ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
Exhibitions are listed by city first then by venue, running in alphabetical order. Please send details to ‘Art Listings' not Iaterthan ten days before publication date.
I ANNAN GALLERY 130 West Campbell Street. 221 5087.8. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—12.30pm. General exhibition of regular artists. I ART GALLERY 8: MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [D] Voluntary guidesare available free of charge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Contact the enquiry desk. Laing's Painting Competition Until 12 Mar. Award winners of the Scottish section. Old Master Drawings A corridor exhibition being put up this month drawn from the gallery's loan collection. I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 226 5413. Mon—Fri 10am—5pszat 10am-1pm. ‘Scotty' Wilson Paintings and ceramics by ‘Scotty‘ Wilson displayed alongside contemporary Glasgow artists. I BLYTHSWDDD GALLERY 161 West George Street. 226 5529. Mon—Fri 10am-5.30pm; Sat l0am—1pm. Spring Exhibition: Geoffrey Squire Until 1 April. The Blythswood presents an exhibition ofpaintings by Geoffrey Squire whose broad range of subject and style includes figurative work and Scottish landscapes. Rated as amongst the finest draughtsmen in Scotland. he trained at the Slade in London and went on to teach at the Glasgow School of Art where his many pupils have included Steven Conroy. The gallery will also have on display examples 0f19th and 20th century Scottish painting and sculpture by Jenepher Wendy Ross. I BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon— Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D] A wealth of treasure collected by Edwardian tycoon William Burrell. 300 Years of Embroidery Until 28 May. Selection from the collection ofthe Embroiderers Guild. I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400 ext 2682. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 12-4pm. Ragtime Until 15 April. Rag rugs and wallhangings. better known by those who are familiar with such functional decoration as hooky and proggy mats. Rag rugs were particularly popular in Scotland and the north of England where they were made by families out of used clothing. Today they are prized heirlooms and museum pieces and the art is being developed by a new breed of ‘rag rug‘ designer. This exhibition shows rugs old and new from Britain and Canada. India and America. Odon Lechner,1845—1914 Until 15 April. An exhibition of drawings. plans and photographs which traces the career of a Hungarian architect who devoted his life to the creation of a uniquely indigenous style during the second halfof the 19th Rag Rug Making 10 Mar. 7.30—8.30pm. Slide talk on the history of rag rug making.
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12.30. 1 .30pm. Talk by .luliet Kinchin. Lechner. Mackintosh and the idea ola national architecture 14 March. 7» spin. Talk by Dr Frank Walker. century. Rich. decorative and grandiose. it sounds like they will speak ﬂuently to a Glasgow audience already familiar with the equally original Mackintosh style.
I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Patrick Hughes 15 Years of Printmaking 11 March—1 April. As well as the main exhibition there is a display of stock prints by Pasmore. Kilaj . Tilson and others.
I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 9.30am—12.30pm. Winter Collection A selection of fine art by Walton. Cowic. Rcdpath. Mc'I‘aggart. Colquhoun and Spencer.
I EWAN MUNDY FINE ART 48 West George Street. 331 2406. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. 20th century British paintings including Glasgow School and Scottish (‘olourists Prints and drawings from their London exhibition.
I FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat l0am—1pm.
Victorian Art 11 March—4 April. The Fine Art Society plays host to an exhibition recently seen at the Edinburgh branch which looks back to the years when the Society was established as a purveyor of fine Victorian art. Founded in 1876 in the heyday of Victorian print and painting. the Society continues to deal in this period. particularly successfully in recent years since the rise of the nostalgia business.
I GATEHOUSE GALLERY Rouken Glen Road (gallery at entrance to Butterfly Kingdom). 6200235. Daily 11.30—5.30pm; Closed Tue.
L'ntil 16 March. New painting selection by Scottish artists. David Toner. Michael Scott. Matt McCurdy. Sandy Murphy. James llarrigan. and others.
The Gatehouse Studio 18 March-7 April. An exhibition ofetchings and three dimensional paintings from four recent graduates of Glasgow School of Art: Simon Laurie. Joseph Davie. Brian Cairns and Caroline Boyd. Also ceramics. clocks and candlesticks by Paul Ewing.
I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street.
Three Until 28 March. An exhibition of paintings. prints and drawings by three young Glaswegian artists who graduated frotn Glasgow School of Art in 1986. Gordon Picken‘s large woodcuts and paintings look back at classical images from a contemporary perspective. Peter Quinn produces ‘painted essays‘ presenting a critical and speculative view of Scottish cultural figures such as Stevenson and Thomas Muir. And Fiona Robertson explores the cultural contrasts I GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 22 King Street. 5520704. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
James McDonald 4- 21) Mar. An artist who paints books and lawnmowcrs with equally heightened realism.
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
In the run-up to the increasingly popular degree shows, Scotland‘s third, fourth and postgraduate year students come together at the Royal Scottish Academy. Going backto 1931, it‘s an annual competition exhibition which was established for Edinburgh students only, but over the years has picked up Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen as well as Scotland's six schools of Architecture.
