ART & EXHIBITIONS
which capture the mood of the metropolis using colour, shape and contemporary printed ephemera. Born in Liverpool of Russian/Polish Jewish parents, Lacome's inspirations are Matisse, Picasso and Braque. Don't try to pigeon-hole him. though, he doesn‘t like it. I THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm: Thurs 10am—7pm; Sun noon—5.30pm. Adrian Wiszniewski: A Retrospective 1983-1990 Until 3 Feb. One ofGlasgow's ‘New Image‘ painters, Wiszniewski‘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. Robert Maclaurin: Travel Joumals1990 Until 3 Feb. More than a landscape painter, Maclaurin is a ‘painterof journeys‘. His notebook work and sketches are evocative of Turkish culture and are 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. Annual Sale Until 26 Jan. Boxes, textiles, jewellery and many an Eastern bargain to be had. Chapel: The Art of Hand Block Printing 7 Feb—6 Apr. Hand-printed textiles, mainly from lndia, including bedcovers, tablecloths and some prints. I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 556 8921 . Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D] Cafe. The galleryis justly renowned cafe is open Mon—Sat 10.30am—430pm; Sun 2.30—4.20pm. 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 ofthem painted in the 19805. They will also be shown in Barcelona and Dublin. I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street, 556 6020. Tue—Fri lOam—Spm; Sat 10am—1pm. Powertry Until 26 Jan. Rogelio Lopez Cuenca’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. Graeme Murray er al will be at the annual Madrid art festival in February, so no more exhibitions here until March. I HANOVER FINE ART 22a Dundas Street, 556 2181. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm. Artists New to the Gallery Until 4 Feb.
Including recent works by Graciela Ainsworth, Sally J. Collins, Jan Struther, Martin Prentice and Steve White.
I HOLYRDOD HOUSE Canongate, 556 1096. Mon—Sat 9.30am—3.45pm.
Windsor in Watercolour Until 16 Mar. From the Royal Collection, 32 drawings and watercolours by Thomas and Paul Sandby , including many of their ﬁnest Windsor watercolours.
I HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM Canongate, 557 2480. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm
Dear Mr Gorbachev Until 28 Jan. A selection of the many thousands of letters, including one from Paul McCartney, written during the past few years of Gorby fever.
I KINGFISHER GALLERY Northumberland Street Lane, 557 5454. Tue—Sat 10am—4.30pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
Gallery closed until March.
I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street, 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9.30am—6pm; Sat 10am—lpm.
No exhibitions at present, but plenty of time to start saving up for the annual Spring Sale 12 Feb-2 Mar.
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound, 556 8921. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Hugh Collins, 369 Gallery, Edinburgh. It’s hard to know how to begin to pass comment, let alone judgement, on this exhibition. Hugh Collins is a life prisoner who was transferred to Barlinnie special unit in 1978, where he began exploring and expressing himself through drawing, sculpture and writing. In 1988 he was invited to make sculptures for Edinburgh zoo — images in stone of some of the 200's inmates, created to be tactile with blind people in mind. The present exhibition is of those works, plus some drawings.
It was a very specific brief for an artist in a very particular situation. The irony of the enterprise overdetermines the response the viewer has to the work — the imprisoned man working with imprisoned animals—yet irony is completely absent from the work. Instead, there are a series of supremely confident carved representations of a rhino, a gorilla, a snake and so forth. The surface of the stone is left roughened from the marks
of the tools; the forms are large, clear
and simple, the lines bold. Contemplating these animals and their situation could be assumed to have been a painful experience for Collins; yet if it was, that has been disguised and instead the strength and dignity of the animals has been highlighted. Because of the background to the work, it would be easy to say ‘given everything, they‘re great”, but they don’t need those kind of excuses, and compare extremer favourably with work by some ‘professlonal' stone sculptors. The only ‘given’ should be the intent of the artist and the context into which the work is going. Collins started making work from a personal, private impulse, with the opposite intent to most art students for whom public display is something they expect to work towards, yet he has fulfilled a public art brief more competently than many who would regard that form of display as their due. (Hilary Robinson)
TumerWatercolours 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 of the Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell. The gallery has also recently acquired a watercolour of the Bell Rock Lighthouse, commissioned in 1819 by its designer, Robert Stevenson.
Next exhibition Watercolours by Edward Lear starts 8 Feb.
