social documentary, landscape and still life.
I MERCHANT HALL 22 Hanover Street. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm.
lntematlonal Photography Mon 12—31 Aug. £1. 129th international exhibition of pictorial photography.
I NETHERBOVI ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street, 556 9579. Mon-Sat 10am—4.30pm. Camouﬂage Reviewed, Ordnance Surveyed Until 31 Aug. Paintings, drawings and sculptures, by Tim Pomeroy, which raise questions about leadership and the military and are inspired by his research into the Second World War.
The Edinburgh Festival Exposed Until 31 Aug. Photographs by Marius Alexander. I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row, 220 1911. Mon—Sat Ham-5.30pm. Arthur Tress: Fish Tank Sonata Until 7 Sept. £1 (75p). A New Yorker with asurreal bent, Tress uses a Victorian aquarium, ﬁlled with various bits of 405 and 505 kitsch, to tell a bizarre and fantastic fairy tale. A stanza of verse accompanies each print, unfolding a story which delves deep into the history of past civilizations. Strange but true.
I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street, 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D]. Cafe.
Los Todos Santeros: Photographs by Hans Namath Until 3 Nov. A German-born photographer, Namuth first visited the remote Guatemalan village of Todos Santeros in 1947. Thirty years later he returned to create a permanent photographic record of the inhabitants, their beliefs, their customs and their surroundings.
I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street, 557 1140. Tue—Sat 11am-5.30pm. Stolen Glances: Lesbians take Photographs Sat 10 Aug—14 Sept. British and American lesbian photographers challenge stereotypical images of their sexuality with a lively, witty and thought-provoking show, curated by Jean Fraser and Tessa Bofﬁn and including the controversial work of Della Grace. I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 225 7942. Daily IOam-late. Sunil Gupta: Photographs Fri 9431 Aug. An Indian born, Canadian photographer, writer, curator and video-maker resident in London, Gupta has established a
reputation for provocative and imaginative work. These images are taken from projects on sexuality and cultural identity.
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I THE DANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE 3 Doune Terrace, 225 7189. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm.
Ruth Mallnowskl: Tapestries Mon 12-30 Aug. A craftswoman of irrepressible creativity and imagination, for whom ethnology, texture and purity of image are essential ingredients.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place, 229 9311. Daily 10am—5pm. Restless Shadows: Japanese Fibretvorks Until 30 Aug. Twenty-seven sculptures by nine artists in wood, paper, silk and rope — all new work from Japan, at the start of a UK tour.
Afghan Artifacts Sun 11 Aug—l Sept. From Eastern experts, Guri ie Riche.
I THE FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Mon-Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 9.30am—l .30pm. Babar a la Mode Sat 10—30 Aug. Top
King and Queen of Celestville, a new look, from Haute Couture to Avant-Garde. The revamped couple are placed in a variety of miniature theatres, from a typical Montmartre cafe, to a chic gallery in the Bastille, complete with its own mini-exhibition. The sets were
Parisian designers give Babar and Celeste,
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W. Calder Marshall's Hebe.
Virtue and Vision: Sculpture and Scotland 1540—1990 at the Royal Scottish Academy, until 15 Sept. in Scotland, sculpture is a bit like history: it's everywhere but nobody really thinks about it that much. All over the country are lountains, busts, columns and memorials once fashioned by the careful hands at artists or craftsmen. And yet the whole tradition oi sculpture in Scotland has, in the words at Timothy Clittord, Director at the National Galleries oi Scotland, been ‘greatly neglected.‘ This exhibition is an effort to put that right.
Compressing 450 years of any artistic tradition into a iew rooms is a tall
order; iorsculpture it is well nigh impossible. So much oi the stuli is
a rooted to the ground or carved into the
side ol buildings that what can be wheeled into a museum room are very oilen chips oil the same block. Especially in the first part oi the exhibition, busts lill up most at the space. One wall is like a police line-up: a row of smooth, white marble laces that all look very much alike. Perhaps lewer marble heads would have allowed room for more pieces like Ratiaelle Monti’s The Learner (1848). Two maidens crouch very closely, one guiding the tiny lingers oi the other in a writing lesson. Motion and tenderness are so vividly captured that, peering overthe small, hunched shoulders, you feel, for a moment, that they are real. But there is much more than marble on otter here. As well as bronze, plaster and ivory pieces there are several wood carvings. In the ‘modern’ room, oi course, anything goes. Alew paces from Eduardo Paolozzi’s lumbering but gracelul Newton, are two gleaming scythes fixed to the wall. They are Ian Hamilton Finlay’s contribution to the room that breaks all the rules so iinely observed by earlier sculptors. There Is a cold ambiguity in
Finlay’s spotlesstools: are they a
symbol at the reaper and death or at a bountilul harvest?
Designed to awaken the interest oi the layman in sculpture, the exhibition will very likely send you out into the streets with a keener eye. (Carl
designed in Paris by three teams oftop artists and stage designers.
I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street, 668 2232. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm (closed 1—3pm)
Eugenio Cannl 9 Aug-27 Sept. Watercolours and aquatints.
I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge 226 4531 . Mon—Fri 9.30am—8.30pm; Sat 9.30am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
The Italian SCOIS Until 31 Oct. Coinciding with the launch of NLS‘s new archive on the history of Italian Scots, this exhibition looks at Italians' relationship with Scotland, from their arrival here in the 19th century - when many families created ? catering businesses now famous in Scotland - to the problems they faced when, on the outbreak of World War II. they were classiﬁed as ‘enemy aliens‘ and on to their reviving fortunes and contribution to modern society.
I QUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street, 668 3456. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm (later when a performance is on); Sun noon—late.
A Russian Renaissance Ceramics and works in a variety of media, including traditional Soviet techniques, as well as fine, hand-painted Russian dolls and lacquerwork eggs from the Tatar city of Kazan.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church, Blackfriars Street (off High Street), 557 0707. Mon—Sat 11am—6pm
Pentag'onale Plus Until 31 Aug. Inspired by the ltalian‘sgovernment‘s ‘pentagonale' political, economic and cultural policy — which aimed to sweeten relations between Italy, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Austria and Czechoslovakia — this ambitious and imaginative exhibition
celebrates 25 years of the Demarco Gallery and of his artistic links with Eastern Europe. It is also the last exhibition before the gallery‘s closure.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith Row, 552 7171. Mon-Sat 9am—sunset; Sun Ham—sunset. Cafe. [D].
Margaret Stones: Flora ol Louisana Until 8 Sept. £2 (£1) children free. Botanical
paintings from a fourteen year project to 3 illustrate all the native plants of Louisrana. ? Admission free until 10 Aug.
Herman de Vrles Sat 10 Aug—10 Nov. £2 (£1) children free. First Scottish exhibition by a German artist who makes art from natural materials.
Living in a liaintorest Until 13 Dec. A Borneo-style forest house reconstructed in the Botanics’ Exhibition Hall and Vanishing Paradise — photographs taken in the Venezuelan rainforest by George Bernard and Stephen Dalton.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Behind Golden Screens: Treasures trom the Tokyo Full Art Museum Sat 10 Aug—20 Oct. A selection of some ofJapan‘s most outstanding decorative art, from the 1 1th to the 19th century, including scrolls, screens. prints, samurai armour and weaponry.
I SPANISH CONSUL 63 North Castle Street. Daily 9am-4pm; Sat 10am—2pm. Carmina Garcia Alegre: Paintings Mon 12-31 Aug. Paintings executed in various techniques, including enamel fired on
I 369 GALLERY 233 Cowgate, 225 3013. Mon—Sat noon—6pm.
Oil-Centre Until 28 Sept. 369 celebrates a decade of international relations with a mini-festival of visual art, drawn from
Soviet, American and European artists. None of the participants works in a major art centre — hence the title - and their only connection is their association with 369. I WEST AND WILDE BOOKSHOP 25a Dundas Street. Daily 9am—9pm.
The AIDS Memorial Guilt Until 31 Aug. A selection of panels from the enormous quilt, made from thousands of 3ft x 6ft panels, each one bearing the name of someone who has died from AIDS.
I BLACKADDER GALLERY 70 lmzerleith Row. 5579740. Mon—Fri lll.3(iam—lpm. Z—Spm; Sat 1 lam— 1 pm. 2—3pm.
28 Edinburgh Artists Mon l2 Aug—Sat l Sept. Festival exhibition.
I CHESSEL GALLERY Moray House, The Royal Mile, 556 8455. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.
The Chessel Group Festival Exhibition Mon 12-31 Aug. Ceramics, painting, embroidery and jewellery.
I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street, 220 1260. Tue—Sat noon—6pm.
Festival Show Wed 14 Aug—1 Sept. New works— including painting, drawing, sculpture, tapestry and mixed media — by 27 artists. ‘
I ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION GALLERY 23 Atholl Crescent, Mon-Sat 10am~5pm. Annual Festival Exhibition Fri 941 Aug. A mixed show of recent works by Scottish artists.
I HANOVER FINE ART 22A Dundas Street, 556 2181. Mon—Fri 10.30am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
Summer Festival Show Sat 10 Aug—2 Sept. Mixed show of oils, watercolours, pastels, acrylics, drawings and prints by over 50 artists from Scotland, Brazil, China, Germany, Spain. USSR and other countries.
I HOLYROOD ART CLUB St Ann's Community Centre, 6 South Gray‘s Close. Mon-Sat 10am—7.30pm.
Exhibition and Sale Sat 10—24 Aug. Oils, watercolours, pastels and drawings galore.
I DUAKER MEETING HOUSE 7 Victoria Terrace, 220 6109. Daily 10.30am—4.30pm.
Robin Tanner's Vision ol Britain Mon 12—31 Aug. Apocalyptic prophecies? Tanner, ‘passionate ecologist and distinguished artist‘ has his artistic say, alongside Tim Stead‘s furniture and Murray Miller‘s ceramics.
I SHORE GALLERY 59 Bernard Street, Leith. Mon—Thurs 10.30am—4pm; Sat 10.30am-5pm.
Making Tracks Until 17 Aug. Paintings by Jane Fletcher, poetry by Rosalind Brackenbury and pottery by David Heminsley.
I TDRRANCE GALLERY 298 Dundas Street, 556 6366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.
Recent Works Mon 12—31 Aug. Works on paper by Josephine Graham, Ethel Walker and Christine lronside, and gold and silver jewellery by Sheana Stephen. I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow, Glasgow, 226 2633. Daily (except Mon) 10.30am—late. Festival Exhibition and Auction Until 25 Aug. Various works by Elizabeth
Blackadder, Joseph Urie and other prominent Scottish artists. The auction will be held on Mon 26 Aug at 6.30pm and entry is by catalogue, priced £1 and available at the box office.
I WASPS STUDIO AND GALLERY Patriot Hall, Henderson Row, Stockbridge, 229 1920. Mon—Sat 10am—4pm.
Contemporary Art Show Until 24 Aug. New works by WASPS artists, including ceramics, paintings, kites and paper.
TO The List 9 - 15 August 1991