ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
0 METRO GALLERY 713 Great Western Road. 339 0737 (opp Botanic Gardens). Tue—Sat 10.30am—5pm.
Summer Exhibition Until Sat 11 July. New paintings by several artists includingJohn Boyd. Tom Coyle. John Kingst and Claire Harrigan. Lustre Porcelain by Eileen Bell. Ceramics 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.
Atghan 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.
0 908 GALLERY 12 Otago Street. 339 3158.
Midsummer Exhibition Painting by Alasdair Gray. Carole Gibbons. Alasdair 'I’aylor. Martin Baillie. Don McNeil. James Gorman and Daris McIntyre and ceramics.
0 PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 554 (1223. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun l—5pm. Glasgow‘s museum ofworking life.
0 POLLOK HOUSE 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 632 0274. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun l—5pm. Neighbour to the Burrell Collection. this l8th 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).
History ot the National Savings Bank Sat 20 June—Mon 20 July.
0 THE SCOTTISH DESIGN CENTRE 72 St Vincent Street. 221 6121. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat 9am—5pm.
O SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station). Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm.
Glasgow— Locomotive Builderto the World Until Tue 30 June. Just up the road from the derelict railway works and surrounded by industrial and domestic ground now grassed over. Springburn Library houses Glasgow‘sonly community museum. Between 1865 and 1962 Glasgow exported 18.000 locomotives to over 60 countries in every continent. These impressive statistics are borne out in an exhibition at Springburn on the locomotive industry which once made this area buzz with life. Mainly photographs with lots of interesting text.
0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Tue—Sat 10am— 5.30pm. Stilt 2—5.30pm. Cafe. [D] Angermann and Heller (Niirnberg exhibition) Lintil Sun 5 July. The work of two Nurnberg artists. Veronica Ryan Until Sun 5 July. Oladele Bamgboye Until Sun 5 July. A small exhibition of photographs in the cafe.
0 TRANSMISSION GALLERY 13 Chisholm Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat
SEEDS OF CREATION
Third Eye Centre, Glasgow
In gallery two at Third Eye Centre Veronica Ryan‘s sculpture lies quietly expectant on the floor. Everything is low. There are no thrusting angles and no sharp edges. The walls seem very white against the murmur of bronze and grey and the splashes ol cobalt blue.
A giant pod rustling with seeds rocks to one side as it ready to spill out its contents. A long sheet of lead pops with scooped-out bronze shells. The built-in percussion is silent in the gallery but drums in your head.
Heavy material like lead and clay draw the sculptures down to earth, the most basic and ancient symbol at creation and lertility. All around us the most commonplace objects are vessels tor lite—seeds, vegetables, pulses. crysales, even our own bodies. Ryan uses the lorm at these husks to create sculptures of great potency, which like standing stones, have no beginning and no end, an inlinity oi creativity.
Memories Spatial by Veronica Ryan. Plaster/clay.
Next door, two young artists lrom Niirnberg paint large canvases. Coming trom Ryan’s shell, Peter Angermann’s images seem coarse and brash. And they are. Angermann looks out into the world which humans have invented to suit themselves. Nature, like the seven whales he stacks on an inhospitable beach, is stranded. Rural scenes are ploughed by little red tractorsw while a big blue beetle sits lazily under the pink mushroom ol Chernobyl. The cartoon comedy at it all creates a veneer tor the chaos underneath.
Michael Reiter looks back to more primitive and more harmonious states. Figures are camouflaged in pattern and colourwhich blend with their background. As in Ryan’s sculpture, though less insistently, natural rhythms are lound. In ‘Autumn’ a red triangle stitched in blue beats out the memory at that season. (Alice Bain)
Chris Taylor L'ntil end June. Paintings.
0 WASHINGTON GALLERY 44 Washington Street. 221 6780. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
SummerExhibition Until Fri 31 July. Scottish paintings — 19th century and contemporary.
O BACKROOM GALLERY Underneath the Arches. 42 London Street. 556 8329. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Six Artists in Cyprus Until 27 June. Attached to the Cyprus College of Art run by artist Stass Paraskos. these six young British artists spent seven months working in and exploring Mediterranean culture.
