ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
I Art is listed by city first then byvenue. running in alphabetical order. Please send details to Alice Bain not laterthan todays before publication date.
I ANNAN GALLERY 1311 West (‘ampbell Street. 221 51187 S. Mon-Fri9am—5pm: Sat 9..‘~llam 12.3(1pm. 'I‘raditional prints by Scottish artists. .\'ext exhibition will be in July.
I ART GALLERY & MUSEUM. KELVINGROVE 35' 3929. Mon -Sat 1(lam—5pm:Sun
1 5pm. (’afe. [1)] Voluntary guides are
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Horatio McCulloch (1805—1867) Until 26 June. .‘ylc('ulloeh and Landseer went a long way towards shaping the popular Victorian v iew of the Highlandsasa desolate place. full of swirling mistsand intrepid stags. That the image persisted for so long is a tribute to their popularity and both artists were extremely inﬂuential and often imitated. Today McCulloch looks a little over-sentimental for contemporary taste but there is nodoubt about his skill and ability. Landscapesthroughout June.
Fine Art Society, Glasgow
The Glasgow Garden Festival, being a commercial beast, is most likelyto send its tendrils of inlluence in the direction of the city‘s commercial community—art, as a commodity, being no exception. It is not surprising then, following their ‘Flowers of Scotland’ exhibition, to see a second ‘flower/garden’ theme at the Fine Art Society, Glasgow‘s largest and probably most successful private gallery.
It's an exhibition, however, not to be sniffed at (unless you're talking about the heavy fragency of the pink spotted lilies upstairs). Sixty artists have responded to the gallery‘s request for a garden picture, filling two floors with flora. The list is impressive— Philip Reeves. Will Maclean, Douglas Thomson. William Baillie, Philip Braham and others.
The painters' brief was as wide as window box to wilderness, but there are very few of the latter. Wandering through the green sward of them downstairs, the overall picture is one of the garden tamed. By the painter at least. Gardens are good places to be, to rest. to rellect- a touch of heavenly j utopia tweeks us all when we find ourselves surrounded by a bee-buzzing 3 garden.
(‘ontcmporaries and predecessors of McCulloch from the permanent collection including recent acquisitions.
Glasgow's Great Exhibitions L'ntil late June. The Garden Festival is the most recent of five huge exhibitionsGlasgow has hosted in the past one hundred years. and they are all considered together in this show . The first exhibition was the imperialist extravaganza in 1388. complete with boating galas on the Kelvin and a Fairy Fountain. and best attended was the one between the wars in 1938. which drew a record-brmking 12.5million people. equivalent to two and a halftirnes the population of Scotland.
A book has recently been published to coincide with this show: (ilus‘gmr'x (irt'u! [Z‘I'IIIIIIHHISI [888. [9/ [938. I988 by Perilla Kinchin and Juliet Kinchin. with a contribution by Neil Baxter. organiserof the exhibition at Rely ingrove. (£111.95. White ('ockade Publishing). The exhibition will move to lidinburgh during the Festival in August.
Sun Gardens limit 2(lJuly. It‘shtirtl totintt an exhibition in Glasgow at the moment
that isn't about gardens. gardeningor horticulture. ()n view here are original iIIUstrations of seaweeds by Anna Atkins
(born 1799) an early pioneer of photography.
Flowers and Gardens Until September. More horticultural ﬂowerings - thistime works on paper and oils from the permanent collection.
Prints from the Visual Studio Until 3(1June. Prints by students of the Visual Arts Studio.
Mr Wood‘s Fossils 6 July—31 August. The story ofStan Wood‘s indefatigable hunt to ferret out fossils — including those ofthe world's earliest complete land amphibians.
I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 2113 Bath Street. 226 5413. Mon—Fri “lam—5pm: Sat ltlam— 1 pm.
lvorB. Coburn L'ntil endJuly. Recent paintings.
I BLYTHSWOOO GALLERY 161 West George Street. 226 5529. Mon—Fri “lam—5.30pm; Sat lllam~lpm.
Mixed Exhibition Until end June. Glasgow School. Scottish Colourists and contemporary artists.
I THE BURRELL COLLECTIONPoIIokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon-Sat lllam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D]
Rarer Gifts than Gold Until 2(iJune. Elaborate. decorative and religious art from the 14th century assembled by Honours students from the History of Art Department. University of Glasgow. Includes the very fragile Murthly Hours manuscript. which is only on show for short periods oftitne.
Hanging Gardens of Central Asia Until 28 September. Not so much gardens as 18th and 19th century embroidered bedspreads frotn (‘entral Asia whose beautifully intricate floral designs continue the prevalent horticultural theme for the Garden Festival.
