ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
0 Art is listed by city first then by venue, running in alphabetical order. Please send details to Alice Bain not later than 10 days before publication date.
O ANNAN GALLERY 130 West Campbell Street. 221 5087/8. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm Sat 9.30am—12.3()pm. 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. Scottish Coiourists UntiI Sun 31 May. Fergusson. Peploe. Cadell and Hunter were grouped for convenience because of their common interest in colour and free handling ofpaint 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 ofCezanne 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 of an 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 McCulloch1805—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. Anne Frank in the World Mon 18 May—Sun 14 June. See panel and Edinburgh City Art Centre.
0 THE BRIGGAIT 72 Clyde Street. Mon—Sat 9.3(lam—530pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Closed Tuesday. lncahoots Mon 4—Sat 28 May. They describe themselves as cheeky but sophisticated. They are three young textile designers who live in Glasgow. look to Peru and Africa for inspiration and sell to natives and deep south Londoners alike. In this exhibition they show their new range ofT-shirts and earrings for summer. complementing the ‘earthy look'. Living Arts From Africa Sun 3—Sat 23 May. Jewellery from Ethiopia. mohair weaving from Lesotho and quilts from Soweto — these and other crafts from self-help groups in Africa.
People’s Palace, Glasgow Attire People’s Palace, a Mayfest exhibition looks back into a ‘dark age’ of Glasgow. This year is the 200th anniversary of an event which marks the beginning of trade unionism in the city, but whose only memorial are the graves of the martyrs in the Calton Burial Ground.
In 1787, the handioom weavers oi the city had taken organised action against their employers, who, because of the
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 ofthe country.
Regular recitals held. See Classical Listings or contact venue for details. 0 COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde, 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400 ext 2682/2416. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm, Sat 12—4pm. Perspectives: Glasgow-A New Look Mon 4 May6—Fri 26 June. In one of the most exciting exhibitions organised to coincide with Mayfest this year. seven photographers look at the Glasgow beyond the clichéd image ofblasted tenements and barras full ofcharacters. Only two are very familiar with the city — Thomas Joshua Cooper. Head of Fine Art Photography at Glasgow School ofArt and Alan Dimmick, a young Glaswegian photographer. Andy Goldsworthy had never set foot in Glasgow before the commission and the other four are residents of Edinburgh. Their varying styles of photography and individual interests brings new vigour to the subject. Ruth Stirling. recently artist-in-residence at the Marine Biological Station on the Isle ofCumbrae sought out watery sites in Glasgow. The river police and sewage works were two ofher finds. Steven Lawson used his strip-photograph technique on the M8. making up its day from early morning quiet to rush-hour racing.
influx of cheap material flooding th market from the East, cut wages by a third to almost starvation level. During a demonstration, six strikers from Calton were shot by soldiers. Elspeth King, curator of the museum and organiser of the exhibition says, ‘The Lord Provost ordered the open fire and gave a big fancy dinner in a hotel to celebrate afterwards. Every soldier on the scene was given a pair of shoes and stockings as a reward.’
The biggest photography commission ever mounted in Scotland, this is an exhibition not be to be missed.
0 CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3095.
Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.3()pm. Sat 9.30am—12.30pm.
Selected British Paintings and Drawings 1900—1950 Sat 2—Thurs 28 May. The Gerber Gallery brings together some of the best known names in 20th century Scottish art — Gillies. Redpath. Eardley and Crosbie as well as figures from the ‘Glasgow School‘ like Melville. McGregor and Paterson. But the list does not stop there. This modestly sized gallery will also be showing Ceri Richards. Christopher Wood. Peter Lanyon and Bernard Meninsky. Promises an interesting recipe.
0 COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 637i). Mon-Sat 1()am—5.3()pm.
Douglas Thomson - New Paintings Sat 2—Thurs 28 May. Thomson is a sculptor-turned-painter. His studies of heads are less portraits than examination of form — he has exchanged a three-dimensional surface fora flat one and cuts his texture from paint. Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art. he has taken up restoration as well as painting. One-man shows have been held in Edinburgh. Glasgow and Nuremberg.
O FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.3()am—5.3()pm. Sat 1(lam—-1pm. Spring ’87 and Steaming Through the
The centrepiece of the exhibition is a reconstruction of a weavers‘ room, complete with loom, set up by 81 year-old James Clark ‘the last of the Gallowgate weavers’. Unfortunately his commitments at the Kilbarchan Weavers’ Cottage 8 miles south of Glasgow do not free him to operate the machine during the exhibition. Other objects from the period will be shown — some with a surprising story to tell — like the Arab’s headress manufactured in Bridgeton and one of the many exported to the Middle East.
Aware of the need to make sure that the Calton Weavers do not become forgotten, the People’s Palace have commissioned a mural fortheir dome from Ken Currie, a young Glasgow painter. Very few images of events or scenes of Glasgow exist. ‘You can count the good topographical images on one hand‘, says King. it seems nobody wanted to capture the grimy reality of industry in oils. ‘The industrialists, like Burrell, either bought French Impressionists or the Glasgow Boys who painted nice pictures.’ King hopes that Currie’s mural, with its banners and urban congestion depicting 200 years of the labour movement will go some way towards firing the imagination of a population deprived of a popular image.’ See also Theatre Page, Calton Weavers Community Pagent.(Aiice Bain)
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