ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
9.30am-5pm; Sat 9.30am—lpm; Sun 2pm—5pm.
300 Years 300 Books Until 11 November. An exhibition celebrating the tercentenary ofthe founding ofthe 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 ofthat 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.officially the smallest book in the world.
I NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 5569579. Mon—Sat 10am—4.30pm and evenings when performances. Cafe.
Here and There 4—28 Oct. lngebjorg Smith‘s colourful pictorial diary records her travels in Greece. Portugal. Kenya. India. Thailand. Malaysia. Australia and Scotland.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—4pm.
French Suite Until 12 Oct. Large. bold. mainly figurative work in oils by Robert Saunders.
Bettina Starke Until 12 Oct. Ebony inlaid with silver is amongst the bold geometric pieces on display.
Campbell Gordon and Fiona Shelton Until 12 Oct. Work in glass.
PORTFOLIO GALLERY AT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 I91l.Tuc—Satnoon—5.30pm. Baby Sittings Until 14 Oct. Inspired by the formal aspect of 19th century portrait photography. Sue Packer has evolved a collection of humorous. large-scale portraits of babies under the age of 18 months.
Also on 30 September. Reinventing Our Public and Private Lives Jo Spence. Rhonda Wilson and Roberta McGrath will look at the diverse meanings offamily photographs and suggest new ways of creating personal and public images ofthe family. and women at work.
I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon-Sat 10am—Spm; Sun 2—5pm. William Adam Tercentenary Exhibition Until 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.
Patrons and Painters Until 8 Oct. The Exhibition covers the period from the late 17th century through the period of the Act of Union to the rising of 1745 - a time of political turmoil when the patronage of men of power was as important in the arts world as it was in the political sphere. Some of the best known Scottish painters of this period are represented.
After this next specific exhibition will beA Vision of India which is a collection of photographs by Fred Bremner taken in the heyday of the Empire.
I PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Prints From the Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop 2—31 Oct. Those involved in this exhibition include Sam Ainslie. John Bellany. Bill Gear. Keith McIntyre and Barbara Rae. Also there will be a weekend of Open Workshops 30 Sept and 1 Oct. With sessions on lithography. etching and screenprinting.
I OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. Box Office 6682019. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Cafe. Captive Commuters Until 30 Sept. Anne Ilodge encapsulates the loneliness ofthe long distance commuter in her paintings. Anne Devine 2—3() Oct. An exhibition of the work recently shown in Glasgow. Her paintings in oil, gouache drawings and lithographs blend elements of Indian and
Western imagery. I RIAS 15 Rutland Square. 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9. 30am—5pm.
Architecture in Shetland 29 Sept-29 Oct. A
photographic exhibition of building styles in the far. far north. I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 557 0707. Mon-Sat loam-6pm. Derek Jarman 4—28 Oct. Over thirty works in a variety of media by the famed cinematographer. The exhibition includes some very special works that he has produced annually. on the date he discovered that he had contracted AIDS. Michael Peckham 4—28 Oct. Recent paintings by a doctor who has specialised in the treatment of cancer. particularly in young adult patients. He is also one of the founders of the Bob Champion Cancer Trust and actively involved in supporting several more.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN 552 7171. Gardens Mon—Sat 9am—sunset; Sun llam—sunset. Plant houses and exhibitions (mounted in lnverleith House) Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 11am—5pm. Aborigines of the Amazon: The Yanomani 4 Oct—l6 Nov. An exhibition ofstunning photographs recording the way of life of the largest group of uncultured lowland Indians in South America. The photographs by Victor Englebert are accompanied by text from the President of Survival International (the group that organised the show). Robin Hanbury-Tension. There will also be a small exhibition of Indian artefacts, some brought over from South America. whilst others have been made by Lothian schoolchildren from authentic materials. Maraca 4 Oct—16 Nov. The photographic results of a year-long expedition which involved two hundred experts from the Royal Geographical Society. who travelled to and then dissected a Brazilian rain forest. on an island in a tributary of the Amazon.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound, 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Sun 2—6pm.
William McTaggart Until 29 Oct. McTaggart‘s early work was influenced by the brilliant colour and detail ofthe Pre-Raphaelites. but he soon evolved an expressive and free manner, disregarding criticisms of sketchiness and lack of finish. Architect Artists Until 6 Oct. An open exhibition for Scottish architects with invited artist Sir Eduardo Palozzi showing some of his work.
I SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate. 556 8136. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
New Work: Open 6—22 Oct. An open exhibition for invited artists.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat lOam—lpm.
Malor 20th Century Scottish Paintings Until 4 Oct. Many of the big names in Scottish painting that the Gallery has exhibited in the past go on show as well as some new acquisitions in the Main Gallery.
iiarry More-Gordon: Recent Paintings Until 4 Oct. Watercolour portraits and still lifes from an artist who has worked as an illustrator and designer but now travels the world undertaking commissioned portraits.
Prints by Tessa Beaver and Inger Lawrence Until 4 Oct. The two present abstract images in embossed etchings and woodblock prints in the Back Gallery Borders Crafts Association Until 4 Oct. Ten of the leading grafters at craftwork from the Borders will be exhibiting their work.
