High Street, 220 1566 Every day 10am-5pm.
Holography Until Sat 2 Sept. An exhibition of 40 laser pictures and two heat reactive plasma domes.
I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street, 556 8921. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm. William Adam Tarcentenary Exhibition Until Sun 8 Oct. The leading architect of early 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, 229 7205. Mon-Fri 9.30am—5pm.
A Wild Romance Until Fri 22 Sept. An exhibition of the work ofFrederick 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. . . Itlooks like a congregation of elephants, 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, 229 1 109. every day 10am—Spm.
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 IV Bridge, 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am-8.30pm; Sat 9am-1 m.
I Hated It at First But I Love it How Until27 Aug. ‘Grin’ are a group of photographers who specialize in capturing performers and performances on film. The title of their exhibition is taken from a newspaper
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Madrid Prints, 11 Artists Working In Madrid, Printmakers Workshop.
In Spain, printmaking facilities are limited and in the main organised through the private sector. Nevertheless, work displaying technical competence and divergent styles can be seen at the Printmakers as part of the Spanish theme of the festival. The artists (Jose Manuel Ballester, Carlos Diez Bustos, Alfonso Galvan, Clara Gangutla, Roberto Gonzalez Fernandez, Jesus Ibanez, Cesar Luengo, Eduardo Lopez Argita, Matias Ouetglas, Fernando Rodrigo, Gabriel Villalba) all work in Madrid and take the city as their point of departure for transforming sense-impressions - the texture of concrete, modernist architecture and abstract properties of landscape — Into languages of
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 lOam—6pm. Licensed cafe. [D].
Munch and Photography and Munch as a Photographer Until Sat 16 Sept. The relationship between Edvard Munch‘s painting and his photography is examined in this exhibition of oils, drawings, watercolours and of course photographs. I EDINBURGH AIRPORT Contact French Institute on 225 5366. The exhibition will follow airport opening times.
The EIIIOI ‘l’ower Until Sun 27 Aug. To mark the centenary of its construction, the exhibition looks at the Eiffel Tower through the eyes of 10 contemporary European photograhers.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place, 229 9311. Every day, 10am—5pm. Farewell to Hot Metal Until Sun 3 Aug. Newspaper printing of photographs for the Financial Times, before Wapping.
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» . Carlos Dlez Bustos‘ printmaking which vary from the direct, representational style of Eduardo Lopez Arigita to the figure-ground perceptual ambiguities of Gabriel Villalba. Arlgita’s etching of the Chrysler building effectiver captures the aesthetic, totemic quality of the structure. Roberto Gonzalez Fernandez subverts socialist realist imagery to convey a sense of detached masculinity. Alfonso Galvan using biblical imagery, creates a surreal fantasy between man and animal. Lithography by Clara Gangutla confounds reality and illusion in her representations of interiors, both psychological and spatial. Through effective use of colour and a technical skill which avoids cliche, this exhibition portrays a panorama of Madrid. (Lorna J. Waite)
I FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.30am-5.30pm.
Henri Cartier-Brasson in India Until Fri 15 Sept. Photographs taken from the early 505 to the 805 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 Until Fri 15 Sept. An exhibition of photographs by Francoise Le Grand.
I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street, 556 6020. Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am—1pm.
The Sanguine Surrender Until Wed 30 Aug. 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 10am—2am. Portraits of Women Until Sat 2 Sept. Provocative photographic studies by
Stuart Morris Until 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, 5564017. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm.
Significant Others Until Sat 2 Sept. Scottish born Robin Gillanders is best known for his commercial work. This exhibition of photographic portraits of friends and ‘seminal influences‘ displays his talent as a good portraitist. not a brilliant one.
I MERCHANT HALL 22 Hanover Street, 10am—8pm. Sept 2 10am—7pm. International Photography Until 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 NETHERDDW 43 High Street. 556 9579. Mon—Sat 10am-9pm. Cafe.
Avid Images Until Sat 2 Sept. Colin Jarvie and David Scheismann combine their respective skills to form an exhibition of photographs.
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 ofthe 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 QUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. Box Office 668 2019. 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 MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
I Our Photographic Legacy Until Sat 30 Sept. This exhibition draws on 150 key works from eleven British public collections, attempting to identify the major figures and landmarks ofthe medium, charting some of its techniques and uses over the years.
I SCOTTISH PHDTOGRAPHIC WORKS 14a 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 Sec Kneale and Russell Architects.
I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street, 557 1140. Tue—Sat Ham—5.30pm.
Anima Mundl: Still Life In Britain Until Sat2 Sept. The only British date for an exhibition of photography produced over the last five years, organised by the Canadian Museum ofContemporary 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—late.
The Puss Until 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.
48 The List 25 - 31 August 1989