FESTIVAL VISUAL ART LISTINGS
■ RUFUS READE ART 40 Pilrig Street, 554 1078. Daily 11am–4pm. FREE Russian Icons Until Fri 31 Aug. Religious paintings of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. ■ SCOTLAND-RUSSIA INSTITUTE 9 South College St, 668 3635. Tue–Fri 11am–4pm; Sat 11am–1.30pm. FREE Soviet Grand Designs Sat 4–Sat 11 Aug. Drawings and paintings of the post-Stalin USSR. EAF.
■ THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 16 Dundas Street, 558 1200. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–4pm FREE Duncan Shanks & Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Fri 3 Aug–Wed 5 Sep. Paintings with a modernist flavour. EAF. FREE Out of Abstraction Fri 3 Aug–Wed 5 Sep. An array of abstraction in all its forms, featuring Gordon Baldwin, William Gear, William Johnstone, Jacqueline Ryan, Barbara Rae, Colin Reid and many more. ■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY The Mound, 624 6200. Daily 10am–6pm (Thu until 7pm). Stationed at the foot of the mound, this building was designed by William Henry Playfair in 1850 to be a ‘temple erected to the Fine Arts’. Since its completion the National Gallery has been home to some of the world’s finest Western art ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day, with both Scottish and internationally regarded European art, including works by Titian, Raphael, Rembrandt and Poussin. Expanding Horizons: Giovanni Battista Lusieri and the Panoramic Landscape Until Sun 28 Oct. £7 (£5). Panoramas and cityscapes by the Italian master. EAF. FREE Masterpieces from Mount Stuart: the Bute Collection Until Sun 2 Dec. A selection of Old Master paintings from the famous collection. FREE Piranesi: Master of Fantasy Until Sun 7 Oct. Etchings of 18th-century Rome. FREE Take Five Illustrators Until Tue 30 Oct. Exhibition of work by artists who illustrate books for children, featuring Alice Melvin, Cate James, Barroux, Sara Ogilvie and Bruce Ingham.
✽Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Symbolist Landscape in
Europe 1880–1910 ●●●●● Until Sun 14 Oct. £10 (£7). See review, page 85. EAF.
■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART ONE 75 Belford Road, 624 6200. Daily 10am–6pm. Standing opposite Modern Two (formerly Dean Gallery), the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One is fronted by the giant Landform sculpture by Charles Jencks, a stepped, serpentin mound reflected in three crescent-shaped pools. Inside the gallery, which has a striking neo-classical façade that fits perfectly with Edinburgh’s ‘Athens of the North’ tag, are works by artists such as Picasso, Andy Warhol and Lucian Freud, in frequently changing displays. The gallery café more than doubles its capacity in summer months by setting up outdoor seating. Picasso and Modern British Art Sat 4 Aug–Sun 4 Nov. £10 (£7). Over 60 works by Picasso and an exploration of his links to Britain. EAF.
Galleries’ second modern art gallery, formerly known as the Dean Gallery, stands across the road from its partner, just outside Edinburgh’s Dean Village. Since its opening it has housed the Paolozzi Gift, a collection of works by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, given to the gallery in 1994. It also has an extensive collection of Dada and Surrealist art and literature. The gallery has a large garden that contains several sculptures, as well as a picnic area for sunny days. For less perfect weather, however, the Café Modern Two inside serves some fantastic light lunches and snacks. FREE Death, War and Desire Until Sun 23 Sep. Books, periodicals and woodcuts from the German Expressionist movement. Edvard Munch: Graphic Works from The Gundersen Collection ●●●●● Until Sun 23 Sep. £7 (£5). Graphic works including the celebrated ‘Scream’. EAF. ■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY 1 Queen Street, 624 6200. Daily 10am–6pm (Thu until 7pm). Currently on show are a host of long-term displays exploring different aspects of Scottish Portraiture. They include: portraits of people painted wearing their tartan in the 18th century; a display looking at the relationship between philosopher David Hume and painter Allan Ramsay; Thomas Annan’s haunting photographs of a condemned Victorian Glasgow slum; a corner devoted to George Jamesone, widely accepted as Scotland’s first great portrait painter; an investigation into the Jacobites’ self- presentation through portraiture; military engineer John Slezer’s landscape engravings from the late 17th and early 18th centuries; a survey of how and why women had their portraits painted in the 19th century; an exhibition of work showing how sport was transformed by wider social and infrastructural changes in the last two centuries; a section focusing on the Reformation; and finally a group of portraits of the heroes of Scotland’s great industrial and cultural transformation of 1750-1850. FREE In It To Win It Until Sun 7 Oct. Paintings and photographs of contemporary Scottish sportspeople.
