Glasgow's old city around the High Street and Saltmarkct. lie had been specially commissioned to take the photographs before a substantial programme ofslum clearance was put into action. The result is a celebrated collection of images of poverty and over-crowding. but alsoof striking beauty. A Portrait oi Alec Douglas-Home From 5 May. This painting by Avigdor Arikha. the Israeli artist who lives in Paris. isthe latest of the Gallery‘s commissioned portraits ofeminent contemporaries. I PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Salt Sea Fossil Sea 6—27 May. Gwyneth Leech collects large quantities ofsea borne plastics from Clyde coast beaches and uses them in her drawings. prints and installations to make powerful statements about our abuse of the environment. One such installation is being made specially for the Printmakers Workshop and it will be on display alongside her paintings and prints. I DUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. Box Office 6682019. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Cafe. People and Places in Paint and Print Until3 June. Claire llellewell exhibits coloured linocuts. etchings and portraits. The Edinburgh born artist uses friends as subjects for her portraits and aims to bring out their character and individuality. ller extensive travels have inspired her to use a range of topics from witchdoctors to Chinese street scenes. I RIAS 15 Rutland Square, 229 7205. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Vasile Toch 9—16 May. This Rumanian architect has been living in this country for two years and has had several prestigious exhibitions of his painting. sculpture and architectural drawings. This exhibition is subtitled Recycling Values Grown Out Of Time: ()xidizing The Reality Into Icon. I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 557 0707. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6pm. Images oi the Western Isles Until 6 May. An interesting exhibition made up ofthree parts. Portraits ol the Western Edge has now closed. but you might just have time to catch the other two parts. While George Wyllie does interesting things with paper boats for Mayfest. here he presents Seven Spires ior Lewis and the Dancon Spire. And the exhibition is completed by Margot Sandeman‘s High Corrie. Still Lives and Arran Landscapes. Six Artists irom Benjamin Rhodes Gallery 13 May-3 June. The artists in question from the London gallery are Eileen Cooper. Pam Skelton. Zadok Ben David. David McNae-Boyne. Tricia Gillman and Christopher Cook. I ROYAL DOTANIC GARDEN 552 7171. Gardens Mon—Sat 9am—sunset: Sun Ham—sunset. Plant houses and exhibitions (mounted in lnverleith llouse) Mon-Sat 10am—5pm'. Sun 11am—5pm. Due to renovation of lnverleith llouse.


Stephen French, Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvlngrove, Glasgow

It's not often we see a young Scottish designer celebrated in the splendid isolation oi a solo show on the scale oi this one at Kelvlngrove. Glasgow Style and Scottish design are concepts which seem to be more talked about than seen, certainly with reterence to

contemporary work. out here we have It _

the solo show-with much to recommend It.

Alter a promising start to his painting career, French’s early ambitions were dashed alter a motorcycle accident Iett both his arms badly damaged. out his disabilities simply redirected his driving visual iorce towards design. In this exhibition, paintings by the young French oi the seventies and early

eighties indicate questions oi style were present even In his paintings. With the panache and wit ol pop artists like Peter Blake, French makes comment on the totems oi contemporary society. In White Man lmltates Indians irom 1981 , a tie story takes us from businessman’s adornment to Bed Indian legend.

With a similar treedom oi Imagination, French now tackles the business oi design. ills carpets, which had children and adults at the exhibition equally punled and entranced, have been laced with libre optics which light up and twinkle as it they have a llie oi their own. The eiiect is magic, all without wires or plugs, and the carpets, despite the delicate appearance at the lights, can be used without compunctlon. To have a map oi Scotland glittering with city lights would make sitting room Iile exciting.

From carpets to Venetian blinds. With all the drama ol a Chandler novel, French presses holograms and elusive patterns Into these usually dreary objects. Bow ties too are taken Into the world oi the unexpected and trade paisley pattern and spots tor maps oi the ’Iiletro' and the globe. French has no qualms about allowing adventure to slip Into his work, olten llndlng It In happy company with function.

