environmental damage is not halted.

I BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street. 557 4050. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm. Sat lOam—lpm.

Ramsay to McTaggart: 150 years oi Scottish Painting Throughout July.

I C G J BROWN HOUSE FURNISHERS 31-39 South Clerk Street. Mon—Sat 9am—5pm; Thu 9am—7pm.

Meg Watson: Fabric Collage Until 12] ul. Check out the springs in C and J Brown‘s three-piece suites and furnish your soul with Meg Watson's collages.

I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm.

Scottish Paintings and Watercolours 1800-1940 Until 6 Aug.

I CENTRAL LIBRARY George 1V Bridge, 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—8pm; Sat 9am—noon.

Water oi Leith irom the Pentlands to the Sea Until 3 Aug. A selection of paintings and drawings by various artists.

I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street, 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm. Licensed cafe. [D].

The Art oi Lego Until 14 Jul. Formative and frustrating stuff . but always more fun than Meccano. this could be a unique opportunity to play with the only complete Lego set in the world.

Still Lives: Drawings and Photographs on the theme oi Beauty and Advertising Until 21 Jul. Artist-in-Residence Wendy McMurdo tries to discover a link between women and that mysterious race of leggy lovelies who dominate our TVs. only to evaporate in real life. Also shown are some of the works produced by the Lothian school children who attended her workshops at the City Art Centre. Canadian Folk Art from Nova Scotia 30

J un—28J ul. Unsophisticated, brightly coloured handiwork using wood, fabric and metal. Weaving Demonstration/Workshop 7 J ul. 10.30am—5pm. Free. no booking necessary.

I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street. 2201260. Mon—Sun 12.30-5.30pm. Clare Wardman: Abstract Paintings Until 21 Jul. The artist will be in the gallery to discuss her work on Mon, Tue , Thurs and Sat.

I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 9311. Mon—Thurs 10am—8.30pm; Fri—Sun 10am—5pm. Sculpture is on display in the Andrew Grant Gallery.

I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.

Aluminium. gives artistic vent to his bittersweet feelings about ‘The Art World‘.

I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY George Square. 667 1011 ext 661 l. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.

A Little Festival oi Gardens Throughout Jul and Aug. Three exhibitions forthe green-fingered: Gertrude Jekyll: A Vision 0t


Wendy McMurdo, Still Lives; Images at

Beauty and Advertising, City Art Centre.

Steian Szczelltun in ‘Class Myths and Culture’ writes that ‘glamour is a gigantic conlidence trick in which we are manoeuvred into psychic sell mutilation. Glamour is the universal locus ot desire. Glamour is High Tec Fascism'. Wendy Mciiiurdo's photographic work explores the glamour oi iemininity as deiined by the advertising industry-the aesthetic thought police ior women. Advertising otters saleable iantasies ior women which depend on the desire to be worthy oi being bought. Worth, it paralled with male deilned ideals at what women ought to look like to be sexual and attractive (but not threatening). can be seen to pose problems when the iantasy is compared uniavourabiy with the body. Appearance and surface periection are oliered with the next new anti-wrinkle cream, over-expensive slimming biscuits, new lip gloss. The product otters hope and the inevitable disappointment. Wendy Mcliiurdo’s

images— large, colourcibachrome prints, hand-tinted black and white photomurals attempt to discuss the eiiects at this ideology on women and the inner l/eye which women use to look at themselves and their bodies, invariably in a sell-deprecating way. Advertising depends on luscious imagery, the iragmentaiion oi the body and rigid notions oi beauty (young, made-up, classless, thin). Wendy McMurdo’s work uses similar props as the basis oi her critique—velvets, silk, make-up. The use oi mirrors and the collage technique illustrate the way in which women’s bodies are reduced to an incomplete whole. However, it is easy to imagine their appropriation. Advertising knows no bounds in manipulation. Ideas have to be more explicit, less dependent on the use oi stereotyped imagery to promote their criticisms or the result is the next arty advertising image. This is a contradiction and diiiiculty women artists must deal with aesthetically ii the politics are important to them. (Lorna J. Waite)

Garden and Wood. Historic Gardens in Scotland and ‘A Careless-Ordered Garden'. a collection of books from the library‘s annals.

Culture Shock Until 30 Jun. Douglas Gray. who used to be a shift worker with British I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Mon—Sat noon-1 1pm: Sun 6.30-11pm. No exhibition at present.

I FINE ART SOCIETY 137 George Street. 220 6370. Mon-Fri 9.30am—5.30pm, Sat 10am—1pm.

