I MERCHANT HALL 22 Hanover Street, 10am—8pm. Sept 2 10am—7pm. lntemational Photography Mon 14 Aug—Sat 2 Sept. The 127th International Exhibition of Pictorial Photography comprised of 230 professional and amateur photographs chosen from 3000 sent in from all overthe world.
I PORTFOLIO GALLERY AT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 43 Candlemaker Row, 220 1911. 11am—5pm daily. 50p.
Helen Chadwick: Lumina Until Sat 2 Sept. In the most interesting photographic exhibition of the Festival. Chadwick creates portraits which delve beneath the skin, using polaroids and backlit transparencies. Meat, offal and electric light bulbs form the basic elements in this series of cleverly-executed still-life photographs. which deny any separation between body and consciousness.
I OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. Box Office 6682019. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Cafe. Body and Soul Until Tue 5 Sept. Black and white photographs by Edinburgh photographer Marc Marnie which attempt to capture the spirit of jazz and include shots of many Queen’s Hall regulars.
I ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS Queen Street 225 7324. 14—19 Aug.
LOUIS Carol Photographs by Lewis Carol are on display an hour before each performance.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 1()am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
I Our Photographic Legacy Thurs 10 Aug-Sat 30 Sept. Charting the progress of photography over the last 150 years, with 150 photographs from national collections from all over Britain.
I SCOTTISH PHOTOGRAPch WORKS 143 Nelson Street. 556 4017 (phone for appointment).
Scottish Photographers The gallery represents the most exciting contemporary Scottish photographers and has a permanent print collection. Significant Others See Kneale and Russell Architects.
I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street, 557 1140. Tue—Sat Ham-5.30pm.
Anlma Mundi: Still Lite in Britain Until Sat 2 Sept. The only British date for an exhibition of photography produced over the last 5 years. organised by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. The subjects are constructed or deliberate abstractions of natural phenomena and include works by Ron O‘Donnell, Mari Mahr, Oladele Bamgboye. Roger Palmer and Sharon Kivland.
I THEATRE WORKSHOP 43 Hamilton Place, 031-226 5425. 9.30am-Iate.
The Pit“ Sun 13 Aug—Sat 2 Sept. Billed as the first photographic cabaret to be performed on four walls continuously throughout the fringe, Andy Cannon and Duncan McQueen have used a new technique which projects a 35mm negative through a laser printer. The study of human faces changes every few days to create a different atmosphere and set of interactions.
I EDINBURGH CANAL CENTRE Bridge Inn. 27 Baird Road, Ratho. 333 1320/1251. Scotland‘s ﬁrst Canal Centre has recently opened on the Union Canal — hire a rowing boat or look round the Visitor Centre which displays artefacts from the history of the canal.
I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY EXHIBITION HALL George Square. 225 1915. Mon—Fri9am—5pm.
Librarte Sat 12 Aug—Fri 25 Aug. A history
of Italian art as found in the books ofthe major publishing houses of Italy. Also exhibited are five sculptures and a selection of Sardinian carpets.
I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George 1V Bridge, 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—lpm; Sun 2pm—5pm.
300 Years 300 Books Until Sat 11 November. An exhibition celebrating the tercentenary of the foundation of the National Library whose origins go back to the establishment of the Advocates‘ Library in 1689. For each year ofthe Library‘s existence there will be a specific exhibit representing a particularly interesting or curious acquisition of that year. The enormous range includes the poignant last letter of Mary Queen of Scots, the Gutenberg Bible, the war diaries of Earl Haig and a 1985 edition of Old King Cole printed in Paisley.
I NETHERBOW 43 High Street, 5569579. Mon-Sat 10am—9pm. Cafe.
The Carrying Stream Until Sat 2 Sept. A photographic record of the work carried out by the Scottish School of Studies, an institution dedicated to preserving Scotland‘s oral history and heritage, in support of its appeal fund. Their collection houses 10.000 prints, a large slide collection and a growing number of films and videos but more importantly it is the invaluable collater of Scotland‘s oral history, which with the aid of the money raised by the appeal fund. they hope to make more accessible to the public.
