ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
I Art is listed by city first then byvenue. running in alphabetical order. Please send listings details to ‘Art Listings’ not laterthan 10 days before publication date.
NB Museums are now listed separately in a selective guide at the end of the section. I ANNAN GALLERY Unit 208 Skillion Business Centre. Washington Street. 50878. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am- 12.30pm.
General exhibition of regular artists and photographs dating back to 1864. until the gallery is located in a more permanent home.
I ART GALLERY & MUSEUM. KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2u5pm. Cafe. [D] Voluntary guides are available free ofcharge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Contact the enquiry desk.
SilentWings Until 15 Oct. Birds that are no longer with us as species. as well as those threatened with extinction. are the subject ofthese illustrations by numerous ornithological illustrators including Edward Lear. John Gould. and Joth. Audubon. Glasgow Garden Festival Display owaards Until 23 Nov. The trophies and certificates ofmerit that last year‘s outdoor shindig by the (,‘lyde collected from various organisations are displayed in all their glory. Miro: Late Bronze Sculptures Until 1 October. A display of twelve bronzes with surrealist overtones by the late Juan Miro, a Spanish artist better known for his paintings. School Children’s Art Competition Until 17 Oct. A Gallery showing for the entries that merited a medal in the 85th Annual Art Competition for children from all over Scotland. The competition is run by the Schools' Museum Service. Stephen Conroy: Living the Life Until I Oct. Carefully constructed interiors usinga traditional approach from the 25 year-old artist who has recently had his first one-man show in London. Italian Renaissance Pottery Until 15 Oct. An exhibition of ‘masterpieces‘ on loan from the British Museum Collection. I BARBIZON GALLERY College Lands. High Street. 553 1990. Mon- Sat 9.30am—5.30pm; Sun 11am 5.30pm.
I Glasgow Society of Women Artists 6 22 Oct. An open exhibition for membersof the Society. The works exhibited are to be Chosen by a small panel.
I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 226 5413. Mon Fri 10am-5pm;Sat 10am— 1pm.
20th Century Scottish decorative art and paintings by contemporary Glasgow artists.
I BELLROCK COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTRE 71 Skcrryvore Road.
Cranhill Mural The (‘entre now boasts Cranhill‘s brightest wall thanks to a new mural painted by the Bellrock Unemployed Group (aged 15’ 30) in collaboration with artist Lesley Burr. It depicts various club activities like pool. weightlifting and badminton as well as landscapes. cartoons and science fiction images.
I BLYTRSWOOD GALLERY 161 West George Street. 226 5529. Mon-Fri
l0am- 5.30pm; Sat 10am»~1pm.
19th and 20th Century Paintings and Contemporary Works. The Gallery will have a mixed showing of 19th and 20th century paintings front stock as well as work by contemporary artists.
I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclydc. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400ext 2682. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm;Sat 12—4pm.
20/30 Until 14 Oct. Limestone and steel
sculptures from Michael Quane and decorative etchings inspired by early Italian and Byzantine art from Mary Rose O‘Neill. form the backbone ofthis exhibition. They are both former students ofthe Crawford School of Art and Design in County Cork.
I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 2216370.Mon—Sat l0am~5.30pm. The Duende Until 28 Sept. lan Scott. who was brought up in Caithness and who at the age ofseven experienced the heady success ofwinning a trip to Disneyland for his artwork. now exhibits his paintings and drawings with surrealist images associated with the sea.
Afterthisthe Gallery will have contemporary Scottish paintings and drawings on show. despite the minor inconvenience of having builders in.
I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 9.30am—12.30pm. Throughout October there will be a display of Scottish paintings which will include works by Eardley. Cowic. McCance and Bellany.
I EWAN MUNOY FINE ART 48 West George Street. 331 2406. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm.
William Wells 1872-1923 Until 14 Oct. Oils and drawings from the much travelled Glaswegian-born artist.
I FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—lpm. McTaggarts and Other Artistic Families Until 3 Oct. Around sixteen familiesfor whom art was not a forbidden topic at the dinner table. including the Redpaths. the Peploes and the Nicholsons.
Pupil and Teacher 7—31 Oct. Abstract paintings by William Baillie and his prote’ge’ William Bunting. The former William actually taught the latter One at secondary school in Hamilton.
I GATEHOUSE GALLERY Rouken Glen Road (gallery at entrance to Butterﬂy Kingdom). 6200235. Daily
1 l .30am—5.30pm: Closed Tue.
The Gallery has a mixture of contemporary paintings on display.
I GLASGOW ART CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am—4pm.
Street Level Gallery and Workshop, 279 High Street, Glasgow.
With women being the passive objects of the lens for much of the history of
1 photography it’s about time they
reclaimed the medium. Street Level photography gallery and workshop at the ‘unfashionable' end of Glasgow’s High Street is co-ordinated by Martha McCulloch and Catriona Grant.
’It’s a really good area to be in because there’s a different kind of community here than in the West End,’ says Martha McCulloch. ‘We’ve got high rise blocks up the road and there’s the local community centre.’
