ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
starring Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd. Asterlx and Cleopatra (U) 10 Jun. Asterix meets the asp.
I SPRING FLING 89 The 5th Spring Fling has a variety of events for kids;
Children’s Book Sale McDonald Road Library. 10 Jun, 9am—12.30pm. Free. When the pocket money runs out join in the story telling. badge-making and face-painting.
City Pulse Open Music WorkshOp Make your own instrument out ofalmost anything. The Edinburgh branch ofthe Grand Union are giving a series of workshops to be followed by a jamming session. Free. but booking essential for all workshops. Workshops for all ages 3 Jun. 2—4pm. Triangle Arts Centre. West Pilton Bank. Contact Candice Tait. 332 0877; 10 Jun. 2—4pm Muirhouse Festival Activities Centre. Muirhouse Primary School. Muirhouse Place West. Contact Maureen Scott. 315 2151. The Pertormance 10Jun. 7pm. Muirhouse Festival Activities Centre. Disco/Dance Competition Ross Open Air Theatre. West Princes Street Gardens. 1() Jun. l—4pm. Open to all age groups. singles. rock and roll couples. disco teams. You‘ll have to hurry if you want to take part; entry forms ( available from Johnny Banks. 13 Paisley Avenue. 661 3447) have to be returned by 3 Jun. Free. Kids Fun Day Rosebery Hall. South Queensferry. Sat 3Jun. l—Spm. Any good at Robotics? No. well how about face painting. jewellery making or Grafﬁti Art'.’ Everyone welcome to have a go at something or perhapsjust singalong with Mr Boom and see ‘the man ofa thousand letters‘. Free.
King's Theatre Open Day Leven Street. 10 Jun. 11am—2pm. Guided tours behindthe arras. Admission free. just turn up. Meadowbank Sports Centre Open Day I 1 Jun. noon—4.30pm. Chance to have a go at wide range of sporting activities. including martial arts. archery. petanque. Free. No booking.
Sat3 Jun A Fancy Dress Parade at 11.30am leads the free events for children in the theatre marquee. Shows follow on the hour from noon. ( 1pm start on Sun). Juggling magic. dance. story telling. clowning and puppets and if you tire of that there‘s always the stalls. live music. and football competitions. Questions of Sport Sun 4 Jun. 7pm. King's Theatre. Leven Street. Suitable for older (sporty) children and their parents. liibs and Hearts are among the competing teams. Radio Forth‘s Bill Torrance asks the questions. Kids 50p; Adults £1. Messy Mask Making McDonald Road Library. 8 Jun. 4pm. Free tickets available from library (7—9 year olds). Puppet Workshop Fruitmarket Gallery. Market Street. Sat 3Jun. 10.30am-12.30pm; 2—4pm. Introduction to puppet making using themes from the Fruitmarket's Open Exhibition. (Under 155). Free but booking essential.contact Pat Fisher on 225 2383.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Sun 4 Jun. 2.30pm. Ross Open Air Theatre. Princes Street Gardens. Free. Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Richard McNicol give a family concert for under 12s and accompanying adults. Audience participation; take along any small instruments you play.
Teddy Bears' Picnic Storytelling sessions for 3—5 year olds. Free. Tickets available in advance from library. Bring your own Teddy Bear.
Blackhall Library ilillhouse Road. SJun. 2.30pm; 7Jun. 2.30pm.
Leith Library Ferry Road. 5 Jun. 2.30pm: 7 Jun. 2.30pm.
Morningslde Library Morningside Road. 5 Jun. 2.30pm; 7Jun. 2.30pm.
Newington Library Fountainhall Road. 5 Jun. 2.30p; 7 Jun. 2.30pm.
Portobello Library Rosefield Avenue. 8 Jun. 10.30am.
I Art is listed by city first then byvenue. running in alphabetical order. Please send listings details to ‘Art Listings' not Ialerlhan 10 days before publication date.
NB Museums are now listed separately in a selective guide at the end of the section.
I ANNAN GALLERY I hit 208 Skillion Busiiiess('entre. Washington Street. 22I 51187 8. Mon Fri lllaiii 5pm; Sat
(ieneral exhibition of regular artistsnnlil the (iallery u is located in a more permanent home.
I ART GALLERY & MUSEUM. KELVINGROVE 35/3‘)2‘)..\1on-Sat Illam 5pm; Sun 2—-5pm. Cafe. [1)] Voluntary gtiidesare
available free of charge to conduct parties or indiy iduals round the main galleries. ('ontact the enquiry desk.
McGrigor Donald Sculpture Prize 3 June u .Itily . Za-Zen a bron/e cast by lili/abeth Rosser is the recipient of Britain‘s most lucratiy e prize for sculpture and goeson shoys alongside those that ran her close. Annual Exhibition of Work from The Visual Arts Studio 5- 35 .lune.
A chance for ( ilasgoyy ‘s art studio for primary and secondary school pupilsand as yy ell as those recently left school toshoys \y hat they hay e acheiy ed oy er the year. Scottish Glass Now v lime to .Iuly . lilc exhibition is to mark the 10th aniiey ersary ol the Scottish ( ilass Society and leatures recent yyorks from 50 of Scotland's
SEW AND SEWS
The People‘s Palace. Glasgow. The contemporaneity and eclecticism otthis exhibition is witness to the
potential artistry of the ages-old craft of
sewing. This is envinced not only in the expected forms of patchwork quilts, costumes and tapestries but also in the more bold and imaginative banners and meticulous montages.
Predictably the majority of the exhibits are by women but surprisingly there are many outstanding contributions from men, most notably from a Blackburn group in sheltered housing whose red panelled Snakes and Ladders wall-hanging — a simple metaphor for life‘s ups and downs— is a unique vivitication of anger.
