ART listings

ART LISTINGS continued by photographs by Rufus Reade taken during a recent trip to Western Gujarat. NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND PATRIOTHALL GALLERY

The Mound, 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. An impressive collection of v orks from the Renaissance to Post-Imprr sionism, by artists including R: phael, Rembrandt, Titian, Poussin, Degas, Van Gogh and Monet along with work by 18th and 19th century Scottish artists. Recently returned to display is Trtian’s Diana And Callisto. Renaissance Master Bronzes From The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford: The Fortnum Collection Until Sun 5 Dec. Free. An impressive collection of bronzes, maiolica and other works of art from the collection of C.D.E. Fortnum (1820—1899)

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge, 226 4531. Mon-Fri 10am—8pm; Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.


Churchill: The Evidence Until Sun 31 Oct. On show in Scotland for the first time, this exhibition about Sir Winston Churchill brings to life the man behind the myth through childhood letters, notes for some of the most famous speeches ever made, correspondence with kings, presidents, soldiers and celebrities plus photographs and possessions.


Queen Street, 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon—Sat 10am—5 m; Sun 2-5pm. Cafe.

Art Art Business Thu 28 Oct—Sun 23 Jan. The business and commerce industries have created the wealth of Scotland, shaping the country’s towns and cities. This exhibition features contemporary portraits including images of current wealth creators.

THE NEW STREET EXHIBITION SPACE 14 New Street, 558 7604. Mon—Sun noon-5 m.

Buber arnia Fri 22 Oct—Sun 21 Nov. An exhibition of rubber sculptures and constructions by Ailie Rutherford and Rachel Moffat.


75-79 Cumberland Street, 557 1020. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am—4pm. Amanda Doughty Until Thu 4 Nov. New jeweller .

Peter Simon Jones Until Thu 4 Nov. Watercolour paintings and drawings of lighthouses in Scotland.

Judith Rowe Until Thu 4 Nov. Ceramic pots, birds and trees by potter Judith Rowe.

Simon Laurie Until Thu 4 Nov. Semi- abstract still life and landscapes paintings by Simon Laurie.


21 St Leonard’s Lane, 662 1612. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon—4pm.

Cut 8: Dyed Until Sun 24 Oct. A selling exhibition of woven and embroidered cloth from all over India, complemented

(WASPS) Patriothall Studios, off 48 Hamilton Place, 225 1289. Tue/sat noon-5pm; Sat noon—4pm.

Ready Or Not Sun 24 Oct-Tue 2 Nov. Marianne Greated and Sorcha Dallas of Glasgow collective ‘Switchspace’, create a mixed media installation for the gallery space.


43 Candlemaker Row, 220 1911. The-Sat Ham-5.3 m.

Alexa Wright ‘I' Until Sat 13 Nov. A series of eight large-scale, computed generated, colour photographs by Alexa Wright produced during a residency at Edinburgh’s Napier University. Challenging the perceptions of able- bodied people towards physical disability, the exhibition throws up numerous questions centring on the ideas of the



Clerk Street, 667 7776. Mon-Sat 10am-5.3 m.

Art Unlimited Until Sat 30 Oct. Art Unlimited, a group of 27 artists of all ages and styles from the Southern Highlands and Central Scotland, exhibit their work. Barbara Sumner Mon l-Sat 27 Nov. Self-taught watercolourist and laboratory scientist, Barbara Sumner presents work with a particular focus on botanical subjects.

Odette Kemp Mon 1-Sat 27 Nov. Born in France, but a long time resident or Midlothian, Odette Kemp’s work has been exhibited all over Scotland.


63 Dublin Street, 557 0480. Tue—Fri llam-SEm; Sat 11am—4 m.

Tom Al ridge and Biddy Nicolson Until Sat 30 Oct. Recent paintings by Tom Aldrige of time spent sketching in George Street’s bars and oil and watercolours by Biddy Nicolson of her travels to Australia.


15 Rutland Square, 229 7545. Mon—Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 10am—4pm.

Exhibition Of Bennetts Associates' Work Until Fri 22 Oct. A look at the work of Bennetts Associates in Scotland and across the UK, featuring the competition- winning scheme for the Loch Lomond Visitor Centre.


Inverleith House, 552 7171. Wed—Sun 11am-5pm.

Agnes Martin and John McLaughlin Until Sun 31 Oct. A two-person show featuring the work of abstract artists Agnes Martin and John McLaughlin. Canadian-bom Martin came to prominence in New York in the late 1950s. Famous for her geometric, abstract works and rectilinear patterns, Martin continues to be an influential figure. Still painting at the age of 87 (she showed work at the gallery in 1974), Martin


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paintings, drawings, sculpture, film

generously sponsored by Young films and The McCobe Partnership

16 October - 13 November Mon-Fri 10-5. Sat 12-4.

22 Richmond Street, Glasgow Tel: 0141 548 2558

88 THE LIST 21 Oct-4 Nov 1999

exhibits fourteen works on canvas completed in the last four years. Showing alongside Martin are paintings and prints by John McLaughlin (1898—1976). He is seen as America’s first great abstract painter although he is not widely known to the public at large, due to his self- imposed detachment from the New York art scene.


Grindla Street, 248 4848.

Kirsty mith Until Sat 20 Nov. Recent drawings and paintings.


Landings Gallery, 100 Princes Street, 225 1501. Daily 10am-6pm.

