I Art is listed by city tirst then byvenue. running in alphabetical order. Please send listings details to Art Listings not laterthan 10 days beiore publication date.

NB Museums are now listed separately in a selective guide at the end oi the section.


I ANNAN GALLERY Unit 208 Skillion Business Centre. Washington Street. 221 5087/8. 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 8: MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [D] Voluntary guides are available free of charge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Contact the enquiry desk.

Rodchenko Family Workshop Until 3 Dec. New Beginnings. Aleksandr Rodchenko (1891—1956). his wife Varvara Stepanova and their consistently creative descendants are featured in this wide-ranging exhibition. which must be one of the most fascinating to arrive in Britain this year. Rodchenko and Stcpanova managed to live and work within the harrowing confines ofStalin‘s Soviet Union. indeed their work branched out in all directions. This exhibition should eradicate any pre-conceived notions about the fate ofartists like Rodchenko under the despotic rule of Uncle Joe.

The Rumbustious World ol Thomas Rowlandson l8 Nov—14 Jan. An exhibition of the vigorous. though often held to be crude and vulgar drawings. by the English cartoonist and hon viveur. During his life (1756—1827). he associated with Moorland. Gillray and Bunbury. travelled widely in Britain and indulged fully in tavern life.

Glasgow Garden Festival Display of Awards Until 23 Nov. The trophies and certificates of merit that last year's outdoor shindig by the Clyde collected from various organisations are displayed in all their glory.

I ART EXPOSURE Unit 2. Victorian Village. 51-53 West Regent Street. 332 0808. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

Original paintings. ceramics. sculpture and jewellery by young Scottish artists.

I BARBIZON GALLERY (.‘ollege Lands. High Street. 553 1990. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm; Sun 1 lam—5.30pm. Sergey Shutov 1988/89 L‘ntil 3 Dec. New Beginnings. The recent exuberant. eclectic works by this talented young Soviet Artist reflect the heady spirit of Glasnost. This is his first solo exhibition outside the Soviet Union and includes new works completed during his five week residency in the (‘ity of Culture.

Collins Gallery, Glasgow.

What can be said about the Soviet political poster that has not been heard a thousand times beiore? Born out oi the need to explain revolutionary developments to a largely illiterate population, its explicit and emotionally charged symbolism has emerged as the international standard bearerlor the collective character oi Soviet nafionhood.

The exhibition at the Collins Gallery, compiled by Dr Stephen White, otters the viewer a satisfying and comprehensive survey of the history oi the genre, with thematic and stylistic milestones being carelully signposted along the way.

The posters are arranged chronologically and they cover the entire Iilespan ol the Soviet Union. The exhibition begins with an overview ol pre-revolutionary iniluences. This is an immediate point at interest: Soviet mythology has it that the political poster originally emerged as a spontaneous response to the crisis ol civil war, whereas it had, in tact, established itselt beiore that date, making its lirst appearance as an advertisement lor the sale oi war bonds. The evidence is here tor all to see. Such qualilications, however, are not laboured, and due delerence is given to the massive upsurge ol interest that took place around 1919.

Dr White has been carelul to arrange the exhibits in a way that rellect contemporary political and aesthetic

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concerns. Civil War heroism gives way to the practical concerns oi social and economic development, which in turn move aside tor the detensive postures oi the Second World War. In this tashion the exhibition moves on apace, culminating in the years at glasnost and perestroika. This is perhaps the most lascinating development at them all. Throughout the Iilespan oi Soviet political poster art, the one, unshakeable theme has been that ol the proletarian as hero. Tall, bronzed and muscular, tor over sixty years he has gazed imperiously over the collective lields; deliant in the lace ol capitalist intrigue. That hero has all but disappeared his place taken by a cartoon character with a red nose, clutching to a halt-empty bottle. The new age at Socialist realism has arrived. (Philip Kingsley).

I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 2265413. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am—1pm.

Jessie Marion King1875-1949 Until 25 Nov. As an alternative to the all-pervasive Russian influence currently invading so many Glasgow galleries. Barclay Lennie are holding a major exhibition ofthe paintings. book illustrations. batik work and jewellery ofJessie King. Around half of the two hundred books that she helped illustrate are on show alongside some sixtv originalpaintings. ' I BLYTNSWOOO GALLERY 161 West George Street. 226 5529. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat lliam—lpm.

