Female Model by Vilhelm Lundstrom 1930
Spanning two centuries, six generations of artists and four floors of Edinburgh’s City Art Centre is a vast exhibition of Danish art, the first of its kind to visit Britain. Starting at the Golden Age, visitors are taken on a journey that spans Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism finally arriving at what the shows curators call the ‘contemporary contemporary’ room. As well as painting, there’s also an impressive array of ceramics, glass and silverware.
From the Golden Age to the Present Day at City Art Centre until 30 Sept.
Plus a selection ofcontemporary Scottish paintings.
I OUEEN’S HALL (‘Ierk Street. 668 3-156. Mon Sat 10am-‘5pm.
New Art From Kazan Until 2 Sept. Paintings from a group of six artists who attended the Kazan Iliin School of Fine Art and now live in Kazan. 'I‘atarstan. part of the fornter Soviet Union.
Mapping Wed 6 30 Sept. New paintings. drawings and prints by Edinburgh College of Art graduate Jacqueline F. Kerr. inspired by visual representations of the city both past and present.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY Princes Street. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Suit 11am 6pm.
The Jerwood Painting Prize Until 3 Sept. This annual art award brings together the best of Britiin contemporary painting and is the biggest of its kind, with a £30,000 pri/e. This year's shortlisted artists are Stephen Buckley. Patrick Caullield. Maggi lIambling. Callum lanes and Karl \\'eschke. with the winner announced on 20 September.
I SCOTTISH AEROSOL ART COLLECTIVE ('ornct'stone Cafe. Corner of Princes Street/Lotltian Road. Mott-Sun
9.30am—‘).30pnt. Youth Cafe. 6 Victoria 'I‘errace. Mon—Fri l0atit—4pm; Mon/Wed 6- 10.30pm; Fri 6-<| Iprn.
Working Under Pressure Until 2 Sept. World-renowned exponents of the art of spray-painting from Europe and America combine to enlighten arid inform people of the legitimacy of this contemporary art form through the use of underlying social. political and environmental themes.
I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY I6 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
Barbara Rae Until 6 Sept. Watercolours and coloured etchings from one of Scotland‘s fittest contemporary painters. Pltts sculpture by Christie Brown and jewellery by Susan Cross.
I SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 550 8921. Mon—Sal 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. From London Until 5 Sept. Don't miss the only UK showing of this powerful exhibition of figurative work by six London artists -— Francis Bacon. Lucian Freud. Michael Andrews. Frank Auerbach. Leon Kossoff and R. B. Kitaj. See Lectures.
I SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Stilt l 1am—5pm. Richard and Maria Cosway - Regency Artists 0f Taste And Fashion Until 22 ()ct. A remarkable array of treasures frotn miniatures. jewellery and snuff boxes. to portrait drawings. engravings and oil paintings by. of. or belonging to one of the most fascinating and glamorous artistic couples from 18th century Europe.
I JOHN STEPHENS FINE ART 2a St Vincent Street. 557 6-174. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm: Sat IOuIII—4pllt.
Glasgow Girls and Great Women Artists of Edwardian Scotland Until 2 Sept. Paintings and decorative art by a remarkable group of female artists from the turn of the century. known as The Glasgow (fir/x. contrasted with major works by their contemporaries in Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
I STUDIO ONE 10 Stafford Street. 226 5812. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Still 2—5pm. Paradise And Flowers Until 2 Sept. Bold. original and vivid images of tropical rainforests and their wildlife by Borneo- born artist Lulu Wong Taylor.
I TALBOT RICE GALLERY The University of Edinburgh. ()Id College. South Bridge. 650 221 l. Tue—Sat 10am-5pm.
John Bellany Until 10 Sept. A two-part exhibition showing recent paintings by the artist and surveying his remarkable career as a print-maker. See lectures.
I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 5566366. Mon—Sat l lam—6pm. Mixed Exhibition Until 2 Sept. Recent paintings by Anne Anderson. Anne Gordon. Anne Mackintosh and Connie Simmers.
FESTIVAL Q ART
I EDINBURGH SCULPTURE WORKSHOP GALLERY Hawthorn Vale. Newltaven. 551 4490. Mon-Fri I()am~4pm; Sat Ihnn—3pnr
Physical l'ntil 2 Sept. Recent sculpture by John Hunter who explores the significance of everyday objects. and (‘iordon Munro whose work is inspired by the fatttily
Also on show is art exhibition of international artwork. all of which ltas been sent to the gallery by fax!
