ART listings EDINBURGH MUSEUMS continued

Rennie Mackintosh bookcase. plus the chance to step back in time and re-Iive the fashions. music and pastimes of the 1950s. 60s. 70s and 80s.

The Ivy Wu Gallery This permanent gallery features a superb collection of artworks from China. Japan and Korea. with costumes. ceramics. furniture and prints. many of which are on show for the first time.

Shibata Zeshin Until Wed l Oct. In the Ivy Wu Gallery. a collection of rare Japanese Iacquerware by Shibata Zeshin. This display consists of works from the collection of Nasser I). Khalili.

Dreams Of Colour Until Mon 20 Oct. To accompany the Colours Of/lfricu exhibition. a display of banners by Somali artist Kinsi Abdulleh.

A Portrait Of The Somali People Until Sun 23 Nov. Photographs by Hamish Wilson taken during his time spent in Somalia as a journalist and photographer. capturing periods of both calm and conflict. .

Precious Cargo: Scots And The China Trade Until 4 Jan 98. An exhibition looking at three centuries of trade with China. told through a rich collection of objects including porcelain. silk. calico. car ets and furniture.

Co ours Of Africa Until 25 Jan 98. A collection of vividly coloured African textiles attd dress. Part Of Scotland/Africa 97.


lady Stair's Close. 529 4901. Mon—Sat lOam—6pm.l~‘eatures items relating to three Scottish writers: Robert Louis Stevenson. Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott.

Arthur Conan Doyle The Edinburgh Connection Until Sat 27 Sep. An exhibition looking at the life and work of the creator of Sherlock Holmes. the world‘s greatest fictional detective.


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Carberry Road. 0|3l 665 3488.

An Illustrated Book Of Psalms Sat 27 Sep—l8 Oct. Biblically inspired paintings by Michael Jessing. plus an illustration of the entire book of psalms. created over the past five years.



University of Stirling. 01786 46l08l. Tue—Sat noon—5pm.

Flood Tide: A Fresh Look At The Work Of Joan Eardley Until Sat II Oct. An exhibition showing the variety and scope of work by Joan Eardley. Among the landscapes. watercolours and linocuts. will be unseen examples of her work.


35 The Stirling Arcade. King Street. 01786 433129. Tue—Sat lOam—5.30pm. Battlefields Until Sat 1 1 Oct. The launch of Stirling's new contemporary art space.

sees a specially commissioned exhibition by Spanish artists Maria Bleda attd Jose Maria Rosa. marking the anniversary of the 700th Battle of Stirling Bridge.See review on page 84

lectures &



Children 1st Fri 12 Sep. 5—7pm. Phillips Scotland. 207 Bath Street. An auction of small artworks by a range of Scotland‘s

- best known artists including David

Shrigley. Ross Sinclair and limin Bates in aid of the Royal Society of Cruelty to Children.

Edinburgh West African Textiles: Tradition And The Twentieth Century Tue 16 Sep. lptn. Royal Museum Of Scotand. A lunchtime lecture to complement the Colours Of Africa exhibition. Creative Continuity Tue to Sep. 6.30pm. Royal Museum of Scotland. A lecture by Michael Wilford. Who Tells The Story? Scotland And The African Diaspora Tue 23 Sep. 12.45pm. Royal Museum Of Scotland. Lunchtime lecture complementing the Colours Of Africa exhibition. Jean-Jacques Rousseau Fri 26 Sep. 12.45pm. National Gallery Of Scotland. Colin Cruise talks about Allan Ramsay's paintin . Portrait Of Lee Miller Mon 29 Sep. 12.45pm. Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art. Ken Neil gives a talk on Picasso‘s painting. Raeburn‘s English Contemporaries Tue 30 Sep. 12.45pm. Royal Scottish Academy. A slide lecture with Judy Egerton. Statesmen Of The Great War Wetl l Oct. 12.45pm. Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Sir James Guthrie‘s painting is discussed by John Cooper. Deposition Fri 3 Oct. 12.45pm. National Gallery Of Scotland. Anabel Thomas puts Tintoretto‘s work under the spotlight. Alison Watt Sat 4 ()ct. 2pm. Fruitmarket Gallery. A chance to meet the artist currently exhibiting at the gallery. Max Ernst Showing A Young Girl The Head Of His Father Mon 6 ()ct. l2.45pm. Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art. Victoria Keller talks about Max Ernst's aintin . Sir Sandford Fleming, Chief Engineer Of The Canadian Pacific Railyway Wed 8 Oct. 12.45pm. Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Paul Rees discusses Edouard Lanteri's work.


See. Sense Until Sat 27 Sep. 10am—5pm. The mobile Travelling Gallery co- ordinated by Edinburgh's City Art Centre tours the centre with an exhibition exploring the senses of sight. sound. smell andtouch.



Fotofeis runs officially from Thu 9 Oct-Sun 9 Nov but many of the exhibitions are open for Ion er periods. See feature. Fotofeis listings compiled by Helen Monaghan.



30 Midland Street. 221 9736. Daily noon—10pm.

Coming Apart Thu 9 Oct—Sun 9 Nov. Scenario URBANO‘s piece mixes pornographic footage with narrative. focusing on the confusion and suicide of porn actor Alex South. who was traumatised by the decline of male power in the industry.

