ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Perception in Contemporary Art—William Jackson Wed 18 Nov. 0 MAIN FINE ART The Studio Gallery, 16 Gibson Street. 334 8858. Tue—Sat IOam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm.
General exhibition of Scottish contemporary art.
0 METRO GALLERY 713 Great Western Road, 339 0737 (opp Botanic Gardens). Tue—Sat 10.30am—5pm.
0 908 GALLERY 12 Otago Street. 339 3158. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Framed Textiles by Clare Marzaroli Until Thurs 19 Nov.
0 PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 1—5pm. Glasgow‘s museum of working life.
The Calton Weavers: Glasgow Trade Unionlsm1787—1987 Until end 1987. The museum is in political mood for this exhibition. re-tclling the unsung story ofthe first martyrs to trade unionism and the movement‘s subsequent course. Ken Currie‘s work illustrating this theme is the first major mural commission from Glasgow District Council since the Banqueting Hall. City Chambers. was completed in the 1890s.
0 POLLOK HOUSE 2060 Pollokshaws
Road. 632 (1274. 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 THE SCOTTISH DESIGN CENTRE 72 St Vincent Street. 221 6121. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm, Sat 9am—5pm. Schools Design ’87 Wed 1 l—Sat 28 Nov. This is the third year that the Design Centre Scotland has had a separate competition from the London head office. This exhibition of winning entries hopes to demonstrate the high standard of design education in schools. 0 SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station). Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm. Sun 2—4.30pm. This railway and community museum publishes its first book in conjunction with Third Eye Centre and Polygon Books. Glasgow: Locomotive Builder to the World by Mark O‘Neill and Murdoch Nicolson follows their successful exhibition of the same name. Price £4.95 it is available from bookshops. O THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521 . Tue-Sat 10am-5.30pm, Sun 2—5.30pm. Cafe. [D] New Work/No Definition Performances The series of New Theatre and performance art continues at Third Eye in Glasgow and the Traverse in Edinburgh throughout November. See Theatre Page for details. Beth Fisher Until Wed 4 Nov. A solo exhibition of this Aberdeen artist organised in conjunction with Peacock Printmakers, Aberdeen. Neil Libbert Until Wed 4 Nov. Photographs which show DHSS offices as places of little hope. Photography is now prohibited in DHSS offices. Barrie Cook- Spray Paintings
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is minimal. Every shot concentrates on people, whether it is a group of boys tumbling in the street, an old man with his cats or a just-married couple celebrating theirwedding in a local bar. None of the events he captures would make the news, so to call him a photo-journalist in that sense would be misleading.
Doisneau homes in on small, so-called ordinary moments filled with character. Though professing to be extremely shy, Doisneau has the nerve to catch people in the act, hating the detail of their personalities, often with humorous effect. Kissing in the street is a favourite. Then weddings. And couples further down the road together. One photograph shows the wife looking intently into a gallery window, while the husband’s eye has been distracted by a coy nude painting at the side. Do they know they are being photographed? it seems unlikely. But Doisneau never seems to fall into being simply a voyeur. Honesty is built into every print, allowing the citizens of
Photographer like Robert Doisneau simply take pictures. Pictures that they find around them. No set-ups. No props. No manipulation of the
Though currently fine art photography with its attendant philosophies is enjoying popularity amongst artists and galleries, documentary photography is still a potent force in the hands of someone like Doisneau. His work has appeared in Paris Match, Vogue and Life, magazines which during this century have circulated top-class photography to a mass audience.
Doisneau’s Parisian photographs from the Thirties to the Sixties have been brought together forthis retrospective exhibition at the Collins, a university gallery which shows photgraphy regularly. Though Doisneau’s name is perhaps not well-known or his work often seen in this country, this exhibition confirms his reputation as a documentary photographer of international stature.
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1967-1979 Sat 7 Nov—Sat 5 Dec. 0 TRANSMISSION GALLERY l3 Rarely seen work re—emerges as Chisholm Street, 552 4813. Mon—Sat abstract painting revives after a Noon—6pm.
figurative bout. Kevin Hannah Tue 17 Nov—Tue 15 David Linley- Paintings Sat 7 Dec. Paintings and prints.
Nov—Sat 5 Dec. This graduate of 9 WASHINGTON GALLERY 44 Glasgow School of Art makes Washington Street, 221 6780. landscape move. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat
The Mountain, the Tartan, the Glen and lOam-lpm.
the Tartan Sat 7 Nov—Sat 5 Dec, Third Scottish Paintings Until Sat 12 Dec.
Eye commissions the first in a series EDINBURGH
of foyer installations from Glasgow 0 BANK OF SCOTLAND 38 St Andrew
artist Tommy Lindon.
Foreign Objects by Jane Brettle Sat 7 Square Mon—Fri during banking hours.
Nov—Sat 5 Dec. Photographs by this A Day Down a Goldmine Fri 6—Fri 20
photographer who lives and works in Edinburgh, taken during European journeys.
Nov. George Wyllie‘s exhibition is presented in the form of a large book. containing mainly artworks. O BLUE PARROT 49 St Stephen Street. Tue-Sat 10am—3pm and 7—1 1pm; Sun 11am-3pm. ‘- The Blue Parrot well-known lunch haunt in Stockbridge is now open in the evenings and has begun 4 exhibiting the work of Edinburgh artists. 0 BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Wilkie's Successors Sat 14—Sat 28 Nov. Scottish genre painters ofthe mid 19th century. 0 BURBERRY SCOTCH HOUSE Third Floor. 39/41 Princes Street. Mon—Sat 9am—5.3()pm; Thurs 9am—6pm. The Scottish Crafts Collection Until July 1988. An exibition of contemporary craftwork from Scotland including jewellery. ceramics. glass. textiles. wood and silversmithing, organised by the Scottish Development Agency. 0 CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am-6pm; Sat l()am—lpm. Fine paintings. watcrcolours and bronzesofthe 18th and 19th centuries. 0 CENTRAL LIBRARY George [V Bridge, 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm. Sat 9am— 1 pm. 0 CHESSEL GALLERY Moray House College of Education. High Street. Mon—Fri l()am—Spm. Alan Davie Until Fri 20 Nov. Recent- work by this much-respected contemporary Scottish artist. It is the first solo show of Davie‘s eighties‘ work. 0 CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat l()am—6pm. Licensed cafe. [D] Critical Realism —Aspects of British Life Today Sat 31 Oct—Sat 5 Dec. In an exhibition organised by the Castle Museum. Nottingham. this exhibition looks at our consumer society and in particular. the negative aspects and pressures which are a familiar part of many people‘s lives. Joseph McKenzie Thurs 5 Nov—Sat 5 Dec. This Dundee photographer came to the fore earlier this year after a long absence from public exhibition. His documentary work emerges from strongly held beliefs both religious and social. and speaks volumes for lifestyles in Ireland, Scotland and England which have disappeared or are still threatened. For nearly 20 years. McKenzie worked at Duncan ofJordanstone College in Dundee in the photography department. where he constantly battled for his medium to be viewed as more that just a background tool for painting and sculpture. The City’s Clocks Sat 7 Nov—Sat 5 Dec. Edinburgh District Council’s collection which includes Scottish, English and French-made tickers from the 18th and 19th centuries. O COLERIDGE GALLERY 47b George Street, 220 1305. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Brian Blanthorn Until Sat 31 Oct. An exhibition ofglasswork. o COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street. 220 1260. The Collective
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