Contemporary studio glass from five artists.
I ECLECTIC INTERIORS 23 Royal Circus. 0620 840 858 Every day 11am—6pm. Eclectic Interiors Sun 13 Aug—Tue 12 Sept. An exhibition of imaginative ideas in contemporary art and furnishings. Ceramics, sculpture. carvings, hand painted furniture and kilim-covered stools.
I GALERIE MIRAGES 46a Racbum Place, 315 2603. Mon—Sat 10.30am—4.30pm; Sun 2—4.30pm.
The Horse Until Sun Sept 10. This delightful gallery presents a collection of Indian, South East Asian, African and Middle Eastern horses in wood carvings, metal work, textiles and paintings, both antique and modern.
I INHOUSE 28 Howe Street, 225 2888. Mon—Sat 9.30-5.30pm.
Spanish Deslgn Mon 14 Aug-Sat 2 Sept. A surge of innovative designers have recently focused the spotlight on Spain as a centre 0 design. This worthy exhibition includes work from Spain‘s top designers: Oscar Tusquets, Jorge Pensi, Javier Mariscal, and Estudi Blane.
I MANOR SCHOOL OF BALLET 4 Manor Place, 220 1466. Every day 10am—6pm. Patchwork and Applique, Pictures and Sculpture Sat 12 Aug—Sun 27 Aug. Peggy Reid’s 9th Edinburgh exhibition of original handsewn patchworks includes a quilt from a design by Richard Pinkey who is also exhibiting his idiosyncratic pictures and 3D work.
I MORAY HOUSE Visual Arts Building, Cannongate, 556 8455. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm.
End Your Festival iiere Fri 18 Aug—Sat 2 Sept. A promise to ‘whisk you off tothe Far East‘ may be overstating it a bit, but these traditional and abstract Javanese Batik designs will be a treat for those who appreciate the Indonesian style of vibrant and intricate designs achieved through an ingenious waxing process.
I OLD GRINDLES BOOK SHOP Cornerof Bread Street and Spittal Street, 229 7252. Every day 9am—9pm.
Here is the Place Until Sat 2 Sept. An exhibition of bookmarks collected by Sally Evans.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
Veronica Poiybianit Sat 12—Thurs 31 Aug. Contemporary jewellery in gold, silver and labradorite.
I DUERCUS 16 Howe Street, 2200147. Every day 10am-5.30pm.
From Our Woods Sun 13 Aug—Sat 2 Sept. Hardwood furniture, turned bowls, boxes, carving and domestic ware designed by contemporary British designers. Exhibitors include David Colwell, lain McGregor, Dave Register, Michael O’Donnell and the aptly named David Woodward.
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Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 10.30530
369 Gallery is subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council and the City or Edinburgh District Council
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Oil The Beaten Traclt- Video Worlt irom Canada, Collective Gallery. Video worlt, whilst one ol the most interesting iorms oi experimental art practice, remains diiiicult for practitioners, and inaccessible to the public, on account ol lack of iacllltles beyond educational institutions. This despite the eventual product having the capability to engage mainstream broadcasting or adopt interventionist tactics irom a critical position. The exhibition irom Canada, involving video worlt irom two sources, the Video Pool and Women Artists in Video, is doubly welcome considering both the importance oi artist-run galleries in the country and the history oi collaboration between galleries and artists in the development oi video production. The Collective is an appropriate venue tor the wont, given its status as the only artist-run gallery in Edinburgh. Other interesting parallels which exist concern the geography ot Winnepeg and the repercussions oi its proximity to the dominant economy oi the USA. Few other Festival exhibitions provide oppportunlties to engage in this form oi cultural worit. ‘Oii The Beaten Track’ is important, as it reveals the lack oi commitment in Scotland to promote video work but also sets an example oi the positive eiiects oi skills sharing and co-operation between video matters and artist-run establishments, whilst maintaining autonomy and an interesting level oi critical comment. (Lorna J. Waite)
I RUFUS READE 40 Pilrig Street, 554 1078. Every day 10am—7pm.
The Scent oi Roses Sat 12 Aug—Sat 2 Sept. An exhibition of Kilims from Turkey and Iran and miniatures from lndia.
I ST ANN'S COMMUNITY CENTRE 6 South Gray‘s Close. High Street. Mon—Sat 10am—7.30pm.
Oil paintings, watercolours, pastels and drawings are on sale in the first ﬂoor exhibition hall.
I ST JOHNS CHURCH 3 Lothian Rd. Princes Street Gardens. Mon—Sat
The 7th Fringe Crait and Design Fair Mon 24 Aug—Sat 2 Sept. A large collection ofthe latest in contemporary craft design work with the 50 exhibitors changing every Monday and Thursday.
I SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate, 556 8136. Mon-Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Crait Nolr Until Sat 2 Sept. 300 members of the Scottish Craft Centre have submitted black objects — an unusual idea with variations in ceramic. silk, knitwear and woodwork.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street, 225 5955. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm. All festival exhibitions at the Scottish Gallery run from Fri 11 Aug-Wed 6 Sept unless stated otherwise. Picasso Ladies A collection of jewellery by Wendy Ramshaw based on 14 portraits of women by Picasso.
Xingu David Watkins, married to Wendy Ramshaw, produces formal geometric pieces combining different medias.
I TALBOT RICE ART GALLERY Old College. University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 667 1011. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.