William Littleiohn 9 Oct-1 Nov. Watercolours of interiors and still lifes on his favorite themes: fish. mirrors and Japanese fans.
Alberto Morrocco 9 Oct—1 Nov. This selection of watercolours. pastels and drawings include nudes and interiors with
The photographic results of an extraordinary year-long expedition into darkest Brazil will be on show at Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Gardens from 4 October. The journey, undertaken by over two hundred experts in all scientific disciplines, makes anything from Ripping Yarns seem like a day trip to North Berwick. At the end of their trek the scientists camped on, and thoroughly dissected, a Brazilian rain forest located on an island in the of a tributary of the Amazon. Maraca records their findings there, whilst The Yanomani exhibition comprises a set of stunning photographic images of the largest group of unacculturated lowland Indians in South America. There will be a talk by the leader of the ecological survey of Maraca, Dr Jimmy Rafter, on 5 October at 3pm. Both exhibitions will be in the Exhibition Hall of the Royal Botanic Gardens, (Mon—Sat Sam—sunset, Sun "am-sunset), 4 Oct—16 Nov. (Ross Parsons)
Philip Reeves 9 Oct—l Nov. A major influence on the development ofmodern printmaking in Scotland. his new works reﬂect time spent recently in Turkey and Portugal.
Surface Riches 9 Oct-1 Nov. Pleated silk fabrics and textured precious metalwork form the basis of this exhibition of work by Jane Harris and Alison Bradley.
Guy Taplln: A Scottish Journey 9 Oct—1 Nov. Intriguing carvings made from driftwood that the artist collected from Scottish beaches.
I SCOTTISH PHOTOGRAPHS WORKS 14a Nelson Street, 556 4017 (phone for appointment).
Scottish Photographers A gallery representing the most exciting contemporary Scottish photographers. There is a permanent print holding giving a varied display. On sale from the gallery is David Williams‘ book Pictures From No Man ’3 Land and the Raymond Moore photogravure entitled Ayr1979.
I SCOTTISH RECORD OFFICE West Register House. Charlotte Square. 556 6585. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm.
Strange Revolutions: Scotland 1688-89 Until further notice.
I STEP GALLERY 39 Howe Street. 556 1613. Mon—Fri 11am—5.30pm; Sat llam—4pm; Sun 12-3pm.
The Gallery will be closed until the end of October. It will then reopen with a display of work by Derek Robertson on 4
I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sat Ham—5.30pm.
Bodies of Experience Until 14 Oct. An exhibition that addresses the impact that the AIDS virus has had on society and individuals through the medium of constructed pieces as well as related stories and prints. There is also to be aone day conference on HIV at the Gallery on 26 September. for details contact the Gallery.
Free guided tours of the exhibition are available.
I TALBOT RICE ART GALLERY Old College. University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 667 1011. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (6pm and Sun 2-6pm during Festival)
There to Remain Until 18 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 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm and late during performances.
In the Club 2—31 Oct. The Workshop‘s first photographic commission is an original look at bands from Edinburgh.
I 359 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon-Sat 10.30am—5.30pm.
Northern Horizons: New Art From Norway Until 30 Sept. Under the auspices ofthe Norwegian government the gallery has sent an exhibition to Scandinavia and in return three Norwegian painters and one sculptor will be showing here.
57° 10' North 7 Oct-25 Nov. The exhibition of recent work from Kate Downie. Phil Duthie. Brian Macbeath. lan Robertson and Graeme Swanson. all graduates of Gray‘s School of Art a decade ago. that has been on show in Aberdeen. Hence the title. Unfortunately the billing is now geographically incorrect.
Paintings by Tina Leppanen-Ritchie 7—28 Oct. Recently finished work from this Finnish artist.
Common Causes 7—28 Oct. Drawings and paintings of figures. part real and part symbolic by Gillian Farmer.
I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 5566366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.
The New Scottish Embroidery Group 2— 14 Oct. The group was formed in 1981 with the specified aim of making embroidery more accessible to the public.
The gallery also offers a picture framing service.
I WASPS STUDIOS Patriothall. Hamilton Place. 225 1289. Mon—Sat 2-5.30pm. Worthy of a visit.
I WAVERLEY TAYLOR GALLERY 54 Constitution Street. 553 4536. Tue—Fri 11am—6pm. Sat 11am—4pm.
Marcel O’Connor: Recent Work Until 30 Sept. The Northern Irish artist presents some of his abstract work which is influenced by Byzantine art.
All at Sea 6—28 Oct. Ivan Polley displays his prints with a nautical theme to them.
I WILKIE HOUSE Cowgate. 225 2079.
Art classes have begun again contact Gallery for details.
A selective round-up oi Museums listed first by city, then by venue. running in alphabetical order.
I DURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm‘. Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [D]
A wealth of treasure collected by Edwardian tycoon William Burrell.
I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM The University of Glasgow. 339 8855. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am— 1 pm.
Used as a study collection as much asa public facility. the Hunterian is
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