ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
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Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
Walk through work by the Borders Craft Association and the exhibition at ‘Major Twentieth Century Scottish Paintings’ and
you reach a show at prints by Tessa Beaver and Inger Lawrence, ‘inspired by The Sea, the movement oi shadows and the contours ol the Scottish Iandscape’. Both artists are technically assured. Lawrence lrequently uses a mix of woodcut, etching and collage to produce unique prints; Beaver prints on black paper, giving herwoodcuts the teel oi coloured chalk drawings, or paintings by Klee. Lawrence is inclined to portentousness; she gives unremarkable abstract exercises titles like ‘Genesis’, and her subject is very much “The Sea’ rather than the sea. Beaver combines abstraction and representation in a sometimes over-tastelul otiice modernism; ‘The Widening Gyre’ is a line exception, the image brought into a closer locus by the literary relerence. (Alan Woods)
Festival WASPS Until 20 Oct. The pick of the Patriothall Festival Exhibition makes the short journey along the M8 to the City of Culture.
I THE ARCHITECTURE GALLERY University of Edinburgh, Dept of Architecture. 20 Chambers Street. 667 1011 ext 4544. Mon—Fri l()am—8pm; Sat & Sun l()am—3pm.
The forthcoming exhibition is intriguingly titled Pioneering Women Architects From Finland 26 Oct— 1 8 Nov.
I ARTIS 26 Gayfield Square. 5567546. Mon—Fri 2—6pm.
Scottish art. viewing by appointment.
I ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street. 220 4348. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat l()am—me.
Costumes and Sets by Kathakali and Centre Ocean Stream 3—7 Oct. Bright. gaudy costumes from the Indian dance group Kathakali and the English-based group. Ocean Stream. are displayed to coincide with their shows at the Church Hill Theatre.
Kathakali Artist-In-Besidence 3—5 Oct. Kalamandalam Haridasan demonstrates the art of Kalameruthu‘. powder paintings. These are usually sprinkled on the floors of temples and worshipped by Hindu devotees at prayer.
Kite Exhibition and Workshops 3—7 Oct. The exhibition ofornate ﬂyers runs all week. There will also be the chance to try your hand at the art of kite-making on 7 October. l()am—lpm for ages l()andover. 2—5pm for all ages. The idea is to build a kite which can then be ﬂown in the One World One Sky day at Holyrood Park on 8 October.
I LA BELLE ANGELE Hasties Close. Cowgate (next to 369 Gallery), 225 2774.
Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 11am—4pm.
Original oils and watercolours by local
I BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street, 557
4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat
Scottish painting 1800-1950 and decorative
The next exhibition will be JeniterWood
7—21 Oct. Encompassing her still lifesin
oil and gouache from the mid 70s tothe
I BYZANTIUM Victoria Street. 225 1768.
No exhibition organised at present.
I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556
1010. Mon—Fri 10am-6pm; Sat
19th and early 20th century British and European paintings and watercolours.
I CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—8.30pm; Sat 9am—1pm.
Student work Until 30 September. A display of work by the students of the 369 Gallery education programme is on in the Fine Art Department.
There are no exhibitions organised for
the first two weeks ofOctober.
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Licensed cafe. [D].
Raymond Mason: Sculptures and Drawings Until 11 Nov. One ofthe most popular figurative sculptors still working. Mason has an international reputation based on the public monuments that he has undertaken for Paris. Washington and Montreal. His large scale works create dramatic tableaux drawn from ordinary situations. Jawaharlal Nehru 30 Sept—28 Oct. Photographs and panels on the life of India‘s first Prime Minister are displayed. in conjunction with the Indian High Commission. to celebrate the centenary of his birth. Wilhelmina Bams-Graham: Retrospective 1940-89 7 Oct—l8 Nov. About 1 l()works chosen by the artist and Douglas Hall. former Keeper of the National Gallery of Modern Art. I CITY CAFE 19 Blair Street. 2200125. Mon—Sat noon—lam; Sun noon—2.30pm & 6.30—11pm. Gavin Evans The City Cafe has recently installed a permanent collection oftwenty photographs commissioned from professional photographer. Gavin Evans. based on the theme of Edinburgh people. Amongst other projects Evans has previosly worked for CUT and Scotland on Sunday. I COLERIDGE GALLERY 47b George Street. 220 1305. Mon—Sat l()am—5.30pm. Prints by Gladys Mcavoy and Weavingstrom the Ramses Wissa Wasset School Until 9 Oct. Mcavoy produces delicately coloured linoprints onto high quality Japanese paper. whilst the weavings are from those who follow the path of Ramses Wissa Wasset. who believed that all humans were born artists and to whom the teaching of art was complete anathema. I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street. 2201260.Tue—Sat 12.30—5.30pm. Talking to the Monkey Until 30 Sept. New work by Janice McNab. a graduate of Edinburgh Art College. Her paintings and drawings in oil and charcoal are based on personal imagery.
Continual tnterterence 7—28 Oct. Rory Donaldson. who studied in Belfast. exhibits his photographic-based drawings encompassing themes from the domestic to the universal including some based on his response to Clause 28.
I CRAMOND SCULPTURE CENTRE Moray House College. Cramond Road North. 312 6001 ext 272. Sun—Sat l()am—nightfall. Buses to Cramond 41 and 18.
The next exhibition will take place at the begining of November ifsufficent funding is found.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 931]. Mon—Sat l()am—Spm.
lst Year Exhibition Until 31 Oct. Last year‘s new recruits get a chance to show howthey have progressed, in the Andrew Grant Gallery.
I ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION 23 Atholl Crescent, 229 1528. Mon—Sat 10am—4.30pm.
The gallery will be closed until the Christmas watercolour exhibition opens in December.
I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Mon—Sat noon—l 1pm; Sun 6.30—11pm. Landlorms Until 18 Oct. Kevin Maclean and Edward Scott. premier their prints in the first of a series of exhibitions of photographs called Stills on Tour. Organised by Stills Gallery. the exhibitions will tour small venues throughout Scotland. many of which don‘t normally hold exhibitions.
I FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street. 5560305. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat l()am—lpm.
Apart from a permanent collection of 19th and 20th century paintings. the next exhibition will be Pictures ol Edinburgh 3—28 Oct. From painters and furniture makers based in Edinburgh.
The Nymphenburg Hunt and Other Porcelain 8-28 Oct. Around 140 ornate pieces from Zelli‘s Gallery in London.
I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 6776. Tue—Fri 11am—6pm. Sat l()am—lpm.
Scottish Contemporary Art Until 17 Oct. A selection of work including ink drawings by Jane Egerton Helme and pastels by AB. Jasinski.
I FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.30am— 1 pm and 2—5.30pm.
The next exhibition will not be until the latter part ofOctober.
I THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY Market Street. 225 2383. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm Sun 1—5.30pm.
Gillian Ayres 7—19 Oct. A comprehensive selection of her circular paintings from this highly regarded abstract painter.
I GALERIE MIRAGES Raeburn Place . 3 1 5 2603. Tue—Sat 10.30am—4.30pm. Sun 2—4.30pm. closed Mondays.
Master Carvers until 11 Nov. Ornate woodearving. furniture and jewellery from Afghanistan. India and Pakistan.
I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat l()am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D] Cafe.
The gallery‘s justly renowned cafe is open Mon—Sat 10.30am—4.30pm: Sun 2.30—4.20pm. Cream teas will be served from 3—4. 15pm.
After the monster effort ofexhibiting Scottish Art Since 1900. the permanent exhibition returns with the emphasis. not surprisingly. on non-Scottish artists. Also throughout October and November there will be a small exhibition of Frances Hodgkins the New Zealand artist.
I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street. 556 6020. Tue—Fri l()am—Spm. Sat l()am—Ipm.
Touching North Until 27 Oct. A photographic exhibition of Andy Goldsworthy‘s idiosyncratic. organic sculptures. all built out ofsnow and ice at the North Pole. Goldsworthy captures the dramatic effects of northern light in this delightful collection.
I HANOVER FINE ART 22A Dundas Street. 5562181. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
Libby Anderson 2— 1 7 Oct. French and Scottish landscapes and still lifes in oils. Marie Wilson 2— 17 Oct. Seascapes and landscapes in pastels and oils.
I HILLSIDE GALLERY Hillside St, 5566440. Tue—Sat 10.30am—6pm.
Artists Abroad Until 14 Oct. A group of three illustrators present their sketches of foreign places and people. Alistair Hall has recently returned from a trip Down Under and his work in mixed media isa response to the great outdoors. Roland Wallis’ Moroccan series ‘Looking for Bogart‘is based on observations oftourists
in North Africa whilst lngy Smith‘s work is drawn from her round-the-world trip.
I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street , 668 2232. Mon 2—5pm. Tue 9am—5pm. Wed 2—7pm. Thurs 9am—5pm. Fri 9am-2pm.
The Intricacies oi Nature Until 20 Oct. Watcrcolours and drawings of the Tuscan environment by Michael Zyw. a Scottish artist living in the region.
I KINGFISHER GALLERY Northumberland Street Lane, 557 5454. Mon—Sat 10am—4.30pm.
Marysia Donaldson Until 30 Sept. Oil paintings. mainly still lifes by the wife of the Queen‘s painter.
Two Plus Two 5—14 Oct. The numbers in the title refer to a pair ofsculptors: Vincent Butler and William Landles. and a couple of painters: Tom Hutcheson and Andrew Leppard.
I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9.30am—6pm; Sat 10am-lpm.
19th and 20th Century Scottish landscapes and sporting prints until An Autumn Miscellany 18—28 Oct. Emma Carter. Mo Farquharson. Andrew Miller Mundy and Maggie Scott have all produced recent works with the emphasis on Miscellany rather than Autumn. as a theme. The exhibition includes sculptures. watercolours and work in terracotta.
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 5568921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
El Greco: Mystery and Illumination Until 15 Oct. Focusing on the series of FahuIa paintings. this small exhibition gives us a concentrated comparative analysis of El Greco‘s masterful use of Chiaroscuro and the effects of candlelight. Also a great opportunity to see the wonderful View of Toledo borrowed from New York‘s Metropolitan Museum. The next exhibition will be How Prints are Made on 26 October.
I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George 1V Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Fri
Art At Heart, Glasgow School at Art. The Glasgow School of Art is to be the lirst European Gallery to host an exhibition at sculptures by blind Japanese artists. Japan has along tradition at teaching sculpture to the blind, centred on the Tom Gallery in Tokyo, which otters the annual Tom Prize: a national award tor sculpture by visually-impaired pupils. The exhibition which is coming to Glasgow, Art At Heart, is a collection at thirty outstanding sculptures produced over the past tour decades and is jointly organised by the Tom Gallery and the HNIB. There will also be a seminar on the philosophy and practice of art education in schools tor the blind in Japan held by Matayuki Miyazaki and Shinji Nishino, on 3 October 11am—3pm. (Ross Parsons)
56 The List 29 September — 12 October 1989