photographer. Namuth first visited the remote Guatemalan village of’I‘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 QUEEN'S HALL (‘Ierk Street. 608 3456. Mon—Sat 1(lam—5pm (later when a performance is on); Sun noon-late.
A Russian Renaissance L'ntil 5 ()ct. Ceramics and works in a variety of media. including traditional Soviet techniques. as well as fine. hand-painted Russian dolls and Iacquerwork eggs from the 'I‘artar city of Kazan.
I DUERCUS lb Howe Street. 221111147. Mon—Sat “lam—5.30pm: Strn noon ~4pm. Contemporary British Textiles t‘ntil Sat 7 Sept. Work by leading interior and fashion textile designers. including Kaffe l-‘assett. Carole Walker. Sian Tucker and Richard Womersley.
I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 557 (I707. Mon—Sat 11am-6pm.
Pentagonale Plus Until 14 Sept. Inspired by the Italian'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 Inverleith Row. 552 7171. Mon-Sat 9am—sunset; Sun llam—sunset. Cafe. [1)].
Redoute's Roses Until 15 Sept. £2 (£1) children free. The darling ofParisian society and favourite of two French Queens— Empress Josephine and Marie Antoinette — Pierre-Joseph Redoute's paintings of roses are the most famous botanical images ofall time. Redoute. who was born in 175‘). once explained that he painted only flowers because ‘it was better to establish supremacy in one field. no matter how lowly. than to risk failure in a more exalted one‘.
Margaret Stones: Flora of Louisana [Tntil Sun 8 Sept. £2 (£1 ) children free. Botanical paintings from a fourteen-year project to illustrate all the native plantsof Louisiana. Admission free until 11) Aug. Herman de Vries L'ntil 11) Nov. £21151 ) children free. First Scottish exhibition by a German artist who makes art from natural materials.
The Avant Garden Until 20 Oct. Contemporary garden and conservatory ‘furniture'. including Paul Amcy's pink ﬂamingos and Kate Mellor's stoneware lanterns. There is something for every garden. say the organisers. 'from rolling parkland to city window-box. from elegant orangery to humble lean-to‘.
lelng lo a Ralnlorest Until 13 Dec. A Borneo-style forest house reconstructed in the Botanics‘ Exhibition Hall and
“The List 30 August — 12 September 1991
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Charles Negre‘s 19th century photographs on the French Riviera. at the French Institute
Innis/ring I’ururfr’se ~ photographs taken in the Venezuelan rainforest by (ieorge Bernard and Stephen Dalton.
I ROYAL FINE ART COMMISSION FOR SCOTLAND 1) Atholl Crescent. 22‘) 1 10‘). Daily 11am—4pm.
Plans for Scotland: Recent Cases L'ntil Sun 1 Sept. .»\rchitecture and what we can do about it.
I ROYAL INCORPORATION 0F ARCHITECTS
IN SCOTLAND 15 Rutland Square. Daily
- 9am—5pm: Sat 1(lam--~lpm.
Winners and Losers: Scotland and the Architectural Competition t'ntil .19 Sept. 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 ltlam—5pm: Sun 2—5pm.
Behind Golden Screens: Treasures from the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Limit 21) Get. A selection of some ofJapan‘s most outstanding decorative art. from the 1 1th to the l‘lth century. including scrolls. screens. prints. samurai armour and weaponry.
lllam— 1 pm.
SirWilliam Gillies (1898—1973) l'ntil Wed
I ROYAL’SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. i
225 (i671. Mon-Sat 1(lam~5pm: Sun 2—5pnr
' Virtue and Vision: Sculpture and Scotland
1540—19901.'r1til 15 Sept. £1 (50p). A sweeping panorama of the role of sculpture in Scotland from Samuel Joseph. the first sculptor to show at the Royal
; Scottish Academy in 1826. toEduardo
Paolozzi. William Turnbull and Ian Hamilton Finlay — sculptors who bringthe images of primitive and classical societies
2 to bear on their work.
James Giles: Watercolours L'ntil 31 Aug. A series of watercolours of the eastlesof Aberdeenshire by the artist w ho was also Highland landscape artist to Queen Victoria.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George
Street. 225 5955. Mon~Fri 10am—6pm; Sat
ROYAl BOTANIC GARDEN
‘ gametes 350565
4 Sept. In conjunction with Bourne Fine Art. an exhibition ofoil paintings by the famous Scottish artist who developed a reputation for on-the-spot landscape-painting.
