showing five per fortnight.

I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 931 1. Mon—Thurs 10am—8pm; Fri 10am—4pm; Sat/Sun 10am—2pm. Master of Design Degree Show 11—24Jan. In the Andrew Grant Gallery.

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

Next exhibition Three Edinburgh Artists starts 26Jan.

I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Mon—Sat noon—l 1pm; Sun 6.30—1 lpm. Shades of Blue Until 27 Jan. Recent photoworks by Harriet Lawrence and John Millar which examine and challenge our perception of the nude and censorship

in art.

I FINE ART SOCIETY 137 George Street. 220 6370. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 10am» lpm.

Christine McArthur: Recent Work Throughout January. Paintings. pastels and watercolours.

I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 2256776. Tue—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10am~1pm. .

(iallery closed throughout January.

A new programme of exhibitions starts 5

Feb. I THE FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon-- Fri 9.30am—5 . 30pm; Sat 9.30am-1 .30 pm. Myer Lacombe: Cottages 17 Jan—8 Feb. I THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY Market Street. 225 2383. Tue-Sat 10am-5.30pm; Thurs 10am~7pmz Sun noon—5.30pm. Adrian Wiszniewski: A RelrdSpective 1983—1990 Until 3 Feb. One ofGlasgow‘s ‘New Image' painters. Wisznicwski's ambitious figure paintings and drawings have won him international acclaim over the last ten years. This is the first major retrospective of his work. There will be an introductory tour on 17 Jan at 3pm and Wisniewski will talk about his work in conversation with Alexander Moffat. in the gallery. on 10Jan at 7pm. See review. Robert Maclaurin: Travel Journals 1990 Until 3 Feb. More than a landscape painter. Maclaurin is a ‘painter of journeys‘. His notebook work and sketches are evocative of Turkish culture and a powerful testament to the politically uneasy situation in Turkey. I GALERIE MIRAGES Raeburn Place. 315 2603. Mon—Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10am—5.30pm.Atlt‘ltlaI Sale Until 26Jan. Boxes. textiles. jewellery and many an Eastern bargain to be had. I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon-Sat 10am—5pszun 2—5ptn. {1)|(‘afe. The gallery‘s justly renowned cafe isopen Mon—Sat 10.30am——4.30pm; Sun 2.30420pm. The permanent display includes works by Dali. Magritte and Picasso. Howard Hodgkin Until 24 Feb. One of Britain's foremost artists. Hodgkin is distinguished by the vitality and richness of colour and texture in his work. This exhibition concentrates on his smaller pictures. many of them painted in the 1980s. and will also be shown in Barcelona and Dublin. I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street. 556 6020. Tue—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am lpm. Powertry Until 26 Jan. Rogelio Lopez. (.‘uenca's work exploits our susceptibility to the slogans which form part ofour environment. by using letters from famous logos and typescripts in his ‘poem‘ artworks. I HANOVER FINE ART 22a Dundas Street. 5562181. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm;Sat 10am—4pm. (‘losed until 18January. Artists New ID the Gallery 19 Jan—4 Feb. Including recent works by (iraciela Ainsworth. Sally J. Collins. Jan Struther. Martin Prentice and Steve White. I HOLYROOO HOUSE ('anongate. 556 1096. Mon-Sat 9.30am—3.45pm. Windsor in Watercolour Until 16 Mar. From the Royal ('ollection. 32 drawings and


Expressions, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow.

This exhibition was organised as part of the Points East season which aimed to build links and dialogue between artists and arts workers in Britain and in central and eastern Europe. The season was a logical continuation of the work done to date by the Third Eye and the company it founded, New Beginnings, to promote and expose the arts of central and eastern Europe. Expressions is different lrom the visual arts components of those seasons as it aims to be thematic, linking artists of a certain sensibility across borders, ratherthan be a showcase for the artists of one country.

A phrase that has been used on a number of occasions recently is the description ‘local lnternational’, and this is hinted at in the pamphlet which says that ‘the subjective and the local are here the key to authenticity, significance and meaning’. Although the words could almost be interchangeable, ‘Iocal international’ obviously means something ditterent from the ‘global village’ of Coca-Cola, high-speed travel, satellite TV and the cynical manipulation of the market by artists such as Jeff Koons. That form of internationalism is a thinly veiled version of cultural colonialism and the provocation of feelings of envy and interiorily, a desire to be the same as the dominant culture. The ‘local international’ relers back to the individual and to their specific cultural

experiences, and looks for intellectual

and emotional resonances within their differences.

This is why Expressions actually works, although the artists work with different media, scale and concepts. (The one real problem was the work of Marietica Potrc, whose large corrugated metal and felt sculpture demanded a lot of space and really needed to be seen alone.) There are four artists of particular interest. Ion Grigorescu’s poignant juxtapositions of faded photos of Romanian tolk rituals and paintings at his lamily and ot a crucifix spoke of perceived and remembered realities. Igor Minarik’s obsessive, scratchy mark-making reminded me of the Bengali/London artist Shalique Uddin (although Uddin's work is representationaI/narrative, and Minarik’s is abstract) and of some so-called ‘outsider’ art. Tracy McKenna showed the most beautiful, powerful and delicate work I’ve yet seen by her, impossible to describe in a few words, comprising kilner jars, silver-leaf, wall drawing and photos and concerning preservation. The work I wanted to take home was by Klara Bockayova, who makes paintings from rubbings at traditional Czechoslovakian embroideries. She distorts their representations of the feminine into something beautiful, politicised and intriguing. (Hilary Robinson)

watercolours by Thomas and Paul Sandby. including many of their finest Windsor watercolours.

I HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM (‘anongate. 557 2480. Mon—Sat 10am—~5pm.

Dear Mr Gorbachev Until 28 Jan. A selection of the many thousands ofletters. including one from Paul McCartney. written during the last few years of(iorby fever.

I THE ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street. 668 2232. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. No exhibitions at present.

I KINGFISHER GALLERY .\'orthumberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Tue-Sat

10am 4.30pm; Sat 10am— lptn.

Gallery closed until March.

I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 (ieorge Street. 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9.30am —6pm'. Sat 10am—1pm.

Exhibitions unconfirmed.

I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 5568921 . Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2~5pm.

Turner Watercolours Until 31 Jan. Annual exhibition of the 38 watercolours left to the gallery by Henry Vaughan in 1900. In

1988 the collection was increased by the acquisition of twenty vignettes. designed as illustrations for Moxon's edition ofthe I’m'lit‘ul Il’orks of Thomas (‘amplu‘l/The gallery has also recently acquired a watercolour ofthe Bell Rock Lighthouse. commissioned in 1819b} itsdesigner. Robert Stevenson.

Centenary Display from Hospitallield t'ntil 13Jan. Paintings. sculpture and furniture from the collection of Patrick Allan Fraser.

I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND (ieorge l\" Bridge 226 453i . Mon—Fri 9.30am--8.30pm; Sat 9.30am—5pm; Sun 2—-5pm.

Lairds. Libraries and Lullabies Until 10 Mar. Marking the Diamond Jubilee ofthe National Trust Scotland. an exhibition of the Trust's book treasures. along with portraits. silver. ceramics. furniture and toys. reveals the lifestyles of the lairdsand their families in some ofScotland's country houses over the past 40(lyears. Story-telling sessions are from 4—4.3llpm every Thursday until 7 Mar.

I NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 5569579.

Mon—Sat 10am—4.30pm and evenings when performances. Cafe. Closed until 21 March for refurbishment. I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—4pm. Veronica Polybank: Recent Jewellery Until 24Jan. Robert Austin 1895-1973: Etchings and Engravings Until 24 Jan. The Four Seasons Until 24 Jan. Paintings on a seasonal theme by a number of artists. I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 (‘andlemaker Row. 220 1911.Tue—Satnoon—5.30pm. Bert Hardy 12 Jan—9 Feb. ‘Serious documentarist. brilliant war photographer. highly regarded advertising photographer. as well as the man whose eye and heart were always at home in the daily life of the ordinarv British.‘ . I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm: Still 2~5pm. New Scottish Photography Until 16 .1 an 1991. Bringingtogether the work of seventeen contemporary photographers. this exhibition demonstrates the vital part photography has played in the recent resurgence of Scottish culture. Work ranges from straight black and white shots to an inventive synthesis ofpainting. sculpture. photography and words. I QUEEN'S HALL (‘Ierk Street. Box Office 668 2019. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Cafe. Nancy Henderson: More Work Until 2 Feb. ‘Well-drawn. bold and erotic‘ imagesot the human form. I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 557 0707. Mon—Sal 10am—6pm. All exhibitions on throughout Jan. The Many Faces of Richard Demarco. Works By the Sisters of the Carmelite Monastery. Duiddenham. Edna Whyte: Drawings of Luing. Burns. Beuys and Beyond An exploration of the artist's role as social critic and visionary. focusing on the poet and artist as personified by Burns and (ierman avant-garde artist Joseph Beuys. Two Hungarian Artists Works by Pal (ierber and Adam Balint. I ROYAL INCORPORATION OF ARCHITECTS IN SCOTLAND l5 Rutland Square. 229 7545. Mon—Fri 9.30am<-5pm. Architect Artists Until I 1 Jan. Iixhibition and sale ofpaintings. James Jerdan: Drawings 14 Jan~8 Feb. A recent donation to the RIAS'seollectiou. these drawings were all made around I90“. I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND (‘hambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. SDA Crafts Fellowship Until 31 Jan. Tim Brameld's award-winning design for a clock. on display for the first time. The Work 01 Angels Until 10 Feb. ('eltic masterpieces from the 6th—9th centuries AD. including secular and ecclesiastical metalwork and casts of several important sculpture stones. Miss Crowlord Collects Until 28 Feb. In Feb 1990 Miss (‘rowford left to the museum a large collection of costume jewellery and china. glass. plastic and shell decorations. as well as other objects she collected when she retired from her job as a typist and took up travelling. Iler legacy. and the meticulous record of her expenditure. now form an important part of the museum‘s collection of 20th century items. Pots Hot At The Pans Until 1 Mar. Following a successful showing at the Scottish Mining Museum in Prestongrange. this exhibition ofpottery from various locations along the Lothian coast transfers to the RMS for the winter. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—-5pm. No exhibition at present. I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 (ieorge Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat

52 The List 11— 24January 1991