ART & EXHIBITIONS LISTw
O METRO GALLERY 713 Great Western Road 339 0737. Tues — Sat 10.30am — 5pm.
Mixed Exhibition Until Sat 26 Apr. Paintings, limited edition prints and objects. Artists include Coyle. Ewing, Jamieson, Leech, Snyder and Taylor. Small selection of paintings of Glasgow's west end.
0 THE MITCHELL LIBRARY Kent Road, 221 7030. Mon-Fri 9.30am—9pm, Sat 9.30am—5pm. Entrance Hall:
The Mitchell Library Past and Present Until end Apr.
, Scottish Labour History Society Display
Until end Apr.
i The Merchant City Until end Apr.
Current plans for redeveloping the
3 18th and 19th century core of = commercial Glasgow.
Level 4: Thomas Lipton and the Americas Cup
5 Until end Apr. A selection of
s photos, clippings and memorabilia
e from the Mitchell collection, relating to this famous Glaswegian
f sportsman and working-class-boy-made-good.
g Exhibition of antique postcards Until
end Apr. Over 60 views of the Clyde resorts from the Mitchell collection.
e PEOPLE’S PALACE MUSEUM
Glasgow Green, 554 0223. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 2-5pm. Glasgow‘s
s museum ofworking life.
% Easterhouse - A Scheme for the Future ; Until Mon 30 June. Despite its acknowledged problems,
i Easterhouse. built to house 50,000
people from the tenement areas in the city centre, can boast a number
; of cultural successes (see panel). O POLLOK HOUSE 2060 Pollokshaws
Road, 632 0274. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2—5pm.
Neighbour to the Burrell Collection, I this 18th century house contains the
Stirling Maxwell Collection of Spanish paintings and period furnishings.
O PROVANO'S LOROSHIP 3 Castle
Street. Mon-Sat 9.30—5pm. Sun
Annan’s Photographs Until summer. 1 The work of the Victorian
i photographer, James Annan.
i Etchings and Prints oi the Glasgow
3 Cathedral Area Until summer.
2 Victorian prints illustrating some of ; Glasgow’s colourful characters.
9 0 THE SCOTTISH DESIGN CENTRE 72 I St Vincent Street, 221 6121.
Mon-Fri 9.30am—5pm, Sat 9am-5pm.
'; Formica on Form Until Tue 8 Apr. 3 The production, application and f marketing of Formica‘s laminates,
' including the work of the British
Sailing to Success Until Tue 8 April. An exhibition for specialists shows the work of Nautech, a company born in a garage and now the world’s largest manufacturer of autopilot systems for the leisure marine industry.
Proilt by Design Until Wed 16 Apr. An exhibition illustrating how design consultants are improving the design of products from heavy engineering to fashion.
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Close, (Third Eye Centre, Glasgow) reveals the hidden splendour oi Victorian Glasgow. Wally (Wah-ley) is the Gaelic word tor ceramics and Carroll’s camera lovingly iocuses on the ornate patterned tiles which decorate the communal walls and stairways at many tenements in the city. Stained glass windows, another important period feature, benefit from the remarkably sensitive treatment oi light in these photographs. Patches oi translucent colour on gleaming walls and stone iloors impart an almost church-like atmosphere to the closes. The 4D coloured photographs are arranged in a progressive sequence beginning at the iront door and ending atthe top with a magniiicent skylight discovered in Dennistoun. This exhibition, the fruit of two years work, involved a painstaking search for photogenic specimens throughout the city. Carroll carried his equipment around surreptitiously in plastic bags instead oi camera cases as he hates “looking like a photographer'. Before
CONFERENCE CENTRE Finnieston. 248 3000. Two restaurants. five bars, open all day. Also snack bars and bank. Access via ramps.
Scottish Computer Show Tue 15—Thurs 17 Apr.
3 o TRANSMISSION GALLERY 13—15
Chisolm Street. Tues-Sat 12-6pm.
:‘ Louise Lyons and Richard Walker-
3 Paintings Tue 8—26 Apr.
o THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall
Street. 332 7521 . Tue-Sat 10am— 5.30pm, Sun 2—5.30pm. Cafe. [D]
E The Architecture of Adolf Loos Until
Sun 27 Apr. In common with his
contemporaries Frank Lloyd Wright I and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Loos rebelled against the style of his day. His design for furniture interiors and buildings though
austere, are elegant and stylish. This exhibition ofphotos, furniture, models and drawings focuses on nine
of this Viennese designer's projects i including one for the Chicago Tribune Tower.
The Wally Close Until Sun 27 Apr. Hugh Carroll's photographs record the decorative motifs in the closes of Glasgow. (See panel).