The Winners oi the Guthrie Award, 1956to 1990 Until 3 Jul. Founded by the Earlof

PORTFOLIOgaIIery 43 Candlemaker Row

Edinburgh EH1 ZQB 031-220 1911



An exhibition of cibachrome photographic prints, accompanied by the poetry of George Mackay Brown.

Swedish-hem Gunnie Moberg has lived and worked in Scotland since 1961. She now lives in Orkney where she works as a freelance photographer, and has exhibited at the Pier Arts Centre. Collins Gallery, Crawford Arts Centre and 369 Gallery.


Tuesday - Saturday 12.00 5.30

Moray. the award is made annually to the most outstanding work by a Scottish artist under the age of33.

No more exhibitions until Edinburgh Festival Exhibition 1990 4 Aug.

I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 6776. Tue—Fri 11am—6pm. Sat 10am—lpm.

Summer Exhibition Until 25 Jul. Works on paper by twelve artists includingJeff Nolan. Alastair Fiddes Watt . James Fraser and Ann Russell.

I THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY Market Street. 225 2383. Mon—Sat mam—5.30pm Sun 1-5.30pm.


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Maisie Visits the Fruitmarket Until 1 Jul. Children's illustrations by Aileen Paterson.

Julian Schnabel: Works on Paper(1975—88) Until 1 Jul. Described as‘intensely dynamic‘. Schnabel incorporates all manner of paraphernalia in his work. His purpose. however. is not to represent specific things but to create a ‘new, visual' dialogue with the viewer.

Open Exhibition 1990 7-29 Jul. For the third time. the Fruitmarket flings its doors open to Scotland‘s artists. amateur and professional.

I GALERIE MIRAGES Raeburn Place, 315 2603. Tue—Fri l().30am—4.30pm, Sat 10am—5pm. Closed Mondays.

New Scottish Embroidery Group Until 30 Jun. A selection of modern pieces. including panels. boxes and other bits and pieces.

The gallery will then be closed until 17Jul. 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 10.30am—4.30pm; Sun 2.30—4.20pm.

Foreign Artists and Scotland: Kokoschka Until 2 Sept. The first in aseries. Kokoschka first visited Scotland in 1929, and returned many times. producing drawings and paintings of fish and game, wild flowers and vegetation.

Wols Until 2 Sept. The inspiration ofa generation of abstract artists in Europe, Wols trained in Germany as a photographer and moved to Paris in the 1930s. lnterned as an ‘enemy alien’ he took up drawing and watercolour and was influenced first by the Surrealists and later by Klee.

Free Abstraction Until 2 Sept. An exhibition ofdrawings and watercolours by the main figures of German free abstraction. organized by the Goethe-lnstitut. London.

Works from the gallery‘s stock are also always on display.

I GRAEAIE MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street. 556 6020. Tue—Fri 10am—5pm, Sat lOam—lpm.

Work by Lesley Foxcroit and Alan Charlton Until 30Jun.

I HANOVER FINE ART 22a Dundas Street. 5562181. Mon-Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—4pm.

Alan Kemp: Watercolours Until 9Jul. Bernie O’Donnell: Recent Works Until 9Jul I HILLSIDE GALLERY Hillside Street, 556 6440. Tue—Sat 12.30—6pm.

Alan McGowan: Illustrations 3—14Jul. Bizarre illustrations from a young Scottish artist.

I KINGFISHER GALLERY Northumberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Mon-Fri 10am—4.30pm. Sat 10am—lpm.

Joseph Currie: Enamel Wall Panels Until 21 Jul.

Bill Wright: Kintyre Seascapes Until 21 Jul. Permanent collection of Russian and French paintings. icons and sculpture.

I LEITH SCHOOL OF ART 25 NorthJunction Street. 554 5761.

Summer Exhibition 30 Jun. 10am—4pm. Roll up! Roll up! One day only!

Places still available for the Summer in tile City art course. Contact School for details. I MALCOLM INHES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9.30am—6pm; Sat lOam—lpm.

No exhibition until Aug. but paintings from the gallery's permanent collection are on dis la .

I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm.

The Consul Smith Collection: Raphael to Canaletto Until 15 Jul. This fine collection of 17th and 18th century ltalian artwork was originally put together by Joseph Smith (1674—1770). These days it is the property of Elizabeth Regina and many of the works are going on show for the first time.

I NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 5569579.

72 The List 29 June - 12 July 1990