ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Joseph McKenzie: Gorbals Children, Portiolio Gallery, Edinburgh. Much has been made oi the recent publication at the book oi the same title, and its dark images of snot-laden, deprived, poverty-ridden children playing in the gutters ol the Gorbals. The exhibition gives a different impression. These are original prints at the photos oi 1964-65, lighter in tone and Iargerthan the ones in the book. The ieeling is not oi the victims of poverty, but of the optimism oi the children, and the bonding oi a group within a strong local community, with a resultant resilience to circumstances beyond their control.
The photographs downstairs are oi
street scenes, children playing or posing ior McKenzie and his camera. Upstairs are stunning portraits of single children or small groups, representing not only the Individual children but also the multicultural nature oi Glasgow. Technically superb, moving and humorous, the reason that these images have been rarely seen must be because oi a wish to deny the day-to-day experience of these children. Even now, a venue has not been tound in Glasgow torthis show; a situation that must be remedied. In the meantime, get overto Edinburgh to see the show; the children in the photos should now be in their 30s . . . (Hilary Robinson)
to have them removed after 29 Apr.
552 4813. .\1on~ Sat noon—6pm. Dependents Until 28 Apr. A mixed group of work by artists who survived on State benefit while producing their work. Wols- Photographs. Watercolours and Prints ( Mayfest ) 5- 26 May. A fairly wide ranging exhibition of work by an artist strongly inﬂuenced by surrealism. It is organised by the (ioethe Institute and the Institute for Foreign (‘ultural Relations. Stuttgart.
I WASPS 26 King Street. 5520564. Mon—Hi 9am—5pm.
A shop. exhibition space and resource centre. with information on work by all WASPS artists. slide library and information about how to commission
I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 28 King Street.
Old New and Only Drumming Until 30 Apr. Paintings inspired by her travels to India and Pakistan from Lesley Burr and line drawings by Alison Harper. The title comes from a poem by Rilke on death. cheery innit'.’
Paintings by Rock Aun Teh (Mayfest) 5—26 May. Large-scale fusions oforiental calligraphy and western imagery form the basis of I lock Aun‘s work.
I WILLIAM HARDIE LTD 44 Washington Street. 221 6780. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. James Morrison, the Glasgow Paintings Until 27 Apr. Paintings ofGlasgow tenements in the Sixties. drawn from private collections.
independent Painting in Glasgow1940-1955 (Mayfest) 11—26 May. Paintings completed in Glasgow during the period. by Donald Bain. Louise Annand and
'I'llli SCUT'I‘ISII (3A l.l.l°IIt Y
94 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DF. Tel 031 225 5955
ROBERT LEISHMAN, RSW (1916-1989) MEMORIAL EXHIBITION
JULIAN KING-SALTER Ceramics
30 March — 24 April Gallery closed 9 8: 13 April
Mon—Fri lOam—6pm; Sat loam—1pm
GO'I‘he List 20 April — 3 Mav1990
William Crosbie. among others.
I THE ASH GALLERY 156 Canongate , 556 2160. Tue—Sat 10.30am—6pm; Weds 2-10pm.
Matthew Harris Until 28 Apr. The gallery‘s opening show is an exhibition of sculpture and drawings of horse and goat figures by this London based artist.
I BARNES 81 FITZGERALD 47b George Street. 220 1305. Mon—Sat
10. 30am—5 .30pm.
Paintings by Jane Fletcher 21 Apr— 12 May. Drawings and paintings inspired by her time in Zambia and by recent trips to the Mediterranean.
I LA BELLE ANGELE Hasties Closc. Cowgate (next to 369 Gallery). 225 2774. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 11am—4pm. Mixed Show Until 28 Apr. An exhibition of work by local artists.
I BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street. 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat
Scottish Painting 1800—1950.
I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace , 556 1010. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
A selection of paintings from stock until the next exhibition which will be The Spring Exhibition 26 Apr—26 May. Watercolours and drawings by over 100 British and European artists 1750—1940. I CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge, 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—8pm; Sat 9am—noon.
Forth Railway Bridge Until 30 Apr. A display celebrating the centenary ofthe steel monster.
