Art listings

Edinburgh Galleries


75 Bread Street. 477 4528. Mon—Sat noon—~5pm.

Lovers and Lobsters tintil Sat 2‘) Nov. Paintings and sculpture by Ian Thompson. James Page and Wayne Rayy. Christmas Art Fair Mon 8 Sat 2() Dec. Paintings. sculpture. cards and gifts to stiit all budgets.


Moray House. 37 Hol)’rood Road. 558 7604.

Roll in the Park Thu 4 Dec Thu 5 Feb. Dominic Travers documents the skate parks in Scotland in this exhibition of photographs. The images follow on from his show at the Bongo cltib two years ago and highlight the interaction of the human with the curves of concrete of the skate

parks. NEW SHOW.


6 Dtiiidas Street. 557 4050. Mon Fri 10am—6pm: Sat llam 2pm.

Scottish Paintings t‘ntil Sat 2‘) Nov. A selection of paintings including works by the Rev John Thomson of Duddingston. John Philip. Sir Francis (irant. (ieorge Houston. Horatio Mc(‘u|loch and Sir William (iillies.

Wilkie and his Scottish Circle Fri 5 -Wed 24 Dec. A selection of works by Sir David Wilkie ( I785 l84l ) and fellow artists Robert Scott Lauder. Walter (ieikie. William Simson. Thomas Duncan. Alexander Fraser Snr and Sir William Allan. NEW SHOW.

John O’Connor Fri 5 Wed 24 Dec. Wood engravings.


36 38 Blair Street. 220 6176. Weapon of Choice: Pulp Propaganda t'ntit Thu ll Dec. Multimedia displays and projections by designers at Edinburgh-based creative agency ('entury 23.


2 Market Street. 52‘) 3‘)‘)3. Mon-r Sat 10am-5pm.

0 Editions Alecto: A Fury for Prints L'ntil Sat l0 Jan. A celebration of two and three-dimensional graphic art iii this exhibition which highlights the work of pioneering print publisher. liditions Alecto. which produced contemporary artists’ prints in Britain during the 60s arid 70s. Artists who worked with Alecto include David Hockney. liduardo Paolo/Ii. Patrick ('aulfield. Richard Hamilton and (iillian Ayres. See review and Hitlist. The Great Book of Gaelic t'ntil Sat 24 Jan. (‘ontemporary ('eltic culture is celebrated in this exhibition about The (ireat Book. a 21st century Bunk ofKe/ls which brings together the work of more tliati 200 visual artists. poets and calligraphers from Scotland and Ireland. Featured artists include John Byrne. Will MacLean. ('alum (‘olvin and Steven Campbell.

Monumental Edinburgh tfntil Sat 24 Jan. A celebration of Edinburgh’s monuments and public sculpture ranging from the Roman ('ramond Lioness to the film Row pigeons on l.eith Walk.


22 v 28 ('ockburn Street. 220 I260. Tue Sat noon- 75pm.

New Work Scotland Programme 1 1 l'ntil Stiii 21 Dec. Next tip in the NWS programme is lidinburgh (‘ollege of Art graduate linima (ireenwood who creates complex installations from found objects. (ilasgow School of Art graduate Jakob Anckarsvard shows a sculptural piece made from flowers inspired by recurring themes of tragedy and grief.


4] Duiidas Street. 557 456‘). Mon Fri I0.30am--5.30pm: Sat l0.30am~5pm. Christmas Exhibition tintil Sat )0 Jan. Mixed festive exhibition

98 THE LIST ’27 Nov—1 1 Doc 20013

encompassing paintings. jewellery. sculpture. glass. wood and bronzes.

DANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE 3 Doune Terrace. 225 7|8‘). Mon Fri l0am~-5pm.

Milena Bonifacini tintil Fri 5 Dec. Figurative paintings.


Belford Road. 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon-\Ved &

Fri— Sun l()am-~5pm: Thu 10am 7pm. Advertising and the Artist: Ashley Havinden’s Designs and Collections t'ntil Stiii l8 Jan. Free. A focus on the work of Ashley Havinden

( l‘)03—-l‘)73). one of the most successful advertising artists and designers working in Britain iii the 2()th century. Designing for Martini. (iillette. Bird's ('tistard and Simpson of Piccadilly. his more familiar work appeared in the l‘)30s with his ‘Drink Milk' and ‘Beer is Best’ campaigns. The exhibition features over 200 advertisements. sketches. paintings and textiles.

