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“The List 18 December 1992— l4J-anuary 1993

resorts rub shoulders in these colourful new works.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. Mon—Fri 9am—8.3(lpm; Sat 9am—5pm; Sun noon—5pm.

Combined Operations Until Wed 23 Dec. Recent works by lngham. McKenna and Riddell in which warfare. mortality. the paranormal and mutation are recurring themes.

I SCOTLAND STREET SCHOOL MUSEUM 225 Scotland Street. 42‘) I202. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [D]. (‘losed 25 Dec and 1 Jan; open noon—5pm 26 Dec and 2 Jan.

Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and now home to archive material on education in Scotland from 1872onwards. Reconstructed classrooms give a flavour of Victorian. Edwardian. Second World War and 1960s schooldays.

Six ofthe Best Until Sun ll) Jan. Children‘s art work from six divisions ofStratthydc Region.

Peephole into China Until 24Jan. Traditional arts and crafts from China. including paper cuts and puppets. Phone for details of various child ren‘s workshops related to this exhibition.

I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street. 557 1405. Mon—Fri l().3()am—5pm; Sat lilam—4.3(lpm; Sun 2—5pm.

Described as the first real community museum in Britain.

I STREET LEVEL 279—281 High Street. 552 2151 . Tue—Sat Ham—5.30pm. (‘losed 24 Dec—5 Jan.

Aqua Vitae Part 1 Until 16 Jan. Six newly commissioned works by artist " photographers on the theme ofthe waterway - ancient source of folklore. food. trade and the foundation ofmany towns and cities. Maclean. Donaldson. (ireenhaulgh. lleyer. Peace. lladdow. llamlyn and Jenkins took part in the show. which also includes archive material from the Summerlee Heritage Trust. The project was organised jointly by these two galleries and Stills Gallery. Edinbugh. where work is also being shown. Stills and Street Level will exchange shows at the end ofJanuary. I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 28 King Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. [D]. (‘Iosed Sat 19 Dec—5 Jan. David Shana Brook Until 23 Jan. Site-specific. water-based installation by American sculptor.

Where Christmas and New Yearopening hours are not specified, ring gallerieslor details.

I CALTON GALLERY 1() Royal Terrace. 556 1()l(l.Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat

lllam— 1 pm.

Christmas Exhibition L'ntil Wed 23 Dec. Paintings. watercolours and prints by over a hundred l9th and early 20th century artists. including McTaggart. MacDonald and Thomson.

I CITY ART CENTRE Market Street. 225 2424. Mon—Sat “lam—5pm. ('Iosed 25—28 Dec and [—4 Jan.

Spirit of the Ukraine: 500 Years of Painting. from 15th Century Icons to the 20th Century Avant-Garde Until Sat 9 Jan. Large survey show from the Collections of the State Museum of Ukrainian Art in Edinburgh‘s twin town. Kiev . and tracing the development of L'krainian art front

7 lconography to Stalin‘s Socialist Realism. ' European Corporate Collections Limit 30

Jan. Artworks by Miro. I‘reud. Baselitz. (iilbert and (ieorge and others. lent from

the collectionsof large Euro-companies—

Deutsche Bank. (‘arlsberg IBM UK.

(iranadaTelevision etc.

Five Women Painters Sat 19 Dec—~13I-"eb. How does gender affect production and presentation‘.’ This show examinesthe subject through the work of five



These days, Edinburgh’s Cockbur Street has a pleasing symmetry.

' Several doors down from the ' slickly-packaged CDs in Pop, The

Collective Gallery is festooned with, well, limited-edition compact disc

' cases. 0ver350 artists, musicians and

writers have turned the transparent

boxes into conceptual shrines. The

exhibition ends with an auction on


It works even betterthan last year’s postcard derby. Neat and uniform, the CD is a handy symbol of the clinical, murderous advance of technology.

' After all, behind the CD revolution lies

the corpse of the good ole 12‘ vinyl. With deft imagination, the artists infiltrate the conquering gizmo and wreak havoc from within.

Sometimes the case is scarcely discernible. William Brotherston’s is bathed in molten lead and placed on a pedestal. Another is coated with melted wax and fixed with a wax-covered red light bulb. Several artists beat the nostalgia drum by featuring fragments of vinyl. Smeared with red paint, Harry Cohen's case

spills out a mangled record and cassette tape.

