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O ANNAN GALLERY 130 West Campbell Street, 221 5087/8.
Mon—Fri 9am—5pm Sat 930—1230. General Exhibition runs continuously.
: 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. f French Prints and Drawings Until Mon
James Gillray the Caricaturist Q 1756-1815 Until Sun 10Aug. In the
first decade of the 19th century.
é Gillray dominated the field of
English caricature, This
; aquatints and engravings has been
‘ organised by the British Museum in London and shows Gillray‘s
direction ofthose in the limelight of
the time — George III. Mrs
' Fitzherbert. Napoleon and Pitt. . 2087: A Look Back from the Future Tue
29 July—Tue 9 Sept. Henri Matisse: Jazz Thurs 31
July—Mon 8 Sept. The wonderful
colours of Matisse which have influenced so many artists, fill the unbound pages of this larger than life book. The 20 colour plates and
. artist‘s script was commissioned c
1942 by the publisher Teriade. This
; edition is part of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art’s
permament collection and is being
toured by the Scottish Arts Council. 2 History oi Shell Collecting Fri 1
. Aug—Sun 28 Sept. Rare. early shell
books dating from the 17th century,
19th century illustrations by Thomas
; Gray. collector. and beautiful. ; prized shells including those brought 1 back by Captain Cook from the
South Seas. make up this unusual exhibition from the Natural History 1 Department.
0 BABBITY BOWSTER 16—18 Blackfriars Street, 552 5055. Daily
Richard Demarco's Watercolours Exhibition dates to be announced. 0 THE BURRELL‘COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm, Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D]
Lace from the Burrell Collection Until end Aug. The delicate art of
lacework as collected by Mr Burrell. O COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 5524400. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm. Sat 12—4pm.
Tierra Y Libertad — Photographs of Mexico 1900—1935 Until Sat 23 Aug (closed Fri 18—Mon 21 July inclusive). Reflecting the title ‘Land and Liberty'. this exhibition shows the aspirations ofthe Mexican
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Two exhibitions in Glasgow this month come as reminders of earlier stages in that human struggle for individual freedom and democracy which is still so painfully manifest in South Africa. Two 20th century civil wars, one in Mexico and the other 25 years later in Spain, were recorded by photographers of calibre, courage and determination, and it is their graphic pictures that bring old events uncomfortably close.
Revolution. Drawn from the 40.000
glass negatives of the Casasoia Archive. it gives a view of Mexican society and political life during the period of transition from the oligarchy of President Diaz to the painful emergence of a modern industrial state in the 1920s and 1930s. See panel.
0 COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm.
New Generation Artists Until end Aug j 1 throughout the year.
(closed until 7 Aug for Glasgow Trades). Graduates from the four Scottish art colleges hot from the degree shows at the end of term 1986. 0 CORNERS GALLERY Gibson Street. 334 6386. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 10am—5pm.
Recent Works Until Sat 26July. Paintings by Gavin McEvinney. John McLaughlin and jewellery by David Hempstead.
O CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3095.
Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—12.30pm.
Recent Acquisitions — Scottish 20th
IMAGES FOR FREEDOM
The Casasoia brothers, Augustin and Miguel, had the foresight to preserve an extensive archive of photographs, by themselves and others, which provides a remarkable visual chronicle not just oi revolutionary activity between 1900 and 1935 in Mexico, but of the whole life of a people is those uneasy, desperate times. Tierra y Libertad is a large selection from the Casasoia Archive, now on view in the
Century Paintings Throughout JulyT—I and Aug. Closed until 7 Aug for Glasgow Trades. O FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 10am—- 1 pm.
0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am—9pm. Sat and Still l0—5pm.
Classwork Until Fri 22 Aug. Products of the Arts Centre‘s busy
programme of art classes held
0 GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO I28 Ingram Street. 552 0704. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
‘If everything was said’ - Prints and drawings by Roberto Fernandez Until Sat 2 Aug. A Spanish realist artist who spends three months of every year in Edinburgh.
§ The Clyde Mon 11 Aug—Sat 30 Aug. An exhibitionof
g newly-comtnissioned original prints inspired by the River Clyde. Print studioartistsplusothers.
O GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART
2 Renfrew Street. 332 9797.
Collins Gallery at Strathclyde University.
And in the Spanish struggle against Franco‘s fascism, that immediate precursor of the war that engulfed more than half the world, the Hungarian-born Robert Capa was one of the first photographers to go into action with the soldiers in search of close-up shots of the fighting. But he, too, gave us powerful images ofthe human misery, the sorrowing women, bewildered children, weary warriors and general desolation. it is these photographs that add immediacy to the strikingly stylised poster and other printed material in the exhibition Echoes of a Civil War at the Mitchell Library. The posters were brought back from Spain by the late Ethel MacDonald, the woman who, as the radio voice of CNT in Barcelona, was dubbed ‘the Scots ScarletPimpernel‘.
Onlytheirsubject matter links these two shows. For whereas one is a modest commemorative display on the foyer ofthe Mitchell Library, the other is a full-blown exhibition in an art gallery, punching home image after image of an abnormal situation where everyday life struggles forsurvival through decades of armed aggression between people of a common race. 80 here we see the factory workers staring althe camera, ordiligently performing for a state visit by a President or his elegant wife; and there a line-up of
,chorus girls in satin bloomers. or of beefy champion wrestlers. Here, too, are the ubiquitous troops, on either side, marching into Mexico City, galloping up to the camera through a dusty landscape, orwaiting nervously to leave for battle. some no more than boys weighed down with ludidcrously large rifles and ammunition belts. Most chilling are those photographs which rub our unwilling noses in death -death by firing squad, death by assassination, anything but normal, natural passing from life. (Cordelia Oliver)
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