The evidence which reveals why the Peacock Printmakers are so called is technically circumstantial -their first residence was a listed building down Peacock’s Close in Aberdeen but it has romantic connotations: a former occupant was the famous dancing teacher, Francis Peacock who has his Dancing Academy there. The faintly exotic aura evoked by the sense of tradition and legend of which he was a part persists in the work of the Aberdeen printmakers who currently show their ‘Recent Work’ at the Talbot Rice Gallery. These artists, almost without exception, seem to lean towards a unifying and humanist view 01 the world in which man takes his place in history, in mystery and in certain kinds of spirituality. They reject the modern response to the artist as a hero, preterring to see him or her as part of a viable community life, a sort ot aesthetic public servant. Part of this philosophy is enacted in the tact that prints are generally cheaperto buy than paintings, therefore making them available to more people.

Beth Fisher’s monoprint ‘Discussing Clothes’ is a triptych in which naked tigures stand in dilemma beside the garments which they inhabit. The work has a biblical quality: this could be Adam and Eve, despite the row at hanging stockings and the discarded training shoe unusual objects to be presented beside ‘unaccommodated man‘. Simon Fraser’s etching, ‘An Sireadh/The Seeking’ also has an universal feel to it. An old seer man (rather Blakeian in demeanour) crouches on the edge at the world, reaching irom a sandy plain for a fish in the water below while the dove,

strange, brilliant vermillion, tlies overhead.

There are prints trom the much talked about ‘Scottish Bestiary’: Peter Howson’s antique yellow screen prints portray grotesque figures (as well as the more humble stag, moth and tield mouse) like characters tugged into distortion by a child’s bedtime

imagination. There is also Adrian Wiszniewski’s ‘Raven’ in which violent green and purple poster paint is as crude and enthralling as a Boy’s Own illustration and Claude Viallat’s untitled monoprint (not part of the Bestiary) is pink and green, vivacious and shocking. (8th Evans)

The Annans are still in business and welcome any orders for the photographs on display. For address and phone number see Annan Gallery earlier in the Art Listings. Print Gallery: The Modern Print—A Survey of Three Decades ot Artists’ Printmaking Until Sat 29 Nov. Free admission. The exhibition is drawn from the gallery‘s own collection and includes artists such as Jim Dine. Debuffet. Hockney and the less well-known. Also a displayof printing techniques.

0 HUNTERIAN MUSEUM The University of Glasgow, 339 8855. Mon—Fri 9.3()am—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. Two small winter displays:

Modern Medals Until Sat 13 Dec. Crystals in Industry Thus 18 Dec—28 Jan.

0 IBSTDCK DESIGN CENTRE 13 Claremont Gardens.

Exhibition by Association at Consultant Architects 2—10 Dec. 9am—4.3()pm daily (closed weekend). 200 panels and drawings of this group's work. Two seminars will be held on 4 and 10 Dec. Contact at above address for details.

0 IMAGES GALLERY 74 Hyndland Road. 334 5311.

Mixed exhibition ofetchings and prints regularly shown.

0 J.D. KELLY GALLERY 1 18 Douglas Street. 248 6386. Mon—Fri 1().30am—5.30pm. Sat 1()am—12.3()pm.

Alexander Reid Until Sat 29 Nov. James Fullarton Sat 6—Sat 21) Dec.

0 LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road. Milngavie. 956 2351. Tue—Fri 11am—5pm and 7—9pm. Sat and Sun 2—5pm.

Blitz Until Sat 29 Nov. Tom McKendrick. Paintings and artefacts relating to the Clydebank Blitz. 13/14 March 1941.

Christmas Show Sat 6—Sat 21) Dec. Art and crafts form the area.

0 McLELLAN GALLERIES 271) Sauchiehall Street. Mon—Fri 10am—7pm; Sat 1(lam—6pm; Sun noon—6pm.

Bold Strokes Sun 7—Sun 14 Dec. An exhibition ofwork by twelve artists. 0 MAIN FINE ARTThe Studio Gallery. 16 Gibson Street. 334 8858. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm.

Avril Paton Until Sat 29 Nov. Born in Glasgow. Paton was brought up in Arran and is third generation in a well-known family of Arran painters. Though traditional in style. her paintings have a mysterious quality.

I. Lesley Main Tue 2—ch 24 Dec. New Paintings. A commission in the Canaries led to a longer stay and this new work.

0 MARYHILL ARTS CENTRE 11 Malloch Street. 945 3995.

Jack Howie Until Fri 28 Nov. A retrospective exhibition ofpaintings. Prison Art— Victims of Time Tue 9—Wet124 Dee. Organised by the Gateway in Edinburgh. This exhibition takes a timely look at prisoners communicating creatively. O METRO GALLERY 713 Great Western Road. 339 (I737 (opp Botanic Gardens). Tue—Sat 111.3(1am—5pm.

Christmas Show Tue 25 Nov—Wed 24 Dec. Paintings. etchings and pottery (including tiny tenement houses) from Scottish contemporary artists. 0 THE MITCHELL LIBRARY Kent Road. 221 7030. Mon—Fri 9.30am—9pm. Sat 9.3(lam—5pm. Entrance Hall:

Charles Hamilton Sorley, Scottlsh Poet of the First World War Until Sat 5 Dec. An exhibition of manuscripts. photographs etc to celebrate the publication of the first full-length biography of this young poet who died in the trenches aged only 20. LevelZ:

Glasgow HumanistSociety Until end Nov.

3D The List 28 Nov— 11 Dec

o PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Glasgow’s museum ofworking life. Building a Better Barrowtield Until Sun 30 Nov. The Barrowfield Project is a joint local government/resident initiative aimed at improving a most difficult area in which to live. John Upton. Community Artist. has photographed Barrowfield over the past five years and has passed on his skills to others in the area. From the thousands taken this is just a sample. 0 POLLOK HOUSE 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 632 (I274. 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. Glasgow ln the Forties Until 1 March. Watercolours by William Simpson. 0 THE SCOTTISH DESIGN CENTRE 72 St Vincent Street, 221 6121. Mon—Fri 9.3(lam—5pm. Sat 9am—5pm. The Green Designer Until Sat 27 Dec. An exhibition demonstrating how design is helping to stimulate the growth of industries that are kind to the environment. Princes Square Development Mon 8—Sat 20 Dec. Plans for a group of Victorian buildings in the city centre to be redeveloped a la Covent Garden. 0 SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station). Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm. Glasgow‘s first community museum opened earlier this year. 0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 . Tue—Sat 10am— 5.3()pm. Sun 2—5.3()pm. Cafe. [D] As An Fhearann— From the Land Until Sun 30 Nov. A century oinghland images. For the first time, images of the Highlands by artists. photographers. cartoonists and film makers are brought together in an exhibition and book (organised and published jointly by Ann Lanntair. Stronoway and Third Eye Centre, Glasgow). showing how visual culture has dealt with Highland themes from the Clearances to the present day. As well as a historical introduction based around the 1886 Crofters‘ Act, there is also a fine selection ofphotographs from George Washington Wilson to the young Murdo Macleod. a group of popular media images and a look at the portayal ofthe people and the history of the Highlands in 19th and 20th century art. This is the third stop in a tour which began in Stornoway this summer. A Gluasad Deas— Moving South Until Sun 30 Nov. Photographs of the Outer Hebrides by Murdo Macleod. Oscar Marzaroli Shades of Grey— Glasgow Photographs 1956—1986 Sat 6 Dec—11.1an.Forthirty years. Marzaroli has consistently turned to the city of Glasgow and its people for inspiration. Many people will already know his work remember