ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
1880— 1920 Until 31 Aug. An exhibition which surveys the work of women in the arts in Glasgow who were students at Glasgow School ofArt. I GLASGOW UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Hillhead Street. 339 8855. Mon—Thurs 9.15am—9. 15pm: Fri 9. 15am-4.45pm: Sat 9. 15am—12. 15pm. Next exhibition will be in the autumn term. I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Glasgow‘s museum for children. Digging tor History Until 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. 339 9999. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm;Sun noon—5pm; Closed Tuesdays. The Lighthouse Group Until 31 Aug. Joseph Davie. Brian Cairns and Joseph Nevan are a group of young Glasgow artists who work from the same studio in the WASPS studios. King Street. I HILLHEAD LIBRARY ()pen Circle Gallery. 348 Byres Road. Mon—Fri 9.30am—8pm. Sat 9.30am— 1pm. 2—5pm. Closed Wednesdays. Ken Palmer Until 29 August. Paintings. I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 3305431. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am— 1 pm. The Mackintosh House Gallery: Open as above but closed for lunch 12.30—1 .3()pm. 50p admission on weekday afternoons and Saturdays. A reconstruction ofthe architect‘s home fitted with original furniture. Upstairs the Mackintosh House shows work by four women artists on a ﬂoral theme to complement the Print Gallery’s major exhibition of Mackintosh Flower Drawings (see below). Whistler‘s wife Beatrice was an illustrator acquainted with the botanical specimen. Katherine Cameron and Lily Blatherwick are Scottish watercolourists who worked across the 19th and 20th centuries on prints of ﬂowers and Elizabeth Blackadder shows the contemporary artist at work with plants and ﬂowers. Mackintosh Flower Drawings Until 3 Sept. While spanning his full career from the 1890‘s to 1925. these delicate watercolours were to occupy much of the artist‘s time during the latter part of his career when his architectural commissions we re in decline. They do however characterise the unique Mackintosh style as potently as his powerful buildings — botanically accurate and aesthetically beautiful. these drawings surely make the most appropriate and unmissable of the Glasgow Garden Festival related exhibitions. Mackintosh and Others Until 8 October. Shows aspects of the George Smith Collection whose major interest is in Scottish art. notably the work of Mackintosh. Last year Mr Smith was awarded an Honorary Degree by Glasgow University in acknowledgement ofhis work in supporting the university's Art Collections. and this exhibition is in
‘ recognition of that award.
Art and Botany Public Lecture Series. Lecture Theatre. Hunterian Art Gallery. Wednesdays 2—3pm until 17 August. £1 .50 at door. £10 series. Enquiries tothe Visitors‘ Centre. University ofGlasgow C112. Tel: 3305431.
3 I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM The University of
Glasgow. 339 8855. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—1pm. Twice named Museum of the Year.
Money Plants Until 31 Oct. Plants ofall sorts depicted on ancient and freshly minted coins.
Coracle. Kayak and Canoe Until 22 Sept. Examples of very early watercraft from a
bouyant but pre-steam. unengineered age.
I IMAGES GALLERY 7411yndland Road. 334 5311. Mon—Fri‘).30am—5.30pm.No exhibition at present but general stock includes 18th and 19th centuryJapanese woodblock prints and 19th and 20th century etchings. watercolours and oils. I J.D. KELLY GALLERY 118 Douglas Street. Mon-Fri 10.30am—2pm and 2.30—5.30pm: Sat 10am—2.30pm.
Hannah Frank Until 13 Aug. Sculpture. JD Henderson. J McNaught and R Thomson Aug 20-3 Sept.
I JOHN GREEN FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 2216025. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am— 1 pm.
Flowers iorthe Festival Throughout summer. An exhibition of 19th and 20th century ﬂower paintings.
I LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road. Milngavie. 956 2351. Tue—Fri 11am—5pm and 7—9pm; Sat and Sun 2—5pm. Closed Mondays.
Flowers in a Frame Until 4 Sept. An exhibition of ﬂower paintings from the Lillie Art Gallery collection which has been built up over the past 25 years.
I MAIN FINE ART The Studio Gallery. 16 Gibson Street. 334 8858. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Summer Exhibition Work by Lesley Main until mid-Aug. The Mains new gallery in Gibson Street is due to open in September.
I McGAVIGANS (Graphics and Stationery). 24 Royal Exchange Square. 221 401 1
John Ferry Until 14 Aug. New work bya Glasgow artist.
I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin Hall (Entrance from Bunhouse Road with parking facilities) Mon—Sat 10—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. The newly opened Transport Museum with its fond collection ofcars. trams and trains now back on show. Glasgow Philatelic Society Exhibition Until 27 Aug. Stamps galore.
Strathclyde Police and Road Satety Road Show Until 29 August. On the road with the constabulary. Display and films.
I 908 GALLERY 12 Otago Street. 3393158. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Recent Painting and Batik by Doris Barton McIntyre and Dot Moir Until 25 Aug. McIntyre looks at the Scottish landscape while Moir‘s batik picks up the threads of
GRETA GARBO IN EDINBURGH SIDEWAYS GLANCE
’Stylish, beautifully performed, this show is unmissable . . .’ Alex Renton THE INDEPENDENT Arte Livre offers a night of electric excitements. ’ Annalena MacAfee EVENING STANDARD
Institut Franqais d’Ecosse (venue 55), 13 Randolph Crescent. 15—20 Aug at 10pm: Royal Scots Club (venue 57), 30 Abercromby Place. 22 Aug—3 Sept (not Sun) at4pm
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Arthurian legend and Norse saga.
I PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 1—5pm. Glasgow‘s museum of working life. Now in its 90111 year. the museum is currently undergoing essential repairs and refurbishment which will last throughout the year.
Stained Glass Gallery A new permanent gallery of secular and religious stained glass. acknowledging Glasgow’s impressive history in the field.
I PIERCE INSTITUTE 840 Govan Road (by govan Underground Station. 445 1941. M0n—Sat noon—7pm.
The Cenotaph Proiect Until 13 Aug. A project which started at the Imperial War Museum where one of the artists involved. Stuart Brisley. was artist-in-residence. Collaborating with Maya Balcioglu. Brisley uses the Whitehall Cenotaph as model ‘to examine the role of such public sculpture in society.‘ A cleansing antidote to the aimless Glasgow Garden Festival down the road.
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 Collection of Spanish paintings and period furnishings.
I THE SCOTTISH DESIGN CENTRE 72 St Vincent Street. 221 6121. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm.
Design for Print Until 27 August. Graphics and print design have to become the key to everything from establishing corporate identity to reviving a ﬂagging image. Just look what they've done to ‘3'I‘he Guardian. This show takes over 150 examples of work designed and printed in Britain and looks at the impact ofnew technology on printing design.
I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station). 5571405.Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm. Sun 2—5pni
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 council tower blocks. home for 50% of the residents.
I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 . Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Sun 2—5.30pm.
Ken Currie Until 28 August. One of Glasgow‘s young painters shows new work. Pessimistic scenes of the other side of Culture City. Apart from the History Mural at the People‘s Palace which isa permanent fixture. this is (,‘urrie‘s first major solo show in Scotland. Recommended.
Our Lives Until 28 Aug. Poems and drawings by young people in Strathclyde. Sean Hudson Until 28 August. Voices from the Spanish Civil War. Photographs evoking the courage and humanity of sixteen Scottish veterans of the Spanish Civil War. A Crawford Centre. St Andrews exhibition.
I TRANSMISSION GALLERY l3 Chisholm Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat noon—6pm.
An Unconventional Concern Aug 23-27 at noon and 6pm each day. A performance by Euan Sutherland.
Restricted Movement 31) Aug-3 Sept at noon and 6pm each day. A performance by Euan Sutherland.
I WASPS 26 King Street. 5520564. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. A newshop. exhibition space and resource centre with information on work by all WASPS artists. Slide library and information about how to commission work. Edinburgh WASPS 'i'hroughout August and September. A changing selection ofwork by artists exhibiting at the Patriothall Studios in Edinburgh during the Festival will be transfered to the Glasgow WASPS and shown over the next couple ofmonths.
All temporary exhibitions in Edinburgh can be iound in the Festival section oi thisweek’s magazine. Here's a guide to just some olthe many permanent collections also open to visitors during August. Exhibits are free unless otherwise stated. I REID CONCERT HALL Bristo Square. 667 1011. Mon-FriZ-Spm.Sat lOam-lpm. Edinburgh University Collection at Historic Musical Instruments One thousand instruments from a big parade of bands and orchestras. Bagpipes. woodwind. PCFCUSSIOH. — you name it they‘ve got it, I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Raod. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Sun 1 1am—6pm. Scotland‘s national collection of Scottish and international contemporary art. Though there are several temporary exhibitions running throughout the Festival (see section) there are still a number of rooms hung with the permanent collection. I THE GEORGIAN HOUSE 7 Charlotte Square. 225 2160. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2-5pm. A New Town dwelling furnished a la Enlightenment. A National Trust property. Adults £1.20. child/OAP 60p. I HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM 142 (‘anongate. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm. Edinburgh's local history museum in a restored 16th century town mansion. I JOHN KNOX HOUSE 4511igh Street. 556 6961. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. The famous Scottish church reformer‘s 151h century manse. £1 . child/OAP 60p. I LADY STAIR'S HOUSE Lady Stair's Close. Lawnmarket. 225 2424. Mon—Sat l0am—6pm. Portraits. relics and manuscripts of the big literary three — Sir Walter Scott. Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson. I LAURISTON CASTLE Cramond Road South. 336 2060. Sat—Thurs 10am—lpm and 2-5pm. Visit this place for the viewsof the Forth alone. A 16th centurytower house with additions and a fine Edwardian interior. Good collections ofchina. I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 38 High Street. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Fun for all. The new museum ofchildhood has teddies. toys and games galore. I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 5568921. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Sun 11am—6pm. Scotland‘s national collection of fine art is held in this newly-decorated gallery. Rubens. Rembrandt. Raeburn and Renoir arcjust some of the many master painters exhibited here. See Festival section for details oftemporary exhibitions. I ROYAL MUSEUM OESCOTLANO Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Scotland's national collections of decorative arts. ethnography. natural sciences. technology and science housed under one roof. A beautiful Victorian glass hall makes the museum interior one ofthe most uplifting in Edinburgh. See Festival section for temporary exhibition details. I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street. 557 3550. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. This branch of the Royal Museum holds Scottish material from prehistoric times to the present day. It shares premises with the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. I RUSSELL COLLECTION OF HARPSICHORDS AND CLAVICHORDS St Cecilia‘s llall. Niddry Street. Cowgate. Mon—Sat 10.30am—12.30pm. An important collection ofearly keyboard instruments housed in an elegant Georgian concert hall. " I SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY 1 Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Sun I lam—6pm. The faces of the famous in history. literature and life. Scotland's national collection ofportraits as well as the Scottish Photography Archive are housed in this recently restored Victorian building.
G4 The List 12— 18 August 1988