ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
the glass is still at its molten stage. Anthony Stern blends in colour to create exciting seascapes. Elsewhere he incorporates metal into his glass pieces. Next main exhibition starts on 20 May. but you are always welcome to have a look at the gallery‘s varied stock ofcontcmporary British glass. I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street. 220 1260. Tue—Sat 12.30—5.30pm. The Knight oi Suburbia Until 20 May. A mixed media exhibition by Michael Kerr who makes use of sculpture techniques including bronze and aluminium castings, glass ﬁbre fabrications and clay. I CRAMONO SCULPTURE CENTRE Moray House College. Cramond Road North. 312 6001 ext 272. Viewpoints Until 17 May. This is the ﬁrst ever outdoor exhibition of Graduate and Undergraduate sculpture from the four Scottish Art Schools and is highly recommended. Sculpture varies from work using natural materials found on site to pieces dealing with environmental issues. A trip out to the Centre hasthe additional advantage of splendid views over the Firth of Forth made that much more convenient at the moment bya sculptural viewing tower by Nicholas Sanderson. I ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION 23 Atholl Crescent. 229 1528. 10am—5pm. Works on Paper Until May 6. 51 paintings and prints by 17 Glasgow artists. Next exhibition 20 May. I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Mon—Sat noon-1 1pm; Sun 6.30—1 1pm. Faces ol lndia Until 6 May. Colourful close-up photographs of people in India by Robbie Jack. I FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street, 5560305. Mon—Fri 9.3()am—5.30pm, Sat 10am-1pm. State oi the Art 6 May—20 June. Some 60 Scottish artists have been brought together by the Fine Art Society to represent the best painting and sculpture ofthe 1980s. I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street, 225 6776. Tue—Fri 1 lam—6pm, Sat 10am—lpm. Ian Coolt (RSW Ill) 25 April— 19 May. Paintings by Ian Cook. I FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.30am—1pm and 2—5.30pm. Simon Burder and Laurent Matheiin Until 5 May. Two young French printmakers who have both studied in Britain exhibit their work. Anne Nordmann: Photographier la Dance 15 May—15 June. Anne Nordmann has been taking photographs of dance rs for over ten years and aims to capture their sudden upsurgcs of distinctive movement. I FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street, 225 2383. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm; Sun 1.30—5.30pm. Cafe. Audiovisual Sculptures by Marie-Jo La Fontaine Until 14 May. Major multi-screen and multimedia show. I GALERIE LA BELLE ANGELE ll Hasties Close. Cowgate (behind 369 Gallery) Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat llam—4pm. Framing for artists done on the premises. I GALERIE MIRAGES Raeburn Place, 315 2603. Tue—Sat 10.30am—4.30pm. Sun 2—4.3(ipm, closed Mondays. Jewels From the Desert Until 21 May. Wood carvings and painted wood from Rajasthan constitute the main exhibition in this gallery that specialises in decorative and functional objects from Afghanistan. Thailand. India and Africa. I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D] Cafe. The gallery's justly renowned cafe is open Mon—Sat 1().30am—4.30pm; Sun 2.30—4.20pm. Cream teas will be served from 3—4.15pm. Works on Loan Until June. An important group of works on loan by Francis Bacon. Georg Baselitz and Anselm Kiefer. Anthony Gormley lintil 29 May. The only
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Dllvla Irvine has returned irom sabbatical In Madrid without people for her paintings. Or has she just hidden them under the scent oi roses which now hangs in colour? Irvine bursts through formal garden spaces into a world oi poetic suggestion where traces oi conversation, love alialrs, sighs and contemplations grow out of the human practice of taming nature. Trellis and wrought iron patio worlt trail flowers through their bars with the same palntul sweetness oi a caged bird.
These paintings do not however, wallow In pretty poetry without substance. Colours are unusual and dellant, lilacs, violets, russet red tulip yellow among them. Trellis frames are animated to become those lovers who have left the garden—there ls consideration for their beautv but not
British showing of Gormley‘s latest exhibition. It consists of nine sculptures installed by Gormley himself and arranged for maximum dramatic impact. The figures are made using the sculptor‘s own body as a mould in a process requiring much effort and will power.
I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street, 556 6020. Tue-Fri 10am—5pm, Sat 10am—lpm.
East, South, West, North 5—31 May. Hamish Fulton‘s dissatisfaction with conventional artforms led to his adoption of environmental and conceptual art. At some point during the course of a walk, he will take a photograph which best typifies his responses to the landscape. He then displays the picture with a piece ofwriting that brings the viewer closer to this experience. Part of this exhibition consists of a text painted directly on the gallery wall as well as drawings and work in other media.
Public Talk 5 May. 2pm. A free poetry reading by Hamish Fulton.
I HANOVER FINE ART 22A Dundas Street, 5562181. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
ReceniWorits Until 17 May. A joint exhibition by Margaret Ballantyne, Enid Foote Watts and Margaret Montgomery with ceramics by Ericka Kinnear also on display.
