paintings in the bar.

0 WASHINGTON GALLERY 44 Washington Street. 221 6780. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Sat lOam—lpm.

Masters Old and New Until 14 Sept. Scottish paintings.

One or the treasures currently on show at the Burrell (See listings)


o BACKRODM GALLERY Underneath the Arches, 42 London Street, 556 8329. Mon—Sat loam—5.30pm. The gallery re-opens alter a long closure with

New Works Throughout July. Selected paintings. drawings and sculpture by Scottish Art College graduates.

O 7/9 BELL'S BRAE Dean Village. 225 3213. Open 5.30—7pm.

Aleksander, Adam and Michael Zyw Until Sat 28 June. While the major Zyw exhibition takes place at the Gallery of Modern Art. the family also exhibit at their Edinburgh home.

0 BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street, 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—2pm.

Far From the Madding Crowd Until Sat 28 June. An exhibition of British. European and American rural painting 1850—1920.

0 CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.

Summer Exhibition '86 Until Sat 2 Aug. A mixed exhibition of watercolours and prints by over 100 British and European artists from the 17th—20th centuries.

0 CANONGATE TOLBOOTH Royal Mile. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

The New Museum ofChildhood will open on 22 July. Until then this venue shows just some ofthe toys and games for children over the centuries.

0 CENTRAL LIBRARY George [V Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm. Sat 9am—1pm.

The Scottish Enlightenment Until Tue 8 July. A staircase exhibition previewing a subject later to be a major theme in the Edinburgh Festival this year.

Lepra Fights Leprosy Until 5 July. An exhibition on the work of Lepra ‘The British Leprosy Relief Association. As part of the Leprosy Week programme Prof Lechat will be giving a public lecture at the library on Thurs 3 July at 12.15pm. Contact 226 4764 for information.

0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street,

225 2424 ext. 6650. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Closed Sun. Licensed cafe. {D}

Claywork Until Sat 5 July. Continuing the City Arts Centre‘s policy of promoting local activities. this exhibition shows the work of Lothian Region‘s day and evening pottery classes.

Edinburgh College oi Art Design Degree Show Until Fri 4 July. Final year students ofdesign and crafts show offtheir wares. Ceramics. glass. textiles and furniture make up this popular annual show.

Design irom Napier College Sat 28 June—Sat 5 July. Design and photography by Edinburgh students. From Thurs 17 July. the City Art Centre will be hosting the major textile exhibition for the Commonwealth Arts Festival. It will take up all four floors of the centre

and will feature work from every

region ofthe Commonwealth. Not to be missed.

0 COLLECTIVE GALLERY 52—54 High Street. Tue. Wed. Fri 12.30-5.30pm. Thurs 12.30—7pm. Sat ' 10.30am—5pm. Closed Sun and Mon. Alan Shipway- Buddha Turns His Back on His Dld Way oi Living Until Tue 1 July. Drawings and paintings. See panel

Paul Gardener Sat 5—Tue 22 July. Transition an attempt through images. shapes and colour to explain mystery and imagination.

O DEMARCO GALLERY 10Jeffrey Street. 5570707. Mon—Sat 10am—6.30pm.

Demarco Gallery Artists Until end

June. Work by a variety of artists who have shown with Demarco in the past.

Nocturns, Jeri Nolan Tue 1i uly—Sat 12

July. A first solo show for an Edinburgh artist who has been

involved in magazine production.

recording studios and sciences. He

. has now chosen to concentrate on ' painting.


Lauriston Place. 229 9311.

Mon—Thurs 10am—5pm. Sat 10 —12noon.


1 George Square. 667 1011. Mon—Fri


Pick up a Penguin Now extended to 30 , Sept. An exhibition illustrating the

development of Penguins since their

debut in 1935.

0 ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION 22 Atholl Crescent. 229 1528. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (Tue 10am—12.30pm).

Watercolours and drawings by Sister

Meeda Inglis and Oils. Embroidered

: Appliqués and Serigraphs by Frances Parker Until Sat 5 July.

0 FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street. 5560305. Mon—Fri

. 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 10am—1pm. Eric Prehn Until 5 July. Architectural

scenes in pastel tempera. A memorial exhibition to this

" Russian-born artist who died in Edinburgh last year.

0 FORREST MCKAY 38 Howe Street. 226 2589. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—lpm.

Scottish Paintings from 1800 onwards Rugs and porcelain. General display throughout May.


Cresent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri

10am-1 pm. 2—5.30pm. Sat 10am—1pm.

The French Institute will be closed until August when they re-open the gallery with an exhibition of Roland Topor’s work.

0 FRUITMARKET GALLERY 29 Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Closed Sun & Mon. Licensed cafe.

Gilbert and George: The Paintings Until Sat 5 July. The one and only act ofoil painting by the fine art world's most famous double act. Completed 15 years ago. these six large triptychs were considered unusual for the directions ofartists at the time. but in the eighties. they re-emerge at one with the figurative revivalists. The green picture-postacrd blankness may appeal or it may leave you cold. Gilbert and George seem happy to create such diverse reactions.

Gareth Fisher— Sculpture Until Sat 5 July. Leaving England‘s green and pleasant land far out ofthe picture. the sculptures by this young Scottish artist look to pillared temples. volcanoes and the debris of civilisation. Their fragile. pastel plaster casts conceal and confine objects and fragments ofobjects, much as a ruined city would. As a group they have a thoughtful presence individually. their impact might fall apart.

0 GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D] The Nature oi Painting Until Sun 20

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The Collective Gallery is just that.

Eighteen months ago, a group at artists and art students, dissatisiied with the existing opportunites tor showing their work, lounded the gallery torthe use of young and lesser-exposed artists.

Selection lor exhibitions was to be made by the membership ltseli, leading to an eclectic range or subjects, ideas and images. With exhibitions lasting only two weeks

shows does vary, but this way everyone gets the chance and learns about the gallery business into the bargain. Recently, as the result oi an MSC Community Programme, the gallery has presented a more prolessional, better organised image, dltilcult in the past with almost no linancial resources at all. Now two part-time workers stall the gallery and provide the administrative back-up required. The premises look brighter, cleaner and

But the Collective is in trouble. Just as things were beginning to move torward, the Collective were asked to move on. Edinburgh District Council have plans to renovate that part oi the High Street tor other purposes and the pressure is on to ilnd new premises. Where to? Moving irom such a central position would surely mean a dramatic loss at visitors. Having a shop lront in a busy street opens the door to a much wider audience as galleries and art centres like Third Eye Centre in Glasgow well appreciate. But without some help, the Collective cannot lunction in such a position. Supplemented by personal contributions at money and energy, their shoestring budget has only just managed to keep pictures on the walls. As their summer programme of exhibitions gets underway, the search tor a new gallery space begins in earnest. Contident or their product and policies, the Collective are willing to take a look at any otters.

The current exhibition (see picture) by Alan Shipway is something at a departure irom the Collective's recent string at large sculptural work. Earth colours lightly outline the ‘Buddha turning his back on the old way at living’ and the llgurehead or another religion, Jesus, “waking a sleeping watcher‘. Simple, almost primitive landscapes humble the pictures,

providing them with an escape irom I

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