Tom Lubbock, Independent on Sunday

Graeme Murray Gallery and the Fruitmarket Gallery present IAN HAMILTON FINLAY & THE WILD HAWTHORN PRESS 1958 - 1991 Fruitmarket Gallery,

29 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 IDF Until September 14 See Listingsfor details

The Living Tradition

in japanese Arts

28 August - 6 October 1991

I’ollok Country Park. Glasgow

Open daily: lOam-Spm

< Late night: Wednesday 9pm

1990 which aimed to provide positive ‘contact' between the public and people with learning difficulties. This exhibition is the result of workshops held at Grindlay Court Centre.

I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 931 1. Dain 10am—5pm.

All exhibitions until Sun lSept.:

Andrew Walker: Drawings and Paintings 1981—1 991.

Donald Urquhart: Recent Paintings. Edinburgh College of Art Photography Selected by David Williams.

Edinburgh College of Art Prints Works by postgraduate students.

Afghan Artifacts From Eastern experts. Guri Ie Riche.

New exhibitions start in October.

I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP ANO GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat l0am—5.30pm.

Marc Chagall: Selected Graphic Works Until 14 Sept. A rare chance to see a selectionof lithographs and etchings by the French artist. ‘I.yrical images demonstrate his

marvellous use of colour. line and tone in j his perpetual exploration of the themes of i love.religionandanimallife.‘

I FINE ART SOCIETY 137 George Street.

; 220 6370. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat

. l0am—1pm.

Opening the Window: British Artists in Meiji I Japan 1880-1900 Until Sat 7 Sept. An


artistic contribution to Britain‘sJapan Festival 1991 including works by Sir Alfred East. Mortimer Menpes. E.A. IIorneI. George Henry and others. The collection presents an insight intoa country little understood by the West and reveals the influence of ‘Japonisme‘ on some of Britain‘s most important artists. Gwen John (1876-1939): Until Sat 7 Sept. Works on PaperThirty-five watercolours. drawings and gouaches which continue the critical re-evaluation of this passionate. reclusive artist.

Lavery’s Bridge at Grez 1883 Until Sat 7 Sept. An early masterpiece by SirJohn



Sunday: 12-6pm

Admission Free

Wheelchair Access

Exhibition sponsored by

it The Royal Bank of Scotland

Lavery ( 1856—1941 ) of the Glasgow School. lost until recently. gets its first showing in Scotland. where it is hoped that the painting will eventually find a permanent home. I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 6776. Tue—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10am—lpm. James Fullarton: Recent Works Until wed 4 ; Sept. A highly acclaimed Scottish Neo-Colourist. Fullarton’s new works are landscapes and seascapes. often painted on the west coast. in ‘exemplary (‘olourist tradition‘. Jean Martin: Recent Works Wed 1 l Sept——9 Oct.

I THE FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 9.30am— 1 .30 pm.

La Riviera de Charles Negre Until Fri 6 Sept. A painter who turned to photography in 1839. Negre is now recognised as one of France's greatest and most innovative photographers. This exhibition comprises 80 original prints: dating from 1852—1880. they are the first photographs taken of the Mediterranean coast. giving some idea as to what the area was like under the reign of Napoleon III. The Barbers of Morocco: Photographs by Alan Keohane Until Sat 31 Aug. A photographer with a unique understanding of North Africa and the Middle East. and the confidence ofthe notoriously camera-shy Berber people.

I FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. Mon-Sat 10am—8pm; Sun 11am—5pm.

lan Hamilton Finlay and the Wild Hawthorn Press1958-1991 Until 14 Sept. £2(£1 ). Poet. artist. garden designer extraordinaire. Finlay was also Britain's first concrete poet and The Wild Hawthorn Press. which he founded. continues to publish his work. This. the first major retrospective of Finlay's printed work. features concrete poetry. neon works and some of the more recent. classically-based work. I Iis best known themes— the sea. classical Arcadia and the French Revolution are all represented. and there is a slide display ofFinIay‘s garden at Stonypath. Lanarkshire.

I GALERIE MIRAGES ~16a Raeburn Place. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm.

The Art otAdornment Until Sat 2l Sept. A celebration of decoration masks and jewellery from Zaire. Gabon. Nigeria. Nepal. Afghanistan. Ethiopia. Indonesia and India.