I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street, 668 2232. Mon 2—Spm. Tue 9am—5pm. Wed 2-7pm. Thurs 9am—5pm, Fri
NUOVA XILOGRAFIA Until 20 May. Two wood engravers from Turin. Gianfranco Schialvino and Gianni Verna show their particular approach to nature through the poetic and graphic possibilities offered by their traditional medium.
I KINGFISHER GALLERY Northumberland
the sentimentality such a subject might be expected to instigate. There is an honest passion here, made In gently rhythmic passages oi painting.
lrvlne has supplied generoust give-away titles like How Does Your Garden Grow? and Alone l Want to Deg a Word With You. They are unnecessary. The character and drama is quite evident in these narrative paintings which ring, circle and enclose a book of intimate mysteries.
Upstairs, the duo which have adopted the prolesslonal name oi 44 London Street, the address oi their Edinburgh studio, show sculpture and drawings. Lelia Gallaway and Tony Cooper work together on these organic structures which take materials out of the ordinary and into a different life. Sheet metal becomes an ancient maslt or painted shield, paper becomes stone. It's a tactile group, the wall structures being parlicuariy line. (Alice Bain)
Street Lane, 557 5454. Mon—Sat 1()am—4.30pm, Sat 10am—lpm.
Danish Att Until 6 May. Two leading Danish artists, Gunleis Grube and Borge Wernonch. bring their very different styles together. Wernonch's work is graphic constructionism making use ofair brush, while Grube is at the opposite end of the spectrum with a painterly approach more akin to Bacon.
Modern Renaissance Art 13 May-3 June. An exhibition by David Denby.
I KIRKLISTON LIBRARY Station Road. 333 3899. Mon—Fri 9am—8.30pm; Sat 9am—1pm.
Niddrie Castle Display Until 24 May. Restoration on Niddrie Castle, near Winchburgh, began in 1985 and this exhibition details the archaeological 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 v151t.
Action For Birds Weelt Until 6 May. A must for militant sparrows.
I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon—Fri9.30am-6pm; Sat lOam—lpm.
Masters of the Press 1&2? May. 19th and 20th Century prints and engravings for home and office. A selection ofnatural history and sporting prints and Scottish early engraving taken from the gallerey's 1989 collection.
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm.
AView otJedburgh Until 16 July. Thisview of Jedburgh 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 friend of Turner and this particular painting dates from 1800. Girtin‘s two studies of the View and other English watercolours are on display to complement the new painting. Scottish 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 of everyday Scottish life in their time. I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George 1V Bridge, 226 4531. Mon-Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—lpm; Sun 2pm—5pm. Exhibition room closed until July when an exhibition which celebrates the Library’s 300th birthday will open. I NETHERBOW 43 High Street, 5569579. Mon—Sat 10am—4.30pm and evenings when performances. Cafe. A Vision oi Sutiering and Salvation 3—27 May. Recent paintings and drawings by Alan Wilson. This is the Glasgow artist’s ﬁrst solo show which sees him concentrating on religious ideas and images. I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon—Fri lOam—6pm,Sat 10am-4pm. Five Women Artists Until I 1 May. Paintings by Joan Gillespie, Joan Renton (RSW) and Cynthia Wall (RSW), and ceramics by Hilary Flexen and Anne Hughes. The ltisu Collection and Wireworits Until 11 May. An intriguing sounding display of jewellery by Fran Allison. Still and Snow 13 May—1 June. Reinhard Behrens has been spending time in Spain of late hence the sunnier element in these recent paintings. His home base in Fife is suitably represented by snow. Behrens' precise and very distinctive style is always worth looking out for. Fine Lines 13 May—1 June. Ceramics by Caroline Atkinson, Louise Darby, Elaine Dick, Judith Gilmour and Sasha Wardell. Malcolm Morris 13 May—l June. A display of jewellery. I PORTFOLIO GALLERY AT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 43 Candlemaker Row, 220 1911.Wed—Sat11am—5.30pm. Shadow 01 Heaven Until 27 May. Edinburgh-based photographer Patricia MacDonald is so captivated by the Scottish landscape that she ﬂies up in aeroplanes to take pictures of it. Her ﬁrst one-woman show is toured by the Photographers Gallery in London and reveals unexpected shapes and patterns in the landscape. Workshops Contact the gallery soon for details about prices and availability of these and other workshops: Basic Lighting and Exposure 7 May, 11am—5pm. An opportunity to learn basic lighting technique, using accessible artificial light sources and natural light. This workshop looks at simple approaches to both portraiture and still life, and includes practice in correct use of exposure meters. An Introduction to Photography 11 May—8 June. A new five week course for absolute beginners and those who want to refresh their memories. Clbachrome Printing 21 May, 1 1am—5pm. Coinciding with Shadow of Heaven (see above), this workshop will demonstrate how to select and transform your slides into colour prints using simple equipment and methods. Gum-blchromate Workshop 24-25 June. A unique opportunity to learn this exciting historical process. This workshop will be of interest to photographers, printmakers and those looking to expand their use of photography. I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. ' Old Closes and Streets oi Glasgow Untin July. Between 1868 and 1871 Thomas Annan compiled a photographic record of
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