ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
o HUNTERIAN MUSEUM The University of Glasgow. 339 8855. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat 9.30am—1pm. Twice named Museum ofthe Year. the llunterian Collection includes objects ranging from Captain Cook‘s Pacific treasures to the Bearsden Shark. Crystals in Industry Until 28 .lan.
The First Museums Until Sat 14 March. Collections and collectors of the 17th century.
0 IMAGES GALLERY 74 llyndland Road. 334 531 I.
General [Exhibition includes etchings. watercolours. oils and ceramics.
O LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road. Milngavie. 956 2351. 'l‘ue—Fri 11am—5pm and 7—9pm; Sat and Sun 2—5an
Doreen Brewin— Paintings 1983—85 Until Sat 24Jan.
Scottish Photographic Circle Until Sat 24Jan. Annual exhibition.
0 MCCANCE BUILDING University of Strathclyde.
The Norwegian Exhibition 2‘) Jan—7 Feb. A two part exhibition (the venue for the contemporary art venue is to be confirmed). This part concerns Norwegian business life and tourism.
0 MAIN FINE ARTThe Studio Gallery. 16 Gibson Street. 334 8858. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm.
I. Lesley Main I'ntil end .lan. New works inspired by a trip to the Canaries. plus stock paintings by Peter llowson. Maureen Binnie. Phil Braham. Sandy Murphy. Brian Ballard. I lock Aun Teh and Matt McCurdy.
o MARYHILL ARTS CENTRE 1 l Malloch Street. Maryhill. 945 3995. Paintings by Dave Liddel anti Sculptures by Andy Miller Lintil Sat 31 Jan. ’
Ceramics Exhibition Sun 1—-Sat 28 Feb. Work by Maryhill Arts Centre‘s Ceramic Workshop.
0 METRO GALLERY 713 Great Western Road. 339 (i737 (opp Botanic Gardens). Tue—Sat 10.30am—5pm.
Mixed Exhibition L'ntil Fri 13 Feb. Contemporary oils. gouaches and watercolours.
O PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Stilt 2—5pm. Glasgow‘s museum of working life. One Singer, One Song — Theatre Programmes tintil entl l-‘eb. Illustrated sheet music ( 1850—1950). was in many ways the precursor to illustrated l.P covers (cf Record Cover Art. City Art Centre. Iidinburgh). From typographical design only early on. they became increasingly elaborate. peaking with illustrations for Scott Joplin Rags in the 1920s. Glasgow at War Until end Feb. The civilian side of the Second World War and how it affected Glasgow illustrated in photographs from the archives ofthe (i/asgoit' Herald and the Bulletin. Also related ephemera (ration cards. call-up papers).
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
WEIGHTY CONTEMPLATIONS ON NATURE’S EQUILIBRIUM
A ton of marble hanging in a cradle oI steel from the Fruitmarket's rafters introduces an exhibition by the Italian artist Luciano Fabro, to Edinburgh. Can it really be marble and not a lightweight counterteit. The cool cut stone does not rock and the space below it seems dangerous. ‘Eleso’ (Ephesus) takes its name from ancient Greece, but its time is the present.
Fabro has literally ‘hung’ his work in the downstairs gallery. Along from the marble, a golde Italy has been tied last like an ornamental carcase. A golden Ileece. Furtheron, pointers of perspective dip In a giant floating metal frame - a cube in space.
Up against a wall, Fabro’s rainbow ol dyed cloth, ‘Arcobaleno’ in Italian, balances on metal hooks. As with the marble, his understanding and contemplation of nature's equilibrium, as invisible as the movement oi continents, seems to be at the root of the title of the exhibition, ‘Landscapesﬁ
Upstairs, the landscapes become more literal. Maps oi Italy, a iavourlte motii oi Fabro’s since 1969, have been careiully made at soft lead, iron mesh, leather, canvas and copper curling like
Iettucini. With the boot shape prolile constant, they identity and reveal moods and events within Fabro’s country.