19th and 20th Century Paintings and Contemporary Works. The Gallery will have a mixed showing of 19th and 20th century paintings from stock as well as work by contemporary artists.


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Mon—Sat 10am—S.30pm 22 King Street, Glasgow G1 SQP, Telz041552 0704

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4400 ext 2682. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat l2—4pm.

The Russian Poster From Revolutionto Pereslroika Until 25 Nov. New Beginnings. A panoply ofone ofthe most exciting art forms to have developed in the USSR. selected by Dr Stephen White. author of The Bolshevik Poster. The exhibition includes an important group ofworks from the Lenin State Library in Moscow.

I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. The Gallery will have contemporary Scottish paintings and drawings on show. They are however. organising a major Soviet art exhibition to be held at the Glasgow Arts Centre.

I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon—Fri 9.30am—530pm: Sat 9.30am—12.30pm.

A display of Scottish paintings which will include works by Eardley. Cowie. McCance and Bellany.

I EWAN MUNDY FINE ART 48 West George Street. 331 2406. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm.

The Gallery will have its usual selection from stock of modern Scottish and English Artists from 1850—1950. including colourists. Gillies. Patterson. I’hilipson and Crosbie. until 5 December when the Christmas Exhibition opens.

I FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat l0am—1pm. Masterpieces by the Scottish Colourists Until 28 Nov. Around fifty paintings by Hunter. Fergusson. Cadell and Peploe have been selected for the exhibition.

I GATEHOUSE GALLERY Rouken Glen Road (gallery at entrance to Butterfly Kingdom). 6200235. Mon—Fri 1.30pm—6pm. Sat & Sun 11.30am—5.30pm: Closed Tue.

Recent Paintings: Alma Wollson and Anne Mendlow 19 Nov—2 Dec. Landscapes ofthe

I West coast from the former. and vivid watercolours and oils from the latter. Also I on show. for the same period. will be Sculptures by Ailsa Magnus. I GLASGOW ART CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am—8pm. Sat 10am—3pm. Yankilevsky. Dybsky. Reunov. Tistol: Recent Works on Paper Until 28 Nov. New Beginnings. The four have been selected by art historian Olga Sviblova to represent different generations and tendencies in new Soviet art. The exhibition was organised by the Compass Gallery. I GLASGOW OPPORTUNITIES GALLERY 7 West George Street. 221 0955. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm. Ewan MacDonald-Low Until 15 Dec. An exhibition of landscapes in oils and pastels by this peripatetic artist. I GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 22 King Street. 5520704. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Contemporary Printmaking From the Soviet Union Until 28 Nov. New Beginnings. Forty-eight prints by sixteen artists have been selected by the Glasgow Print Studio to represent the work currently being produced in the Soviet Union. Also two Soviet printmakers. Boris Belsky and Alexander Yastrebinitsky have been in Glasgow preparing a limited edition of prints to be hung in the Gallery. I GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART 167 Renfrew Street. 332 9797. Mon—Thurs 10am—9pm. Fri 10am—5pm. Sat 9.30am—noon.

The Academic Tradition Until 2 Dec. New Beginnings. Student work from the three leading Soviet art schools. the Repin Institute in Leningrad. the Moscow Surikov State Art Institute and the Moscow Higher Industrial Art College goes on show at the Glasgow School of Art. This exhibition. chosen to highlight the process of art education in the USSR. gives a unique opportunity to compare Soviet teaching methods to Scottish ones. There will also be a symposium on Revolution and Tradition on 18 Nov at the School of Art. Speakers will include artist and critic Timothy Hyman and Dr Stephen White.

Benson and Hedges Gold Awards 11 Nov—1 Dec. A selection of work by student and professional photographers and . illustrators which was entered for this national competition on the theme of ‘quality'.

I GLASGOW SCULPTURE STUDIO 85 Hanson Street. 551 0562.

New Works Until 2 Dec. New Beginnings. A small exhibition of sculptures by the two young Soviet artists Mironov and . Olshvang who were resident at the studios for five weeks recently.

I NARBINGERS 417 Great Western Road. 339 9999. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Selection of craftwork by British artists until December.

I HILLHEAD LIBRARY 348 Byres Road. 339 7223. Mon—Fri 9.30am—8pm; Sat 9.30am—1pm. 2pm—5pm. Closed Wednesday.

Photographs From Rostov-on-Don Until 30 Nov. Yet another facet ofthe Soviet