A Christmas Invitation from


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to the Christmas Exhibition and our annual


Saturday 25 November 1989


23 Union Street, Edinburgh EH1 3LR (opposite Playhouse Theatre)



0 See how ORIGINAL PRINTS are made 0 0 MAKE YOUR OWN ET CHING 0 ' Buy a ticket for the PRINT RAFFLE 0 - PUNCH, MINCE PIES ' 0 BECOME A FRIEND - - Children '5 Entertainment with Aiden Bremner - H

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De Courcy's Arcade 5 Cresswell Lane GLASGOW GT 2 041 339 5373

Monday to Saturday 10.00—5.30

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24 Nov—14 Jan 1989

GLEN ONWIN Earth Icons The Chymical Garden

WILLIAM BURN A Bicentennial Celebration (In Fife 1820—1844)


Four on Tour Sculpture on display ‘Pan-Am’ by Eduardo Paolozzi

ADMISSION FREE 10am—5pm Daily, Sun 2pm—5pm Galleries closed 23 Dec—7 Jan

Crawford Arts Centre, 93 North Street, St Andrews (0334) 74610 Subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council


SUDSIU’SL’U by the Scottish Arts CounCll


Portraits from an Open Submission

25 November—13 January

Tuesday—Saturday 12.00—530



43 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh (031)2201911

be shown are Robin Uillanders. Anna Sommerville. David Williams. Robert Burns and Glyn Scatterly.

Portrait Workshop 25 November l()am—5pm. A chance to spend a day working with two of Scotland‘s leading portrait photographers. David Williams and Robin Gillanders.

I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat lilam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm. The Man Who Shot Garbo. Until 8 Jan. A major retrospective exhibition of the work of Clarence Sinclair Bull. one ofthe greatest American film studio portrait photographers. Though he was head ofthe stills department at Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer from 1924 until 1961 . his most famous publicity shots were ofGreta Gabo forAnna Christie, Mata Hari, Queen Christina and Camille which we re taken at the height of her career.

A Vision oi India Until 31 Ian. Fred Bremner was once a highly successful photographer in India. His prints on show here, are modern platinum ones made from Bremner‘s original glass negatives and feature fakirs. Afghan tribesmen. and the Begum of Bhopal in this richly varied selection of early photographs of the Jewel in the Crown.

I PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat 1()am-5.3()pm.

New Prints From Edinburgh Printmakers Until 17 Dec. George Donald. Susan Norrie. Robert Rivers and Carol Robertson are the printmakers showing. Annual Open Day 25 Nov. noon—5pm. A chance to see original prints being made.

and to indulge in some mince pies and punch. as well as the opportunity to buy or even win a print.

I QUEEN'S HALL (‘Ierk Street. Box Office 668 201‘). Mon—Sat “lam—5pm. Cafe. Naturally Felt Until 25 Nov. Felt imagesof exotic birds and floral settings from Christiana Sargent. former member ofthe Scottish (‘hamber Orchestra.

Fruther Impressions 27 Nov—22 Dec. Linda Farquharson presents her own idiosyncratic version of the signs ofthe zodiac.

I RIAS 15 Rutland Square. 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm.

Shetland Architecture Until 1 Dec. Though not a world leader in the architectural stakes. the solid crofts and kirks from the far far north may make interesting viewing.

Focus Ceramics 4—8 Dec. An exhibition of I9th century style tiles.

I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 557 (I707. Mon—Sat “lam—6pm.

The Scotish Society oi Artists on Paper Until 2 Dec. The large annual open exhibition for all Scottish artists. organised by the SSA.

Fortuanaro Depero 8 Dec—«i Ian. A retrospective of the varied career of the artist who co-wrote the Futurist's Manifesto and worked on the early designs for (‘ampari logos.

Also showing during these dates will be Sappho Fragments: Rose Frain. Work From the Scottish Diary: Don Anderson and Recent Works: Bob Cargill. Banners depicting the

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Albert Irvin, Talbot Rice

This is a truly warming exhibition tor the winter months. Bert Irvin is now in his late 60s and one oi the grand old men at British painting - many artists of all ages turned out to celebrate the opening oi this first stop oi his touring retrospective exhibition, in the city where he had his Iirst one-person show. The gallery is tilled with exuberant colour and gesture; rich blues and olives vie with chrome yellows and oranges, each canvas dealing with two orthree main colours. The eitect is to make the eyes dance. Many people have attempted painting in similar iashion, but few have succeeded so well; just as generosity oi spirit can be discerned in hand-writing, so too Irvin’s generosity and joie de vivre seem clear in these emotional, physical works.

The earliest work on show Is irom 1960, a domestic-sized work irom the time Irvin’s studio was in his home. Much more than any other work, it's very much ‘oi its time’. In the late 60s

he helped set up communal studios in disused warehouses in London (among the iirst of their kind), and the paintings become the shape at warehouse walls. Irvin stretches raw canvas, which is rested horizontally on tin cans, and

works with diluted acrylic paints which give a watercolour effect, and thicker paint to build up layers and iuxtapositions of colour. The latest paintings are huge—two 10" x 10ft, one 10ft x 20ft. He came to Edinburgh in August with a ruler to check they would fit. These are more concerned with layering and spatial eiiects, reilecting the techniques used for the last decade’s covetable prints, shown upstairs. All the paintings are named after streets Irvin has walked along; ‘Roxburgh' is nothing to do with football, but is named after his daughter’s home. The largest, ‘Nicolson', is the street of the Talbot Rice, and (in this rarer spelling) the maiden name oi his wife, Betty. (Hilary Robinson)

60 The List 24 November— 7 December 1989