Looking at landscape as a whole country, Fabro has made a work for Scotland. It is a frame tent, pegged up
and open Ior inspection. Inside, a painted landscape by a 19th century Scottish artist is exhibited. Like a Russian doll, the picture is in the tent, in the gallery, in the city and so on. Landscape is not necessarily on the outside. (Alice Bain)
Spanish paintings and period furnishings.
O PROVAND'S LORDSHIP 3 Castle Street. Mon—Sat 9.30—5pm. Sun 2—5pnr
Glasgowinthe Forties Until 1 March. Watercolours by William Simpson. 0 THE SCOTTISH DESIGN CENTRE 72 St Vincent Street. 221 6121. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat 9am—5pm.
Regeneration Until Sat 14 Feb. The focus ofthe exhibition is on the thirty buildings across Scotland which are part ofa joint regeneration initiative by the SDA and the RIBA in Scotland.
0 SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station). Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm.
()pcned only seven months ago.
. e ‘The Fieldmouse'. Illustration Ior Scottish Bestiary by Peter Howson.
Springburn Museum has already delighted thousands ofvisitors with its displays ofpast times when this area ofGlasgow was famed for its locomotive industry. Special displays for January include Colour Photographs olSpringburn1950—1980 by John Thomas. Springburn Churches and Radical Glasgow. a Mitchell Library Exhibition.
0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Tue—Sat 10am— 5.30pm. Sun 2—5.30pm. Cafe. [D] Closed 25 Dec—6 Jan.
The Truthlul Lie — Photographs by Students from Glasgow School of Art Until Sat 14 Feb. Sam Ainsley has selected work from the Fine Arts Photography course run by Thomas Joshua Cooper. The cafe is now a permanent exhibition area for photography.
Joyce Cairns: New Paintings Until Sat
14 Feb. A cacophony of figures party
in Cairn's powerful images. A
selection from the recent 369 Gallery
Sam Ainsley— ‘Why I Choose Red . . .’ Until Sat 14 Feb. Works mixing both media and sources. Painting is combined with sculpture, Japan mixed with Russia and Kurosawa with Eisentein. See panel.
Sam Ainsley: Talk Sat 31 Jan 2.30pm. 0 TRANSPORT MUSEUM 25 Albert Drive. 423 8000.
The museum in Albert Drive has closed and will re-open in the spring of 1988 in its new location in the renovated Kelvin Hall.
0 TRON 38 Parnic Street. 552 4267/8. Box office Tues—Sat. Noon—10pm. Compass Gallery At the Tron Until further notice. Prints and paintings in the bar.
0 WASHINGTON GALLERY 44 Washington Street. 221 6780. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. Sat l0am—lpm.
Peter Howson Fri 30 Jan—Sat 28 Feb. New works. Oils and drawings.
O BACKROOM GALLERY Underneath the Arches. 42 London Street. 556 8329. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Gallery closed until May. Shop remains open for sale ofstationery. second-hand clothes and jewellery. 0 BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Streel. 557 4050. Mon—Fri l0am—6pm: Sat 10am— 1 pm.
General Exhibition 'l'hroughout Jan. Oils and watercolours.
O CALTON STUDIO GALLERY 26 Calton Road. 556 7066. Mon—Sat 11am till late. This new exhibition space opens in January with Fairweather Friends 31 .lan—end Feb. Work by young Scottish artists.
0 CENTRAL LIBRARY George I\' Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm. Sat 9am— 1 pm.
Lunch atthe Library Ljntil 23 Feb. Staircase exhibition to coincide with a series oflunchtirne talks. See ()pen Listings.
The Odyssey Photographs lintil Mon 16 Feb. Conference Room ( iallery. Trading Standards I'ntll 3l Jan. Scottish Library.
Media Illustration 'l'hroughout .lan. An exhibition of airbrush illustrations by Trevor Carter.
0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat l0am—6pm. Stilt 2—5pni. licensed cafe. [1)]
Arne Ekeland Until Sat 31 .lan. Large
The List 23 Jan — 5 Feb 19