ART & EXHIBITIONS
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop Until 26 Nov. Main staircase.
Artiink Until 20 Nov. An exhibition bythe organisation concerned with increasing access to the arts for disabled people. Edinburgh Room.
SI Kilda Exhibition 29 Oct—1 Dec. Scottish Library.
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon/Tue/Sat 10am—6pm; Wed/'1" burs/Fri 10am—9pm; Sun noon—6pm. Licensed cafe. [D].
ACapital Collection Until 1 Dec. A selection of Scottish paintings and works on paper from the gallery‘s permanent collection of Scottish art.
Capital Environment Until 17 Nov. Photographs of Edinburgh front a competition. organised by the Water of Leith Trust. which is being judged by Colin Baxter.
I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street. 2201260. Wed—Sun 12.30—5.30pm
A Material Vision Until 4 Nov. An exhibition of photomontage by Kate Sully, who employs the techniques and materials of the mass media to expose less desirable elements beneath the surface glamour of popular culture. and reveal the dangers of our throwaway society‘s careless materialism.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 931 l. Mon—Thurs 10am—8pm; Fri 10am—4pm: Sat/Sun 10am—2pm. FirstYear Students’ Exhibition Until 26 Oct. Andrew Grant Gallery.
Open Days 25—26 Oct.
The Queen’s Award to industry 29 Oct—21 Nov. A Design Council exhibition. celebrating the annual award‘s twenty-fifth anniversary. Sculpture Court. Twenty-Five Years On 30 Oct—1 1 Nov. Another quarter-century being marked here. this time of architectural practice at Reiach and Ilall. Andrew Grant Gallery. I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP AND GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Elspeth Lamb: Touchstones Until 17 Nov. New work by an artist with a growing reputation; textured images printed on paper and silk. on a scale unusual in printmaking
I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road, 228 2688. Mon—Sat noon—l 1pm: Sun 6.30—11pm. 24 lotos Until 31 Oct. Black and white shots by David Howard.
Steps 1—3() Nov. Work from the Gorgie-Dalry photographic workshop. The permanent exhibition ofCuban screen prints continues in the restaurant and bar.
i I FINE ART SOCIETY 137 George Street. 220 6370. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 10am— 1 pm.
Sir David Muirhead Bone1876-1953 Until 17 Nov. A highly skilled draughlsman. Bone started out as an architect and later became official war artist in both World Wars.
I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street, 225 6776. Tue—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
Rosemary Beaton Until 10 Nov. New work in pastels by the 1984 winner ofthe National Portrait Award. depictingjazz musicians and landscapes, with some interiors and life drawings.
I THE FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 9.30am—1 .30 pm. Glen Scouilen Provencal Light Until 26 October. Glasgow-born Scouller‘s bright. colourful paintings are inspired by the villages of Provence and the Mediterranean coastal landscape. Regards sur l'art: Photography looks at painting 2—3() Nov. Around 505igned photographs by some of the most prominent names in contemporary photography, including Henri Cartier-Bresson. Joseph Koudelka and David Seymour. All the images share the same theme: the photographer regarding pictorial art. the art gallery and the public viewer. so that the exhibition assumesa
A VIEW FROM THE INSIDE
Newbery Gallery, Glasgow School 01 Art.
There are 4500 male prisoners and 120 lemale prisoners in Scotland. Selected by open submission, the range at imagery in art irom Scottish prisons rellects the type at art people have been exposed to. Provision is uneven. Barlinnie (not the Special Unit) has a volunteer who visits several times a week; Glenochil has a lull-time artist in residence; the women’s prison, Cornton Vale, is totally lacking in stall able to identity artistic talent and nurture it, whether it be pottery, knitting, cake decoration, or toymaking. Only one untypical conventional drawing by S. Williamson
has got through; the rest ol her more interesting work and that at other lemale prisoners was censored belorehand by stall who consider that cralts are not art. Highlight oi the exhibition is A. Belmonte’s (Peterhead) ‘Who is this Man’ which employs his Christian laith to question people's hypocrisy in a highly original version ol the ‘prlson scroll' tradition. Untrained A. Clark (Saughton) is a. brilliant cartoonist, while sell-taught H. Collins is an accomplished carver whose sandstone animals are on permanent display at Edinburgh Zoo. Winker and Silverlox's (Glenochil) painting, ‘The Drowning Pool’, is also at note. (Fiona Byrne-Sutton)
I THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat 10am-5.30pm: Thurs 10am-7pm'. Sun noon—5.30pm. Peter Kennard: lmages lor the End olthe Century Until 18 Nov. Kennard is Britain‘s foremost exponent ofphotomontage. creating images of debate and activity: visual equations and oppositions which attempt to ‘rip apart . . . the surface of official deceit‘. He employs and subverts contemporary iconic images to explore a variety of themes including the arms race. world poverty and the connections between them, and to examine the ways in which we are coerced and persuaded by the media.
