To the best of my knowledge
the dates and other details on this page are correct, but I give no
if you are aware of any inaccuracies, or if you have details of any
other photographic exhibitions in Edinburgh.
Thank you - Peter
PHOTOGRAPHS OF JOHN DEAKIN
Until 12 January 2003
At: Dean Gallery, 73
Belford Road, Edinburgh
Part of the Lloyds TSB
Scotland Year of Photography at the National Galleries of Scotland
Admission £3 (£2)
[Copyright] The Conde Nast
Below is the National Galleries of Scotland's review of the exhibition:
John Deakin Exhibition
"The photographs of John Deakin (1912-1972)
have a clarity of vision and a brutal directness: their intensity is both
fascinating and shocking in equal measure.
Whether he was photographing writers, artists,
fashion models, or Hollywood stars for British Vogue (where he achieved notoriety for
being fired twice), or portraying his artist and poet friends in London's
bohemia, Deakin made no concessions to his subjects' vanity. His
friend, the painter Francis Bacon, also commissioned and used Deakin's
photographs as the basis for several of his works.
The exhibition has been selected by Robin
Muir, former picture editor at
Vogue and specialist on Deakin's work.
It will include over 150 photographs of people and places, many of them
previously unseen, captured by the unrelenting eye of a photographer who
was both loved and loathed for his character and his work."
[National Galleries of Scotland]
Enquiries: 44 (0)131 624 6200
Recorded Info: 44 (0)131 332 2266
Galleries of Scotland hold a series of lunchtime lectures in their
galleries, beginning 12.45pm and usually lasting about half an hour.
Admission is normally free.
I discover any that cover photography, I'll list them below:
22 January 2003
Portrait Gallery, Queen
Callum Colvin's Ossian
Normand, St Andrew University
COCKBURN ASSOCIATION LECTURE
Thomas Begbie's Photographic Plates
Cecelia Cavaye will give
a talk with slides to the Cockburn Association:
House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh
POSTPONED until a later date, due
Thomas Begbie's Photographic
of 19th century Edinburgh
(or earlier) until
at least June 2003
Prints of Edinburgh
Edinburgh Central Library, George IV Bridge
[in the display cases between ground floor and 2nd floor]
Butchart was City Librarian from 1942. In
1951 and 1955, he published books,
cataloguing and commenting on the collection of prints and
drawings held by the Edinburgh Room of Edinburgh Central
had a particular interest topographical prints of Edinburgh. The
exhibition comprises prints from:
Old Houses in Edinburgh (Bruce J Howe) and
- Picturesque Views of Edinburgh (John W Ewbank).
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Your Hospital, Your Heritage
THE ROYAL INFIRMARY OF EDINBURGH
1 May 2003 to 30
Edinburgh University Library, George Square
This exhibition includes
documents, minutes, notes, scientific instruments, and archival
photographs. It covers the history of the
hospital which was located on three different sites over
James Stanton Exhibition
2 June 2003 to 30
Edinburgh Central Library, George IV Bridge
[in the Fine Art Room]
Opening Times as for Central Library
Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm
This exhibition shows a set of 24 digitally
printed pictures, about A4 size.
I found some interesting images
of reflections and shadows amongst them, but felt that the
exhibition would have had more impact if the images had been
produced on higher quality paper and framed.
"Wish You Were Here"
WISH YOU WERE HERE
Travellers' Tales from Scotland 1540-1960
1 June 2003 to
13 October 2003
National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
[opposite Edinburgh Central Library]
Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm
(10am to 8pm during Edinburgh Festival)
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 2pm to 5pm
This is a major exhibition,
showing diaries, travel notes, home movies, photographs, etc.
It includes items from the National Library's collection,
Scottish Railway Preservation Society and other collections - to
show the changing face of Travel in Scotland over 400 years.
I found the exhibition very interesting.
The Seine & The Sea
6 August 2003 to October 2003
Royal Scottish Academy
This major exhibition marks the
re-opening of the gallery following four years' work to complete
Stage One of the
Playfair Project. The exhibition is to remain open for
12 weeks and
[at the time of its opening - 4
Aug 03] is expected to
attract around 100,000 visitors.
