DESIGN AND CRAFT
I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. 226 5992. Mon—Fri llam—midnight; Sat noon—midnight; Sun lOam—midnight. OBZZIB Until 1 Sept. Dazzle has now become established as a forum for new and exciting jewellery designers. In this display 45 top contemporary jewellery designers are showing 1000 pieces.
I LA BELLE ANGELE Hasties Close. Cowgate (next to 369 Gallery). 225 2774. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 11am-4pm.
The Environmental Mural Until 31 Oct. Emphasising the beauty of Edinburgh and its surrounding countryside. the mural illustrates the problems we may face if environmental damage is not halted.
I BLUE MOON CAFE 60 Broughton Street. 556 2788. Mon—Sat 12—7pm.
Kay iiielland: Photographic Portraits Until 31 Aug.
I C G J BROWN HOUSE FURNISHERS 31—39 South Clerk Street. 667 1051. Mon—Sat 9am—5pm; Thurs 9am—7pm.
Meg Watson: Fabric Collage Until 31 Aug. Check out the springs in C and J Brown‘s three-piece suites and furnish your soul with Meg Watson‘s collages.
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon. Tue. Sat 10am—6pm; Wed, Thurs. Fri 10am—9pm: Sun 12—6pm. Licensed cafe. [D].
Sweat oi the Sun: Gold of Peru Until 30 Sept. Pizarro and fellow conquistadores invaded the Inca empire in 1532 and stripped it bare of precious objects and gold — revered as having mystical properties by the Incas who described it as ‘the sweat of the sun'. The Spanish melted down their golden spoils, but thanks to the Incas‘ burial customs. many gold and silver objects, as well as ceramics and beautiful textiles. survived. hidden away from the plunderers in elaborate tombs. A joint Peruvian-Scottish venture. the exhibition features surviving treasures from all Peru‘s pre-Hispanic cultures.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place, 229 9311. Daily 10am-5pm.
iiew British Ceramics Until 2 Sept.
I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY George Square. 667 1011 ext 661 l. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.
A Little Festival of Gardens Throughout Aug. Three exhibitions for the green-fingered: Gertntde Jekyll: A Vision oi Garden and Wood. Historic Gardens in Scotland and 'A Careless-Ordered Garden’. a collection of books from the library‘s annals.
I INHOUSE 28 Howe Street. Mon—Sat 9.30am-6pm.
Design in Japan Until 8 Sept. Contemporary furniture. textile. products.
I LAMB'S HOUSE Burgess Street. Leith. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm.
Paola Marcellino: Wearing Art Until 25 Aug. For the fashion-conscious. a range of exotic and original tapestries to be worn and admired.
I MARTIN AND FROST 130 McDonald Road. 557 8787. Mon—Sat 9am—5 .30pm: Sun noon-4.30pm.
Oriental Carpet Exhibition: Tribal Weaving Until 2 Sept. An exhibition of rugs showing the difference in weaving between tribal areas.
I NUMBER 98 Grassmarket. Daily 11am—6pm.
Celebration oi Wearable Art Creations in linen and wool by Anne Higgins. Details from the gallery.
I OUT OF THE NOMAOS TENT 40 Pilrig Street. Daily 10am—7pm.
Old Lamps and New Until 1 Sept. Old Turkish kilim fragments and stunning new weaving from the Middle East. Also
Ofelia Rodriguez, Edinburgh College oi Art.
With painting as rich and lush as Angela Carter's prose, this leading Colombian artist has represented her country at the Venice Biennale. Paintings oi a woman's imaginary world are, paradoxically, ilrrnly meted in a woman’s experience oi her body. The canvas is a landscape where trees become animate, spouting blood, and cactuses develop breasts dripping
milk. Turned the other way up, a forked ,
tree trunk becomes a pair oi legs with menstrual blood -or, in another painting, a bandaged court jester’s cap.
This is a precarious world. Canvas is looseer stapled to its armature. Motifs swim in a groundless pool of rich colour. Sewing-pins and stitching hold the imagery in place in a fragile order which could slip, disintegrate or collide at any point. Making the picture into a window, strips of fabric cut with pinking scissors are glued around the painting’s edges. The bottom of a tree is severed with a zig-zag line, echoing pinking scissors. Elsewhere this motif reappears as teeth, or a crown turned upside down.
