Festival exhibitions have been listed by category. then alphabetically by venue. Please send information on any unlisted exhibitions to Alice Bain at The List, six days belore publication date. See also theArt Listings tor coverage at Edinburgh’s permanent displays and tor lull details oi Glasgow exhibitions.
I CHESSEL GALLERY Moray House College. Royal Mile. 556 8455. Mon—Sat l 1am—5pm.
Images 01 Landscape and Fantasy Sat 12—Fri 18 Aug. 200 years oflandscape in watercolour. oil and print. Also. the recent. humorous work ofJenny Jones. I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street . 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon-Sat 10am—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 youngesters.
Munch and Photography and Munch as a Photographer Until Sat 16 Sept.
This exhibition looks at Munch's own varied photography and examines the effect of Photography on his work as a painter. The comparison is useful up toa point. though ultimately the exhibition is dominated by his powerful. highly-charged paintings and lithographs. I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Mon—Sat 9am—2am; Sun 9am-11pm. 30 Years of 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 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
El Greco: Mystery and Illumination Until Sun 3 Sept. Focusing on the seriesof Fabula paintings. this small exhibition gives us a concentrated comparative analysis of El Greco‘s masterful use of Chiaroscuro and the effects ofcandelight. Also a great opportunity to see the wonderful View of Toledo borrowed from New York‘s Metropolitan Museum.
I THE ARTER THEATRE 32a Broughton Street. 557 1785. Mon—Sat 10.30—11pm. 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 mam-midnight. Punch at the Fringe Fri 4 Aug—Sat 2 Sept. Having recently received a major face lift with its new editor David Thomas. this exhibition of Punch illustrations by Ken I’yne. Steve ch. Ray Lowry .'I'ony
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I CALTON HILL liast [ﬁnd of Princes Street.
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG
When We Were Young: Children and Childhood in British Art 1880-1989, City Art Centre.
The relationship between art and the creation 01 history is explored in this exhibition lrom the perspective ot middle-class, charitable values. Uncritical historical relativism is to be found when one of the lirst images, Millais’ ‘Bubbles’ lrom 1886 (the lirst Pears advert) continues to the present in the torm of Margaret Milne’s 1989 portrait of ‘Sarah Cowie, Miss Pears’. Correlations are suggested between the developments in ‘British Art’ over
the past hundred years and the changes '
in forms of representation of childhood within the same period. To suggest this pattern retlects some degree of socio-historical truth or objectivity is both naive and leads to the inevitable: comfort with the sentimentality and idealising ot most Victorian painting and the attendant privileged class position by which it was created. The non-inclusion of any tom of artwork beyond the oil painting which attempts at present to deconstruct the myths surrounding childhood — happy families, the joys of consumerism - belies a satislaction with the status gun and the continuing absence 01 themes which challenge the relationship between the iamin and the state, this being the site at social control and the beginning at the child’s gender and class position.
From the anecdotal sweetness at much Victorian painting to be found in
Lorimer’s ‘The Flight ot the Swallows’ or the sexual stereotyping otDe Laszlo and Harold Gilman, partial compensation is attorded by the chance to see work by the brother and sister Gwen and Augustus John', her spiritually involved drawings of femininity contrasting with his strong, dominant style. Despite this, emphasis remains depiction without context and the passing on at traditional values. As all proceeds from the exhibition go to the Save The Children Fund, one could have hoped tor a passing interest shown in the social reality 01 childhood in Thatcher’s Britain — devalued children, poverty, racism, parental unemployment and the possibility ol sexual abuse. (Lorna J. Waite)
Every day. AVIBW From the HIII Edinburgh's most spectacular venue surrounded by sea and city. has been used in the past as acreative space with great success. This year. as part of the ‘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 alonga footpath. presumably not as a public conveniance.
I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street. 220 1260. Mon—Fri 12.30—5.30pm. Sat 10.30am—5.30pm.
Dtt The 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. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm. Public Art in Denmark Until Sat 2 Sept. Public Arts in Denmark are funded by a scheme which donates 1% ofthe cost of public buildings towards decorative art and as a result public art is in a healthy state. This exhibition is of illustrations and sculptures by Anders Tinsbo whose work includes a number of commissions for IBM. Danish State Railways and various town halls.