✽FREE Roderick Buchanan: Legacy ●●●●● Until Sun 16 Sep. See
review, page 85. EAF. FREE Tesco Bank Art Competition Until Sun 21 Oct. Winning art from Scottish schoolchildren. FREE The Modern Scot Until Wed 31 Oct. Exhibition exploring how Scottish writers and artists developed a uniquely modern sensibility in the aftermath of World War I. FREE War at Sea Until Mon 8 Oct. Work by war artist Sir John Lavery.
■ SCOTTISH POETRY LIBRARY 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, 557 2876. Mon–Fri 10am–5pm (Thu until 7pm); Sat 10am–4pm. FREE Orchard Until Sat 29 Sep. Collaborative poetry/art exhibition celebrating the apple. EAF. ■ SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE 43–45 High Street, 556 9579. Daily 10am–6pm. FREE The Full Story Until Sat 1 Sep. Exhibition of Marjory Boyle Crooks’ film work and large ink studies inspired by storytellers.
■ SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART TWO 73 Belford Road, 624 6200. Daily 10am–6pm. Opened in 1999 in a former orphanage, the Scottish National ■ SOUTHSIDE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT 20 Nicolson Street, 510 0051. Mon–Sat 9am–6pm. FREE Combin(e)d 3: A Scottish Sequel Until Fri 31 Aug. Prints,
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paintings and textile art by part-time students of the ECA.
■ ST ANDREW SQUARE see edinburghartfestival.com for more information FREE ~ in the fields: Yen to See Different Places Until Sun 2 Sep, daily 10am–6pm. A new commission playing with tourists’ views of idealised landscapes. EAF. ■ ST TRIDUANA’S CHAPEL Restalrig Village, 27 Restalrig Road South, 554 7400. FREE Pilgrimage: Inch Kenneth to St Triduana’s Chapel Until Sun 26 Aug. Thu–Sun 11.30am–4.30pm (Thu 2 Aug opening 6–8pm). Exhibition about multiple histories by art collective 6°WEST. EAF.
■ STICK FACTORY 69c Mayfield Rd, 629 5171. Tue–Sat 10am–5.30pm. FREE The Dancer, The Monkey, and the Seven Deadly Sins Until Thu 16 Aug. Figure-based work by Ross Blair, Laura Gill, Malcolm Sutherland and Nik Walls.
■ STILLS 23 Cockburn Street, 622 6200. Daily 11am–6pm. FREE James Casebere: Home and Other Fictions Fri 3 Aug–Sun 28 Oct. Casebere is known for his interests in architecture and sculptural installations. This first solo exhibition of his works in Scotland spans over 30 years of practice. EAF. ■ SUMMERHALL 1 Summerhall, 0845 874 3001. Daily 11am–7pm. FREE Art & Language Until Thu 27 Sep. Retrospective show of the conceptual art group’s output. EAF.
✽FREE Carolee Schneemann Until Thu 27 Sep. See preview, page
83. EAF. FREE David Michalek: Figure Studies Until Thu 27 Sep. See Artbeat, page 81. EAF. FREE Jean-Pierre Muller: 7 x 7th Street Until Thu 27 Sep. Seven sound sculptures with specially commissioned music. EAF. FREE Phenotype Genotype (PhG) Until Thu 27 Sep. Exhibition of 400 avant-garde works from 1900 to the present. EAF. FREE Robert Kusmirowski: Pain Thing Fri 3–Sun 26 Aug. Acclaimed Polish artist makes vet hospital-themed installation. EAF. FREE Robin Gillanders: The Philosopher’s Garden Redux Until Thu 27 Sep. Photographs of a park beloved by Rousseau. EAF. FREE Static State Until Thu 27 Sep. Witty art from emerging Edinburgh artists. EAF. FREE Venus with Severed Leg Until Thu 27 Sep. William English’s legendary 1975 photoshoot of Vivienne Westwood. EAF. FREE Wolf Vostell Until Thu 27 Sep. Retrospective of the puckish German avant-gardist. EAF. 7x7th Street Fri 3–Sun 26 Aug. £1. Work by Belgian neo-pop artist Jean Pierre Muller.
