drawing and painting by professional artists either for individuals or small groups will begin in the New Year. Five working studios are nearing completion on the 1st and 3rd floors catering for classes and young artists. Those interested in enrolling for classes or using studio space should contact Michael Main as soon as possible as places are limited.

0 THE MITCHELL LIBRARY Kent Road. 221 7030. Mon—Fri 9.30am—9pm. Sat 9.30am—5pm.

The Mitchell Library has a series of

. exhibitions on each of its five floors.

o PEOPLE’S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.

Recently Acquired Modern Paintings Until endJan. An earlyJames Morrison canvas (originally commissioned by Camp Coffee) and a very large. exuberant Norman Kirkham portrait of the well-loved music hall stars Fran and Anna. are amongst the newest paintings of Glasgow and Glaswegians at the Poeople‘s Palace. brought together in this special showing. Younger artists include Peter llowson. Alexander Guy and Sheenah McGregor.

0 POLLOK HOUSE 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 632 0274. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. All the Tea in China Mon 20Jan—Tues 1 April. The four figures in tea gowns (from the period 1890—1903). loose flowing affairs which gave much and welcome relief from the stifling stays

and corsets. supply an interesting

barometer to the regard in which the tea ceremony used to be held. A concept imported from France. the ceremony was initially an informal affair for ladies. As gentlemen were gradually admitted. the ladies‘ costumes became increasingly elaborate. The loose costumes (by 1905 more essential to a lady‘s wardrobe that a dinner frock) were seen by some parties as indicative of loosening and decline of moral standards. In addition to costume. tea services. caddies and ceramics are displayed in this exhibition.

organised in conjunction with a «. teaching programme at the Burrell.

o PROVAND'S LORDSHIP 3 Castle Street. Mon-Sat 9.30—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.

Annan’s Photographs Indefinite. The closes and wynds photographed by Annan. Glasgow photographer. Etchings and Prints ol the Glasgow Cathedral Area Indefinite. Hawkie. Rab Haw the Glasgow Glutton and Old Malabar the Juggler are amongst the Glaswegian characters in this selection of Victorian prints. 0 THE SCOTTISH DESIGN CENTRE 72 St Vincent Street. 221 6121. Mon-Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat 9am—5pm.

Light Directions Sat 25 Jan—Thurs 13 Feb. As lighting is an essential consideration for dark. Northern winter living, this exhibition shows how it can transform our living spaces.


248 3000. Two restaurants. five bars.

open all day. Also snack bars and bank. Access via ramps. NewYearCarnlval Until 11 Jan.


The aim behind the work exhibited at

the Corners Gallery was to observe very

closely everday objects, to see and record every detail, almost

photographically. Also to ‘zoom in' on a

piece, to locus attention on a detail, like a button or stitching on the edge at a jacket and produce an interesting, almost abstract image. Therelore, although all the studies are from lite, the results tend towards abstraction. All the drawings are work from the Visual Art Studio, whose aim it is to prepare students to compile a porttolio lor entry to art school. One otthe conditions at acceptance to the Studio is that the students have a serious committment to art as a career.

It is part at a scheme at Strathclyde

Robert Brothers International Super Circus Until 25 Jan. (See KIDS section).

0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Sun 2-5.30pm. Cafe. 10]

Thomas Joshua Cooper ‘Between Dark and Dark’ Until 11 Jan. Photographs of dark thickets and black mysterious seas where legend has been subtly tampering with nature. William Long —The Making of Carmen Until I 1 Jan. Bar exhibition. ()pen Tue—Fri l lam—2.30pm. Sat

11am—5pm and during evening

performances. Photographs by dancer/photographer William Long ofCarmen. the ballet. in the making. A Selection from the 4th Smith Biennial Until 11 Jan. Glasgow artists are making their marks strongly. The

Regional Council tor young specialists (dance at the Scottish Ballet School and music at Douglas Academy being the other two branches). The studio also aims to show students that they are capable at very high standards at work— indeed up to a professional level. The Scottish Arts Council’s touring exhibition, ‘Reliet Printing’ bore this out, including work by three at the Studio’s students amongst the thirty exhibtors. Their policy is also to involve the students in preparing the exhibition, irom choosing the title, sending out press releases and ordering the wine. Thus exhitions are made to be an everyday occurrence and having a public a normal part at lite tor a visual artist. (Sally Kinnes

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statistic that over halfofthe 65 artists selected for the Biennial are now living or were trained in Glasgow seems proofof that. Twenty-seven artists from the exhibition. organised by the Stirling Smith Gallery and seen in Stirling earlier this year have been selected for this venue before the exhibition travels in full to London. Prizewinners ofthe Biennial were [an McCulloch (1st). Lys Hansen (2nd) and Adrian Wiszniewski (3rd).

PeterWilson- Paintings Sat 18 Jan-Sat 15 Feb. Third Eye kicks off the New Year with a thoroughly Glasgow artist. After ten years painting abstracts and an interval as a performance artist. Wilson turned to his own life experiences and childhood and began painting figurative mini-psychodramas.

Well-known for his work of the 70s. based on his experiences working in a gents’ outfitters. Wilson's paintings provide food for thought with a good sprinkling of humour and wit. a commodity not lacking in Glasgow. Peter Wilson will give a talk in the Gallery on Sat 18 Jan at 3pm. Free. An exhibition publication with text

by Sarah Kent and Robert Ayres will = be available at an exhibition price of 1

£4 (£5 retail price).

Juga Night Dates as above. A series of images and texts from a new publication by Matrix. whose aim is to explore all art forms and their relation to poetry.

Streetstyles Dates as above. An open .

photographic exhibition which carries the theme ‘personal style as promenaded on Glasgow‘s streets‘.

0 ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street. 226 2428.

A Selection from the Photographic Art Sat 11 Jan-8 Feb. One of the two satellite exhibitions (the other at the Commonwealth Pool) accompanying a major photographic exhibition at Stills.

O BACKROOM GALLERY Underneath the Arches. 42 London Street. 556 8329. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.

This collection ofcolourful rugs made of hand-dyed yarns was inspired by Greek pottery.

O BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street. 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—2pm.

General exhibition ol19th and early 20th century Scottish paintings. Also on display Mackintosh cabinet designed in 1878 and an example of the designer/painter/architect‘s artistic partnership with his wife Margaret.

0 CALTDN GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.

General Collection of British and European paintings and watercolours, 1700—1940 On show throughout January.

0 CANONGATE TDLBODTH Royal Mile. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

Art, Laughter and the Bright Eyes ol Children Until summer. While the Museum ofChildhood is closed for extension. this exhibition displays some of its many treasures (see KIDS section).

0 CENTRAL LIBRARY George lV Bridge. 225 5584. Mon-Fri 9am—9pm. Sat 9am—1pm.

The Thirties Until 17 Feb. Books and memorabilia.

SEAD Until 17 Feb. Scottish Education and Action for Development looks at the debate. ‘A Woman‘s Place is in the World.‘

0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext. 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Closed Sun. Licensed cafe. [D]

Colour, Rhythm and Dance Until Sat 1 Feb. Paintings and drawings by J. D. Fergusson and his circle in Paris. The three words ofthe title describe the exhibition perfectly. The colour is harmonious and strong and the subjects. animate or otherwise. are depicted with the poise and grace of the dancer. Paris changed the bold Scotsman‘s work beyond recognition

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