I . . . I a pair of spectacular ‘testivai tents .lcnt by
the Japanese Embassy.
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat lilam—Spm: Sun 2—5pm.
The home of a fine collection ofworks. front tlte Renaissance to Post-Impressionism. includirtg Velazquez. El Greco. Rembrandt. Gainsborough. Degas. Van Gogh and Scottish Colourists.
I NATIONAL LIBRARY or SCOTLAND ‘ George IV Bridge 226 453i . Mon—Fri
i I i I I i I l I i
9.3(1am—83iipm: Sat 9.3iiam—-5pm: Sun 2~5pm. The ltalian Scots L'nti131 ()ct. (.‘oinciding with the launch of NLS‘s rtew archive on the history of Italian Scots. this exhibition looks at ltalians' relationship with Scotland. from their arrival here in tlte 19th century - when rttany families created catering businesses now famous itt Scotland — to the problems they faced when. on the outbreak of World War II. they were classified as ‘enemy aiiens‘. attd on to their reviving fortunesand contribution to modern society. I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 5569579, Mon~Sat lilam—4.3l)pm. The Preacher and the Goldsmith Admission £1.21) £1 511p. Exhibition about next-door-neighbourJohn Knox House 1490—1990. I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 (‘umberland Street. 557' 1021). Mon—Fri 1(lam—-6pm.Sat lilant—4pm. Rob Fairley: Paintings Until Thurs 17 ()ct. Stuart Beatty ARBS: Sculpture Until Thurs 17 ()et. James McBey: Prints Unti17 Nov. Lucy Copleston: Jewellery Until 7 Nov. Jack Firth: Paintings Sat 19 Oct—7 Nov. Jennie Hale: Ceramics Sat 19 Oct—7 NOV. I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 (‘andlemaker Row. 2211 191 i . Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm. Philosophers: Photographs by Steve Pyke L'ntil Sat 12 ()ct. Revealing portraits by a man who has spent the last year photographing in close-up the faces ofthc world‘s greatest philosophers— isaialt Berlin. Naom Chomsky. Philippa Foot arid others. Lee Friedlander: Nudes Tue 22()ct-16 Nov. Friedlander‘s controversial seriesof Nudes has had European showings only in Paris artd London. and includesfour portraits of Madonna. I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon- Sat Want—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. ID]. (MIC. Scotland's bortrticst attd beastliest monarchs. politicians. writers and artists— ttot to mention the footballers— and as ery firte 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 with a firte (‘airngorm broocit. The exhibition also includes a canteo given to a supporter by Mary. Queen of Seots artd a range of modern jewellery by Glasgow-based Peter Chang. Los Todos Santeros: Photographs by Hans
I SOMETHING FISHY
: Arthur C. Shark and His Mysterious Undersea World, at the Shore Gallery, Leith, Edinburgh, 28 Sept—12 Oct. Contemporary art provokes a wide spectrum of reactions, but all too often laughter isn’tone of them. Gillian Curran's exhibition, a wonderfully oil-the-wall tribute to marine lite, breaks this pattern with colouriui constructions oi kitsch plastic oddments, juxtaposing the wacky with the tacky to create visual puns of truly
sublime awiulness. It must have been a
Ilirst tor the Edinburgh Butchers' Supply
, Company (THE place to go for litelike
lake lish) to find itself viewed as a
g source 01 artistic inspiration, but
; inspired these sculptures certainly are. A plastic ilatiish lramed on a black
background, one corner adorned with a = red sticker, is simply entitled ‘Soled'; a , trio oi speckled shapes on a Union Jack j background reveal, on close
1 inspection, a gold stud through a gill
. llap, ‘Millwall‘ and ‘Hate’ etched on
I lins - meet the ‘LagerTrouts', no doubt I big fans of the two rock-lobsters side by 3 side in tuxedos, ‘The Crayfish Twins’. A : fish, a baby’s rattle and a rubber
; hamburger (courtesy oi Doios Pet
Emporium) comprise ‘Hake, Rattle and Roll’, while three scaly lorms
. suspended in a glass-fronted box,
1 smiling lips and teeth affixed, surrounded by bottles and glasses,
1 ensure us that ‘Happy Dace Are Here Again'. Tables are turned on the terrors of the deep in ‘Man Eating Shark’ (see picture) while the spirit ol Clint Eastwood is conspicuously absent from a stetson-sporting grampus mounted
I on a Cindy-doll horse - ‘The Outlaw
I Josey Whale’. There’s plenty more
I along the same lines, but i won't spoil all the surprises. Just imagine Jacques Cousteau on acid and you’ll be coming close. (Sue Wilson)
Namuth L'ntil 3 Nov. A Gerrttan-born photographer. Nantutit first visited the remote (iuatemaian village orodos Santeros irt 1947. Thirty years later he returned to create a permanent photographic record of the inhabitants. their beliefs. their custonts attd their surroundings.
I OUEEN'S HALL (‘Ierk Street. 668 3456. Mon—Sat iiiam— 5pm (later when a performance is on ); Stilt noon—late. John Bathgate: Rough Diamonds Until lo Oct. Mixed media works on paper by art artist inspired by the ‘rough diamonds‘ of his natiy e countryside — the Scottish Borders.
I RICHARD DEMARCD GALLERY Blackfriars Street (off I iiglt Street). 557 (1707. Mon -Sat 1 lam -6pm
The Artist as Voyager Fri 18 ()et—s NOV. Works by Will McLean and Richard [)emareo.
