Sunil Gupta: Photographs Until 31 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.

I WINES FROM PARIS The Vaults. 4 Giles Street. Leith. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm: Sun

1 lam—6pm.

The Kantor Experience 1972-76 Until 1 Sept. Photographs by George Oliver of Festival productions by Teatr Cricot. the famously innovative Polish theatre group who came to Edinburgh in 1972 as part of Richard Demarco‘s exhibition of contemporary art from Poland.

design and crafts

I ADAM POTTERY 76 Henderson Row. 557 3978. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm.

Clay Until 31 Aug. A selling exhibition of new work including thrown pottery. ceramic sculpture and handbuiit vessels— by Janet Adam. Lorraine Fernie and Lara Scobie.

I ADVOCATE'S GALLERY 369 High Street (opposite St Giles' Cathedral). Mon—Sat 10.3(1am--5pm.

Alison Kinnaird: Engraved Crystal Until 31 Aug. One of Scotland‘s leading glass engravers. Kinnaird‘s designs are startling and ambitious depictions. often ofmale and female nudes. which exploit the natural physical potential ofglass.

I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. 226 2842. Daily 1 lam—midnight; Sat mam—midnight.

Dazzle Until 31 Aug. Jewellery. jewellery and more jewellery from 4810p designers.

Calton Gallery

EDINBURGH Andrew and Sarah Whitfield



Until 31st August

10am - 6pm Monday to Saturday

Tel: 031 556 1010 10 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5A1]

The Art otAdornment Until 21 Sept. A celebration of decoration masks and

Prices range from £5—£500 and previous buyers include fashion moguls Salman Rushdie. Dawn French and Toyah Wilcox.

I BARNES & FITZGERALD 47b George Street. 220 1305. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm. Contemporary glass gaHery

New Works Until 31 Aug. Glassworks by Peter Layton. Adam Aaronson and Sue Keelan

I GALERIE MIRAGES 46a Raeburn Place. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm.

jewellery from Zaire. Gabon. Nigeria. Nepal. Afghanistan. Ethiopia. Indonesia and India.

I INHOUSE 28 Howe Street. 225 2888. Mon—Sat 9.30am—6pm.

Take the Chair: 100 Years 01 Chair Design 1 Until 7 Sept. Chairs by 30designers. I including Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Le , Corbusier. Philippe Starck amd Jorge j Pcnsi.

I NEPAL INTERLINK 6 Howe Street. 225 l 1654. Tue—Sun 11am—6pm. I AFBBI OI Nepal Until 15 Sept. New and ancient techniques in jewellery-making. : thang-ka paintings. Himalayan carpets. carved wood and lots more. I 98 GRASSMARKET Mon—Sat l lam—6pm. l A Celebration at Wearable Art Until 31 Aug. 1 Garments with artistic flair—in wool. l linen and silk. 1 I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland

Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 1(1am—6pm. Sat j 10am—4pm. 1 Sue Barr: Jewellery Until 5 Sept.

I OUT OF THE NOMAD'S TENT 40 Pilrig Street. Daily 10am—7pm.

Blooms and Beasts: Animals and Flowers in



98Grassmarket 14-31 AUGUST

MON - SAT Ham-5.30pm

To dojustice to our wide range 0! Mexican

extensive showrooms at 5 the Grassrnarket


tiles and wash basins, to which we have added a unique range of rustic Mexican furniture, we have recently opened

tel. 229 9368. At 16 Victoria Street tel. 031 226 6695 you

will find an even wider range of jewellery, clothes and small items from Latin America.

Azteca - 15 years direct trade with dozens of family workshops in Latin America.

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SirWilliam Gillies (1898-1973) a retrospective exhibition at The Scottish Gallery and Bourne Fine Art until 18 Sept.

As Scottish art experts joust over a proposed National Gallery lor Scottish Art, this exhibition seems appropriately symptomatic of the sale appreciation and reappraisal of past Scottish art.

That said, Gillies is a local hero, and this re-evaluation of his work is a good introduction to this distinctive painter ol the Scottish Lowlands.

Gillies biography reads romantically; born, brought up and educated in Haddington he became a student at Edinburgh College at Art. After being called up tor service in the Great War, he graduated in 1922 and won a scholarship to study in Paris. He then taught artlortorty years, becoming Head of Painting and, finally, Principal at Edinburgh College of Art in 1960. A newly published biography by W. Gordon Smith colours in the eccentric artist behind the images, but the curators have tailed to provide a

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broadsheet or exhibition scheme to assist the viewer.

Gillies is renowned tor his magical landscape paintings. In 1939 he moved to the Midlothian village 01 Temple and there he painted outdoors in all weathers recording the topography, tight. shapes and shadows. His early works bypassed drawing and the paper was vigorously covered with hog brush daubs, whereas in later watercolours, such as Lettertearn, there is greater restraint with pencil or pen work evident beneath the washes. Gillies used thick oilpaint to translate the undulating Border landscape into layers reminscent oi stratilications. In winter months he studied Still Lite groups, but greater verve is to be lound in the work he produced on sketching holidays to the Solway, Moray and East Neuk coasts, Loch Duich and Perthshire.

Gillies is heralded as this century’s greatest Scottish landscape painter, but i suspect much of his best work is not represented here. (Sarah Knox)

the Tribal Art oi Asia Until 31 Aug. Kilim rugs. jewellery. furniture. ceramics. paintings and artefacts from Afghanistan. Rajasthan. Turkey and Romania.

I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [1)]. Cafe.

The Art at Jewellery in Scotland Until 3 Nov. £2(£1). Many a Scottish laird would have lost his tartan if it were not secured with a fine Cairngorm brooch. This exhibition also includes a cameo given to a supporter by Mary. Queen of Scots and a range of modern jewellery by Glasgow-based Peter Chang.

I OUERCUS l6 Howe Street. 2200147. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm; Sun noon—4pm. Contemporary British Textiles Until 7 Sept. Work by leading interior and fashion textile designers. including Kaffe Fassett. Carole Walker. Sian Tucker and Richard Womersley.

I ST JOHN'S CHURCH West End ofPrinces Street. Mon—Sat 11am—6pm.

9th West End Crart and Design Fair Until 31 Aug. Over 50craftspeople. rotating over three days. sell their works direct jewellery. hats. toys etc well worth frequent visits.


I MUSEES REFUSEES 18 VictoriaTerrace. 220 3366. Mon—Sat noon—5.30pm; Sun


Musées Retusees: The Unotlicial Exhibition tor the Museum 01 Scotland Competition Until 24 Aug. A look at the entries forthe National Museums‘ architectural competition - designed to find an architect for the new Chambers Street museum which attracted 371 entries from all over the world.

I ROYAL FINE ART COMMISSION FOR SCOTLAND 9 Atholl Crescent. 229 l 109. Daily 11am—4pm.

Plans tor Scotland: Recent Cases Until 1 Sept. Architecture and what we can do about it.

I ROYAL INCORPORATION OF ARCHITECTS IN SCOTLAND 15 Rutland Square. Daily 9am—5pm; Sat 10am—4pm.

Winners and Losers: Scotland and the Architectural Competition Until Mon 19 Aug. An in-depth look at architectural competitions in Scotland over the last 225 years and the winning submissions. as well as the not-so-good ideas.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

A New Museum tor Scotland Throughout Aug. Ofthe 371 entries forthe competition to design a new museum. the winner and five runners up are represented here by their models and plans. Prince Charles probably wouldn‘t like any ofthem.

56 The List 23 - 29 August 1991