There Is much to marvel at In this exhibition, though It did seem thin. That is In part due to the lact that not all the exhibits were In place at the time at visiting. A hold up at the manutacturers It seems. (Alice Baln)

there will be no exhibitions at the Botanic Garden until further notice.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY The Mound. 225 6671. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Sun 2—6pm.

163rd Annual Exhibition Until 15 July. it‘s time again for this major display of painting. sculpture and architecture. this year sponsored by the solicitors Maclay. Murray & Spens. 497 exhibits were selected out of a total of 1300entriesto represent the best ofcontemporary art in Scotland.

I SCOTTISH CRAFT CENTRE 140 Canongate. 556 8136. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm.

Always on display and available for purchase is the broad range of work by the Centre's 300 members.

I THE SCOTTISH GALLERY 94 George Street. 225 5955. Mon—Fri l0am—6pm;Sat 10am— 1 pm. Closed 22 May.

Fantasy Paintings 8—31 May. Watercolours drawing on myth and legend bv Mary

Maclver. an ex-English teacher who has developed her painting since retiring. Into the Light 8—31 May. New screenprints by Alastair Mack making use ofpure colour and bold shapes. New Acquisitions 8-31 May. The gallery has acquired several works from nine major artists including Joan Eardley, Eduardo Paolozzi and Adrian Wiszniewski.

New Jewellery and Embroidery 8—31 May. Catherine Mannheim deals with inlaid metalwork. Jennifer Hex creates embroidered landscapes.

I SCOTTISH PHOTOGRAPHS WORKSMa Nelson Street. 556 4017 (phone for appointment).

Scottish Photographers A gallery representing the most exciting contemporary Scottish photographers. There is a permanent print holding giving a varied display. On sale from the gallery is David Williams‘ book Pictures From N0

Man's Land and the Raymond Moore photogravure entitled Ayr 1979. I SCOTTISH RECORD OFFICE West Register House. Charlotte Square. Mon—Fri 9am-—4 . 30pm. Strange Revolutions - Scotland 1688-89 Until the summer.

I STEP GALLERY 39 llowe Street. 556 1613. Mon-Fri 11am—5.30pm; Sat 11am-4pm.

Intimate Images Until 16 May. Two Dumfriesshire artists join forces in this exhibition ofetchings and ceramics. David Sinclair has in recent years been involved in developing printing techniques. so his contribution here veers on the side of graphic images more than painting. Flower studies. nudes. domestic still lives and favourite landscapes are all interpreted. Archie McCall's ceramics are all reduction fired stoneware with gold lustre additions applied in a third firing.

I STILLS GALLERY 105 High Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sat Ham—5.30pm.

Juchitan, Mexico Until 6 May. A study of Juchitan, an area of Southern Mexico, by Graciela lturbide who is one ofthat country's most prominent photographers. The pictures concentrate on the unique mixture of Indian and Christian cultures with particular attention to the role of

Free guided tours of the exhibition are available.

A Post-Classical Landscape 13 May-17 June. An exhibition ofGreek photography from the 1980s put together by John Stathatos. Stathatos is himselfa photographer as well as a critic and he has uncovered the work of eight artists whose pictures show an exciting range ofsubject matter and approach.

I TALBOT RICE ART GALLERY Old College . University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 667 1011. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

Eduardo Paolozzi Until 20 May. The gallery

re-opens after redecoration with this major sculpture exhibition. The Edinburgh-born artist explores the connections between art and science.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm and. late during performances.

Faces You Know Until 30 May. Jimmy Butler takes a look around Muirhouse and Pilton and portrays the locals about their daily life.

I 359 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm. Contemporary Scottish Landscape Until 27 May. The 369 brings together some ofits most frequently displayed artists in a landscape orientated exhibition in the First Floor Gallery.

(New Work From 44 Until 27 May. 44 isthe

number of London Street where Leila Galloway and Tony Cooper have their own studio/gallery. Galloway‘s sculptures are made from wire and paper. while Cooper works in metal. Is 44 at 369like 1984'?

Paintings and Monoprints Until 27 May. These are the results of Olivia Irvine‘s

Antony Gormley


a must’

’one of the most successful young British DAILY TELEGRAPH

’A magnificent show of powerful large scale sculptures by one of Britain’s top artists GLASGOW HERALD

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