ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
been painted in a major mural by Ken Currie which will eventually grace the dome ofthe museum. By September a full 200 years of Glasgow life and events will have been added to the weavers' panel. 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 of the Weavers and gives background to the textile industy.
O POLLOK HOUSE 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 632 027-1. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 1—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. 6470837. 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 ol the National Savings Bank Until Mon 20July.
0 THE SCOTTISH DESIGN CENTRE 72 St Vincent Street. 221 6121. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat 9am—5pm.
AFAEP '87 Fri 31 July—Sat 2‘) Aug. An exhibition of fashion photography entered in the 1987 Association of Fashion. Advertising and Editorial Photographers Awards. a scheme set up three years ago to encourage high standards and to stimulate public interest.
0 SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station). Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm.
O THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauehiehall Street. 332 7521. Tue—Sat 10am— 5.30pm. Sun 2—5.30pm. Cafe. [D] Joseph McKenzie: Pages ol Experience, Photographs 1947—1987 Sat ll.luly—Sat 1 Aug. Work by a prolific photographer who has been out of the public eye since the Sixties. Images from the Gorbals. North and South Ireland. Dundee. Dunfermline. London. and of his own family. probe deep and are technically stunning. See picture feature. Third ije are publishing a book of McKenzie‘s photographs in association with Polygon Books which at £12.95 is a bargain. See Feature.
Talk Sat 18 and Sat 25 July at 2.30pm. Joseph McKenzie will give guided tours and talk informally about his work.
William McLellan Sat 11 July—Sat 1 Aug. The work of this pioneer Glasgow photographer.
o TRANSMISSION GALLERY l3 Chisholm Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat Noon—6pm.
0 WASHINGTON GALLERY 44 Washington Street. 221 6780. Mon~Fri 10am—5pm: Sat
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Summer Exhibition Until Fri 31 July. Scottish paintings ~19th century and contemporary.
John Gardiner Crawlord isn‘t a summer painter. He hates summer and his output dries up to a trickle anytime alter spring. ‘That's about as close to summer as I get’, he says pointing to one almost-verdant picture painted around April/May. It’s a seasonal anomaly in a cool contemplative exhibition and by way at lurther explanation he adds ‘I hate green too.‘
Characteristically his palette is as
earthy and muted as the landscape and objects he paints. Occasionally he draws on slightly warmer tones but always stops well short ol bright crayon colours like lemon or vermilion lavouring instead clay-coloured sienna loryellow or burnt sienna lor red.
There is no luss in his pictures, no
wind rullling the landscape. They are introspective and though without people, lull ol presence, as though someone was there recently but has slipped away. He admits they are all about people, ‘Those boots are my lather,’ he says at his picture ‘Sea Boots’, ’but I‘d rather paint his boots than paint him. His lace was just like that anyway with that dry, cracked look lishermen get.‘
It the paintings seem to have a quiet lormal insistence it is the bare bones of their structure peeking through. Studies at snow and ice, boats and wheelbarrows, these are not the photographic~realily type pictures they appearto be atlirst. ‘l lind photo-realism boring’, says Crawlord. ‘The lirst thing I think about in a picture is shape. Every idea is an abstract shape lirst. Realism is just a means to that end.’ (Sally Kinnes)
0 BACKRDOM GALLERY Underneath the Arches. 42 London Street. 556 8329. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
o BLUE PARROT 49 St Stephen Street. Tue—Sat 10am—3pm and 7—1 1pm: Sun 11am—3pm.
Art at the Flower Until mid—July. The Blue Parrot. a well-known lunch haunt in Stockbridge is now open in the evenings and has begun exhibiting the work of Edinburgh artists. The work this month is by Rose Frain. Caroline McNairn. Brian Gibb and four others.
0 CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm. SummerExhibition An exhibitionof paintings. watercolours and bronzes (1700-1940) from Britain and Europe. Iiarly 19th century Scottish landscape painters are particularly well represented — including Alexander and Patrick Nasmyth — 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.
The next exhibition Gems and Precious Stones will open on Mon 27 July.
0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 242-1 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Licensed cafe. [D] John Muir's High Sierras—A
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Watercolour Diary by Tony Foster Until Sat I 1 July. He‘staken R.L. Stevenson's route through the Cevennes and Thoreau‘s wander through England. This time it‘sJohn Muir‘s High Sierras. Muir was an environmentalist born in Dunbar who lived in 19th-century America most of his life. The exhibition comprises 30 watercolour assemblages. started on the retaken journey and completed in the studio. The Permanent Collection Until Sat 18 July. Recent acquisitions by the City Art Centre.
Child’s Play Sat 18 July—Sat 5 Sept. An exhibition which will complement the exhibits at the Museum ofChildhood round the corner. Playthings from the 19th century to the present day. Puppet Shows and activities have been organised throughout the exhibition, so get in touch for details. Admission charges will be donated to the Save the Children Fund.
Open Space Community Groups are invited to apply to the City Art Centre for 1988 exhibition space. Contact Herbert Coutts. City Curator. Huntly House Museum, 143 Canongate ifyou have a good idea.
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—5-1 High Street 556 2600. Tue—Fri 12.30—5.3()pm; Sat 10am~-5pm. Closed Sun and Mon. A Period ol Transition Until The 14 July. 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 DEMARCD GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 557 0707. Exhibition and Sale 16—18July. Sale begins 4pm on Sat 18 July. See panel.
0 EDINBURGH CASTLE
The Story of the Scottish Soldier Museum. Museum Free but admission charge to castle.
A New Museum dedicated to that well-known figure in kilt and sporran carrying musket or pipes. opened last month. Twenty-two fully dressed Scottish soldiers have been specially made. and set in
displays dating from the early 17th to early 20th centuries.
Order at the Thistle Exhibition Until end summer. A temporary exhibition in the new museum celebrates the Most Noble Order of the Thistle, a purely Scottish Order of Chivalry dating back to the 17th
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