One Singer, One Song —Theatre Programmes 1850—1950 Until end Feb. One hundred years ofsheet music from the days of the Victorian Music Hall to the rags ofScott Joplin in the 205 to the great musicals ofCole Porter. 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 of the Glasgow Herald and the Bulletin. Also related ephemera (ration cards. call-up papers). 0 POLLOK HOUSE 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 632 0274. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Neighbour to the Burrell Collection. this 18th century house contains the Stirling Maxwell Collection of Spanish paintings O PROVAND’S LORDSHIP 3 Castle Street. Mon—Sat 9.30—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Glasgow in the 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. Opened only seven months ago. Springburn Museum has already delighted thousands ofvisitors with its displays of past times when this area of Glasgow was famed for its locomotive industry. 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. Sam Ainsley— ‘Why I Choose Fled . . .' Until Sat 14 Feb. An exhibition of towering figures which has all the appearance of a theatrical event. Red dominates the huge canvas cut-outs. wearing the colour like a trigger for anger. blood. passion. politics. Joyce Cairns: New Paintings Until Sat 14 Feb. A cacophony of figures party in ('airn's powerful images. A selection from the recent 369 Gallery Exibition. The Truthful Lie— Photographs by Students from Glasgow School oi 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. Barbara Kruger Billboard Project There is one in [Edinburgh and now Glasgow. Kruger has designed a billboard artwork which ison display at sites throughout the country. This one can be seen until mid-Feb on London Road at the junction with Maudslie Street in the east end. ‘We Don’t Want Another Ilero‘ looks at power between male, female and political systems individuals. Talk Sat 21 Feb. Noon. Free. Sandy Nairne. writer and associate

Peter Howson Washington Gallery, Glasgow

Peter Howson was born in London, moved to Scotland in 1962 and went to Glasgow School of Art in the Seventies. An average biography of a young artist in theirtwenties until you add that he has since spent two years in the Scottish Infantry, has had a family, taught part-time back at college and has collected a number of prestigious prizes for his work. He now lives by his painting, and his reputation in this country has snowballed over the past year culminating in solo exhibitions this month in Glasgow at the Washington Gallery and London at the Angela Flowers Gallery. Exhibitions for Germany and other European destinations are already planned. It is only a matter of time before he gets round the world.

producer of the series State ()fthe Arr currently showing on Channel 4. talks about the making of the series 0 Sonia Boyce Sat 21 Feb—Sun 22 March. Sonia Boyce was included in the ‘From Two Worlds' exhibition shown recently at the Fruitmarket. Her work also appears in the State of the/I r1 series.

Helen Chadwick Sat 21 Feb. A new installation which inquires into representations of the female body. 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 Parnie 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 10am—1pm.

Peter Howson Until Sat 28 Feb. New works. Oils and drawings.

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Last year Howson’s image of a boxer beating a punchbag like a battering ram was the one that stuck. It is impossible to forget that bulky character underthe sulphur lamps. At the Washinton Gallery there are similarly weighty images which outline the physical strength of other modern day folk heroes. Men wrestle in pubs, dominate the street, build theirbodies. But like Breughel, schools before, Howson keeps in touch with their mortality and their surroundings. Glasgow is his inspiration and those faces are not caricatures.

Softer moments are rare. But Howson’s handling of colour, particularly when using pastel which he wields like a French master of a hundred years ago, produces a humanising effect. The craggy outlines of a boxer’s face is rendered beautiful in an aura of pale green. Black Pearl's


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 of stationery. second-hand clothes and jewellery. 0 BOURNE FINE ART4 Dundas Street. 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm.

Frank Brangwin Wed lS—Sat 28 Feb. Paintings.

0 CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am—lpm. General exhibition ofwatercolours and drawings by over 100 artists 1790—1940.

0 CALTON STUDIO GALLERY 26 Calton Road. 556 7066. Mon—Sat 11am till late. This new exhibition space within a bar«entertainment complex opens in January with Fairweather Friends Until end Feb. The work on show this month is by young Scottish artists.

0 CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri

feet are sensuous.

The large oil ‘The Final Parade' at the far end of the gallery is more allegorical in content with a group of figures pressing uphill, a gas-masked spectre in the background. Man rides astrlde man with the remnants of civilisation around him.

Unfortunately, the figure pushing another’s equine buttocks in the pastel study has been omitted from the final work, though perhaps it is only knowing he was there that makes his passing regrettable.

Any number of Peter Howson’s works in this exhibition could be enthusiastically described and investigated, but suffice it to say at present that this artist is already, at28, showing a gift which makes his exhibition unmissable. And you won't get anotherchance till 1990, his next solo show on his home patch. (A B)

9am—9pm. Sat 9am—1pm.

Lunch at the Library Until 23 Feb. Staircase exhibition to coincide with a series oflunchtime talks.

The Odyssey Photographs Until Mon 16 Feb. Conference Room Gallery. 0 CNESSEL GALLERY Moray House College. High Street. Mon—Fri 1(lam—5pm.

Karel Appel Mon 23 Feb—Fri 20 March. Recent works on paper from an exhibition organised by the Arnolfini. Bristol.

0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street, 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Sun 2—5pm. Licensed cafe. [1)]

The City's Pictures Sat 14 Feb—Fri 20 March. Since the Sixties. when an important collection of Scottish art was donated and a sizable sum bequeathed by a Miss Jean Watson. the City of Edinburgh's collection of Scottish art has been one of the most important in existence. There are 3000 paintings. drawings. prints and sculptures in all. spanning art in this country throughout the century. The Glasgow Boys reside here in the

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