Founded by the Glasgow Photography Group with money from Glasgow District Council and the Scottish Arts Council this is the first venue in the city to be devoted wholly to photography. The darkroom is available for hire to individuals and groups and basic and advanced evening courses are due to start in aboutsix weeks.
‘The fees are very reasonable and hopefully some of the people who use the darkroom will end up showing their work in the gallery,’ says Martha.
The opening exhibition is a selection from work entered for the BBC Scotland Phtoography Awards including the winning and runner-up pictures and the best of the rest. The spin-off TV series hosted by Muriel Gray was notable for
the way the competition judges Jo n Bryne, Harry Benson and Colin Ford argued about the merits of the work of individual entrants. Rumours circulated that a BBC Awards Victim Support Group was formed to aid photographers savaged on air.
The inaugural exhibition runs until 1 Oct with an open forum on 30 Sept at 2.30pm. This will be the first of many events. This year's Fox Talbot Award winner Mari Mahrwil talk about her work on 11 Oct and a week later it’s the turn of Roger Palmer of the Glasgow School of Art on ‘The Language of Travel’.
Similarities between Street Level and Edinburgh’s Portfolio Gallery (also operated by two women) are clear. Darkroom space and a proposed bookshop adjoin the exhibition area but Street Level is much larger with possibilities for expansion or contraction of the different spaces depending on need.
Some feminist artists employ photography becuase the medium has been used against women. ‘If somebody’s doing work that’s supposed to deconstruct something they need to use that medium in order to say something about it. . . to get back a bit of space that they’ve lost,’ says Martha McCulloch. (Kennedy
A Green and Pleasant Land: Post Industrial Landscapes Until 30 Sept. 60 black and white images of urban landscapes capturing the spirit of South Wales. Liverpool. and Derbyshire taken by John Davies.
Pebble Poems 2— 1 3 Oct. A small exhibtion ofstones set in concrete with accompanying text. all produced by Glasgow primary school pupils.
There will not be another exhibition until November.
I GLASGOW OPPORTUNITIES GALLERY 7 West George Street. 221 0955. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.
An exhibition maybe mounted at the gallery in November.
I GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 22 King Street. 5520704. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Prints and Paintings 30 Sept—21 Oct. Self-taught Glaswegian artist. George Todd. exhibits his surrealist work inﬂuenced by Magritte and Ernst.
I GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART 167 Renfrew Street. 332 9797. Mon—Thurs 10am—9pm, closed Fri, Sat 10am—5pm.
Art At Heart 3—14 Oct. A collection ofthirty outstanding sculptures produced over the past four decades by blind students in Japan. where there is a long tradition of teaching sculpture to the visually impaired. The beauty of many ofthe works in this exhibition organised by the RNIB. the Tom Gallery ofTouch-Me-Art in Tokyo and the Japan Foundation. may well take some people by surprise.
Art At Heart Seminar3 Oct. 11am—3pm. The theme is the philosophy and practice ofart education in schools for the blind in Japan. With art teachers. Matayuki Miyazaki and Shinji Nishino.
I NARBINGERS 417 Great Western Road, 339 9999. Mon—Sat l0am—5.30pm. Selection ofcraftwork by British artists until December.
I NILLI'IEAO LIBRARY 348 Byres Road, 339 7223. Mon—Fri 9.30am—8pm; Sat 9.30am—lpm. 2pm—5pm. Closed Wednesday.
Thomas Hamill Until 28 Sept. The Glaswegian resident of Cornwall displays some of his paintings which involve his highly colourful dreamlike images.
Carol Moore 29 Sept—29 Oct.
I F W ROLROYO Corner of George Street and High Street. 552 2024. Mon—Sat 9am—5.30pm: Sun 12.30—4.30pm. Scottish Landscapes A general exhibition in a gallery that specialises in tapestry framing.
I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. 82 llillhead Street. 3305431. Mon-Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—lpm. A Century of Revolution: Printmaking in France 1800-1900 Until 20 Oct. The summer exhibition pays tribute to the remarkable achievements of 19th century French printmakers who reﬂected their eompatriot‘s leading role in the field of painting. The exhibits are drawn entirely from the llunterian‘s own collection and feature some of the most innovative artists of the day; Toulouse-Lautrec. Pissaro, Degas and Gaugin.
The Mackintosh House Gallery: 0an as above but closed for lunch l2.30pm—1.30pm. 50p admission on weekday afternoons and Saturdays. Recording Mackintosh Until 28 Oct. Photographs by T. & R. Annan & Sons who recorded the architecture and interiors of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. I IMAGES GALLERY 74 llyndland Road. 334 5311. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—5pm.
Summer Exhibition Until 30 Sept. Contemporary and 19th century landscapes by Ian Fleming. A.G. Munro. Macauley-Stevenson and Pete Ilowson are on show alongside the gallery‘s range ofJapanese woodblock prints. John Mathison RGI 1—15 Oct. Scottish landscapes in oils and watercolours by Mathison as well as the regular display of 19th and 20th century artists and Japanese woodblock prints.
54 The List 29 September— 12 October 1989