ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Boys are amongst the artists represented in this show.
0 LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road, Milngavie, 956 235. Tue-Fri 11am-5pm, Sat 7-9pm, Sun 2-5pm. Time & Change - an exhibition of sculpture and jewellery by Norman Gibson.
0 MAIN FINE ART The Studio Gallery, 16 Gibson Street, 334 8858. Tue-Sat loam-5pm , Sun 2-5pm.
O METRO GALLERY 713 Great Western Road, 339 0737. Tue-Sat 10.30am—5pm.
Paintings and Prints by Glasgow Artists.
0 THE MITCHELL LIBRARY Kent Road, 221 7030. Mon—Fri 9.30am—9pm, Sat 9.30am—5pm. The Mitchell Library Past and Present Main Hall.
Finding a Job Level 2.
Andersonlan liaturallsts' Society— centenary exhibition Level 3.
West Scotland Guild ot Spinners, Weavers and Dyers Level 4.
D. II. Lawrence Centenary exhibition Level 5.
All displays are subject to change. 0 PEOPLE’S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green, 554 0223. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm.
James Maxton Until Feb.
Paintings ol the Miners’ Strike 1984/5 Until Dec. Andrew Hay, a young lorry driver, was driven to the easel by what he saw during the miners’ strike. Mick McGahey, Arthur Scargill , strike collections and picket lines are recorded by Hay.
0 THE SCOTTISH DESIGN CENTRE 72 St Vincent Street, 221 6121. Mon—Fri 9.30am-5pm, Sat 9am-5pm.
Design Ior ileed Mon 18 Nov-Thurs 26 Dec. The Intermediate
Technology Development Group, founded 20 years ago by Dr Fritz Schumacher, aims to help pe0ple in developing countries by providing them with more appropriate small-scale technology designed to suit their needs. This exhibition contains examples of such equipment in use and prototypes undergoing trial throughout the world.
Innovative Knitwear Fri 22 Nov—4 J an. Christmas at the Design Centre Fri 22—4 Jan.
0 SCOTTISH EXHIBITION ANO CONFERENCE CENTRE Finnieston, 248 3000. Two restaurants, five bars, open all day. Also snack bars and bank. Access via ramps.
55th Scottish Motor Show Thurs 21 Nov—Sun 1 Dec.
0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. Tue—Sat 10am-5.30pm, Sun 2-5.30pm. Cafe. [D]
Thomas Joshua Cooper ‘Detween Dark and Dark’ A selection of photographs from the artist’s retrospective show seen in Edinburgh earlier this year combined with some new work specially made for Third Eye. His photographs, dense and mysterious, depict landscapes affected by the subtle influences of legend and time. Gallery 2.
William Long -‘I'he Making oI Carmen Mon 18 Nov—l 1 Jan. Bar exhibition. Open Tue-Fri Mam—2.30pm. Sat 11am—5pm, and during evening performances. William Long, himself a principal dancer with Scottish Ballet, has traced the making of Carmen, one of the company’s most recent major productions, in a series of photographs.
O OACKROOM GALLERY Underneath the Arches, 42 London Street, 556 8329. Mon—Sat IOam-5.30pm.
Clive Wilson Until 16 Nov. Drawings by an Ulster artist trained at Edinburgh School of Art in the 605. Fiona Ilealon Sat 23 Nov-Tue 24 Dec. Tapestry rugs in intense bright colours.
0 BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street, 557 4050. Mon—Fri, 10am-6pm. Sat 10am—2pm.
Ernest Archibald Taylor ( 1984—1952). Artist and designer. Tue 26 Nov—Sat 6 Dec. (See panel).
0 CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace, 556 1010. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.
British and European Paintings Until 27 Nov. Watercolours and drawings from the 19th century.
