Galleries - August 2013

page 11 Scottish art ‘Elizabeth Blackadder: The Nature of Things’. In contrast to her major RSA retrospective of two years ago this time we are offered the more modest and imitate side of Blackadder’s highly personal art. There is also an exhibition of the up-and-coming painter Paul Reid entitled ‘Mythologies’ where he renders scenes from the ancient myths in an uncanny super- realist manner. Finally at Edinburgh’s own City Art Centre the international and national come together with a double bill. The exhibition ‘Coming into Fashion’ draws on the world- wide photographic archives of the great fashion publisher Condé Nast and includes glamorous couture images from the likes of Beaton, Bailey and Testino; while their other offering, ‘Dress to Kill’ shows how Scottish painters have captured the changing fashion in dress from the 17th century to the present. After Bill Hare’s usual exhilarating round up of Edinburgh Festival shows, some interesting ‘extras’ that have since caught our eye! The first is an exhibition in a distinctly unusual venue by one of this country’s most remarkable artists – Ana Maria Pacheco at the St Albert’s Catholic Chaplaincy. The main sculptural piece here, Memória Roubada - ‘ stolen memories’ – consisting of two wooden cabinets shelved with rows of sculpted heads – takes on themes of power and its abuse and religious confrontation that its context, in an 18th C. town house in George Street, that is home to the Dominican Order of Preachers, only makes even more emotionally resonant. Meanwhile over at Edinburgh College of Art , the next generation of artists gets an opportunity to showcase its talents to the Festival crowds as 80 of its post graduates – artists, designers and architects – go on exhibition for a week or so (17-25 August). As a place where many leading figures in the visual arts today have begun life, not a bad place to start looking for the future famous! Lastly, take some time to go over to the Holyrood Park area where Paul Tebble and his associate Junko Shibe produce their beautiful, and beautifully functional ‘art’ ceramics for their Meadows Pottery. Based not 200 yards from where the great Scottish artist Harry Taylor Wise ran his Holyrood Pottery before the war, they carry on his honourable tradition to good effect. Nicholas Usherwood I mages previous page: Ursula Hunter, Endangered Animals Screen (detail) at Ediburgh College of Art A mid 18th century Scottish basket hilted backsword, estimate £2,000-3,000 at Bonhams Scottish Sale Ken Currie, Bathhouse at the National Scottish Portrait Gallery Elizabeth Blackadder, Three Fish at The Scottish Gallery 16. GALLERIES AUGUST 13 CARDIFF a THE ALBANY GALLERY 74b Albany Road, Cardiff CF24 3RS Summer Exhibition. Jun 28–Aug 10. A changing selection of work from over 50 artists including gallery regulars and exciting newcomers. Andrew Douglas Forbes, Ian Hargreaves, Jon Thompson, Penelope Timmis. Aug 16–Sep 7. New work from four of the gallery’s leading artists. Mon–Sat 10–5, Sun 11–4 t 029 2048 7158 b THE FRAME SHOP 17 Pontcanna St, Cardiff CF11 9HQ In conjunction with Harbour Lights Gallery, Pembrokeshire, we will now be selling Original Welsh Art, including Kyffin Williams, William Selwyn, John Knapp Fisher and many more. Also Limited Edition Prints and Sculpture. Open 7 days t 01348 831549 c MARTIN TINNEY GALLERY 18 St Andrew’s Crescent, Cardiff CF10 3DD Kevin Sinnott: New Paintings. Until Aug 10. Summer Exhibition: changing exhibition over three floors by Wales’ leading 20th century and contemporary artists. From Aug 12. Mon–Fri 10–6, Sat 10–5 t 029 2064 1411 d ST DAVID’S HALL EXHIBITION SPACE The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AH Welsh Artist of the Year 2013. Jun 10–Aug 6. Founded during the millennium year to promote and celebrate the wealth of artistic activity in Wales. Originally intended as a one–off event, the competition is now in its 13th year. Please note: Gallery closed from Aug 7, re-opening Sep 6. Mon–Sat 10–4, open most evenings admn free t 029 2087 8500 ANGLESEY e TEGFRYN GALLERY Cadnant Road, Menai Bridge Anglesey, Wales LL59 5EW Summer/50th Anniversary Exhibition. Celebrating 50 years of the Tegfryn Gallery, one of Wales’ longest established galleries. Includes Kyffin Williams, Ceri Richards, Augustus John, Gwen John, Donald McIntyre and many others. Showing through August. Mon–Sat 10–5, Sun 11–4.30 t 01248 715128