‘ and exterior space. lain Stewart Pictures from Westerlea t'ntil 13 Oct. Commissioned by the Scottish Council on Disability. Stewart's photographs are ofstaff and ptipils at Westerlea — a school for children with special needs. I TRAMWAY 25 Albert [)riye. 423 1333. Daily. noon—8pm (noon—l lprn performance days. not Suns). GBPO 91 Until 12 Oct. The first British showingof British and Irish submissionsto the Pragtie Ouadrennale — the w orld's foremost theatre design competition. at which the British contingent won first prize ~ and featuring Pamela 1 low ard's model of Tramway. I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 28 King Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Jo Spence: Missing Person/Damaged Lives Until Sat 28 Sept. Recent works by one of Britain's best known photographers. Cathy Wilkes Tue S Oct—2 Nov. An installation using mixed media and film. I WASFS 26 King Street. 55211564. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm; Sat 111.311am—‘5pni. A shop. exhibition space and resource centre. with information on work by all WASPS artists. slide library. and information about how to commission work.
I BLUE MOON CAFE (ill Brotightoii Street. 5562788. Daily. 1 lam—‘1 1pm.
Permanent collection of works by 1.ei1a (ialloway. Tony Cooper. Alistair Warner and David Hutchinson.
' I CANONGATE TOLBOOTH Royal Mile. 225 2424. Mon—Sat lllam—fipm.
! The People's Story The museum relates the 3 story of the people of lidinbtirgh. told in
1 their own words and through photographs I and rc-created tableaux.
I CENTRAL LIBRARY George 1\' Bridge.
f 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—8pm; Sat
‘)am— 1 pm.
Mapping the Growth of Edinburgh Until 26 Oct. A look at changes in the citythrough maps.
Amnesty International: Children's Art Competition Throughout Oct. The winning entries of Amnesty"s competition— celebrating their 311th birthday — in which children from Lothian schools were asked to design a card which could be sent to Prisoners of Conscience at Christmas.
I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 l ligh Street. 220 12611. Tue—Sat noon—(rpm.
Developing Contacts L’ntil Sun 29 Sept. The sequel to two exhibitions held in 1989and 19911 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.
No further exhibitions until Dec. when the Collective will open a new gallery in (‘ockbtirn Street.
I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP AND GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 247‘). Mon—Sat “lam—5.30pm.
Facts of Life: Screenprints by Alastair Mack Sat 21 Sept—12 Oct. An exhibition intwo parts: scy en images which make up an artist's book. and a group of works which present a portrait ofthe artist‘s experience . — silhouetted figures presented against a background of shape. colour and texture. I FINE ART SOCIETY 137 George Street. 221) 6371). Mon—Fri 9.3(lam—5.3(lpm; Sat Illam— 1 pm.
Ian Howard: The Alchemist‘s Dream- Paintings and Reconstructions Sat 5 Oct—2 Nov. See listing for Fine Art Society in (ilasgow.
I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 67%. Tue—Fri 11am—6pm: Sat lflam-v 1 pm.
Jean Martin: Recent Works tintil Wed 9 Oct. The return of a popular. Glasgow-trained watercolourist.
I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford
Road. 5568921. Mon—Sat 1(lam—-5pm;Sun
The Living Tradition
in Iapanese Arts ZS August - (3 October 1991
THE BURREII COLLECTION
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58'l‘he1.ist27 September « I(l()ctober 1991
Steve Pyke is not an Existentialist. He‘s not a logician, a deconstructionist, a Platonist or a Marxist-Leninist. But he has known — or at least he has photographed — people who are these things, during the course of his year-long project to document the world’s greatest living philosophers. The project started with a commission by Harpers and Queen to photograph A. J. Ayer, who was terminally ill and bed-ridden. Pyke spent ten minutes photographing his subject and a further five hours discussing the finer points of Bertrand Russell, Wittgenstein and world warsecrets.
The experience proved so successful that Pyke thought about extending his original brief into a longer project: ‘I decided to go about photographing the world's leading ten philosophers,’ he explains, ‘naivelythinking that there'd be a list or something,’ Eventually he traced his subjects by asking each philosopher he photographed to draw up a list often formative influences on his or her work. ‘By the time I‘d photographed the leading ten heavyweights.’ says Pyke, '1 had something like 60 names and I realised that it was going to be a lot of work.‘
BRAINY, NOT PRETTY
ProfW.\l. Ouine. photographed in1990. Steve Pyke 1
The end result— and, in fact, there are still a few portraits missing — has been well worth the effort. Pyke‘s gallery of philosophers is awesome, looming intellectually large overthe tiny space at Portfolio. lf intelligence can be measured by the size of your nose, there are some big brains here. Elizabeth Anscombe and her husband Peter Geach (both ‘in the Anglo-American analytical tradition, influenced by Wittgenstein’) are as stern and solid as the farmer couple of the famous American painting and Isaiah Berlin all hawkish brow and pursed lips.
Pyke’s stark, close-up approach to portraiture is appropriate for his subject, pandering to the viewer‘s expectations of what a philospher should be— intellectual wrinkles: balding, whispy eggheads; shiny glasses and neglected teeth. But his style is certainly not always flattering and even the most cerebral among us are vain. See Iris Murdoch‘s doughy. moon-faced close-up and you won‘t be surprised at her initial reluctance to be ‘done'. Philosophers, admits Pyke, like to look pretty too. (Miranda France)
2—5pm. [1)] Cafe.
The gallery ‘s jtistly renowned cafe isopen Mon-Sat lll.311am—4.311pm; Sun 2.311-4.2llpm.1intry tothe permanent collection is free.
Michael Andrews: Ayers Rock and Other Landscapes 1 'ntil Sun 29 Sept. £2 (£1 ). A major exhibition of work. including a group of nine yast paintings —- the result of Andrews‘ yisit in 1983 to Ayers Rock and the Hunt National Park in Australia.
I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street. 556 6021). Tue—Fri lllam—5pni; Sat lilam 7- 1 pm.
Sol Lewitt: Five Geometric Structures and their Combinations t'ntil Sat 28 Sept. Works by other gallery artists also on show.
I HANOVER FINE ART 22A1)undas Street. 5562181. Mon—l‘ri lll.3(lam-—(ipni; Sat Illam--4pm.
Catherine Fischer. Fiona Hutchison, Moira
Robb and Sheila Wishart Sat 2s Sept 14 ()ct. Mixed show including watercolotirs. pastels. collages. papier niache and weaving.
I HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM 142 (‘anongate. 225 2424. Mon- Sat lllam—(ipm.
A restored loth century mansion. andthe city's principal museum of local history.
Head Lines L'ntil Sat 5 Der. A history at haircare iii lidinbtirgh. front the late 18th
century to the present day.
I ITALIAN INSTITUTE S2 Nicolson Street. MS 2232. Mon- Fri Illani- 5pm (closed
Eugenio Carmi L'ntil Fri 27 Sept. \‘Iatercolours and aqtiatints.
Next exhibition. Geoffrey MacEwan. starts 1(l()ct.
I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5
Sorthumberland Street Lane. 557 5454. I Mon- I‘Tl‘).3(lilm 4.311pni.