In an exhibition which occupies the ' g = t s: :1 Q, .9 _ , complete upperiloor oi the Scottish w i we 7&2" National Gallery oi Modern Art, John g ‘e‘i Bellany comes triumphantly into his i v x '“ own as, arguably at least, the major :

- figure in contemporary Scottish g R.

; painting. This is an extended survey at Rig-5 . t i

i a career which began in the early 1960s . when, as an art student, in company

his work on the railings oi the National

' consternation ot the conservative

realism was certainly uncompromising . 3 t

monumental catch is endowed with a

, Iitestyle oi the tishertoik permeate his

with his triend Sandy Mottatt, he hung Gallery ol Scotland, to the

art-lover. The ‘young Turks’ were determinedly pursuing what was then thought of as ‘Socialist Realism’, never , a lashionable pursuit in RSA circles.

But although Bellany's brand ot

-see the art school lite-painting in his : \ , - “WWW/N : exhibition - it has always transcended rj’,.:~'_-\-.~-»~

such categorising. ‘Allegory', a huge = .,;..;“_‘"““‘“""""

triptych dated 1964, in which a group at r

Port Seton lishermen and their

strange, even mystical significance, is the remarkable work at a youth oi only .71-; 22 that still puts the output ol the present much-hyped crop at young Scottish contemporaries in their place -. ..,~- . . - ............n as somewhat gauche, it indubitably w»— -«--'"'w_f earnest and energetic, operators. ""“‘"""“‘“"‘““"‘““”3 For Bellany isthe Old Master at ‘New 3 x .* lmagery’ —that and how much more! An i g \ . ... t i f V L artist oi acute painterly sensibility, a “i ‘t ' ' " " "~ " colourist who is also a searching and ; incisive draughtsman (and how seldom : do these attributes keep company?), he , has been open to some 01 the most valuable and stimulating 20th century in birds or fish) lean towards the intluences not least Munch, halt-tragic comedy oi clownishness. Kokoschka, Beckmann - while drawing ; But his paintings can be manitest cries a rich sustenance trom personal roots at anger. One which I have never seen in his Port Seton heritage. beiore, and which i shall not easily Forthe sea and the mystique-laden target, is called ‘Lost Souls’. Painted alter a visit to Buchenwaid it is a : remarkable evidence ot empathy with

ot metamorphic power: nothing is quite what it seems. His sell-portraits (sometimes they are discernible, too,

unspeakable misery, almost as though Munch and Schiele had come together. Bellany is a painter extraordinary,

but his gift is also linear (who else can so quicken a sheet at white paper with a

iew potent black marks?), and the tact that etching is one at his great

enthusiasms makes a visit to the

- subsidiary show of his graphic work at

- the Printmakers’ Workshop a high priority. (Cordelia Oliver)

paintings, not least when they are lull

Eamonn McCabe, Sports Photographer

; Award for the fourth time. McCabe

; rather more telling moments. ' A Selection lrom the Photographic Art

, Centre.8—11 Sept. 0 GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 128 Ingram Street. 552 0704. Mon—Sat

9.30am—5pm. Sat 9.30—lpm.

Print Gallery: The Photographic Art: Pictorial

Traditions in Britain and America An

. SAC touring exhibition Until Sat 13 Sept. This is the last stop on the exhibition tour. Dr Weaver. selector ofthe exhibition and author of the substantial book which accompanies it. looks at the photograph as fine art. a viewpoint which remains

' controversial.’

- 1850— 1918) took part in a congress of Indian nations. Ghost Dances. sham ; battles and other traditional f activities were brought to life. The i congress was recorded for future ' generations in photographs. This ; exhibition shows the Indian pride and civilisation. now sadly whittled away. 0 IMAGES GALLERY 74 Hyndland Road. 334 5311. j Mixed exhibition ofetchings and prints regularly shown. 0 J.D. KELLY GALLERY 118 Douglas Street. 248 6386. Mon-Fri I 10.30am-5.30pm.Sat 10am-12.30pm. ; William Senior Sat 23 Aug—Sat 6 3 Sept O LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road, Milngavie. 956 2351. Tue—Fri 11am—5pm and 7—9pm. Sat and Sun 2-5 m. Balmore Trust Charity Exhibition Until Sat 30 Aug. Crafts from the Third World. . 0 MAIN FINE ART The Studio Gallery, 16 Gibson Street. 334 8858. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm. Jan Nimmo- From Textiles to Painting Until Sat 6 Sept. Nimmo graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1985. She specialises in printed textiles but

