ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
the rapidly changing Gorbals were taken by McKenzie over a 15 month period from early I964 to late 1965. The gallery are showing the original black and white rints.
I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. How to Take a Portrait Until l6JuI. Portraits from the National Collection of Photography are used to illustrate a variety of approaches to taking a photographic portrait as well as the way they have usurped the painter as a way of recording faces for posterity.
I OUEEN'S HALL (‘Ierk Street. Box Office 668 201‘). Mon—Sat I0am—5pm. Cafe. Norman Adam Until 30 Apr. Recently completed Scottish landscapes. mainly watercolours by the local musician and artist.
I RIAS l5 Rutland Square. 229 7545. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm.
North British Hotel 24 Apr—ll May.
I RICHARD OEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 5570707. Mon—Sat 10am—-6pm.
Three French Artists: The Road to Meikle Seggie Until 28 Apr. Last yearthe eponyntous extrovert owner of the gallery took Pascal Barbe. Jean Sylvain Bieth and Francoise \‘ergier deep irtto Scotland‘s past on the road to the ‘lost settlement' of Meickle Seggie. Suitably inspired. the trie will provide their own interpretation of Scotland in their specifically created works for the exhibition.
Morning 3—19 May. An exhibition organised by Channel 4 Box Office.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN 552 7171 . (iardens Mon—Sat Illam—sunset: Sun
I lam—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 (iarden.comes back to roost after showing in Aberdeen and (ilasgow. Chris creates sculptures from objects found on his treks through the countryside and photographs the results on location. The Tree of Lite 19 May—S Jul. Sculptures inspired by trees.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 667]. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.
Springboard t'ntil 21 Apr. A joint exhibition between the SSA and the SSWA showing a selection of their members' work. There will be no specific exhibitions during May. though the building will be open. The next exhibition wil be the RSA annual exhibition.
I SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE I40 (‘anongate. 5568136. Mon Sat Illam--5.30pm.
Display of Scottish conteniporary craftwork.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY U4 ( ieorge Street. 225 5955. Mon~I5ri “lam-6pm; Sat Illam-r lpni.
Robert Leishman RSW (1916—1989) Memorial Exhibition I‘ntil 24 Apr. Ina tribute to the artist. w ho died last Summer. the gallery will hay e a large exhibition of around Tool his dreamlike paintings in oil and watercolours. Edinburgh Salutes Glasgow 26 Apr- 19 May. A large group show featuring printmakers. painters and craftsmen who have been invited over tocelebrate (ilasgow 's year as you know what.
I SOLSTICE GALLERY lSa Dundas Street. 557 5227. Mon-~I5ri I 1am-5pm. Sat
Selection from works in stock. including Mc'laggart. (iillies and Armour.
I STEP GALLERY 3‘) l Iowe Street. 556 1613. Mon I‘Tl l lam 5.30pnizSat
Ilain 4pin;Sun noon 3pm.
Nature Survives? Ifntil 25 Apr. Wendy dc Rtisett's paintings and etchings look at nature in an urban eny ironnient
I STILLS GALLERY 105 l liin Street. 557
1 I40. 'I tic Sat l Iant 5. 30pm. Cautionary Tales Ifntil 28 Apr ()tiirky and
CRITIC IN A BASKET
Ian Hamilton Finlay: A Wartime Garden, Graeme Murray, Edinburgh. One of the two Finlay works in Glasgow’s Great British Art Exhibition shows the heads of four folk who have criticised him or have stood in his way. Not unreasonably, he expects everyone to meet his own exacting standards; Graeme Murray is therefore the ideal place for Finlay to exhibit in Scotland. The two have had a working relationship for a number ofyears, Murray distributing Finlay’s own publications, showing the work and now producing a book of the present exhibition—a thirteen-year project.
A series of elegant grey wooden neo-classical plinths support small. rectangular stone carvings, mostly in shallow relief; some have lines of text from Hegel and other philosophers. The images are of 20th century instruments of war— bombers,
battleships, aircraft carriers- all with
visual reference to the natural or cultivated landscape. Thus an aircraft carrier echoes a precipice or a lawn; a battleship resembles a vase (with flower-rudders) or, with all guns blazing, a fountain. This reflects one of
- Finlay’s recurring themes: Et In Arcadia
Ego, as inscribed on the side of a tomb in one of Poussin’s neo-classical works - death is present even in idealised environments and the home of the gods.
There is a peculiar quality to the exhibition; the underlying violence contained within the meticulously carved images (carving credited to Ron Costley and John Andrew) is emphasised ratherthan mitigated by the stillness of the tombstone-like slabs. Depending on your personal history, this could either be threatening or meditative. (Hilary Robinson)
satirical photography by Andrew Weiner. The exhibition brings together the various series that Weiner has completed over the past few years which the gallery are billing as his first retrospective.
Transatlantic Dialogues 4 May-1 Jun. The work of three British and three American black photographers brought together by Kellie Jones of the Jamaica Arts Center. The photographs from the States feature Brooklyn Street Portraits. Rainbow of Culture (which focuses on Latin American culture in New York and Puerto Rica) and Black Cowboy Series which records the black rodeo circuit.
I TALBOT RICE ART GALLERY ()ld College. University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 667 Ill] l.Tue—Sat Illam—5pm.
