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I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound, 556 8921. Mon-Sat lOam—Spm: Sun 2-5pm.
The home of a ﬁne collection of works. from the Renaissance to Post-Impressionism, including Velazquez. El Greco, Rembrandt, Gainsborough. Degas, Van Gogh and Scottish Colourists. Entry to permanent collection is free.‘ Dutch Art and Scotland: A Reflection oi Taste Until 18 Oct. £3/£1 .50. There have been commercial, intellectual and artistic links between Scotland and the Netherlands since the 15th century. This collection includes works by Rembrandt, Cuyp and others that form, or have formed, part of major Scottish collections. , Dutch Drawings oi the 17th Century Until 18 Oct. A complementary selection of 50 drawings from the gallery‘s permanent collection.
Scottish Painters and Holland Until 18 Oct. Works by Raeburn, Wilkie, Guthrie and the Glasgow Boys reveal the diverse ways in which Dutch art has inﬂuenced Scottish painters.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—4pm.
Rembrandt Harmensz Van Tlln Until 3 Sept. 17th, 18th and 19th century prints.
I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm;Sun—5pm. [D]. Cafe.
Allan Ramsay 1713-1784 Until 27 Sept. £3/£1.50. The definitive retrospective ofa revolutionary portrait painter whose fame was later eclipsed by Reynolds and Gainsborough. Horace Walpole described him as ‘all delicacy’.
I ACROSS THE MERSEY THEATRE Inﬁrmary Street, 557 9659. Daily, 11am—late. Licensed Bar.
Peter Swanson: Sweet Disorder Until 5 Sept. New works on paper.
I ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street, 226 2428. Daily Ham—midnight. Sat 10am—midnight.
David Hughes Until 5 Sept. Performance artist-in-residence, known for his anarchic contributions to The Observer, The Times Saturday Review and Punch. Hughes will create a unique exhibition at Assembly. I BLACKFRIARS STREET VISUAL ARTS MANIFESTATION off Royal Mile, 557 0707. Daily, 10am—6pm, until 10 Sept.
In a wildly impressive artistic coup, the Demarco Gallery and friends are showing works at the following Blackfriars Street numbers:
29: David Mach - Local Hero The famous Scottish sculptor’s tribute to Richard Demarco, made entirely of matches. 17-9: The Romanian Project See under Group Shows.
11 and 15: Four Kingston University Artists Paintings, prints and installations by four of this year’s finest graduates.
25: Peacock Printmakers Prints by Demarco, Henderson, Walker, Wishart and Addison address the theme ‘Scotland through the Artist’s Eye‘.
I CHESSEL GALLERY Moray House, Royal Mile, 556 8455. Mon—Sat, 10am—5pm. Group Show Until 4 Sept. Ceramics, painting and jewellery by local artists, as well as Peter Standon’s beautiful, though apocalyptic vision of a future, ruined Edinburgh, all desert and palm trees on Princes Street.
I CITIZENS STUDIOS 17—21 Assembly Street, Leith, 554 1649. Tue—Sun
noon—5pm; Wed noon-8pm.
Leith Open ’92 Until 6 Sept. An open submission show at one of the city’s most exciting young galleries. I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 22-28 Cockburn Street, 220 1260. Tue—Sat 11am—5pm. 0n Heat Until 5 Sept. Reading-based artists Susan Brind, Marcus Cole and third and fourth year students. Celia Hayes collaborate on three sensory installations — artistic variations on the subject of ‘heat‘. Nicola Laurence: Deconstruction oi a Washing Machine Until Sat 29 Aug, 9.30pm, in the Gray‘s shop window, George Street. Feeling a bit washed out? Laurence works artistic wonders with a symbol of our times. I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place, 229 9311. Daily 10am—6pm. All exhibitions Until 5 Sept: Word and image Contemporary prints, drawings, paintings and sculpture by nine artists, all of whom explore the relationship between the written and the visual. 3:2 Painting, sculpture and installations by Elspeth Lamb: Prints and paperworks Inﬂuenced by Maya Shamanism and folk art. Postgraduate Students: Paintings and Prints I EDINBURGH CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR Royal College of Physicians, Queen Street, info: 0491 410222. Fri 21—Mon 24 Aug, 10.30am—7pm (Mon 10.30am—5pm). £5/£3. Thirty leading contemporary galleries from all over the UK are represented at this artistic jamboree, with works on sale by artists like Bellany, Blackadder, Frink, Howson, Hyatt, Morocco and this year's celebrated Glasgow graduate, Jenny Saville. Prices range from £100 to £20,000. I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP AND GALLERY 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Mon-Sat 10am—5.30pm. Peter Blake: Alphabet Until 12 Sept. A new suite of works, one for each letter ofthe alphabet, by the famous Pop Artist who designed the album cover for Sergeant Pepper. I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY George Square, 650 1000. Mon—Fri 10am—4.30pm. Alan Barlow: Myth and Miracle-Paintings, Drawings and Monotypes Until Fri 28 Aug. The first Scottish exhibition for a renowned artist and set designer. I EDITH SIMON'S BRILLIANT ALTERNATIVE PORTRAIT GALLERY Student Centre, Bristo Square, 650 2656. Mon-Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. New Works Until 5 Sept. Including sculpture, audio-visual works and video. Simon is as zany as ever.
