ART & EXHIBITIONS
Martin Page: New Work 1990 Until 28Jun. Jewellery. I PORTFOLIO GALLERY AT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 1911. Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm. From a Northern Land Until 30Jun. Photographs of life in Ross and Cromarty by John Charity. A beginner‘s course in photography starts on 14 Jun and there will be a weekend photography workshop with John Charity 7—8 Jul. Contact the gallery for details of places. I PRINCES STREET GARDENS The Buzz Protect Until 15 Jun. Beware. giant insects are hanging in the trees. ready to pounce. I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat lilam—Spm: Sun 2—5pm. Now to Take a Portrait Until 16Jul. Portraits from the National Collection of Photography are used to illustrate different approaches to taking a photographic portrait and how they have usurped the painter in recording people‘s faces for posterity. I OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. Box Office 6682019. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Cafe. Scottish Views Until 30Jun. Edinburgh based architect-painter John Boak's artistic interpretation of Scottish scenes includes some new ﬁnely painted ﬂower studies. I RIAS 15 Rutland Square. 229 7545. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Aberdeen Schools Exhibition Until 15 Jun. The Way We Live Now 19 J un—27 Jul. The RIAS‘ annual housing exhibition and a review of Scottish architects' current involvement in housing. I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 5570707. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Mary Maclver: Recent Work Until 16Jun. Makondie Sculpture From the Malde Collection Until 7 Jul. African sculptures. I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN 552 7171. Gardens Mon-Sat mam—sunset; Sun Ham-sunset. Plant houses and exhibitions (mounted in lnverleith House) Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. The Tree of Lite Until 8 Jul. A South Bank Touring Exhibition for which 1500 sculptures were submitted. and only a few were chosen. The Botanics will have eight sculptures and a variety ofconnected works on show. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. The RSA Annual Exhibition Until 14 Jul. The 164th opportunity to see the RSA‘s summer exhibition ofpainting. sculpture and architecture. I SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate. 556 8136. Mon—Sat ll)am—5.30pm. Display of Scottish contemporary craftwork. I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri lilam—6pm;Sat lilam- 1 pm. Ann Dram, RSW: Paintings otAndalucia L'ntil 26 Jun. Paintings from the Costa de la Luz (the (‘oast of Light) by this Edinburgh trained artist. Imogen Margrie: New Sculpture Until 26 Jun. Richly coloured and textured animal sculptures. Alison Scott: Paperworks l—26Jun. Paperwork inspired by the artist‘s interest in European folk art and Mediterranean landscapes. I SOLSTICE GALLERY 18a Dundas Street. 557 5227. Mon—Fri 11am—5pm. Sat lilam- 1 pm. Oleg Janushevsky: Russian Abstract Paintings Until 23 Jun. Janushevsky‘s work is influenced by Kandinsky and Malevich and by his early readingof forbidden books — Pasternak. Solzhenitsyn and the Bible. John Everard Kingsley: Expressionist Landscapes Until 23 Jun. I STEP GALLERY 39 Howe Street. 556
THE LIE OF THE LAND
Photo by Sean Hudson
Compass Gallery, Glasgow. The work oi sisters Claire and Louise Scullion is succinct and articulate. The setting is Scottish countryside and the artist is a critic and strategist guiding us through a ‘picturesque’ landscape which is anything but benign. Arcadia is an ironic construct, the spectator becomes an explorer questioning our mirroring and use oi the world. ‘Landmarks’ by Claire Scullion is about points oi transition. The upper hall, a set at small canvases, depicts geese in flight tormation, one bird to each canvas. Below a long thin painting ieatures a semi-industrial coastline. This iragmentation oi the
I work establishes a duality between
geese and landscape so we question our place in the world. Who or what are the landmarks? The birds or our building irom the birds’-eye view? Situated on the perimeter oi the British landmass, state control lapses into a hotchpotch oi edges, marsh, buildings, a kind oi eitluent contrasting with the purpose and precision oi the birds llight. What habitat is this? The same double reading at landscape and image is achieved through cottage in drawings of Scottish hills. The geometry of the cut-out pine plantations becomes a giant calligraphy and unintentional land-art guided by inscrutable rules which question rationality and ‘re-root’ the countryside in a wider socio/political context.
In Louise Scullion's collages Scotland is a garden. Cut-up maps are rearranged and through the use of punning pictoriallsation where literary devices are used to radicalize the image, the garden, like the map, is a ‘machine to see with.’ Danger is re-introduced into our arcadian understanding ol the wilderness in ‘Experimentai Island' and ‘Amoeba island’ which engulfs another island inscribed with the words ‘obedient nature’. The reigning Order is one at permanent surveillance. However, photography and the handcralted ‘Small Evolution oi Chairs' would indicate a place lorthe individual not possible in the fashionable world oi simulacra. Both artists’ work is in danger oi becoming whimsical and additional tactics need to be considered. (Fiona Byrne-Sutton)
1613. Mon-Fri 11am—5.30pm; Sat llam—4pm; Sun noon—3pm.
Landscapes Around Nolyrood Until 301 un. Mixed media. oils and ceramics by Neal Greig.
