ART listings EDINBURGH GALLERIES continued
Hans Christian Andersen: Life And Art l.',ntil 28 Jun. An exhibition telling the sl‘o‘r'y of the life and work of this world tamous author. who wrote over I50 fairy stories such as Tlte Ugly Duckling and The Emperor It New Clothes. The show is illustrated with photographs, books. a wonderful collection of his borne-made books. papercuts and drawings. most of which have never been seen before in Britain.
Roots — The African Inheritance In Scotland Until 12 Jul. An exploration of the history and presence of African. Caribbean and peoples of African/ Caribbean descent in Scotland from the 16th century to the l990s. The show draws the attention of Scots to a heritage shared with black people. Themes and topics include early travel. trade. education and family life. Part ofthe Scotland/Africa 97 Festival. See preview and Lectures & Events.
22—28 Cockburn Street. 220 I260. Tue—Sat l lam-5.30pm.
Pheromone Link Sat 3| May—2i Jun. Pick out your perfect partner through the sense of smell in Clara Ursitti‘s sniff your way to romance. See Lectures & Events. Paul Carter Wed 28 May-7 Jun. Work in the Project Room comes from Paul Carter.
8 Voices Wed 1 I—2I Jun. Sound installation by Calum Stirling.
Grindlay Court Centre. Grindlay Street Court. 221 072I. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm (2.30 m Fri).
Idea Homes Until 12 Jun. Prints and woodcuts created by six participants during a workshop at Grindlay Court led by Ross Georgeson.
Craigmillar Castle Road. Mon—Sat 9.30am-6.3()pm; Sun 2—6.30pm. Visions Of Caledonia Sat 31 May—27 Jun. Photographic exhibition by Chris Dorman with a selection of Scottish landscapes and historical ﬁgures enhanced by ﬁltration. Also hand-tinted works.
THE EDINBURGH GALLERY
I8a Dundas Street. 557 5227. Mon-Fri
I lam-5pm; Sat IOam—Ipm.
Andrew Fitzpatrick Sat 31 May—l7 Jun. Figurative paintings from Andrew Fitzpatrick.
Wilma Dunbar Sat 3t May—l7 Jun. Semi-abstract landscapes.
EDINBURGH NEW TOWN CONSERVATION COMMITTEE
l3a Dundas Street. 557 5222. Mon—Fri 9am—lpm; 2—5pm.
Unexecuted Designs Until Dec 97. A continuing series of small exhibitions showing plans and drawings of projects for the New Town. which by luck or misfortune were never executed.
Entrance Gallery. Corstorphine Road. 334 9I7 I. Mon—Sat 9am—6pm; Sun 9.30am—6 m
Focal Plains Until I I Jul. Tom Craig‘s photographic portrait of an African
THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY
45 Market Street. 225 2383. Tue~Sat lO.30am-5.30pm; Sun noon-5pm. About Vision Until 3| May. A selection of the best new British paintings in the l990s by nineteen artists including work by Callum Innes. Lisa Milroy. David Austen. Jane Harris. Chris Foil and Fiona
Bill Viola: Fire, Water, Air Sat 7 Jun-26 Jul. Two video/sound installations from one of the leading artists working in this media. The Messenger is a large-scale projection piece which shows the figure of a man gradually emerging from the depths of a pool of water. and The Crossing shows two simultaneous projections of a man walking through a dark space towards the viewer. See preview and Lectures & Events.
4I Dundas Street. 557 4569. Mon—Sat I0.30am—5.30pm.
Catriona Campbell Until 4 Jun. New paintings by Catriona Campbell. Simone Lyon Until 4 Jun. Ceramic sculptures by Simone Lyon.
Jeff Soan Until 4 Jun. New creations by Jeff Soan.
32 Shandwick Place. 225 915I. Mon—Wed 9am—5.30pm: Thurs 9am—7pm; Fri 9am—5.3()pm; Sat 9am—6pm; Sun I I.30am—5.30pm. Edward Fellows Until 6 Jun. Wall-based sculptural reliefs made up ofdifferent components offering the chance for play and rearrangement. See preview.
HANOVER FINE ARTS
22a Dundas Street. 556 2 I8 I. Tue—Fri l0.30am—6pm; Sat l()am—4pm.
Mixed Exhibition by Gallery Artists Tue 3—2l Jun. Artists from Scotland and abroad exhibit a wide range of subject matter in a variety of media.
INSTITUT FRANCAIS D'ECOSSE
l3 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri l0am—6.30pm; Sat
lOam— I .30pm.