■ SUPERCLUB GALLERY AND STUDIOS 11a Gayfield Square, superclubstudios. com Thu–Sun 1–6pm. FREE John Brown: Thingsplace Sat 4 Aug–Sun 2 Sep. Work exploring consumer culture and the nature of mass production. EAF. ■ TALBOT RICE GALLERY University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, 650 2210. Mon–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun noon–5pm.
FREE Tim Rollins & KOS: The Black Spot Sat 4 Aug–Sat 20 Oct. Group show by renowned NYC art collective. EAF. FREE Working Papers: Donald Judd Drawings 1963-93 Sat 4 Aug–Sat 20 Oct. The instructional drawings of US sculptor. EAF.
■ TENT GALLERY Evolution House, 78 West Port, 221 6091. Mon–Fri 10am–4pm; Sat & Sun noon–4pm. FREE More Than Bird Until Mon 20 Aug. Exhibition of work by possibly fictional cultural movement. EAF.
■ TORRANCE GALLERY 36 Dundas Street, 556 6366. Mon–Fri 11am–6pm; Sat 10.30am–4pm. FREE Edinburgh Festival Exhibition Until Sat 25 Aug. Paintings by Jack Firth, Jolomo, Dugald Findlay, Ronnie Ford and Tom Watt. FREE Moved by Metal Until Sat 8 Sep. Jewellery by Sheana M Stephen. ■ TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street, 228 1404. FREE ESSA Small Works Exhibition Until Sun 5 Aug, daily 10am–6pm. A selling exhibition (in the atrium) of original mounted A5 works from members of the art societies RSW, SSA and VAS.
■ UNION GALLERY 45 Broughton Street, 556 7707. Mon–Sat 10.30am–6pm; Sun noon–6pm. FREE Dylan Lisle & Clare Duguid Until Sun 5 Aug. New work by figurative painters. FREE MOB (Mark of Beauty) Tue 7 Aug–Mon 3 Sep. Showcase of the best in contemporary Scottish abstract painting, featuring work by John McLean, Fred Pollock, Iain Robertson and more.
■ VARIOUS VENUES see edinburghartfestival.com for info.
✽FREE Susan Philipsz: Timeline Until Sun 2 Sep. Daily 1pm. See
feature, page 82. EAF.
■ THE VINE TRUST BARGE Prince of Wales Dock, off Ocean Drive, 555 5598. Mon–Sat 10am–4pm. FREE Exhibition of Contemporary Scottish Painting Fri 3–Sat 25 Aug. Paintings by the likes of Peter Howson and John Bellany.
■ WEST PRINCES STREET GARDENS see edinburghartfestival.com for info FREE Emily Speed: Human Castle Thu 2 Aug, 3pm. One-off performance by artist concerned with architecture as a space to be inhabited. EAF.
■ WHITE STUFF 89 George Street, 300 0330. Mon–Wed 9.30am–6pm; Thu 9.30am–7pm; Fri–Sat 9.30am–6pm; Sun 11am–5pm.
✽FREE Harry Hill: My Hobby Sat 4 Aug–Sun 2 Sep. See feature, page 18.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
■ JUPITER ARTLAND Bonnington House Steadings, Wilkieston, 01506 889900. Thu–Sun 10am–5pm. Also Mon 27 Aug 2012 10am–5pm. Jupiter Artland Until Sun 16 Sep. £8.50 (seniors £5 on Thu & Fri only; students & under 17s £4.50; under 6s & disabled badge holders free; family £23.50–£31.50). The outdoor sculpture park hosts its third season with new works by Anya Gallacio, Andy Goldsworthy and Henry Castle, plus existing sculptures by the likes of Antony Gormley, Ian Hamilton Finlay and Cornelia Parker. There’s also a new installation by sculptor Tania Kovats.