The Edinburgh School Fri 9 Aug-4 Sept. A complementary exhibition of works by artists of the same school as Gillies— Redpath. Mac'l‘aggart. Thomson. Philipson. Beaton. .‘vloodic and others. Class OI '91 Until Wed 4 Sept. Worksby recent graduates from Scotland's art schools. including Paul Cassidy. Karen Guthrie. Fergus .‘yfcl lardy and Lorna Robertson.
James Campbell: New Work L'ntil Wed 4 Sept. Simple. ceramic vessels. enriched with painted decoration.Campbell's imagery draws on areas in the North of Scotland and Western Wales. places where he spent much of a rather solitary childhood.
Timepieces Mon 9 Sept—2 ()ct. Fourteen artists respond to the concept of time as‘a 20th century obscssion'. sortie with sundials. others with decorativ e objects which in some other way illustrate the passing of time.
I SHORE GALLERY 5‘) Bernard Street. Leith. Mon—Sat 1(l.3t)an1—5pm.
The Pursuit ol Happiness Encounters the Roosterlrom Hell Until 31 Aug. Drawings and sculpture by Scottish-born and trained artist Meg Walker who now lives and works in rural Vermont. USA.
I STILLS GALLERY 1115 High Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sat 1 lam—5.30pm.
Stolen Glances: Lesbians take Photographs Until 14 Sept. 50p. British and American lesbian photographers challenge stereotypical images of theirsexuality with a lively. witty and thought-provoking show. curated by Jean Fraser and Tessa Boffin and including the controversial work of Della Grace.
I TALBOT RICE GALLERY Edinburgh
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL I991
ADMISSION £2.00, CONCESSIONS £1.00
i The Poor Fisherman I'ntil Sat 7 Sept. This
University ()ld College. South Bridge. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2-5pm.
Zen: Ramano and Ryu L'ntil Sat 7 Sept. Contemporary work by the Japanese painter’l‘oshihiro llamano — dedicated to the restatement ofthe traditional valuesof Zen Buddhism. alongside works by a small group of his disciples who have formed the group Ryu
painting. by Puvis dc Chavannes. wasan important inspiration to artists like Seurat. (iaugin and Picasso. In Scotland it struck a particular chord with William Mc'I‘aggart. John Duncan and. recently. with Ian Hamilton I-‘inlay. This exhibition. ‘ conceived by Finlay. focuses on his relationship with the painting and includes a major sculpture not previously exhibited in Scotland. I 359 GALLERY 233 (‘owgatc. 225 3013. Mon—Sat noon—(1pm. 1 Oil-Centre Ifntil 28 Sept. 3N) celebrates a decade of international relations with a mini-festival of visual art. drawn from Soviet. American and European artists. I None of the participants works in a major l %
art centre — hence the title — and theironly connection is their association with 36‘). I WINES FROM PARIS The Vaults. «l (iiles Street. Leith. Mon—Sat ltlam—hpm; Sun
: The Kantor Experience 1972—76 L'ntil Mon 1
Sept. Photographs by George ()liverof 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.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
I THE DICK INSTITUTE Iilmbank Avenue. (1563 26401. Mon-Fri 9am-8pm; Wed and Sat 9—5pm; RosannCherubini:SHRINE—Astonishment I ofthe Heart L'ntil28 Sept. Ceramic 1 sculpture and drawings which explore various permutations and definitions of the 'heart'. conjuring up some strlkrngand
The finest flower paintings of all time. 10 August to 15 September only.
I CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE 93 .\’oth Street. 033-1 74611). Mon-Sat Illarn- 5pm: Sun 2—5pm.
Joanne Soroka: Textiles L'ntil 23 Sept. Woven tapestries. textiles and paper works made by an Edinburgh-based artist. as well as giant kimonos and silk pieces which reﬂect her Japanese heritage. Stephen Mangan: Recent Work t'ntil 33 Sept. Oils. pastels and drawings inspired by Baxter's surroundings in Dundee. Klmekomi Dolls Until 23 Sept. 'I'raditional Japanese dolls made in Scotland by Nigel Ward. who followed distance-learning coursestolearnthe correct wayofmaking. '_ the dolls — usually a craft practised by