Prizes of 22000 were at stake this year, all of them collected by Edinburgh with the exception of one to Aberdeen (who swept the board last year). But this is a show as much about first exposure in a prestigious venue as it is about first prizes, none of which are more than a few hundred pounds.
While no prizes were attained, Dundee students show themselves to be strong on painting, particularly in the abstract. Agnes Mitchell, Stuart Gilmour (whose flying man is one of the few exciting figurative paintings in the show), Elaine Rutherford and Patricia Fleming all show a maturity just ripe to build on. The best of Glasgow is seen in Susan Steele’s vivid execution ‘A Moment's Suspension‘, a painting which dangles colour in the face of composition with wit and verve.
Whether it is reaction to the Eighties‘ revival of figurative painting or not, abstract painting in a number of forms has a healthy, if not dominant place in this year's exhibition. Susan Gierasik's (Edinburgh) orange outburst has a
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Alastair llogg with his painting “Whereis Your Superhero Now7’.
smoothly spread energy, Lynn McGregor's (Edinburgh) File Coast is sophisticated and sure, Ross Thomson (Edinburgh) paints red as the odd one out in black and blue while Arlene lsbister (Edinburgh) allows her delightful drawing the movement and freedom ota doodle.
Students of sculpture in the colleges today appear to be playful and adventurous, but perhaps stuck in a search for quirky pieces. Perhaps responding to a fashionable, technological world, they feel more comfortable with leaving the materials, many of them natural, more or less as they come, left lovingly unfinished to saytheirpiece. Trumpetting Carmina Burana, Robert Richard's (Aberdeen) Body of the Kirk strikes the first note of interest, but there are fish, straw men, scales and boats to investigate.
This is a mature exhibition looking forward into a new decade of emerging artists. What will become of all these ambitious young talents? (Alice Bain)
between Scotland and Poland in a series of self-portraits. I GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART 167 Renfrew Street. 332 9797. Mon—Fri l0am—8pm; Sat 10am—12pm. Mackintosh Gallery Until 15 March. Work by students at Glasgow School ofArt evening class. Hewbury Gallery Until 18 March. Work by students of Glasgow School ofArt photography department. I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Glasgow‘s museum for children. The Desperate Journey Until April. The story of a Highland family. evicted from their home during the Clearances and forced to make the long journey tothe New World. Based on the book by Kathleen Fidler. I HARBINGERS 417 Great Western Road. 3399999. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Harbingers will not have a special exhibition but will still be open for the sale of good design. Next exhibition opens end ofthis month. I HILLHEAD LIBRARY 348 Byrcs Road. Mon—Fri 9.30am—8pm; Sat 9.30am— 1 pm. 2—5pm. Closed Wednesday. Claire Hellewell Until 27 April. Young Glasgow figurative painter. I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. 82 Ilillhead Street. 330 5431. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm: Sat 9.30am— 1 pm. From McTaggart to Eardley Until 15 April. A winter showing of the gallery‘s collection of Scottish watercolours including work by Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists. The Mackintosh House Gallery: Open as above but closed for lunch 12.30—1.30pm. 50p admission on weekday afternoons and Saturdays. A reconstruction ofthe architect's home fitted with original furniture. Mackintosh Cabinet Design Until 15 April. From simple stained pieces made in the mid- 1890s to elaborately decorated white cabinets. this exhibition of twenty designs provides a representative sample of Mackintosh’s work in this field. I NUNTERIAN MUSEUM The University of Glasgow. 339 8855. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am— 1 pm. My Life in Miniature Until 1 April. An exhibition of wood carvings byJustus Akeredolu. a distinguished teacher of carving. I IMAGES GALLERY 7411yndland Road. 334 5311. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—5pm. John Keppie, George Houston and Japanese Woodblock Prints 19 March—19 April. A wide ranging exhibition with the highlight being]ohn Keppie the Glasgow architect who is known for his partnership with Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his work on the Glasgow Herald building in Mitchell Street. Also featured here are etchings of Ayrshire and surrounding countryside by George Houston as well as 19th and 20th century Japanese woodblock prints from artists including Koson (animal studies) and Chickanobu (beautiful women). I INTERDEC GALLERY Maryhill Burgh Hall. 24 Gairbraid Ave, 946 5912. David Roberts Lithoprints and work by contemporary Scottish artists Until 31 Mar. I JOHN GREEN FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 221 6025. Mon—Fri lOam—5pm: Sat 10am—1pm. 19th & 20th century continental oils and watercolours. I KELLY GALLERY 1 18 Douglas Street. 248 6386. Mon-Fri 10.30am—2pm, 2.30—5.30pm; Sat lOam—12.30pm. Elizabeth Paton 11—25 March. Paintings. I LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road, Milngavie. 956 2351. Tue—Fri llam-Spm and 7—9pm; Sat and Sun 2-5pm. Closed Mondays. Pam Carter Until 12 Mar. Paintings. Bearsden Art Club Annual Exhibition 18 March—1 April. I MAIN FINE ART Michael Main Gallery and The Studio Gallery, 16 and 34 Gibson
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