I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat lOam-ipm. Mixed Exhibition Until Fri 30 Jun. A selection of Scottish. English and European works. plus an extensive range of marine paintings and French 19th century sculpture. includes work by F. C. B. Cadell. Kate Cameron. J. D. Fergusson and Aleksander Zyw. I CITY ART CENTRE Market Street. 529 3993. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. The Fletcher Collection: Maxwell and Gillies Until 22 Jul. Over 40 pieces of work by two of Scotland's most renowned 20th century artists. now on long-tenn loan. lions and Thistles Until 22 Jul. A wide- ranging exhibition of colourful. historic items from Scotland and abroad organised in conjunction with the Heraldry Society and aimed particularly at children. Dream City: The Past, Present And Future Of James Craig’s New Town Until Sat 1 Jul. An exhibition charting the conception and creation of Edinburgh‘s New Town. the result of an architectural competition in 1766 to solve problems of overcrowding. Next? Artists, Residencies and Hospitals Until Sat 1 Jul. An exhibition of recent work by contemporary artists who have undertaken residencies in Scottish hospitals. Something Special: Art of Children in lothlan Region Special Needs Schools Until Sat I Jul. A selection of work from eight Lothian schools. highlighting how art can often be a means of by-passing development difficulties. I CITYLAB 35 Dundas Street. 556 7822. Mon-Fri 8.30am—5.30pm. Travels With A Camera Until 14 Jul. Photographs by Ken Paterson. I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 22—28 Cockburn Street. 220 1260. Tue—Sat l 1am—5pm or by arrangement. Boys Will Be Boys Sat 1—2 Jul. Otto Berchem‘s work falls somewhere between art and prank-playing — is he trying to provoke thought or just provoke? I CONTACT GALLERY Grindlay Court Centre. Grindlay Street Court. 229 7941. Mon—Fri IOam—3.30pm. Mixed Messages Until Thurs 6 Jul. Mixed media paintings by Caroline Fleming. Dorothy McLeod. Nancy O‘Farrell. Anne Robb and Miriam Vickers. I DEMARCO EUROPEAN ART FOUNDATION St Mary‘s School. 3 York Lane. 557 0707. Mon—Sat 11am—6pm. Change Is Good Until Sat 8 Jul. Paintings from Scottish artist Patrick Lumb. demonstrating how the surface of a piece of work can transcend the maten’al. See preview. A Matter Of The Heart: A Memorial Exhibition Until Sat 8 Jul. Drawings. paintings and sculptures by Scottish artist Christina Findlay. who died less than a year ago. Her work is a response to the world as she knew it and to God. See review. I THE OIGNON COLLECTIVE 46 Dundas Street. 556 I820. Tue—Sat 10.30am—6pm. Designer Cushions Until Sat 1 Jul. Ranging from traditional to avant-garde. this exhibition brings together work from national and international designers with students from all over the UK. I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Tue—Sat 10am—6pm. The Sea! The Sea! Sat l—29 Jul. Nautical prian and other prints from the Edinburgh Printmakers studio. I THE FIRTH GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 2196. Tue-Fri 11am-6pm; Sat liam-4 m. Opening Exhibition Until Sat 1 Jul. Launching this new gallery is an exhibition of work by ﬁve Scottish artists. John Brown's paintings are inspired by everyday objects; Thora Cyne's work is
When artist and writer John Byrne was asked to inject some sport into his distinctive imges, his reaction was one of horror. lie was keen to be part of Glasgow Print Studio’s Sporting Prints exhibition, but was determined not to submit a print of some footballer or squash player. His response was typically off-beat and just a little cheeky - ‘I call them slightly unsporting prints,’ he says. Byrne’s images are part of the Print
5 Studio’s drive to link the worlds of art ; and sport. It was something many of
the twenty contributing artists took to, like Kenny Oalglish to the beautiful game, among them Peter Rowson who has produced four humorous golfing prints. Others found the brief challenging to say the least, Byrne included. ‘1 quite like sport, but I’m not an avid follower,’ he says. ‘Art is not a sporting business.’ Byrne’s print: involve the usual blend of wit and craftsmanship, with a dose of irreverence — in one, a man holds a newly-caught fish at arms length from a desperate cat.
