ART & EXHIBITIONS LIS'I'
I Art is listed by city first then byvenue. running in alphabetical order. Please send details to Alice Bain not later than todays before publication date.
I ANNAN GALLERY I30 West Campbell Street. 22l 50S7 S. Mon- I-‘ri9ani-5pm: Sat9.30ani 12.30pm. 'I’raditioiial prints by Scottiin artists. Next exhibition will be in July. I ART GALLERY 8t MUSEUM. KELVINGROVE 3573929. Mon Sat l0am—5pm;Sun
1» 5pm. Cafe. [l)| \‘oluntary guidesare available tree of charge to conduct parties or individuals round tlte main galleries. Contact the enquiry desk. Horatio McCulloch (1805—1867) Limit 26 June. .‘yIcCulloeh and Landseer wetit a loiig way towards shaping the popular Victorian view oftlie l Iighlands asa desolate place full of swirling mists arid intrepid stags. The image persisted throughout the 19th century since both were very stteeesstul. much patroiiised and much imitated. A very accomplished painter if a little twer-sentimental for Contemporary taste. Landscapes 'l‘hroughout June. Contemporaries and predecessors of McCulloch tl'tit‘fl the permanent collection including recent acquisitions. Glasgow‘s Great Exhibitions t'ntil late Jttne. Iltc Glasgow ( iarden Festival is the fifth ofGlasgow‘sGreat Iixhibitonsand thoseot ISSS. 1901. I91 I and 1938 are all remembered here. A useful. illustrated book on the same theme has been published recently by White ( 'oekade Publishing(£10.95) with cotitribtitionsby the exhibitions organiser. Neil Baxter. The exhibition will move to Iiditiburgh during the Festival in August.
Prints from the Visual Studio tiniii 30.lune. Prints by students of the Visual Arts Studio.
Sun Gardens 10Jutie 20Jtily. lt'sliardto find art exhibition in Glasgow at the moment that isn't about gardens. gardening or horticulture. This shows original illustrations of seaweeds by Anna Atkins (born 1799) an early piotieerof photography.
Flowers and Gardens lllltt .luncA-Scptettiber. More horticultural tlowerings -- thistiriie works on paper and oils from the permanent collection.
I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 226 5413. .\ioii- Fri 10am~5pm; Sat lllam— 1 pm.
Elspeth Harrigan ['ntil l 1 Jutie. An exhibition of flower paintings. EmestBurnett Hood L’ntit 1 1 June. A limited edition of new etchings ofGIasgow by Iirncst I Itmd.
Ivor Coburn itiJune~9July. Paintings.
I BLYTHSWOOO GALLERY tot West George Street. 220 5529. Mon—Fri
10am 5.30pm; Sat 10am lpiii.
Mixed Exhibition I'ittil end June. Glasgow School. Scottish Colourists and conteiiiporai'y artists.
I THE BURRELL COLLECTIONI’ollokshayys Road. M9 7151 . Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D]
Rarer Gifts than Gold L'ntil 26 June. A
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religious impetus lay behind much of the beautiful and elaborate decorative art of the 14th century. Iixamples fromScottish collections. sortie never exhibited before. have been interestingly brought together for this exhibition by I Ionours students from the History of Art Department. I'niversity otGlasgow. Includes the very fragile .\Itirtlily Hourse manuscript. which is only on show for short periods oftitiie. Hanging Gardens of Central Asia I'ntil 28 September. 'I latiging gardens‘ here refers to the beautiful bedspreadsatid enibroideries woven in the 18th and 19th centuries and presumably used as wall hangings. The intricate floral designs continue the prevalent horticultural theme for the Garden Festival.
I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400ext 2682/2416. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat lZ—4pm.
A Hive ofActlvity Until 1 July. The start of the first National Touring Exhibition of work by the artists of WASPS (Workshop and Artist Studio Provision Scotland). Now ten years old. WASPS are the bright people who recognised artists need low-cost purpose units for fledglling art careers. To this end they converted a prison in Stirling. a jute mill iii Dundee and a railway station in Stonehaven. amongst other property. and now have nearly 300 artists and craftspeople working in studios all over Scotland. A programme ofactivities throughout the dates of the Garden Festival has been planned and for more information on this and other WASPS matters contact the administrator at 22 King Street. Glasgow 552 0564. See also WASPS Shop below. I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 (i370. Mon—Sat “lam—5.30pm. Helen Wilson Until 25 June. Enigmatic. pensive pictures which seem to try and Confront some of the mystery of childhood.
I COOPER RAY RARE BOOKS 203 Bath Street. 226 3074.
Floral Engravings Throughout summer. An exhibition oforiginal hand-coloured floral engravings datitig from 1787.
I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 9.30am—12.30pm. Festival Exhibition Throughout summer. 20th century artists includingJoan
A HIVE OF A TIVITY
Collins Gallery, Glasgow
The opening of their new shop (see W.A.S.P.S. Shop panel) has been quickly followed by the first national W.A.S.P.S. exhibition. For9 years Workshop and Artists Studio Provision Scotland Limited has helped artists by providing space. That is all behind closed doors. This exhibition, open to atltheirresidentsaroundthe country, now puts W.A.S.P.S. on a more public map.