Grace O'Connor Until Fri 19 Nov. 10am—6pm. Paintings by recent graduate of the Royal Academy Schools in London and previous prize-winner of the ROSL Commonwealth Travel Scholarship.


The Mound, 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm.

Morrison Scottish Portrait Award Until Sat 23 Oct. The biennial Morrison Scottish Portrait award exhibition featuring over 50 works including the winner and runners-up of this £6,000 com tition.

Society Of Scottish Artists Until Sat 6 Nov. The 105th annual exhibition of works by members of the Society of Scottish Artists.


16 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am-4pm.

Alberto Morrocco Memorial Exhibition Until Wed 27 Oct. A retrospective exhibition dedicated to the work of Alberto Morrocco (1917—1998). John Maguire Until Wed 27 Oct. Ceramics.

Ian Ferguson Until Wed 27 Oct. Metal works and mokume vessels.

Flora Book Mon 1-Wed 24 Nov. Jewellery by American artist Flora Book. Katie Horsman Memorial Exhibition Mon l—Wed 24 Nov. Ceramics and paintings.


58 Ratcliffe Terrace, 667 1966. Mon 9am-5pm; Tue-Fri 9am—6pm; Sat lOam—Spm.

Ballan Pillai Until Fri 22 Oct. An exhibition of artworks by Ballan Pillai.


23 Cockbum Street, 622 6200. Tue—Sat 10am—6pm.

Postcards On Photography Until Sat 4 Dec. A major touring exhibition focusing on British, photo-realist painting and sculpture including work by Jason Brooks, Mark Faimington, Andrew Grassie, Alex Hartley, Andrew Holmes, John Salt and Paul Winstanley. See review.

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner . . . Until Sat 4 Dec. (Upstairs @ Stills). Participants from Grindlay Court Centre worked with artists Neville Blaszk and Lawrence Nowosad using liquid light photography emulsion to print photographs onto plates for guests they would like to invite to dinner.


University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 2211. Tue—Sat 10am-5pm.

Jim Harold -Twi|ight Enclosures Until Sat'30 Oct. Jim Harold creates an installation for the gallery space, using classical casts and photographs which he has taken from the University’s collection.

Kate Downie -The Bridge Until Sat 30 Oct. Making studies of the Forth Road Bridge over the past fourteen years, Kate Downie creates an exhibition of drawings for the gallery’s Round Room.


36 Dundas Street, 556 6366. Mon-Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.

Beth Webster and Harry F. McGregor Sat 23 Oct-Sat 6 Nov. Recent paintings.


For a detailed itinerary call 0131 529 3682/3930. Opening times vary.

The Girl's Room Tour The Travelling Gallery’s new show features the work of Munich-based artist Pia Lanzinger following her residency at the City Art Centre. Through photography, sound and installation, Lanzinger explores issues of gender and space, highlighting the experiences of teenage girls. The tour will be stopping off at the following venues: Edinburgh College of Art (Thu 21 Oct) City Art Centre (Fri 22 Oct) Leith Waterworld (Sat 23 Oct).


Traverse Theatre Bar, Cambridge Street, 228 1404. Daily 10am-midnight. Representations Of Freedom Until Thu 25 Nov. Amnesty International selected 80 influential people in Scotland and asked them to draw an image which represented freedom. The result is a selection of pictures by celebrities including Annie Lennox, Gordon Brown, Richard Wilson, Muriel Gray and Sharleen Spiteri. The works will be auctioned on Thu 25 Nov with all proceeds going to Amnesty lntemational.


This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions.


142 Canongate, 529 4143. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Free.

It's No Palm Beach Until Sat 13 Nov. An exhibition of prints by Jules George focusing on people of African descent living in Edinburgh.


42 High Street, 529 4142. Mon—Sat lOam-Spm. Free.

On The Crest Of A Wave Until Sat 27 Nov. Through memorabilia and musical memories, this exhibition celebrates the 40th Edinburgh Gang Show.


Chambers Street, 247 4219. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (8pm Tue); Sun noon—5pm. £3 (£1.50); under 185 free. This is the latest addition to our National Museums and the only one dedicated solely to Scotland’s history and heritage. The building contains five thematically- arranged exhibitions, moving from pre- history, through the Industrial Revolution, to the present day, at which point national heroes such as Billy Connolly and Elaine C. Smith get involved.


2 Chambers Street, 247 4219. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (8pm Tue); Sun noon—5pm. £3 (£1.50); under 185 free. A 19th century museum housing international collections of natural history, geology, science, technology and the decorative arts, plus two permanent exhibitions: Art & Industry and The Ivy Wu Gallery.

Sentimental Journey - A History Of Souvenirs Until Sun 9 Jan. From the earliest forms of souvenirs dating from Pilgrim times to the tacky seaside kiss- me-quick hat, this fascinating exhibition traces the history of the souvenir with a displa of over 500 objects.

Hisas i Momose - Paperworks Until Fri 12 Nov. (Ivy Wu Gallery). Paper works b Japanese artist Hisashi Momose. Beyon Bounds - Containers Until Tue 4 Jan. The first stage of a four-part exhibition focusing on artists’ books. Containers features experimental bindings as diverse as pigskin and aircraft wreckage. Alphabet Opens on Mon 25 Oct-Tue 4 Jan, in which four British artists explore the use of text in artists’ books.


Lady Stair’s House, Lady Stair’s Close, 529 4901. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Free. Makars' Court Exhibition Until Sat 27 Nov. An exhibition celebrating the lives of twelve Scottish writers.