ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
selection at paintings and drawings lrom the gallery's stock. I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George 1V Bridge. 226 4531. Mon-Fri 9.30am—5pm: Sat 9.30am-1pm; Sun 2pm—5pm. The Summer ol 89 Until 28 Feb. A remarkable collection of photographs of Scotland taken during the summer of 1889 when Dr F.G. Smart ofTunbridge Wells embarked on a journey around Scotland. This visual record was recently unearthed in a second-hand 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 times of one of Scotland‘s best known contemporary composers. I NETHERDOW 43 High Street. 5569579. Mon—Sat 10am-4.30pm and evenings when performances. Cafe. Shorelines Until 27 Jan. Fletcher and Nuttgen. whose work appeared in the Christmas Exhibition. get a chance to go it alone with their works on a nautical theme. Artist-in-Resldence 8 Feb—3 March. Jim King presents some of his recent works. I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—4pm. Porta Patel Cor Magls 27 Jan—15 Feb. Sylvia Von Hartmann waxing lyrical. the Latin title implies real openness and refers to her wax drawings that are on display here. French Connections 27 Jan—15 Feb. Recent watercolours by Aberdonian artist James Furneaux. (father of Paul) mainly of French cityscapes. Ceramics 27 Jan-15 Feb. Work by Andrew Broughton-Tompkins. I PORTFOLIO GALLERY AT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 l911.Tue—Satnoon—5.30pm. Grace Robertson: Photoioumalist ol the 503 Until 17 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 ofthe late publication. See feature. I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. John Swannell Until 2 April. After four years as an assistant to David Bailey. 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. I OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. Box Office 6682019. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Cafe. Victor Farris Until 4 Feb. Watercolours. mainly landscapes which take water as their theme. Body and Soul 5 Feb—4 March. Black and white prints of jazz stars at the Queen‘s Hall by local boy Marc Marnie. I RIAS 15 Rutland Square. 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9. 30am—5pm.
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Prints Irom Scottish Art Colleges at the Prlntmakers Workshop, Edinburgh
In recent years energy has been put into promoting and encouraging student work-with both public and dealers ilocking to the degree shows - which I Ieel is a mixed blessing.
The Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop are currently having its third exhibition at prints by students lrom all lour Scottish art colleges. It is
encouraging to see this approach being pursued. Overall somewhat dark and melancholic — rellectlng the trend lor which the northern schools already have a reputation—there are however many highlights and some competent work.
Etchings abound, and the popularity ol the colograph (an imitation ol the lormer. though narrower in scope) ls evident. Notable are a very strong head by Agneta Diorkland, and John Macdonald's striking Price Metal, a large piece which achieves both space and depth; I also liked Jonathan Cassels’ Heroes and Villains (all three students lrom Glasgow). Fiona Dick (Aberdeen) is showing two evocative and unusual mixed media works, in which the colours have the vibrancy ol stained-glass windows. It would have been good to see a bit more colour In the exhibition as a whole.
Suprislngly there Is only one monoprlnt, Stagnate, an expressive monochromatic piece by Jackie Conolly (Dundee). It would be interesting to see her develop the technique more substantially. (Paula Garcia Stone)
New Accessions Until 6 Feb. Drawings recently acquired by the RIAS.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 5570707. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Polish Contemporary Drawings Until 10 Feb. The work of fifteen Polish artists. including Anna Beller. Marek Chlanda. Edward Dwurnik and Group ‘LUXUS‘ appear in this show organised by galleries in Southampton and Lodz.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN 552 7171. Gardens Mon—Sat 10am—sunset; Sun llam—sunset. Plant houses and exhibitions (mounted in lnverleith House) Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Green Belt Around the Sahara Until 28 Feb. 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 of this exhibition.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm. Sun 2—6pm.
Royal Scottish Society at Painters in Watercolour Until 15 Feb.
I SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate. 556 8136. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Display 0t Scottish contemporary craftwork.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—lpm.
Beatrice Runllngdon and William MacDonald Until 30 Jan. The pair spent most oftheir 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. The Decade Ahead 3—27 Feb. The gallery. gazing into their crystal ball. try to predict painters and craftworkers who may gain greater recognition in the near future.
I SCOTTISH RECORD OFFICE West Register House. Charlotte Square. 556 6585. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm.
Strange Revolutions: Scotland 1688-89 Until further notice.
I STEP GALLERY 39 Howe Street. 556 1613. Mon—Fri 11am—5.30pm;Sat 11am—4pm; Sun 12—3pm. The gallery will have a mixed exhibition of contemporary work until at least 14 Feb. I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sat Ham—5.30pm.
Other Than llsell Until 10 Feb. Four photographers explore the ability ofthe camera to relate a story.
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recently rediscovered photogmphs of Scotland l00 years ago.
I Decanter I989 — 28 February I990.
Sun 2.00pm-S.00pm Admission Free.
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RONALD STEVENSON man, musician, universaﬁst.
Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.00pm Sat 9.30am-I.00pm
Naﬁmd um of Scot/mi, George IV Bridge, tawny» rm irw. Tel. 031-226 453/.
94 GEORGE STREET EDINBURGH 031 225 5955
BEATRICE HUNTINGTON (1889—1988) 1 WILLIAM MACDONALD (1883—1960 ' Paintings CHRISTIE BROWN- Sculpture 4 CUBAN JEWELLERS 5—30 January
I TALBOT RICE ART GALLERY Old College. University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 667 1011. Tue—Sat lOam—Spm.
Three Scottish Artists Until 3 Feb. The threesome being Mooney. Thomson and Fergusson.
John Lalng Collection Art Competition 10 Feb—17 Feb. The top 80 works in this open competition are hung for a week at the gallery.
I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm and late during performances.
Untitled Until 5 Feb. The title. or rather lack of it. was chosen by the young Chinese artist whose work teatures in this exhibition. which has as its centrepiece a 42ft by 6ft piece on a green theme.
Look Back In TW 6 Feb—17 March. A nostalgic glance down memory lane at the very recent productions performed at the WorkshOp.
I 369 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon—Sat 10.30am-5.30pm.
Flonna Carllsle Until 27 Jan. A retrospective exhibition of paintings from this Scottish artist who was one of the first to exhibit at the 369 in 1978. She is now resident in Crete and her swirling gestures and bright colours bring some Greek sunshine to the Cowgate.
Kleil Torrisel Until 27 Jan. Recent work by the Norwegian artist in residence who has been at the gallery since 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.
Drawings by Alan Watson 3—24 Feb. Portraits of life aboard a whaling vessel as well as more up to date subjects are drawn by the Fife artist.
369 Education Programme: Growth and Development 3 Feb—31 March. A display of work from the students who participate in the gallery's programme. Those contributing range from teenage to retirement age.
ARISIS' Choice 3—24 Feb. Each of the six artists in the studios have nominated another young artist to appear in this exhibition.
I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 5566366. Mon—Fri l 1am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.
The gallery will be showing work from stock.
I WASPS Studio/Gallery. Patriot Hall. Henderson Row. Stockbridge. 229 1920. Suckthe Marrow 2/3 Feb. 9pm. Free. An open arts event for anyone and everyone. poetry. song. dance. music and art or whatever you want to (man).
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
A selection at exhibitions outside Glasgow and Edinburgh. Aberdeen
I ABERDEEN ART GALLERY Schoolhill. 0224 646333. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (Thurs until 8pm). Sun 2—5pm.
Mon-Fri 10am—6pm Sat 1 Dam—1 pm
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