I FESTIVAL CLUB 9— 15 Chambers Street. 2202278. Every day 10am—noon& 3—5pm.
The Carlton LA Prolessionat Cartoonist ol the
Year1989 Wed 12 Aug—Sat 2 Sept. An Exhibition of professional cartoonists from all over Europe reflecting the diverse and imaginative uses of this underexposed genre.
Patrick Gibbs and David Byers BrownZOch I2 Aug—Sat 2 Sept. An exhibition of colourful impressionistic paintings.
I FORTY FOUR 44 London Street. 557 8210.
New Work From Forty Four Sat 12 Aug—Sat 2 Sept. Leila Galloway and Tony Cooper set up Forty Four in 1986. Galloway exhibits wire and paper sculpture based on cellular structures and Cooper exhibits a series of large graphic works.
I THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY Market Street. 225 2383. Mon—Wed & Sat 10am—7pm. Thurs & Fri lOam—IOpm & Sun 1.30—5.30pm.
Armando Sat 5 Aug—Sat 23 Sept. This Dutch artist presents large landscapes heavily influenced by his adolescence in wartime Holland. On a lighter note the Gallery will be showing videos of his 1974 cult TV show. Gentleman’s Sorrow. Incidentally. Armando claims not to be able to remember his real name.
I GILOEO DALLON 233 Cowgate. 225 4463. performances every day 12.30pm.
Gorilla Fri 11 Aug—Sat 2 Sept. Ace-Artare a 5 person Canadian group who have come to the festival as part of the New Canadian Art initiative. (See Collective Gallery). This piece of performance art betrays a dark humour incorporating the diverse images of Jesus. gorillas and vampires with music and shadows playing an integral role.
I HANOVER FINE ART 22A Dundas Street. 5562181. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—4pm.
Summer Festival Exhibition Mon 14
Aug-Tue 5 Sept. An exhibition of gallery artists from Scotland also featuring works from Spain. USA and West Germany. Over 35 artists will be showing ceramics, sculpture. woodcarving. jewellery and prints.
I HILLSIDE GALLERY Hillside St, 5566440. Tue-Sat 10.30am—6pm.
Working Girls Until Mon 21 Aug. Louise Solloway exhibits some of her life-size models of London transvestites based on sittings by such celebrated names as Lily 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.
Graham Ward Tue 22 Aug—Thurs 14 Sept. Intriguing poster. book cover and record designs in gouache. pencil and watercolour. composed with a vivid imagination which lends a surreal quality to the work. Ward has also illustrated for Punch and Gentleman '5 Weekly.
I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street. 668 2232. Mon-Fri 9am—5pm.
The Garden ol Interactive Arts Mon Aug l4—Fri 8 Sept. In the wake ofthe cancellation of Macbeth. which was to have been performed on lncheolm 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 5454. Mon—Sat IOam—4.30pm.
Russian Contemporary Painters Until Sat 2 Sept. 25 to 30 paintings by contemporary Russian artists.
I PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street . 557 2479. Mon-Sat 10am—5.30pm, Sun 2—5pm.
Madrid Prints Sat 12 Aug—Sat l6Sept. 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 Scotland and Spain. and Carlos Diez Buntos.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Street. 557 0707. Every day 10.30am—7pm.
Contemporary Art From The Netherlands Until Tue 5 Sept. A collection ofnine Dutch artists present their recent sculptures and paintings.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS Invcrlieth Row, 552 7171. Until 10 Sept. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 11am-6pm.
sloerd Buisman Until Sun 1()Sept. Buisman‘s work takes a new direction from the works shown at the Fruitmarket in 1979. Huge paper spirals and bronze spires are concerned with an analysis of 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. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm. Sun 2—6pm. Young Spanish Painters Until 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 Government. I 369 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm. Coldhouse Group Until 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 500 Line Rail Depot. Without a permanent base they prefer to adapt neglected urban structures for temporary
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