metro gallery

713 Great Western Road (opposite Botanic Gardens) Glasgow G12, 041 339 0737 Open Tuesday-Saturday 11am—5pm

Until Saturday 23 December 1987 CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION

Paintings, prints and ceramics by Scottish Contemporary Artists.

Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow


31 October 1987—16 January 1988

Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—1 pm Admission Free Tel: 041 330 4221

Closed 24—28 December; 31 December—5 January inclusive.

Crawford Centre for the Arts UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

until 20 December Scottish Society of Women Artists 8 special selected exhibition

from 8 January Memory and imagination new international art Ties that bind the family in contemporary art

SUDSIdlsed by the Scottish Ans CounCII . 93 North Street, St Andrews (0334) 7616-1 extensron 591


134 Blythswood Street, Glasgow, 04] 332 4027


and PAINTING IN GLASGOW 1880-1910 Until 3lst December

Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm; Sat 10am-1pm


Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh Yvonne Hawker lives in a wild and isolated part at the country. Strange then that her paintings show interior views. But her watercolours have a space and depth which go beyond the rooms they depict.

These delicate stone-coloured papers call up a rush ol teelings. Emptiness and loneliness contrast with a lullness and fertility. Hawker is a romantic painter. Damp, crumbling walls, wornshooting bags, a bloody hare are injected with desires in their deserted chambers. The golt bag, like the drying rag and the plain table are superlicially decorative, but Hawker just manages to impose a gentle beat 01 the instinctive into their still lite.

Particularwith detail, she is never painstaking. Hertechnique is lluent. But to describe that alone would discount her as a soulless artist. And that she is not. These are not monumental works, but in their fragility at medium they gently speak at rebirth trom decay, ol primitive instinct. Like the rest 01 us, they will Iades away in the end. Hawker’s work holds a quiet secret worth looking into and best viewed without the descriptive words which wipe the mystery away.

Upstairs, two artists trom mainland Europe now living in Britain, have a more thrusting, unconventional view at

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-telling 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 , 632 0274. Mon-Sat lOam—Spm. Sun l—5pm.

Closed 25 Dec; 1 Jan.

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.

_ Design ltAgaln Until Mon 24 Dec. The

challenge from the Design Council was for designers to look again and redesign. Kettles, fishing reels and a new design for

A Place to Stay at Springburn Museum, Glasgow

the world. They work together, show together, and at first sight the exhibition could be 01 one. The black lrames and an immediate technique link the two as a species.

Ditlerences begin to surlace gradually until the paintings separate as clearly as male and female. Rudolph Calonder deals with issues 01 wide concern, like the death at the sea, while Angela Weyersberg looks at moments in time. A pink child rushes past a crowd. Two animals wait, their tails high with anticipation. In that vivid intensity at catching time, Weyersberg paints expressive colour. Not knowing the colour 01 the lirst lish on earth, Calonder gives its random shape a universal black. (Alice Bain)

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 SPHINGBUHN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station), 041—557 1405. Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Closed 25 Dec and 1 Jan; open 2—5pm on other Bank Holidays.

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

A Place to Stay Until end 1988. One ofthe largest exhibitions ever mounted on the subject of housing in Scotland. The exhibition traces the transformation in Springburn from a small village and industrial suburb where property was privately owned, to today‘s town dominated by the council-owned tower blocks where 50% of the residents now live. Photographs by 19th century Springburn photographer William Graham are on display along with the

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