TrevorYerbury: Works Fri 18 ()ct-—S Not. I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith
I Row. 552 7171. Mon-SatOattt—sttnsctzSun
Ilam~sunset. Cafe. [1)]. Herman de Vries L'ntil it) Not. £2(£1)
Jean Burns: Wood Engravings Until Zn Oct.
children free. first Scottish exhibition by a (ierntan artist who makes art front natural
The Avant Garden Lintil Sun 2(1()ct. (‘ontemporary garden artd conservatory ‘ftirrtiture'. including Patti Amey'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 Iean-to‘.
Living in a Rainiorest Until 13 Dec. A Borneo-style forest house reconstructed in the Botanics' lixhibition Hall arid Lam's/ring Paradise -~ photographs taken iii the Venezuelan rairtforest by George Bernard artd Stephen Dalton.
Emerging Forms Until Sun 27 Get. An original exhibition illustrating the way in w ltielt the design ofcontemporary sculpture and furniture is inspired by natural lornts artd incorporates natural materials. (iraduates of(‘amberwell School o1~ Art and Parnham liousecxhibit their ntctalwork and furniture and illustrations are takert frottt (‘arl Blossfeldt's formative 1928 study.Art l-‘ornts or Nature.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND (‘ltambcrs Street. 225 7534. Mott-Sat
lilant—Spm; Stttt 2—5pm.
I Behind Golden Screens: Treasures from the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum t.‘ntil Sun 2110a. A
University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL. Tel. 031 650 2211
19 Oct - 16 Nov
"NO MAN‘S LAND" Paintings by Fred Crayk
Tues - Sat 10am-5pm Admission Free
SLIDSItl/sml n; the SCOIIlSh Atts Letiting
selection of sorttc of Japan's most
outstanding decorative art. front the 1 1th
to the 19th eettlury. irtcludingscrolls. screens. prints. samurai armour and weaponry.
Discovering Japan L'ntil 3 Not. An
opportunity to ltave your Japanese forturte
told. ntake a wish at a Sitinto shrine. tryon
a kimono. voyage to a Japanese hotel in
I space and. wait for it. ‘grind. grate and
reltydrate Japanese food'. Suitable for
everyone ov er the age ofsix (children under tert must be accompanied by an adult).
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 2256671. Mon—Sat lilam—Spszun 2--5pm.
The Morrison .S‘t‘ottisli Portrait :1 ward Sat 19 Oct~9 Nov. A selection ofwinning entries for this major portraiture competition.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY ()4 George Street. 225 5955. Mun-J‘Ti ii)am—6pm:Sat
56'1‘liei.is—tmimi— 24 October 1991
Exhibitions until 30 Oct:
SIIII Liie Twenty-one contemporary Scottish artists explore the genre. including Blackadder. (‘rosbic. Houston and Watt.
Bob Smith: Di Duiet Places A complementary exhibition oftwenty paintings exploring themes of still life and landscape in richly textured attd layered
Michael Lloyd: new Metalwork silt-er bowls and embossed prittts.
Peter Hayes: Ceramics Textured porcelain forms.
I SRORE GALLERY 59 Bernard Street. Leith Mon—Fri 111.3(1am—4pm; Sat 111.3(1am—1pm.
Gillian Curran: Arthur C. Shark and his Mysterious Undersea World Until Sat 12 Oct. A ‘Jacques Cousteau'-style exploratory view of sea life in plastic— mixed media sculptures based on the sea and its inhabitants.
I STILLS GALLERY 105 I ligh Street . 557 114(1.Tue—Sat Ham—5.30pm.
Sidney James Diamonds in Australia—An Installation by John Stathatos Until 16 Nov. A photo-based installation inspired — we are told — by the contents of a suitcase discovered six years ago in an old house on the Greek island of Kythera. Letters. documents and photographs. all that remain of his possesions. give clues to the man‘s life. Or is the whole story an invention? How far can we trust ‘evidence'?
I SOLSTICE GALLERY 18a Dundas Street. 557 5227. Mon-Fri 11am—5pm; Sat lilam—ipm.
The Art of Rugby Until 26 Oct. Who needs Murrayfield'? The real thing is clearly to be found in this collection of works by professional rugby-playing artists. or on the theme of rugby.
I TALBOT RICE GALLERY Edinburgh University Old College. South Bridge. Mon—Sat lilam—Spm: Sun 2—5pm.
Fred Crayk: No Man's Land Sat 19 Oct—16 Nov. Powerfuliy bleak paintings depicting the legacy of Scotland's post-indUstrial age: deserted coalficlds and the grim ‘no man's land‘ which lies between Scotland‘s two metropolises.
I 369 GALLERY 233 (‘owgate. 225 31113. Mon—Sat noon—6pm.
Annette Edgar: The Human Race Until 26 Oct. Recent works by a Glasgow-born artist whose themes include landscape. the sea and the figure. depicted in strong colours and textures.
Gavin Snape: 77 Paintings Until 26 ()ct. Snape‘s series ofworks painted onone foot square floor tiles allows hint to explore individual ideas within the context of a sculptural whole.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
I SMALL GALLERY (1383 721814. Mon—Sat 11am—5pm.
Jan Nimmo: Paintings, Collages and Textiles Until 26 Oct. Colourful mixed media works by a Scottish artist with a penchant for Spain. Matisse. bull terriers and medieval designs.
I CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE 93 North Street. (1334 74610. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Peter Edwards: Contemporary Poets Until 27 Oct. Portraits of leading British poets. Ceramics from the Wester Ross Pottery Until 27 Oct.
I ALLAN PARK GALLERY 23 Allan Park. (1786 71411. Mon—Sat lilam—Spm; Wed 1(1am—1pm.
D.Y. Cameron (1865-1945) Fri 110ct-23 Nov. Dramatic Scottish landscapes from one of the century‘s most prominent painters and etchers.