I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street, 557 1140. Tue-Sat l lam-5.30pm.
Our Future Shouldn't Cost The Earth Until 6 Jul. The winning submissions from the Spring Fling Adult Photography Competition which runs concurrently with the painting competition at the Netherbow Arts Centre. There will also be an open forum discussion on Photography, Alt and the Environment 18 Jun. 1.30pm.
I TALBOT RICE ART GALLERY Old College. University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 667 1011. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm.
Field Until 16Jun. A mixed show ofwork by Mathew Inglis. Gordon Brennan and Ian Kane. all graduates of Edinburgh college of Art.
Landscapes from a High Latitude 23Jun—28 Jul. A touring exhibition of paintings and ceramics from Iceland.
I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm and late during performances.
images Until 30Jun. Large crayon drawings ofships. rabbits and birds by Bert Torrance.
I 359 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm.
Painting the Forth Bridge Until 23 Jun. The perpetual paint-job given a new angle by the gallery. who invited 17 Scottish artists to provide a portrait of the monster bridge.
New Scottish Colourists Until 23 Jun. Four artists. three of whom, Andrew Williams. Fionna Carlisle and Caroline McNairn. studying at Edinburgh in the mid 70s. were inﬂuenced by the Colourists. The fourth.
Hock-Aun Teh, combines his abstract expressionism with oriental calligraphy. The gallery will host a four-day oil painting workshop 25—29 June (contact gallery for details).
Forty-Something Until 23 Jun. Nothingto do with yuppies and babies. All the artists are over forty and have been exhibiting with the gallery for a number ofyears. Building Blocks by Olivia Lloyd Until 23 Jun. Small drawings and ﬂoor pieces interspersed with large paintings. Lloyd‘s work is primarily abstract. often depicting structural elements.
Contact the gallery for details of an oil painting workshop 25—29 Jun.
I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 5566366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.
Aspects oi East Lothian Until 23 Jun. Paintings by Katherine Steele and paintings and drawings by Kenneth Wilson.
I WASPS Studio/Gallery. Patriot Hall. Henderson Row. Stockbridge. 225 1289. Mon—Sat 12.20am—5.30pm on exhibition days only.
Johannes W. Glaw: Bloodworks Until 16 Jun.
Torquil R. Anderson: Brush Drawings Until 16Jun.
David Nutchison: Neo Kitsch 21 J un—4 Jul. Also at the CALA Homes Development. Kingspark. Frogston Road East. Fairmilehead. Every day 1 lam—5.30pm. Until 17 Jun. Work by WASPS artists.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
A selection oi exhibitions outside Glasgow and Edinburgh.
St Andrews I CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE 93 North
Street. 0334 74610. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.
Green Thoughts Until 15Jul. Hazel Brocklehurst's paintings. drawings and sculptures. The sculptures are made from recycled materials including fruit boxes. wrappers. paper bags and newspapers. At a time when we are all preoccupied with the environmental function oftrees. Brocklehurst focuses particularly on their aesthetic value.
The Green Man in Scotland Until 15 Jul. An exhibition of photographs. researched by Betty Willsher. which explores the iconography of tombstones and the history ofthe pagan ‘green man' motif.
Scottish Bonsai Centre Display Until 15 Jul. A selection of trees. of varying lypesand ages. from the Bonsai Centre in Fife.
A selective round-up oi Museums listed lirst 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]
Besides the wealth of treasure collected by Edwardian tycoon William Burrell the Burrell currently has Pissarros indoors and Henry Moores outdoors — see galleries listings on previous page.
I DOME OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda. Govan Road. 417 1792. £2 (£1).Tue—Sun 1(lam—5.30pm. Science and technology interactive exhibition. which includes 3D images, a vertical roundabout and an air
I GLASGOW'S GLASGOW The Arches, Midland Street 9.30am—8pm. £4(£2.50). Family ticket £1 1 .50. The 1000-year history of the city. explored through video. theatrical performances and a wide range ofexhibits.
I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM Glasgow University. University Avenue. 339 8855. Mon—Fri 9.30am-5pm; Sat 9.30am—1pm. Giants, Gems and Jewels Until 2 Sept. A dazzling display ofcrystal-related sculptures from the Fondation Mecenat Science et Art in Strasbourg. accompanied by specially commissioned ambient music. I THE MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin Hall. 1 Bunhouse Road. 427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.
The Jessop Collection: images at Steam Until 24 Sept. The beauty oftrains captured in oils by David Weston and Colin Garratt.
I PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 5540223. Mon—Sat lilam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. Disabled access by arrangement.
The Sugared imagination Until 10 May. Well. ifthe cake and its encumbent icing can have a social history. then this isan examination of it.
I SPRINGOURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station). 5571405. Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat 10am—4pm: Sun 2-5pm.
Work: The Springburn 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 SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM lngliston. Mon-Fri 10am—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.
62 The List 15—28June 1990