ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
WORKSHOP 43 Candlemaker Row, 220 1911. Tue-Sat noon-5.30pm.
David lievey: Striking Poses Until 22 Mar. An exhibition of large. mainly coloured prints of young people with learning disabilities. produced in association with Graeac Theatre Company. There will also be a major one-day event of talks and discussions at Meadowbank Sports Centre on Thurs 22 Mar, to coincide with the showing of Striking Poses. Contact gallery for details.
Joseph McKenzie's Gorbals Children 7 Apr-5 May. The striking images of wee kids in the rapidly changing Gorbals were taken by McKenzie between 1960 and 1965 whilst he was studying in Dundee. See Books feature.
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 Connelly, among others.
Now to Take a Portrait 6 Apr-l6Jul.
I OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. Box Office 668 2019. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Cafe.
New Prints by Dianne Murphy Until 31 Mar. Her prints. which use objects from childhood. examine adult experiences as something overlaid on early memories. Norman Adam 1-30 Apr. Recently completed Scottish landscapes. mainly
watercolours by the local musician and artist.
I RIAS 15 Rutland Square. 229 7205. Mon-Fri 9. 30am-5pm.
Fettes College Until 23 Mar. Organised by the students themselves. the exhibition presents original paintings and archive material.
iioanne O'Donnell: Exhibition oi Paintings 26 Mar-13 Apr. Architecturally inspired paintings.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 557 0707. Mon—Sat loam-6pm.
ln-‘diiierence'? Until 29 Mar. A group of four artists: Andrew Williamson. David Burrows, John Hill and Simon Bedwell. Running concurrently is another series of small individual exhibitions: recent works from Emily Ash, Lisa Done. iieza Nudge. Arlene lsbisier and Polish artist Marla Dartkoweik.
Three French Artists 7—28 Apr. The trio have been specially commissioned by the gallery to paint Scottish landscapes.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN 552 7171. Gardens Mon-Sat loam—sunset; Sun llam—sunset. Plant houses and exhibitions (mounted in lnverleith House) Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am-5pm. Shelters and Baskets Until 29 Apr. The touring exhibition. organised by the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden. comes back to roost after showing in Aberdeen and Glasgow. Chris creates sculptures from objects found on his treks through the countryside and photographsthe results on location.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound, 225 6671. Mon-Sat IOam-Spm. Sun Z-Spm.
24 Mar—28 Apr. A joint exhibition between the SSA and the SSWA showing a selection of their members‘ work.
I SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate. 556 8136. Mon-Sat loam—5.30pm.
Display of Scottish contemporary craftwork.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am-1pm.
Airican images Until 27 Mar. Paintings that record [an Cook's recent travels in Central Africa.
New Metalwork Until 27 Mar. Adrian Hope presents his silver and copper vessels.
Silk Drawings Until 27 Mar. Marjorie Lucas' exotic work in stitched silk.
Mike Goldwater, Filmhouse,
Edinburgh. About a year ago, photographer Mike Goldwater, (sponsored in part by Dxiam), went to the Atlantic north coast oi Nicaragua to log the goings-on there in the wake oi Hurricane Joan. What with this calamity and the continuing attentions oi the Contras, the Miskito coast was in a particularly sorry state. The resulting photos, exhibited as part oi Edinburgh's Latin American support season, are oi the area oi Diuelields. This place gets an English-language name because, long ago, a plane-crazy
Scot tried to start a colony there. it was going to be a New Jerusalem complete with great stone saving banks and cathedrals. it tailed. Fogs oi malarial mosquitoes, cockroaches the size ol mice, with rum cane and great grass too easily grown, saw to that. Now, all that lingers at that Scottish dream are a law lamiiy names, a sprinkling oi blue eyes. and the tact that as well as two native lndisn languages and Spanish, English Is also spoken.
The monochrome pictures show the devastation, repair work and the people, the tangle oi wrecked houses and shops, rellel workers and locals repairing a darn, hope lor the tutors in a group oi sunny kids. For my taste, but perhaps not tor the charitable purposes of the show, the pictures are too ungulrky and anodyne. Ten years ago, in marked contrast, Goldwater took one oi the most emotive oi Vietnam photos. The colour plate, an icon really, showed a young madonna-iike Vietnamese woman holding her toddler. The child looks a bit dozy but otherwise normal. The woman's expression is an uniorgeitable mixture oi deiiance and tenderness. tier child was a victim oi Agent Orange born with a brain the size oi a walnut. From Ethiopia to lndochina, Mike Goldwater has recorded the hard times all over. This show is lust one aspect oi his extensive repertoire. (Patrick Vidaud)
Robert Lelshman RSW (1916-1989) Memorial Exhibition 30 Mar-24 Apr. In a tribute to the artist, who died last Summer, the gallery will have a large exhibition of around 70 of his dreamlike paintings in oil and watercolours.