Glasgow artist Ruth Greer decided to use her interest in medieval art and illuminated manuscripts, producing a beautiful lithograph image of two figures iousting. They appear against a dramatic yellow sky, created from hand-applied gold leaf. Behind them are the flags of various nations, including Estonia, Croatia and Russia, depicting the futility of war.
In a more obviously sporting image, Ray Richardson depicts heavyweight boxing champion Lennox lewis. The London artist recently spent time in
Golf series etching by Peter Rowson the gym watching the boxer train. All the ducking and diving paid off when the National Gallery discovered what Richardson was doing and requested a piece of his work.
Norman Mathieson chose to focus on horse racing, a sport he has despised from childhood. He remembers being forced to watch it every Saturday
morning by his father, a racing fanatic.
‘My dad had never seen anything of my work he was interested in, so I gave him two of the prints,’ he says.
Richardson’s photo-etched images capture the sense of danger that lures so many to the sport - and the
3 bookies. Like so many of the 2 exhibition’s other prints, they should
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attract even the most unsporting audience. (Kathleen Morgan)
Sporting Prints is at the Glasgow Print Studio from Sat 1-29 July.
inspired by a trip to northern Transylvania and Paul Furneaux's work focuses on his experiences in Mexico. Scottish landscapes inspire the work of Alan Kiipatrick. and Archie Sutter Watt. a student of Gillies at Edinburgh College of Art. paints in the tradition of Scottish Iandscapists.
I THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Thurs I().3()am-8pm; Fri/Sat I().3()am—5.30pm; Sun noon-5pm.
Taking Form Until 22 Jul. Drawing together the diverse work of eight UK- based artists. this exhibition explores the physical and conceptual nature of borders — including that between Scotland and
: England. Featured artists include
Glasgow‘s Claire Barclay and Tracy
I GALLERY 41 41 Dundas Street. 557 4569. Mon—Sat IO.30am—5.30pm. Reality Refracted Until Wed 5 Jul. Humorous surrealism by Michael Forbes. a young. self-taught artist from the Highlands.
Mixed Exhibition Sat 8 Jul—2 Aug. Watercolours by Sarah McLaren. oils by Catriona Campbell and other gallery artists. plus jewellery. ceramics. wood. sculpture and prints.
I HANOVER FINE ARTS 22a Dundas Street. 556 2181. Mon—Fri l().30am-6pm;
l Sat IOam—Apm. 1 Mixed Exhibition Sat 142 Jul. Highland
and Spanish landscapes. gardens and still ‘ Iifes from Regina Fernandes. Marlena E Frick. Fiona Stevenson and John Watling. 1 Also. sculpture. jewellery. wooden boxes i and prints. I I KINGFISHER GALLERY 5 3 Northumberland Street Lane North West.
557 5454. Tue-Sat llam~4.3()pm. Summer Exhibition Fri 3() Jun—2i Jul. Recent watercolours by distinguished academician William Littlejohn. sculpture by Simon Manby and Mexican silver jeweller '.
I THE MATTHEW ARCHITECTURE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. Department of Architecture. 20 Chambers Street. 650 2342. Mon—Fri I()am—4.3()pm.
I The Summer Show Until 14 Jul. Selected
work by students froth the architecture department at the University of Edinburgh.
I NAPIER UNIVERSITY 61 Marchmont Road. 444 2266. Mon—Thurs 9am—8pm; Fri 9am—4pm; Sat/Sun 10am—4pm.
1995 BA (Hons) Photography, Film and TV Show Until Fri 30 Jun. The fruits of a year‘s work by filth and television students at Napier University.
