ART listings

Nautical but nice: Boat Race by Jock Maclnnes: part of the Summer Exhibition of

Contemporary Scottish Paintings at the Open Eye Gallery. Edinburgh

ART LISTINGS continued



Market Street. 529 3993. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.

Roots - The African Inheritance In Scotland Until l2 Jul. An exploration of the history and presence ofAfrican. Caribbean and people 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 of the Scotland/Africa 97 festival.

Broad Bay Until l9 Jul. A collaboration between poet Ian Stephen and artist David Cireenall taking as its theme the I-Iebrtdean island of Lewis and its maritime traditions. Greenall is exhibiting a group of paintings inspired by Stephen's brief poetns. Also additional work by both artists including paintings. photographs and sculptural elements. Gifted Until l9 .llll. A selection of works acquired through the Jean F. Watson Bequest Fund featuring a cross-section of paintings. drawings. photographs. prints and sculpture. Artists inciude J.D. Ferguson. Sir William McTaggart and Joan Eardley.

Margaret Mellis Until 23 Jul. A retrospective exhibition looking at the career of Margaret Mellis. who was closely associated with the development of the St Ives School ill the 40s. Work on show ranges from early collages and colour structure paintings of the 60s to more recent constructions made from driftwotxl and found objects. See preview.

COLLECTIVE GALLERY 22-28 Cockburn Street. 220 l26(). Tue—Sat Ham-5.30pm.

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TR808: Club Culture Until 19 Jul. Large-scale photographs taken inside clubs. karaoke videos. club fiyers. vinyl. paperbacks. music and books by Maria Cook. Jeremy Deller. Wendy House. Sam Oakley. Simon Payne. Graham Ramsay and Ako Sasao.

Outdoor Room Until 19 Jul. Jenny Brownrigg turns the Project Room into a quiet space for the contemplation of artificial nature.


Grindlay Court Centre. Grindlay Street Court. 229 794 l. Mon—Thur 9am—4.30pm; Fri 9am—2.30pm; Sat-Sun noon-4pm.

Radi 8 Until 27 Jul. A collaboration between the work of Kevin O’Donnell and the music of Marcus. which combine to challenge the space of the gallery. re- forging links between the visual arts and music.


3 Doune Terrace. 225 7l89. Mon—Fri 10am-5pm.

After-Image Until l6 Jul. Michael Buchwald’s exhibition of computer- graphic adaptations of 25 portraits from the Danish National Portrait Gallery. complementing The Face OfDenmm'k exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 22l 6000. Mon—Thu l0am—8pm; Fri-Sun 10am—5pm. Present Tense: Photoworks From South Africa Until 31 Jul. To coincide with the Scotland/Africa 97 festival. a collection of photographs from twenty artists from Durban and Johannesburg. The exhibition offers the opportunity of seeing a selection of works rich in their exploration of media and ideas. presenting fresh approaches to portraiture. the landscape and new

perspectives on the traditional histories of

South African art and culture.


18a Dundas Street. 557 5227. Mon—Fri Ham—5 m; Sat IOam—lpm.

Shelia mott Until 12 Jul. Italian landscape paintings.

Mike Coutts Until I2 Jul. Floral

aintings. Elugh Oodd Thu 17 Jul—Sat 2 Aug. Golfing landscapes. EDINBURGH NEW TOWN CONSERVATION COMMITTEE l3a Dundas Street. 557 5222. Mon—Fri

9am— I pm; 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 9171. Mon-Sat 9am—6pm: Sun 9.30am—6pm.

Focal Plains Until ll Jul. Tom Craig's photographic portrait of an African


35 William Street. 225 2 I96. Tue—Fri Ilam—5pm; Sat l lam-2pm.

Paintings From Southern France Sat 12 Jul—Sat 9 Aug. Andrew Walker's paintings created during his stay in Languedoc in the Roussillon region of France.


45 Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat l().30am-5.30pm; Sun noon—5pm.

Bill Viola: Fire. Water, Air Until 26 Jul. Two video/sound installations from one ofthe leading artists working in this medium. The Messenger is a large-scale projection piece which shows the figure ofa man gradually emerging from the depths of a pool of water. and The

C mssing shows two simultaneous projections of a tnan walking through a dark space towards the viewer.


