Mike Inglis: Shadows Fade Inglis’ installation of prints and human scale paste-ups explores
spiritualism and attitudes to grief, death and loss through the stories of the artist’s great aunt, a spiritualist in a Fife mining village and his grandmother, who lost her first daughter at the age of five as the result of a tragic accident. ■ The Arches, Glasgow, until Tue 3 Nov.
FREE ‘Painter’ and the Studio: Paul McCarthy and the Myth of the Artist Until Sun 14 Feb. American performance artist Paul McCarthy’s famous and irreverent film Painter satirises the notion of the ‘solitary genius’.
✽✽ FREE Running Time Until Sun 22 Nov. This ambitious exhibition, dedicated to Scottish artist films of the last 50 years, features a unique selection of over 100 film and video works by over 60 artists.
■ DOVECOT 10 Infirmary Street, 315 3054. Tue–Sat 10.30am-5.30pm FREE Alan Shipway: Twelve Days Until Sat 24 Oct. Edinburgh artist Alan Shipway presents a cycle of abstract paintings. FREE Il Design Per Aperitivo – a Taste of Italy Until Sat 24 Oct. A showcase of winning entries in the new Peroni Blue Ribbon Design Awards. FREE Japan Weeks of Art & Craft Exhibition Until 31 Oct. Original paintings from Japan, including work by the artist Raymond Booth and by internationally recognised botanical artists.
■ EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Tue–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE Gillian Murray: Scotland’s Islands & Edges Until Sat 24 Oct. Exhibition of screenprints and collagraphs exploring Scotland’s coasts. FREE Lesley Logue: Beautiful Trophies Until Sat 24 Oct. Works exploring the relationship between the primitive instinct of the hunter and the hunted. 92 THE LIST 22 Oct–5 Nov 2009
■ EMBASSY The Roxy Art House, 2 Roxburgh Place, Thu–Sun noon–6pm. FREE Way Out is the Way Out Thu 29 Oct–Sun 15 Nov. Group exhibition of artists from +44 141 Gallery, Glasgow. Featuring Alan Stanners, Benny Merris and Christian Newby. ■ FRUITMARKET GALLERY 45 Market Street, 226 8182. Mon–Sat 11am–6pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE Eva Hesse: Studiowork ●●●●● Until Sun 25 Oct. A solo presentation from German-born, American, artist Eva Hesse. Part of the Edinburgh Art Festival.
■ THE HENDERSON GALLERY 4 Thistle Street Lane NW, 225 7464. Tue–Sat 11am–6pm. FREE The Defective Gene Fri 23 Oct–Sat 21 Nov. Three generations of The De Koenigswarter Family exhibit painting, printmaking and photography.
■ INGLEBY GALLERY 15 Calton Road, 556 4441. 10am–6pm; Thu 10am–7pm; Closed Sun.
✽✽ FREE David Austen: My love, I have been digging up my own bones in the garden again ●●●●● Until Sat 14 Nov. See review, page 90. FREE Billboard for Edinburgh: Tacita Dean Until Sat 31 Oct. The fifth artist to participate in the Ingleby’s bold public art project. Part of the Edinburgh Art Festival.
■ INSTITUT FRANÇAIS D’ECOSSE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Mon–Wed & Fri 9.30am–5.30pm; Thu noon–5.30pm; Sat 9.30am–2pm.
FREE Photos de rues, photos de scène Until Fri 20 Nov. Photography by Kenny Mathieson. ■ ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE 82 Nicolson Street, 668 2232. Mon–Fri 10am–1pm & 2pm–5pm. FREE Ivan Malerba: In the Meantime Until Fri 27 Nov. Small scale paintings from this Glasgow-based Italian painter.
■ THE JOHN MAXWELL GALLERY Artspace, 11 Harewood Road, Craigmillar, 659 4759. Daily noon–4pm. FREE Craigmillar Then . . . Until Sat 7 Nov. Photographic exhibition chronicling Craigmillar’s evolution, featuring old and new pictures and artefacts. ■ KOMACHI 162 Fountainbridge. Daily 2pm–7pm. FREE Carnation Until Fri 6 Nov. Group exhibition of work by Aimee Van Breugel, Dr Neupop, Doris & Lubin, Charlotte Palmer and Mary Trodden.
■ LEITH GALLERY 65 The Shore, Leith, 553 5255. Mon–Fri 11am–5pm; Sat 11am–4pm. Trevor Jones: Expedition Until Sat 24 Oct. Jones’ new works explore media and the affect of one’s immediate environment on the creative process itself.