The paintings on display are by the
impressionist painter, Claude
Monet, from the period 1878-1883.
The National Gallery in its publicity
for the exhibition says:
"Come and experience the
changing seasons of French rural landscape, ice floes on the River Seine,
orchards and meadows.
Get swept away by sublime seascapes, great cliffs and
Over eighty paintings contrast the rural
town of Vetheuil and the Normandy Coast."
100 Great Photographs
100 Great Photographs
A Collection by Bruce Bernard
10 July 2003 to
7 September 2003
Dean Gallery, Edinburgh
Following his selection of 100
photographs for the book "Century", Bruce Bernard, has selected
another 100 photographs from the 1840s to the 1990s.
Bernard was a newspaper picture editor. He worked for the Sunday
Times in the 1970s. He was asked to compile this collection of
pictures in 1996. He died four years later.
Early August (?)
to 16 September 2003
Ocean Terminal - Leith Docks
In 2002, Trevor and Faye
Yerbury created an
exhibition titled Citizens.
It comprised their photographs of characters of Edinburgh, some
famous, others not. The subjects were chosen after
the Edinburgh Evening News invited its readers to suggest
Following the success of the 2002
Exhibition, a further exhibition of photographs of the people of
Edinburgh, taken by Trevor and Faye Yerbury, is being held in 2003,
entitled Citizens II.
A total of 160 photographs have been
hung on the walls of the 1st and 2nd floor of the Ocean Terminal shopping
mall to form this exhibition.
Edinburgh Evening News: 4 August
PHOTOGRAPHER'S LECTURE 2003
Landscape and After
Saturday 11 October 2003
Edinburgh College of Art
Main Lecture Theatre, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
This is the 10th in a series of annual
lectures in Edinburgh, hosted by the Scottish Society for the History of
Photography. These events were sponsored initially by Kodak, then
for many years by Polaroid UK. Previous speakers have included .
This year's lecture by Fay Godwin
coincides with a retrospective exhibition of her work being shown at
the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Queen Street, Edinburgh.
The lecture was very well attended.
Fay spoke of:
- early portraits of her family,
and photography from her days of working with the Welfare Services at
- landscape photos published in a
book alongside Ted Hughes' poems.
- landscape photos for several
other books, including The Oldest Road in Europe, The Drovers' Roads of
Wales, The Saxon Shore Way, Rodney Marsh, Dungeness, and Our Forbidden
Her love of the land was clear.
Fay worked hard to promote the work of the Ramblers' Association, of which
she became President.
Fay showed many monochrome photos and some of her more recent work in
colour. She spoke of her early enthusiasm for printing her own
photos in the darkroom.
She also sees the opportunities offered by digital photography; but is
concerned that many of the background photos taken in the digital age may be
discarded if they are not needed immediately for publication.
11 October 2003 to
11 January 2004
(12 and under £3)
National Galleries of Scotland
Portrait Gallery - Queen Street
A retrospective exhibition, covering 40
The exhibition includes:
- Early portraits (including
the poet Ted Hughes and Salman Rushdie)
- Landsacpes, including Scotland
(Fay is best known for her landscape work.)
- Bradford, Yorkshire (The textile
industry and the Asian community - 1990)
- Glassworks (Plants
through glass and layers of materials)
The book Fay Godwin: Landmarks is on sale at
to 24 January 2004
Open 10am to 5pm (Mon to Sat)
City Art Centre, Market Street,
[opposite the northern exit from
There are many statues and
particularly around the centre of Edinburgh. This
exhibition provides an opportunity to discover more about
them. It is on two floors and includes maps, models,
paintings by Thomas Lauder and by Ewbank, photographs by
Begbie, and historical notes
on many of the monuments, including:
and statues of Sir Walter Scott.
High Street: the site of a monument since 1365,
Monument Calton Hill: an unfinished memorial to
Monument Calton Hill: Designs by Alexander Nasmyth and
David Hume statue,
High Street: commissioned by the Saltire Society, 1993.