ALL THAT GLISTENS
A century of the Italian community in Scotland Exhibition 1 luly to 31 October 1991 Monday-Friday 9.30- 17.00 (Festival 930-20 30. Saturday 930-1700 Sunday 14.00-17.00 Admission Free
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STOLEN GLANCES: LESBIANS TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS C O N F E R E N C E
How can the challenge of gaining visibility and establishing an identity be met in a climate of growing homephobla and censorship?
Join Tessa Bafﬁn, Jean Fraser, Nina Levitt, Ingrid Pollard and Beverley Brown and explore this theme on
Sunday 1 September 11.00 - 4.30
The Art of Jewellery in Scotland at The Scottish National Portrait Gallery until 3 Nov 1991.
supporters. in the same case is the Lennox Jewel reputedly designed for clandestine messages between Lord
This is an exhibition which enthrals; PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY & BOOKSHOP
you enterleeling mildly indifferent Fantastic earrings oi coiled hair and m 105 illCil STREET EDlNBURGH 031-357 114i) g—-—-D.N8URGH about jewellery, and leave having heraldic symbols dangle over regal DISTRICT% Admission £7.00 (£3.50) D'STR‘CT acquired a new historical perspective costumes of the 17th century. Indeed, 0 com Exhlbmon continue, um“ 14 September couwcn,
the hair of dead relatives keeps very
and the realisation that these portraits and jewels hold lascinating secrets and stories.
It was the jewellers Hamilton and Inches who approached the gallery with the idea of tracing the history oi Scottish jewellery by charting its appearance in Scottish Portraiture. The curators began by selecting be-jewelled portraits and then a team tracked down either the exact gems or close matches. A remarkable coupling is to be found in the ostentatious 1612 portrait oi the Countess oi Eglinton. You can examine the actual Queen of Denmark jewelled case which is pinned to her bodice in the painting. it 1936 portrait ol Flora Drummond features her hunger strike medal and the Suffragette colours. This medal, like so many of the exhibits gives a living presence to the characters.
Take up a magnifying glass to study Mary Queen of Scot’s inventory of jewellery and the rings, pendants and necklace which she gifted lo
well curled in lockets or plaited in bracelets. An exquisite sentimental piece is the miniature of Charles 1 hidden in the bud of the ‘trembler jewel’ (a posy of flowers which totter on delicate stems). Mourning jewellery appears to be at its worst in a plastic-looking set of Victorian jet.
Highland ring brooches with attached superstitions sit alongside Celtic Revival copies, and the garish, shiny ‘Scotch Pebble' jewellery popularised by Queen Victoria.
The 20th century witnessed the usurping of portraiture by photography, and heirloom gems have gradually been replaced by individualistic ‘art
From ‘Jinglin’ Geordie's’ golden gewgaws to Muriel Gray’s ghastly diamante, this exhibition displays jewellery as part of the nation’s history - at the same time giving the lie to any notion of Scottish dowdiness. (Sarah Knox)
compositions which lead the viewer into a ‘ world ‘tinged with ambiguity‘. Contemporary British Sculpture. A range of . works. from traditional to avant-garde. l Sue Barr: Jewellery. ' Exhibitions Sat 7—26 Sept:
Sandy Murphy: Paintings.
Graham Muir: Glass.
Lucy Copleston: Jewellery.
I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row.22()1911. Mon—Sat l lam—5.30pm. Arthur Tress: Fish Tank Sonata Until Sat 7 Sept. A New Yorker with a surreal bent. Tress uses a Victorian aquarium. filled with various bits of4()s and 50s kitsch. to
3 the history of past civilisations.
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Scotland's bonniest and beastliest
monarchs, politicians. writers and artists— not to mention the footballers — and a very fine cafe. to boot.
The Art of Jewellery in Scotland Until 3 Nov. £2 (£1 ). Many a Scottish laird would have lost his tartan if it were not secured witha 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
A unique opportunity to see an exhibition by one of Japan’s Masters of contemporary art, as part of the
10th AugustJth September. lOamo 5pm Mon-Sat. 2pm- 5pm Sun.
This exhibition has been generously supported by twenty Japanese companies operating in Scotland and the
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tell a bizarre and fantastic fairy tale. A stanza of verse accompanies each print. unfolding a story which delves deep into
Los Todos Santeros: Photographs by Hans
i Chang. Namath Until 3 Nov. A German-born l
SUDSId/SGdDy (he Sconishhrts Council
Old College, University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, Edinburgh. I
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