festival art


I THE DUNDAS STREET GALLERY 6a Dundas Street. 557 9363. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.

Ian Houston In Scotland Until 3| Aug. Landscape oil paintings by artist Ian Houston. inspired by visits to the Western Isles of Scotland.

I DUNEDIN GALLERY 6 Hillside Street. 557 3753. Tue—Fri I lam—6pm: Sat Ham—4.30pm.

The landscape Mix Until 23 Aug. Paintings and prints by this established contemporary artist who draws inspiration front the landscapes of the Austrian Alps. the Highlands of Scotland and Southern Spain.

I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 22l 6(X10. Mon—Sun 10am-5pm. Festival Exhibitions Sun I I—3I Aug. Five diverse shows fiII ECA's galleries and studios this Festival: Prayer And Despair (see photography )2 Poetry DI Place: The Art or William Geissler (1894-1963). a retrospective of landscape paintings and drawings by this lesser~kttown contemporary of Gilles: Networking. contemporary Scottish paintings. sculpture. prints and drawings by eleven accomplished artists including Barbara Rae and Gordon Munro; Children’s Fringe Poster Competition. 200 of the best entries for this year's competition. won by Edinburgh schoolgirl Dawn Exley. and Postgraduate Students Work. painting. sculpture. tapestry and printmaking from the I996 Postgraduate degree shows.

I THE EDINBURGH GALLERY I8a Dundas Street. 557 5227. Mon—Fri llam—5pin; Sat I()am-Ipm.

The Edinburgh Show Part II Until 3| Aug.

A wide selection of diverse paintings by

Gallery artists. including Karen McIntyre. Joyce Cairns. Andrew Fitzpatrick. Geoffrey Squire. Martin Churchill. Hugh McIntyre and more. The Edinburgh Show Part I. a major exhibition ofcontemporary paintings. can be seen at The Merchant Company Hall. 22 Hanover Street until l7


I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Tue—Sat l0am—6pm.

Henry Moore Until 7 Sept. Best kiloer for his sculpture. Moore had other talents. and this exhibition ofcollographs. lithographs and etchings features some important examples from each stage of his printmaking career. All works are for sale. ranging from a few hundred to several thousand pounds.

I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY STAFF CLUB Chambers Street. Mon—Sat 9am—lam. Visions Gt Six Until 14 Sept. Paintings and drawings by four women artists. all in their final year at Edinburgh College of An.

I EDINBURGH ZOO Entrance Complex. Corstorphine Road. 334 9I7 I. Mon—Sat 9am—6prn; Sun 9.3()arn—6pm.

Tall Tales From The Zoo Until 6 Sept. Exuberant and humorous watercolour paintings by artist-in-r'esidence at the zoo. Janice Gray.

I THE ELEPHANT HOUSE 2 I George IV Bridge. Info: 0385 790465.

The Blackbird’s Song Sal Ill—3| Aug. An exhibition of paintings by artist Carol Carstairs who makes strong use of colour. texture and light.

I ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION 23 Atholl Crescent. 229 I528. Mort—Sat l()amv—5pm. Scottish Art 1995 Until 3| Atrg. The ESU present a varied selection of paintings by Scottish artists for their I996 Festival exhibition.

I FIRTH GALLERY 35 William Street. 225

Festival Exhibitions:

Prayer and Despair

Poetry of Place The Art of William Geissler


Open 11 - 31 August

New Photographic Work by Pradip Malde

Contemporary Painting, Sculpture, Drawing 6’ Printmaking

Children’s Fringe Poster Competition

Postgraduate Painting, Tapestry, Printmaking, Sr Sculpture

10am - 5pm Festival Cafe open daily Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF Tel: 0131 221 6032

The College aims to promote student creativity in the Arts and the Environment

Edi nbu rgh COLLEGE of ART



Admission Free


The first major survey of contemporary painting from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong


45 Market St, Edinburgh Tel. 0131—225 2383

Open Tuesday~Saturday 10.30 ant—5.30 pm, Sunday 12—5 pm Extended opening hours for Edinburgh International Festival (11—31 August): open 7 days, 10.30 am—7 pm. ADMISSION FREE


2196. Tue—Fri I lam—5pm: Sat Ham—4pm.

Beaujolais Landscapes Until ll) Aug. Seasonal paintings by artist Robert Innes. capturing the varied colours and textures of the French landscape throughout the year. The Festival At The Firth Tue I3—3 I Aug. A vibrant Collection of oils. watercolours and collages by six women artists.

I FRONTIERS GALLERY 25-1 Canongate. Royal Mile. 556 279i. Mon—Sat l()am—6pm; Stilt l—()pl11.

Scottish Painters Until 9 Sept. An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Jacqueline Power. Nancy McKenzie and Roanne Grixoni.

I THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. Until I I Atth Tue—Sat l0.3()am—5.3()pm: II—3I Aug: Mon—Sun l().30am—7pm.

Reckoning With The Past Until 28 Sept. Contemporary painting by fifteen artists from three centres of Chinese culture China. Hong Kong and Taiwan highlighting the diversity of work produced within different social and political systems.

I GALERIE MIRAGES 46a Raeburn Place. 3I5 2603. Mon—Sat l()am—5.3()pnt. Festival Exhibition Until 6 Sept. A w ide collection of ethnic and designer

jewellery made from a variety of

materials including amber. pearl and marble. plus textiles. furniture. glass. iron and ceramics inspired by the Taj Mahal and Moghul art.

I GALLERY 41 4| [)undas Street. 557 4569. Mon—Sat “lam—5.30pm.

Festival Exhibition Until 4 Sept. Contemporary jewellery. ceramics. glass. wood. automated toys and sculpture by over 50 invited artists.

I HANOVER EIHE ARTS 22a Dundas Street. 556 2 ISI. Mon-Fri I().3()am—6pnt;

At rest: a drawing by Brian Folcilt at the Scottish Gallery

Sat l()ant-4pm.

12th Summer Festival Exhibition Until 3| Aug. Paintings by over 60 contemporary artists from around the world. including Brazil. China. India. Russia and the USA. as well as work by a wide range of Scottish artists. from recent graduates to experienced artists.

I HAMILTON 8t INCHES 87 George Street. 225 4898. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (Sat 9.30am).

The Nation’s llevv Silver Until 23 Attg. The first Scottish showing of this major collection of modern silver. commissioned by The Silver Trust for use in government houses such as It) Downing Street.

I ISTITUTD ITALIANO DI CULTURA X2 NicoIson Street. 668 2232. Mon—Fri I()am—5pm.

Alighiero E. Boetti Until 30 Aug. The first





Jimmy l-on le's Iirst l-ringe Sculpture lixhibition in 30 years. In two sections, it portrays; ‘l'he Streets \\ here I l.i\etl' and "file \\ar Zorn".

.\ [)(HH‘I‘iIlI and mocative experience -

not to be missed!

August 5 - 3|, IOam - 6pm.(not Suns)

at Demarco European Art Foundation, St Mary’s School, 3 York Lane/Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3HY

Tel :Ol3l 557 0707. Entry free.

BB The List 9-I5 Aug I996