0 CENTRAL LlBRARYGeorge IV Bridge, 225 5584. Mon-Fri 9am—9pm, 9am—1pm.
More than a Newspaper Until 30 Nov. Begun in 1976, the Sentinel has gone from humble beginnings to become a major success story. Distributed free to over 8000 homes in the Wester Hailes/Baberton district, this paper is more than most people’s idea of a local rag. Not only has the Sentinel interviewed many well-known personalities such as David Steel, Adrian Mitchell, Msgr. Bruce Kent and Bob Geldof, but it occasionally paves the way for the dailies in capturing a ‘scoop’. The exhibition traces the development of the paper and illustrates its achievements through photographs and display panels. Anyone interested in starting a paper for their own community should contact the Sentinel (442 4588) for tips and inside information.
Tom Gourdie - Pen & Brush Until 30 Nov. One quarter million books by Tom Gourdie, a retired art teacher from Fife, have been sold to Nigeria and are now being used by schoolchildren there. This exhibition describes and illustrates his special italic writing technique, favoured by many educational systems abroad.
0 CITY ARTS CENTRE 2 Market Street, 225 2424 ext. 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Closed Sun. Licensed cafe. [D]
When the Emperor‘s Warriors Exhibition close on 1 Nov. it had the distinction of becoming the best-attended exhibition ever held outside London. Effective publicity and the compelling story of the tyrant emperor Qin Shihuang drew hordes of people at the rate of 4000 a day — an extraordinary feat considering the size of the exhibition and the time ofyear. Edinburgh is on the map with a ‘blockbuster’.
One City a Patron Until Sat 16 Nov. Paul Nash, David Hockney and Barry Flanagan are just some of the artists in this interesting selection of work from the Southampton Gallery. An Arts Council touring exhibition.
South Atrican Freedom Fighters Until Sat 30 Nov. The struggle for justice and equality in South Africa is described in a documentary exhibition of photographs, text and objects ranging from leg-irons to Zulu spears.
Paintings by Derek Roberts Until Wed 11 Dec. the Pentiand Hills where Roberts lives and works provide a rich environment from which he distills his complex, vibrant paintings.
Something is Happening — an exploration of the life and work of
When June Dedlord picked up a curioust decorated box In a junk shop in Auchterarder twenty years ago , little did she know that she would develop a storage problem tor a collection at over 400 hundred souvenirs, now on display at the Collins Gallery,GIasgow.
Just how that box (which turned out to be a guillwork purse) came to be In a small Scottish town was a mystery June Iollowed to the land oi the silver birch, home at the mighty Iroquois, Micmac and Huron; proud rhythmic names tor the native people ol Eastern Canada.
During the nineteenth century, when travel and communication In North America was opening up, traders and tourists were like magples In their desire to take home native objects irom distant lands as trophies and souvenirs. Swansdown tans decorated with bluebirds and goldtinches turned up In Victorian drawing rooms, ladies canted dainty purses heavily beaded In bright swirling patterns and warm deerskin moccasins were prized possessions. Demand Ior native memorabilia was high and as the market grew, so too did the Intluence at European culture on the indians. It was a slow process as the Indian vision was so dlilerent Irom that ol their visitors.
Most native designs had complex meditative and religious slgnllicance. What might look like a lloral design to the European ls more olten the representation M a dream or celestial happening to an Indian.
But by the height oi the Victorian era, when clutter reigned supreme In British homes, tribes were producing all kinds oi objects iorelge to their own culture, using a blend oI native and European designs and techniques. Both the Clengarry cap and the sporran were Iashionable at that time and were translorrned by the Indians into exotically beaded ornaments. Dulllworkers added calling-card trays, Iampshades and do" cradles to their repertoire.
Long disregarded by anthropologists as derivative and lmpure, this exhibition, the biggest ever on the subject, establishes the beauty and originality ot Indian Souvenir Art on its own terms. The sheer quantity and variety oi objects on display Is glorious and I’m sure anyone visiting the exhibition will have the same covetous leellngs as I did over a Iavourlte pair oi moccasins. Photo courtesy oi Museum at the American Indian lleye Foundation. (Alice Barn)
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The List 15—28 November 31