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND 'I'he Mound. 556 8921. Mon Sat 10am 6pm; Stilt I lam—6pm..
The Three Graces L'ntil 8 ()ct. Antonio Canova's beautiful sculpture arrives irt Edinburgh. along with all surviving preparatory material used by the artist. See Lectures.
I CITYLAB 35 I)undas Street. 556 7822. Mon-Fri 8.30am—-5.30pm.
Degree Show Until IS Nov An exhibition of photography by final year students at Napier University.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 221 6000. Mon—Sun 10am-~5pm. Casablanca - Fragments d’imaginaire Until 2 Sept. Using a photograph of the city as a starting point. eleven Moroccan artists have each created an original work of art iii an attempt to break down the preconceptions and cliches of ‘The White City".
I GREY MARSHALL CHARTERED ARCHITECTS 23 Stafford Street. Mon—Sun I lam—6pm.
Victims of Conflict Until 2 Sept. Organised by Amnesty International. this exhibition of photographs by Theodore Liasi. illustrates the plight of those caught in some of the many war zones throughout the world.
I ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE S2 Nicolson Street. 668 2232. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm.
Periphanies Until 15 Sept. Photographer Roberto Bossaglia examines the idea of the ‘spreading city' with art exhibition of photos taken around tlte peripheries of Rome.
I PORTFOLIO GALLERY ~13 (‘andlentaker Row. 220 101 I. Mon-Sat 10am—5.30pm; Sun noon—4.30pm.
Andres Serrano Until 33 Sept. lintnletl The Morgue and Other Iliirkx, this should give you a fair idea of what to expect. The New York photographer is no stranger to controversy and ltis consistently challenging work makes for stimulating. if somewhat disturbing. viewing.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY Princes Street. 225 6671. Mon- Sat 10am 6pm: Sun I Iain-6pm.
Light From The Dark Room t'ntil 15 Oct.
A ground-breaking exhibition of Scottish photography contprising over 350 photographs. spanning 150 years. by 60 photographers both past and present. See Lectures.
I STILLS 23 Cockburn Street. 225 9876. Tue—Sat 1 Iam--6pm; Stilt noon—5pm. Wolfgang Tillmans t'ntil 23 Sept. With one foot planted firmly iit each of the traditionally divided camps of fashion and gallery-based photography. and his insistence that the personal and intimate are of public relevance. Tillmans has fast become one (if the decades most significant photographers.
I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 22-2S Cockburn Street. 220 1260.'I‘ue~Sat Ilamv6pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Spencer Finch Until 2 Sept. The first British solo show from this New York artist whose conceptually based minimal work deals with notions of colour. memory and perception.
I INSTITUT FRANCAIS D’ECOSSE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Sun 9.30am till late.
Kiuston Halle Until 15 Sept. Playful installations exploring the nature altd accumulation of information. images and the written word within the media. including a structure comprised of 10.000 Scotsman newspapers?
I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Ilarnilton Place. 226 5425. Mon-Sat 10am -5pm arid during performances.
Asparagus De Spud t'ntil 2 Sept. lnspnetl by traditional music hall. and constructed front cardboard cut-outs and Scrabble tiles. Eddie Farrell's latest creation is a fantastically absurd variety comedian named Billy Bennett. to whom there Is more than meets the eye.
I BLUE MOON GALLERY 36 Brotlgliton Street. 557 091 1. Mon Stlti
Savaged Until 3 Sept. Qtleersisterhood Prtxluctions present a mulli-media show by artists and designers Dewar. (it'lerson. Holden and Manning. all of whom have a long-running relationship with Edinburgh's clubland.
I C Venue 1‘). Royal ()ver-Seas House. 100 Princes Street. 225 1501. Mon Stilt 11;trrt«Sprit.
More Than White Walls Until 2 Sept. A unique exhibition of contemporary arts from sculpture and ceramics to paintings and jewellery. including some vibrant still life paitttings which apparently ‘can't be overlooked' and a mind-boggling comic sculpture entitled "I‘hree \\'illies' -- should be interesting.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Laurislon
can iers Ilns ‘ BEEN BlAfIlflISTElI.
TIh' I igf 7‘ Attn-7 anr IOUS R7