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JAMES COWIE RSA 1886 1956 Paintings, Drawings, Watercolours

Until 1 April Mon—Sat9.30am—5.30pm

Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow

DUTCH and FLEMISH OLD MASTER DRAWINGS From the Print Room of the University of Leiden 23 January 31 March 1988 Glasgow showing subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council

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

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19 March-1 May


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The Fruitmarket Gallery 29 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DP Telephone 031-225 2383 10-530 Tuesday-Saturday

1.30-5.30 Sunday Closed Monday

SUbSIdlsed by the Scottish Arts C0unCIl


Compass Gallery, Glasgow

The bicycle is an unusual subject for a painlerto pursue. But pursue it with energy Peter McLaren certainly does. His degree show at Edinburgh College olArt was lull of them, spinning spokes and wind-swept riders - a whole bank of two-wheeled travellers.

In this solo show, the bicycle is still predominant. Young men hold their hands on the handlebars and their heads upturn in triumph. They are heroes. Winners of the race. Some carry oll glamorous girls in summer colour, theirsentimentwrapped up in Hollywood romantics and sensuality. They are an attractive but chilly, superficial bunch. McLaren seems keen to perfect his style lirst belore pushing his subject to limits.

In doing so, he has been developing a splattering technique in most ol paintings almost like a signature. But in his newest work he lets go of that stamp and leaves his painting more bare. In some he has replaced bicycle for car. Slick and youthlul, these paintings could be on to something.

Only doors down lrom the Compass, an exhibition of the Scottish painter James Cowie has just opened at the Cyril Gerber Gallery. (Alice Bain)

exhibition of Dutch and Flemish drawings from the lbth to the 19th centuries. Work by Gossaert. Avercamp and Willem van de Velde.

I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM The University of Glasgow. 33‘) 8855. Mon—Pri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am— 1 pm. 'I‘wice named Museum ofthe Year. the Ilunterian (‘ollection includes objects ranging from Captain (‘ook's Pacific treasures to the Bearsden Shark.

No temporary exhibitions until Apr.

I IMAGES GALLERY 7-1 Ilyndland Road. 334 5311. Mon—Fri9.30am-5.30pm.

19th and 20th century watercolours and etchings.

IJ. D. KELLY GALLERY 1 18 Douglas Street. Mon—Fri 10.30am-2pm and 2.30-5.30pm1Sat 10am--2.30pm.

The Bridgeton Group Until 19 Mar. Exhibition for second halfof March not announced at time of publication.

I LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road. Milngavjc‘ 956 . 'I‘ue—l-‘ri 11am—5pm and 7—9pm; Sat and Sun 2—5pm. Gallery closed until ‘)Jan.

Remains to be Seen L'ntil 10 Apr. An

exhibition on the history of Bearsden and Milngavie. I MAIN FINE ART The Studio Gallery. 16 Gibson Street. 334 8858. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Scottish contemporary painting. I 908 GALLERY l2 Otago Street. 3393158. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Children of the Universe Until 24 Mar. Spacekids by Gordon Davidson. his first solo show. Birds and Bees 26 Mar—28 Apr. James Gorman‘s erotic other world. I PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 55-10223. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun l—5pm. 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. 6320274. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 1-5pm. Neighbour to the Burrell Collection. this 18th century house contains the Stirling Maxwell (‘ollection of Spanish paintings and period furnishings. I THE SCOTTISH DESIGN CENTRE 72 St Vincent Street. 221 (i121 . Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat 9am—5pm. Total Design 5—30 Apr. The first European exhibition on student design and design education. featuring work from students throughout the EEC. A conference at Strathclyde University will cover the same topic. (‘ontact Design (‘entre forfurther details. I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station). 557 1405. Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm. Sun 2—5 m. 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 Railway Works Until June. llistorical exhibition of life and timesof Scotland's one time largest railway works. I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Tue—Sat l0am—5.30pm. Sun 2—5.30pm. Cafe. [D] Jackie Parry 1‘) Mar—23 Apr. Daly River Night Images of north western Australia. New 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 soloshow at Third Eye (’entre. Gene Lambert 19 Mar—23 Apr. Work from a Darkroom. Photographs depictingthe personality of people who are disabled. Laura Ford 19 Mar—23 Apr. 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. Amelia Stein 19 Mar—23 Apr. Burial explored in colour-tinted black and white photographs. Arrival/Departure 22—26 Mar. A flickering journey on video by Malcolm Dickson. I TRANSMISSION GALLERY l3 (‘hishoim Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat Noon—6pm. A Conspiracy of Feelings Until 31 Mar. An installation. I WASHINGTON GALLERY 44 Washington Street. 221 6780. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm;Sat 10am—1pm. Scottish artists.

46 The List 18— 31 March 1988