I OLD ST PAUL'S CHURCH Jeffrey Street, Mon-Sat 10am—4pm.
Princes. Priest: and People, 1689-1989 Mon 14 Aug-Sat 2 Sept. An exhibition celebrating St Paul’s tercentenary.
I SCOTTISH RECORD OFFICE West Register House, Charlotte Square, 556 6585 Mon—Fri 9am—4.30pm.
Strange Revolutions: Scotland 1688-89 Until Fri 22 Sept.
Friends oi Liberty Until Fri 22 Sept. Written records dating back to the time of the French Revolution record its effects on Scottish society and politics. The display concentrates on the period from 1789—1830, a time of great political unrest in this country, which had the ruling classes terriﬁed that events here would follow a similar course to those in France. I TALBOT RICE ART GALLERY Old College. University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 667 1011. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.
Treasures oi the University Library Until Wed 1 Nov. Spanning the entire 200 years since the founding of the Old College and its Library the exhibition consists of ancient books. manuscripts and architectural drawings from the dustiest shelves of the University Library.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm.
Wealth oi a Nation Until 31 December. A major exhibition of the wealth, intrinsic and otherwise that Scotland holds in its museums. Many of the items are currently poorly housed and part of the reason for the show is to drum up support forthe construction of new buildings for the museum on Chambers Street.
Revolution: in Science Until 10 Oct. A look at the major scientific discoveries of the last 200 years with the chance to try out the odd experiment yourself.
I SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM lngliston. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm. Agriculture still plays an important role in Scotland‘s culture and this museum looks at the old trades and skills ofthe countryside.
The Stvorti and the Plough A special exhibition which explores the changes brought by two World Wars and their effect on the communities and the landscape.
STILL LIFE IN BRITAIN ' LA NATURE VIVE EN GRANDE-BRETAGNE
Keith Arnatt, Sharon Kivland, Ron O’Donnell. Oladéle’ Bamgboye’, Mari Mahr, Roger Palmer, Garry Fabian-Miller. Don McAllester, Verdi Yahooda Only UK showing for exciting and innovative photo-work produced in Britain over the past 5 years. ADMISSION 75p (50p) 5 August - 2 September
Gallery open seven days 10.30am-5 .30pm I05 High Street. Edinburgh. 03] 55 7 l 140 0 Organised In conjunction with The Canadian - . . ... . . 8 Museum oi Contemporary Photography 'naaenaennll' ——
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AN exhibition of highlights to . .\_ markthe 300-yeartradition olthe ’54s National Library ol Scotland. Everything from rare manuscripts to the world's smallest book. I July-II November. Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.00pm (Festival 9.30am- 8.30pm). Sat 9.30am-l.00pm Sun 2.00pm-5.00pm. Admission Free.
National library of Scotland, George I VBridge, Edinburgh EH] 7 E W Tel. 031-226 453]
retrospective Past president of the RSA and Head of the School of
Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College ofArt.
EIGHT ARTISTS Alastair Mack & Friends from Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop RECENT PAINTINGS by Marion Thomson RECENT WOOD ENGRAVINGS by Carol Taylor ‘FAREWELL TO HOT METAL’ Exhibition of photographs by Richard Cowper of the Financial Times. 100 years of working life in Fleet Street. NEW PAINTING by this year’s post-graduates.
13 Aug—3 Sept; 10am—5pm 7 days a week
WILLIAM HARDIE Ltd
presents FOUR COLOURISTS OF THE THIRTIES Majel Davidson, John McNairn, Alexander Graham Munro RSW, Edward Overton-Jones and ETCHINGS by Donald Mackenzie (Retrospective) 16 Aug-2 Sept; 10am—5pm Mon—Sat in the Andrew Grant Gallery
EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART, Lauriston Place/Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh EH3 90F
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