I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street.332 7521. Tue—Sat lllam—5.3()pm: ‘ Sun 2—5.3l)pm.
Other Frontiers t'ntil l Sept. Fourof Canada's most innovative w omen artists exhibit together for the first titne in Britain: Gisele Amantea will fill the smaller gallery with her plaster ‘altar'. complete with pop icons; Lee Dickson‘s mixed media pieces concentrate on the ‘heart'. w hile Nell 'I‘enhaaf and Mina Totino question gender. with textual panels and canvases depicting popular imagesof women. ' I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 28 King Street. 552 4813. Mon~Sat noon~6pm.
Temporary Duration l'ntil Fri 3 Aug. Paintings which sometimes swing towards installation by three European artists:
lilise Parre ( France). Gianni Piacentini (Italy ) and (‘harlotte Moerker
I WASPS 26 King Street. 552 (156—1. Mon—Fri 9am~~5pmz Sat ltl.3llam—5pm.
A shop. exhibition space arid resource centre. with information on work by all WASPS artists. slide library and information about how tocommissioii work.
I THE ASH GALLERY 156 (’anongate. 556 2160. Mon—Sat 1(lani—~6pm.
Rodolf Calonder: Starbank Memories 1 ‘ntil Fri 27 Jill. Paintings. sculpture and prints
from aSwiss architect-ttimed-artistotitto ‘
challenge preconceptions. Mary Queen of Scots . . . A Feminist
Tradition? Fri 2-— 111 Aug. In this. the first in I a seriesofexhibitionsby Scottiin women. '
11elen Flockhart and Tracey McKenna take a look at the figure of Mary . Queeiiof
Scots. a woman ‘whose life pattern was set
out in front of her. whose future and eventual fate was planned and decided by
others and whose freedom w as repressed'. '
I BLUE MOON CAFE 61) Broughton Street. 5562788. Daily. 1 lam—l 1pm. Permanent collection ofworks by 1.eila
Galloway. Tony ('oopcr. Alistair Warner -
and David Hutchinson. I BROUGHTON BOOKS 2a Broughton Place. Tue—Fri noon 6pm: Sat l11.3llam-v5.3tlpm. Morcant Todd: Recent Prints 'l‘hroughout Jul. I CANONGATE TOLBOOTH Royal Mile. 225 2424. Mon—Sal lllan‘l—6pni. The People's Story’fhe museum relates the story ofthc people of lidinburgh. told iii their own words and through photographs and re-created tableaux. I CENTRAL LIBRARY George l\' Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri Dam-«Spin; Sat Cameo Cinema: Past. Present and Future 1 'ntil Thurs ‘) Aug. Ghosts in the River'l‘ue 31 Jul -2(iScpt. Photographs by Iain Nicholson. on display in the Fine Art Library. I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 1 liin Street. 2211 12611. Tue Sat noon ~6pm. lneke van der Wal: New Paintings t 'ntil Thurs 9 Aug. A Netherlands-born artist who explores male and female differences in land bodyscapes. I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART l .auristoii Place. 229931 1. Daily lllam -5pm. Restless Shadows: Japanese Fibreworks l'ntil 311 Aug. Tw enty-sey en sculpturcsby nine artists iii wood. paper. silk and rope all new work from Japan. at the start ofa L'K tour. I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERSWORKSHOP AND GALLERY 23 l'nion Street. 557 247‘). Mon—Sat Mam—5.30pm. Eduardo Paolozzi: Prints and Small Sculpture L'ntil Thurs 2 Aug. An exhibition of selected works. coinciding with the unveiling of Sir liduardo's new sculpture. round the corner at Picardy Place. Next exhibition. Marc Chagall. starts 10 Aug. I FINE ART SOCIETY 137 George Street. 22116371). Mon—Fri 9.3tlani—5.3tlpm; Sat lllam—lpm.
STEELING THE SHOW
David Raymond New Sculpture/Mixed Show/Elizabeth Gourlay Recent Works at the 369 Gallery, Edinburgh until 1 Aug. Good to see the 369 up and running once more, following its epic fight against closure, involving a two-month occupation of the gallery and questions in the House, which ended successfully when the Scottish Arts Council finally agreed to sell the building to directorAndrew Brown and colleagues. Brown aims to make the most of his new independence by broadening the scope of the 369’s exhibitions, showing more work from other countries and setting up exchange programmes between artists in Scotland and abroad.
New Jersey-born David Raymond, whose imposing steel sculptures form the centrepiece of the three shows, first came to Scotland when he visited Argyll in 1988, falling in love with the place like many before him. He has since returned every summer, escaping from his duties as fine art professor and gallery director in Boston, and the current work was produced during these Highland sojourns, with the help olthe local blacksmith. Many of the pieces are reminiscent of standing stones and otherancient monoliths, but the
‘weathered, rusted steel also recalls
the massive forms of old industrial machinery— Raymond surface-treated the pieces and left them out in the
‘Brine, Brine’ by David Raymond
helpful Scottish rain to achieve the effect. Much of the work juxtaposes straight and curved lines, rigidity and flexibility- in Rest, Peril and Theology, the austere planes of an obelisk are disrupted by worm-like protuberances wriggling out from the top; Church Tricks consists of one solid block mounted on another, the weighty simplicity undermined by a tangle of ‘cables' spilling out from the back, though these, too, are deceptive, forged from unyielding steel like the rest. Joppa Lorne Return creates a
. sense of conflicting motion—a huge
? wheel, live hoops held together by
E cross-struts, supports an inverted
; triangularweight suspended from the
highest point; while the wheel looks set to roll forward along the floor, the weight pulls insistently downward.
