ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Ilam-4pm. An essential workshop for those wishing to use the darkroom facilities at Photography Workshop. Grace Robertson: Photojoumalist ot the 50s 2(1Jan—l7 Feb. A regular contributor to Picture Post in the Fifties. Grace's documentary photographs provide a fascinating insight into the far offworld recorded in the pages of the late publication. See feature.
Illustrated Talk 20 Jan. 2.30pm. Grace Robertson talks about her time as a photojournalist.
I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat lilam—Spm; Sun 2-5pm. John Swannell 18 Jan—2 April. After four years as an assistant to David Bailley. Swannell fought his way out of the shadow of his illustrious boss and established himself as a fashion photographer ofsome note. The portraits on show are ofAndy Warhol. Bob Geldof. Grace Jones and Billy Connolly among others.
AVision 01 India Until 31 Jan. Fred Bremner was once a highlysuccessful photographer in India. IIis 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 ofearly photographs of the Jewel in the Crown.
I PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 247‘). Mon—Sat
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 9.3(lam—6pm; Sat lilam—lpm.
The gallery will have a show of printsfrom stock forJanuary.
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 1(1am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm.
The TumerWalercolours Until 31 Jan. The Vaughan Bequest gets its annual showing. Last year it was enlarged to include a further 20 illustrations by Turner and this year they will be hung in the new. more 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 1V Bridge. 226-1531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.3(lam—1pm; Sun 2pm—5 m.
The Summer of '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 second hand bookshop in Stockport by 1(lam—5.3(lpm.
Prints irom the Four Scottish Art Schools 20 Jan—24 Feb.
I OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. Box Office 668 21119. Mon—Sat lilam—5pm. Cafe. Victor Farris Until 4 Feb. Watercolours. mainly landscapes which take water as their theme.
Turner’s Watercolours, National Gallery, Edinburgh. January.
The son at a wealthy hatmaker, Henry Vaughan amassed a sizeable number 01 watercolours by Turner (1775-1851). When he died in 1899 he Ieit them to national collections-the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum in London, and the National Galleries in Dublin and Edinburgh. The stipulation was that they should only be on display in January to protect vulnerable pigments irom over-exposure to light; the result is that each year we have the chance to see some oi the best-preserved oi Turner's watercolours, spanning his whole working lite.
Turner visited Venice in 1819, 1833 and 1840, and had himseli rowed up and down the canals, scribbling iurlously. The resultant works, romantic and misty, still inﬂuence how Venice is painted and photographed today— very different irom Canaletto’s
crisp delineation oi the previous century. John Ruskin, a staunch supporter of Turner, nevertheless alter his own exhaustive survey Stones oi Venice was published and criticised ior demythologising the city, said that he would only have needed three weeks there to do in words what Turner did in paint. Judge tor yourself irom the works on show here. Certainly, Turner’s portrayal oi the Alps and the Rhone valley are less to do with topography than his conception oi the sublime.
To an extent this is true of works irom Turner’s visits to Scotland in 1801 and 1831. The 20 works for an edition of Thomas Campbell’s poems are more illustrative -smaII vignettes in meticulous pure colour tor engravers to copy- as is the 1819 watercolour oi the Bell Rock Lighthouse, in a grand Turnerian storm, but at more local than artistic interest. (Hilary Robinson)
I RIAS 15 Rutland Square. 229 7205. Mon-Fri 9. 3(lam—5pm.
Architects as Artists Until 13 Jan. Paintings by those normally more concerned with creating urban landscapes than capturing them on canvas.
New Accessions l6 Jan—6 Feb. Drawings recently acquired by the RIAS.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 5570707. Mon—Sat Illam—6pm.
Polish Contemporary Drawings 18 Jan— 1() Feb. The work of 15 different Poles. including Anna Beller. Marek Chlanda. Edward Dwurnik and Group ‘LUXUS'
“Other Than Itself”
Stories in Photography 13th January—1 0th February
The nature of photographic representation through work by four internationally known photographers.
Gallery Talk: Tuesday 30 January, 7.30pm John X. Berger, whose work is exhibited, will discuss the exhibition
Gallery open: Tues—Sat I lam-5.30pm. Admission Free. 105 High Street, Edinburgh, 031 5571140
iﬁiisﬁiiﬁcil PHOTOGRAPHY cmrrv M AND 800K580?
appear in this show organised by galleries in Southampton and Lodz.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN 552 7171. Gardens Mon—Sat lilam—sunset; Sun Ham—sunset. Plant houses and exhibitions (mounted in lnverleith ilouse) Mon—Sat 1(Iam—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Green BeltAround the Sahara Until 28 Feb. The precarious existence of those livingon the edges of the great desert. and the efforts being made to establish a ‘green belt‘ round its circumference. provide the subject of this exhibition.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat liiam—bpm. Sun 2--6pm.
Royal Scottish Society at Painters in Watercolour 20 Jan—15 Feb.
I SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate. 556 8136. Mon-Sat IIIam—5.3(lpm.
Display of Scottish contemporary craftwork.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 1()am—6pm;Sat lilam—lpm.
Beatrice Huntingdon and William MacDonald Until 30 Jan. The pair spent most of their lives in Edinburgh. and were friends of Peploe in the 20s. Beatrice painted mainly portraits while her husband ‘Spanish‘ MacDonald concentrated on landscapes and townscapes.
I SCOTTISH RECORD OFFICE West Register 1 louse. Charlotte Square. 556 6585. Mon—Fri 1(lam—4pm.
Strange Revolutions: Scotland 1688-89 Until further notice.
I STEP GALLERY 39 Ilowe Street, 556 1613. Mon—Fri llam—5.3()pm;Sat 11am—4pm; Sun 12—3pm.
The gallery will have a mixed exhibition of contemporary work throughout January. I STILLS GALLERY 1(15 Iligh Street. 557 114(I.'1'ue—Sat Ham—5.30pm.
OtherThan ltseli l3 Jan-10 Feb. Four photographers explore the ability ofthe camera to relate a story.
I TALBOT RICE ART GALLERY ()ld College. University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 667 III] I . Tue—Sat lilam—Spm.
Three Scottish Artists Until 3 Feb. The threesome being Mooney. Thomson and Fe rgusson.
I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Mon—Sat lilam—Spm and late during performances.
Untitled 11—31 Jan. The title was chosen by the young Chinese artist whose work features in this exhibition. which has asits centrepiece 21-12 by 6 foot piece on agreen theme.
I 369 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon—Sat l(l.3()am—5.30pm.
Fionna Carlisle Until 27 Jan. A retrospective exhibition of paintings from this Scottish artist who was one of the first toexhibit at the 369 in 1978. She isnow resident in Crete and her swirlinggestures and bright colours bring some Greek sunshine to the Cowgate.
Kjeil Torriset Until 27 Jan. Recent work by the Norwegian artist in residence who has been at the gallery since the Norwegian art exhibition during the Festival.
Claudia Petretti Until 27 Jan. Small townscapes and portraits from this Edinburgh-trained artist who is a regular teacher in the gallery's education programme.
Winter Art L lasses have begun — contacr the Gallery for details.
I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 5566366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 111.3(Iam—4pm.
The gallery will be showing work from stock.
94 GEORGE STREET EDINBURGH 031 225 5955
BEATRICE HUNTINGTON (1889—1988) WILLIAM MACDONALD (1883-1960 Paintings CHRISTIE BROWN — Sculpture 4 CUBAN JEWELLERS 5—30 January
Mon-Fri 10am—6pm Sat 10am—1 pm
The List 12 — 25 January 199055