L’Esprit De La Foret - Les Pygmées Aka Until 7 Jul. In celebration of the Scotland/Africa 97 season. a series of photographs by Bernard Descamps. taken in Africa between I993 and I996.
5 Northumberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Tue—Sat Ham-4.30pm.
Looking Around Fri 30 May—20 Jun. Broad and vibrant paintings by Francis Boa . mainly of landscapes.
Stil Life And Portraits Fri 30 May—20 Jun. Pastels and paintings by Anne Anderson.
Hamish Gilchrist Fri 30 May—20 Jun. Striking metal sculptures. mainly of animals.
MALCOLM INNES GALLERY
4 Dundas Street. 558 9544. MOII-I‘Ti l0am—6pm; Sat l()am—Ipm.
An Artist’s Map Of Scotland Until 3| May. The gallery‘s annual topographical exhibition of oil paintings. watercolours and prints of Scotland as portrayed by many of the leading names in Scottish Paintings of the 19th and 20th centuries. Artists include William Miller Frazer. Waller Hugh Paton. Arthur Perigal and David West.
FILMHOUSE CAFE BAR
Lothian Road. Daily llam—I lpm. Underexposed 97 Until 28 Jun. A photographic exhibition by students at Stevenson College in their first year of an HNI) in photography.
FIRTH GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 2l96. Tue—Fri
l lam—5pm; Sat I lam-2pm. Susan Woods Until 31 May. New
aintin s. [inda Mallet Fri 6 Jun—5 Jul. New work by Linda Mallet who takes her inspiration from the land and cultures derived from the land. landscape. myth and folklore.
BB THE LIST 30 May—12 Jun 1997
MATTHEW ARCHITECTURE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. Department of Architecture. 2() Chambers Street. 650 2342. Mon—Fri I()am—4.30pm.
Richard Murphy Architects Until l4 Jun. The practice is now established on a national and international stage after winning a succession of projects including the new Dundee Art Centre. This exhibition looks back on their early award winning domestic commissions. See Lectures & Events.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 892I. Mon—Sat lOam-Spm; Sun 2—5pm. An impressive collection of 20th century art. including
works by Picasso. Matisse. Moore. Hockney. Bellany. plus a selection of Dada and Surrealist paintings.
Picasso: Works From The Collection And Works On Loan Until 9 Nov. The Gallery's permanent collection of work by Picasso is on display plus works on loan. which include a portrait of Lee Miller created in I937 and a l94()s portrait of Picasso‘s mistress Dora Maar not previously been exhibited in Britain. Contemporary Botanical Painting From The Shirley Sherwood Collection Until I3 Jul. This exhibition will be held in the Gymnasium behind the Gallery of Modern Art. In celebration of the arrival of spring. a collection of over 35 botanical paintings and drawings from the collection of Shirley Sherwood. Rory Mcliwan. Francesca Anderson and Margaret Mee are among the featured artists.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 892 I. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Stilt 2-5pni.
The home of a fine collection of works from the Renaissance to Post- Impressionism. including Rembrandt. Degas and Van 00in plus Antonio Canova's beautiful sculpture The Three Graces. in residence at the gallery until I999.
Cassiano Dal Pozzo's Paper Museum: Drawings From The Royal Collection Until 8 Jtin. A fascinating display of drawings and watercolours. which were assembled in Rome by collector (‘assiano dal Pozzo in the first Iialf of the l7th century. The collection reflects the encyclopaedic range of interests of I)al Pozzo. who was at the ‘cutting edge' of scientific and antiquarian studies. On loan
from the Royal Library at Windsor Castle.
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge. 226 453 l. Mott -Sat l()am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Captured Shadows Sat I Jun-28 Sept. An exhibition looking at the work and life of Scots-born photographer John Thomson. who was one of the most important photographic artists of the l9ih century.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
Queen Street. 556 892I Mon—Sat l()am—5pm; Stiit 2—5pm. A stunning collection of portraits of famous faces from the 16th century to present day. plus the national photography collection.
A Home Of Signs And Wonders — Photographs 8y Owen Logan Until I Jun. ()ne of Scotland‘s leading contemporary photographers explores the religious culture of the people of (‘alabaiz Southern Nigeria. Logan's past work has focused on minority cultures in Britain. and in his new work he examines how indigenous religious beliefs iii Nigeria co-exist with Christianity. brought there by missionaries.
