ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
month. By 1900, 850 locomotives and thousands ofcarriages and wagons had already been made and dispatched. The display also includes colour photographs of the Cowlairs Incline. where trains were hauled uphﬂlbyrope.
A free pocket-sized guide to steam railways. centres and museums throughout the British Isles has been produced by BP Oil on behalfofthe Association of Railway Preservation Societies.
Copies of the 1987 BP Guide (0 Steam Trains are available free of charge by sending a 9m x 4in stamped addressed envelope to: ARPS. 3 Orchard Close. Watford, herts WD13DU.A notable omission is. however. the Springburn Museum.
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.
0 Sonia Boyce Until 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/1r! series. This exhibition ofher work focuses on themes of Domesticity and the relationships within.
Helen Chadwick Until Sun 22 March. A new installation which inquires into representations ofthe female body. Her work is constructed with the tools ofcurrent technology— photocopiers. computers and photomats. An ICA. London exhibition.
Ian Howard - Paintings, Prints and Related Works Sat 28 Mar—Sat 25 Apr. Prominent in Howard‘s paintings worked in paint. chalk and acrylic gel. are cones. Many ofhis shapes are inspired by his children‘s toys — witches‘ hats become rockets. Inspiration comes from further afield too — the architectural features ofthe Italian Renaissance and comic books. Howard is currently Head of Painting at Duncan ofJordanstone College of Art in Dundee.
Roger Palmer-Precious Metals Sat 28 Mar—Sat 25 Apr. Photographs and text based on a trip to South Africa. Though Palmer lives and works in Nottingham. he travels to Glasgow to teach Fine Art Photography at the School of Art.
0 TRANSMISSION GALLERY 13 Chisholm Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat Noon—6pm.
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.
Nine Glasgow Artists Until 16 April. Stephen Barclay. John Byrne. Steven Campbell. Peter Howson. John Knox. Barbara Rae. James Robertson and Adrian Wiszniewski.
Stills Gallery, Edinburgh
Twenty For Today collects the work of some of Britain‘s brightest young portrait photographers. It is a generation (preponderantly lrom the art schools and colleges) who have graduated to the galleries via their striking magazine work, from the
TWENTY FOR TODAY
Sade. Picture by Johnny Rozsa.
Sunday supplements to The Face, Management Today to Ritz. One consequence of this greater visual literacy in the magazine iield lies in the way that we have all come to accept what would once have been thought at as art photography as the staple lorm of contemporary representation: the
surprise in this exhibition lies not in the source oi the original commissions, but in the slightly out-ot-place look these works have on what should have been their ‘natural’ environment, the gallery wall.
Nonetheless, it is good to have the chance to see them mounted in this way; while the reproducibility ol the photograph is one oi its principal strengths, magazine publication cannot always do lull justice to the image. The range is surprisingly wide, although several photographers favour a minorvariation on the kind of lull-frame ligure, devoid ol cluttered background, lamiliar lrom the work at Richard Avedon. Thematic variations on this are introduced in visual references to, or jokes about, the work oltheir subjects in the pictures by Liam Woon and Brian Grittin (who will be talking about contemporary portraiture at the Gallery on 26 March).
If that style constitutes a kind at unoiiicial mainstream in current portraiture, others in the exhibition follow a more singular course, as in AlastairThain’s harshly-textured, unrelenting multiple images, or David Buckland’s large-scale Cibachrome portraits utilising front-projection to superimpose a second, contextual image. Definition is ultimately called in question in the work at David Hiscock and Holly Warburton, both of whom can scarcely be said to be portrait photographers at all; the ligure instead becomes part of a surreal visual collage, subject to technical as well as artistic transmutation.
0 BACKROOM GALLERY Underneath the Arches. 42 London Street. 556 8329. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Gallery closed until May.
0 BOURNE FINE ART4 Dundas Street, 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—lpm.
General Exhibition of British art 1800—1950 throughout March.
0 CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri l0am—6pm; Sat lOam—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. New exhibition space
- within a bar/entertainment complex.
opened in January with Derek McGuire Untilend March.
0 CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm. Sat 9am—1pm.
0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street, 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Sun 2—5pm. Licensed cafe. [D]
The Permanent Collection Mon 23 March—Sat 11 April. Large historic works and paintings from the Scottish Modern Arts Association's collection.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh Sat 28 Mar—Sat 2 May. A small selection of Mackintosh‘s work focusing on his
output between 1896 and 1916. Chairs, a table and models of interiors are included.
BIII Tidy Sat 4 Apr—Wed 13 May. Bill Tidy is a well-known contributor to Punch, Private Eye and the Daily Mirror. His cartoons are a blend of satire and social comment with humour, much in the way British cartoonists have been doing for over two hundred years. 130 images will be on show looking at thirty years‘ output.
0 COLLECTIVE GALLERY 52—54 High Street 556 2600. Tue—Fri 12.30—5.30pm; Sat 10am-5pm. Closed Sun and Mon.
Jan Nimmo and Joan Jack Until Tue 31 March. Recent paintings by two ex-printed textiles students at Glasgow School of Art who now paint as well as design for a living. Art Classes Mondays 7—9pm. Contact Gallery for details.
0 CORSTORPHINE LIBRARY 12 Kirk Loan. Mon-Fri 10am—8pm; Sat 9am-1pm.
Simply Women Until Sat 28 March. Photographs by Franki Raffles of the XIII Commonwealth Games.
0 DANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE 3 Dounce Terrace, 225 7189. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.
The Danish Show Part 2 A selection from the current touring exhibition of Danish artists featuring Berit Jaensen. Nina Sten and Svend Wiig Hansen.
e RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 5570707. Auction The final auction in Demarco's fund-raising tour will be held in London at the Smiths Gallery on 21 March following a seven day exhibition there celebrating the gallery‘s 21st anniversary.
John Taylor Until Sat 4 April. View From the Bunker "Ihese paintings. larger than usual for watercolours. are beautiful in anyone‘s sense. but they are also disquieting.‘ (7.0. George Wulie—Americana Until Sat 4 Apr.
Judith Gilmour- Ceramics Until Sat 4 Apr.
0 EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 931 l. Mon—Thurs 10am—8pm; Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am-noon.
0 EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY George Square. 667 1011. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.
Decorated Papers from the Schmoller Collection Until Fn’ 1 May.
0 ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION 22 AthollCresent. 229 1528. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Tue lllam—noon. Scotland — Landscape Exhibition Until Sat 21 Mar. Jim Nicholson. Douglas Phillips. Gordon Wylie and John Busby show Scottish landscapes in a group exhibition.
0 FINE ART SOCIETY 12 Great King Street. 5560305. Mon—Fri
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