0 CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am— 1 pm. Summer Exhibition Anexhibition of paintings. watercolours and bronzes (1700- 1940) from Britain and Europe. Early 19th century Scottish landscape painters are particularly well represented — including Alexander and Patrick .\'asmyth — as are 19th and early 20th century ‘Animalier’ bronzes.
0 CENTRAL LIBRARY George [V Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm. Sat 9am— 1 pm.
Scouting Photographs Until Tue 30 June.
The next exhibition Gems and Precious Stones will open on Mon 27 July.
0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Licensed cafe. [D]
John Muir’s High Sierras-A Watercolour Diary by Tony Foster Until Sat 1 1 July. He‘s taken R.L. Stevenson‘s route through the Cevennes and Thoreau‘s wander through England. This time it‘s John Muir‘s High Sierras. Muir was an environmentalist born in Dunbar who lived in 19th-century America most ofhis life. The exhibition comprises 30 watercolour assemblages. started on the retaken journey and completed in the studio. Architecture Degree Show Tue 23—Sat 27June. New trends in architecture from students of Edinburgh College of Art.
0 COLERIDGE GALLERY 47b George Street. 220 1305. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Wide Selection ofcontemporary British studio glass shown permanently.
0 COLLECTIVE GALLERY 52—54 High Street 556 2600. Tue—Fri 12.30—5.30pm; Sat 10am—5pm. Closed Sun and Mon. A Period ol Transition Fri 26 J une—Tue 14July. Abstract paintings inspired by trips to Prague and Cyprus. by an Irish artist living and working in Edinburgh. Talk: George Wyllie will talk on aspects of Scottish sculpture on Wed 22 July at 7.30pm starting now. . . O RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (ofingh Street). 557 0707. Norwegian Group Exhibition Until Sat 4 July. From its showing at the McLellan Galleries. Glasgow. the Norwegians move across country. Though efficient. their work has a greyness which borders on the dull. Glasgow Group Until Sat 4 July. George Wyllie‘s 'straw loco‘ prints. Reinhard Behrens golfing ftm and Keith Maclntyre‘s swirling mermaid makes this an exhibition not to miss. 0 EDINBURGH CASTLE The Story ofthe Scottish Soldier Museum. Museum Free but admission charge to castle. Phone 225 7534 for information. A New Museum dedicated to that well-known figure in kilt and sporran carrying musket or pipes. opened on Mon 1 June. Twenty-two fully dressed Scottish soldiers have been specially made. lifelike down to every whiskery chin and set in displays dating from the early 17111 to early 20th centuries. When you reach the canons at the castle wall. look for two unruly sentries flanking the museum entrance. Just try and make them blink. Order at the Thistle Exhibition tfntil end summer. A temporary exhibition in the new museum celebrates the Most Noble Order of the Thistle. a purely Scottish ()rder ofChivalry dating back to the 17th century. A magnificent green mantle. showered with golden thistles. was made to honour these knights and takes centre position in this display. 0 FACTORY CAFE 38 Buccleueh Street. Edinburgh. 031 667 5750. Mon—Fri 9.30am—10.30pm; Sat 9.30am—5pm. Jacqueline Brown Until mid-July. Screen prints ofderelict buildings in Edinburgh‘s South Queensferry by Aberdeen College of Art graduates on the walls of this vegetarian cafe close to the University. 0 FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 6382. Mon—Sat Noon—1 1pm: Sun 6.30—11pm. Fit: .ouse Appeal Art Exhibition Until 4 Jul_‘ A fundraising exhibition of work by graduate and post-graduate artists from Edinburgh College of Art. All proceeds to Filmhouse. Graham Maclndoe 13—31 July. Photographs. 0 FLYING COLOURS 35 William Street. 2256776. Tue—Fri l 1am—6pm. Sat 10am--1pm. General display of Scottish contemporary art. 0 FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366 Mon-Fri 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-5.30pm. The French Institute is now closed until the Festival.
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