I SOLSTICE GALLERY 18a Dundas Street, 557 5227. Mon-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 10am-lpm. Selection from works in stock . including McTaggart, Gillies and Armour. I STEP GALLERY 39 Howe Street, 556 1613. Mon-Fri 11am—5.30pm; Sat 11am—4pm: Sun noon-3pm. Alma Wollson, Anne Mendiow and Jan Nimmo Until 27 Mar. Recent work from three Glasgow-based artists. I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tue-Sat 1 lam—5.30pm. Cautionary Tales 31 Mar—28 Apr. Photographs by Andrew Wiener who. on 31 Mar. will be in the gallery to talk about his work and sign copies of his book Cautionary Tales. I TALBOT RICE ART GALLERY Old College. University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 667 1011. Tue—Sat lOam—Spm. Tiree Works Until 24 Mar. Francis Walker from Aberdeen. who inhabits the Island during the summer. presents some of her landscapes. Linda McCartney: Photographs 31 Mar-1 May. Yes, it is the Linda. This is herfirst Scottish exhibition. Organised in conjunction with Friends of the Earth. I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 226 5425. Mon-Sat lOam-Spm and late during performances. In The Club Until I May. Susan Mitchell‘s photographs recording Edinburgh nightlife. I 369 GALLERY 233 Cowgate, 225 3013. Mon-Sat 10.30am-5.30pm. All the Rivers Riin Until 31 Mar. Studied geometries in new paintings from Keith Grant.
Uncharted Until 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. Subliminal Mappings 7-28 Apr. New paintings by Philip Berczuk. Five Miles Out: From Film to Fabric 7-28 Apr. New Scottish Colourists 7 Apr-23 Jun. I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street, 556 6366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am-4pm. images oi the Dordogne Until 31 Mar. Pastels by Gordon Masson. In Orkney Waters 10—21 Apr. Orcadian seascapes by [an Maclnnes. I THE TRAVERSE THEATRE Westbow, 226 2633. Tue-Sun llam—l 1pm. Household Games Until 29 Apr. Robbie Bushe, the highly talented Torphins artist captures the chaotic life of domestic kitchens in his first one man show. I WASPS Studio/Gallery. Patriot Hall. Henderson Row, Stockbridge, 229 1920. _ Artists‘ studio and workshop space.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
A selection oi exhibitions outside Glasgow and Edinburgh.
I INVERKEITHING MUSEUM (0383) 72184. Wed-Sun l 1am-5pm.
2444 Days: Construction oi the Forth iiailway Bridge Until 7 Oct. A remarkable set of photographs recording the completion of one of the world's most ambitious engineering projects.
I CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE 93 North Street. 0334 74610. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2-5pm. The Parnassus oi the Arts: Dudoli ll's Prague in the Elizabethan Era Until 1 Apr. Czechoslovakian engravings, rarely seen in this country feature in this exhibition organised by the University‘s History of Art Department.
In Cahoots Until 1 Apr. A variety of work from young artists based at WASPS in Dundee.
A selective round-up oi Museums listed ilrst by city, than by venue, running in alphabetical order.
I DURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road, 649 7151. Mon-Sat lOam-Spm; Sun 2-5pm. Cafe. [D]
A wealth of treasure collected by Edwardian tycoon William Burrell.
I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM Glasgow University, University Avenue, 3398855. Mon-Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am-1pm. isnts, Gems and Jewels 3 Apr-2 Sep. Crystal-related sculptures from the Fonadation Mecenat Science et Art in Strasbourg provide a dazzling display in the Museum accompanied by ambient music.
I THE MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin Hall, 1 Bunhouse Road, 427 2725. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2-5pm.
The Art oi Shipbuilding Until 1 Apr. Paintings by Jim Collins, who worked for twenty-one years in Govan Shipyards. Not surprisingly he concentrates on the work and the characters he knew there. There will also be models of machinery used in shipbuilding on show.
I PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green, 554 0223. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. Disabled access by arrangement.
The Sugared imagination 2 Apr-10 May. An examination of the social history of the cake and various bizarre decorating styles. Also a new display, chronicling life in 17th century Glasgow. includes the reconstruction of a room in a Stockwcﬂ Street mansion that was demolished in 1976.
I SPRINGDURN 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.
Gel Knitted Until 31 Mar. A display of knitting patterns through the ages, as well as various workshops and displays of local knitting, including a knitted man.
I CANONGATE TOLBOOTH Royal Mile. 225 2424. Mon-Sat “lam—6pm.
The People's $1ny The Museum has been established to relate the story ofthe people of Edinburgh. told in their own words and through photographs and re-crcated tableaux.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2-5pm.
Dinosaurs Past and Present Until 27 May. 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 as the two 18th century silver wine coolers recently acquired by the National Museums there will be a display ofsiiver collected over the past 130 years.
For the ilrst time. Scotland is getting its own space at the international Venice Diennale. which opens in May. The three
Scots are David Mach. Arthur Watson and Kate Whiieileid.
The List 23 March- 5 April 1990”