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Richard Demarco, Yugoslavia

As the cameras rolled. Richard Demarco began an expert imitation of a traffic cop. He directed with confidence. Explaining that he stood at an international crossroads, Edinburgh. he illustrated to national Yugoslavian television how he called in the countries of the world.

This space is normally reserved for exhibitions in Glasgow and Edinburgh. But exceptions must always be made for the exceptional. In any case, when Richard Demarco led his band of artists. writers and assorted followers to Yugoslavia a couple of weeks ago, he made quite sure that Scotland became a suburb of Sarajevo. Only seven weeks previously their Winter Festival had a space for an international exhibition. Demarco lost no time in filling it.

The Collegium Artisticum was the venue. Two long low rooms and a small square one. The artists chosen to make site-specific work arrived to its emptiness and were given four days. From scratch, materials were winkled from scrapyards, builder's yards and the street. There was a race on. Not in echo of Sarajevo's status as ex-Winter Olympic city, but within the stretch of each individual.

As well as cut his own formidable piece of black larred sculpture, Arthur Watson was there from Aberdeen‘s Peacock Printmakers to hang an exhibition of Scottish prints. John Bellany‘s ‘0ld Man of the Sea' hummed a gentle requiem along one wall, the Scottish Bestiary. more brazen, lined up along another. Beth Fisher, Bill Wright, Ian Howard, Yvonne Hawker and others had individual works— printmaking has rarely looked so rich.

Next door, chainsaw fumes filled the room. Paul Neagu‘s heavy, black sleepers took theirlinal notches. He had built a life raft, hugging the floor, solid and sure. No rescue was necessary for the exhibition however. Merilyn Smith‘s wrecked Peugot

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suddenly hit a nerve when the lights dimmed and spots lit up the accident.

. George Wyllie, alter dancing with his

work for the day, finally let it rest in the perfect position. Moira lnnes after two days of high fever waiting for her crates to arrive (they had David Mach's sculpture inside), bridged cultural gaps with a magnificent arch while Lorna Green smashed bricks into scree spread across the floor in a organised avalanche. Ainslie Yule, in the middle of making his Confederation of Crows.

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masterminded the layout of the entire exhibition.

Meanwhile, Demarco maintained the awesome job of master of ceremonies cum dynamo 24 hours a day in the gallery and out. ‘Look at that sculptor in his studio!‘ from the bus window we saw a man chopping wood in his yard. On a Demarco journey, you learn that everything is art—the gallery being merely an introduction to the rest of the world. You arrive a tourist and return a traveller. The journey is always on. (Alice Bain)

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Chinese Paper Cuts l mu ft Mar A small exhibition of this delicate arid colourful casterrt art to celebrate the ( ‘ltiitese New Year.

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Exchanges 4 Mar 9 Apr ()rganised in association witlt the Belgian gallery. (ialerij S65. (iraertte Mui ray shows three artists. Pattl (ices. I).irt \"an Sever'eri and Eric l)e Sntet.

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Lillias Blackie and Roberta Merrileest lttll 23 Feb Recent paintings

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Design in Architecture 22-27 Feb. Art exhibition by the founders of lxia.

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Glasgow Painters Until 10 March. This group will include work by David l)oitaldsort. Alexander (ioudie. Jack Know. Bet Low, Philip Reeves artd David Warrilow.

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