Though there are currently well over 200 W.A.S.P.S. artists, the exhibition finally selected by sculptor Fiona Dean, Colin Cina—Head of Fine Art at Chelsea and Mike Tooby— Keeper at the Mappin Gallery. Sheffield, included work by only 37 of them. As it will be touring to Stirling. Aberdeen. Edinburgh and Dundee. the practicalities ofspace and transport obviously precluded widerselection. lnevitably, there are names which are strangely missing, but overall the exhibition has a consistency of choice
which makes ommissions forgivable.
Painting dominates— even the few sculptures tend to be painted and coloured. Of those, Jackie Parry’s quiet scroll and black paper diary are most accomplished.
Painters working atW.A.S.P.S vary in experience from the well-known and established like Ken Currie‘and John Taylor to the newly graduated. This show tends to concentrate on the work of those with previous exhibitions already on their CV’s and is therefore not an exhibition of discovery. However, there is enough variation to show the work of W.A.S.P.S. with a broad brush.
Lys Hansen’s drawings, all hands and head, immediately stand out in their simplicity and power, as does Douglas Thomson‘s '0utsider‘, a giant rock-face of a portrait. Olivia Irvine‘s ‘Magic Carpet' gently tells a story of a young relationship. Her purple crow could be the narrator. Marcel O‘Connor's abstracts, while retaining the arch he has been working on, have become larger and deeper, particularly the dark pink painting here. Kate Downie paints with a technical bravado that is at once accurate and free-flowing. Her Church as Gallery, Art as Icon, is a witty painting of upstairs at the Demarco Gallery where light is splashed paint and space is stretched flat.
John Ferry's Bashful Angel is the one which makes me laugh. Used on the front of the tiny catalogue, smallerthan a postcard, his winged figure is really just a man without clothes. Phil Duthie's Phaedra brings the shadow of a figure into a painting which stands up well against the browns of the gallery, as does David Linley’s Fallen Tree, a densely modelled painting with mysterious origins. (Alice Bain)
Eardley. Meninsky. Nash. Elizabeth Blackadder. Gillies. Anne Redpath and James Cowie. I EXHIBITION CENTRE STATION (formerly Finnieston Station) Finnieston. Scotrail Mural Open now for Garden Festival Traffic Glasgow artist Willie Rodger tells the story of Finnieston‘s changing fortunes iii a huge mural consisting of 29 enamel panels. Commissioned by ScotRail. I FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—1pm. Gardens 1 l June—15 July. Paintings by contemporary artists. I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am—8pm;Sat Ill—3pm. Images de Jardin Until 24 June. A history of French gardens. Styles range from the ilamboyance of Versailles to the austere calm of Zen. Emphasis is on documentary detail. Organised by the French Institute in Glasgow. I GLASGOW GARDEN FESTIVAL Princes Dock. opposite Scottish Exhibition Centre. 429 8855. Until 26 Sept. 7 days 10am—9pm (last admission 1 hour before closing). Day tickets £5. [1840. ()APS £4. children 5—161‘250. under 5s free. Sculpture The Glasgow Garden Festival includes sculpture dotted amongst the flower beds. Lookout for George Wyllie's funnels sporting the old flags of the Clyde. Ian Hamilton Finlay‘s wildﬂower walk and Richard Deacon‘s Clydebuilt structure. Future issues of The List will look at the final selection. Art in the Garden This book. produced to accompany the installations at the Glasgow Garden Festival. will be published 30 June by Graeme Murray Gallery. Edinburgh. and sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland. Forty-six artists have made installations for the site. including Eduardo Paolozzi and Richard Deacon. Contributors to the book include lecturer and photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper and critic Richard Cork. Price £5.95 from the Festival and bookshops. or £6.95. including postage and packing from Graeme Murray Gallery. ()3 1-5566020. Artis The commercial arts group Artis has selected 13 Scottish artists to be exhibited in the much-publicised baronial manor by Wimpey Homes at the Glasgow Garden Festival. John Taylor. Dominic Snyder. Joseph Urie. Sandy Moffat and Derek Roberts are among those showing in this upper-yuppie domestic setting. for further info about ARTIS or the Festival exhibition call 031-556 7546. I GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 22 King Street. 5520704. Mon—Sat “lam-5.30pm. AvantGarden Ball Sat 18June.9pm—4am. Roll tip for tickets to the best ball in town. Held this year in the Briggait the Loveliest Night of the Year turns up again with potted plants and picturesque peculiarities. Bands to dance to all night. Tickets£12.50 (includes light snacks). Gold tickets (£20) to the first 130 applicants for 3 course meal and champagne. This year money will be used to get the new Print Studio firing on all cylinders. I GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART Renfield Street. 332 9797. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm. Sat 9am—noon. Degree Show 18—23 June. All disciplines. all styles. I GLASGOW UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Hillhead Street. 339 8855. Mon-Thurs 9.15am—9. 15pm; Fri 9. 15am—4.45pm; Sat 9. 15am—l2. 15pm. No exhibitions this month. I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Glasgow‘s museum for children. Digging for History 13 June—28 August. A child‘s-eye view of archaeology with a reconstructed site complete with tools and instruments. See Kids page. I HARBINGERS 417 Great Western Road.