festival art


Exhibitions are listed alphabetically by venue. Art listings are compiled by Kelly McMenarnin. For details of exhibitions in Glasgow see pages 98-99.


I ARTBANN GALLERY Freemason's Hall. 96 George Street. 225 5304. Mon—Fri lOam—Spm; Sun 10am— 1 pm.

Alexander Coudie Until 31 Aug. The distinguished Scottish painter plucks Burns’ famous poem 'Tam O’Shanter‘ from the page and brings it to life on canvas in this. the bi-centenary year of the bard‘s death.

I ATELIER 29 Howe Street. 558 1962. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

oeirdre Edwards Until 29 Aug. An exhibition of new oil paintings by Edinburgh-based artist Deirdre Edwards. depicting the trees and facades of Edinburgh’s New Town and the sculpture and gardens of Northern Portugal.

I BEDLAM TIIEATRE 1 lb Bristo Place. 225 9873.

Connie Fairbairn Until 24 Aug. Costume designs by Edinburgh College of Art graduate Connie Fairbairn.

I ROURNE FINE ART 6 Dundas Street. 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat

10am— 1 pm.

Arthur Melville 1855-1904 Until 31 Aug. Organised in conjunction with The Fine Art Society. London. the gallery present a colourful collection of 70 oils and watercolours by the 19th century artist Arthur Melville.

Keeley Halswelle 1822-1891 Until 31 Aug. Paintings by Halswelle created


during his time living in Rome. Also on show. a selection of recent pottery by William Plumptre.

I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am— 1 pm.

Fifty Scottish Artists Until 30 Aug. The Calton Gallery joins in the 50th Festival celebrations with this wide range of paintings and sculpture by 50 Scottish artists including John Knox. F.C.B. Cadell. William MacGeorge and John Maclauchlan Milne.

I CENTRAL LIBRARY Fine Art Library. George 1V Bridge. 443 0946. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm; Sat 9am—1pm.

Andrew Gilchrist Until 30 Aug. Recent landscape and still life paintings by artist Andrew Gilchrist. inspired by the Forth estuary.

I TIIEy CRESSEL GALLERY Moray House College Royal Mile. 556 8455. Mon- Sat 10.30am—4.30pm.

Festival Exhibition Until 30 Aug. An exhibition of paintings. prints. ceramics. sculpture. embroidery and jewellery by members of the Chessel Group and friends

I CITY ART CENTRE Market Street 3993. Mon— Sat 10am—5.30pm; Sun noon—5pm. £3 (£2).

Gateway To The Silk Road Until 5 Get. A

major collection of historical relics from


Xi'an in China (twinned with Edinburgh).

featuring intricate silver work. ceramics. sculpture. gold and bronze works. much of which has never been seen outside China before.

Christina Robertson Until 5 ()ct. Paintings by the 19th century Scottish portrait painter. who had a successful career in Europe before moving to Russia to paint members of the Russian court. Heartland Until 5 ()ct. Twentieth century


Scottish landscape art by William McTaggart. the Scottish Colourists and many more.

I LEONE COCNBURN ARTIST'S AGENT 2| Dean Park Mews. 343 2840. Mon—Fri l—5.30pm; Sat 11am—2pm.

Sally 0y|er Until 24 Aug. Colourful paintings of the landscape and wildlife of Scotland. the West Indies and Peru by Gray‘s School of Art graduate Sally

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I yCOLLECTIVE GALLERY 22- 28 Cockburn Street. 220 1260. Tue- Sat Ham—5 30pm. Terry Atkinson: Histories, Biographies, Collaborations 1958-1996 Until 31 Aug. A retrospective of work by artist Terry Atkinson. a founder member of the Art and Language Group. and champion of the conceptual artform.

Regeneration Until 30 Aug. A collaborative project between Collective Gallery and the Eastern General Hospital. Be-er Monsta Tue 3 Sept. 8pm. Free. An evening of video works by young artists from Scotland. England and Australia. where. as expected. beer will be served. I CONTACT GALLERY Grindlay Court Centre. Grindlay Street Court. 221 0721. Mon—Thurs 9am—3.30pm; Fri 9am—2.45pm.

Stone, Oil and Water Until 4 Sept. An exhibition ofdrawings and mixed media paintings by Marian Crowe. Jennifer Macl.eod and others. created during workshops with artist Miriam Vickers.

I CREELERS 3 Hunter Square. 220 4447. Painting By Colour Until 30 Sept. Vibrant mixed-media paintings and oil on glass by Caroline Hunter and John Hunt.

I CYBERIA 84—88 Hanover Street. 220 4403. Mon-Sun Ham—midnight.

Brent And Jules Festival Exhibition Until 6 Sept. Interesting new figurative work by two young artists covering the somewhat

diverse subject matters of goldfish and African culture.

I OANISR CULTURAL INSTITUTE 3 Doune Terrace. 225 7189. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm; Sat noon—2pm.

Wily liansen Until 2| Sept. A selection of paintings by one of Denmark‘s most esteemed contemporary artists. who won the Guggenheim Award in 1960 and has exhibited at major venues around the world. I OEMARCO EUROPEAN ART FOUNDATION St Mary' s School. 3 York Lane/Albany Street. 557 0707. Mon—Sat 11am—6pm; Sun 2-6pm.

Festival Exhibitions Until 3| Aug. There‘s a veritable feast of art at Demarco‘s this year. highlights include recent bronzes by Jimmy Boyle; Manresa. a ‘homage to Joseph Beuys'; a multi- media exhibition of contemporary Bulgarian art; an installation by German artist U We Claus and a group show by sculptors Kevin [)agg. George Wyllie and Gillian Murray (see Calton Hill). plus much. much more.

I TIIE OUNOAS STREET GALLERY 6a Dundas Street. 557 9363. Mon-Sat l()am—6pm.

Ian Houston In Scotland Until 31 Aug. Landscape oil paintings by artist Ian Houston. inspired by visits to the Western Isles of Scotland.

I OUNEOIN GALLERY 6 Hillside Street. 557 3753. Tue—Fri l 1am-6pm; Sat

1 lam-4.30pm.

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

I EOINBURGII COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 221 6000. Mon-Sun 10am—5pm.

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