I FINE ART SOCIETY 137 George Street. 220 6370. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 10am-1pm.
James McBey:1883-1959 Until 4 Sept. McBey is one of Britain's most talented printmakers and watercolourists. This exhibition of over 50 works covers all aspects of his career. from First World War etchings to late works in Tangier.
I THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY Market Street. 225 2383. Mon—Sat 10am-5.30pm; Sun 1—5.30pm.
Max Ernst: The Sculpture Until 23 Sept. Best known for his painting and graphics. Max Ernst ( 1881-1976) is under-estimated as a sculptor. This exhibition concentrates on his metal pieces. bronze sculptures and gold and silver jewellery.
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 5568921. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm: Sun 1 1am—6pm.
ﬂame and Poussin: The Classical Vision oi Landscape Until 21 Oct. Standing at either end of the classical tradition - Poussin (1594—1665) was the founder o‘French Classicism and Cezanne (1839-1906) the master of Post-Impressionism — both artists shared a passionate desire to create order out of nature. Their relationship is explored through a selection of paintings. drawings and watercolours from collections all over the world.
Edinburgh: Watercolours from the National Gallery of Scotland Until 21 Oct.
I STOCKBRIDGE BOOKSHOP 26 North West Circus Place. 225 5355. Mon-Fri 9am-8pm; Sat 9am—6pm: Sun 1 lam—5pm. Art Book Bonanza Until 2 Sept. Books covering a wide range of styles and artists.
mom:— I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. All day. every day.
Punch at the Fringe Until 1 Sept. Punch has prided itself on the best cartoons around for nearly 150years.
I THE ARCHITECTURE GALLERY 20 Chambers Street. 552 6821 . Tue—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm.
Margaret Smith: Landscapes Until 8 Sept. Smith brings eight years spent studying Japanese sumi-e and Hokusai to bear on her work in acrylic landscapes. described as ‘closest yet to Turner‘. Husband Sam Francis is exhibiting down the road at the Talbot Rice Gallery.
I THE BACKROOM GALLERY 42 London Street. 5568329. Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm. Ian Thompson: The Blind and the Naked Until 1 Sept. ‘Ruthless‘ paintings and constructions depicting ‘religion as resignation. restraint. conﬂict and struggle‘.
I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street. 2201260. Mon—Sun 12.30-530pm.
The Spirit 01 the Plastic Until 9 Sept. An installation by Mark Latimer. who will be in the gallery to discuss his work on Saturdays.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 931 1. Daily 10am—5pm. Yvonne Hawker: Shadows in Disguise-A Rellection Until 2 Sept.
Hawker‘s installation reﬂects on the Cathars and the philosophy ofdualism. which she studied during her stay in Limoux last year.
Stephen Collingboume and Aileen Keith Until 2 Sept. Informal works on paper. Alistair Mack: Paintings, Drawings and Prints Until 1 Sept. Mack‘s abstract images are concerned with the interplay between simple shapes and forms.
I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am-5.30pm.
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Mayotte Magnus: Wri French Institute. Literary Francophile John Ardagh visited the homes oi France’s most iamous writers, and many oi the places which inspired them and other writers, while researching Writers’ France - A Regional Panorama. And he got distinguished landscape photographer Mayotte Magnus to take the photographs which bring the book to liie. Some 40 exquisite colour photographs and many black and white ones generously illustrate the book throughout, and now there is an opportunity to get a better look at them in an exhibition at the French Institute.
What is immediately striking about Magnus' landscapes is the extraordinary quality oi light and the varying colours oi the skies, always somehow appropriate to the picture’s subject. Monte Carlo's casino (hang-out oi Fitzgerald, Greene and Maugham) is set against a lush blue sky while the grimness oi industrial Havre — as depicted in Satre’s La Nausee - is reilected in heavy black clouds.
More bookish than art-loving, I was most drawn to the photographs oi writers’ homes. Proust's gloomy little room in Illiers/Combray looks solemn in grainy black and white. Quite the opposite is the sunny, flirtatious house which Colette made the subject of two books. She remembered it as ‘a house which only smiled on Its garden side’, and worried that it might one day lose its charm: ‘Both the house and garden are living still, I know; but what oi that, ii the magic has deserted them?’ Ii this exhibition is anything to go by, Colette
need not have ieared. The magic oi this, and oi many other historical literary scenes, is preserved ior posterity in the meticulous photography of Mayotte Magnus. (Miranda France)
Sam Francis: Recent Graphic Work Until 8 Sept. Includes many new etchings and lithographs which have never previously been published.
Recent work from the Edinburgh Printmakers will also be on show.
I EDITH SIMON GALLERY Student Centre House. Bristo Square, 667 0214. Mon-Sat 10.30am-6.30pm.
Lovely Odd Fish Until 1 Sept. Edith Simon‘s pictures. sculpture. graphics. audio-visual and video works. presumably not all on a fishytheme.
I FORTY-FOUR 44 London Street. 557 8210. Mon—Sat 10am—11pm.
New Work Irom 44 Until 8 Sept. Leila Galloway‘s feminine wire-made wall sculptures and Tony Cooper‘s masculine installations make for interesting inter-play in their studio/gallery.
