ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
0 Art is listed by city first then by venue, running in alphabetical order. Please send details to Alice Bain not laterfhan 10 days before publication date.
0 ANNAN GALLERY 130 West Campbell Street, 221 5087/8. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—12.30pm.
General selection ofmainly Scottish work.
0 ART GALLERY 8: MUSEUM. KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 1—5pm. Restaurant. [D] Voluntary guides are available free ofcharge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Contact the enquiry desk.
Modern Scottish Prints Until Sun 20 Sept. A good cross-section of work is brought together here and it argues as strongly as anything against there currently being any recognisable ‘Scottish School‘.
Embroideries and Watercolours Until Mon 28 Sept. The work of two Glasgow artists. Muriel and Archibald Sandeman brought together for the first time. William Simpson 1823—1899 Until Sun 4 Oct. This exhibition has moved from the Edinburgh Festival where it was showing at the Fine Art Society. ‘Crimcan‘ Simpson as he became known. was a pioneer war artist and this collection of his watercolours. prints and drawings shows the British empire lording it around the world.
0 83rd Annual Art Competition Wed 23 Sept—Sun 25 Oct. Open to children over 10, this competition attracted over 5000 entries — now they go on display.
0 BLYTHSWOOO GALLERY 161 West George Street. 226 5529. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
0 THE BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun l—5pm. Rest. [D]
The glittering prizes ofone man's wealth shown under one roof. The surrounding park offers a taste of the country.
The Age of Oak Throughout 1987. English oak furniture from the seventeenth century.
0 COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde, 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400 ext 2682/2416. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 12—4pm. Gallery closed 25-28 Sept inclusive.
Two’s Company Until Tues 6 Oct. Mark Murray and Ruth Charity have
worked in the Collins as exhibition trainees since Oct last year on an EEC funded scheme. These two exhibitions are a culmination of their work. Ruth looks at Ties That Bind-The Family in Contemporary Art. Mark takes an important media figure as his subject in Master of
Persuasion -John Grelrson and the Documentary Cinema.
Dance Pertormance Sat 19 Sept and 3 Oct at 1pm and 3pm. Rotating Dancers have made a special piece in relation to the ‘Family Ties‘ exhibition. Work in progress can be watched on preceding days.
Talk Tue 22 Sept at 1pm. Vaughan Judge will talk about photography as art and why he concentrates on his family in his work.
Talk Tue 29 Sept at 1pm. Lys Hanson will talk about her painting and the inﬂuence her family has had.
Films Sat 26 Sept at 2pm. The Glasgow Film Theatre are showing four ofGrierson‘s films: ‘Drifters‘ (1929), ‘Housing Problems’ (1935), Night Mail ( 1936), ‘North Sea‘ (1938).
O CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street, 221 3095. Mon—Fri 9.30am-5.30pm; Sat 9.30am—12.30pm.
Compass Gallery, Glasgow 1 interrupted the Scottish painterJohn Bellany in his London studio just as he was about to start a watercolour. Time before the paint swims on the paper for a quick chat.
The Old Man And The Sea is a new set of fourteen prints published by Paragon Press, made by Bellany at Peacock Printmakers Aberdeen with the help of ArthurWatson and Beth Fisher. Had this been a long-held idea? ‘Well, a lot of my paintings have related to that anyway. I was talking one day with Paragon after the Scottish Bestiary and said that I fancied doing this. It was just a question of waiting till the moment was right.‘ In the end it took six months of ‘full-blooded’ work.
Was there a new project on the go? Bellany answered that one half-jokey, half-disgusted. ‘I hate the word project, It's for graphic design and things like that. ljust paint away like
Mr Rembrandt or Mr Picasso. I don’t have projects.’ Come to think of it, why should an earthy word like project relate to such a spiritual thing as inspiration. Mr Bellany had a point. So instead we talked about his world tour which made impressive listing. Exhibitions opening in Dublin and Sydney in November, one in New York in January and Los Angeles in March. And in a couple of weeks the new prints will make their London debut at the Nigel Greenwood Gallery.
Bellany will be heading off on his travels soon, with studios set up along the way. ‘It's been worth all these years of waiting to have studios all overthe world.’ As his brush is rarely idle, it's a working holiday, which reminded him, he had to get back and stuck into that watercolour. (Alice Bain)
Recent Acquisitions of British Paintings and Drawings Until end Sept 0 COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon-Sat 10am—5.30pm. John Bellany Until Sat 3 Oct. A new series of etchings and watercolours based on the ‘Old Man and the Sea’. See panel. 0 FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythswood Street, 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat lOam—lpm. General exhibition of 19th and 20th century Scottish art. 0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street, 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am—9pm; Sat 10—5pm. Knitting —A Common Art Until 19 Sept. This exhibition on one of the most popular crafts moves from Stirling. Spanish Civil War 29 Sept—9 Oct. Fifty years on. This major upheaval which drew on manpower and imagination from around the world is illustrated in this exhibition through the role of the International Brigade, including reference to many from the West of Scotland who served. 0 GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 128 Ingram Street, 552 0704. Mon-Sat 10am—5.30pm. Colin Johnstone Until Sat 26 Sept. An ex-member of the Print Studio staff now living in Orkney exhibits paintings and drawings. Move Ahead The Print Studio workshops have closed down as that part of the building is now extremely unsafe. Two possible new buildings are under consideration at the moment and an announcement will be made soon. It looks likely that the gallery will remain open until Christmas. 0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive, Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Glasgow‘s museum for children. All Creatures Great and Small Until 22 Nov. See Kids. 0 HILLHEAO LIBRARY 348 Byres Road, 339 7223. Mon—Fri 9.30am—1pm, 2—8pm; Sat 9.30am—1pm and 2—5pm. Closed Wed. 0 HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University ofGlasgow, Hillhead Street, 330 5431. Mon-Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30—1pm. Galleries closed 26—30 Sept inclusive. The Mackintosh House Gallery: Open as above but closed for lunch 12.30—1 .30pm. 50p admission on weekday afternoons and Saturdays. A reconstruction of the architect’s home fitted with original furniture. Printmaking in Britain Until Sat 24 Oct (closed 25—28 Sept). The relatively blunt nature ofwood engraving had become unfashionable in the 19th century but the 19205 and 30s saw it return to favour especially, as is highlighted here, in the work of Paul and John Nash, Eric Gill and David Jones. Also work by the young Graham Sutherland, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson and Ivon Hitchens. Macintosh Graphics Until Dec. Original designs and printed graphics for posters, invitations, menus, advertising labels etc, and representative examples by MacIntosh‘s contemporaries,
3E The List 18 Sept - 1 Oct