■ MARCHMONT GALLERY 56 Warrender Park Rd, 228 8228. Tue–Sat 10am–6pm. FREE Art on Show: Regina Fernandes Until Fri 30 Oct. An opportunity to look at work from a range of Scottish artists. ■ NATIONAL GALLERY COMPLEX The Mound, 624 6200. Mon–Wed & Fri–Sun 10am–5pm; Thu 10am–7pm. FREE As Others See Us Until Sun 8 Nov. Photographers Ross Gillespie and Tricia Malley have created a series of portraits of prominent and adopted Scots.
■ NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Daily 10am–5pm. FREE Salt of the Earth Until Sun 10 Jan. Craig Mackay explores aspects of emigration and internationalism through photographs of well-known Scots.
■ NATIONAL WAR MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Edinburgh Castle, 225 7534. Daily 9.45am–5.45pm. FREE Helmand: Faces of Conflict Until Sun 31 Jan. A showcase of the photography of Robert Wilson, war artist with Edinburgh’s 52 Infantry Brigade.
■ PAGEANT 10 Lauriston Street, 228 5455. Mon–Sat 11am–6pm. FREE The Limitations of Logic and Absence of Absolute Certainty Until Sat 24 Oct. London- based sculptor Alistair McClymont presents an indoor tornado of water vapour. FREE Bad Dudes Vs Dragon Ninja Fri 30 Oct–Fri 27 Nov. Students and recent graduates exhibit works that draw on influences such as comic books, cartoons, fanzines and computer games. ■ PATRIOTHALL GALLERY WASPS Patriothall Studios, off 48 Hamilton Place, 226 7126. Daily noon–5pm. FREE Emily Fogarty and Ewan Sinclair Until Sun 25 Oct. Sinclair’s use of contemporary technology contrasts with Fogarty’s more traditional modes of production.
■ THE QUEEN’S GALLERY Palace of Holyroodhouse, 556 5100. Daily 10am–5pm. £5.50 (£5; Children £3; Under 5s Free). The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography Until Sun 11 Apr. Photographs taken by Herbert George Ponting and Frank Hurley. ■ SCOTLANDART.COM 2 St Stephen Place, 225 6257. Mon–Fri 10.30am–5.30pm; Sat 10am–5.30pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE Figurative Paintings Until Mon 26 Oct. Featured artists include Patricia Rorie, Patsy McArthur, Ian Stopforth and Alan King.
■ THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–4pm. Ann Little Until Sat 31 Oct. Little designs jewellery using the colours of Scottish landscape as her inspiration. Beth Legg Until Sat 31 Oct. Brooches, jewellery and silverware. Edward Teasdale: Making Time Until Sat 31 Oct. Modest yet memorable collection of furniture, including some experimental pieces. Kate Downie: The Coast Road Diaries Until Sat 31 Oct. Large-scale drawings, paintings and prints by Edinburgh-based artist.
■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART 75 Belford Road, 624 6200. 10am–5pm. FREE Artist Rooms Until Sun 8 Nov. An outstanding collection of contemporary art recently acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland and the Tate, featuring works by Andy Warhol, Vija Celmins, Damien Hirst and Ellen Gallagher. FREE Agnes Martin Until Sun 8 Nov. An exhibition of the American minimalist painter’s late works, with selections from the ARTIST ROOMS exhibition as well as paintings lent from a private collection. ■ STILLS 23 Cockburn Street, 622 6200. Daily 11am–6pm. FREE Joachim Koester: Poison Protocols and Other Histories Until Sun 25 Oct. Koester plays with the constructs of myth and history. Part of the Edinburgh Art Festival.
■ TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 2210. Tue–Sat 10am–5pm.
✽✽ An Entangled Bank Sat 24 Oct–Sat 12 Dec. Contemporary
artists Christine Borland, Ilana Halperin, Brian Hewitt, Kenny Hunter and Ben Rivers interpret the legacy and continuing relevance of Darwinian ideas. Darwin’s Edinburgh Sat 24 Oct–Sat 12 Dec. Objects and images from the University’s vast collections comprise a historic exhibition exploring Darwin’s time as an undergraduate at the University.
■ TOTAL KUNST @ FOREST 3 Bristo Place, 220 4538. Daily 10am–midnight. FREE Beached Snails: Shelled Whales Until Sun 25 Oct. This collaborative exhibition presents five paintings, each based on a different short story.
■ DUNDEE CONTEMPORARY ARTS 152 Nethergate, 01382 909900. Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 10.30am–5.30pm; Thu 10.30am–8.30pm; Sun noon–5.30pm. FREE Thomas Hirschhorn: It’s Burning Everywhere Until Sun 29 Nov. First solo UK exhibition of this internationally acclaimed artist presents vast new work ‘It’s Burning Everywhere’, an ambitious sculptural installation, and ‘Substitution 2 (The Unforgettable)’.