ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
illustrating a narrative that is work that you cannot fit on a page. hence the title. There will be stained glass. jewellery. textile work and small-scale sculptures in the exhibition. I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street. 668 2232. Mon 2—5pm. Tue 9am-5pm. Wed 2—7pm. Thurs 9am—5pm. Fri 9am-2pm. The Last Shepherds oi the Abruzzl 28 Feb—30 Mar. A photographic exhibition by Frederick Baker recording the changing lives of shepherds in this region of Italy: how they cope with an increasingly industrialized society. I KINGFISHER GALLERY Northumberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Mon—Fri mam—4.30pm. Sat 10am—1pm. Watercolours Until 3 Mar. The artists involved include Victoria Cassidy. Moira Ferrier. Leonard Gray. Elspeth Harrigan and David Martin. Paintings by John Sullivan, Andrew Smith and Carlo ROSSI 9—31 Mar. I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9.30am—6pm: Sat 10am—1pm. The gallery are holding their ‘First Ever Sale of Prints and ltems Rarely Seen'. Until 9 Mar. Prints at a discount. I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 5568921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. David Scott Until 17 Apr. Frequently reviled and rarely revered. this 19th century Edinburgh artist was at least known for his fertile imagination. Regular visitors to the gallery will be familiar with his extraordinary paintings. English Portraits and Figure Drawings 1600—1900. Throughout February and March. A selection oi 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 oi 89 Until 28 Feb. A remarkable collection of photographs of Scotland taken during the summer of 1889 when Dr F.G. Smart of Tunbridge 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. After this the exhibition space will be closed for refurbishment until 1 August. I NETHEROOW 43 High Street. 5569579. Mon—Sat 1()am—4.30pm and evenings when performances. Cafe. Artist-in-Residence Until 3 Mar. Jim King presents some of his recent works. I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—4pm. Pat Semple and Irene Scott RSW Until 8 Mar. Recent watercolours. mainly landscapes. are on show from two artists. who can both place RSW after their Earthenware Ceramics Until 8 Mar. Pottery from Liverpudlian Robbie Manning. Anne Marie Shillito: Jewellery Until 8 Mar. I PORTFOLIO GALLERY AT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 1911. Tue-Sat noon-5.30pm. David lievey: Striking Poses 24 Feb—22 Mar. An exhibition oflarge. mainly coloured prints of young disabled people. I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. John Swannell Until 2 Apr. Swannell spent four years as an assistant to David Bailey. then fought his way out of the shadow of his illustrious boss to establish himself as a fashion photographer of some note. The portraits on show are of Andy Warhol. Bob Geldof. Grace Jones and Billy Connolly. among others. I OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. Box Office
Masks and Puppets from the Caricature Theatre Collection, Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, Glasgow. It is a little unsettling to meet Jane Phillips and to realise that she was most likely responsible for many hours oi your own childhood entertainment. Belore her nineteen years as director oi Cardili’s Caricature Theatre Company, she spent ten years as a ireelance puppeteer in lilms and TV, pulling the strings tor Muiiin the Mule and others. Absorbing as this exhibition is, it comes as the sad result oi the complete withdrawal oi the Welsh Arts Council's grant to Caricature in 1984, and the consequent collapse oi the company.
Unable to continue within a creative unit, Phillips has been lorced to celebrate past glories not in perlormance, but by display.
And glorious it is. Situated at one end of an unlikely-looking residential street, the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre has given over one room lor its debut exhibition. Like walking into a giant toy cupboard, you are greeted by two decades worth at puppets sitting in tableaux, dangling lrom hangers and perching on window ledges.
Caricature - who catered ior adults as well as children-were distinguishable by no single style. Instead they developed each show from a lresh design in a creative process from which all theatre practitioners could learn. The designer would specify the style and it was up to the company to make it work. Thus in one iairly small room we come across all manner at puppets: lull-scale bare-chested gods, a ‘black theatre’ papertown, delightiully naive rope children, a dog and its look-alike owner, human masks and ominous wire ligures.
Take time to work out how each production must have titted together and you’ll iind this a iascinating exhibition. The greatest shame is that the puppets are not being put to their intended use. (Mark Fisher)
668 2019. Mon—Sat “lain—5pm. (life. Body and Soul Until 4 Mar. Black and white prints of jazz stars at the Queen's Hall by local boy Marc Marnie.
New Prints by Dianne Murphy 5 -31 Mar. Her prints. which use objects from childhood. examine adult experiences as something overlaid on early memories.
I RIAS l5 Rutland Square. 2297205. Mon-Fri 9.30am—5pm.
StAndrews House Exhibition 26 Feb-9 Mar. The exhibition was first held last year to mark the 50th anniversary ofthe completion ofthe building. Now it celebrates the 51st anniversary.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 5570707. Mon—Sat 1(lam—6pm.
Should i be afraid to Trust Myseli? l'ntii 10 Mar. New installation work byTerry Newman. Also on show will be paintings by Samuel Robin Spark and Timothy Emlyn Jones. Photographs from Denis Brihat and paintings by Michael Upton will be on show until 12 Mar.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN 552 7171. Gardens Mon—Sat IIlam—sunset‘. Sun llam—sunset. Plant houses and exhibitions (mounted in lnverleith l louse) Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. The Dying Forests Until 9 Mar. Paintings by Jochen Brockemuhl examine the death of forests in Europe and America in the suitably green setting of the plant exhibition hall.
