ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Matt Macpherson. Strange juxtapositions in a super-realist vein.
I PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 5540223. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 1—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.
Stained Glass Gallery A new permanent gallery of secular and religious stained glass. acknowledging Glasgow‘s impressive history in the field.
The Glasgow Boxer Until 31 ()ct. With one exception every Scottish world boxing champion has come from Glasgowor nearby — Johnny I III] was Glasgow's first world champion. then came Benny Lynch. Jackie Paterson. Wee Walter McGowan and Jim Watt. Photographs show boxing on the Glasgow scene. past and present. the doctors. the promoters. the referees and doormen. Sounds punchy.
I POLLDK HOUSE 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 632 (1274. Mon—Sal 1(lam—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 6121. Mon—Sat 9.3tlam—5pm.
Design- the Problem Comes First 7 Sept 29 ()et. An exhibition of 26 Danish designer classics which aim to demonstrate that philosophy and good design go together. Creating a World that Works 19 Sept—29 Get. A look at some of the emerging design achievements which contribute to a better quality oflife.
I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station). 557 I41)5.Mon-Fri 1(l.3l)am—5pm. Sun 2~5pm.
A Place to Stay Until Nov as. ()ne 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”! ofthe residents.
I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Tue—Sat l()am-5.3(lpm. Sun 2—5.3()pm.
Camouflage 3 Sept—l Oct. The dictionary says ‘Disguise of guns. ships etc effected by obscuring outline with splashes of various colours; use ofsmoke-screens. boughs. for same purpose; means of throwing people off the scent; hide by .. This exhibition looks at the art of camouflage from the first principlesof war to its application by contemporary artists. This is the Scottish Arts (‘ouncil‘s last exhibition. Artists from around Europe include Tony (rag and Andy Goldsworthy (Britain). Bertrand Lavier (France) and Rosemary Trockel (West Germany).
Louise Scullion 3 Sept— 1 ()ct. A young Glasgow artist makes an installation for the foyer based on gardens.
National Review of Live Art (H) Get. Last year Riverside Studios. London. this year. Third Eye Centre Glasgow. Now in its eighth year. the National Review of Live Art moves north. See next issue of the List for more details.
I TRANSMISSION GALLERY l3 ('hisholm Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Restricted Movement Until 3 Sept at noon and 6pm each day. A performance by Euan Sutherland.
I WASPS 26 King Street. 552 0564. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. A new shop. exhibition space and resource centre with information on work by all WASPS artists. Slide library and information about how to commission work. Edinburgh WASPS Throughout September. A changing selection of work 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.
This is a guide to just some of the many permanent collections also open to visitors during August. Exhibits are free unless otherwise stated. _
I REID CONCERT HALL Bristo Square. 667 101 1. Mon-Fri 2-5pm. Sat 10am-1pm. Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments One thousand instruments from a big parade of bands and orchestras. Bagpipes. woodwind. percussion. brass — you name it they‘ve got
I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 1(lam—6pm. Sun 11am—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 (‘harlotte Square. 225 2160. Mon-Sat lllam-5pm. Sun 2-5pm. A New Town dwelling furnished a la Enlightenment. A National Trust property. Adults£1 .21). child/()AP 60p.
I HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM 142 (‘anongatc. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm.
Iidinburgh's local history museum in a restored 16th century town mansion.
I LADY STAIR'S HOUSE Lady Stair s Close. Lawnmarkct. 225 2424.
Mon—Sat 1(lam—6pm. Portraits. relics and manuscripts of the big literary three — Sir Walter Scott. Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson.
I LAURISTON CASTLE (‘ramond Road South. 336 206i). Sat—Thurs Illam—lpm and 2-5pm. Visit this place for the viewsof the Forth alone. A 16th century tower house with additions and a fine Edwardian interior. Good collections ofchina.
I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 381Iigh Street. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm.
Fun for all. The new museum ofchildhood has teddies. toys and games galore. Don‘t forget to put lllp in the player piano. It's the best! ,
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. 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 are just some of the many master painters exhibited here. See Festival section for details of temporary exhibitions.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND (‘hambers 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 of the most uplifting in Edinburgh. See Festival section for temporary exhibition details.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street. 557 355i). Mon—Sat ltlam—5pni. 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 Hall. Niddry Street. (‘owgate. Mon—Sat l(l.3()am-12.3()pm.
An important collection of early keyboard instruments housed in an elegant Georgian concert hall.
I SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY 1 Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Sun 1 lam—6pm. The facesof the famous in history. literature and life. Scotland's national collection of portraits as well as the Scottish Photography Archive are housed in this recently restored Victorian building.
I CALTON GALLERY ll) Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri lllam—6pm; Sat
1(lam— 1 pm.
Rellections at Venice I'ntil 5 Sept. Two centuries of paintings and watercoloursof Venice. seen through the eyes of 3(lartists working between 174(land 1941). Selection includes work by David Roberts. W. R. Siekert and 11.13. Brabazon. All works for
sale in this domestic setting.
I CARLYLE GALLERY North Bridge . 557 5068. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
19th and 20th century Scottish decorative paintings. all in a tearoom setting.
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Sun 21.28 Aug and 4 Sept 2—5pm. Licensed cafe. [D] Sec Scottish section for details of other exhibitions.
Reality and Imagination in Neapolitan Painting in the 17th and 19th centunesThe theme of the Festival this year is Italy and the (‘ity Arts (‘entre is being used as diplomat. 40 paintings by a number of artists show life as it was in the 17th. 18th and 19th centuries in the city of Naples. It is an odd exhibition however. difficult to
penetrate unless you know Naples well. Its_
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AN EXHIBITION TO MARK AUSTRALIA’S BICENTENNIAL
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Bill Birrell g5. New Paintings and Drawings
‘ i 3 — 29 September Mon—Sat loam—5.30pm
Suboldlood by the Scottish Arts Council and Glasgow Dlstrict Council
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLY DE Richmond Street, Glasgow 61
DANISH GRAPHIC ART
The first major exhibition to come to Britain of Danish Graphic Art by 21 of their most important artists.
Until 22nd September
Arranged by The Danish Cultural Institute
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