ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
h. i w ", 48:63 7"" Picturing Women, Part2, Stills, Edinburgh. In the second part oi the exhibition, the work oi Lorna Bates and Della Matheson is ieatured, iocusing respectively on representations oi sell/other within the lamin album and Asian women whose social reality is that ol existing within ‘two cultures’. Lorna Bates, as daughter, sister, re-photographer oi the tamiiy album, presents images to us which resemble a visual diary oi tamiiy relationships which areboth intimate and challenging, yet investigative and sell-consciously unresolved. To tell the ‘truth’, through reworking tamiiy snapshots, often taken by her lather, would be to reduce the dynamics oi the relationships to a iorm which was static. Rather, Bates’ juxtaposes old snapshots with re-enactments oi the scenes which reveal the passing oi time, the growth oi awareness at gender stereotypes and the skiliul use oi the camera as an extension other imagination ot the ‘iemale gaze’ within her immediate tamiiy, as it was and how it could be in the tuture. Through the pulling together oi lragments oi memory which construct her history and the addition oi images which
"a. .1: TM ./~'«""v.. coniront this, Bates’ works with her identity to empower and rethink herseit within the autobiography oi the tamiiy. Racial sterotypes are both parodied and attacked implicitly, in images oi Asian women living in Scotland, by Della Matheson. Despite the problematic nature oi her pbsition as an outsider and the ditiicuities oi representation which result trom this, she has created images which challenge the attributes oi the stereotype — overly iertile, ‘exotic other’, wealthy, sexually oppressed - against the background oi the reality oi racism within the city and the tensions Iorced upon marginalized groups ior whom acceptance and identity become a process oi negotiation. For women, oppression is both on the basis at race and gender, as illustrated in the photograph oi a young black woman wearing Western dress sitting beneath a batik oi a hail-naked indian dancer. Her gaze is assertive and coniident, assimilatlng yet retaining her ditierence with autonomy. images at black women allowing their control can bopeiully disrupt the hegemony oi the dominant group. Following this, Della Matheson’s work engages with some oi these ditiicuities. (Lorna Waite)
How Prints are Made Until 17 Dec. The exhibition traces the development otthe printing ofartistic images from the 15th century to more modern times. Major works are on loan from the Fitzwilliam. Hunterian and the British Museum and amongst the artists whose techniques can be scrutinised are Rembrandt. Goya. Picasso. Manet and Matisse. Throughout November various techniques will be demonstrated every Thursday 2-3.30pm. I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George 1V Bridge. 226 4531. Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm; Sat 9.3()am-Ipm; Sun 2pm—5pm.
The Summer oi '89 1 Dec—28 Feb. A collection of photographs ofScotIand taken during the summer of 1889.
Ronald Stevenson I Dec—28 Feb. An exhibition that charts the life and times of one of Scotland’s best known contemporary composers.
I NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 556 9579.
Mon—Sat lOam—4.3(Ipm and evenings when performances. Cafe.
Nell Stewart: Recent Works Until 25 Nov. Linocuts and paintings featuring the Old Town.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—4pm. -
Christmas Exhibition 25 Nov—31 Dec. A mixed exhibition ofcontemporary British paintings and ceramics as well as jewellery by Susan Barr.
I PORTFOLIO GALLERY AT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 43 Candlemaker Row, 220 191 l . Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm.
Portrayal 25 Nov—13 Jan. The Gallery's annual open exhibition concentrates this year on portraiture. From seven hundred prints submitted, Sara Stevenson, the Curator of Photography at the National Portrait Gallery, has selected forty portraits. Amongst those whose work will
BEA/somndliEnaEs GoLn AWARDS EXHIBITION
A MAJOR EXHIBITION ON THE THEME OF 'OUALITY'
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NEWBERY GALLERY ART
107 ReNFRew STREET GLASGOW MONDAY TO THURSDAY 9.30AM-9PM FRIDAY 9.30AM-5PM
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NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND THE MOUND~ EDINBURGH 26 October - 17 December 1989 Monday to Saturday 10 — 5 8 Sunday 2 -S Admission Free
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