will open. I NETHERDOW 43 High Street, 556 9579. Mon—Sat loam—4.30pm and evenings when performances. Cafe.
TURNING UP TRUMPS
Revolutions in Science 1789-1989, Royal Museum oi Scotland, Edinburgh This exhibition couldn't be housed in a
it by way oi the room devoted to engineering, where the huge
oi cogs, engines, wheels and the locomotive that looks like Stevenson’s Rocket.
To these oily relics has been added an exhibition that surveys developments in science over the last 200 years. There’s a boxiul of plastic spheres representing atoms, lamillar irom 0 level chemistry, and colourful as a child’s box of bricks; there is a 1930s x-ray machine that stands on
there are notes on science's successes, like the discovery oi oxygen, and on its failures, like the misiiring oi the iirst one o’clock gun lrom Edinburgh Castle in 1861 (the wine that had been brought for the celebrations apparently had to go undrunk). The exhibition touches too on the Big Bang theory 01 the universe and the way that the universe seems set to expand for ever. . . It all adds up to a lively and entertaining show.
It’s dominated by a massive accelerator (see photo) which looks like a 1950s' answerto the electricity pylon, but in tact is designed to bring about the disintegration of nuclei. It produces very high energy charged
lirsttlme, it was built for Edinburgh University in 1950, and used tor 20 years, but the design is already out at
Recent Paintings Until 29 April. Landscape watercolours by Arbroath born Meeda Inglis who is attracted in particular to the light and shade ofold weathered stone. Inglis comes from a family of painters and has taught in Dublin and Edinburgh.
Small Tapestries Until 29 April. Natural and man-made materials are combined in the tapestries of Carol Marples, an Edinburgh College of Art graduate whose work has been seen everywhere from Australia to the City Art Centre.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon—Fri Illam—6pm. Sat lilam—4pm.
Th8 AllllI Alliance Until 20 April. William Birnie RSW celebrates his 6(1th birthday
more appropriate setting. You arrive at
lighthouse lens overlooks a gallery lull
splndly legs like an art deco spider and
particles that will destroy everything in their path. Dn show to the public torthe
date. The bigger the machine and the
iasterthe particles can move, the more energy they have and the more damage they can do. The dimensions of the new machines have therefore multiplied to a size that barely seems credible: some have a radius of 10km, and so big is the circumierence ol the machine in Geneva that it is, in tact, in France as well.
The Edinburgh exhibition, however, keeps things to a human scale. In the middle of the room are a couple oi wooden benches like the ones you used to find in the science lab at school. They are fitted with playiul looking gadgets which demonstrate various laws of physics in practical and simple terms that everyone can understand, and which everyone wants to have a go on. It’s difficult to know who plays with them most, the children or the adults. (Sally Kinnes)
with a retrospective of his forty year love affair with the French landscape. Ilere images of Provence are coupled with those ofhis native Kilbarchan on the west coast of Scotland.
New Ceramlcs Until 20 April. The Open Eye make good use of their space bygiving room to craftspeople alongside their painting displays. These ceramics are by Jason Shackleton.
The Kisu Collection and Wireworks L'ntii 1 1 May. An intriguing sounding display of jewellery by Fran Allison.
I PALACE OF HOLYROODHOUSE 5567371. Mon-<Sat9.3()am-5.15pm; Sun I().3()am—4.3()pm.
The Highlanders oi Scotland Until 16 April. Watercolours by Kenneth MaeLcay. one
of the founding members of the Royal Scottish Academy and a great favourite of Queen Victoria. Throughout his career he carried out several commissions for her. including portraits of her husband and sons. and then a series of clan chiefs. That commission was undertaken at the height of the tartan ‘rage‘. which blossomed during Victoria‘s reign as a direct result of George lV‘s successful visit to Edinburgh in 1822. Duringthistime. tartanswere invented and made inaccurately for the English and Anglicised fans ofthe material.
I PORTFOLIO GALLERY AT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 43 Candlemaker Row. 221) 1911. Wed—Sat Ham—5.30pm.
Portiolio Selection Until 1 April. The ,gallery's foray into the world ofcommerce 1 is heralded by an exhibition ofprints now available for sale by Scottish and Scottislvbased photographers including Owen Logan, Pradip Malde. Peter Cattrell. Graham Maclndoe. David Williams and Glyn Satterley. See feature. Hair of the Dog From 6 April. An original and ironic study of dogs by Glasgow photographerJoeharri Lee. Contact the workshop to find out how to become a member and about other courses and workshops held on the premises. I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat loam—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Dld Closes and Streets of Glasgow Until 7 July. Between 1868 and 1871 Thomas Annan compiled a photographic record of Glasgow's old city around the High Street and Saltmarket. He had been specially commissioned to take the photographs before a substantial programme ofslum clearance was put into action. The result is a celebrated collection of images of poverty and over-crowding. but also of striking beauty. I PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat 1(lam—5.3()pm. The Soil Machine Until 29 April. Paintings. prints and sculptures. See Science Festival listings. I QUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. Box Office 668 21119. Mon—Sat loam—5pm. Cafe. Beyond the Green Door Until 29 April. Not a performance of the Shakin’ Stevens cover. but a selection of new pictures by MidlothianoilpaintcrAndrewSmith. ‘ Focusing on the rough edges ofScottish society, Smith draws on both the mining village of his youth and the socialisingof the Edinburgh Festival. Smith claims his work is informed by ‘hatred. rage, anger and a sense of the Iudicrous'. Presented by Artis. I RIAS 15 Rutland Square. 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9.3(lam— ‘pm. Scottish Special Housing Retrospective Exhibition Until 23 April. The Scottish Special Housing organisation is no more and this display looks back at the work that it has done over the years.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY
Michael McVeigh Paintings, Drawings, Lithographs 1st — 27th April
17s west regent st. glasgow g2 4rl scotland. (Lil-2216371)
Subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council and Glasgow District Council
nextto Maryhill Burgh Hall, 24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow 041946 5912
embroidered landscapes by
also work by contemporary Scottish artists
Until 27 April
52 The List 7 - 20 April 1989