Twelve Days of Christmas from the Cyrenians' Workshop will also be displayed. I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN 552 7171. Gardens Mon—Sat (him—sunset: Sun lIam—sunset. Plant houses and exhibitions (mounted in Inverleith House) Mon—Sat mam—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Aborigines oi the Amazon: The Yanomani L'ntil 311 Nov. An exhibition ofstunning photographs recording the way of life of the largest group of uncultured lowland Indians in South America. Maraca L'ntil 31) 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 A mazon. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 667]. Mon—Sat Ilium—6pm. Sun 2—6pm. Edward Summerton: Paintings 24 Nov— 15 Dec. Recent work from the recipient of the Alistair Salvcson Award. The RGI In Edinburgh 26 Nov— 1 7 Dec. I SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 141) Canongate. 556 8136. Mon—Sat “lam—5.30pm. The next exhibition organised by the Scottish Craft Centre is Buying Futures which will be held at the City Art Centre and will run from 25 November until 6 January. I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 1(lant—6pm1Sat Illam— 1 pm. Jack Knox: Recent Works Until 29 Nov. Though a frequent exhibitor at the Gallery. this is Jack's first soloexhibition here since 1966. llisoils. pastelsand drawings were inspired by landscapes as diverse as Illinois. Arran and France. Martin Rayner: Constructions Until 29 Nov. Powerful woodcarved images inspired by the sea. Andrew Smith: Paintings Until 29 Nov. Vivid. colourful oils that focus on diverse elements ofsociety in Edinburgh. Robin Welch: Ceramics. Paul Musgrove: Glass Until‘2‘) Nov. 'I‘wenty or so pieces from this leading studio potter. and glasswork from a widely exhibited artist. Sea and Shore 2—23 Dec. TheirChristmas exhibition will have a marine theme running through it. The show will include paintings by Black. Iiardley. Houston. I’eploe and Watson as well as carvings. constructions. ceramics and glasswork. I SCOTTISH PHOTOGRAPHS WORKS 1421 Nelson Street. 556 41117 (phone for appointment). Contemporary Scottish Photographers. I SCOTTISH RECORD OFFICE West . Register House. Charlotte Square. 556 6585. Mon—Fri 1(lam—4pm. Strange Revolutions: Scotland 1588—89 Ifntil further notice. I STEP GALLERY 3‘) Howe Street. 556 1613. Mon—I‘ri 1 lam-5.3llpm'. Sat 11am—4pm; Sun 12—3pm.


Russian Drawings, Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow.

The Bolshevik Revolution oi 1917 not only announced the arrival oi a new social order, it also introduced a new and complementary cultural language. Tension and diversity there may have been, but at least one consideration held the Soviet artistic community together: the cult oi the aristocratic patron was gone. ‘High’ art dissolved into the search lor universal torms.

So what became oi the old ‘White’ culture? What happened to the briein dominant ‘World oi Art’ movement, with its realist tendencies and its emphasis on the theatrical adornment oi the human iigure? And what became oi the patron, the vital ‘other hali’ oi Tsarist cultural lite?

Some clues, at least, are held in the exhibition currently on display at the Hunterian. The Ashmolean collection oi Russian drawings is founded upon the bequests at three emigres, oi whom

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the most important is Mikhail Braikevitch. A member at the 1917 Provisional Government, Braikevitch made two collections during his iiletime, the lirst as a wealthy member at Tsarist society, the second as an exile, living out his days in Paris alongside many at his iavourite artists.

The contrast between the two collections is revealing. The iirst can be seen as evidence of a simple preierence ior ‘World oi Art’ realism: a taste for the sensuous reproduction oi society lite, and a revulsion towards the impersonal aesthetics oi the onrushing avant-garde movement. The second shows a similar bent, with artists like Somov and Bakst once again much in evidence, but this time the works have a moribund quality: reproductions, which allowed Braikevitch to remain in contact with a world which had by then passed away. (Philip Kingsley)

Derek Robertson Until 2 Dec. The

exhibition reveals two strands of his work. an accomplished illustrator of wildlife as well as a perpetrator of more imaginative work influenced by Will Maclean. Christmas Show From 4 Dec. A mixed show from the Gallery‘s stock.