The largest international contribution is a series of twelve relief patchworks
from the resistance movement in Chile;
colourful miniature figures are laid over twee backdrops of markets, cottages and schools. A disparity between form and content is all too pronounced; the accompanying stern diatribes, elucidating (contriving?) the artwork’s political statement is utterly incongrous with the cheerful, whimsical tableaux.
This is akin to the one pervasive problem with this otherwise pleasingly idiosyncratic exhibition; political considerations being given special favour over aesthetic ones. This is particularly apparent in some of the supposed celebrations of feminism; pastiches of familiar icons and motifs spinning around polemical messages, such as with the hackneyed and obvious symbolism (flowers, plain birds and inane smiling faces of Mister
' Men-esque banality) surrounding the word Freedom in the women from Cookham Wood Prison’s banner. The
sentiment is agreeable but the visual realisation is uninspired and vapid. Although Teri Bullen has one foot in this pitfall with her Women Change The World quilt she uses a simple pictorial representation to striking effect in The Brixton Sisters where she updates an Art Deco design; two ethnic women step together swathed in rich saffrons and warm patterned hues against an eloquently textured background. The effect is vital and confident. the feeling optimistic-and it speaks volumes more than the self-conscious didactic montages.
The most impressive work is the Tynesdale Tapestry designed by artist Elian McCready and made by the people of Hexham. It is dramatic both in effect and theme; merry-making companions, including a pink and purple harlequin and gleeful jester, strut on a stage admist a swirling harmony of blues and greens. A decorative borderof intricately-detailed masks further jubilates this world of theatrics and the sheer size makes for stunning impact. Covering some 8m square it dominates the exhibition. (Sara Villiers)
foremost glass artists. With over 150 exhibits ranging in style and size from a yenitian chandelier to small paperweights. this is the first large scale exhibition of contemporary Scottish glass for some years.
Four Great Scottish Etchers Iitchings front the gallery's permanent collection by Bone. Cameron. Strang and .‘ychey.
I BARBIZON GALLERY ('ollege Lands. Iliin Street. 553 1090. Mon -Sat l).3(1aiii~5.30piii; Sun 11am 5.30pm. Phillip Diggle 3-28 .Iune. The first Scottish shoyy ing for this London artist whose abstract paintings have recently been exhibited in the I'.S and Barcelona.
I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 22b 5-113. Monwi‘ri “lam—5pm; Sat lilam 1pm.
'l‘yyentieth (‘entury Scottish decorative art and paintings by contemporary (ilasgow artists.
I BELLROCK COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTRE 7] Skerryyore Road.
Cranhill Mural 'I‘he ('entre now boasts ('ranhill's brightest yyall thanks to a new mural painted by the Bellrock I'neinploy'ed(irouplaged 15-30) in collaboration with artist l.esiey Burr. It depicts y arious club actiy ities like pool. yseightlilting and badminton as yy ell as landscapes. cartoons and science fiction images.
I BLYTHSWOOO GALLERY lot West (ieorge Street. 33f) 552‘). .‘ylonui'ri
lllaiii 53llpm; Sat 10am lpiii.
Nth and letli('entury l’aiiitingsand ("onteiiiporary Works. The ( ialleiy will haye a mixed slioyyingol 10th and 30th century paintings from stock as well as work by contemporary artists.
I COLLINS GALLERY l‘niy ersin of Strathclyde. 32 Richmond Street. 552 «Hilllext ZfiSZ. Mon l‘ri 10am-5pszat ll~-1piii.
Igloolik: Towards the Night the Light 1 hill 3 June. Mayfest. 'I'he (‘ollins ( iallery is lit in shadoyy and subdued light as strange sounds echo around for Ruth Stirling‘s exhibition of photon orks. The Scottish photographer spent the second half ol IUSS‘ Iiying in Igloolik in the Northern Artie and has returned yy itli sounds and images yy liieh confront the Western
y ieyy er.
The Haunted Sleep t'nul 3 June. A craft shoyscase from ceramieist Lorna ( iray es \y hose \york considers the relationship betyyeen people. animals and the four elements. Art and Computers l3 .Iune I l .Iuly. The exhibition coy ers a ys ide spectrum of technology and its use in art. trom
compute r graphics to yy orks combining the .
machines \\lll1 paintings printmaking
\ ideo and photography
The Thinking Image: Holography in the Hands ofthe Artist 1.3.Iunc - l I .Iuly
()nly recerilly hasthe ability tocrealc.“ dimensional images yy itli laser light become .iy ailable to artists and the sharp end of the technological ieyoltition is here represented by the ysork of recent graduates from the holography unit at the Royal ('ollege ol .-\rt.
I I"i\ \\ cs1 Regent Street.231(i3"ll.\ion Sat Illam 5.30pm Mixedshoyyingot Paintings and printsby (iallery artists from 3 .ltine onysards.
I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART HS \Vest RegentStreel.221.ill‘)5.?ylon l’ri 9.30am 5.30pm; Sat ‘I..‘\llaiii 12,30pm. British Paintings and Drawings 1 mil so .Itlltc. Display (ll\\t1l‘l\\l"\ licllany. Izardley . ( ‘oyy ic. Redpath. and ( ‘olquhoii amongst others
I EWAN MUNDY FINE ART 4S \\ est ( icorge Sll'ccl. 5H 3411(1. \lon Sal
Watercolours. Drawings and Prints 1 nul u .Iune, Amongst the artistson slioyy .iic iieyan. ( ‘adcll. i'crgusson. (iillies. Knox and James l’atct'soii
William Crosbie RSA RGI U .‘si 1 June I’amtingsdraysings and \sateieolours liom W39 right up to recently completed yyork
52 The List 2- 15 June 1989