ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
O PRESCOTE GALLERY 369 High Street, 225 2652. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm.
New Work Irom the MA Students 01 Design, Glasgow School otArt Until Sat 7 Feb.
Eastern Approaches Sat 14 Feb—21 March. Sally Freshwater makes paper and silk constructions with a Japanese ﬂavour. Richard Batterham is a fine domestic potter in the Leech tradition and Emanuel Cooper uses celadon glazes from Korea. Exhibition also includes work from Stephen Jones.
0 PRINTMAKERS' WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street, 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Gallovidia by Wendy McMurdo Until Sat 7 Feb. when her hand is free to draw without the painterly concerns of colour, texture and tone, McMurdo comes into her own. Drawings made during a four-month study trip to Florence reveal the artist at her best. Her joy ofplace and work is apparent in every scene. Upstairs. McMurdo’s scenes of Galloway and Dumfries fill two rooms. Devil Man and Devil Woman preserve the freshness of her drawing in print and captures the legendary qualities ofthat region, where she spent six months as Artist-in-Residence.
Janwork Sat 14 Feb—14 March. New paintings. prints and drawings by Dominique Snyder, a young Glasgow artist. For some time now Snyder has been inﬂuenced by the sounds ofjazz, painting strident, colourful images of musicians and their instruments.
0 OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street, 668 3456. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm and concert evenings (ticket holders only).
A Touch ot Early Spring Until Sun 1 March. Seasonal oils and watercolours by various artists.
0 RIAS GALLERY 15 Rutland Square, 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. The Ghost at the Feast Until Fri 6 Feb. Colour photographs of Scotland by Charles McKean. Secretary and Treasurer ofthe RIAS.
RIBA Architecture Awards 1986 Mon 9—Fri 20 Feb. The exhibition will include the two Scottish winners — Dundee Repertory Theatre and The Burrell Collection.
0 ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN Inverleith House.
Over the winter period (until April) Inverleith House will be open only over weekends. The three summer exhibitions John Hope 18th century gardener and enlightened figure, Margaret Stone’s exqusite watercolours and HeatherAngeI’s colour photographs, will be continued during this time.
0 ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. There are many interesting talks, lectures and films currently being held at the museum. (See Open section). Contact the information desk for details.
Britain’s Heritage Until Sun 1 March. Photographs of the wealth and diversity of the British countryside and wildlife found on reserves of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Mountains and toadstools,
Lillie Art Gallery, Glasgow
Stripes of colour, shimmering to attention orwavy and wild, have long been Bridget Riley's obsession. Perhaps too strong a word, but her unwavering loyalty to those stripes is hard to ignore. They have become her signature, hertune. She has dissected and remodelled her own visual experience: into colour, lines of it, sometimes with such violence that looking can make your eyes ache.
In a small but rewarding exhibition at the Lillie Art Gallery, Riley’s pictures tell her story. How she copied Seurat’s pointilliste technique in the Fifties exciting heriascination tor colour—not
just the colourthat was there in paint but the colour that was not—that was mixed on the retina.
In the Sixties she discovered how black and white paintings reveal silvery hues. Large Iaterworks in Egyptian and summer colours are supported by the painstakineg crahsmanly studies and cartoons which are part at their preparation.
The exhibition is an ambitious project organised by the South West Galleries Association. It brings a major British abstract artist to parts where herwork does not normally reach. The tour ﬁnishes at the Paisley Museum and Art Gallery 7 March—11 April. (Alice Bain)
flycatchers and butterﬂies are shown against a backdrop of the work carried out by the RSPB ensuring their preservation.
O ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street. 5568921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.
Scotland‘s antiquities share premises with the Portrait Gallery.
0 ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound, 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm.
Royal Scottish Society of Watercolour Artists Show Until Thurs 19 Feb. Student Exhibition Sun 8—Thurs 19 March.
0 THE SCOTTISH ARTISTS SHOP
8 Howard Street. 556 6337. Mon-Sat 10am—4pm. Sun 2—4pm.
Painters Old and New Until end Feb. 0 SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate, 556 8136. Mon—Sat l()am—5.30pm.
A permanent showcase for the crafts ofScotland.
0 THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am-1pm. Robert Henderson Blyth1919—1972 Until Sat 14 Feb. Retrospective exhibition. Oils, watercolours. drawings and war works.
Barbara Rae Mon 9 Feb—Wed 4 March. Works on paper. Rae‘s work can be found in many public and private collections. She last showed in Scotland in 1979.