Linda McCartney: Photographs tintil I May. Yes. it is the Linda. This is her first Scottish exhibition. ()rganised in conjunction with Friends of the Iiarth. Edinburgh University Student Art Auction 20 Apr. 6.30pm. The sale is beiligorganised to raise money for an inshore lifeboat after four Edinburgh students drowned last year in Ireland. Any contributions. artistic or financial. should be sent to Phillipa Patton at the Fine Art Department. 1‘) (ieorge Square. Iidinbtirgh. or phone 557 2296.
ITHEATRE WORKSHOP 34 I Iamilton Place. 2265425. Mon—Sal [0am—5pm and late during performances.
In The Club Until I May. Susan Mitchell‘s photographs recording Iidinburgh nightlife.
I 369 GALLERY 233 ('owgate. 2253013. Mon—Sat 10.30am-5.30pm.
Subliminal Mappings t'niil 2s Apr. .‘s‘ew paintings by Philip BL‘fCltik.
Five Miles Out: From Film to Fabric t'ntil 2s Apr. The title stems from the distance that the four exhibiting artists live Irom Iidinburgh. James Macfarlane. (‘olin Mcllvenney . Susan Stewart and Rosie Storrie were all involved in a photography and silk screen project.
New Scottish Colourists 1 mil 23.1un. A quartet of artists three of w from Andrew Williams. I‘ionna ( ’arlisle and ( 'aroline McNairn studied at Izdinburgh iii the mid-70s and were influenced by the ('olourists. The fourth. I lock-Aim Tell.
combines his oriental calligraphy and abstract expressionism with a great admiration for Joan Eardlcy's style. Painting the Forth Bridge 5 May—23 Jun. A troupe of sixteen artists set out fearlessly to give the auld brig a new lick ofpaint. They don‘t actually put paint onto the bridge rather they provide different views ofthe steel monster.
I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 5566366. Mon-Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.
In Orkney Waters Until 21 Apr. Orcadian seascapes by Ian Maclnncs.
Sheila Macmillan: Paintings 30 Apr—12 May. Scottish landscapes in oils.
Sheana M Stephen 30 Apr— 12 May. New gold and silver jewellery.
I THE TRAVERSE THEATRE Westbow. 226 2633. Tue—Sun l lam—l 1pm.
Household Games Until 29 Apr. Robbie Bushe. the highly talented Torphins artist captures the chaotic life ofdomestic kitchens in his first one man show. Hurry thotigh. the paintings are selling out faster than Derek Hatton.
I WASPS Studio (iallery. Patriot Hall. Henderson Row. Stockbridge. 22‘) 1920, A rtists' studio and workshop space.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
A selection of exhibitions outside Glasgow and Edinburgh.
I DICK INSTITUTE Elmbank Avenue,0563 26401. Mon—Fri Illam—Spm. Wed (Q Sat Illam‘ 5pm.
The Russian Poster From Revolution to Perestroika L'ntil 5 May. Now that the writing seems to be on the wall for communism the gallery provides a chance to see the writing that used to be ontheir walls.
I CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE 93 North Street. 0334 74610. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Stilt 2 5pm.
The Parnassus of the Arts: Rudolf Il's Prague in the Elizabethan Era Until I May. Czechoslovakian engravings. rarely seen
in this country feature in this exhibition organised by the University's History of Art Department.
A selective round-up of Museums Iistedfirst by city, then by venue. running in alphabetical order.
I DURRELL 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 HUNTERIAN MUSEUM Glasgow University. University Avenue. 339 8855. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—lpm. Giants. Gems and Jewels Until 2 Sep. Crystal-related sculptures from the Fonadation Mecenat Science et Art in Strasbourg provide a dazzling display in the Museum accompanied by specially commissioned ambient music.
I THE MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin Hall. I Bunhouse Road. 427 2725. Mon—Sat [Dam—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.
The Art of Shipbuilding Until 30 Apr. Paintings by Jim Collins. who worked for twenty-one years in Govan Shipyards. Not surprisingly he concentrates on the work of and characters he knew there. Also. working models of machinery will be on show.
I PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 5540223. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun Z-Spm. Cafe. Disabled access by arrangement.
The Sugared Imagination Until 10 May. An examination of the social history ofthe cake and various bizarre decorating styles. Also a new display. chronicling life in 17th century Glasgow. includes the reconstruction of a room in a Stockwell 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 l()am—4pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Work: Springbum Experience 1840—1988
Until further notice.
I CANONGATE TOLBOOTH Royal Mile. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
The People's Story The Museum has been established to relate the story ofthe people of Edinburgh. told in theirown 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 Until 27 May. A touring exhibition from l.os Angeles which aims to put the age of the dinosaurs into a more accurate perspective.
A Day With Dinosaurs 21 Apr. “lam—4.30pm. £5.50 (£4) booking essential. A day out with the dinos for adults. supervised by lecturer Michael Howgate.
Meanwhile dino-frenzy continues witha series ofevening lectures on dinosaurs. The Origin of Dinosaurs 26 Apr. 7.30pm. Delivered by Angela Milner.
How Dinosaurs Moved 3 May. Prof R. McNeil] Alexander.
Treasures For Pleasure Until 6 May. As well as the two l8th century silver wine coolers recently acquired by the National Museums there will be a display ofsilver collected over the past 130 years.
I SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM lngliston. Mon—Fri l(lam—5pm. Agriculture still plays an important role in Scotland's culture and this museum looks at the old trades and skills ofthe countryside.
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.
62The l.ist720 April — 3 May 1990