John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award 1996 Until I Jtiii. .-\ display of the outstanding entries in Britain‘s leading photographic portrait award.
OPEN EYE GALLERY
75—79 Cumberland Street. 557 l()2t). Mon—Fri l()aiii—6pm; Sat ltlam- 4pm. On Home Ground Sat 3 l -v l9 .lnn.
Landscape paintings by William “little of
Kilbarchan and Renfrewshire.
Michael Lythgoe Sat 3t. t9 .lun. Wooden scul itures.
Lynne Davi son Sat St W Jun. Recent paintings on a floral theme.
Jewellery Until l8 Jun. (‘oiiteiiiporai'y
jewellery by Rebecca llalstead.
PATRIOTHALL GALLERY Patriothall Studios. off-I8 Hamilton Place. 225 I289. Mon—Fri noon ~5pttll Sat-Sun noon—6piii.
Years Of Impressions 1962-1996 Until 4 Jun. A retrospective exhibition of work by Roy Wood featuring prints. drawings and paintings.
Geoflows Tue 6—I8 Itiii. New paintings by Ann McCluskey which explore the nature ofcreativity. using images from the natural world.
43 Candlemaker Row. 220 I9] I. Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm.
Interior Light Until 21 Jun. Lynn Silverman‘s series of photographs which construct a narrative sequence where domestic light sources such as desk and floor lamps and studio lamps are photographed in a variety of settings. See preview.
23 Union Street. 557 2479. Tue—Sat l()am—6pm.
Triple X Sat 3l May—28 Jun. An open submission exhibition for members of the printmakers workshop as it celebrates 30 years as Britain's first open access print studio.
Clerk Street. 668 2()l9. Mon—Sat l()am—5 m.
Interlu es Until 31 May. Works on hand-cast aper by Christine Heughan. Nocturna Obscura Until 31 May. Work by Graeme Craig-Smith which is stylistically diverse. inspired by diverse
Trees Mon 2—28 Jtiii. Julie Abrahams' drawings. paintings and use of different handmade paper and leaf embossment explores the rich and varied forms of trees. alongside a general understanding of astrological ideas.
58 St Stephen Street. 225 5558. Wed—Fri llt)0ll~5.3()plll; Sat I I.3()am—5pm. Summer Exhibition Sat 31 May—3i Jul. Paintings and prints by a group of leading Scottish contemporary artists. and an exhibition of cartoon and caricature by national cartoonists featuring among others. Matt of the Daily 'Ie/egrrip/t. Chris Wheeler of The Independent and Martin Rowson and Steve Bell of The (itttirrli'utt.
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN
Inverleith House. Inverleith Row. 552
7 I 7 I. Wed—Suit l()am—5 )m.
The Flora Of China An The Making Of The Pringle Chinese Collection Until I .lun. To celebrate the Royal Botanic‘s historical botanical links with China. as well as charting the development of the Pringle Chinese Collection. an exhibition with large. colourful transparencies of Chinese plants. landscape and culture hung from ‘waslttng lines”. The images were taken by botanists and liorticulturists from the Botanics during expeditions in previous years. The show also shows the work of the late l9th century and early 20th century plant hunters such as Fortune. Forrest. and I.udlow.
"Ram OVER-SEAS HOUSE
Landings (iallei'v. l()(l Princes Street.
225 150]. Mon «Sun l()aiii—(ipiit.
Michael John Shaw Until 6 Jtiii.
. Recent drawing aitd sketches iii pencil
I on paper. which are IUI'lIlc‘tl around three : important people in the artist's life.
ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY Princes Street. 225 667 I. Mon—Sat l()am—5pm; Sun 2-—5pm. £1.50 (75p).
; 171st Annual Exhibition Until 5 Jul.
? This annual show features the work of
many of Scotland's leading contemporary artists. sculptors. pi'iiitiiiakers and architects. namer Richard Murphy. Professor Gordon Benson (who has designed the new Museum of Scotland) and David Page. designer of (ilasgow's Italian Centre. THE SCOTTISH GALLERY l6 Dundas Street. 558 1200. Allin-FYI Itlaiii 6pm; Sat l()aiii-4pm. Alexandra Gardner tiniil 4 Inn. New paintings including still life. landscapes attd figurative paintings.
Scottish Silver I‘iitil 4 .Itiii. The work of coitteiiiporary silversmiths working in Scotland today is on show. as well as a historical section which looks back at the history of Scottish silverware. Janice Gray Mon 9 Jiiii---2 Jiil. New works on paper iising mixed media.