There is also some good brushwork. Linda Kirkham enlivens her beachside watercolour by inserting sand and shells into the box. Ros Sudron paints a delightful poke atthe ‘world in your hand' notion of technology: curly-necked, long-faced woman cradles globe in palm. Douglas Gray lays on a mad-looking man biting a filofax and even Donnie Munro chips in

with a beguiling bit of quasi-cubism.

Text is often used for added punch. Richard Easson sticks a cheery Christmas stamp on the corner of an envelope addressed to the dole office. Alongside a watercolour of an arrow pointing at David's wee penis, the caption runs: ‘Favourite Football lnjuries- Michelangelo’s Groin Strain'.

3 A few paces from Leslie Hill’s sternly ' typed assault on sex discrimination,

George Mackay Brown slips in a handwritten Nativity Song.

A bright and lively exhibition. Go CD it. (Carl Honoré)

The CD Show is at the Collective

Gallery until Sat19 Dec.

contemporary Scots.

I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 22 ~2S' ( ‘ockburn Street. 220 1260. Tue Sat 1 lam-5pm. The CD Show I 'ntil Sal If) Dec. Hundreds of artists. w riters. musicians and celebs accepted the invitation to turn empty ('1) boxes into Artworks. The results w ill be auctioned on Sat 1‘) Dec at lpm. Don't nnss.

Jeremy Lorne Inglis: Bed Moss Sat ‘)—-3III(HT.


Spotlit: Night-time Installations I-‘ive local artists present their work in the gallery windows. Sun 20 Dec » Tue 5 Jan: Kev an Shaw's Light [.Illl(‘/I. Malcolm lnnes's Iz'lt'mcntu/s and Phil Power's Sulphur.

I EASTERN GENERAL HOSPITAL Seafield Street. info: 557 247‘). Daily. 9am—6pm. Original Prints from the Studio of Edinburgh Printmakers'l‘hroughout Dec.

I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 2299.“ 1. Daily. ltlam-v5pm. Master of Design Degree Exhibition t 'ntil Wed 23 Dec. Work by nine graduating students in animation. graphic design research. illustration. ceramics. glass. fashion and interior design.

Eugene Carolan (1909-1986): Drawings and Paintings t'ntil l-‘ri ls‘ l)ec.

I EDINBURGH GALLERY lSa I)undas Street. 557 5227. Mon- Fri 1 lam-5pm: Sat ltlam-- lpm.

Christmas Exhibition L'ntil Thurs 24 Dec. Paintings by Biddy' Nicholson. Mary Stork. Sheila A rnot. Suzanne Kirk and Alasdair Waddell.


; AND GALLERY :3 trmtm Street. 557 2479.

Tue-Sat lllam 5.30pm. An Edinburgh Suite t'ntil wetl231)ec. Iitcliings. lithographs. screenprints and

leliel pl Hits by nineteen studio artists w ho were invited to make a print based on a view of the city . in honour of the gallery’s 25th anniversary.

I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 225(i77o. Tue- l‘ri llam tipszat ltlarn- lpm.

Ghislaine Howard: Oil Paintings t ‘ntil Hi Is I)cc.

Christmas Show Sat l‘)- ‘24 Dec (alsoopen Sunday ). Wide range of works bygallcry artists.

(iallery closed until 26 .lan for A r! ‘8 fair in London (20 -24.Ian ).

I THE FRENCH INSTITUTE l3 Randolph ('rescent. 225 5366. Mon- Fri 9.3tlillTl-5.3IIpm1 Sat 9.3llatn— l .3llpm. (‘Iosed2l Dec-2Jan.

En Vielle Europe: Photographs by Pierre Valet l'ntil Sat lean. A ‘pilgrimage' through the continent. Valet's photographs are fragments and glimpses of the places he visits rather than cultural investigations.

Geoffrey MacEwan 'I'hrotlghout Dec. Prints. lithographs and etchings based on Messiaen‘s .N'tm't'ile'.

