I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm. Sat 10am—4pm.
lntemational Academy oi Ceramics Until 6 Sept. The British members show their work.
Jane Dickinson and Angus McFadyen: Jewellery Until 6 Scot.
I OUAKER MEETING HOUSE 7 Victoria Terrace. 225 4825. Mon—Sat 10.30am-4pm; Thurs 10.30am—6pm. Layers: An Exploration in Wood by Tim Stead Until 1 Sept. Touch and explore the amazing qualities of wood. and then have a slap-up vegetarian lunch in the Rainforest Cafe.
I OUERCUS 16 Howe Street. Daily 10am-5.30pm.
Contemporary British Fumilure and Interiors Until 1 Sept. A series of interior designs including a children‘s room, garden furniture and hand-printed textiles.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
FBBIIVII Exhibition Until 4 Sept. Ceramics, Textiles and Jewellery, from John Maitby. Joanne Soroka and Paul Preston. respectively.
I SOLAS CENTRE 2/4 Abbey Mound. Daily 10am-10pm.
The AIDS Memorial Built 23-27 Aug. Enormous banners made to commemorate the lives of five AIDS victims. A particularly topical exhibition as the story behind the quilt. Common Threads will be showing at the Filmhousc. I ST JOHN'S CHURCH 3 Lothian Road. Mon—Sat 11am-6pm.
The West End Crait and Design Fair Until 1 Sept. The 50 exhibitors change every Monday and Thursday. so you‘d better make regular trips.
I THE TENT West Princes Street Gardens. Daily.
FBSIIVII Cralt Tent 17—26 Aug. The tenth glorious year of the Festival Craft Tent with a bumper show of work by 50 of Britain‘s top designers.
I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 226 5425. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm and late during performances.
Visions oi Bengal Until 1 Sept. The independence of Bangladesh in 1971 brought with it a revival oftraditional
forms of textile manufacture. These wallhangings depict the lives and customs of rural Bangladeshis.
AROUND THE WORLD
I LA BELLE ANGELE Hasties Close, Cowgate (next to 369 Gallery). 225 2774. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat llam—4pm. Tandanya Until 2 Sept. Contemporary Aboriginal art.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place, 229 9311. Daily 10am—5pm.
GIITI LB RICI'IB Until 2 Sept. The spirit of Afghanistan, seen through its artefacts. MBIIS Madsen Until 2 Sept. Paintings from Denmark.
I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Mon-Sat noon—11pm; Sun 6.30—11pm. Cuban Screen Prints Until 31 Aug.
I THE FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—l .30pm. Ilean Michaux: Oeuvres Graphlgues Until 7 Sept. Michaux was already a famous writer when he started producing drawings. prints and lithographs to illustrate his texts. soon believing his graphic work to be more expressive than his writing.
I FESTIVAL CLUB 9— l 5 Chambers Street. 2201112. Daily lOam—noon; 3—5pm. Edinburgh lntemational Cartoon Festival
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Until 1 Sept. 1990‘s best cartoonists. plucked from countries around the world. Suitable for all ages and attitudes. Landscapes and Interiors irom Tuscany and Scotland Until 31 Aug. Oil paintings by Patrick Gibbs and David Byers Brown. I GALERIE MIRAGES Raeburn Place. 315 2603. Tue-Fri 10.30am—4.30pm. Sat 10am—5pm. Closed Mondays.
The Splendour oi India Until 22 Sept. A variety oftextiles. artefacts and furniture on display in this most ambitious exhibition of Indian art.
I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon- Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 11am—6pm. [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.
I THE HILL STREET THEATRE 19 Hill Street. 225 7294. Mon—Sun noon—9pm (closed 20 Aug).
A Breath at Fresh Air Until 26 Aug. Paintings. drawings and prints from Poland. where Western inﬂuences have combined with tradition to produce some startling artistic results.
I THE ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street. 668 2232. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. Claudia Pelrettl: Recent Paintings Until 31 Aug. A painter returns to the country her parents left behind. The result isa colourful clash ofculturcs.
I THE ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon-Sat lOam-Spm; Sun 2—5pm.
The Llie oi a Chair Until 26 Oct. As part of the ‘Denmark in Scotland‘ events planned
for September. the Danish design Council .
has organised an exhibition of 46 chairs and drawings designed by 75 year-old HansJ. Wegner.
I THE SCANDIC CROWN HOTEL High Street. 557 9797. Mon—Fri 10.30am—9pm. Valery Bochltov: Images irom Russia Until 17 Aug.
I THE SPANISH CONSULATE 63 North Castle Street. 220 1843. Mon—Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 10am—2pm.
Victoria Amanz: Watercolours Until 31 Aug. Arnanz‘s swirling. pastel solours are reminiscent of underwater scenes.
Juan Almarza: Pottery Until 31 Aug. Almarza incorporates ancient methods and materials into his technique and uses old Islamic colours alongside Iberian chestnut browns.