22a Dundas Street. 556 2 I8 I. Tue--l-'ri l0.3()am—6pm; Sat l0am—4pm. Mountains And Remote Places Until l9 Jul. Annual mixed exhibition by selected gallery artists depicting mountains. sea and remote landscapes. interspersed with still life. flowers and other subject matter.


5 Northumberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Tue—Sat l lam—4.30pm.

Clare Wardman Until 25 Jul. New abstract paintings.

Paintings From France Until 25 Jul. Tom Watt‘s liver. colourful market and country scenes.

William Landles Until 25 Jul. Bron/e sculpture featuring figurative and new abstract works.


65 The Shore. 553 5255. Tue-Iii Ham—6pm; Sat Ham—4pm.

Icons Until l2 Jul. New works by award- winning Dundee artist Angus McEwan coinciding with the hand-over of Iloitg Kong to China.

MATTHEW ARCHITECTURE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. Department of Architecture. 20 Chambers Street. 650 2342. Mon—Fri I()am—4 m.

Summer Exhibition 0 Student Work Until ll Jul. Annual exhibition of diploma student design work.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 892 l. Mon—Sat l0am~5pm; 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 together with works

on loan which include a portrait of Lee Miller created in 1937 and a l940s portrait of Picasso‘s mistress Dora Maar. not previously exhibited before in Britain.

Contemporary Botanical Painting From The Shirley Sherwood Collection Until I3 Jul. This exhibition will be held in the gymnasium behind the gallery. In celebration of the arrival of spring. a collection of over 35 botanical paintings and drawings from the collection of Shirley Sherwood. Rory McEwan. Francesca Anderson and Margaret Mee are among the featured artists.

Surrealism And After: The Gabrielle Keiller Collection Until 9 Nov. Gabrielle Keiller. who died in December I995. left her outstanding collection of modern art to the gallery. There are over 136 paintings. sculptures. prints and drawings. including major works by Francis Bacon. Salvador Dali. Max Ernst. Man Ray and Yves Tanguy.

Matthew Dalziel And Louise Scullion Until l4 Sep. A video installation by two young Scottish artists who have been working together since the early l990s. Their work has clear references to the sea and landscapes of north-east Scotland. where they live.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 892 l. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

The home of a fine collection of works from the Renaissance to Post— lmpressionism. including Rembrandt. Degas and Van Gogh plus Antonio Canova's beautiful sculpture The Three Graces. in residence at the gallery until I999.

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge. 226 453l. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm.

Captured Shadows Until 28 Sep. 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 19th century. See preview. page 68.


Queen Street. 556 8921 Mon—Sat l()am—5pm; Stilt 2—5pm. A stunning collection of portraits of famous faces from the l6th century to the present day. plus the national photography collection. The Face Of Denmark Until 31 Aug. £3 (£2). This exhibition runs successively with its Danish counterpart. at which Scottish portraits will be shown in Denmark. Danish portraits being exhibited in Edinburgh date from I754 and include masterpieces by Jens Juel. Christen Kobke and sculptor Bertel Thorwaldsen. See preview. page 68.


75—-79 Cumberland Street. 557 l()2(). Mon «liri l(lam»-6pm: Sat 10am—4pm. Summer Show Sat l2 Jul—Thu 7 Aug. Paintings by 40 invited artists.

Alison Gautrey Sat 12 Jul-Thu 7 Aug. Contemporary ceramics.

Philippa Crawford Until 7 Aug.

Contemporary jewellery.


Patriothall Studios. off48 Hamilton Place. 225 I289. Mon -l:'ri noon—5pm; Sat—Sun noon—6pm.

Lughnasa Fri l l~-\\’ed 23 Jul. Paintings and light pieces by Alan Kilpatrick.


43 Candlemaker Row. 220 [9| 1. Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm.

John Goto: The Framer’s Collection Until 26 Jul. New series of large-scale. digitally constructed photographs differing in their mediums. styles and contents. The pictures are composed from a range of visual material and incorporate a wide range of historical references. See preview.

PRINTMAKERS' WORKSHOP 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Tue—Sat l()am~6pm.