It is also a physical world. The tree trunk/iester's cap iorrns limbs lined with veins. Demarcated flat areas of
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K .' . I ,‘../,\ \ \ﬂ colour are slices of artery. The sequence of paintings are fitted ‘lniured Landscape'. A woman's lace is spliced in four and placed at each corner of the painting, the stitched-on image piercing the skin of the canvas. Pain is in evidence everywhere. Associated with nature and the profane, menstrual blood and breast milk are visible signs of woman’s potency. The paintings show how a woman can subversiver and deiightedly inhabit her surroundings. (Fiona Byme Sutton)
nomadic jewellery. Hindu statues. Rajasthani Kalemkaris and Anatolian ceramics.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—4pm.
lntemational Academy of Ceramics Until 6 Sept. The British members showtheir work.
Jane Dickinson and Angus McFadyen: Jewellery Until 6 Sept.
I OUAKER MEETING HOUSE 7 Victoria Terrace. 225 4825. Mon—Sat l().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 Furniture 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.
Festival Exhibition Until 4 Sept. Ceramics, Textiles and Jewellery. from John Maltby. Joanne Soroka and Paul Preston. respectively.
I SOLAS CENTRE 2/4 Abbey Mound. Dailv 10am—10pm. ' The AIDS Memorial Ouilt Until 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 Filmhouse. I ST JOHN'S CHURCH 3 Lothian Road. Mon—Sat Ham—6pm.
The West End Craft and Design Fair Until 1 Sept. Shoes. clothes. hats. jewellery — kit yourselfout for the Festival in the most original gear around. The 50 exhibitors change every Monday and Thursday. so
you‘d better make regular trips.
I THE TENT West Princes Street Gardens. Daily.
Festival Cratt Tent Until 26 Aug. The tenth glorious year of the Festival Craft Tent with a bumper show of work by 500f Britain‘s top designers. and all in the tranquil setting of Princes Street Gardens. I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm and late during performances.
Visions of Bengal Until 1 Sept. The independence of Bangladesh in 1971 brought with it a revival oftraditional forms oftextile 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: South to North Until 2 Sept. An exhibition of contemporaray Aboriginal art presented by ‘Tandanya‘ (‘The place of the red kangaroo‘). a unique Aboriginal art centre in Adelaide. From l-2pm you can hear the digeridoo played in the gallery by an Aboriginal performer.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 9311. Daily lOam—Spm.
thrl Le Riche Until 2 Sept. The spirit of Afghanistan. seen through its artefacts. Mads Madsen Until 2 Sept. Paintings from Denmark.
I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Mon—Sat noon—l 1pm; Sun 6.30—1 1pm. Cuban Screen Prints Until 31 Aug.
I THE FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—1.30 pm. Henri Michaux: Oeuvres Graphigues 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—15 Chambers Street. 220 1112. Daily lOam-noon; 3—5pm. Edinburgh lntemational Cartoon Festival Until 1 Sept. 1990‘s best cartoonists. plucked from countries around the world. Suitable for all ages and attitudes. Landscapes and interiors trom 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 lOam—Spm. Closed Mondays.
The Splendour of lndla Until 22 Sept. A variety of textiles, 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: liokoschka 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.
A Breath Of FTBSII Alt 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 Petretti: Recent Paintings Until 31 Aug. A painter returns to the country her parents left behind. The result is a colourful clash of cultures.
I THE ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm.
The Life OI I Cl'tllt Until 26 Oct. As part of the ‘Denmark in Scotland' events planned for September. the Danish design Council has organised an exhibition of 46chairs and drawings designed by 75 year-old HansJ. Wegner.
I THE SPANISH CONSULATE 63 North Castle Street. 220 1843. Mon—Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 10am—2pm.
Victoria Amant Watercolours Until 31 Aug. Arnanz‘s swirling, pastel colours are reminiscent of underwater scenes.
Juan Almana: Pottery Until 31 Aug. Aimarza incorporates ancient methods and materials into his technique and uses old Islamic colours alongside Iberian chestnut browns.
I THE TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow, 226 2633. Tue—Sun 10am—10pm.
The Traverse Theatre and Bangladesh Until 1 Sept. Theatre photographer Scan Hudson‘s photographs taken during the Traverse’s tour of Bangladesh last Autumn.
I WASPS Studio/Gallery, Patriot Hall, Henderson Row, Stockbridge. 225 1289. Mon-Sat llam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm on exhibition days only.
Art is Joumey- die brucke, Poiska 27 Aug—1 Sept. Travel works by Pawel Chawinski from Poland, Gerry Gleason from Belfast and local man, Donald White.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 9311. Daily lOam—Spm.
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 .30pm. Writers' France Until 7 Sept. Coinciding with the publication of the book Writers’ France written by John Ardagh. 40
54 The List 24 — 30 August 1990