Green Belt Around the Sahara Until 28 Feb. The precarious existence of those livingon the edges ofthe great desert provides the subject of this exhibition.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat “lam—6pm. Sun 2—6pm.
Student's Exhibition 3— 15 Mar. A chance for painters. sculptors. architects and
I SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongatc. 556 8136. Mon—Sat 10am—5.3()pm.
Display of Scottish contemporary craftwork.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm;Sat
The Decade Ahead Until 27 Feb. The gallery. gazing into their crystal ball. try to predict painters and craftworkers who may gain greater recognition in the near future.
Alrican Images 2—27 Mar. Paintings that record [an Cook‘s recent travels in Central Africa.
New Metalwork 2—27 Mar. Adrian Hope presents his silver and copper vessels.
SIIIt Drawings 2—27 Mar. Marjorie Lucas. I SOLSTICE GALLERY 18a Dundas Street. 557 5227. Mon—Fri 11am—5pm. Sat 10am—1pm.
ATouch ol Glasgow Until 3 Mar. Work by six artists from the other end ofthe M8.
I STEP GALLERY 39 Howe Street. 556 1613. Mon—Fri 11am—5.30pm; Sat 11am—4pm; Sun 12—3pm.
Alma Wollson, Anne Mendlow and Jan Nimmo 24 Feb—27 Mar. Recent work from three Glasgow-based artists.
I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sat l lam—5.30pm.
Bitter Harvest Until 17 Mar. Photographs
from the Western Cape of farm labourers ; takinginthe fruitharvests.Thesestriking images were all taken by David Lurie last January and Februarv.
, I moor RICE ART GALLERY ()ld College.
University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 6671011.Tuc—Sat10am—5pm.
Tiree Works 24 Feb—24 Mar. Frances Walker from Aberdeen. who inhabits the Island during the summer. presents some of her landscapes.
I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm and late during performances.
Look Back in TW Until 17 Mar. A nostalgic
glance down memory lane at the very
recent productions performed at the Workshop. I 369 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013.
Mon—Sat1().30am—5.30pm. . Drawings by Alan Watson Until 24 Feb.
Portraits of life aboard a whaling vessel as well as more up to date subjects are drawn by the Fife artist.
All the Rivers Run 3—31 Mar. New paintings by Keith Grant.
Uncharted 3—31 Mar. Recent work on paper by Hock-Aun Teh. who lives and works in Glasgow.
369 Education Programme: Growth and Development Until 31 Mar. A display of work from the students who participate in the gallery's programme. Those contributing range from teenage to retirement age.
Artisls' Choice Until 24 Feb. Iiach of the six artists in the studios have nominated another young artist to appear in this exhibition.
I TORRANCE GALLERY 2% Dundas Street. 5566366. Mon—Fri 11am ~6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.
New Paintings by Robert Kelsey 26 Feb— ll) Mar. Recent work from this West Coast artist.
I WASPS Studiot'Gallery. Patriot Hall. Henderson Row. Stockbridge. 229 1920, Artists' studio and workshop space.
A selective round-up oi Museums listed iirst by city, then by venue. running in alphabetical order.
I BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am— 5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [D]
A wealth of treasure collected by Edwardian tycoon William Burrell.
I THE MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin Hall. 1 Bunhouse Road. 427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.
The Art at Shipbuilding Until 1 Apr. Paintings by Jim Collins. who worked for twenty-one years in (iovan Shipbuilders. Not surprisingly he concentrates on the work and the characters he knew there. There will also be models ofmachinery used in shipbuilding onshow.
I PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. Disabled access by arrangement.
Huge variety of different facetsof Glasgow's cultural heritage on display.
A new display. chronicling life in 17th century Glasgow. includes the reconstruction of a room in a Stoekwell Street mansion that was demolished in 1976.
I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station). 557 1405. Mon-Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat 10am—4pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Work: Springburn Experience 1840—1988 Until further notice.
Get Knitted Until 31 Mar. A displaon knitting patterns through the ages. as well as various workshops and displays of local knitting. including a knitted man.
I CANONGATE TDLBDOTH Royal Mile. 225 2424. Mon—Sat mam—6pm. The People's Story The Museum has been
established to relate the story of the
people of Edinburgh. told in their own words and through photographs and
.’ re-created tableaux. I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND .' Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat
10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. Dinosaurs Past and Present 1 Mar—27 May.
3 A touring exhibition from Los Angeles
which aims to put the age of the dinosaurs into a more accurate perspective. Treasures For Pleasure Until 6 May. As well asthe two 18th century silver wine
coolers recently aeqtrired by the National - Museums there will be a display ofsilver
collected over the past 130 years.
I SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM
; lngliston. Mon—Fri lilam—5pm. Agriculture still plays an important role in Scotland‘s culture and this museum looks
at the old trades and skills ofthe
The Sword and the Plough A special exhibition exploring the changes brought by two World Wars and their effect on the
communities and the landscape. J
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