ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST__
the Glasgow Arts Pamphlet Series. Price £4.
0 TRANSMISSION GALLERY 13—15 Chisholm Street. Tue—Sat 12—6pm. Mixed Drawing Show Until 4 Jan. A selection of work made by this gallery collective‘s committee and two guest selectors.
O WASPS 22 King Street, 552 0564. Open Day Sat 14 Dec noon—5pm. Established in 1977, WASPS stands for ‘Workshop and Artists‘ Studio
studios for all kinds of artists in Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Stonehaven and Tillicoultry. A further 75 studios are planned for
' studios at the Glasgow headquarters. Painters, designers, sculptors, silversmiths and stained
to discuss WASPS‘ activities.
0 BACKROOM GALLERY Underneath the Arches, 42 London Street, 556 8329. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Closed 25, 26, 27 Dec and l—4 Jan. This collection of colourful rugs made of hand-dyed yarns was inspired by Greek pottery.
557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am—2pm.
Closed 21 Dec-5 Jan.
The Mackintosh cabinet sold last year for £140,000 will be on display in the gallery. An example of Mackintosh‘s artistic partnership with his wife Margaret, this oak cabinet was designed in 1878 and completed in 1899 for an Edinburgh patron.
O CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace, 556 1010. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm.
Closed 23 Dec—6 Jan.
Land and Sea Christmas Exhibition. Until Sat 21 Dec. An expansive title for an exhibition of mostly 19th century paintings by nearly 50 artists, depicting cattle and coasts, hills and high seas.
A General Collection oi British and European paintings and watercolours, I 1700-1940 On show duringJanuary. 5 0 CANONGATE TOLBOOTH Royal
i Mile. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm.
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7 Children Until summer. While the Museum of Childhood is closed for extension. this exhibition displays some of its many treasures (see KIDS section).
0 CENTRAL LIBRARYGeorge IV Bridge, 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm. Sat 9am-1pm. Closed 25, 26 Dec and 1, 2, Jan. Restricted opening 9am—4pm 24, 27, 30, 31 Dec.
More than a Newspaper Until Mon 31 Dec. Photographs by the paper‘s own able photographers and display panels, trace the Sentinel’s development from humble beginnings to a community newspaper par excellence. For help on how to start your own newspaper call the Sentinel at Wester Hailes (442 4588).
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and others. This is the ﬁfth volume of
Provision Scotland‘ and provides 100
Edinburgh. The open day provides a public opportunity to visit the artists‘
glass artists will have work for sale or commission and staff will be on hand
O BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street,
0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street, 225 2424 ext. 6650. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Closed Sun. Licensed cafe. [D]
Closed 25, 26 Dec and l, 2, 3 Jan. Annette Chevalller Until 7 Jan. Completed in only 12 months. these new paintings represent a new departure for the artist. Moving away from earlier rigid compositions. this exuberant abstract work sets colour into motion.
Ruth Franklin— Ladies and Chairs Until 21 Dec. Daintily balanced atop plinths, these child-sized chairs sway like notes of music on a score. Wood from packing cases, springy wire coils, pieces of corrugated iron and
3 in fact all manner of skip scrap has ; been crafted into the cheerful.
quirky objects on display in the upstairs gallery. All have been
; daubed with liberal coatings of paint
which camouflage the recycled bits and pieces and give each object its
own individual personality. Though originally a craftswoman in clay, Ruth Franklin has turned to a medium and subject matter which is more sculptural than craft. A few of her life drawings are also on display vividly capturing ‘the moment‘ in only a few lines. Her drawing forms the basis for her sculptural work. Tableware — New Domestic Pottery Until 18 Dec. A collection of pots, bowls, mugs and teapots showing a greater use of design and colour on stoneware than in recent years. This is a decidedly functional exhibition. Colour, Rhythm and Dance Paintings and Drawings by J. D. Fergusson and his circle in Paris. Wed 18 Dec—l Feb. As one ofthe ‘Scottish Colourists‘ at the beginning of this century, Fergusson‘s work was heavily inﬂuenced by his experiences in Paris. This exhibition concentrates on the years 1910—1914 when he was living and working in
j that city. The title of the exhibition is
First appearances can be deceiving. Stepping into the Fruitmarlret Gallery, you are presented with a slickly black, shiny installation looking cool and strong in its commercial-style classic design. Mary Kelly hints that she has mirrored advertising to create that
, ‘Ioolt’. Panels oidense hand-written
3 text hang in double page spreads next 9 to images lrom a woman’s wardrobe. : The clothes malre up the unilorm oi
Wild Lothians Until 31 Dec.
today’s busy woman — the black leather jacket, the salt black bag, the lace-up boots, black again. Underlined in French with emotive titles borrowed lrom a Victorian document concerned with the ‘hallucinatory phase of the hysteric crisis’, the clothes are iirst presented tolded and neat, then open and vulnerable, and lastly tied into
‘ bondage by their own laces or belts.
