ART listings


Simon Fildes l'ntil Fri 5 Jan. New media artist. Simon Ftldes. has taken up residence at Concrete Butterfly as part of the Scottish Year of the Artist. Protecting his v ideo and interactiye computer work in the shop window after dark. the shape and content of the visuals will be affected by the movement of passers by.


Belford Road. 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266i. .\lon--Sat l0am~5pm; Sttn noon~5pm. Cafe.

The Scottish Colourists 1900-1930 ('ntil Sun 28 Jan. £3.50 (£3). .A major survey of the work of('adell. Fergusson. Htmter and Peploe. collectively known as the Scottish Colourists. The exhibition. curated by Philip Long. was lirst shown at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. attracting 80,000 visitors. The most admired of Scottish artists. but often overlooked by art historians. all four were greatly influenced by France. and exposure to post- lmpressionism and the early Fatty e works of Matisse not otin shaped their style bttt saturated their paintings with tremendous colottr. A free audio guide narrated by Tom (‘onti accompanies the exhibition.


27 Queensferry Street. 220 4150. Mon—Sat 9.30am—-5.30pm; Sttii noon—4pm.

Recent Acquisitions A changing display of the gallery‘s recent purchases.


6a Dundas Street. 558 9363. Mon—Fri l()am —6pm; Sat loam—1pm.

New Acquisitions t'ntil Wed 3| Jan. A selection of Scottish paintings dating froin 1700 to the present day.


l.auriston Place. 221 6000. .\Ion--Thtt l()am—8pm; Fri l0am—5pm: Sat 10am—-2pm.

Sculpture Exhibition t‘ntil Thu is Jan (Library Corridor). Habitat. Morgan's Spiced Gold and the Point Hotel sponsor an exhibition of site-specific. multi-media works by third year sculpture students at Edinburgh College of Art.

School Of Drawing 8: Painting Student Exhibition .\Ion 8~Sat 27 Jan. A selection of work by students from the School of Drawing dc Painting.


18a Dundas Street. 557 5227. Mon—Fri 1 lam—5pm; Sat l()am—lpm.

Mixed Exhibition L'ntil Wed 28 Feb. A mixed show of work by gallery artists.


23 l'nion Street. 557 2479. Tue—Sat l()am—6pm.

New Publications t'ntil Fri 26 Jan. Edinburgh Printmakers' latest new prints go on show iii the gallery space. Featured artists include John Bellany'. Calum Colvin. .\loyna Flannigan. Keith Thompson. Elspeth Lamb and Donald L'rquhart. Small Prints For Christmas L'ntil Fri 26 Jan. Prints on a small scale by members of Edinburgh Printmakers.


88 Lothian Road. 229 5932. Sun—Thu l()am—l 1.30pm; Fri & Sat l()am—12.30am. Mike McLaughlin L'ntil Sat 6 Jan. Photography.

FIRTH GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 2196. Tue—Fri

l lam—5pm; Sat 1 lam—2pm.

Mixed Exhibition L'ntil Wed 3| Jan. A mixed show of Scottish landscapes including works by Andrew Walker. Rebecca Collins. Emerson Mayes and many others.


2 Warrender Park Road. 667 5152. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.

Scottish Craft Exhibition A wide variety of crafts and applied arts by up-and- coming craftmakers and designers working in Scotland.

80 THE LIST Slain—18 Jan 2001



Detail from Beautiful Tree by Jennifer Beattie forms part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries on show at Inverleith House


45 Market Street. 225 2383. Mon—Sat 1 lam—6pm: Sun noon—5pm. Andrew Gifford L'ntil Sat 13 Jan. Sheffield-born artist Andrew Gifford shows new and retrospective works. Primarily a landscape painter. Gifford's series of works relating to Middlesborough Art Gallery and the surrounding town will be shown alongside landscape and abstract paintings created during a recent residency in the Dortlogne. Gifford previously showed a light installation at the gallery as part of their Northern Lights exhibition in 1997.

Sum Of Parts L'ntil Sat 13 Jan. The Fruitmarket Gallery bookshop presents an exhibition of artists‘ book works. multiples and editions by invited artists. The works on display encompass a broad range of media including paintings. books. pamphlets. CD-ROMs. video and audio work. featuring artists Beagles and Ramsey. Helen Douglas. Morning Star. Keith Thompson and many others. Northern Lights Peter Fink‘s long awaited light installation for the gallery was unveiled on Hogmanay. Inspired by the aurora borealis. this permanent feature comprises a ‘roof fm' triangle of light. light detailing on the east and west roof and a light pavement. and will no doubt brighten up this dark corner of Edinburgh's Market Street.

GALERIE MIRAGES 46a Raeburn Place. 315 2603. Mon—Sat 10am-5.30 m.

Annual Sa e L'ntil Wed 31 Jan. The gallery‘s annual sale featuring specially reduced items from stock and a 10‘}; discount.

GALLERY 21 21 Rtttland Square. 221 9377. Fri 9am—4pm. Phone for viewing for the rest of the week.

Hilda Brown Fri 5—Fri 26 Jan. Landscape paintings.

HABITAT 32 Sbandwick Place. 225 9151. Mon. Wed 6’; Fri 9am—5.30pm; Tue 9.30am—5.30pm: Thu 9am—7pm; Sat 9am—6pm; Sun I 1.30am-5.30pm. Nicholas Pages L'ntil Mon 15 Jan. A new commission by Nicholas Pages sited in Glasgow and Edinburgh's branches of Habitat. His creative writing concentrates on the description of everyday life. Part of I ii‘rt' .S‘u lie.

