Thomas Lipton and the Americas Cup A selection ofmemorabilia from the Mitchell collection. relating to this famous Glaswegian sportsman and working-class-boy-made-good. Level 5:
Fiity Years On —The Saltire Society 1935-1986 See also National Library, Edinburgh.
O PEOPLE’S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 5540223. Mon—Sat
10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Glasgow‘s
:’ Easterhouse-A Scheme iorthe Future I (Mayfest) Until Mon 30June.
Despite chronic problems the
scheme has produced artists and
‘ writers. has its own Festival Society
and publishes a successful newspaper covering all 14 districts of Greater Easterhouse called the Voice. A great self-help inspiration for other troubled urban areas. Cranhill Arts Project Exhibition (Mayfest) Until Mon 30June. Another arts-orientated community. Photos, posters. newsletters and graphics show the optimistic side of Glasgow‘s East End.
The Streets at Glasgow Until end May. It is not well known that the staff at the People‘s Palace are continuously recording the changing face of Glasgow. The archive of contemporary photography is fast growing to complement the museum's historical collection. This exhibition shows the work of Ellen Howden. a member of Glasgow
, Museum and Art Galleries
photography department and Jim Dunn, who has been on the staff of
the People‘s Palace since 1983.
O POLLOK HOUSE 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 632 0274. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.
Neighbour to the Burrell Collection,
' this 18th century house contains the
Stirling Maxwell Collection of Spanish paintings and period furnishings.
O PROVAND'S LORDSHIP 3 Castle Street. Mon—Sat 9.30—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.
Annan’s Photographs Until summer. The work ofVictorian photographer. James Annan. Etchings and Prints oi the Glasgow
Victorian prints illustrating some of Glasgow‘s colourful characters.
0 RUTHERGLEN MUSEUM King Street, Rutherglen, 6470837. Caledonian Pottery (Mayfest) Until Sun 1 June. For over 50 years up to 1929 the Caledonian Pottery was one ofthe principal industrial firms in the former Royal Burgh. Its work is related to the Delitiield Pottery. subject ofan exhibition at the Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 100 years at the Boys’ Brigade in
Rutherglen Sat 7—Sun 29 June. 1 - THE scomsn DESIGN CENTRE 72
I St VincentStreet.2216121.
Mon-Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat 9am—5pm.
Ingram Square Redevelopment Until Tue 3 June. An exhibition on the recent developments of this historic Victorian square.
National Trust ior Scotland Display Until Sat 21 June. A display of the Trust‘s guide books.
A Because it is billed to run right through
. by the Department oi Art History and and documentary criteria beiore , simply gives it a wider appeal.
idyllic country lite before 1850, the
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on ﬁve early 20th century plays conceived by artists immediately before. during and after the war. They represent three styles — expressionism, dada and purism. Authentically reconstructed for the first time, the designs are by Cocteau, Kandinsky, Kokoshka and Leger. Paul Gruitt who designed and conceived the show will give a talk on 7 June at 3 o’clock. Free.
Paul Kelly- Play at Light Sat 7 J une-5 July. Photographs made using an old Kodak Instamatic camera.
0 TRANSMISSION GALLERY 13—15 Chisholm Street. Tue—Sat
0 SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station) (Mayfest) Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm. Glasgow’s first community museum has just opened in a newly refurbished wing of Springburn Library. Exhibitions and displays describe the progress and decline of an area which was once the largest railway manufacturing district in Europe. Contemporary issues are merged with the old face of the Springburn community.
0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521 . Tue—Sat 103m—
—6 m. 5.30pm, Sun 2—5.30pm. Cafe. [D] "00" P o ' Doug Cocker- Scumme and new“ :22; Yeadon (Mayfest) Until Fri 30
Works 1976-1986 (Mayfest) Until Sat 31 May. One of Mayfest‘s better exhibition offerings. A ten-year retrospective by one of Scotland’s major artists.
Artists in the Theatre Sat 7 J une—5 July. A Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, Exhibition. The exhibition focuses
O TRON 38 Pamie Street, 552 4267/8. Box office Tues—Sat. Noon—10pm. Compass Gallery At the Tron throughout June. Prints and paintings in the bar.
