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Tickets' Kings Theatre Box Office Tel.‘ 041 227 5511

Albert Hall, STIRLING 15 & 16 JULY Tickets: John M llay, Stirling Tel' 0786 73573

George Sq. Theatre, EDINBURGH 18, 19, 20 JULY Tickets' Queen's Hall Box Oflice Tel: 031 668 2019

City Hall, PERTH 22 & 23 JULY Tickets: Concorde, Perth Tel: 0738 21818

His Majesty's Theatre, ABERDEEN 25, 26, 27 JULY

Tickets: Aberdeen Box Office Tel.‘ 0224 641122 .C.C.......................

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94 George Street, Edinburgh EHZ 3DF, Tel 031 225 5955

3 JUNE - 3 JULY "HAIGS VENICE" - PAINTINGS New paintings by The Earl Haig

GUY TAPLIN - Carved Driftwood Birds


Also on view works by John BYRNE, Dorothy BLACK, Pat DOUTIIWAITE, 1 Ian HUGHES & other 20th Century & Contemporary Scottish Artists


Edinburgh College of Art

A constituent College of Merlot-Watt University

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DGREE SHOWS 1991 15th - 24th June

Faculty of Art & Design

Drawing & Painting, Sculpture, Tapestry, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Film/T V, Animation, Fashion and Theatre Costume, Printed Textiles, Interior Design, Furniture Design, Ceramics, Silversmithing, i Jewellery, Glass and Stained Glass

Faculty of Environmental Studies Architecture, Landscape Architecture

Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday : lOam - 8pm

Friday/Saturday/Sunday : 10am - 5pm Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF


66'I‘he List 14— 27 June 1991



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Guy Taplin’s Ten Curlew made lrom carved drittwood

June exhibitions, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh until Wed 3 Jul.

The exhibition of Earl Haig’s paintings of Venice reveal the workings of a journeyman painter. He dashes ott watercolour sketches on the spot which record in dabs ol colour and fluid ink acute observations 01 the sinking city. In “Red Sailboats on the Zattere' liner drawn composition lines are detectable beneath swathes oi pastel and betray this artist’s preoccupation

with the tormal design of a picture. This

is more pronounced in the oil paintings which interpret the sketches in terms at simplitied shapes and heavily worked

I colour. Canvases such as ‘Slesta in the , Lagoon' and ‘The Traghetto de Giglio’

; have a quality of colour and design

.' which repeatedly re-engage the eye.

A highlight at this June exhibition is Jane Adam‘s New Jewellery. Based on

post-graduate research at the Royal

College at Art she has evolved

; processes at printing and dying

aluminium to create exquisite coloured and patterned jewellery. The shapes ot ; her earrings, brooches and necklaces

tend to be organic, suggesting

leathers, shells or leaves. Her patterns

are trequently reminiscent of textile designs as is seen in the Paisley Gold

‘2 and Primitives collection. This

jewellery is eminently collectable because it is beautilully decorated and modest in price.

Commanding most attention in this

group show are Guy Taplin's 3 extraordinary Carved Birds. Rising on

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iron stands lrom weathered chunks ol driltwood, groups of Egrets, Avocets and Curlews are transformed into dramatic arrangements of pattern and rhythm.

As a self-taught artist, Guy Taplin has appropriated the traditional cralt ol decoy bird carving and has developed it into his own tom of sculpture. He

achieves this by tirst capturing the

essential characteristics at the birds and then accentuating lorms so that the

{ subject matter becomes aesthetic and ' evocative of ‘the tidal estuaries and

wild places‘ which inspire his work. (Sarah Knox)

expose on our watery neighbours With

stunning specimens. videosequences. computers and fancy interactive devices.

15iin have flocked from all over the world to be a part of the exhibition. and have

been lovingly prepared for display by the

.‘vlttseum's award-winning taxidermist.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 235 (i671. Mon—Sal lllam—Spm; Sun Z—Spnr

165th Annual Exhibition at Painting. Sculpture and Architecture lJnti129Jun. Vibrant display of works by some of

Scotland‘s most talented artists from



Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 1(lam-bpm;Sat Illam-lpm.

Haig's Venice L‘ntil 3 Jul. A painter who,

although in his seventies. retainsa

lightness of touch and a conviction that ‘a

j picture is a picture is a picture'. Venice is

the inspiration behind the 5] bold and colourful oils. watercolours and pastels in this exhibition.

Guy Taplin lTrttil 3 Jul. Taplin uses materials gathered from Britain‘s beaches

to make the stands and mounts for his

carved birds curlews. sanderlingand

(‘anada geese tributes to a wildness he Qfinds lacking in modern life.

Jane Adam: New Jewellery Until 3Ju1.

Richly coloured and patterned jewellery.

made with anodised aluminium a metal

which absorbs certain dyes and inspired by shells and sea creatures.

I SHORE GALLERY 5‘) Bernard Street.

Leith. Mon—Thurs ll).3l)am—4pm; Sat 1(l.3()am—5pm.

E Sonas Maclean: Recent Work L'ntil Sat 22


I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1141). Tue—Sat 1 lam—5.30pm. Instruments ol Change Until 2911111. In collaboration with the Spring Fling Festival. Stills‘ open submission photography exhibition asked applicants to send in photographs on the theme of change. The winning entries combine

various styles and topics. from the effect of 5

the Thatcher years to more personal works. See Netherbow Arts ('entre for the winning paintings.

I TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. ()Id College. South Bridge. Tue-Sat mam—5pm.

Talbert McLean: Retrospective Exhibition Until 29Jun.

I 369 GALLERY 233 ('owgate. 225 3013. Mon—Sat ll).3()am-5.30pm.

Jane Brettle: (re) Current Allegories Until 29 Jun. Photo-text installationschallenging and celebrating the iconographies which have always helped define ‘Western culture' and. specifically. the role of

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 (irassmarket. 226 2633. Tue—Sat 1 1am— illpm; Sun o—lllpm.

HeatherWilson: Watching Over Us Until 19 Jul. Talented wood-engraver who brings mythology and historical imagery to bear on her work. believing that the past can tell us much about the present.