ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
IThe Godfather( BBCZ)
9.40pm— 12.30am. The Coppola season continues with the 1972 epic. not quite as good as its sequel. but still well worth a second (or third. or fourth ) watch.
I Behind The Beat ( BBC] ) 7.35—8pm. Repeat — by popular demand. no doubt — of the Michael Jackson programme.
I Reaching Forthe Skies ( BBC‘Z) 8.05—9pm. First ofa new twelve-part series looking at the pioneers ofaviation. I Mazes and Monsters ((‘4) 8.30—10.30pm. Above average TV movie sees four students become more engrossed in a game of Dungeons and Dragons than they wanted to be.
IThe TwilightZone (Scottish)
10.35-1 1.05pm. Worth tuning in forthe theme tune alone.
I American Football ((‘4) S-opm. Regular midweek slot will show the best of Monday night's action from the NFL.
I The Outlaw Josey Wales (Scottish) 9—l0pm;10.30pm—l2.10am.Ourhero Clint. a veritable polymath. both starsin and directs this Western set during the American Civil war.
I The Mind Machine ( BBCZ) 930—1025an Dr Colin Blakemore introduces this new series about the mysteries of the human brain. designed for the lay person rather than the expert. Tonight's opening part (ofthirteen) examines the evolution of the brain.
I Reach For The Sky ((‘4) 2—4.3()pm. Classic Douglas Bader biopic dramatises his recovery from a double leg amputation.
I Time On Your Hands ( BBCB) 7—8. 10pm. On September 1-1. 1963. KingsleyAmis and Aldous Huxley. among others. were asked to predict what the world would be like twenty-five years on. Now that time has elapsed. the programme is being reshown (for once. a repeat with a purpose). Ludovic Kennedy chairs a discussion after the film with some ofthe original participants.
I Taggart (Scottish) 9—10pm. Second of three. As another person dies after eating a Wonderland product. Taggart. astute as ever. suspects that the poisoner may be someone with a grudge against the firm. I Olympics '36 (C4) 9pm—l .05am. Also known as Olympia. this is the rarer screened Leni Riefenstahl classic documentary of the Berlin Olympics. The Nazis seized the opportunity to broadcast their propaganda throughout the world. and Riefenstahl was not averse to helping them in that task. Moral dubiety aside. the cinematography is breathtaking. and Olympics ‘36 remains the most impressive sports film ever made. (Yes. Escape To Victory included).
I Scottish National Party Conference (BBCl)9.30am—l2.30pm;1.50—3.50pm. Live coverage from Inverness of the SNP‘s annual gathering. likely to be dominated by the spectre of the poll tax.
I The Lenny Henry Show(BBC1) 9.30-10pm. A new six-part series starring the irrepresible Delbert Wilkins. whose fresh start in TV following the demise of his pirate radio station runs into a few problems tonight.
I A Picture of Health ( BBCZ) 9.30—10.2()pm. The first of three films to ‘celebrate‘ the fortieth anniversary ofthe National Health Service. ‘Can You Afford a Doctor?‘ looks at what life was like before the founding of the Service.
I Fame (BBCI) 10pm—12.05am. Marginally less cringeworthy than the spin-off series. but still sentimental toa sickly degree.
I Art is listed by city first then byvenue. running in alphabetical order. Please send details to Alice Bain not later than 10 days before publication date.
I ANNAN GALLERY 1 30 West Campbell Street. 221 5087 8. Mon—Fri9am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—12.30pm.
General exhibition of regular artists.
I ART GALLERY & MUSEUM. KELVINGROVE 357 392‘). Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 1—5pm. Cafe. [1)] Voluntary guides are available free of charge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Contact the enquiry desk.
Flowers and Gardens t'ntil early
Third Eye Centre, Glasgow Camouflage is the Scottish Arts Council’s exhibition swan-song. As client organisations have built up their touring departments there is less pressure on SAC to produce exhibitions to fill spaces around Scotland. 80, the exhibition department is to be dismantled and the exhibitions budget hived off to other activities.
Thelrflnal offering is typically a theme exhibition. Camouflage begins
September. Horticultural ﬂowerings— works on paper and oils from the permanent collection. including Mackintosh. I’eploe and Mac'I‘aggart.
A Right Hoyal Reception Until 26 Sept. The royal reception room for the 1888 Glasgow International Exhibition is reconstructed as the centrepiece for this centenary celebration display.
Around the Coast of Scotland 3 Sept-2 Oct. Iiarly 19th century Scottish landscape prints by William Daniell and modern artists’ print of the same locations.
Haum Gabo to Sept- I (T Oct. Sculptures. drawings and prints.
Medal Winners 84th Annual Art Competition 21 Sept—23 ()ct.
I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath
with the wartime practice of painting ships by the dazzle method which left them strikineg black and white (see illustration) and consequently made it difficult for the enemy to plot the exact course of the ship. All this before radar of course. After an historical start, the exhibition runs into the contemporary art world of artists like Tony Cragg, Jenny Holzer and Andy Goldsworthy. Camouflage will tour Scotland and opens at Third Eye Centre on 3 Sept. See listings for details.AB
Street. 226 5413. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
Summer Exhibition Works by Walton. Lavery. Fergusson and others. Also contemporary paintings by Forrest. Scouller. Hood etc.
I BLYTNSWOOO GALLERY 161 West George Street. 226 5529. Mon—Fri l0am—5.30pm: Sat 10am—1pm.
19th and 20th Scottish landscapes until 19 Sept.
Alexander Murphy 19 Sept-mid Oct. Work by a recent graduate of Glasgow School of Art.
I THE BURRELL COLLECTIONPollokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D]
Flower Pots Until 30 Oct. Not for your geraniums. These are very special Chinese pots decorated with ﬂowers and plants. Items from the llth right up tothe 19th century.
Hanging Gardens of Central Asia Until 28 September. Not so much gardens as 18th and 19th century embroidered bedspreads from Central Asia whose beautifully intricate floral designs continue the prevalent horticultural theme for the Garden Festival.
Concerts 7 Sept. 12.30pm in the Lecture Theatre. £1.50. Phone 649 7151 for details.
I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400 ext 2682/2416. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat l2—4pm.
Danish Graphic Art Until 22 Sept. Danish graphic art has been brought courtesy of the Danish Cultural Institute. Over twenty living artists present an artform which has widespread popularity in Denmark both commercially and experimentally. See Festival Art under the Design section for an example of Danish poster art.
I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat l0am—5.30pm. Blll Birrell 3—29 Sept. Birrell graduated from Glasgow School of Art in l97()and has worked in Canada and the USA asa graphic artist. IIis current paintings are quite firmly in the surrealist tradition. This is his first solo show in Britain since 1970.
I COOPER HAY RARE BOOKS 203 Bath Street. 226 3074.
Floral Engraving: Until end Sept. An exhibition oforiginal hand-coloured floral engravings dating 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 including Joan 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 ofFinnieston‘s
ESU GALLERY 1
Annual Festival Exhibition
SCOTTISH AR T 1988
23 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh
Open daily, not Sundays 10am to 5pm
Sat 6th Aug — Sat 3rd Sept
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