I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 44(X1ext26821’2416. Mon—Fri 1(1am—5pm: Sat l2—4pm.
A Hive of Activity L'ntil 1 July. The startof the first National Touring Exhibition of work by fifty of the artists working in
However, in this herbaceous border of paintings, there are several slightly rarer species worth a second look. Downstairs, Peter Bevan's wrapt couple blend in mossy blue. Beside them, a box frames a row of graves moulded in clay. Will Maclean‘s model is both an archeological fragment and a splinter of religion, a tiny relic. Despite its subtle grey which modestly camoullages it against the growth round about, this small work is the most searching of the exhibition. Most of the others delve into living gardens—Will Maclean digs a patch in the garden of death.
Upstairs several artists go bright in a big way. Douglas Thomson makes a
singing autumn collage, Hock Aun Teh goes abroad to a Malaysian garden of pinks and roses and William Baillie paints a pink mirage, beautiful for all its temptations to be saccharine. Barbara Balmers large watercolour has a gently moody light broken by snowy fireflies and Una Shanks goes into the vegetable patch with painstaking detail.
On my way out I have another look at an unpretentious painting of a hotel garden in Melrose. Unlike most of the rest which are quite recent or new, this Derek Clark was painted in 1950. Tables are laid inside and a guest sits in a deckchair in the garden outside. Its charm is irresistable. (Alice Bain)
WASPS (Workshop and Artist Studio Provision Scotland) studios. Now ten years old. WASPS is the far-sighted. non-profit making organisation which recognised that artists need studios and converted disused buildings into low-cost workshops all over Scotland. For more information on WASPS studios contact the administrator at 22 King Street. Glasgow 552 (1564. See also WASPS Shop below.
I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6371). Mon—Sat ltlam—5.3()pm. Helen Wilson Until 25 June. Enigmatic. pensive pictures which seem to try and confront some of the mystericsof chﬂdhood.
New Generation Artists: work from four Scottish Art Schools 29 June-end ofJuly. Sponsored by the Scottish Post Office Board.
I COOPER HAY RARE BOOKS 203 Bath Street. 226 3074.
Floral Engravings Throughout summer. An exhibition of original hand-coloured ﬂoral engravings dating from 1787.
I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3(195.Mon—Fri 9.3llam—5.3Upm; Sat 9.3(lam—12.30pm. Festival Exhibition Throughout summer. 20th century artists includingJoan Eardley. Meninsky. Nash. Elizabeth Blackadder. Gillies. Anne Redpath and James (‘owie.
I EXHIBITION CENTRE STATION (formerly Finnieston Station) Finnieston.
Scotrail Mural ()pen now for Garden Festival Traffic. Glasgow artist Willie Rodger tells the story ofFinnieston's changing fortunes in a huge mural consisting of 29 enamel panels. Commissioned by ScotRail.
I FINE ART SOCIETY I34 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am-5.3(1pm; Sat lflam—lpm. Gardens Until 15 July. Sixty painters and sculptors working in Scotland responded to the Society‘s invitation ‘to make an image of your favourite garden'. See panel
I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Fri 1(lam—8pm; Sat 10—3pm.
Images dc Jardin Until 24 June. A history of French gardens with the emphasison documentary detail. Styles range from the ﬂamboyance of Versailles to the austere calm of Zen. Organised by the French Institute in Glasgow.
I GLASGOW GARDEN FESTIVAL Princes Dock. opposite Scottish Exhibition Centre. 429 8855. Until 26 Sept. 7 days 1()am—9pm (last admission 1 hour before closing). Day tickets £5. [1840. ()APS £4. children 5—16 £2.50. under 5s free. Sculpture The Glasgow Garden Festival includes plenty of sculpture reclining amongst the flower beds. though the most difficult part is seeking it out. Get hold ofa free copy of the National Galleries' useful little leaﬂet before you go which hasa map. numbered locations and descriptions. Available from the National Gallery. the NPG. the GMA and major art centres.
Art in the Garden If you want something more substantial to accompany a scultpural tour of the site. this should be the book to get. It covers the work ofthe forty six artists. including Richard Deacon. Michelangelo Pistoletto, Eduardo Paolozzi. Shona Kinloch. George Wyllic and William Turnbull have made installations and contributors include lecturer and photographer Thomas Joshua Cooper and critic Richard Cork. Edited and produced by Graeme Murray for the Glasgow Garden Festival. sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland. (Published 30 June. £5.95 from the Festival and bookshops. or £6.95. including postage and packing from Graeme Murray Gallery. (131-556 602(1). Artis The commercial arts group Artis has selected 13 Scottish artists to be exhibited in the much-publicised baronial manor by
50 The List 24 June — 7 July 1988