Festival exhibitions have been listed by category, then alphabetically by venue. Please send lntorrnatlon on any unlisted exhibitions to Alice Bain at The List, six days before publication date. See also the Art Listings for coverage oi Edinburgh’s permanent displays and tor iull details oi Glasgow exhibitions.
I CHESSEL GALLERY Moray House College. Royal Mile, 5568455. Mon-~Sat 11am--5pm.
Images oi Landscape and Fantasy Sat 12--Fri 18 Aug. 200 years of landscape in watercolour. oil and print. Also. the recent. humorous work of Jenny Jones. I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon--Sat 1()am--6pm. Licensed cafe. [D].
When We Were Young Until Sat 9 Sept. An intriguing exhibition ofsculpture. painting and drawings taken from public and private collections throughout United Kingdom. that examines the portrayal of children and childhood in British art since the 1880s when the Glasgow Boys and the Nelwyn School first emerged with dewy-eyed youngsters.
Munch and Photography and Munch as a Photographer Until Sat 16 Sept.
The little-known relationship between Edvard Muneh‘s painting and his photography is examined in this unusual exhibition of oils. drawings. watercolours and of course photographs.
I FILMHOUSE [.othian Road. 228 2688. Mom-Sat 9am--2am; Sun 9am--11pm. 30 Years oi Cuban Cinema Wed 12 Aug-Thurs 14 Sept. An appropriate and brilliantly colourful exhibition ofCuban film posters marking the 30th anniversary of the revolution and the formation of ICAIC. the government funded film production and distribution body. They are all original screen prints. with a limited number of copies on sale.
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon--Sat lOam--5pm; Sun 2--5pm.
El Greco: Mystery and Illumination Until Sun 3 Sept. This major exhibition. reflecting the Spanish theme ofthis year‘s Edinburgh Festival. includes paintings on loan from Naples and New York as well as one of El Greco’s finest paintings, Fabula. the Gallery‘s latest purchase.
I THE ARTER THEATRE 32a Broughton Street. 557 1785. Mom-Sat 10.30--1 1pm. Suzanne Auster Mon 14 Aug--Sat 2 Sept. Auster has exhibited in several London galleries.
Broken Bottles Mon 14 Aug-Sat 2 Sept. A collection of poems by Andrew Stickland. I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. 226 2428. Mon--Sun 1(lam--midnight. Punch at the Fringe Fri 4 Aug-~Sat 2Sept. Having recently received a major face lift with its new editor David Thomas. this exhibition of Punch illustrations by Ken Pyne. Steve Wey. Ray I.owry.Tony Husband and Matt is well timed.
I CALTON HILL [iast [ind of Princes Street. livery day.
A View From the Hill Edinburgh‘s most spectacular venue surrounded by sea and city. has been trsed in the past as acreative
City Arts Centre
It seems strange that an artist who relied so heavily on deep colour, distortion and symbolism should have given photography a second’s thought. This exhibition looks at both his own photography— somewhat hit and miss portraits and artistic, ghost-like experiments with double exposure — as well as examining how the photographs inlluenced his work as a painter.
The inference is that the photographs give the paintings extra meaning. This is true only up to a point. A 1927 black and white photograph of doughty Scandinavian prime minister Otto Biehr hangs next to Munch’s almost life
size, lull-length and starlineg vivid portrait. The painting says tar more about the man than the photograph. Can comparisons oi this kind do anything otherthan iix the paintings in their context? Ultimately, the answer must be yes. A photograph of Munch
space with great success. This year. as part ofthe ‘Holland at the Festival‘ project.8 Dutch artists have set up sculptural works in an innovative collection . using the space to match their individual styles. Ton van Summeren projects a star onto Edinburgh's ‘Acropolis‘ whilst Jorgen Leijenaar following Marcel Duchamp has installed an Amsterdam urinal along a footpath. presumably not as a public conveniance.
I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street. 2201260. Mon-~Fri 12.3()--5.30pm. Sat IO.30am--5.3()pm.
OiiThe Beaten Track Sat 12 Aug--Sat 2 Sept. An exhibition of New Canadian Art organised as an exchange between the Collective Gallery and the Parallel Galleries of Canada. This is one ofthree venues being used in the project. housing an exhibition of paintings. videos and an installation. (See also Wine Emporiam and Gilded Balloon).
I DANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE 3 Doune Terrace. 225 7189. MonuFri li)am--5pm. Public Art in Denmark Until Sat 2 Sept. Public Arts in Denmark are funded by a scheme which donates 1‘72 of the cost of public buildings towards decorative art and as a result public art is in a healthy state. This exhibition is of illustrationsand sculptures by Anders Tinsbo whose work includes a number ofcommissions for IBM. Danish State Railways and various town halls.
I FESTIVAL CLUB ‘)-- 15 Chambers Street. 2202278. Every day ltlam--noon & 3--5pm.