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.
W018 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 Unti12 Sept. An exhibition of drawings and watercolours by the main figures of German free abstraction. organised by the Goethe-lnstitut. London.
Works from the gallery‘s stock are also always on display.
I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street. 556 6020. Tue—Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10am-1pm.
Poiesis Until 29 Sept. Mixed works on the theme of ‘Poesy'. defined by Brewers Dictionary as ‘poetry collectively. or in the abstract'.
I GREYFRIARS KIRK HOUSE Candlemaker
Row. Daily 10am—2am.
Hannah Horsfall and Malcolm Bell: Joint Drawings Until 1 Sept. Horsfall and Bell work together on every drawing. each one taking three months to complete.
I HANOVER FINE ART 22a Dundas Street. 556 2181. Mon-Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
Summer Festival Exhibition Until 3 Sept. Recent works. including ceramics. sculpture. jewellery. textiles. wood carvings and prints, by artists from around Scotland and abroad.
I HILLSIDE GALLERY Hillside Street. 556 6440. Tue—Sat 12.30-6pm.
Prevention oi Innocence Until 8 Sept. A group of illustrators take a fresh look at Lewis Carroll and his literary creations. The exhibition accompanies a play about Lewis Carroll.
I HOLYROOD ART CLUB South Gray‘s Close. High Street. Mon—Sat 10am—7.30pm: Sun noon—6pm.
Art Exhibition and Sale oi Paintings Until 25 Aug. Oil paintings. watercolours. pastels and drawings.
I MCKIRDY'S SEAFOOD BAR Assembly Street. Leith. Daily Ham-late.
Luing: Paintings and Drawings by Edna Wher Until 2 Sept. A selection which includes early paintings inspired by the slate quarrying village near the artist‘s home on the Island of Luing. black and white designs depicting old scottish crofting life. and some of Whyte‘s new work.
I MORAY HOUSE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION High Street. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.
Three Friends Show Until 25 Aug. Patrick Gibbs. Carol Semple and Alison Scott have set up a ménage d trois in the college‘s Staff Dining Room. Works include figurative paintings and abstract wood compositions.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm.Sat 10am—4pm.
Donald Manson: Recent Paintings Until 6 Sept.
I PLAYHOUSE 18—22 Greenside Place. 556 8383. Daily 10am—5.30pm.
Voyagers Until 1 Sept. A group ofartists with different disciplines and backgrounds get together for a creative bash.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 5570707. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.
Strategy-GeIs-Arts + 20: A Pictlandgarden: New Works by Gunther Uecker Until 1 Sept. It is twenty years since the RDG presented the stunning ‘Strategy-Gets-Arts' at Edinburgh College of Art. Now one ofthe original exhibitors. Gunther Uecker. returns with an exhibition inﬂuenced by the Pictish settlers of Scotland.
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. Andy Goldsworthy: Sculpture 1976-1990 Until 28 Oct. Goldsworthy has made sculpture from snow. ice, rock. clay. leaves and ﬂowers. This is his first retrospective exhibition and will tour Europe after Edinburgh.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm.
Elizabeth Fritsch: Ceramics- Cross Rhythms 1978—1990 Until 9 Sept.
Adventures in Wonderland: Reconstructing IIIB Dodo A new permanent exhibition devoted to this most enigmatic of birds.
I THE SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY 18 Chester Street. Mon—Sat 10am-5.30pm.
The Turkish and Sauna Baths Until 1 Sept. Steamy paintings and sculptures by Tim Pomero .
I TALBOT RICE ART GALLERY Old College. University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 667 1011. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm Sam Francis Nowl: Paintings 1989-1990 Until 9 Sept. Sam Francis is an American master of Abstract expressionism. and this is his first major exhibition in Scotland.
I 359 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm.
Crossing the Line: New Work by Caroline McNairn Until 22 Sept. Described by a Soviet art critic as ‘Matisse with a strong Scottish accent‘.
369 Studio Artists' Exhibitions Until 5 Sept. as follows:
Rose Frain and Kiell Torriset 24 Aug—3 Sept. Frain explores gender and its ‘deconstruction and recreation‘ through her paintings and experimental paperworks. Norwegian-born Kjell Torriset has been artist-in-residence at 369 for the past year. His pictures often depict solitary figures who seem to inhabit a world of their own.
I THE ASH GALLERY 156 Canongate. 556 2160. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
From Barga and Picinisco to Edinburgh via Venice, Florence, Lucca, Arezzo. San Glmignano, Drvieto and all those Scottish towns and villages on the road to Meikleseggle. including South Dueensleny Until 29 Sept. Paintings. drawings and prints from Richard Demarco. ofcourse. Demarco compares the architecture of Scotland and Italy and describes in his paintings and drawings his love of . man-made spaces. built in harmony With nature.
20th Century Icon Series: In Defence oi Sensuality Until 29 Sept. Mixed media pieces from Jane MacAllister whose concern for the human condition leads her to explore the dialectics of physical and metaphysical.
I BARNES G FITZGERALD 47b George Street. 220 1305. Mon-Sat
50 The List 24 — 30 August 1991.