I FRUITMARKET GALLERY Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat l lam-~~(rpm. ('afc. Poiesis: Aspects ofthe Poetic. tintil Sat ls) Dec. I-‘ourteen international artists explore aspects of the poetic in a dy namic show of photography. painting. sculpture. lithography and neon. taking as their starting point the simple definition of poetry as ‘anytbing supremely harmonious or satisfying.

Thereafter. gallery closed for refurbishment.

I GALLERY BAR The Mound. 22(ltltl54.

Mon—Sat noon- lam.

Useless Generation: Photographs by ‘i

P.J.Bose Mon 28 Dec—mid Jan. Hold the front page: independent rock

photographer reveals that even the stars become 'nervous. tired and silly‘ behind

the scenes. ..


2 Road. 55o 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pszun 2~5pm. [1)] (ate. (‘losed 25— 2b Decand

1.2.4 Jan.

The gallery's justly renowned cafe isopen Mon Sat l(l.3tlam~4.3llpm:Sun 2._‘sll—4.2llpm. Iintry to the permanent collection is free. and features works by Picasso. Matisse. Mondrian and 20th century Scottish artists.

Post War British Art from the Collection of Ken Powell l'ntil Sun 3 .Ian. A substantial collection of paintings ~ many ofwhich have not been shown before - by a

generation of artists who saw the ending of

the war as a signal for new beginningsin art. Includes works by ('onstructivists and Abstract artists Kenneth and Mary Martin. Victor Pasmore. Adrian l Icath and others. as well as several artists

3 associated with the St Ives group. ' Callum lnnes I hid Still 3 .lan. A young

lidinburgh artist rapidly gainingan

' international reputation for himself. lnnes

creates curiousabstract works -- ‘lhisl work aspires to a state of anonymity. asif the marks on the canvas were made by Nature hersell.’

I HANOVER FINE ART 22A I)undas Street. 55b 2 ISI. Mon l-‘ri ltl.3tlam (ipm; Sat lllam 4pm.

Small Paintings for Christmas tintil Thurs 24 Dec. Also sculpture by Mike ('airncross. decorated mirrors by .Ienny I.yons. ceramics. textiIes. wooden boxes.

printsand cards. ' IJOHN KNOX HOUSE Seeentry for \etlterliow .-\l'ts(‘cntl‘e.


.\'orthumberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Mon Sat lilam- 4.3llptn.

Christmas Charity Exhibition 1 'ntil Sat 19

Dec. Mixed exhibition of works by new

and established artists. with proceeds t goingto Save the (‘hildren's Somalia Appeal.

I LUX EUROPAE All over lidinburgh. Daily. until 5 Jan.

More than 30 artists from every l{(‘ country took part in this extravaganza to mark Britain’s Presidency ofthe littropean Community. each of them creating a light-based installation for the city‘s shop w indows and alleyways. castle walls and crags. For more information.or to get a l.ux Iitiropae tnap. ring 557 250“. I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424. Mon-Sat lllam bpm. Closed 2528 Dec and l- 4.lan.

All manner of archive material and old toys relating to childhood through the

ages. European Childhoods t 'ntil ()Jan. Toys

from [if countries.

I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 55o 8921. Mon Sat lllam-re5pm; Sill‘lz-stTlll. (‘losed25 2ol)ecand l.2.4 .lan.

The home of a fine collection of works.

from the Renaissance to

Post-Impressionism. including Velazquez.

Iil ( ireco. Rembrandt. (iainsborough. Degas. \'an (iogh and Scottish (‘olourists. Once Upon a Time: Children's Book Illustrations L'ntil Sun 27 Dec. More than 70 watercolours and prints by some of Britain's most memorable illustrators— Walter (‘rane. Beatrix Potter. Iidward

l.ear. John Tenniel. PI 1. Shepard and

Ralph Stcadrnan. among others.

Ecco Roma: European Artists in the Eternal

City I ‘ntil 31 Jan. A timely appraisal of liuropean artists' relationship with the

city. across the ages. includingTurner.

l’iranesi and Bernini.

Turner Watercolours Thurs 5—3l .lan. These rare paintings get their annualouting.

I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND (ieorge l\' Bridge. Mon --Sat ‘).3(lam—5pm; Sun 2-—5pm. (‘losed 25 «29 l)ec.l -5.lan.

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