Mackintosh‘s contemporaries. Margaret and Francis MacDonald and James Herbert MacNairn.

A Decade of Acquisitions 1977-1987 Until 16 Jan. Scotland‘s best-offuniversity gallery shows off its newest purchases. Stubbs shares space with Hockney and dc Kooning.

I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM The University of Glasgow. 339 8855. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm: Sat 9.30am—1pm. Twice named Museum of the Year. the Huntcrian Collection includes objects ranging from Captain Cook‘s Pacific treasures to the Bearsden Shark.

Crystals in Industry Until Sat 5 Dec. Crystals are bedded deep into the structure of modern industrial life this exhibition illustrates their importance


I IMAGES GALLERY 74 Hyndland Road. 334 5311. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Until Christmas also Sat 9.30am-5.30pm and Sun 2.30--5pm.

Christmas Exhibition Until end Dec. A mixed exhibition of prints. paintings and watercolours.

I J. D. KELLY GALLERY 1 18 Douglas Street. Mon—Fri 10.30am—2pm and 2.30—5.30pm; Sat 10am—2.30pm. Exhibition title not available at time of publication.

I LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road. Milngavic. 956 2351. Tue—Fri 11am—5pm and 7—9pm; Sat and Sun 2—5pm. Gallery closed from 20 Dec-9Jan.

Bearsden Art Club Annual Exhibition Sat 28 Nov—Sat 19 Dec.

I MCLELLAN GALLERIES Sauchiehall Street. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Contemporary Romanian Paintings and Sculpture Fri 4—Thurs 24 Dec.

I MAIN FINE ART The Studio Gallery. 16 Gibson Street. 334 8858. Tue-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

1. Lesley Main Until end Dec. New works from hotter climes.

I MARYHILL ARTS CENTRE 1 1 Malloch Street 945 3995. Mon—Sat 11am—5pm.


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Transmission Gallery, Glasgow Inspiration comes from Cralgmillar, site oi the Festival of the same name and some 01 Edinburgh’s worst housing. Kevin Hannah, a graduate oi Glasgow School at Art, lives and works there.

The colour oi his paintings immediately spealts oi grim despair and despondency. Dark, lots of heavy

black line and glimmers oi hall-light combine to throw the gallery into gloomy mood. Hannah takes his experience of the present and blends it with medieval masquerade, his narratives taking on an almost lairy-tale quality with the well-woman and the bird-man as central characters.

But the paintings laclt power in their conviction. Consistency oi style can be an excellent quality but in this case has led to the paintings blurring into one. There is little to hold one single image in your mind.

ills woodcuts have more punch. Without the problem oi dramatic lighting which he wrestles with in the paintings, the heavy black edges wont with confidence. The composition at first reads as a pattern, which when unravelled leads to tales oi imprisoned children, streets on lire, a man beating his dog. But there is little horror in Hannah's images - he has translated the hardships of today into easily-digested symbols.

Perhaps ior that reason and because they would illustrate so well, Hannah’s woodcuts ought to be shown alongside text, in a book oi poems or a novel of appropriate subject. (Alice Cain)

Adrian Wiszniewslti Until Fri 27 Nov. liarly work. immature. but interesting to see a now commercially successful artist searching through the greats to find his own style.

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Road. 339 (1737 (opp Botanic Gardens). Tue —Sat 1 lam—5pm.

Christmas Show Until end Dec. Paintings. prints and ceramics by Scottish artists.

I MITCHELL LIBRARY Kent Road. Mon—Fri 9.30am—9pm. Sat 9.30am—5pm. Virginia Wooltiiie and London Tue 1

Dec» Sat 16 Jan. Marking the publication of a new Woolf biography of the same title. this exhibition includes rare early Hogarth Press publications. some hand—printed by the Woolfs and Bloomsbury memorabilia.

I 908 GALLERY 12 ()tago Street. 339 3158. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.

Skye- Lines Until Thurs 10 Dec. Etchings by Tom McKenzie who lives on Skye and uses the Glasgow Print Studio facilities to complete his prints.

I PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 5540223. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 1—5pm. Glasgow‘s museum of working life.

The Calton Weavers: Glasgow Trade Unlonism1787-1987 Until end 1987. The museum is in political mood for this exhibition. re-tclling the unsung story of the 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.

I POLLOK HOUSE 2060 Pollokshaws Road.

6320274. 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.

I THE SCOTTISH DESIGN CENTRE 72 St Vincent Street, 221 6121. Mon-Fri

9. 30am—5pm. Sat 9am-5pm.

Schools Design '87 Until 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.

Design II Again Until Mon 28 Dec. The challenge from the Design Council was for designers to look again and redesign.

Kettles. fishing reels and a new design for a condom holder! have been given a new look. sometimes surprising. Three Scottish designers are represented Fred Birse with a revamp on the salt and pepper shake. Stephen French and his fibre optic carpets and Roy Stewart with a re-design for a wallpaper stripper.

I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station). Mon-Fri 10.30am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.

A Place To Stay Until end Dec. A local exhibition of Springburn Homes from 1780 to 1987.

I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Sun 2—5.30pm. Cafe. [D]

Barrie Coolt Spray Paintings 1967-79 Large abstract air-brush paintings like huge glinting Venetian blinds. Cook‘s stripes in black and blue shimmer with precision. This selection is part of an exhibition first shown at the lkon Gallery. Pity that some of his later works were not shown.

David Linley- Paintings Until Sat 5 Dec. Linley sensitively interprets a landscape made up of dreams and recollections. Though dark. his paintings have an earthy nostalgia which is at once mysterious and inviting. The Mountain. the Tartan, the Glen and the Garden Until Sat 5 Dec. The first in aseries of installation commissions for the foyer at Third Eye. Tommy Lydon uses old bits and pieces on the wall. From painted antlers grow the dangers of the glen and the mountain is made of old beer cans. A bit of fun with a serious aside. Jane Brettle Until Sat 5 Dec. Foreign objects sensitively photographed by this Edinburgh—based photographer.

I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 13 Chisholm Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat Noon—6pm. Kevin Hannah Until Tue 15 Dec. Paintings and prints.

I WASHINGTON GALLERY 44 Washington Street. 221 6780. Mon—Fri lilam—Spszat 10am—1pm.

The Next Wave Until Tue 1 Dec. Work by Stephen Barclay. David Cook. Martin Kane. Matt McCurdy and Gerard Morris.


I BACKROOM GALLERY Underneath the Arches. 42 London Street. 5568329. Mon—Sat 10am-5.30pm. I BLUE PARROT 49 St Stephen Street. Tue—Sat 10am—3pm and 7-1 1pm; Sun 1 lam-3pm. The Blue Parrot well-known lunch haunt in Stockbridge is now open in the evenings and has begun exhibiting the work of Edinburgh artists. I ROURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Wilkie's Successors Until Sat 28 Nov. Scottish genre painters of the mid- 19th centur . I BURDERRY SCOTCH HOUSE Third Floor. 39/41 Princes Street. Mon—Sat 9am—5 . 30pm :Thurs 9am—6pm. The Scottish Cratts Collection Until July 1988. An exhibition ofcontemporary craftwork from Scotland including jewellery. ceramics. glass. textiles. wood and silversmithing. organised by the Scottish Development Agency. I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am-6pm; Sat lOam—lpm. Christmas Exhibition '87 Until Wed 23 Dec. 150 years of paintings. watercolours and drawings by over 150 British and European artists. 1790- 1940. I CENTRAL LIBRARY George 1V Bridge. 225 5584. Mon-Fri 9am—9pm. Sat 9am-1pm. I CHESSEL GALLERY Moray House College of Education. High Street. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Licensed cafe. [D] Critical Realism - Aspects of British Lite Today Until Sat 5 Dec. In an exhibition

32 The List 27 Nov 10 Dec 1987