Stills Gallery, Edinburgh Colour strikes first. Colour spread into boldshape. Because of its glossy associations in advertising, colour has not always been fully recognised in the field of photography as line art. Today, as illustrated by this Stills exhibition, black and white predominates less. Only when you explore ‘Hew Scottish Photography' do you come across the sensitive black and white prints of Lorna Bates round the back. And it is right to separate them lrom the three who print in colour. Her perspective and mood need their own quiet corner. Lorna Bates has cut sections from her lamily and examined them through a bird’s wing, a cat’s paw and a pheasant. Pulling members of her lamily into her scenes, she directs them with these props with a frankness which denies pretension and avoids cliche. It is a strange and sensitive
Spacekids by Gordon Davidson. his first solo show.
I PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 5540223. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun l—Spm. Glasgow‘s museum of working life.
Now in its 90th year. the museum is currently undergoing essential repairs and refurbishment which will last throughout the year.
I POLLOK HOUSE 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 632 0274. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun l—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.
Design Review Until 15 March. The annual look at the Design Centre‘s Selection of products during the past year.
I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station).
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tamin album, unlolding like a surreal film, but holding secrets as large as death within the bedclothes. At last year’s Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Lorna Bates showed a Super 8 movie on the same themes.
Ken Reynolds in contrast moves away from the intimately particular and creates aerial views from rust and paint. Though abstract in essence it is impossible not to associate his vivid turquoise with a warm sea and hot yellow with sand. These prints with a spirit of Egypt are his best. Where he leaves the wall or building recognisable, he closes up the imagination and goes llat.
A large milk bottle on a step introduces the work of Matthew Dalziel and would have started the day for his late lriend Hugh, who died in 1981. The photographs read on — Hugh was an
557 1405. Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm.
A Place to Stay Until Nov 88. 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 work of amateurs in the following years. Domestic items illustrate the change in living conditions — from coal-fired range to gas cooker. from gramaphone to video. The Cowlairs Hallway Works Until June. Historical exhibition of life and times of Scotland’s one time largest railway works. I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Tue-Sat 10am—5.30pm. Sun 2—5.30pm. Cafe. [D]
Pat Douthwalte Until 6 Mar. An
engineer-there is his mask, his gloves, the oozing grease he might have used. Using a close-up technique Dalziel describes his lriend through things he would have left behind, resulting in a wider image of death and detritus. Certainly there is no life in these photographs.
Ewen Weatherspoon sets scenes, constructing sculpture in the landscape. In most the sculptures are
made of man-made products, plastic, mirrors, glass, which he places in contrast to standing stones, the beach and open ground. Conservationist concerns may be at the root of this, but the results convey this contrast mostly for the look of the photograph. The Tony Bragg-like snail of plastic bags on snow and the kite-like installations are perhaps a little sell-conscious to be entirely successful.(Alice Bain)
opportunity to reassess the work ofan extraordinary artist who took dance lessons with Glasgow’s inimitable Margaret Morris. used her experience in life as training instead ofcollege and who paints from within.
Jackie Parry 19 Mar—23 April. New work. including some sculpture. by an artist best known for her sensitively exquisite prints. Originally from Australia. Parry has lived in Glasgow since the early seventies. when she studied printmaking at Glasgow School of Art. This is her second solo show at Third Eye Centre.
Gene Lambert 19 Mar-23 April. Work from a Darkroom. Photographs of handicapped people.
Laura Ford 19 Mar—23 April. Drawing from the Deadly Grove. Drawings by sculptor Ford made as part of a Third Eye Commission which brings together her work with that of performance artist Annie Griffin. The resulting performance will be shown in April.
Amalia Stein l9 Mar—23 April. New
I TRANSMISSION GALLERY l3 Chisholm Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat Noon—6pm. Glasgow artist-run gallery.
I WASHINGTON GALLERY 44 Washington Street. 221 6780. Mon—Fri l0am—5pm:Sat 10am— 1 pm.
I ADAM 8: CO 22 Charlotte Square. 031 225 843-1.
The Three Cities This is described as a national painting competition for professional young artists with a first prize of}; 1000 and two of£250 each. The winner will also receive a commission. The three cities title refers to Edinburgh. Glasgow and London and entrants are asked to paint any aspect of life in one ofthese cities. Applications must be received before 18 March. Contact SallyGumley for details.
I ROURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street 557 4050. Mon—Fri l0am—6pm.
Sam Bough Until 5 Mar. 40 works by this 19th century artist. Oils and watercolours. I BURBERRY SCOTCH HOUSE Third Floor. 3941 Princes Street. Mon—Sat
9am—5 . 30pm: Thurs 9am—6pm.
The Scottish Crafts 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 l0am—6pm; Sat
l0am-I 1 pm.
Watercolours and drawings by over 150 British and European artists. 1790—1940. I CARLYLE'S GALLERY North Bridge Egypt: The Romance of the Pharaohs From 3 Feb. A celebration ofthe 1501h anniversary of the travels of Stockbridge-born David Roberts RA. in Egypt and the Holy Land. with 250 ofhis superb lithographed views.
I CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge. 225 5584. Mon-Fri 9am—9pm. Sat 9am—1pm.
Ancient Egypt ol the Pharaohs Staircase. Until 30 Apr.
Gold ol the Pharaohs Conference Room. Until 28 Apr. Two exhibitions sparked off by the Pharaohs at the City Art Centre (see below).
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. Licensed cafe. [D]
Gold OI the Pharaohs Until Apr. Special opening hours Mon/Tue/Sat l0am—6pm; Wed/Thurs/Fri l0am—9pm; Sun noon—6pm. £1 (65p). The golden Mask of Psusennes l is the centrepiece ofthis exhibition. ‘The Lower Ground Floor is the best bit. If you've only got halfan hour then it's best spent here amongst the gold and jewels from the tombs.‘ The crash barriers are being put to full use asthe queues for the exhibition are as long as expected and parking in the area difficult. To avoid the wait the two hours 4pm—6pm on weekdays are the quietest.
I COLERIDGE GALLERY 47b George Street . 220 1305. Mon—Sat l0am—5.30pm.
Wide selection ofcontemporary British glass. Original prints by contemporary artists and jewellery.
I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street. 220 1260. The Collective have moved up the High Street. While it is organisingthe new space. the gallery is closed. However. the gallery welcomes interest from artists who would like to show during their 88/89 seasons. Write to the above address with details. It is hoped to have exhibitions running from Apr 1988.
I DANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE 3 Doune Terrace. 225 7189. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. GIIZ Johansen Until 18 March. The life of the Greenland Eskimo in gouache by Johansen. a Danish artist who spent nearly 20 years ( 1930—50) living in this Arctic outpost.
42 The List 4— 17 March 1988