0 WASHINGTON GALLERY 44 Washington Street. 221 6780.
Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. Sat IOam—lpm.
Exhibition of watercolours and drawings from the studios of Leslie Hunter (1877-1931) and Donald Bain (1904-1980). Until Fri 30 May.
Masters Old and New From Thurs 12 June. Scottish paintings.
O ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street, 225 3614 (Kate Craik). Mon—Sat 9am—l 1pm. Sun 10am—5pm.
Barony Contact Point Art Glass (Spring Fling) Sat 17—Sat 31 May. Paintings from this local community group.
A Saturday In Gorgie/Dalry (Spring Fling) Until Sat 31 May. From the
g photography workshop of this community group come the sights of this bustling area of Edinburgh.
0 BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street. 5574050. Mon—Fri l0am—6pm. Sat 10am—2pm.
General exhibition of British art 1800—1950 throughout May. Bourne
TOWN AND COUNTRY
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Mulrhad Bone: 0n the Stacks painting oi a robust altercation at a village street corner in the 1820s. ; Nostalgia extends to early views oi the
the summer the current exhibition in the Hunterian Gallery Print Room may well suiier irom the iamilar ‘We‘ll be able to see it later' syndrome even though it is part oi the oiiicial Mayiest programme. Town and Country: The Social Scene in Scotland,1850—1920 is well worth a visit. As a joint venture
city and its environs — see the
3 Panoramic View at Glasgow irom the South, with an idyllic pastoral ioreground and, across the river, three = plumes oi smoke rising with decorative eiiect irom tall chimneys outnumbered bythe still iamiliarspires and steeples. Sam Bough’s Port Glasgow Harbour in evening sunlight has a mellow Italian air, and the same artist‘s View irom Dunoitar Hill, all long shadows and liquid golden light, is deeply in debt to Turner, and very nice too.
But Industry was soon to send another kind oi long shadow across the environs at Glasgow and other cities. And photographers, too, enterthe l
the Hunterian Gallery it puts historical
primary aesthetics but that, at course, It begins on a note at nostalgia ior
Romantic vision oi landscape seen by such as Horatio McCullough, and moves through the couthier genre work oi Wilkie and Alexander Carse, the latter iar less adept than the iormer, but here no less interesting with his
scene with a documentary eagerness. Factory girls, shipsmiths and the like are seen on the job and, in one memorable photograph. the evidence oi change is encapsulated, as the oldest weaver in Govan pushes in a baby carriage the child who was to
§ becomethe burgh'siirstChiel
Electrician. Were Board Meetings
: sacrosanct to mere phogographers, I : wonder. And was that why William
Strang made his painstaking multiple portrait etching oi the Board oi Denny's
oi Dumbarton? No photographer, however, could even now hope to rival . Muirhead Bone's wizardry with pencil
or litho chalk in doing simultaneous justice to the massive ship on the stocks and the busy human activity at ground level. Bone adored scaiiolding and his pleasure shows in his drawing. Most oi the artists so iar mentioned are signiiicant names (and others like Pringle, McTaggart, Guthrie, George Henry, no less so) but in an exhibition such asthis the lesser men rightly take theirplace iortheirsubject matter alone. An oil by the little-known Horatio Thomson, ior example, records the Buchanan Street at 1902 in all its blue-hazy, moist atmosphere, but iactually, so that we see the lamiliar street as it was with Miss Cranston‘s
i Tearoom and its clientele in the
ioreground. A painting, this, which
, puts iresh and outward ilourishes, so to
say, on neighbouring items like the Jessie King design tor a menu cover and Mackintosh's study tor the mural which appears in all its iinished glory in the iamiliarAnnnan photograph oi the iirsl iloor restaurant.
In the space available I can take you
only hallway round the gallery. leaving
out the building at the Glasgow Municipal Buildings, the excitements oithe International Exhibitions. the leisure pursuits which here range irom Muirhead Bone on ‘doon the waiter’ to photographic evidence at the Royals at the Braemar Gathering in 1863 — and as to that, only the iashions have changed! (Cordelia Dliver)
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