David Hosie: Recent Paintings Until 18 Nov. Though employing a different idiom. Edinburgh-based Hosie is linked with contemporaries such as Ken Currie and Steven Campbell by his exploration of social and cultural experience. His preoccupation with alienation and isolation is reﬂected in his disorientated. solitary figures. depicted in oppressive. apocalyptic landscapes.
I GALERIE MIRAGES Raeburn Place . 3 1 5 2603. Tue—Fri 10.30am—4.30pm; Sat 10am—5pm. Closed Mondays.
Jewels and Boxes Until 17 Nov. Silver. onyx and lapis jewellery from India and
Thailand. along with large and small boxes from Burma. Korea. Indonesia and India. 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.
The gallery‘s permanent display includes three new works of Surrealism by Picabia. Magritte and Giacometti.
David Nash: Sculpture 1971-90 Until 4 Nov. Nash. based in North Wales. uses dead or dying trees to make free-standing sculptures, as well as ‘planting-growing‘ projects where living trees are trained into geometric shapes. The sculptures explore the relationship between art and nature. revealing our dependence on natural forms and processes.
William McCance Until 25 Nov. McCancc. once hailed as the leading artist ofthe ‘Scoltish Renaissance‘ was virtually forgotten by the time of his death in 1970. As well as an artist. he was a designer. printer. publisher, teacher and critic. His work reveals the influence of Vorticism. but conveys a solidity and sculptural volume as well as a powerful sense of movement. The exhibition is a major reappraisal of this little-known artist. covering every aspect of his varied output.
I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street. 556 6020. Tue—Fri lOam-Spm;Sat 10am-1pm. Poiesis Until 24 Nov. Mixed works on the theme of ‘Poesy‘. defined by Brewer's Dictionary as ‘poetry collectively. or in the abstract‘. I HANOVER FINE ART 22a Dundas Street, 556 2181. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat iOam—4pm. From Klrtomy to Dalnakell Until 5 Nov. Recent works from Sutherland by Dorothy Bruce and Meg Telfer. including watercolours, gouaches, drawings. photographs and etchings. Christine Steverson: Ceramic Stoneware Until 5 Nov. I THE ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street. 668 2232. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. Tribute to Santomaso (1907-1990) Until 9 Nov. Late works on paper by an artist whose considerable contribution to recent Italian art was described by Ionesco as ﬂoating ‘between sound and silence‘. Santomaso combines the inﬂuence of previous centuries‘ Venetian art with contemporary imagery. I KINGFISHER GALLERY Northumberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Tue-Sat 10am—4.30pm; Sat 10am—1pm. Permanent collection of Russian and French painting and sculpture. I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street, 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9.30am~6pm; Sat 10am—1pm. The Witching Hour Until 3 Nov. Scottish river landscapes by Robert Wyatt. I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. Giulio Sanuto and the Italian Printmakers ol the 16m Century 1 Nov—l6 Dec. Sanutowas an artist ofgreat technical and imaginative powers. active between about 1540and 1588. His Apollo and Marsyas. one ofthe largest and most spectacular 16th century Italian prints, forms the centrepiece ofthis exhibition. which assembles for the first time all the prints attributed to this intriguing artist. Much ofhis work interprets pictures by his great contemporaries. notably Titian. The exhibition also demonstrates his skills as a cartographer. I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—8.30pm; Sat 9.30am— 5pm; Sun 2—5pm. The Hebrides Surveyed Until 31 Oct. Scotland‘s islands seen through the eyes of a map-maker; the exhibition is both an exploration of the islands and a celebration of maps. as works of art and scientific tools. I NETHERBOW 43 High Street, 5569579. Mon-Sat 10am—4.30pm and evenings when performances. Cafe. The Exetor Riddles Until 31 Oct. Twenty-four of these ancient Anglo-Saxon riddles illustrated by contemporary printmakers Heather Wilson and Marcia Ley. in association with the Scottish Storytelling Festival. All" The Rains 5—24 Nov. Animation work by Jessica Langford. incorporating models and drawings. recounting a contemporary myth about a survivor and her vision. Robert Campbell: Selected Works 5—24 Nov. The first exhibition by a young. self-trained Midlothian artist. including sculptures and some masks. I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 (‘umbe riand Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am-6pm.Sat 10am—4pm. Lidia Danuta Ferguson: Jewellery Until 8 Nov. . Six East Coast Artists Until 8 Nov. Anna Lambert Until 8 Nov. Ceramics. I PEACE AND JUSTICE RESOURCE CENTRE St John‘s Church. West End. Princes Street. 229 0993. Mon-Fri 10am~2pm; Sat 10am— 1 pm. Amnesty lntemational Exhibition Until 31 Oct. A display of photographs to illustrate and publicise Al‘s work. particularly its concern with current human rights abuses in Sri Lanka.
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