‘Corpus’, the title of the installation, is the first chapter of Interim, a new
; work by Mary Kelly, an American artist
who has been involved in the women’s movement since its beginnings in the sixties. Interim is concerned with the representation of women in middle age and when complete will also include the themes ol money, history and power. ‘Corpus’ reveals the body
And yet there is not a woman in sight. The images of women only emerge when you are drawn to the rellective glass panels and begin to read the
texts. The voice of a narrator leads ypu through the moments of middle age which anger or despair, soiten or warm, or even make you smile. The silver scripts have lipstick red highlights which summarize those moments in catch-words or phrases, just in case you may not have time to read each section from beginning to end. Though it may seem at first that ‘Corpus’ ought to have been published, not hung, Mary Kelly is concerned with the visual quality of the work as much as the written material within it. She is dealing with images and the shape and visibility of the installation has much to do with the visibility of a woman facing a crucial point in her lile.
Full of harsh realities and poignant imaginings, the stories read intimately, like a diary. Frogs, princes, a New York cab with a lizard driver, a bedroom without curtains and a rest-room with migraine-white walls are just some at the landscapes and characters within the body of ‘Corpus’. The narrator in the iirst panel sets the scenes with a coniession. ‘I must admit I’ve never missed an opportunity to glance in a mirror as I passed it, or in a shop window or any rellective surface lor that matter, hoping to catch a glimpse of mysell as others see me.’ (Alice Dain).
Supplication by Mary Kelly
derived from the three main inﬂuences on his work — Fauvist colour principals, rhythm as the pulse of life and the dance of Isadora Duncan and productions of Diaghilev‘s Ballet Russes. This is a Touring Exhibition.
Alterlmages Sat 14 Dec—1 Feb. Nine young artists get together for this exhibition claiming that the only reason they have done so is that they all attended the same school, Craigroyston High. Stimulated by the art department there, they have gone on to develop their individual talents from diverse interests and inﬂuences.
0 COLLECTIVE GALLERY 52-54 High Street. Tue, Wed, Fri l2.30—5.30pm, Thurs 12.30—7pm. Sat 10.30am—5pm. Closed Sun and Mon. Closed over Christmas and New Year. Next exhibition begins 12 Jan. Matthew Inglis Until Mon 16 Dec. Ever seen a donkey box or a ﬂying suitcase? How about a ladder of nails? Ifnot, take a look in the Collective. They‘re all there. Christmas Auction Sat 21 Dec. 2.30pm. An auction for last minute Christmas buying with the art collector in mind. The work on sale will include work by young, less established artists with a sprinkling by artists like Elizabeth Blackadder, John Knox and John Houston. The work can be previewed on Thurs 19 Dec and Fri 20 Dec, 12.30—5.30pm. O CRAMOND SCULPTURE PARK Dunfermline College. Cramond Road Nth, 336 6001. Open all daylight hours.
Scottish Sculpture Open 3 Until 25 Feb. Brave the north-east winds to visit this all-weather sculpture sited in the grounds of the college. The 17 works cover a broad spectrum of 20th century themes and are built from a variety of materials.
0 OEMARCO GALLERY 10 Jeffrey Street, 557 0707. Mon—Sat 10am-6.30pm.
Closed 24 Dec—4 Jan.
Royal Scotsman Until 24 Dec. Between April and August this year, a number of artists travelled on this famous train. This exhibition, organised jointly by Demarco and the Great Scottish and Western Railway Association, depicts the Royal Scotsman in paintings, drawings and photo-montage.
0 ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION 22 Atholl Crescent, 229 1528. Mon, Wed—Sat 10am—5pm. Tues lOam-noon.
Christmas Watercolour Exhibition Until Sat 21 Dec. The Union’s first Christmas exhibition includes work by Bill Baillie, Irene Halliday, James Cumming, Jim Nicholson and others. One third of each sale is donated by the artist to the Union‘s educational trust set up to promote professional exchanges abroad and other activities.
0 FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street, 556 0305. Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm. Sat lOam-lpm. Scottish Paintings 1800-1920 General selection of work.
0 FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Mon—Fri 10am—1pm. 2—5.30pm. Sat lOam—lpm.
Closed 25 Dec—5 Jan.