Treasures ot the Music Annexe Until 28 Apr. In the Music Library.
Better Gorgle Dairy Campaign Until 9 May. Photographs and text taken from the campaign to improve the area‘s image.
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Licensed cafe. [D].
Dinosaurs Alive! Until 3 Jun. Still swishing. roaring and snapping away and still pulling in the crowds are the seven adult and three baby dinosaurs that have been resurrected in the City Art Centre. The rejuvenation comes courtesy of a few tricks of the trade from an American firm who specialise in giving the appearance of life to creatures whose time has past. They are currently rumoured to be working on our own PM. I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street. 2201260. Weds-Sun 12.30—5.30pm.
Two Installations Until 29 Apr. The works have been done by Craig Richardson and Christine Borland.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 9311. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. The galleries will reopen when classes resume after the Easter vacation, in mid-Apr.
I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am~5.30pm.
Prints From the Edinburgh PrintmaIters Collection 23 Apr-30 May. A selection of prints featuring Susan Norrie and Carol Robertson.
I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY George Square, 667 101 1 ext661 l. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.
A Remarkable Improvement Until 29] un. An exhibition that traces the history of food and drink in Scotland. Decide for yourselfwhether there has been as biga change as the title suggests.
I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road, 228 2688. Mon—Sat noon-1 1pm; Sun 6.30—11pm. Family Viewing Until 27 Apr. Photographic scenes from Lorna Batcs' family album.
I FINE ART SOCIETY 137 George Street, 220 6370. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm, Sat loam—1pm.
Sir Robin Phllipson Until 24 Apr. Recent oil paintings, completed since his retrospective exhibition last August. by this highly respected artist.
British Arts 1800-1950 27 Apr-2 Jun. Paintings from the Society's collection. I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 6776. Tue—Fri l lam—6pm. Sat lOam—Ipm. East and West Until 9 May. Glasgow trained Sally Carlaw and Edinburgh trained Jane Rutherford exhibit their paintings together. in this pan-M8 exhibition. I THE FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm . Sat 9.30am—1 .30pm. Bernard Faucon: La Peur Du Voyage Until 5 May. The Institute have commissioned the French photographer to roam the streets and come back with a series of photographs recording his impressions of Edinburgh. Organised as part ofthe French Spring Season which also involves the Gallery of Modern Art and the Richard Demarco Gallery. I THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY Market Street. 225 2383. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm Sun 1—5.30pm. Calum Colvin: Briet Encounter Until 20 May. Colvin presents large photographic reproductions of his intricater constructed installations. Helen Floclthart: Paintings Until 20 May. Flockhart, who was trained in Glasgow and Poznan. presents her first British solo show. Her work. in which she uses traditional techniques. is inﬂuenced by religious iconography. Walter Dahn: Photoworits Until 20 May. I GALERIE MIRAGES Racburn Place , 315 2603. Tue—Fri 10.30am—4.30pm. Sat 10am-5pm. closed Mondays. Silk Until 28 Apr. Antique and modern silkwork from the Far-East. Treasure Islands 3 May-16 Jun. Arts and crafts from Indonesia. including 19th century dowry boxes. masks. jewellery, puppets and textiles. I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D] Cafe. The gallery‘s justly renowned cafe is open Mon—Sat l().3()am—4.30pm; Sun 2.30—4.20pm. Cream teas will be served from 3—4. 15pm. French Contemporary Art 1960-1990 Until 28 May. A broad selection of contemporary artwork from the region around Calais. collected with the aid ofthe French Government's regional art fund. I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street. 556 6020. Tue—Fri 10am—5pm, Sat 10am—1pm. War Time Garden Until 6 May. Twenty-four stone carvings. the result ofa ﬁfteen year project by Ian Hamilton Finlay will be on display. I HANOVER FINE ART 22a Dundas Street. 5562181. Mon-Fri IOam-5.30pm; Sat 10am-4pm. Clare Duncan (1956—88) Until 28 Apr. (closed 16 Apr). A retrospective
Transmission Gallery have come up with the dubious idea at giving artists about a week's dole to matte an artwortt. We're notsure what this is supposed to prove, butthe artists look interesting.