Cyberflesh Girlmonster Thu 9 Oct—Sun 9 Nov. Linda Dement's interactive CD-Rom installation takes a light-hearted look at extreme femininity from a feminist perspective. encompassing ideas about revenge. desire and violence.

Breastfeeding Thu 9 Oct-Sun 9 Nov. A video installation by performance artist Jordan McKenzie which shows two performers: a youth sitting on the knee of an elderly man who is sucking on the boy‘s nipple.

Flystrips Thu 9 Oct—Sun 9 Nov. Robert Hornsby’s installation consists of household flystrips created by the artist. combining a common commercial product with pornographic images taken from the internet.

Helmet Thu 9 Oct—Sun 9 Nov. Installation by Daniel Norton consisting of a video projection of a tnotorcycle crash interspersed with a body performance. The show investigates the erotics of the machine. of speed and of


Pollen Patch Thu 9 Oct—Sun 9 Nov. Robyn Stacey‘s work features 33 head- size images of poppies taken in extreme close-up.

RedEye Thu 9 Oct-Sun 9 Nov. New Xealand photographer. Ann Shelton uses a snapshot camera to take photographs of friends and members ofAuckland's art scene at home.


Castlemilk Shopping Centre. Castlemilk Arcade. 634 2603. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

Teenage Fathers Wed I—Thu 23 ()ct. Mandy Mclntosh's work features video and still imagery with text. exploring the issues of teenage fatherhood.

GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART Mackintosh Gallery. 167 Renfrew Street. 353 4500. Mon—Thu I()am—8.30pm; Fri 10am—5pm; Sat l0am—noon.

The Body In Contemporary Czech Photography Thu 25 Sep-Fri l7 Oct. An exhibition of photographs which looks at the human body as symbol.

Alison Watt: Fold (New Paintings 1996-97)

4 October | 15 November 1997

Dunard Fund.

Sponsored by the Scottish Arts Council and the

the fruitmarket gallery, bookshop and cafeteria 45 Market Street Edinburgh

forthcoming: Thomas Joshua Cooper. Opens 22 N0v.



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A mixed media exhibition in collaboration with the University of Witwatersrand

Supported by the Scottish Arts Council; British Council Visiting Arts: The South African High Commission: and Ryden International Friday l0 October - Saturday 8 November Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm TALBOT RICE GALLERY UNIVERSITY OF EDINBLRGH


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form or sexual allegory. The Czech artists are Michaela Brachtlova. Zdenek Lhotak. Michal Macku. Ivan Pinkava. Jan Saudek. and Tono Stano.

STREET LEVEL 26 King Street. 552 2151. Daily I Dam—5.30pm. New Work Thu 9 Oct—Sat 8 Nov. Ilse Haider‘s photographic images are taken frotn magazines and newspapers, pressed onto cotton buds and held in ridded aluminium sheets. ew Work Thu 9 Oct—Sat 8 Nov. A series of diptychs of found photographs. large metals and graphite/plaster panels by artist Eva Schlegel.


25 Albert Drive. 227 551 I. Wed-Sun noon—6pnt

The Lovers Until Sat 25 Oct. Interactive installation exploring our own physical morality and relationship with technology. created by the late Teiji Furuhashi‘s Kyoto-based artist group, Dumb T pe.

Untitle (The Diary Of Anne Frank) Until Sat 25 Oct. Last year. Jason E. Bowman rewrote the entire diary of Anne Frank in his own handwriting. and in this commissioned installation. Bowman continues his investigation of how The Diary. and Anne Frank herself has come to be understood as part of modern consciousness.



George IV Bridge. 225 5584. Mon-Fri 9am—9pm; Sat 9am—1pm.

Aspects Of Gender Mon 6 Oct—Sat 1 Nov. A community project with St Helen‘s Day Centre and The Action Group Camera Club looking at gender issues in health. education and the socialisation of people with learning disabilities.


Grindlay Court Centre. Grindlay Street Court. 229 7941. Mon—Thu 10am—4pm; Fri l()am—2.30pm. (Open frotn noon—4pm on Sat 18. Sat 25 ()ct & Sat

1 Nov).

Self Assessment Wed 8 Oct—Fri 7 Nov. An exhibition of itnages created through varied photographic techniques which looks at different aspects of the everyday life with a group of adults with learning disabilities.

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street. 556 8921 Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Eve Arnold: In Retrospect Until Sun 16 Nov. An exhibition of photography by one of the roost acclaitned 20th century photographers. which broke all attendance records at The Barbican last year. Subjects in the show range from political figures such as Malcolm X and Joe McCarthy to movie stars Marilyn Monroe and Joan Crawford.

Women In White: Photographs By Lady Hawarden Until Sun to Nov. A rare example of work by a woman photographer from the l860s. including 42 photographs. mainly of her daughters.


43 Candlemaker Row. 220 I911. Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm.

In Other Words Sat 4 Oct—Sat 8 Nov. Roger Palmer‘s black and white photographs created during visits to South Africa. Scotland and Newfoundland encourage the viewer to think about the history. politics and habitations of those places.

TRAVERSE THEATRE GALLERY Cambridge Street. 228 1404. Mon 10.30am—I 1pm; Tue—Sat 1().30am—midnight. Sun 6—1 lptn. Stolen Moments Sun 5 Oct—Sun 9 Nov. This show is part of a larger selection of work by William Yang. documenting the gay and lesbian subculture of Sydney.