Behind Golden Screens: Treasures from the Tokyo Fuii Art Museum Until 20 Oct. A selection of some of Japan's most outstanding decorative art. from the 1 1th ,
10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. i
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 Until 31 1 Aug. Paintings executed in various 1 techniques. including enamel fired on copper.
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 theironly connection is their association with 369. I WEST ANO WILOE 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 ofthree by six foot panels. each one bearing the name of
someone who has died with AIDS. I
GROUP SHOWS ‘
I CHESSEL GALLERY Moray House.The Royal Mile. 556 8455. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm.
The Chessel Group Festival Exhibition Until 31 Aug. Ceramics. painting. embroidery and jewellery.
I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street. 220 1260. Tue—Sat noon—6pm.
Festival Show Until 1 Sept. New works— including painting. drawing. sculpture. tapestry and mixed media — by twenty-seven artists.
I ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION GALLERY 23 Atholl Crescent. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Annual Festival Exhibition Until 31 Aug. A mixed show of recent works by Scottish artists.
I HANOVER FINE ART 22a Dundas Street. 5562181. Mon-Fri 10.30am—6pm: Sat 10am—4pm.
Summer Festival Show Until 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 HOLYROOO ART CLUB St Ann‘s Community Centre. 6 South Gray‘s Close. Mon—Sat 10am—7.3(lpm.
Exhibition and Sale Until 24 Aug. Oils. watercolours. pastels and drawings galore.
I OUAKER MEETING HOUSE 7 Victoria Terrace. 2206109. Daily 10.30am—4.30pm.
Robin Tanner's Vision of Britain Until 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. Lcith. 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 TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm: Sat 10.30am—4pm.
RecentWorks Until 31 Aug. Works on paper by Josephine Graham. Ethel Walker and Christine lronside. and gold and silver jewellery by Sheana Stephen. I TRAVERSE THEATRE 1 12 West Bow. Grassmarket. 226 2633. Daily (except
Marc Chagall’s Good Morning Over Paris
Marc Chagall: Selected Graphics at the Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop and Gallery until 14 Sept.
Marc Chagall (1887—1985) was perhaps the most private and humble oi our century’s ‘Great Masters’. Ironically, however, his art possessed a great power - the product of a marriage oi his beliefs and subject matter with the manner in which he portrayed them. His iaith in the simple ltiestyle oi the Jewish peasants oi his childhood, and his love iorthe purity oi raw colour are inseparable. The
intensity oi his colours celebrate his
naive view oi tile in a way which is both compelling and disarming. Essentially a colourist and a painter,
' Chagall was also a committed
' printmaker, and the lithographs and
g etchings on show here comprise a
i selection oi the printwork that he
‘ produced in the last 30 years oi his lite. ’ While they reveal a development in his
coniidence with the mediums oi printmaking, his subject matter remained constant throughout this period — and indeed throughout his entire lite — embracing a range at motiis, rather than an exploration oi meaning. These motiis—the lovers,
the liddler, the rabbi, the ilying animals—convey meaning and emotion through the way in which the colours are endlessly repeated, rather than through any literal interpretation.
The tactility and sheer luminosity oi Chagall‘s paintings is, however, often lacking in the prints. Although this is perhaps an uniair comparison, it is impossible to look at Chagall‘s prints without thinking about his paintings. His most successiul prints are the ones in which the overlaying oi printed
colour and texture approaches the
density oi his paintings, and there are several oi these here. But on the whole,
I the emotional impact oi the printworks
is diluted, as are the colours. This is
: perhaps because, without the vibrancy
= of colourandtexture, the ligures and
: motiis are leit standing by themselves, and somehow become less
The work on display here is delicate rather than dramatic - periect for those who prefer to be pleased rather than shaken by art. It is a show oi intimate and beautiiully crafted prints, but lacks the intensity which elevated Chagall’s art irom sentimentality to grand passion. (Ewan Morrison)
Festival Exhibition and Auction Limit 25 Aug. Various works by Elizabeth Blaekadder. Joseph L'rie 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 STUOIO AND GALLERY Patriot Hall. Henderson Row. Stockbridge. 229 1920. Mon—Sat l0am---lpm. Contemporary Art Show L'nti124 Aug. New works by WASPS artists. including ceramics. paintings. kites and paper.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 931 1. Daily 10am—5pm. Edinburgh College at Art Photography t intit 1 Sept. Selected by David Williams.
I THE FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph (’rescent. 225 5366. Mtiit-«I'ri
9.30am —5.3llprit: Sat 9.30am-— l .30 prii.
La Riviera de Charles Negre tintit (i Sept. A painter who turned to photography in 1839. Negrc is now recognised as one ol France's greatest and most innov atiy e photographers. This exhibition comprises
80 original prints; dating from 1852— 1880. they are the first photographs taken ofthe Mediterranean coast. giving some idea as to what the area was like under the reign of Napoleon Ill.
The Berbers ol Morocco: Photographs by Alan Keohane Until 31 Aug. A photographer with a unique understanding of North Africa and the Middle East. and the confidence ofthe notoriotrsly came ra-shy Berber people.
I LEITH LIBRARY 28—3015erry Road. 554 5507. Mon-Fri 9am—8.30pin; Sat 9am—1pm.
John Rankin: Photographs L'ntil 1 Sept. Works on various themes. including social documentary. landscape and still life.
I MERCHANT HALL 22 I lanover Street. Mon—Sat 10am—8pm.
lntemational Photography tintil 31 Aug. £1. 129th international exhibition ofpictorial
I NETHERROW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 5569579. Mon—Sat Ilium—4.30pm. Camouilage 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 limit 31 Aug. Photographs by Marius Alexander. I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 4.3 ('andlemaker Row. 220 191 l. Mon-Sat l lam—5.30pm. Arthur Tress: Fish Tank Sonata t; ntit 7 Sept. £1 (75p). A New Yorker with asurreal bent. Tress uses a Victorian aquarium. filled with various bits of 40s and 50s 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 btit true.
I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm: Sun 2 -5pm. [D]. Cafe.
Los Todos Santeros: Photographs by Hans Namth L'ntil 3 Nov. A ( ierman-born photographer. Namath first visited the remote (iuatemalan village of'l'odos 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—Sal l 1am 5.30pm.
Stolen Glances: Lesbians take Photographs 1 Until 14 Sept. 50p. British and American
lesbian photographers challenge stereotypical images of their sexuality
with alively.witty andtbought-provoking : show. curated by Jean Fraser and 'l‘essa
I new work
Boffin and including the controversial work of Della (ir'ace.
I THEATRE WORKSHOP 3-1 I Iamilton Place. 225 7942. Daily 10am late.
Sunil Gupta: Photographs t nut 31 Aug. An Indian born Canadian photographer.
w riter. curator and video-maker resident in London, (iupta has established a reputation for provocatis e and imaginative work. These images are taken from projects on sexu‘ality andcultural identity.
I WINES FROM PARIS 'l‘he Vaults. 4 ( irles Street. l.eith. Mon Sat 10am (tpirt‘.Sun
The Kantor Experience 1972—76 1 ‘nril 1 Sept. Photographs by (ieorge ( )Iiserol I’estiyal productions by 'I'eati (‘iicot.thc famously innovative I’olrsli theatre group 1 who came to ltdrnluiigh ill 1‘)": .is par l ol Richard1)eiit.rico\e\lrtbilionoi contemporary art from Poland.
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