ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
I BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street. 557 4050. Mon—Fri ltlam—6pm. Sat IOam—Iam. Scottish painting 1800-1950 and decorative arts. I BYZANTIUM Victoria Street. 225 I768. Mon—Sat Illam—5.3(lpm. Young Scottish Artists L'ntil 20 May. Recent graduates from the Scottish Art Schools including Claudia Petretti. Paul Furneaux and Cameron (iault. I CALTON GALLERY Ill Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am-1pm. 19th and early 20th century British paintings and watercolours. Scottish Landscapes tintil 27 May. An impressive selection of nearly 30 Scottish painters including Joseph Adams. William Callow. Joseph I-‘arquarson . James Whitelaw Ilamilton. (ieorge Houston. Alexander Naismith and Percival Skelton. I CENTRAL LIBRARY (ieorge I\' Bridge. 225 558-1. Mon-~Fri 9am—8.3(lpm; Sat 9am— 1 pm. Women Live Iintil 27 May. A display in the Fine Art Library. Advertising Standards Authority t 'ntil 26 May. A chance to find out about the work ofthe Authority in the Central Fiction Library. Comics and Cartoons 25 May~June n. The Library's collection ofearicature and cartoons in books goes on show. Altrusa Club Exhibition 29 May» .Iune 30. A selection of I’rizewinncrs from the Iindeavour competition (see below) are on show at the Fine Art Library. I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon -Sat 10am 6pm. Licensed cafe. [1)]. Muppets, Monsters and Magic 1 'ntil 24 May. Admission £1 (5tlp). Anexcellent opportunity to see the workings of.lim Henson's celebrated puppets. It follows the course of his career front local TV work in the l95lls to the Muppets in the I97lls and to major films ( The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth) in more recent years. \‘ideos. puppets and a ‘I‘ouch Wall all go to explain the technology that lies behind animatronics. The Endeavour Competition 2m 27 May. 10am-5pm. Iivery year the Altrusa Club organises an exhibition for handicapped children who attend special schools in and around lidinburgh. The result is a display of 15” paintings. drawings and sculptures of strikingoriginality. I COLERIDGE GALLERY 47b (ieorge Street. 220 I305. Mon-Sat Illam~5.3llpm. Studio Glass From 2“ May. Includes work by Charles Bray. alongside those ofthrce young Iidinburgh artists. I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 l Iigh Street. 220 I260. 'I‘ue—Sat 12.3(L5.3(lpm. Positions of Silence :7 May- I 7Junc. Paintings by Rebecca Fortnurn who takes her inspiration from literary sourcesand aims to create a new image for women. I ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION 23 Atholl Crescent. 229 I528. lllam—5pm. AView From The North East 22 May-«3]une. Paintings. sculpture and prints by 13 artists from the North Iiast ofScotland including Donald Kelman. James Morrison and Lil Nielson. I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Mon—Sat noon—l lpm; Sun 6.3(Ll lpm. Exposure '89 Display of photographs by students at Stevenson College. I FINE ART SOCIETY 12 (ireat King Street. 556 (I305. Mon—Fri 9.3tlarn—5.3llpm. Sat lllam— I pm. State of the Art L'ntil 20 June. Some 60 Scottish artists have been brought together by the Fine Art Society to represent the best painting and sculpture oIthe I98lls. I FRENCH INSTITUTE I3 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.3(lam— 1 pm and 2—5.3(lpm. Anne Nordmann Photographier la Danse Until 15 June. Anne Nordmann aimsto capture the sudden upsurge and distinctive movements of dance.
Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh.
A cynic would say it only needs a posh
i camera and an aeroplane to take a
decent aerial photograph. Patricia MacDonald’s latest exhibition, Shadow Of Heaven, proves that such luxuries are all well and good, but without the eye of an artist they are of limited use.
Conlronted by staggering views of the Scottish landscape, MacDonald refuses to be overawed by the enormity of it all and instead locusses on the places where the land almost seems like an art form in itself. Indeed some of the photographs on display here are as good as abstract— your eye searches lorthe familiar and half recognises it in a river or a valley, but it remains uncertain. More commonly MacDonald pinpoints the places where land-use meets land-use as if laid on with the bold brush strokes of a painter. She spots patterns that repeat themselves across the landscape—swirls of snow or sunset shadows.
But they are not just pretty pictures. There is a political dimension to MacDonald’s work which calls into question the way we use the land. A man-made road sweeping defiantly across the bottom of the frame is a component of one photograph otherwise bursting with natural life and colour. In another, a broad brown furrow curves down to a farmhouse as if to signal the guilty party. And in one, two bright yellow fields of rape lie strikingly guilty amongst more indigenous fields.
