ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
THE FINE ART SOCIETY
WILLIAM SIMPSON RSA 1800 — 1847
4th November 12 Great King Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QL Telephone 031 556 0305
MASTERPIECES BY THE SCOTTISH COLOURIST S 4th November 134 Blythswood Street, Glasgow G2 4EL
Telephone 041 332 4027 Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat10am—1pm
University of Glasgow
RUSSIAN DRAWINGS FROM THE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, OXFORD 28 October—2 December
Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sats 9.30am—1 pm Admission Free Tel. 041 330 5431 We regret the Mackintosh House and Mackintosh Gallery will be
closed for refurbishment from Monday 30 October to Sunday 3 December inclusive.
HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY
A MAJOR EXHIBITION ON THE THEME OF 'OUALITY'
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I 908 GALLERY 12 Otago Street. Kelvinbridge. 339 3158. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm.
Kim Redpath: New Paintings Until 22 Nov. Bright. bold oils from a painter with a famous surname.
I ONE Princes Square. 226 3032. Mon—Sat 10am—7pm; Sun 11.30am—5pm.
Curious Devices Until 17 Nov. Illustrative work by Margaret Pettigrew. a graduate of Glasgow and Duncan ofJordanstone Schools of Art. The next exhibition will be in January.
I PROVAND'S LORDSHIP Castle Street. 5528819. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2pm—5pm.
A display of photographs recording life in Townhead.
I SCOTTISH AMICABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY 150 St Vincent Street. 2482323. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm.
Recent Paintings 13—24 Nov. The two artists featured this fortnight are Sue Beach and Valerie Walker.
I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street. 557 1405. Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm. Sat 10am—4.30pm. Sun 2pm—5pm.
Woodcuts of Springbum Until 14 Nov. The local area in the 50s and 60s as recordedin the woodcuts ofJames Greer, who came to the museum‘s notice due to a chance remark that his son made whilst he was framing the previous exhibition byJoseph Davie. See also under Museums.
I STREET LEVEL 279—281 High Street. 552 2151. Weds—Sat 11am—6pm; Sun 2—4pm. Days of Steel 11 Nov—8 Dec. Astunning evocation of the steel industry at its height. including an intriguing insight into the world of former steel producing giants Firth Brown. The photographs in the exhibition were selected from some 15,000 plate glass negatives. made between 1920 and 1960. which were found at the Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield.
I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 . Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Sun 2—5.30pm.
Anaton Zhigalov and Natalia Abalaltova: Works 1961—89 28 Oct—3 Dec. New Beginnings. The exhibition charts the development of works by two ofthc central figures in unofficial Soviet art since the early Sixties. and documents their lives as artists without official status. Walter Joyce of Glasgow University will deliver a lecture on A Day in the Life of a Soviet Workeron 15 November. which examines life under Gorbachev for ordinary Soviet Citizens.
I THE TRAMWAY Old Museum of Transport. Albert Drive. 423 9527. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm.
No exhibitions this issue.
I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 28 King Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat noon—6pm.
DrderOut of Chaos Until 25 Nov. Agroup ofseven artists from the North ofEngland have produced six installations.
I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongatc. 552 3748. A mixed show of Scottish contemporary artists. organised by the Compass Gallery. I WASPS 26 King Street. 552 0564. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm. also for the Christmas Show Sat 10.30am—5pm.
A shop. exhibition space and resource centre with information on work by all WASPS artists. Slide library and information about how to commission work.
Meadow Millions Until 17 Nov. The tenants of WASPS studios Dundee take up temporary residence down South and display a selection of their work.
WASPS Christmas Show 20 Nov—23 Dee. Joint exhibition and workshops by artists. designers and craftworkers who are tenants of the WASPS studios in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Workshops will be held on Saturdays in painting. stained glass. wood carving. video production and silver-smithing.
I THE ARCHITECTURE GALLERY University of Edinburgh. Dept ofArchitecture. 20 Chambers Street. 667 1011 ext 4544. Mon-Fri 10am—8pm; Sat & Sun 10am—3pm.
Pioneering Women Architects From Finland Until 18 Nov. Around one third of Finland's architects are women and this exhibition features a wide cross-section of the buildings designed by female Finns between the 18905 and the 19505.
I ARTIS 26 Gayficld Square. 5567546. Mon-Fri 2—6pm.
Scottish art, viewing by appointment.
I LA BELLE ANGELE liasties Close. Cowgate (next to 369 Gallery). 225 2774. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 11am—4pm. Claire Glover Until 25 Nov. Watercolour landscapes and seascapes of the artist‘s native Normandy feature in this exhibition organised in conjunction with the French Institute.
I BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street. 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat
Anne Redpth (1895-1965) 18 Nov—l Dee. An exhibition of forty paintings by Redpath. some well known and others not so well known. has been organised to coincide with the publication ofa biography of the artist by Patrick Bourne. I BRUNTON HALL Musselburgh. 665 3711
ext 244. Mons 1—3.30pm.
Step Gallery, Edinburgh
The centrepiece of Derelt Robertson’s exhibition at the Step Gallery is a large, boat-shaped, standing sculpture, ‘Magridin', which first attracted attention, at an earlierstage of development, in this year’s RSA student show. Robertson graduated. from Dundee this summer; his degree show, which was a remarkably coherent and assured installation. centred on a small island in the Tay, exploring both its history and its natural history.
The present exhibition reveals two strands to Robertson's work. He is an accomplished illustrator of wildlife,
faithful to what he sees before him with a textbook accuracy of detail; and this facility underpins (and occasionally inhibits) more imaginative works, strongly and fruitfully influence. by Will Maclean. The ‘Mugdrum’ project,
which includes a livre d'artiste and several small boxes, contains Robertson’s best work to date; it is possible that his development as an artist depends upon his finding a new project to act as a focus for his practice, to prevent his explorations oi text and texture, his use of found objects, from becoming dutiful additions to a meticulous naturalism. (Alan Woods)
55 The List 10 — 23 November 1989