Scottie Wilson and Outside Art L'ntil Stiii 14 Dec. Free. An exhibition of ‘()titsider Art’. a French term coined by I)ubuffet in l‘)47 to describe work produced outside the established art scene. One such artist was (ilasgow-horn Scottie Wilson. whose work was admired by the surrealists and featured in the Paris lnternational lixhibition of Surrealism in l‘)47.

Curator’s Tour of Scottie Wilson and Outsider Art Mon I Dec. 12.45pm. Ann Simpson leads a tour of the Scottie Wilson exhibition.


18a Dundas Street. 557 5227. Mon Sat 10am 5.30pm.

Festive Season Show t'ntil Wed 14 Jan. (‘hristmas exhibition featuring paiiititigs by Joyce Borland. (iillian (ioodheir. lithel Walker. Judith Brigdland and Lin Pattullo.


l l (iayfield Square. 558 7] 10. Wed Sat llatii 6pm.

Louise Hopkins t‘ntil Sat 20 Dec. New works by (ilasgow-hased Louise Hopkins in this her first solo show in Scotland since [9%. Over the past ten years. her work has been concerned with the transformation of pre-existing surfaces. This new body of work includes modifications on maps. sheet music. comic books. lined paper and graphs.


6a Dundas Street. 558 ‘)363. Mon Fri lllitllt~()pllll Sat l0am 4pm.

Scottish Art Portfolio t'ntil Sat 2‘) Nov. A mixed show of paintings including works by John Lowrie Morrison. Terry Barron Kirkwood. (ieorge Birrell. Pam ('arter. Rhona and Donald Manson.

EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 221 6000. Mon Thu l0am 8pm; Fri 10am 5pm; Sat & Sun l0am 2pm.

ECA Masters of Design Exhibition Thu 4 Wed 10 Dec. A survey of work by Masters of l)esign sttideiits at lidinburgh (‘ollege of Art ranging from glass and interior design to illustration and photography. This year features the Masters of Design lnglis Allen Award which will be announced on 3 December. and the judges are Janice Adams. Mark Cousins. lirick Davidson and Julian Darwell-Stone. See llitlist.


20a Dundas Street. 557 5002. Mon Fri llam 5pm: Sat 10am lpm. Christmas Exhibition Sun 30

Nov -Wed 31 Dec. ('hristnias exhibition including works by gallery artists (ieoffrey Roper. Joan Renton RSW. Joan (iillespie. Norma Mcleaii and Tony (iillespie.


23 L'nion Street. 557 247‘). Tue Sat l0am—-6pm.

Christmas Exhibition t'ntil Sat 31 Jan. A wide selection of prints by around 70 of the workshop‘s artists and including works by John Bellany'. Donald l'rquhart and Philip Braham plus a new series of etchings by Alan Davie.


88 I.othian Road. 22‘) 5‘)32.

No Place Like Home t'ntil Sat 2‘) Nov. Lisa Petterson presents an ironic comment on domestic spaces in her exhibition of work.

Music in the Movies Sat 2‘) Nov Sat 3 Jan. ('lassic film posters.

FOUNTAINBRIDGE LIBRARY Dundee Street. 52‘) 5616. Mon & Wed

1- 8pm: Tue. Thu & Fri 10am 5pm; Sat ‘)am-r lpm.

Cover Story Mon 8 Dec Fri to Jan. Book jacket photographs by Patil Turner.


45 Market Street. 225 2383. Mon Sat

l lam 6pm: Stiii noon 5pm.

Visions for the Future VI t'ntil Sat 2‘) Nov. The final instalment of the gallery's acclaimed series of exhibitions featuring the work of lidinburgh-based artists ('had Mc(‘ail and Patil (’arter. (‘arter’s new work. lz'tlge (MIMI-knew. comprises three installations which imagine Scotlatid as uncharted territory to be explored by adventurers. Mc(‘ai|. who has just completed a four-month residency at Baltic in (iateshead. show s life is driven by [he t/(’.\'i)‘t']iii' pleasure. the culmination of a three-year project featuring seven sequences of digital prints depicting cycles of life. work and pleasure-seeking. LAST CHANCE TO SEE.


(iallery & Shop. 77 Dundas Street. 556 3l5‘). Mon Fri l0am 6pm; Sat

10am 5pm.

November Print Exhibition t'ntil Mon l Dec. A selection of prints h} various artists including (‘arole Fulton. Mark Htilt. (iayle Robinson. Lorraine Robson. Susan Weir and (’olin Duncan. Christmas Exhibition Thu 4 Dec Thu 8 Jan. A mixed ('hristmas show featuring paintings by Suzanne Whyte. (iilltall Kelly and Sti/anne Borland and applied arts and

jewellery by Susan Weir. l'sha Khosla and

Laura Murray.


