ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Until 15 Mar. Sixteen works chosen to represent the range of Mr Motherwell‘s abstract expressionist prints. made during the last decade.
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon-Sat l0am-5pm. Licensed cafe. [D].
Dinosaurs Alive! Until 3 June. Using compressed air and computers an American firm have reversed the effects of the Ice Age and brought some dinosaurs back to life. Seven adult and three baby dinosaurs will be snapping. roaring and swishing their tails in the gallery.
I CORNERSTONE CAFE St John‘s Church. West End. 2290212. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm. Cafe.
Freeway to Ether Exhibition of b/w photographs by Stephen Fairclough.
I COLLECTIVE GALLERY l6611igh Street. 2201260.'l‘uc—Sat l2.30—5.30pm. Psychological Landscapes 10-31 Mar. Mixed media work by Peter Rimmcr. involving found objects. Wood constructions. etc.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 931 l. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm.
Up In Arts 12—23 Mar. First selection of student work goes on display in the Sculpture Court.
Evening Class Exhibition 10—22 Mar. In the Andrew Grant Gallery.
I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat l0am—5.30pm.
Merlyn Evans 17 Mar~14 Apr. A retrospective of his work from 1930- 1960. Also there will be a weekend workshop for beginners in lithography. etching or screenprinting on 17 8t 18 Mar.Contact Paul at the gallery for details.
I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Mon—Sat'noon—I 1pm; Sun 630—] lpm.
A Portrait of Nicaragua Until 30 Mar. Mike Goldwater‘s photographs of the troubled Central American country are being displayed to tie in with Central American Week.
I FINE ART SOCIETY 137 George Street. 220 6370. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 10am—1pm.
SirJames Lawton Wingate1846-1924 Until 27 Mar. Large-scale landscapes in oils by turn-of—thc-ccntury academician.
I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 6776. Tue—Fri 1 lam—6pm. Sat 10am—1pm.
Peter Coker Until 4 Apr. Oils and drawings by this distinguished British artist.
I THE FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366.
Le Cirque by Ferdinand Leger Until 10 Mar. Thirty-seven lithographs accompanied by some of the original text from Leger‘s book which chronicled his fascination with the big top. The lithographs show all the verve and panache of his later work.
I THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY Market Street. 225 2383. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm Sun l—5.30pm.
The gallery will be closed until April for refurbishment.
I GALERIE MIRAGES Racburn Place. 315
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Michael Upton, Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh.
The chances are that whenever you go to the Demarco gallery there will be four or five exhibitions spread over the three floors. One of the exhibitions will probably be execrable, one will be ‘studenty’, and the one in the beautiful top space will not have come to terms with the architecture at all. However, one of the shows may well be a gem. Increasingly it seems that the best exhibitions here (such as Derek Jarman, Rose Frain, and now Michael Upton) tend to be of small-scale, big-thinking works, which are not scaled-down versions of large paintings, but manage to say more in concentrated form than many artists manage in acres of canvas.
In the 708 Michael Upton used photography and performance. Date Piece (1972) was two photographs of the corner of an office, identical except for the changed date on a desk calendar. Two Men (1978), a work performed with Peter Lloyd Jones, took the form of an unspoken conversation from either side of a table. The two men moved obiects around, rather like a
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chess game. Time and space were activated by what can best be described as a series of meticulous
This quality is still to the fore in Upton‘s paintings. Brush strokes are discrete. Earthy, ochery, green-grey oil paint, thinly applied over pencil on board, diverts the viewers sensual response into a consideration of observation. Many of the works are in two parts, the first drawing squared-up and repeated with minor alterations on colour, more a result one feels of being painted at a different time, than a wilful alteration. The images themselves have the feel of urban snapshots: a bar scene, people waiting for the underground, an abandoned car. Occasionally a more ‘arty' reference creeps in: a studio scene, or a still-life. Upton has never been part of the noisy hype of the art-world, despite showing regularly and internationally. Instead he has, through his work, his teaching and his integrity, attracted something of a cult following. it’s surprising to think that this is the first time his work has been seen in Scotland. (Hilary Robinson)
2603. Tue—Sat 10.30am—4.30pm. Sun 2—4.30pm. closed Mondays.
Nakshe Kantos Until 17 Mar. Traditional embroidery from Bengal in the form of quilts. wallhangings and shawls.
I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 5568921. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D] Cafe.
The gallery's justly renowned cafe is open Mon—Sat l0.30am—4.30pm; Sun 2.30—4.20pm. ('ream teas will be served from 3—4. 15pm.
Gwen Hardie L'ntil 18 Mar. Anexhibition ofwork by this talented young artist.who trained in both Glasgow and Berlin. traces her gradual move to an abstract style.