0n the top floor, Elizabeth Gourlay's
: recent work consists of tiny (the largest is little more than a square foot in area,
many are much smaller) mounted blocks in mottled, streaky colours, with emphasis on surface texture. Names like Slate, Field and Arches, Duarry Pond and vague, tree-like shapes suggest miniature impressionistic landscapes, sometimes verging on the abstract. The mixed show on the middle floor consists of portraits, action-packed cityscapes, tropical landscapes and other work, including paintings by recent art college graduates. (Sue Wilson)
The Art of Still Life 'l‘hroughout Jul. Britiin painting l8llll~-1‘)5tl.
I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 6776. TuevFri 1 1am-6pm; Sat lllam-- l pm.
Maureen Finn: Recent Works I 'niil Tue 3f Jul. Bright. paint-splattered studiesof birds. fish and boats.
I THE FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon -Fri t)3tlam—5.3tlpm; Sat 9.3(lam— 1.30 pm. Newexhibitions start IllAug.
I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 5568921. Mon—Sat lllam- 5pni;Stm 2—5pm. [DI (‘afe.
The gallery " s justly renowned cafe is open Mon—Sat lt).3tlam--l.3(lpm; Sun 2.3(1—4.2()pm.
Next exhibition. Michael Andrews: Recent Landscapes. starts 10 Aug.
I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street. 556 6021). Tue—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 1llam—1pm.
Next exhibition. Ian Hamilton Finlay and
the Wild Hawthorn Press. starts 10 Aug.
I HANOVER FINE ART 22A Dundas Street .
556 2181. Mon—Fri lt).3llam—6pm: Sat
Margaret Anderson: Recent Paintings and
Drawings Until Sat 27 Jul.
Watercolours and Embroideries Until Sat 37
Jul. Colourful works by Lilias Finlay.
Giles Le Maitre and Jean Le Maitre.
The gallery will then be closed until
Summer Festival Show. opening 10 Aug.
I HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM 142
(‘anongate. 225 2424. Mon—Sat
Roman Scotland from the Air Until ltl Aug.
Archaelogical evidence of the Roman
I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street.
668 2232. Mon—Fri lllam- 1pm and 3—5pm
Carnival in Venice L'ntil Mon I) Aug.
Photographs by Fabio Santagiuliana.
I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland
Street Lane. 557 5454. Mon—Fri
Impressions of Scotland trail 30 Aug. Five
Scottish artists - Alison Dunlop. James
Spence. Gordon Wyllic. Duncan Mel .eod
and Bill Wright — laud the mountains.
gleris. villages and lochs of their homeland.
I LADY STAIR'S HOUSE Lady Stair‘s(‘losc.
Lawnmarket. Mon-Sat lllam—6pni.
A celebration of Scotland's greatest
literary figures ~ Robert Burns. Sir Walter
Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.
I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD ~12 1 1iin Street.
225 242-1. Mon-Sat l()am—6pm.
The best days of your life'.’ Toys. videos
and various kids" bits and pieces shed
some light on how it was for everyone else.
Now including an exhibition on Meccano
Unsafe Toys Until Sat 3 Aug. (‘heery little
exhibition of all those perilous toysand
games which failed to meet the safety standards.
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat lllam—-5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Drawings and Watercolours from the National Monuments Record of Scotland Until Sun 28July. Set tip duringthe Second World War. the Monuments Record‘s briefwas to make an emergency survey of Scotland's historical buildings. in case they were destroyed by bombs. Fifty years on the archive has been greatly enriched by collecting and donations. The earliest topographical drawing dates back to the late 17th century. otherdrawings feature designs for castles. kirks. mills arid lighthouses.
Saved for Scotland Thurs 8 Aug—2‘) Sept. Works by Blake. Stubbs. Raphael. Poussin. Gainsborough. Velasquez and Van Gogh — all acquired by Scottish collections with the help of the National Art (‘ollections Fund. set tip in 1903 to help galleries buy works ofparticular importance.
The Stylish Image: Printmakers to the Court of Rudolf II Thurs 8—13()ct. A dedicated patron of the arts. the Iiniperor Rudolfll accumulated ati impressive collection of
engray iligs ~ from his accession in 1576. until his death in 1612 — which was housed in the great palace of Prague. This exhibition includes artists such asJan Sacriredarn. Hendrik (ioltzius and Aegiditls Sadeler and is drawn from
I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND
George l\' Bridge 226 453 1 . Mon» Fri
‘).3tlam~ 8.3tlpm: Sat 9.3(lam- 5pm; Stilt
The Italian Scots l ’iilil 31 ()ct. (’oiiicidiiig
with the launch of N1.S's new archive on
the history of Italian Scots. thisexliibittoii looks at ltaliaiis' relationship with
Scotland. from their arrival here in the l‘lth century 7 when many familiescreated
catering businesses now famous in
Scotland -to the problems they faced
w lien. on the outbreak ol Woi Id War 11.
they were classiliedas'eiieiiiy .tlieiis‘. .iiid l
on to their re\ iv iiig loi titties and contribution to model it society
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