Jane Kennard Perspex jewellery. J. Middlemlss ceramics and platinum jewellery and Sharon de Meza are on display in the Craft Gallery in the front area.
Robert Nanteuil1623—1B78 Engraver to
Louis XIV Mon 9 Feb—Wed 4 March. Portraits which concentrate on character. See also National Gallery. Jon Middlemiss New Ceramics and Sharon de Meza and Jane Kennard Jewellery. Mon 9 Feb—Wed 4 March. 0 THE SCOTTISH MINING MUSEUM Lady Victoria Colliery, Hewtongrange. Midlothian. 663 7519. Tue—Fri 10am—4.30pm. Sat/Sun Noon—5pm.
Prestongrange (between Prestonpans and Musselburgh) Tue—Fri 10am—4pm. Sat/Sun Noon—5pm. Visitor Centre , Historic Cornish Beam Engine and displays showing coal-mining through the ages.
0 SEEDS VEGETARIAN CAFE 53 West Nicolson Street, 667 8673.
El Salvador Mon 9 Feb—Fri 6 March. An exhibition of photographs related to the Medical Aid Campaign.
0 STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sat, noon—6pm. Remnants ol the Authentic: Contemporary Photography Irom Germany Until Sat 14 Feb. Wide range of technique and experiment shown in the work of fourteen contemporary German photographers.
Talk: Sat 7 Feb. Noon. Free. Ute Eskildsen. organiser of the exhibition and one of Europe‘s leading photographic curators will discuss contemporary EurOpean photography.
0 TALBOT RICE ART CENTRE Old College, University of Edinburgh. 667 1011 ext 4308. Mon—Sat. 10am-5pm. The gallery will be closed during
February and will open in March with an exhibition of John Houston‘s work.
0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 225 7942. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm.
3P: People, Places, Politics 1976—1986 Throughout Feb. A selection of images in colour and black and white by Edinburgh photographer Robin MacPherson. The faces and landscapes of Scotland and Nicaragua.
0 TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street, 5566366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm. Sat 10.30am—4pm. Marjorie Clark Until Sat 14 Feb. Recent watercolours.
O 369 GALLERY 209 Cowgate, 225 3013. Mon—Sat noon—5.30pm.
Ian Hughes Sat 7—Sat 28 Feb. With fellow artist Phil Braham, Hughes demonstrated on the steps of the Royal Academy during an Edinburgh Festival for more recognition of young Scottish talent. The result of that stand was the projects ‘Scottish Art Today’ at last year‘s Festival which showed artists at work. This year a follow-up exhibition will be shown at the Gallery of Modern Art.
Hughes was born in Glasgow, trained at Duncan ofJordanstone College in Dundee and works part-time as a psychiatric nurse. The exhibition will show his paintings of Kafka, a figure he wrestles with in paint.
Exhibition Export 369 have organised exhibitions for two Scottish artists in Hong Kong and China. Caroline McHairn will be at Le Cadre Gallery throughout February as part of the Hong Kong Festival and Brian McGeoch will be exhibiting lino-cuts from his anti-nuclear series at the Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing in the spring.
0 WARE ON EARTH 15 Howe Street. 558 1276. Mon—Sat 10am—6.30pm and Suns by appointment.
Fiona Sutherland Until Sun 8 Feb. Sculptures and drawings. (See Panel).
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
A new section lor special exhibitions
held outside Glasgow and Edinburgh
which are oi particular Interest.
Galleries should contact Alice Bain it
they are holding an important
exhibition, at least two weeks belore it
opens. There will only be room tor one
or two exhibitions in this section each
0 CRAWFORD CENTRE FOR THE ARTS 93 North Street, St Andrews, Fife,
()334 76161 ext 591
Identity/Desire Representing the Body
Until Sun 8 Feb.
In Between the Lines: Willie Rodger, a
retrospective Until Sun 8 Feb.
0 MACLAURIN ART GALLERY Rozelle
Estate, Monument Road, Alloway,
Ayr, 0292 43708/45447. Mon—Sat
The Unpainted Landscape
Until Sat 7 Feb.
0 CRAWFORD GALLERY Duncan of
Jordanstone College of Art, Perth
Road, Dundee. Mon—Fri 1()am—4pm.
Benson and Hedges Photographers and Illustrators Gold Award: Until Thurs
36 The List 6 — 19 February