I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street. 5566020. Tue—Fri lllam—Spm. Sat 10am—1pm.
Tracy Mackenna [Intil 31 Mar. New work. which she describes as ‘antiroutcs' — an exercise in decoding.
I HANOVER FINE ART 22a [)undas Street. 5562181. Mon—Fri Ilium—5.30pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
Avril Jaques: Borders and Beyond Until l3 Mar. Landscapes from the Borders area. Marin Macvicar: For the Love of Two Lands Until 13 Mar.‘ Watercolours and drawings of Corfu and Scotland from an artist based in East Lothian.
Richard Alred 17 Mar—7 Apr. ()ne-man show of landscapes in pastels and watercolour. Running concurrently with a mixed exhibition of recent work by gallery artists.
I HILLSIDE GALLERY 1 lillsidc Street. 556 64-10.'1'uc- Sat 1030am- 6pm.
Offthe Page I‘ntil 17 Mar. The exhibition will feature unusual ways of illustratinga narrative with 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 of the Abruzzi Until 30 Mar. A photographic exhibition by Frederick Baker recording the changing lives ofshephcrds in this region ofltaly: how they cope with an increasingly industrialized society.
I KINGFISHER GALLERY Northumberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Mon—Fri l0am--4.30pm. Sat l0am—lpm. Paintings by John Sullivan. Andrew Smith and Carlo Rossi Until 3] Mar. From London. Iidinburgh and Glasgow respectively -— a variety of work from these established painters.
I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9.30am-—6pm; Sat l0am—1pm.
The gallery are holding their ‘liirst liver Sale of Prints and Items Rarely Seen'. Until‘) Mar. Printsat adiscount.
I MORNINGSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL Braid Church Hall. Nile Grove. l0am—-7pm (5pm on Sat)
Photography Exhibition 1990 9— 10 Mar. An annual event organised by M.C.(‘. this two-day event aims to show the best of local photographers' work.
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. 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 of paintings and drawings from the gallery‘s stock. Beneath the Surface 16 Mar—16 Apr. Held in association with the Edinburgh Science Festival. this exhibition reveals the scientific techniques and investigative procedures at stake in the conservation of paintings.
I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George lV Bridge. 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—1pm; Sun 2pm—5pm.
The exhibition space is closed for refurbishment until 1 August.
I NETHERBOW 4311igh Street. 5569579. Mon-Sat mam—4.30pm and evenings when performances. Cafe.
Mecsek Walks Until 31 Mar. Prints from Hungary by Catherine Orbach. documenting her vision of the varied Iandscapesofthe Mecsek Ilills. She isalso leading printmaking workshops on three successive Saturday afternoons ( 10/17/24 March). Contact Netherbow for details. Images of Central America Until 31 Mar. Paintings by ex-ecology student. Benjamin Bowers. assessing the ecological and anthropological beauties of the region.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri l0am—6pm.Sat 10am—4pm.
John Boyd 10—29 Mar. Recent works from Newcastle-born painter.
Small Bronzes 10—29 Mar. A mixed showof invited sculptors.
Anne Marie Shillito: Jewellery Until 29 Mar.
I PORTFOLIO GALLERY AT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 19] l . Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm.
David ilevey: Striking Poses Until 22 Mar. An exhibition of large. mainly coloured prints of young disabled people. produced in association with Graeae Theatre Company.
I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm. John Swannell Until 2 Apr. Swannellspent four years as an assistant to David Bailey. then fought his way out of the shadowof 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 668 2019. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Cafe. New Prints by Dianne Murphy 5—31 .‘vlar. ller prints. which use objects from childhood. examine adult experiences as something overlaid on early memories.
I RIAS 15 Rutland Square. 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm.
StAndrews House Exhibition Until 9 Mar. The exhibition was first held last year to mark the 50th anniversary ofthe completion of the building. Now it celebrates the 51st anniversary.
Fetfes College 12—23 Mar. Organised by the students themselves. the exhibition presents original paintings and archive material.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 557 0707. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm.
Should I Be Afraid to Trust Myself? Until 10 Mar. New installation work by Terry Newman.
Also there are a number ofindivitlual exhibitions: paintings by 38111081 ROM" Spark and Timothy Emlyn Jones; photographs from Denis Brihat and paintings by Michael Upton will be on show until 12 Mar.
in-‘difierence'? 16—29 Mar. A groupof four artists: Andrew Williamson. DBVId Burrows. John Hill and Simon Bedwell. Running concurrently is another series of small individual exhibitions: recent works from Emily Ash. Lisa Bone. Keza Budge. Arlene lsbister and Polish artist Maria
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