I THE TRAVERSE THEATRE 1 12 West Bow.
' 226 2633. Tue—Sun 10am—10pm.
The Traverse Theatre and Bangladesh Until 1 Sept. Theatre photographer Sean Hudson‘s photographs taken during the Traverse‘s tour of Bangladesh last Autumn.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 9311. Daily 10am—5pm.
Eric Robertson: Landscapes Until 2 Sept.
I THE FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Mon-Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am-1.30 pm. WTIIBIS' France Until 7 Sept. Coinciding with the publication of the book Writers' France written by John Ardagh. 40 colour photographs by illustrator Mayotte Magnus.
I MCKIRDY'S SEAFOOD BAR Assembly Street, Leith. Daily llam-late.
Simon Morison: Photographs Until 2 Sept. I MERCHANT HALL 22 Hanover Street. Mon—Sat 10am—8pm (1 Sept lOam—8pm). lntemational Photography Until 1 Sept. The 128th International Exhibition of Pictorial Photography. presented by the Edinburgh Photographic Society.
I MUIRHOUSE FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES CENTRE Primary School. Muirhouse Place West. 315 2151. Mon—Fri 9am—4.30pm.
Pradip Malde: Memory, Balance, Love: Portiolio Gallery. The Portiollo Gallery is showing the work oi Pradip Malde ior this year’s Edinburgh Festival. Entitled Memory, Balance, Love the exhibition represents the latest work by one oi Scotland’s best known photographers, now living in South Tennessee, having won an important iellowship to teach at the University oi the South.
The three themes in the exhibition represent Malde's personal philosophy oi human nature. For him, memory allows the human mind to ‘ideniliy patterns, hypothesize and make deductions. Love compels the creative
mind to express ltsell, be compassionate and learn how to nurture itsell. Balance, or rather the human mind’s desire ior balanced states, is oiten the condition that ignites the individual into action and helps deiine a sense at ‘completeness’.
Malde sees the key to understanding as a continual process oi assessment oi the past, thus imposing a changing set oi values and interpretations and in this way causing a spiralling interpretation oi progress. This philosophical model and interpretation oi history and experience can be iound in Hegelp's work. The theme oi love is explored as a principle oi cohesion and motivation. We live in a world which. iorthe most part, puts an emphasis on a perception oi human nature based on material needs, but Malde's photographs evoke a strong sense oi human nature through his own personal experience and philosophical ouuook.
Balance is central to the three themes. Memory looks back to his childhood experiences and Love, to the present and luture. Pradip Malde is also recognised as a leading llgure in the platinum/palladium photographic process, a technique which adds a highly individual tonal quality to the pieces. (Jonathan Colin)
Keith Davidson and Tim Curtis: Photographs Until 24 Aug. Davidson and Curtis are two local photographers who compared and contrasted the antics of an Oxford Fringe group and a (‘raigmillar Fringe group last year. I NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 5569579. Mon—Sat 10am—4.3()pm and evenings when performances. Cafe. The llon Land and the Sacred Sky Until 1 Sept. Paintings and photographs by Gordon Strachan. So lnsensltive in the Mouth Until 1 Sept. Photographs by theatre photographer Jon Stark. I OBLOMOV The Mound. 220 ()(154. Every day llam—Iate. Bebecca Hooper: Photographic Work Until 29 Aug. I PHOTOGRAPHING ARCHITECTURE 16 Dublin Street. Daily 10am—5pm. Allan Forbes Until 31 Aug. Forbes‘ photographs of buildings by The Law & Dunbar-Nasmith Partnership. I PORTFOLIO GALLERY AT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 191 1. Tue-Sat noon-5.30pm. Pradip Malde: Memory. Balance. Love Until 8 Sept. Malde is one of the world'sleading exponents of the platinum’palladium process. Collected here are 60 images. works from recent years. which address in a ‘ﬂuid, spiralling poetry‘ the artist‘s chosen themes. I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Julia Margaret Cameron: ‘Photographs oi Famous Men and FairWomen’ Until 30 Sept. Cameron was 50 when she took up photography and. in the words ofher great-niece. Virginia Woolf. ‘all her sensibility was expressed and. what is perhaps more to the purpose. controlled in the new art'. Portraits of Lord Tennyson and Thomas Carlyle are included in the exhibition. as well as Cameron's famous ‘religious‘ studies. I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sat Ham—5.30pm. Paul iiill: While Peak. Dark Peak Until 8 Sept. A realistic but sensitive look at the landscape surrounding Hill‘s home in the Peak District.
I CANDNGATE 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 MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 4211igh Street. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 'DoclorWho' Exhibition Until 12 Sept. Tardis, costumes and props from the TV show which started in 1963.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
The Discovery Boom Until 2 Sep. This year the room contains jaws. masks. tea. glass and seashells for the visitors to examine with their own hands.
I SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM Ingliston. 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 IIlB Plough A special exhibition exploring the changes brought by two World Wars and their effect on the communities and the landscape.