I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George [V Bridge. 226 453 l. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Money Matters: The Bank of Scotland 1595-1995 Until 24 Sept. After 300 years of financial service. the Bank of Scotland is the oldest commercial bank in the UK. This exhibition chronicling its progress is usually housed in the Bank itself. attracting thousands of visitors each year. and is now on long-term loan to the National Library.
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat I()am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Home of a fine collection of works. from the Renaissance to Post-lmpressionism. including Velazquez. El Greco. Rembrandt. Gainsborough. Degas. Van Gogh and the Scottish Colourists. English Watercolours From The
Permanent Collection Room VIII. Until 16 Jul. A rare showing for some of the Gallery's magnificent collection of English watercolours. usually under wraps for conservation reasons. Included are Paul Sandby's Hm‘xt' It‘uir 0n Bruntrﬁeltl Links ( 1750) and John Sell Cotman's 'I'lit' Shut/y Paul.
I NETHERBOW 43—45 High Street. 556 9579. Mon—Sat I()am—4.30pm.
Arabella Crum Ewing and Sheila Giendinning Sat l—29 Jul. Illustrations by Ewing. accompanying a book of proverbs about birds. plus soft ground etchings by Glendinning. based on sculptures by Ewing.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75—79 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri [Oath—6pm; Sat lOam—4pm.
Correlation Until 9 Aug. Jewellery by Julie Robertson.
Mixed Exhibition Until Thurs 13 Jul. Paintings by George Donald including Nine 'I'rttns/tnitnis Front The Chinese and ceramics by Anna and Sarah Noel.
I OVERSEAS HOUSE Royal ()verseas League. Landings Gallery. 100 Princes Street. 225 1501. Mon—Sun I()am—6pm. Stephanie Sampson Until Fri 30 Jun. Paintings and drawings from Canada-born artist Stephanie Sampson.
I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 I91 1. Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm. Olivier Richon: The Hunt Until 29 Jul. ()livier Richon‘s large-scale colour photographs borrow conventions from classical painting. exploring themes as diverse as morality. servitude and mourning. This exhibition of his work comments on the question of imitation.
I OUEEH’S HALL Clerk Street. 668 3456. Mon—Sat I()am—5pm.
New Art From Kazan Mon 3—29 Jul. Paintings frotn a group of artists who attended the Kazan High School of Fine Art and now live in Kazan Tatarstan.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Inverleith Row. 552 7171. Mon—Sun 10am-5pm. Flora Of China inverleith House. Until 23 Jul. China has one of the world's richest floras. with an eighth of all known plant species. but the effects of rapid population growth are threatening many of them. This exhibition explores the nation's flora. Part of the International Science Festival. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 667i. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. £1.50 (75p).
169th Annual Exhibition Of The Royal Scottish Academy Until Sat 8 Jul. The annual feast of the best of Academy art includes sculpture by David Mach and Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. plus work by Elizabeth Blackadder and RSA president William Baillie.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY i6 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon-Fri I()am—6pm; Sat I()am—4pm.
Summer Exhibition Of Gallery Artists Mon 10 Jul—5 Aug. A seasonal platform for gallery artists. plus paintings by Janice Gray and jewellery by Simone ten Hompel.
Sir Robin Philipson Memorial Exhibition Until Tue 4 Jul. An exhibition charting the remarkable career of one of Scotland’s most renowned painters. Also ceramics by John Maltby and watercolours and drawings by John Byrne.
I SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 892 l. Mon-Sat i()am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
From London Until 5 Sept. A powerful exhibition featuring work of six London artists — Francis Bacon. Lucian Freud. Leon Kossoff. Michael Andrews. Frank Auerbach and RB. Kitaj. Grab the chance to see the exhibition in its only UK venue. See feature.
William Crozier1897-1930 Until Sun 9 Jul. The first major exhibition of Crozier‘s work since a show itt 1931 following the artist‘s premature death at 33. Renowned for his landscape painting. he was a contemporary ofGillies. MacTaggart and Redpath. and was one of the most original
54 The List 30 Jun-13 Jul 1995