ART &' EXHIBITIONS LIST
0 Art is listed by city first then by
venue, running in alphabetical order.
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Later than 10 days betore publication ate.
0 ANNAN GALLERY 130 West Campbell Street. 221 5087/8. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm Sat 930—1230. General exhibition Oils and watercolours by contemporary. mainly Scottish. artists.
0 ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Restaurant. [D] Voluntary guides are available free ofcharge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Contact the enquiry desk. Community Connections Until Mon 21) April. As a contribution to the region's current Multi-Racial Action Year. the gallery has organised an exhibition in cooperation with the many social and religious organisations in the community which describes historical and present-day events in the lives of the many cultures ofGlasgow.
Scottish Colourists Until Sun 31 May. Fergusson. Peploe. Cadell and Hunter - drawings. watercolours and small oils by the four who brought Scottish painting into the mainstream of European art. Beyond lmage- Boyle Family Until Sun 17 May. See panel.
William Leighton Leitch Until early June. Glasgow-born housepainter turned watercolourist. After a trip to Italy he became well-known in the Victorian art world and later taught Queen Victoria and her family. Horatio McCulloch 1805-1867 A long-lost McCulloch turned up recently. mistaken as ‘On The Tweed‘. It has been accurately identified as a view of the Clyde Valley. now radically altered. and is on display at Kelvingrove. It will be included in an exhibition for the Garden Festival 1988 and the gallery would like to hear from members of the public who own works by McCulloch or who have any information relevant to this artist.
0 THE BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm. Rest. [D]
The glittering prizes ofone man's wealth shown under one roof. The surrounding park offers a taste of the country.
0 COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street.
552 4400 ext 2682/2416. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. Sat 12—4pm.
Looking at Scottish Furniture —A Documented Anthology 1570—1900 Until Fri 24 April.
The exhibition traces the history of such diverse pieces of furniture as a shepherd‘s stool to seats of the aristocratic. right back to the makers. All are uniquely Scottish. Organised by the Crawford Centre. St Andrews.
0 COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Fred Crayk Until Thurs 9 April. New paintings by a young Edinburgh artist.
British Prints Exhibition Sat 1 1—Thurs 30 Apr. Caulfield. Pasmore. Frost and Frink at reduced prices.
0 CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 west Regent Street. 221 3095.
Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—12.30pm.
Mixed Exhibition Throughout April.
Includes work by Redpath. Eardley.
Meninsky. McTaggart and Christopher Wood.
0 FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 10am—1pm. Hebridean Images New etchings by Tom Mackenzie and A View of Colonsay Paintings and drawings by Christopher Bramham. Mon (r-Tue 28 Apr.
0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am—9pm. Sat 10—5pm. Ian Hamilton - Paintings Sat 4—Sat 25 Apr. Work by a young artist who has suffered from severe glaucoma resulting in partial sight. This exhibition shows 40 works. As he is almost blind ( 1/60 vision in one eye). Ian paints in an impressionistic way and from his imagination. and uses
THE BOYLE FAMILY
The Boyle Family, Art Gallery & Museum, Kelvingrove, Glasgow. The Boyle Family are a team at tour- lather, mother, daughter, son, who work and exhibit together. An unusual concept in an art world at determined individuality. But during the
Renaissance they did it and in Alrica and India they still do.
The art the Boyles produce together is homogenized into an overall style. There are no joins where one begins and the other goes out to lunch. Mark Boyle, lather, originally irom Glasgow,
slides and video to help him ‘see’. The only person in Britain to be employed on the blind homeworkers scheme as an artist. Ian is energetically pursuing that career. Glasgow Council tor Voluntary Service Annual Exhibition Sat 4—Sat 25 Apr. Work made as a result ofthis multi-funded arts project which benefits over ninety local organisations throughout the city.
0 GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 128 Ingram Street. 552 0704. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
The Backshilt Mon 6—Sat 25 Apr. A group of long-standing members of the print studio show their work. taking their title from the hours they usually print — late. As most ofthem hold down other jobs. their artistic endeavours are usually practised in the wee small hours. Harry Magee, Roger Farnham. Elspeth Roberts, Crawford Stevenson and George Todd put up a mixed exhibition which shows a great variation in style and subject. Egg cups to tiny landscapes.
0 GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART Renfrew Street.
Larouste Exhibition Mon 13 Apr—Fri 1 May. Work by the 19th century French architect, known for his iron
describes a time when three went out to the pictures and one was Iett at home. On their return a running shoe had appeared by a mud track on a piece they were all working on. The film-goers were stumped. They could not tell whether it was real or not.
The Boyle Family are interested in reality to a degree mostol us do not have the time or inclination tor. They produce pavements in relief so real you want to touch them to make quite sure. But check the protile. Sure enough they are libreglass. What about the stones stuck on? Mostly copies too, though lor lun the Boyle test themselves and their audience with the odd real pebble or shoe thrown on.
The painted sculptures hang on the wall — paths tipped up to reveal all cracks, a ploughed tield hangs on in spite oi the lorce ot gravity. Whether you question the choice at subject or not, their closeness to reality is fascinating, mesmerising. But it is a representation which shimmers easily into the abstract.
Almost by sleight of hand the Boyles ask us to question the world around us, from the cigarette butt in the gutter up. We walk on its surtace every day but how often do we look and check how it is getting along. Only when a thousand
years and more go by and it becomes a Roman Road or an Egyptian tomb do we revere it in our galleries and museums.
Though in photographs like something out at the National Geographic, the Boyle works are man-made images at our world today. The exhibition at Kelvingrove is a continuation at their ‘Journey to the Surlace ol the Earth’ begun In the sixties and they are the explorers. Alice Bain)
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