I GALLERY OF MOOERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [1)] Cafe.

The gallery‘s justly renowned cafe is open Mon—Sat 10.30am—4.30pm; Sun

2.30—4.20pm. Entry to the permanent collection is free.

Michael Andrews: Ayers Rock and Other Landscapes Until 29 Sept. £2 (£1 1. A major exhibition ofwork. including a group of nine vast paintings the result of Andrews‘ visit in 1983 to Ayers Rock and the Uluru National Park in Australia. Andrews produced the canvases in his studio in Norfolk. bringing back bags of soil and rock dust and mixing them with the paint to enhance the texture and physical reality of the paintings. A number of Andrews' Scottish landscapes are also included in the show.


. Street.556 6020. Tue—Fri 10am—5pszat Q 10am—1pm.

Sol Lewitt: Five Geometric Structures and

; their Combinations Until Sat 31 Aug.

Works by other gallery artists also on show.

I HANOVER FINE ART 22A Dundas Street. 5562181. Mon—Fri 10.30am—6pm: Sat

Q 10am—4pm. Summer Festival Exhibition Until Mon 2

Sept. Oils. watercolours. pastels. acrylics. drawings and prints by over 50 artists from Scotland. Brazil. China. USSR andother countries.

Mountains and Remote Places Fri (+23

Sept. Mixed exhibition by artistsincluding Peter Barton. Rodger Insh. Richard Jaques. Jean McNeill and others.

I HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM 142 (‘anongatc. 225 242-1. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.

A restored 16th century mansion. and the city's principal museum of local history. Head Lines I'ntiI 5 Get. A history ofhair care in Edinburgh. from the late 18th century to the present day.

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

Take the Chair: 100 Years of ChairDesign l L'ntil Sat 7 Sept. (‘hairs by thirty

designers. including (‘harles Rennie Mackintosh. Le (‘orbusicL Philippe Starck and Jorge Pensi.

I ITALIAN INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street. 668 2232. Mon—Fri Ilium—5pm (closed l—3pm)

Eugenio Carmit.‘nti127 Sept. Watercolours and aquatints.

I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 Northumberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Mon—Fri 9.30am—4 . 30pm.

Closed throughout Sept.

I MUSEUM OF CHILOHOOO 42 Iligh Street. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am~—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 ofMeccano

Looking Wider Still: The Story of the Scottish RangerGuides Until 16 Sept. A special exhibition. marking the 75th anniversary ofthe Scottish Rangers and including flags. uniforms. photographs and film.

I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Saved for Scotland Until 29 Sept. Works by Blake. Stubbs. Raphael. Poussin. Gainsborough. Velazquez and Van Gogh all acquired by Scottish collections with the help ofthe National Art (‘ollections Fund. set up in 1903 to help galleries buy works of particular importance.

The Stylish Image: Printmakers to the Court of Rudolf II L'ntil 13 Oct. A dedicated patron of the arts. the Emperor Rudolfll accumulated an impressive collection of engravings~ frotn his accession in 1576. until his death in 1612 which was housed in the great palace of Prague. This exhibition includes artists such asJan Saenrcdarn. Ilendrik (ioltzius and Aegidius Sadeler and is drawn from collections throughout Iiuropc.

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 l 'ntil 31 ()ct. (‘oinciding with the launch of NLS's new archiveon

» 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.

I they were classified as ‘enemy aliens”. and on to their reviving fortunesand = contribution to modern society

I NEPAL INTERLINK6 Howe Strect. 225 I654. Tue—Sun 11am—6pm.

A Feel of Nepal Until 15 Sept. New and ancient techniques in jewellery-making. thang-ka paintings. Himalayan carpets. carved wood and lots more.

I NETHERROW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 5569579. Mon—Sat mam—4.30pm. The Preacher and the Goldsmith Admission £1.20 £1 50p. Exhibition about next-door-neighbourJohn Knox House 1491L- 1990.

Theatre Images: Recent Work by MaryAllan Iiri 6 Sept—5 ()ct.

I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 (‘umberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—4pm.

From Durer to Picasso: 500 Years of Master Printmaking Until 26 Sept.

Exhibitions until Thurs 5 Sept:

Mari Bond: Paintings A seriesof

55 The List 30 August 12 September 1991