Mon l—Sat 27 Sept. Winner ofthe Sports Photographer of the Year

eschews the hackneyed image for

Until 22 Aug. The Arts Centre is touring this exhibition which accompanies the one being shown currently at the Hunterian Gallery. . It can be seen at the following venues The Mackintosh House Gallery: St Columba of Iona Secondary Open as above but closed for lunch School. 25—29 Aug; Bellarmine Arts ,I 12.30—1.30pm. A reconstruction of Centre. 1—5 Sept; Maryhill Arts the architect‘s home fitted with original furniture. A selection of Mackintosh Metalwork will be on display until Sat 13 Sept. Recording Mackintosh Until Sat 13 Sept. The Photography of'l‘.& R. I Annan & Sons Ltd. 0 HUNTERIAN MUSEUM The University of Glasgow. 339 8855. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat 9.30am—1pm. Twice named Museum ofthe Year. the Hunterian Collection includes objects ranging from Captain Cook‘s Pacific treasures to the Bearsden Shark. Omaha images Until Sat 13 Sept. In 1898. 545 Indian delegates including Geronimo (Apache 1834—1909) and Antoine Moise (Flathead


The Clyde Until Sat 30 Aug. An exhibition of newly-commissioned original prints inspired by the River Clyde. Print studio artists plus others.

0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrew‘s Drive, Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—Spm.

Yesterday's Children Until Sun 28 Sept. See Kids page.

0 HUNTERIAH ART GALLERY University ofGlasgow. Hillhead Street. 330 5431. Mon—Fri

has used her paintings of animals as source material. This is her first one-women show of paintings in Scotland.

0 METRO GALLERY 713 Great Western Road 339 0737. Tues— Sat 10.30am 5pm.

Mixed Exhibition Until end Aug. Prints and paintings from ' contemporary Scottish artists.

0 THE MITCHELL LIBRARY Kent Road. 221 7030. Mon—Fri

, 9.30am—9pm, Sat 9.30am—5pm. Entrance Hall: a Echoes at a Civil War— Spain’s

Struggle tor Democracy Until 1 Oct. A strident collection of posters from this war which fired so many artistic imaginations. They were brought back to Glasgow by the late Ethel Macdonald, the woman who, as the radio voice of CNT in Barcelona, was dubbed ‘the Scots Scarlet Pimpernel‘. Robert Capa’s photographs of human misery add powerful reality to the display. Level 2:

Scottish Labour History Society Display Until end Aug.


Radical Glasgow Until end Aug. A history of the rise in radicalism from the 18th century onwards.

Level 4:

Thomas Lipton and the Americas Cup A selection of memorabilia from the Mitchell collection, relating to this famous Glaswegian sportsman and working-class-boy-made-good. Level 5:

Burns and the Kilmamock Edition Until end Aug.

0 PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green, 554 0223. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm, Sun 2—5pm. Glasgow’s museum of working life.

Building a Better Barrowlieid Until Sun 30 Nov.

0 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 PROVANO’S LOROSHIP 3 Castle Street. Mon—Sat 9.30—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.

Annan's Photographs Until end July. The work of Victorian photographer, James Annan. Etchings and Prints at the Glasgow Cathedral Area Until end July. Victorian prints illustrating some of Glasgow’s colourful characters.

0 THE SCOTTISH DESIGN CENTRE 72 St Vincent Street, 2216121. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm, Sat 9am—5pm.

Thirty Years On Until 23 Aug. The Design Centre, London was opened in 1956. Then there was a beliefthat modern design would never sell. This exhibition shows what the Centre is doing today to help in the challenge of improving British products.

0 SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station). Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm. Glasgow’s first community museum has just opened in a newly refurbished wing of Springburn Library.

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