I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sat Ham—5.30pm.

Picturing Women: Part 2 25 Nov—22 Dee. Lorna Bates. who focuses her work on the Family Album and Della Mathieson. whose work documents the lives of Scottish Asian Women. form the second

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The Desperate Elements’ New Paintings 4—2? November

part of this exhibition.

I TALBOT RICE ART GALLERY Old College. University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 667 1(111.Tue—Sat 1(lam—5pm.

Albert Irvin: Paintings (1959-89) 16 Dec. Ten very large abstract paintings feature in this exhibition organised with the Serpentine Gallery in London.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Mon—Sat l()am—5pm and late during performances.

Ray Hutchinson: Retrospective Until 30 Nov. A security guard at the National

Gallery. Raymond has exhibited

alongside John Houston and Elizabeth Blackadder. He also manages to sell many of his screenprints on the Mound during his off-duty time.

Testament l Dec—412m. The pictures by Lawrence Nowosad set out to examine the widening gaps in Scottish society.

I 369 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon—Sat 1().3(lam—5.3(ipm.

57° 10' North Until 25 Nov. The exhibition of recent work from a group offormer students of Gray's School of Art. has been on show in Aberdeen. Hence the map reference in the title. Unfortunately the billing is now geographically incorrect. Robert Maclaurin: Recent Paintings Until 25 Nov. In his first solo show at the 36‘). Maclaurin‘s work is dominated by images ofTurkey. He concentrates on the inland landscapes. inspired by frequent trips to the Near East.

Recent work by Margaret Robertson Until 25 Nov. The first solo show by this Inverkeithing artist.

Fionna Carlisle 2 Dec—27 J an. A retrospective exhibition of paintings from this ScTittish artist now resident in Crete. Small Paintings ior Christmas 2—23 Dec. A mixed show of work by 36‘) artists.

Artists’ Group Winter Exhibition 2—23 Dec. A selection of work from the artists that use the six studios at the Gallery.

I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 1(1.3()am—4pm.

Atlantic Iniluences Until 25 Nov. Watercolours ofTiree by Frank Curran. The Gallery also offers a picture framing

Christmas Exhibition 4—30 Dec. Oils. watercolours and pottery as well as metal sculpture by Les Drummond and jewellery by Sheana Stephen will be on show. .

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 Westbow. Grassmarket. 226 2633. Tue—Sat

1 lam—1 1pm.

The Twelve Days oi Christmas Until 22 Dec. Throwing themselves into the festive spirit, Artis have commissioned twelve Scottish artists to produce new work on the above theme. amongst the artists involved are Robbie Bushe. Jan Nimmo and Mary Louise Colouris.

I WASPS STUDIOS Patriothall. Hamilton Place. 225 1289. Mon—Sat 2—5.3()pm.

The studios are having an Open anon Sunday 3 December. noon—5pm. A chance to see the studios and their occupants, a group show ofwork will be held on the ground floor.

Alison Scott 24 Nov—9 Dec. Handmade paper pressed into pictures from this talented young Edinburgh artist.

I WAVERLEY TAYLOR GALLERY 54 Constitution Street. 553 4536. Tue—Fri 11am—6pm. Sat 1 1am—4pm.

The Gallery is closed for a minimum of three months.

I WILKIE HOUSE Cowgate. 225 2079.

Art classes have begun again. contact Gallery for details.



The second part of an exhibition exploring Scottish Women in Photography since 1945

25th November-22nd December LORNA BATES and DELLA MATHESON

Gallery Talk Tuesday 5th December 7.30pm LORNA BATES and DELLA MATHESON will discuss their themes of The Family Album and Scottish Asian Women.

Admission £1.50 (£1), Friends Free

Gallery open Tues—Sat11am—5.30pm. Admission Free. 105 High Street, Edinburgh, 031 5571140

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