ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Dorothy Vaughan and John Walker. After they have made a briefappearanee the gallery will close for a week.
I HILLSIDE GALLERY Hillside St. 556 6440.
Clare Mackie: A Touch ol Humour Until 23 Dec. More than a touch of humouris apparent in these hugelyentcrtaining illustrations by a young artist whose work has featured on the cover of this very magazine.
The gallery will then be taking a well deserved break until 23January.
I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street. 668 2232. Mon 2-5pm. Tue 9am—5pm. Wed 2—7pm. Thurs 9am—5pm. Fri 9am—2pm. NB until Man the gallery will only be open Mon-Fri 9am-- 1 pm.
The L081 Paradise Until 31 Jan. (closed 25. 26 Dec & 1.2 Jan). Etchings by the Italian artist Enrico Baj. in which he offers an interpretation of Milton‘s famous work. I KINGFISHER GALLERY Northumberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Mon-- Fri 10am—4.30pm. Sat 10am—1pm.
Women Artists 1990 12-27 Jan. Paintings by Mardi Barrie. Marysa Donaldson. Bet Low. Joyce Cairns and sculpture by Brenda Clouson.
I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon-Fri 9.30am—6pm: Sat IIIam-lpm.
Christmas Exhibition Until 23 Dec. Seventeen contemporary British artists in a festive season show.
The gallery will then return to a show of prints from stock forJanuary. beginning the day after New Year's day.
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 5568921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
The TumerWatercoIours 4—31 Jan. Their Vaughan Bequest gets its annual showing. Last year it was enlarged to include a further twenty illustrations by Turner and this year they will be hung in the newmore spacious Drawing Gallery on the main floor. Drawings by Allan Ramsey will also be on show until 31 January.
I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am--lpm; Sun 2pm—5pm.
The Summer at '89 Until 28 Feb. A remarkable collection of photographs of Scotland taken during the summer of 1889 when Dr FG. Smart ofTunbridge Wells embarked on a journey around Scotland. This visual record was recently unearthed in a secondhand bookshop in Stockport by Bob Charnley. who has painstakingly researched the location ofeach photograph.
Ronald Stevenson Until 28 Feb. An exhibition that charts the life and timesof one of Scotland's best known contemporary composers.
I NETHERBOW43 High Street. 5569579. Mon—Sat mam—4.30pm and evenings when performances. Cafe.
Christmas Exhibition Until 23 Dec. Paintings. sculptures and ceramics by Jane Fletcher and Susan Nuttgens.
Two of the artists. Jane Fletcher and Susan Nuttgens. from the above exhibition. will also be showing their work in Shorelines 8—27Jan.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am-6pm. Sat 10am—4pm.
Christmas Exhibition: On a Small Scale Until 31 Dec. A mixed exhibitionof contemporary British paintings and ceramics as well as jewellery by Susan Barr.
From the Director's Chair 6—25 Jan. The gallery invited 28 directors of public and private galleries throughout Britain to select one work by a contemporary Scottish artist to be hung in thisexhibition. I PORTFOLIO GALLERY AT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 1911. Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm.
Portrayal Until 13 Jan (closed 26 Dec—4 Jan). The Gallery’s annual open exhibition concentrates this year on
TRIUMPH IN ADVERSITY
llka Gedo: Paintings, Pastels, Drawings, 1932-85, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow.
The central European Jewish background at Ilka Gedo, who was born in Budapest in 1921, is indispensable to a consideration at the inlluences which allected her vigorous approach to questions at representation and a theory at colour. Enlivened by Goethe's reﬂections on the properties at colour and light which could attain mystical qualities through the control at the composition, Gedo’s grounding in a Judeo-Germanic philosophical tradition was imbalanced by the prejudice against her identity as a woman artist, and as a Jew oppressed by Nazism and the violence at Stalinist
This retrospective covers the greater part at her lite, and allows her notebooks, replete with aesthetic lormulae and poetic mlndscapes oi colour patterns, and the drawings and paintings chronicling the events which inlluenced her lite and work, to untold and reveal the diversity oi her work and the adversity she laced, both physically during her time in the Budapest ghetto and intellectually even lrom triendly male critics.
Herwork remains a testament to her development and history. Later paintings possess the psychoanalytic depth at a lairytale as well as a clarity in the representation at colour which is both therapeutic and perceptually comlorting. Her drawings however, centre on the suffering ol the sell and community during the Holocaust.
Recalling Vaclac Havel's term “the solidarity ol the shaken', Gedo’s work during this time acts as her moment at reprieve to overcome the hopeless indignity and squalor at human existence. Having lost all illusions ol control over her lite, her drawings depict the activity at daily lile with a compassion which, although it lorgets hope, believes in the possibilities ol compassion.
The exhibition is worthy both as a historical document and as an artistic dialogue between the act at creation and the human lorces which somehow overcome the censoring at this expression. (Lorna J. Waite)
portraiture. From seven hundred prints submitted. Sara Stevenson. the Curator of Photography at the National Portrait Gallery. has selected forty portraits. Among those whose work will be shown are Robin Gillanders. Anna Sommerville. Robert Burns, Glyn Scatterly and David Ilarrold — whose portrait of Pierre
Victoire was commissioned by this very
Basic Darkroom Technique 13 Jan. Ham—«1pm. An essential workshop for those wishing to use the darkroom facilities at Photography Workshop.
I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. The Man Who Shot Garbo. Until 8Jan (closed 25. 26 Dec & 1—3 Jan). A major retrospective exhibition of the work of Clarence Sinclair Bull. one of the greatest American film studio portrait photographers. Though he was head ofthe stills department at MGM from 1924 until 1961. his most famous publicity shots were of Greta Garbo for Anna (,‘hristie, Mata Hari. Queen (.‘ltristina and Camille which were taken at the height of her career.
A Vision DI India Until 31 Jan. 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
I PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
The Gallery will be closed until mid January when an exhibition of Prints lrorn the Four Scottish Art Schools opens.
I DUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. Box Office 6682019. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Cafe. Further Impressions Until 22 Dec. Linda Farquharson presents her own idiosyncratic version of the signs ofthe zodiac.
Victor Farris 3 Jan—4 Feb. Watercolours. mainly landscapes. which take wateras their theme.
I RIAS 15 Rutland Square. 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9.30am-5pm.
Architects as Artists Until 12 Jan. Paintings by those normally more concerned with creating urban landscapes than capturing them‘on canvas.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 5570707. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Sappho Fragments Until 6Jan. A seriesof works made from handmade paper/paper pulp by Rose Frain are complemented by the words of Sappho, the famed female poet of Lesbos.
Work From the Scottish Diary: Don Anderson and Recent Works: Bob Cargill. Until 6Jan. Also banners from the Cyrenians Workshop. depicting the Twelve Days of Christmas. will be displayed. Their next exhibition will open 18January.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN 552 7171. Gardens. Mon—Sat 10am—sunset; Sun Ham-sunset. Plant houses and exhibitions (mounted in Inverleith House) Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am-5pm. Green Belt Around the Sahara Until 28 Feb (closed 25 Dec & 1 Jan). The precarious existence of those living on the edges of the great desert and the efforts being made to establish a ‘green belt‘ round its circumference. provide the subject ofthis exhibition.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Sun 2-6pm.
Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour 20 J an— I 5 Feb.
I SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate. 556 8136. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
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