HANOVER FINE ARTS 22a Dundas Street. 556 2181. Mon—Fri 10.30am—6pm; Sat 10am—4pm.

Small Pictures For Christmas L'ntil Sat 27 Jan. A wide range of small-scale works by over 50 gallery artists including paintings. limited prints. ceramics. bronze. wood and stone sculpture. silk scarves and jewellery.


Castlehill. Royal Mile. 473 2000. Sun & Mon 9.30am—l0pm; Tue-Sat

9.30am—l 1pm.

John McLean: Works On Paper t'ntil Sun 14 Jan. Recent watercolours and gouaches by one of Scotland's leading abstract painters. in a collaboration between The Hub and the lngleby Gallery. See review.


30 St Stephen Street. 226 5449. Mon—Fri 9am—6pm. Sat & Sun by appointment. Ingrid Phillips L'ntil Wed 28 Feb. Hand- blown glass spheres by L'ganda-born artist Ingrid Phillips. Phillips completed a Master of Design at Edinburgh College of Art in 1999. and she will soon be opening a glass sttidio in Edinburgh's city centre.


13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.30am—6.30pm; Sat 9.30am— 1 .30pm.

Koo Jeong-a L'ntil Wed 31 Jan. In her first exhibition of work in Scotland. Jeong-a works in the medium of installation. For the gallery space. she will be showing a piece taken from the exhibition Do It where 50 international artists offered instructions for the viewer to make artworks for themselves. Purl ofl'it'rt' Su Vie.

I2 66 Cumberland Street. 558 9872. Mon—Fri l()am—6pm; Sat l()am—4 m.

Back To Black: A Worl 0f Contrasts Sat 6 Jan—Wed 14 Feb. A thematic show featuring the work of master printmakers using black and white. Artists include David Hockney. Howard Hodgkin. Patrick Caulfteld. Andy Warhol and Alan Davie. LEITH GALLERY

65 The Shore. 553 5255. Tue—Fri

l lam—5pm; Sat 1 lam—4 m.

The Christmas Exhibition L'ntil Sat 13 Jan. Paintings. sculpture. ceramics. jewellery and glassware by regular gallery exhibitors. Artists include Jack Morrocco. Louis .\1c.\'ally. Kirsty Whiten and Michael Snowden plus new pastels by Graham HD. McKean.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266i. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun noon—5pm. Cafe.

Alan Davie L'ntil Sun 14 Jan. Free. Born in Grangemouth in 1920 and a graduate of Edinburgh College of An. Alan Davie was one of the most highly regarded European artists of the post-war era. Celebrating his 80th birthday. this exhibition of oils. drawings and prints brings together works frotn 1939 to the present day.

Shift: New Works By Alison Watt L'ntil Sun 7 Jan. Greenoek-born artist Alison Watt is one of the leading painters to emerge from Scotland in the last decade. Showing a new series of paintings for the first time at the gallery. Watt. renowned for her diptych paintings of a female nude and

painted fabric. now turns her attention to the fabric.

Sigmar Polke: Music Of Unclear Origin Sat 13 Jan—Sun 18 Mar. A series of 40 gouaches by Sigmar Polke go on display. Emigrating to West Germany in 1953. he became one of the country‘s foremost painters. gaining notoriety in the 60s and 70s for his humorous works similar in style to the Pop Art being tnade in Britain and America. See preview.


The Mound. 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266i. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun noon—5pm.

The Vau han Bequest 0f Turner Waterco ours t'ntil Wed 31 Jan. The annual airing of Turner's magnificent watercolours. bequeathed iii 1900 by the London art collector. Henry Vaughan. The display. which is only shown in the month of January when daylight is at its weakest. features early topographical wash drawings of the 1790s and watercolour sketches of Continental Europe carried out in the l830s and 40s.

The Great Turner (1775-1851): A Tribute L'ntil Sun 4 Mar. To complement the annual exhibition of the Turner Watercolours. and to mark the 150th anniversary of Turner's death. an exhibition of oil paintings. watercolours and prints drawn from the gallery's permanent collection.


Queen Street. 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon—Sat l0am—5pm; Sun noon—5pm. Cafe. Free. Writers Of Our Time L'ntil Sun 25 Feb. Recently acquired portraits of some of Scotland’s best known writers go on display. Central to the exhibition is Calum (‘olvin's photopiece. Kt‘ll'fngl‘ut‘t' [fig/1!. commissioned as a west coast counterpart to Sandy Moffat's east coast Poet's Pub. Other works include Jennifer McRae‘s painting of Robin Jenkins and David Williams' diptych of AL. Kennedy.

Wish lWas Here L'ntil Sun 21 Jan. An exhibition of portraits commissioned frotn six Scottish photographers. of the 25 poets who have contributed to a new pocket book anthology.

Significant Others L'ntil Sun 7 Jan. Drawn from each of the National Galleries collections. three centuries of portraits of family members by Scottish artists are brought together for this exhibition. Featured works include Allan Ramsay‘s portraits of his first and second wives. Alexander Nasmyth‘s sketches of his children and John Bellany's paintings of his family.


14 New Street. 558 7604. Mon—Sat Ham—6.30pm. L'ntil late on Bongo Club nights.

Jingle Balls L’ntil Fri 5 Jan. Hung from the gallery ceiling. a collection of