Jacques De Gheyn. Studies at Frogs: Dutch drawings at the National Gallery
I ENGINE SHED 19 St Leonard‘s Lane. info: 667 9802. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. Alchemy: Fusion of Matter with Spirit Until Fri 28 Aug. Works on paper, sculpture and ceramics by six recent graduates of Edinburgh College of Art.
I FIGUREHEAD GALLERY 65 Queen Charlotte Street, Leith. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.
Geolirey Roper. Paintings Until 5 Sept.
I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street, 225 6776. Tue—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10am—Ipm.
Caroline Buchanan: Watercolours Until Sat 29 Aug. Scottish scenes by an Edinburgh artist.
I FOURTEEN South St Andrew‘s Street, info: 073885 579. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. Metamorphosis: Sculptures by Waters and Fiialitowslti Until 5 Sept. Woodcarvings and figurative modelling from the Drumcairn Farm Studios.
I FRASER FINE ART 33 Alva Street. 225 2782. Tue-Fri l 1am—5pm; Sat 10am—lpm. Alan Alexander. Recent Paintings Until Fri 28 Aug. Exuberant works in sumptuous colours.
I FRUITMARKET GALLERY Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat l 1am—6pm; Sun noon—5pm. Cafe.
Andy Goldsworthy: Ice and Snow Drawings and The Throws Until 12 Sept. Goldsworthy‘s extraordinary large-scale images are made by letting ice and snow, mixed with natural materials, melt onto paper. The Throws are vivid photographs in which the artist juggles with nature and chaos throwing different substances into the air, Australian sand at Ayres Rock, for example.
Raimund Girlie: Paintings Until 12 Sept. Works in which white brush strokes work against shades of grey to create a tension which has been described as ‘a drama of stillness‘.
Guided tours every day at 3pm.
Out at Chaos, Order Comes: Adults Workshop llam—6pm. Phil Duthie uses Goldsworthy‘s and Girke’s works as a springboard for a painting workshop. Contact gallery for details of talks and children‘s workshops.
I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road, 556 8921 . Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. [D] Cafe.
The gallery's justly renowned cafe is open Mon—Sat 10.30am—4.3()pm; Sun 2.30—4.20pm. Entry to the permanent collection is free. and features works by Picasso, Matisse. Mondrian and 20th century Scottish artists.
James Pryde1866-1941 Until 1 1 Oct. £3l£1.50. The first major retrospective of the Scottish painter‘s oeuvre since a
memorial exhibition after his death. Pryde‘s dramatic oil paintings combine his fascination with Edinburgh's Old Town low-life and his love of the theatre and theatricality. I ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street, 668 2232. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm. Emesto Treccani: Drawings and Lithographs Until 25 Sept. Works by the avant-garde Italian artist who was also a writer and leading opponent of Fascism in the 405 and 50s. I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm, Sat 10am—4pm. Sylvia von Hartmann RSW: A Year in the Lite oi Until 3 Sept. A tribute to a most original artist — her works are amalgams ofwax and watercolour. Michael Lythgoe Until 3 Sept. Sculpture on an ornithological theme. I PELICAN BAR Cowgate, 225 5413. Daily, 7pm—2am. Forest Until 5 Sept. A collaborative installation created by sculptor Peter Linnett. painter Virginia Hunt and composer Paul Nieman. I QUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street, 668 3456. Daily 10am—6pm or later on concert nights. Three Dimensions of Printmaking Until 5 Sept. I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Inverleith Row, 552 7171. Mon—Sat 9am—sunset; Sun llam—sunset. Cafe. [D]. Exhibitions 10am—5pm. Herman de Vries Until 27 Sept. £2/£1 . The first major exhibition of works by the Dutch artist and philosophcrwhose artworks are created out ofearth, petals and leaves — some of them collected from this very garden. De Vries was a collaborator with Joseph Beuys, and has inspired artists like Andy Goldworthy, currently showing at the Fruitmarket. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 1 lam—6pm. Miro Sculptures Until 20 Sept. £3I£I .50. The largest exhibition ofthe Surrealist‘s sculptures ever in the UK comprises 72 pieces and fifteen large drawings made between 1962 and 1978, his most fertile time sculpturally. Small bronze witticisms and large, surrealist ‘personages‘, painted bright red. yellow and blue. Jaume Plensa Until 5 Sept. They‘re an avant-garde bunch, these Catalans: Plensa‘s first UK show features an eight-foot long aluminium and iron question mark and twenty papercollages. I TALBOT RICE GALLERY Edinburgh University Old College, South Bridge, 650 2211. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2-5pm. [D]. Symbols of Survival: the Art oi Will Maclean Until 12 Sept. A retrospective exhibition celebrating the output of one of Scotland’s major artists, a painter who draws on the life and history of the Highlands for inspiration. The exhibition is also the occasion for the publication of a book on the artist by Talbot Director Duncan Macmillan. I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street, 5566366. Mon-Sat 11am—6pm. Irene Ralllday: Paintings for 1992 Until 2
I WASPS STUDIOS Patriothall , off Hamilton Place, info: 220 4721. Daily 1().30am—5.30pm.
Exhibition oi Contemporary Art and Design Until 6 Sept. An organisation that provides low cost workspaces for artists and craftspeople, WASPS has fostered many of Scotland‘s best young artists since it was set up in 1985. This show of worksby twenty artists includes puppets, jewellery, marbled paper, tapestries, kites and works
55 The List 28 August — 10 September 1992