22a Dundas Street. 556 2l8l. Mon Fri llam 6pm; Sat [0.30am 4pm.

Small Paintings for Christmas l'ntil Sat 3 Jan. A seasonal selection of small paintings by gallery artists plus prints. ceramics. jewellery. engraved glass. sculpture. textiles. boxes and Rtissian craft w ork.


34 Abercroiiiby Place. 558 ‘)872. Mott Fri 10am 6pm; Sat l0am 4pm.

Hockney to Hodgkin t'mil Wed 24 Dec. Post-war British printmaking featuring works by Bellany. Blake. Hockney. Hodgkin. Riley. (‘atilfieltL Pasiiiore and Paolo/xi.


6 (‘arltoii Terrace. 556 444 l. Tue Sat |0am 5pm.

Ian Davenport t'niil Sat 20 Dec. The internationally renowned artist laii Davenport has his first ever solo selling show in Scotland. For the show. he has created a new series of vibrant. high-gloss ‘('ircle' and "lip paintings as well as works on paper. l'sing mass-produced materials gloss paint and MDF his works are made to look as industrial and a machine made as possible btit closer inspection reveals the artist's hand.

INSTITUT FRANCAIS D’ECOSSE 13 Randolph ('rescent. 225 5366. Mon Fri ‘).30am 6.30pm; Sat l0aiii 1.30pm.

Photos D’Acteurs t'ntil Thu 27 Nov. Photographs by Nicolas (iuerin.

ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street. 668 2232. Mon Fri l0am- lpiii & 2' -5pm.

1950-2000: 50 Years of Italian Graphics t'ntil Tue 2 Dec. A colourful exhibition of contemporary ltalian art with works by Burri. (‘armi. Dora/to and Melotti among others.


65 The Shore. l.eith. 553 5255. Tue- Fri

l lam—~5pm: Sat l lam-4pm.

Christmas Exhibition Sat 2‘)

Nov Sat 24 Jan. A festive selection of paintings. ceramics. glass. jewellery and sculpture by regular gallery artists and new graduates.


87 Broughton Street. 558 8778. Wed-Sat noon 6pm.

Mixed Show A changing selection of work by 20th century artists including an early piece by Tracey limin. prints by Alan Davie pltis works by Mark Ianson. Fred Deakin. Iain Patterson and Ann ()rman.


Belford Road. 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon Wed &

Fri Sun l0am—5pin: Thu l0am- 7pm.

0 Cindy Sherman Sat 6 Dec Sun 7 Mar. £4 (1.3); under 12s free. The Serpentine (iallery retrospective travels to lidinburgh featuring over 50 works by the inspirational and influential American photographer (‘indy Sherman. Widely recognised as one of the leading artists of our time. she first came into prominence in the mid 70s with her ('niii/ed I'i/m Stills in which she photographed herself in different disguises iii an attempt to explore and expose the well-defined images and stereotypes of women. The exhibition surveys her work to date and includes the historical portraits. the murder mystery series ( l‘)76). studio portraits and her latest works. the (Yuan Series. The ('ameo cinema will be screening Sherman's feature film (If/ire Killer ( l‘)‘)7) on 6 Dec at 6.30pm. Ten large billboards which were commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery and London l'nderground's Platform for Art and were originally seen in London will also be on view at ()mni from 7 Jan 7 Mar. See feature and Hitlist. NEW SHOW.

Artist’s Choice: Christine Borland’s Selection from the Permanent Collection Sat 6

Dec- Sun 7 Mar. (‘hristine Borland selects her favourite works from the (iallery‘s permanent collection.

After Hours - New Compositions Thu 27 Nov. 6pm. A programme of after gallery hours events featuring new work by students from St Mary's Music School.


The Mound. 624 6200 (recorded information 332 2266). Mon Wed & Fri-Sun 10am 5pm: Thu 10am 7pm. Drawings by Allan Ramsay t'ntil Stiii 4 Jan. Free. Studies for portraits by the l{dinburgh-born artist. Allan Ramsay" (I713 84) which span the length of his career and demonstrate the naturalism he achieved in his mature work.

Many Happy Returns: The National Gallery of Scotland Celebrates 100 Years of the Art Fund t'ntil Stiii l4 Dec. An exhibition highlighting some of the paintings. prints and drawings by Turner. Raphael. Rembrandt. Poussin. lngres and Bernini which the National (iallery of Scotland has acquired with the help of the Art Fund. After Hours - Curator’s Tour of Many Happy Returns Thu 1 1 Dec. 6pm. A programme of after gallery hours events featuring a tour led by ('hristopher Baker of the Many Happy Returns exhibition which celebrates 100 years of the Art Fund.