ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
O GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street, 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am—9pm. Sat 10—5pm. Gregor Hiltner Thurs 1 I—ch 24 June. Work by a Niirnberg artist.
0 GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 128 Ingram Street. 5520704. Mon-Sat 10am—5 . 30pm.
Elizabeth Blackadder and John Houston — Paints and Paintings Until Sat 6 June. Two senior artists. married for many years and based in Edinburgh, are showing for the first time together in Glasgow. Blackadder and Houston are known individually for their painting- Blackadder for her delicate, oriental ﬂowers and haphazard objects. Houston for his land and seascapes. almost abstract in their sensation. For three years now they have been working at the Glasgow Print Studio and this exhibition brings together their etchings, supported by oils. watercolours and drawings.
Side by Side—J. Durr and Botond Sat 13 June-Wed 1 July. Two Niirnberg artists.
0 GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART 167 Renfrew Street. 332 9797. Mon—Fri 9.30am—8pm.
Art in Exile Until Sat 30 May. Work by painting graduates of Glasgow School ofArt — Karen Strang. Alison Harper. Margaret Hunter and Mary Maclean — who have recently lived and studied abroad. Though they left Scotland for economic reasons. — it was easier to get a grant in another country usually with the help ofthe British Council.
0 GLASGOW UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Hillhead. Mon—Fri 9.15am—9.15pm; Sat 9. 15am—12. 15pm. William Hunter— Book Collection Until 26 June. Display of the collection donated to the University Library by surgeon William Hunter.
0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Glasgow‘s museum for children. A Box of Surprises Until Mon 24 Aug. See Kids page.
0 HILLHEAO LIBRARY 348 Byres Road. 339 7223. Mon-Fri 9.30am—1pm. 2-8pm: Sat 9.30am—1pm and 2—5pm. Closed Wed.
Jim Tweedie — Paintings Until Fri 29 May. At the Open Circle (a small gallery in the library run by writers. artists and composers) Jim Tweedie‘s surrealist paintings can be seen in his first one-man show since 1981. His work is known internationally and he has shown with the Open Circle group abroad regularly.
Blattner, Lassen and Biihler Sat 13 June—Sat 4July. The work ofthree Nurnberg artists.
0 HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University ofGlasgow, Hillhead Street. 3305431. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat 9.30—1pm.
The Northern Renaissance Print Until Tue 16July. From their fathomless collection ofprints. the Hunterian‘s latest theme looks at the etchings. engravings and woodcuts of northern artists from Germany. Holland and Flanders during the fertile period between the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Diirer will be highlighted in
Margita Tillova, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow
The Third Eye injected into the range oi visual art on show during Mayiest a welcome example of contemporary international work. The huge, exuberant and abstract paintings on view are the work of the tiny, 30-year old Margita Titlova lrom Czechoslovakia and are seen to particular advantage in the large and light space at the Third Eye’s main gallery.
Herwork belongs to an expressionist tradition which values lelt experience and sensation over illustration and narrative. The voice which comes through is vibrant and energetic
distinguished both by scale and temperament. She works on a generous scale, covering huge sheets oi paper with colour in rhythmic, apparently spontaneous gestures which makes them readily accessible. They are not paintings for close, quiet study, but should be enjoyed directly (and iorthis reason tail to work iully in reproduction). If there is a sense of almost childlike discovery which may be unlashionably naive, her exhibition is neverthless a refreshingly positive and bouyant lorce — an as art lrom a society we often regard as repressed interesting partly because 01 that. (Sally Kinnes)
recognition of the Nilmberg Festival which begins early June. Others include Lucas van Leyden. Altdorfer. Cranach and Bruegel. The Mackintosh House Gallery:
Open as above but closed for lunch l2.30—1.30pm. 50p admission on weekday afternoons and Saturdays. A reconstruction of the architect‘s home fitted with original furniture. Graphics oithe Art Nouveau Era Until summer. A style of line par excellence. the art nouveau movement is represented by the work of E. A. Taylor. Aubrey Beardsley. Jan Toorop and others.