I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George 1V Bridge 226 4531. Mon—Fri 9.30am—8.30pm; Sat 9.30am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Lairds, Libraries and Lullabies Until 10 Mar. Marking the Diamond Jubilee of the National Trust Scotland, an exhibition of the Trust's book treasures, along with portraits, silver, ceramics, furniture and toys, reveals the lifestyles of the lairds and their families in some of Scotland‘s country houses over the past 400 years. Story-telling sessions are from 4—4.30pm every Thursday until 7 Mar.
I NETHERDOW 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.
Louise Johnstone: Paintings 26 Jan—14 Feb. Edwina Ellis: Wood Engravings 26 J an—14 Feb.
Contemporary British Teapots 26 Jan— 14 Feb.
I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row, 220 1911. Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm. Bert Hardy Until 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 ordinary British.’ The photographs, mostly from Picture Post, include some being exhibited for the ﬁrst time.
I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Francis Frith's Egypt 26 J an—l4 Apr. Victorian photographs of Egypt.
I OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. Box Office 6682019. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Cafe. Nancy Henderson: More Work Until 2 Feb. ‘Well-drawn, bold and erotic‘ images of the human form. ‘
Contemporary Paintings, Etchings and Silk Screen Prints 3 Feb—3 Mar. Including works by Brian Kelly, David Toner, Dorothy Black, Claudia Petretti and Lesley Main.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church, Blackfriars Street (off High Street), 557 0707. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
All exhibitions on throughout Jan and Feb.
The Many Faces of Richard Demarco.
Works By the Sisters of the Carmelita Monastery, Oulddenham.
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 German avant-garde artist Joseph Beuys.
Two Hungarian Artists Works by Pal Gerber and Adam Balint.
I ROYAL DOTANIC GARDEN Inverleith Row, 552 7171. Mon—Sat 9am—sunset; Sun llam—sunset. Cafe. [D]
Living In a Ralnforest A Borneo-style forest house, containing many south-east Asian artefacts, has been reconstructed in the Exhibition Hall. Phone for details of accompanying workshops and activities. Vaishing Paradise Stunning photographs taken in the Venezuelan rainforest by award-wining photographers George Bernard and Stephen Dalton.
I ROYAL INCORPORATION OF ARCHITECTS lN SCOTLAND 15 Rutland Square. 229 7545. Mon—Fri 9.30am-5pm.
James Jordan: Drawings Until 8 Feb. A recent donation to the RlAS‘s collection. these drawings were all made around
1900. I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. The Work Of Angels Until 10 Feb. Celtic masterpieces from the 6th—9th centuries AD, including secular and ecclesiastical metalwork and casts of several important sculpture stones. Miss Crowford Collects Until 28 Feb. in Feb 1990 Miss Crowford left to the museum at 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. Her legacy, and the meticulous record of her expenditure. now form an important part of the museum‘s collection of 20th century items. Pots HotAt The Pans Until 1 Mar. Following a successful showing at the Scottish Mining Museum in Prestongrange. this exhibition of pottery 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. Royal Scottish Society of Painters and Walercolourlsts 26 Jan—20 Feb. The annual showing of the society‘s recent work. I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street, 225 5955. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm. The Woman in the Sky: Paintings by Jon Schueler Until 30 Jan. Semi-abstract. evocative works by an artist who has described the sky as ‘Father, Mother. Mistress, and the lonely mystery of endless love. Each moment of light or night is as complex as all oflife‘. Steve Buck: Ceramics Until 3()Jan. Watersong: Paintings by Janet Pierce 4—27 Feb. Pierce paints mostly in watercolour on very thin Japanese rice paper— an interesting method which causes the paper to crease, adding an extra textural dimension. Her paintings include close-up, abstract images ofﬁowers. island landscapes and sea storms and she describes her work as ‘an intuitive response to nature‘. Lois Walpole: Textiles and Baskets 4-27 Feb. I SDLSTICE GALLERY 18a Dundas Street. 557 5227. Mon—Fri 11am—5pm; Sat lOam—lpm. Mixed show of works from stock. I STEP GALLERY 39 Howe Street, 556 1613. Mon—Sat Ham—5.30pm. An exhibition of mixed works. I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street, 557 1140. Tue—Sat Ham—5.30pm. Fabled Territories: New Asian Photography in Britain Until 16 Feb. Contact the gallery for details of a seminar, Claiming Space: Access, Empowerment and Representation. on 2 Feb at 1pm. I TALBOT RICE ART GALLERY Old College , University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 667 101 1 ext 4308. Mon—Sat 1()am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Gallery closed for refurbishment until March. I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm; late during performances. Closed for refurbishment. I 369 GALLERY 233 Cowgate, 225 3013. Mon—Sat 10.30am-5.30pm. Hugh Collins: Sculpture and Drawings Until
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