MUNCH AS POTOGRAPHER
and his housekeeper is juxtaposed with the artist's painting at two iigures at a table, entitled ‘Desire' produced in the same year, 1907. While the photograph is stilt and posed the painting is full oi intense meaning. Here perhaps lies the riddle oi Munch. The cold northern light, sombre shadows and facial expressions give a clue to the man’s bleak view oi the world and ambivalent attitudes to women. The monochrome realism of the photographs is then irasmogrilgied by the artist's visionary imagination and superb colour sense. ‘The camera cannot compete with painting as long as it cannot be used in heaven or hell,‘ said Munch. Ultimately, the exhibition is dominated by the paintings and lithographs, powerful and highly-charged reminders oi human tacility, and it is these, not the photographs that provide the main interest. (Kennedy Wilson)
The Carlton LA Protessional Cartoonist oithe Year1989 Wed 12 Aug-~Sat 2 Sept. An Exhibition of professional cartoonists from all over [Europe reflecting the diverse and imaginative uses of this undercxposed genre.
Patrick Gibbs and David Byers Brown Wed 12 AuguSat 2 Sept. An exhibition of colourful impressionistic paintings.
I FORTY FOUR 44 London Street. 557 8211).
NOW Work From Forty Four Sat 12 Aug-Sat 2 Sept. Leila Galloway and Tony Cooper set up Forty Four in 1986. Gallowayexhibits wire and paper sculpture based on cellular structures and Cooper exhibits a seriesof large graphic works.
I THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY Market Street. 225 2383. MonuWed & Sat 1(lam--7pm. Thurs S: l-ri lllarn-- lllpmd: Sun 1.3(l--5.3()pm.
Armando Sat 5 AuguSat 23 Sept. This Dutch artist presents large landscapes heavily inﬂuenced by his adolescence in wartime Holland. ()n a lighter note the Gallery will be showing videos of his 1974 cult 'I‘\' show, Gentleman's Sorrow. Incidentally. Armando claims not tobe able to remember his real name.
I GILDED GALLON 233 Cowgatc. 225 4-163. performances every day l2.3()pm.
Gorilla Fri 11 Aug-Sat 2 Sept. Ace-Art are a 5 person Canadian group who have come to the festival as part of the New Canadian Art initiative. (Sec Collective (iallery). This piece of performance art betrays a dark humour incorporating the diverse images ofJesus. gorillas and vampires
with music and shadows playingan integral role.
I HANOVER FINE ART 22A Dundas Street. 5562181. Monnl‘ri lilam--6pm. Sat 1(lam--4pm.
Summer Festival Exhibition Mon 14 Aug-Tue 5 Sept. An exhibition ofgallcry artists frorn Scotland also featuring works from Spain. USA and West Germany. Over 35 artists will be showing ceramics. sculpture. woodcarving. jewellery and
I HILLSIDE GALLERY 1 lillside St. 556 6441). Tue-Sat ll).3(lam--6pm.
Working Girls Until Mon 21 Aug. Louise Solloway exhibits sortie of her life-size models of London transvestites based on sittings by such celebrated names as 1.in Savage and Donna Kebab who will make an appearance in person and in drag along with several of their fellow cross dressers for the Festival opening at the gallery on 14 Aug.
I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street. 668 2232. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.
The Garden ol Interactive Arts Mon Aug 14--Fri 8 Sept. In the wake ofthe cancellation of Macbeth. which was to have been performed on lnchcolm Island by the Sicilian Theatre Company. La Zatteria di Babele. the Institute have had to cancel the exhibition that was to have accompanied it. However. they have heroically filled the breach with a display of contemporary art specially flown over from Venice.
I KINGFISHER GALLERY Northumberland Street Lane. 557 545-1. Mon-~Sat 1(1am--4.3()pm.
Russian Contemporary Painters Until Sat 2 Sept. 25 to 31) paintings by contemporary Russian artists.
I PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 L'nion Street. 557 247‘). Mon--Sat lilam--5.3llpm. Sun 2--5pm.
Madrid Prints Sat 12 Aug--Sat to Sept. Eleven Spanish artists loosely affiliated to the new Realist School of Madrid and interested in the print medium are gathered together in this delightful exhibition. which includes the work of Roberto Gonzalez Fernandez. who divides his time between SCULlZind and Spain. and Carlos Diez Buntos.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Street. 557 0707. Everyday lll.3llam--7pm.
Contemporary Art From The Netherlands lintil Tue 5 Sept. A collection ofnine Dutch artists present their recent sculptures and paintings.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Until lilSept. Mon--Sat lilam--6pm; Sun 1 1am--6pm.
Sjoerd Buisman Until Sun 1t)Sept. Buisman's work takes a new direction from the works shown at the Fruitmarket in 197‘). Huge paper spirals and bronze spires are concerned with an analysisof plant structure and growth aptly exhibited in the Victorian Herbarium situated in the middle of these luscious gardens.
I THE ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADAMY The Mound. 225 6671 . Mom-Sat Illam--6pm. Sun 2--6pm.
Young Spanish Painters t'ntil Sun 3 Sept. Seven artists from Catalonia. who use such diverse material as coal. plastic and wire mesh in their paintings. feature in this exhibition organised by the RSA in conjunction with the Spanish (iovernrnent.
I 369 GALLERY 233 Cow-gate. 225 31113. .‘ylonuSat lti.3(iam--5.3lipm.
Coldhouse Group tintil Sat 2 Sept. Coldhouse are a group of six artists from Chicago who played host to artists from 369 in May. in an exhibition held at the Soo Line Rail Depot. Without a permanent base they prefer to adapt neglected urban structures for temporary exhibitions which always have an element
52The List 11— 17 August 1989