ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
0 Art is listed by city lirst then by
venue, running in alphabetical order.
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O ANNAN GALLERY 130 West Campbell Street, 221 5087/8. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm Sat 9.30am—12.30pm. 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 20 April. An exhibition highlighting the cosmopolitan and rnulti-cultural aspects of Glasgow to coincide with the region‘s Multi-Racial Action Year. Organised with help from the numerous social and religious elements in the community. it puts their contemporary cultures into historical context. Scottish Colourists Until Sun 31 May. Fergusson. Peploe. Cadell and Hunter were grouped for convenience because of their common interest in colour and free handling of paint and not because they comprised a coherent stylistic group. They did however share influences and from 1900—1914 they all worked in Paris. and fell under the heady sway of Cezanne and the Fauves. This exhibition is an interesting selection oftheir work with some fine sketches and paintings. Hunter‘s especially are full of French bohemian life and the heat and colour ofthe Mediterranean. Beyond Image— Boyle Family Until Sun 17 May. A delightful show which baffles as much as it intrigues. Random squares of the ground have been painstakingly reproduced in fibreglass. stone by stone. flaw by flaw. Their ‘Study ofan Urban Lorry Park‘ for example is no more or less than a muddy. tyre-imprinted facsimile reliefwhich makes the mud-churning bulldozer work going on outside the gallery take on a new fascination. Not to be missed. William Leighton Leitch Until early June. The Glasgow-born watercolourist whom Queen Victoria was pleased to employ to teach art to herselfand 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 of one 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. NB Gallery closed 17-20 April. A dense material which is easily carved. doesn‘t mark. will take a high polish and is therefore very suitable for furniture-making is not wood but coal! The manufacture of furniture from ‘parr‘ot‘ or ‘cannel‘ coal flourished in late 19thC Wemyss and coal tables and chairs are amongst the exhibits ofthis distinctive collection of fine Scottish furniture. Other pieces are more familiar. like the well-known broad yoke-backed ‘Scotch‘ or ‘Edinburgh pattern' chair.
0 CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 2213095.
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 Impressions New etchings by Tom Mackenzie and A View of Colonsay Paintings and drawings by Christopher Bramham. Until Tue 28 Apr. Mackenzie uses a minimum of colour with a combination of techniques using blue. brown and purple with acquatint and etching. His mode of painting tends towards the Romantic whereas Bramham (a
pupil of Lucien Freud) is more introspective.
0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Fri l0am—9pm. Sat ill—5pm. lan Hamilton— Paintings Until Sat 25 Apr. Ian Hamilton is a young but virtually blind artist. and the only person in Britain to be employed as an artist on the blind homeworkers scheme. His work however shows a very considerable skill. See panel. Glasgow Council lor Voluntary Service Annual Exhibition Until Sat 25 Apr. The arts project of the (K‘VS (an independent voluntary organisation with charitable status) provides a wide range ofservices to over 90 local organisations in the city. This exhibition shows art and craft work produced through the project by a variety ofspecial needs groups.
0 GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 128 Ingram Street. 552 070-1. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
The Back Shifl Until Sat 25 Apr. The five long-standing members of the print studio exhibited here have to ‘moonlight‘ after work in order to fit in their printing. hence the title. "l’he Back Shift'. The exhibition includes etchings. lithographs. silkscreen and reliefprints by Roger Farnham. Harry Magee. (‘rawlord Stevenson. George Todd and I'ilspeth Roberts. 0 GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART 167 Renfrew Street. 332 9797. Mort—l-‘ri 9.30am—8pm.
Labrouste Exhibition Until Fri 1 May. Although iron was still considered a
Glasgow Arts Centre
Because lan Hamilton is a partially- sighted artist, there is somehow an expectation that he will paint a partial oran abstract image. It is an assumption, says lan, which a lot of people make, but nothing could be lurtherlrom the truth. Histechnique may be ‘impressionistic‘ but his style is totally representational, and impressive examples of portraits,
sell-portraits and landscapes line the walls of his small studio. The overall sense of a picture which the eye takes in however, belies the way in which they were painted and the way lan saw to drawthem.
Glaucoma, lan’s lorm olvisual handicap, means that he can see details close to, but not totalilies. He therelore paints in sections, detail by detail, gradually working to build up a
whole, while keeping the image otthat whole in his head. It is not, he reassures me cheerlully, dillicult when you getused to it.
Because at the severity at his handicap— he is blind in one eye and has 1/60 vision in the other— it was not thought ‘practical' tor him to make painting his career. But, keen on drawing since a child, he knew he didn‘t want to do anything else, and he is currentlythe first person in Britain to be taken onto the blind homeworkers scheme as an artist.
lan has recently been given —‘on permanent loan' lrom the MSC — a colourvideo camera. Mounted above his work-table it can ‘track‘ across a picture and project details onto a TV screen under high-powered magnilication. Using this he gradually works his way across the whole canvas.
Ayearspenl at Cardonald College taught lan much at the technique ol drawing. Rather shyly he admits that although he knew he couldn‘t see everything in detail, he used to assume everyone else could. ‘I didn’t realise that no one takes in all the information around them.’ Very quickly he learned to suggest shape with shading and perspective with line. He has always had very good colour vision and evidently a very good colour sense at it is used to great ellect. He concedes
abstract may interest him one day. In the meantime he can conlidently rest assured that his work is getting better all the time. (Rosemary Neil)
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