ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
THE SUMMER OF ’89
recently rediscovered photographs of Scotland 100 years ago.
man, musician, universalist.
1 December 1989 - 28 February 1990. Mon-Fri 9.300m-5.00pm Sat 9.300m-l.00pm
Sun 2.00pm-5.00pm Admission Free.
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Mon—Fri 10-6 Sat 10-530
94 GEORGE STREET EDINBURGH 031 225 5955
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SEA AND SHORE Paintings & Crafts
SUSAN CROSS Jewellery
KITCHEN SINK DRAMA
Robbie Bushe, Byzantium Gallery, Edinburgh.
Bushe's idiosyncratic collection oi drawings and paintings are iniluenced, among otherthings, by time spent as a barman in Aberdeen and as a kitchen assistant in Viva Mexico, Edinburgh. Not the most dramatic oi inspirations
one might suppose, but he has exploited a iascinatlon with kitchen sinks and dirty washing to produce a series oi oiten amusing, sometimes disturbing images which reveal a wry perspective and an engaging
; understanding oi form.
As much space is devoted to
drawings as paintings, which provides a rare opportunity to compare methods in the two mediums. The drawings
reveal a concern with depth which is
ilattened out, but not disregarded in the paintings. These are, understandably, more concerned with colour and texture both oi which are handled with dexterity. Murky lorms contrast with luminous, smooth textures with rough. A halt-lit world inhabited by gormless men and moth-eaten women.
Bush manages to create a world to peer into, so that we are witnessing a private moment, unposed iorthe camera. Only an elongated cat which appears in most oithe paintings is aware oi our presence, looking out oi the picture irame onto the outside world, sometimes regarding us, as well as the inhabitants oi its pictorial world, with disquieting irony. (Jo Roe)
‘ The Man Who Shot Garbo
Sinclair Bull SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
to 8 January
lQueen Street Edinburgh
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Contemporary British artwork in glass is currently on special offer over the festive period and beyond. at least until 13 January.
I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street. 220 126i). Tue—Sat 12.3()—5.3()pm.
Closed until 13 January when Paintings by Pamela Richardson opens.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place, 229 931 1. Mon—Sat li)am~5pm. ".088. Degree Show 1 1—27 Jan. The first four students to take their Mastersof Design at the college exhibit their work in the Andrew Grant Gallery.
Annual Drawing and Painting 11—27 Jan. Student work.
I ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION 23 Atholl Crescent, 229 1528. Mon—Sat
10a m-4 . 30pm .
Now that their festive show has finished the gallery will be dormant till the endof January.
I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road, 228 2688. Mon—Sat noon—1 1pm; Sun 6.30—11pm. Thirty Years at Cuban Cinema: Screenprints and Posters Until 12 Jan (closed 24~26 Dec & 31 Dec—2 Jan). Havana seen these before? Back by popular demand come the colourful cinema posters used to advertise three decades of Cuban films.
I FINE ART SOCIETY 137 George Street. 220 6370. Mon—Fri 9.3()am—5.30pm, Sat IOam—lpm.
The first exhibition at the new George street premises is Leonard Roseman: A War Retrospective Until 13 Jan. A collection of Second World War paintings by the erstwhile fireman and sailor, Rosoman. Also the new Gallery is due to receive a painting by John Everett Millais. as well as a Racburn and a Degas, which are on their way up from London.
I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 6776. Tue—Fri 11am—6pm. Sat 10am—1pm.
Christmas Sale Week Until 23 Dee. A selection of work from the gallery‘s stock goes on sale, just in time for Christmas. The gallery will then close until 30 January.
I THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY Market Street. 225 2383. Mon—Sat Ilium—5.30pm Sun 1—5.3()pm.
Alchlmle Until 14 Jan. The Milan-based design group reputedly at the forefront of international design present a selection of their work in the upper gallery. The space. though meant to resemble a room in a
house. succeeds only in looking more like a showroom.
Willi Baumeister (1889—1955): Drawings. Gouaches, Collages Limit 14 Jan. An exhibition of works on paper by the one-time Professor of Frankfurt School of Art. whose experimental paintings reﬂect his scientific research into colour.
I GALERIE MIRAGES Raeburn Place. 315 2603. Tue—Sat 1(i.3()am «1.30pm. Sun 2—4.3(Ipm. closed Mondays.
Christmas Exhibition t'niil 4 Jan. Wall hangings, brooches and carved animals will be among the jewellery and embroidery from the liast on display. Special Sale I-ZOJan. Pieces that would not normally go on display can be snapped up at bargain prices. some are chipped and repaired, others are just from the gallery's stock.
I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 556 8921. Mon~Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D] Cafe.
The gallery‘s justly renowned cafe is open Mon—Sat 10.30am—4.3()pm; Sun 2.30—4.2(Ipm. Cream teas will be served from 3—4.15pm.
English Art 1920-1960: Paintings From the Elizabeth Watt Bequest Throughout Dec & Jan (closed 25, 26 Dec & 1—3 Jan). Miss Watt‘s unerring eye for a future force in painting enabled her to collect works by John Piper, Ivon ilitchens and John Tunnard. among others. at the start of their careers. The collection constitutes more than fifty items. the rump ofit being taken up with English paintings from the 192(lsto the 195(Js.
I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street. 556 6020. Tue-Fri lilam—Spm. Sat lllam— 1 pm.
Kate Whiteiord Until 26 Jan. ()ne of Scotland's most talented female artists. now living and working in London. exhibits some of her recently completed gesso panels.
I HANOVER FINE ART 22a Dundas Street. 5562181. Mon—Hi IliamwSJOpm; Sat li)am~4pm.
Small Paintings ior Christmas limit 30 Dec. Over one hundred and fifty works by around fifty artists. Includingoil paintings. watcrcolours, sculptures. jewellery. and woodfired stoneware by Andrew Richards.
Artists New to the Gallery 6—21) Jan. The new names include Simon Cook. Eugeniesz Jarych. Josephine Manby.
52 The List 22 December 1989 - 11 January 1990