0 HUNTERIAN MUSEUM The University of Glasgow. 339 8855. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat 9.30am—1pm. Twice named Museum ofthe Year. the Hunterian Collection includes objects ranging from Captain Cook‘s Pacific treasures to the Bearsden Shark. Fighting for Liie Until Sat 20 June. Founded in 1937 the Wellcome Trust (who established the Wellcome Unit for the Historyof Medicine in the University). commemorates its 50th anniversary with a display ofcurrent medical research.
0 IMAGES GALLERY 74 Hyndland Road. 334 5311. Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm. Nineteenth and
twentieth century watercolours and etchings.
0 J. D. KELLY GALLERY 118 Douglas Street. 248 6386. Mon—Fri 10.30am—5.30pm: Sat 10am—12.30pm.
Margaret Valentine and Margaret Montgomery Sat 6—Sat 20 June.
0 LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road. Milngavie. 956 2351. Tue—Fri 11am—5pm and 7—9pm; Sat and Sun 2—5pm.
Permanent Collection Until Sat 30 May. Galleries 2 and 3.
Milngavie Art Club Annual Exhibition Sat 6—Sat 27June.
O MCLELLAN GALLERIES 230 Sauchiehall Street (enter by Rose Street entrance). 332 1132. Mon—Sat 10am—6.30pm.
Niirnberg — Portrait at a City Thurs ll-Sat 20 June. An informative exhibition on Glasgow‘s twin city. Images of a German City Thurs ll-Sat 20June. The history of Niirnberg in a series of twelve dioramas (1835—1985). This exhibition has been much acclaimed in the USA and has its European premiere in Glasgow.
Contemporary Graphic Artirom Niirnberg Wed l0June—Sat 11 July. 73 artists exhibiting 201 works in graphics.etchings. drawings etc.
0 MAIN FINE ART The Studio Gallery, 16 Gibson Street. 334 8858. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cats and Other Creatures Until Sat 30 May. Main have invited young painters to work around the subject ofthe cat. a creature important to human symbolism for thousands of years. 0 METRO GALLERY 713 Great Western Road. 3390737 (opp Botanic Gardens). Tue—Sat 10.30am—5pm. Summer Exhibition Tue 2—Sat 11 July. New paintings by several artists including John Boyd. Tom Coylc. John Kingsly and Claire Harrigan. Lustre Porcelain by Eileen Bell, (‘eramics by Lyn Clark and Embroideries by Jane McArthur and Kirsty MacFarlane. O MITCHELL LIBRARY Kent Road. 221 7030. Mon—Fri 9.30am—9pm; Sat ’ 9.30am—5pm. Afghan Exhibition Until Sat 27 June. Rugs. kilims. wall-hangings and jewellery from recent trips made by Guri Le Riche to the carpet bazaar in Kabul. All for sale. 0 90's GALLERY 12 Otago Street. 339 3158. Painting, weaving and jewellery Until end May. Work from a variety of Scottish artists. 0 PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 1—5pm. Glasgow‘s museum ofworking life. The Calton Weavers 1787—1987 Until Sat 30 May. The Palace commemorates the shooting ofsix weavers during a wage strike in Glasgow in 1787. Martyrs oftrade unionism. they are being painted in a major mural by Ken Currie which will grace the dome of the museum. The Weavers panels will be ready in May and by September a full 2009 years ofGlasgow life and events will have been added to the work. The first major mural commission from Glasgow District Council since the Banqueting Hall. City Chambers. was completed in the 1890s. this project further illustrates the continuing interest in the visual arts during this decade. An exhibition around the panel tells the story ofthe Weavers and gives background to the textile industry. The Loveliest Night of the Year Sat 20 June. 9pm—4am. The Winter Gardens of the People's Palace is the setting this year for Glasgow's annual arts ball presented by the Glasgow Print Studio. Tickets £10 each or £15 including buffet. Contact the Print Studio for details and bookings. 0 POLLOK HOUSE 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 632 0274. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun l—5pm. Neighbour to the Burrell Collection. this 18th century house contains the Stirling Maxwell Collection of Spanish paintings and period furnishings. Regular recitals held. See Classical Listings or contact venue for details. 0 RUTHERGLEN MUSEUM King Street. Rutherglen. 647 0837. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2pm-5pm. (from city centre: any low level east-bound train on the Argyll line to Hamilton and Motherwell stops at Rutherglen).
36 The List 29 May - 11 June