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0 ANNAN GALLERY 130 West Campbell Street, 221 5087/8. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm Sat 930—1230. 0 THE BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D]
The Age OI Oak Until end Nov. Animals irom the Burrell Collection Wed 4 Dec—30 Jan. Sir William Burrell’s birds and beasts in jade. bronze, textiles, stone and porcelain. Animals feature strongly in the collection and this exhibition is an opportunity to see them displayed together. (See Kids). For the second year running since it opened in 1983. the Burrell has received 1 million visitors between Jan and Oct.
0 COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde, 22 Richmond Street, 552 4400. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. Sat 12—4pm.
Mohawk, Micmac, Maliseet Until Sat 30 Nov. A vast collection of Canadian Indian Souvenir art which all started with a curiously decorated box found in a junk shop in Auchterarder 20 years ago. Moose-hair embroidery, exotically beaded Glengarry caps and porcupine quill boxes are amongst the 400 objects in this unusual exhibition.
Benson and Hedges - Photographers and Illustrators Gold Awards 1985 Fri 6 Dec-Sat 21 Dec. 100 winning and commended entries from the annual Benson and Hedges competition. Entrants, professional and student, were asked to interpret the theme Energy. The exhibition illustrates the scope of this brief in both disciplines and serves to promote the arts of illustration and photography. 0 COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street, 221 6370. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm.
Christmas Exhibition Wed 4 Dec—end Jan. Paintings, original prints. ceramics, jewellery at affordable prices and in practical sizes.
0 CORNERS GALLERY Gibson Street, 334 6386.
George Devlin— Recent Work Until Sat 30 Nov. Drawings and paintings by a Glasgow artist who has crossed the Sahara, designed a set for Scottish Ballet and worked on an art series for Scottish Television.
Corners Christmas Crackers Fri 6
Dec—Tue 24 Dec. Small paintings by artists working in Scotland.
0 FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027.
David Ross Warrillow - Recent Paintings Until Sat 30 Nov. Warrillow. who graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1979. has adopted a form ofstilI-life painting, a branch of ‘trompe l‘oeil‘ art which has fascinated artists for hundreds of years. Gallery closed after this exhibition until the New Year.
0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526.
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Mon—Fri 10am—10pm, Sat and Sun 2—5pm.
Reliet Printing Until 30 Nov. The result of ‘impressing something with bumps and declivities and applied with ink’ onto another surface so as to transfer the ink is a reliefprint. This exhibition illustrates the breadth of reliefprinting today in a selection ofcontemporary prints. Hugh Cameron -Community Artist Until Fri 29 Nov. 80 colour photographs recording the artist‘s work in Glasgow neighbourhoods. New Work Mon 2 Dec—Sat 21 Dec. Eleven young Glasgow artists fill the Centre’s two galleries with recent work. All have strong connections with Glasgow Arts Centre; indeed both Bill McQuarrie and Neil MacDonald are drawing and painting tutors on the staff.
0 GLASGOW ART GALLERY 8: MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Restaurant. [D] Voluntary guides are available free ofcharge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Contact the enquiry desk.
Black Picture Art: The Mezzotint Until 9 Jan. Mezzotint (from the Italian meaning half-tone) was a printing
method used in the 18th and early 19th centuries as a reproductive medium particularly in book illustration. It used tone rather than line which made it eminently suited to the reproduction of paintings. Currently enjoying a revival as a creative medium in its own right. the mezzotint is described and illustrated in this exhibition ofwork drawn from the Kelvingrove and Hunterian Art Gallery collections. Scottish Craltwork Fri 29 Nov-12 Jan. The Scottish Craft Centre based in Edinburgh, goes west to mount this large exhibition of contemporary craft work. Though traditional, domestic work will be on display. non-functional, sculptural work will also be represented, challenging our preconceptions of craft. Work on display may be purchased. 0 GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 128 Ingram Street, 5520704. Mon-Sat l0am—5.30pm. Unique and Original Until 4 Dec. Prints by artists not normally known for their work in that medium. George Wyllie - sculptor. Alasdair Gray — novelist and painter, Steven Campbell — painter are among the 18 names in Scottish art who have
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With a iew notable exceptions, artists interested in watercolouras an expressive medium in its own right rather than as an auxiliary to oil painting received belated recognition in Scotland. However the decades from the 1870’s produced impressive stylistic and technical innovations with the establishment of the Scottish Society at Painters in Watercolours and the patronage of an increasingly wealthy, artistically aware, middle class. The exhibition at the Hunterian PrintGallery highlights the important period irom the 1870’s to the 1950’s with nearly 50 watercolours and drawings from the Glasgow University collection.
‘There is nothing so beautiful as watercolour. One associatesireedom and charm of expression with it,’ wrote McTaggart, whose river scene ‘Playing Truant' opens the show. Since watercolour is both more portable and dries tasterthan oil paint, it was preferred by artists like the Glasgow Boys, who painted plein air subjects. But ‘ireedom’ should not be coniused with slapdash execution ior many oi the works exhibited involve complex painstaking techniques.
Crawhall’s mastery of the ditticult technique at painting on linen is demonstrated in ‘A Trout Rising’ where the colours retain their original watery ireshness. The miniature watercolour on ivorine, ‘Gran', took Pringle six months of weekly sittings to complete. It is built up of a mosaic oi tiny dots of paint which cunnineg reproduce the wrinkled texture ol the subject’s skin and the intricate lace pattern other shawl.
Melville’s radical technique at soaking paper in Chinese white and working with blobs ot colour on a wet surlace, iniluenced artists as diverse
as Herald, Fergusson and Maxwell. This seemingly random method was otten rehearsed on a piece at glass overthe picture betore actual application. By avoiding brushmarks Melville conveyed the shimmering heat and light of the exotic locations he worked in, such as Alrica, the Near East and in one oi the works on show — “A ByWay in Granada' — Southern Spain.
Burns’ work in tooled gold leai and imitation vellum provides a polar opposite to Melville’s bold spare style. The lormer’s fascination with medieval illuminated manuscripts is apparent in his elegant 1933 illustration lor The Song of Solomon. The clarity oi colour and design in Mackintosh‘s Port
Vendres paintings reveals his architect’s training. In sharp contrast Maxwell’s use at leathery ink blotches and a lime green wash in his ‘Head oi a Nude' suggests the iantasy world oi Chagall, whom he much admired.
Eardley, widely known for her
Aberdeenshire landscapes, also painted a series of local people trom her studio in Townhead. Her pastel on sandpaper of Pat Samson is an extraordinarily vivid portrait of a boss-eyed red-headed little girl. Olthe Samson children she wrote;‘For me they are Glasgow, this sort oi richness
which Glasgow has and I hope it always
will have.’ (Lucy Ash).
The List 29 Nov— 12 Dec 31