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O ANNAN GALLERY 130 West Campbell Street. 221 5087/8. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm Sat 930—1230. General Exhibition by regular artists. 0 ART GALLERY & 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.

Ourselves as Others See Us Until Sun

9 Mar. Paintings. prints. drawings

and ceramics which go some way

towards answering Burns‘ wish ‘0

wad some powr the gyftie gie us To

see oursels as others see us'.

Thumbs Up tor Geology in Glasgow .

Museums. A new national

campaign. See Ilunterian Museum.

As Time Goes By Until Tue 1 Apr.

7th Cleveland (UK) International

Drawing Bienniale Sat 15 Mar—Sun 13


0 THE BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151 . Mon—Sat l0am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D]

Lacelrom the Burrell Collection Until summer. Mr Burrell had a passion for lace and collected all manner of cuffs and ruffs. collars and lappcts. This selection of 122 pieces exhibits a wide range ofstyles and techniques from Belgium. France. Italy and Ireland.

0 COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4-100. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. Sat 12—4pm.

The Decoration ol the Suburban Villa 1880—1940 Until 'I‘hurs 27 March. In the 1890s every ideal home had one a blue and gold Arthur Silver wallpaper that is. The gloriously nostalgic exhibition at the Collins celebrates the suburban design of the Silver Studios. A special Scottish section focuses on the northern factories' contribution to the North London suburbs. Templeton and Stoddard carpets. original Nairn lino-blocks and Wylie and Lochhead shop catalogues are featured. See alsoIIuntcrian Art Gallery.

0 COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm.

Contemporary Scottish paintings and

:_ prints An exhibition beginning


Lo conuens GALLERY Gibson Street.

32'l‘he l.l.\l 7 n 20 Mar


334 6386. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 10am—5pm.

Rosemary Beaton Sat 8—end Mar. Exhibition by the winner of the

National Portrait Gallery‘s 1984

competition. with her portrait ofSir

; Robin Day. 0 CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West

Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat

9.30am—12.30pm. General exhibition throughout Mar.

0 FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythswood

Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri

9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 10am—1pm.

Cities —A Grand Tour and

, Contemporary Scottish Paintings Until mid-March.

0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526.

Mon—Fri 10am—l0pm. Sat and Sun l 2—5pm.

Future exhibitions will be announced.


Ingram Street. 552 0704. Mon—Sat

10am—5.30pm. Prints by Ursula Jacob Mon 17

Mar-Thurs 10 Apr. The Swiss teacher joined the Print Studio for a year on a special sabbatical. This exhibition is the result of her stay. 0 GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART Renfrew Street, 332 9797. Mon—Thurs 9.30am-9pm, Fri 9.30am—6pm. Sat lOam—noon. Newberry Gallery:

Student Exhibition Hospitalfield is a hostel where students from all the colleges ofart in Scotland have the opportunity to work away from the college environment. This is an exhibition of Hospitalfield products. Brian Grimwood illustrator. talks about illustration (below. his June [8111 I815) at the invitation of'I’he Creative Forum on 21 March at 7.30pm in the School‘s Mackintosh Lecture Theatre.

O HAGG’S CASTLE 100 St Andrew‘s Drive. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm. Sun 2—5pm.

Mary Queen at Scots A semi-permanent exhibition designed primarily for children.


I University ofGlasgow, Hillhead : Street. 330 5431. Mon—Fri

9.30am—5pm. Sat 9.30—1pm.

From a distance much oi Scottie

Wilson’s work (Third Eye, Glasgow)

= looks deceptively like ragged paper

cut-outs lrom a primary school

classroom. Close to, however, the

; pictures become intricate mazes,

crammed with ornate detail. Obsessive cross-hatching and line shading

swathes many otthe subjects in ribbed

bandages as it they were the victims at some unknown casualty. The heads oi bizarre iigures contain a nightmarish swirl ol little animals or resemble



overcrowded lish tanks. Wilson’s pictures, rarely conilned by a sense at perspective, are the sort that have to be really peered at, and otten you ieel scrutinised in return by the multitude oi beady eyes hall hidden in the dense undergrowth oi shapes.

The exhibition is not a traditional retrospective ol an artist’s work, tor Wilson rarely bothered with dates or titles, yet nevertheless, a pattern emerges. Earlier pictures are usually dominated by ‘Greedies’ and ‘Evils’

Main Gallery:

Art Nouveau irom the Silver Studio 1885—1 910 Until Thurs 27 March. Founded in 1880 by Arthur Silver, this studio was Britain’s largest producer of Art Nouveau designs from 1885—1910. The sinuous. linear motifs which characterise the style abound in this exhibition of domestic treasures.

The Mackintosh House Gallery:

Open as above but closed for lunch 11.30am—12.30pm. A reconstruction on three levels of the architect's

home fitted with his own furniture

and decorated according to the original.

Mackintosh Metalwork Until August. Fittingly opened at the same time as the Silver Studio exhibition. this

small selection of that most

celebrated ofGlasgow artists includes the full range ofMackintosh

silverware currently in production by Sabattini Argenteria S.p.A.. Italy. 0 HUNTERIAN MUSEUM The University ofGlasgow. 339 8855. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat 9.30am—1pm. Thumbs Up tor Geology No mention of dry and dusty cases of bones in this new campaign, designed to increase awareness ofmuseum geological services and collections. Both the Hunterian and Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove qualified to display the cheeky Iduanodon Thumbs Up sign. 0 IMAGES GALLERY 74 Hyndland Road, 334 5311. Mixed exhibition ofetchings and rints. 0 J. D. KELLY GALLERY 118 Douglas Street, 248 6386. Mon—Fri 10.30am—5.30pm. Sat 10am—12.30pm .

unpleasant monsters with bulbous noses— but in the later work, these are replaced by images at paradise, such as birds perched on branches like Christmas tree lights. These compositions are less compulsiver crowded and the colours are more harmonious.

The third son of a taxidermist lrorn Jewish Lithuania, Wilson must rank as one at the most extraordinary iigures in modern art. Aged 38, he suddenly discovered that he could draw while llddling with a gold nib in his Toronto junk shop, and his works were soon recognised by people like Breton and Picasso. The jazz musician, George Melly, was also lascinated by this barely literate Glaswegian when they iirst met in the 1940s and he has just written a book on his lite and work. Melly, who was present at the ! exhibition opening, said thatWilson l was ‘in love with the idea at the innocence at nature’ but hated to be llonised by gallery directors and critics. A poster advertising one at his 1960s exhibitions in Aberdeen suggests that he was more than capable oi managing his own PR: “Amazing Dream Pictures. . . The Show

that Startled Canada . . . £1 ,ooo to Any Person Creating Similar Work.’ (Lucy Ash).