We are left to form our own opinions, but in her carefully considered selection of corners of the Scottish
countryside, MacDonald has come up with an exhibition that pleases the eye
and challenges the mind. (Mark Fisher).
I GALERIE LA BELLE ANGELE l I IIasties Close. Cowgate (behind 369(iallery) Mon—Fri “lam-5.30pm; Sat 11am—4pm. Framing for artists done on the premises. I GALERIE MIRAGES Raeburn Place. 315 2603. Tue—Sat ll).3()am—-l.3()pm. Sun 2—4.3()pm. closed Mondays.
Animal Regalia 25 May—3flJune. Selection of adornments that man has used to beautify elephants. camels. donkeys and oxen. Collected over a period of 12 years mainly from the Middle Fast and India. I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [1)] Cafe.
The gallery‘s justly renowned cafe isopen Mon—Sat lll.3(lam—4.3()pm; Sun 2.30—4.2(lpm. Cream teas will be served from 3—4. 15pm.
Works on Loan lintil June. An important group of works on loan by Francis Bacon. Creorg Baselitz and Anselm Kiefer. Antony Gormley Until 29 May. The only British showing of (iormley's latest exhibition. It consists ofnine sculptures installed by (iormley himselfand 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.
John Bellany: A Renaissance Until 29 May. An extended showing for this extraordinary set of self-portraits charting the artists recovery from a major operation.
I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street. 556 602i). Tue—Fri 10am—5pm. Sat 10am—1pm.
East, South, West. North Until 31 May. Hamish Fulton‘s dissatisfaction with conventional artforms led to hisadoption of environmental and conceptual art. At
sortie point during the course of a walk. he will take a photograph which best typifies his responses to the landscape. I Ie then displays the picture with a piece ol'writing that brings the viewer closer tothis experience. Part of this exhibition consists of a text painted directly on the gallery wall as well as drawings and work in other media.
I HANOVER FINE ART 22A I)undas Street. 5562181. Mon—Fri If)am--~5.3(lpm; Sat 10am—4pm.
Recent Paintings 2() May- 7 June. Scottish landscapes and ﬂower studies mainly in watercolour. by Fdinburgh artists Sheila Fraser. Pamela I.yall. L'na Strachan and
I Iilda 'I‘oups.
I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street. 668 2232. Mon 2—~5pm. 'I‘ue 9am—5pm. Wed 2—7pm. Thurs 9am—5pm. Fri 9am-2pm.
Nuovo Xilogralia limit 20 May. Two wood engravers front 'I'urin. (iianfranco Schialvino and (iianni Verna show their particular approach to nature through the poetic and graphic possibilities offered by their traditional medium.
I KINGFISHER GALLERY Northumberland Street Lane. 557 545-1. Mon—Sat mam—4.30pm. Sat 10am—1pm.
Modern Renaissance Art L'ntiI 3 June. An exhibition by David Denby.
I KIRKLISTON LIBRARY Station Road. 333 3899. Mon—Fri 9am--8.3(lpm; Sat 9am—1pm.
Nlddrie Castle Display Until 24 May. Restoration on .N'iddric Castle. near Winchburgh. began in I985 and this exhibition details the archaeological and conservation work that has taken place there as well as giving an insight intothc castle's history. Niddrie. which was home
to Mary Queen of Scots after she left I.och I.even Castle. will be open to the public every Sunday between May and September and is said to be well worth a visit. I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 ( ieorge Street. 226415]. Mon Fri9.3llarn--6pm; Sat lllam lpm. Masters ofthe Press t‘ntil 27 May. I9th and mm Century prints and engravings for home and office. A selection of natural history and sporting prints and Scottish early engraving taken from the gallery's I989 collection. I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND 'I'he Mound. 556 892 1. Mon Sat ltlam~5pm; Sun 2 -5pm. AView 0t Jedburgh L'ntil l6.IuIy. 'I'hisview of Jedburgh was painted by Thomas ( iirtin (I755— 1802) who died at the age of 27and is now recognised as a major watercolourist. I Ie was a friend of'I‘urner and this particular painting dates from 1800. (iirtin's two studies of the view and other Iinglish watercolours are on display to complement the new painting. Scottish Rural Life t'ntil lnluly. In the early 19th century many Scottish artists sought inspiration from the common man and two such painters are exhibited here. In tandem James I Iowe ( l78ll—l836) and Walter (ieikie ( 1795— 1837) provide a glimpse of everyday Scottish life in their time. I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND (ieorge IV Bridge. 226 4531 . Mon—«Fri 9.3(larn—5pm; Sat 9.3llarn— Ipm; Sun 2pm—5pm. Iixhibition room closed until July when an exhibition which celebrates the Library's 300th birthday will open. I NETHERBOW 43 I Iigh Street. 5569579.
The List 19 May— 1 June 198951