John Glimour- Photographs Bar exhibition Until Sun 27 Apr. A Glaswegian photgrapher with his eye
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long he iound himseli tailed by plain clothes cops who clearly thought that the strange character lurking in stairways was up to no good. Few oi the closes are in pristine condition and Carroll's work conveys an acute sense oithe race against time: ‘I iound a beautiiul window in Hillhead but when I returned a few weeks later it was gone. Things are left to decay or destroyed in the name of commerce- people need their eyes opened. . .’
Born in a hole-in-the-wall bed in Caiton 30 years ago, Carroll ‘escaped’ to do a postgraduate degree at the London Royal College at Art and only
, decided to return home when he saw ' Tavernier’s ‘Deathwatch’ which was 3 lilmed in Glasgow. ‘l’ll neveriorgetthe
opening sequence sweeping across the Necropolis down to the cathedral — a
; stranger made me look at my city in a ? new way. I felt quite humbled but also ; inspired'. Carroll plans to design a
poster oi his Denistoun skylight with the words, ‘Paris? Vienna? No — Glasgow'. (Lucy Ash)
' on architecture, people and : landscape.
0 TRON 38 Parnie Street, 552 4267/8. Box office Tues-Sat. Noon-10pm. Alasdair Gray Until Sun 20 Apr. For the first time, the novelist/artist‘s prints will be displayed together.
O BACKROOM GALLERY Underneath the Arches, 42 London Street. 556 8329. Mon—Sat l()am-5.30pm.
: It looks likely that the Backroom will ' not now be holding exhibitions until
summer. Future details in The List. 0 BOURNE FINE ART4 Dundas Street, 557 4050. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat
General exhibition of British art 1800—1950 throughout April. Bourne Frames are now at the same address.
0 CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace, 556 1010. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm'.
British and European paintings and watercolours 1700—1940 Until Wed 30 Apr.
0 CANONGATE TOLBOOTH Royal Mile. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm.
Art, Laughter and the Bright Eyes oi Children Until summer. Toys, teddies and puppets from the
Museum of Childhood Collection.
This display will continue until the new museum in the High Street is
opened later this year.
0 CENTRAL LIBRARY George 1V Bridge, 225 5584. Mon-Fri
9am-9pm, Sat 9am— 1 pm.
Seventy Years oi Cub Scouting Until Wed 30 Apr. In the Conference Room Gallery.
Today’s Family Until Wed 30 Apr. Images, myths. facts. including
entries from ‘My Family’
competition. Run by the Scottish
Council for Single Parents. In the
Poland: Yesterday and Today Mon 7
Apr-Mon 19 May. A staircase
0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street,
225 2424 ext. 6650. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Closed Sun. Licensed
Thunderbirds Are Go! Until Sat 5 Apr.
And they will be gone soon, so join
5 the throngs at the City Art Centre
‘ and visit those well-known
characters ofthe 60s. This exhibition
celebrates thirty years of Gerry
Remember Lady Penelope‘s pink
; Rolls Royce. the vertical take-off
plane and Captain Scarlet‘s fantastic
adventures? Due to the popularity of
this event the Art Centre will be
I open on Sunday from 2—5pm.
f Cadbury’s National Exhibition of
, Children’s Art 1985/6 Fri 11 Apr-Fri
; 16 May. Children between the ages
3 of3 and 17 exhibit in this annual
' exhibition, now in its 38th year.
Paintings and craft works from all
parts of the country are represented
in 700 exhibits. Lively. colourful and
inventive, this display demonstrates
the high standard of art produced by
British children today.
Art of the Architect Sat 19 Apr—Sat 24
May. A display ofover 100 drawings
, by architects past and present.
I - COLLECTIVE GALLERY 52—54 High
1 Street. Tue. Wed, Fri 12.30—5.3()pm,
f Thurs 12.30—7pm, Sat
I 10.30am—5pm. Closed Sun and Mon.
f Sculpture by Ruth Saxon and Annie
: Cattrell Sat 5—23 Apr.
; 0 OEMARCO GALLERY 1()Jeffrey
Street, 5570707. Mon—Sat
3 Stephen Lawson — Photo-montages
Until Fri 18 Apr. Work by a sculptor
using photography to redefine
3 townscape and landscape.
! 0 EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
; George Square, 667 1011. Mon—Fri
f Pick up a Penguin Until 3()June. Launching the University‘s growing
; collection ofthat most famous
paperback imprint, this exhibition
f illustrates the development of
; Penguins since their debut in 1935.
i O ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION
0 FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228
j Architecture in the Cinema Mon 7-end
i Apr. An exhibition mounted in
conjunction with the French
Institute. Drawings and photographs
i ofthe most significant picture
I“ palaces in French history.
3 0 FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King
E Street, 5560305. Mon—Fri
; 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 10am-1pm.
Scottish Paintings 1800—1920 General selection ofwork throughout April.
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