Tartan Sat 12 Aug—Sat 9 Sept. Fresh from a successful showing in New York, this large fashion exhibition puts tartan high on the list of classic fabric designs. 200 years of tartan in all its glory is celebrated . from Bonnie Prince Charlie to more up-to-date heroes like the Bay City Rollers.
I THE TENT West Princes Street Gardens. Every day 10am—7pm. £1 (50p).
Festival Crait Tent in The Tent Fri 18—Sun 27 Aug. The craft tent provides good browsing ground for spare festival hours. with a wide variety of products. ranging from the unashamedley kitsch to the highly sophisticated. Very good for classy knitwear.
I THEATRE ARTS CENTRE Davie Street. 667 2388. 10.30am—5pm.
The Arts in Education in Nottinghamshire Mon 14—Wed 16 Aug & Mon 21—Fri 25 Aug. Photographs, visual art and sculpture from the pupils of Nottinghamshire Education Art/Design Workshops.
I WHITE DOVE CRAFTS AND GIFTS 140 High Street, 220 1566 Every day 1()am—5pm.
Holography Thurs 10 Aug-Sat 2 Sept. An exhibition of40 laser pictures and two heat reactive plasma domes.
I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street, 556 8921. Mon-Sat lOam—Spm, Sun 2—5pm. William Adam Tercentenary Exhibition Until Sun 8 Oct. The leading architect ofearly Georgian Scotland, not to be confused with his even more famous son Robert, has his finest work displayed in the form of scale models and original drawings. Between the Jacobite risings of 1715 and ‘45 he designed ambitious buildings for some of Scotland‘s leading lights.
I RIAS 15 Rutland Square, 2297205. Mon—Fri 9.30am—Spm.
A Wild Romance Tue 15 Aug—Fri 22 Sept. An exhibition of the work of Frederick Pilkington, 1832—1898, once named as one of the ‘rogue architects of the Victorian era’. Pilkington designed tenements. private houses built in the central belt of Scotland and churches, including the wonderful Barclay Church which presides over the west side of The Meadows. His energy and imagination were considered outlandish in his day and made him the subject of much ridicule. It was said of Barclay Church that it was ‘the most disorderly building in the city . . . ltlooks like a congregation ofelephants, rhinoceroses and hippopotamuses, with their snouts in a manger and their posteriors turned to the golf players on the links'.
I ROYAL FINE ART COMMISSION FOR SCOTLAND 9 Atholl Crescent, 2291109. every day 10am—5pm.
Small City/ Big Country Until Sat 2 Sept. The Fine Art Commission is an advisory
body made up of 12 members who examine proposals for new public buildings. The exhibition focuses on 11 proposed and completed buildings. illustrating the issues involved and the process by which conclusions are reached. with an emphasis on context and appropriateness of design.
I CENTRAL LIBRARY George lV Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—8.30pm; Sat 9am—lpm.
l Hated it at First But I Love it Now Unti127 Aug. ‘Grin' are a group ofphotographers who specialize in capturing performers and performances on film. The title of their exhibition is taken from a newspaper headline quoting a 16 year-old girl alluding to her life in Milton Keynes which appealed to the three members as a good maxim for life and an apt title for this display of their photographs.
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 1()am—6pm. Licensed cafe. [D].
Munch and Photography and Munch as a Photographer Until Sat l6Sept.
The relationship between Edvard Munch‘s painting and his photography is examined in this exhibition ofoils. drawings. watercolours and ofcourse photographs.
I EDINBURGH AIRPORT Contact French institute on 225 5366. The exhibition will follow airport opening times.
The Eiliel Tower Mon 14 Aug—Sun 27 Aug. To mark the centenary of its construction, the exhibition looks at the EiffelTower through the eyes of 10 contemporary European photograhers.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place, 229 9311. Every day, 1()am—5pm. Farewell to Hot Metal Sun 13 Aug—Sun3 Aug. Newspaper printing of photographs for the Financial Times. before Wapping. I FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm.
Henri Cartier-Bresson in India Mon 14 Aug—Fri 15 Sept. Photographs taken from the early 505 to the 80s by the acknowledged master of 20th century documentary photography. The collection includes a moving record. made in 1948, of the last days of Ghandi‘s life.
Paris the Essential City Sat 12—Fri 15 Sept. An exhibition of photographs by Francoise Le Grand.
I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street. 556 6020. Tue-Fri 1()am—5pm, Sat 1()am—1pm.
The Sanguine Surrender Until Wed 30Aug. An exhibition of photography, sculpture and mixed media works by the Dutch artist Pieter Laurens Moi. who constructs narratives based on the themes ofwar, peace and Mars— both the planet and the god of War.
I GREYFRIARS KIRK HOUSE Candlemaker Row. 225 3626. Mon—Sat 1()am-2am. Portraits oi Women Mon 14 Aug-Sat 2 Sept. Provocative photographic studies by Theresa Mikuriya.
Stuart Morris Thurs 10 Aug—Sat 2 Sept. Morris has recently exhibited his dramatic photo-collages and expansive wallhangings at the Barbican in London. I KNEALE AND RUSSEL ARCHITECTS 31 Alva Street. 556 4017. Mon-Sat 10am—4pm.
Significant Others Until Sat 2 Sept. Scottish born Robin Gillanders has produced an exhibition of powerful contemporary images with his photographic portraits of friends and heroes. The exhibition is presented by Scottish Photographic Works.
56 The List 18 — 24 August 1989