1613. Mon—Fri 1 lam—5.30pm: Sat 11am-4pm; Sun 12—3pm.

Christmas Show Until 31 Dee. A mixed show from the Gallery's stock.

I STILLS GALLERY 10511igh Street. 557 1140. Tue—Sat Ham—5.30pm.

Picturing Women: Part 2 Until 22 Dec. The photographs of Lorna Bates. who focuses her work on the Family Album. and Della Mathieson. who documents the livesof Scottish Asian Women. form the second part of this exhibition.

Also on Saturday 11 December (1—4.30pm) there will be a Seminar on The Representation and Role of Women in Photography and the Arts.

I TALBOT RICE ART GALLERY ()ld College. University of Edinburgh. South Bridge. 667 1011.Tue—Sat l0am—5pm.

Albert Irvin: Paintings (1959—89) 16 Dec. Ten very large abstract paintings feature in this exhibition organised with the Serpentine Gallery in London. The next exhibiton will be Three Scottish Artists from 6January.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 3411amilton Place. 226 5425. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm and late during performances.

Testament Until 4 Jan. The pictures by Lawrence Nowosad set out to examine the widening gaps in Scottish society.

I 359 GALLERY 233 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm.

Fionna Carlisle Until 27 Jan (closed 24 Dec—3 Jan). A retrospective exhibition of paintings from this Scottish artist who was one of the first to exhibit at the 36‘) in 1978. She is now resident in Crete. though she has travelled widely in China and Europe. Small Paintings for Christmas limit 23 Dec. A mixed show of work by artists from the 369.

Artists' Group Winter Exhibition Until 23 Dec. A selection of work from the artists who use the six studios at the Gallery. including work by visiting artist Kjell Torriset.

Winter Art Classes will begin 8 January— contact the Gallery for details.

I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri 1 lam—6pm: Sat 10.30am—4pm.

Christmas Exhibition Until 30 Dec. ()ils. watercolours and pottery as well as metal sculpture by Les Drummond and jewellery by Sheana Stephen will be on show.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 Westbow. Grassmarket. 226 2633. Tue—Sat 11am—11pm.

The Twelve Days of Christmas Until 22 Dec. Throwing themselves into the festive

? spirit. Artis have commissioned twelve Scottish artists to produce new work on the above theme. Among the artists involved are Robbie Bushe. Jan Nimmo and Mary Louise Colouris.

I WASPS STUDIOS Patriothall. Ilamilton Place. 225 1289. Mon—Sat 2—5.30pm. Alison Scott L'ntil 9 Dec. Handmade paper pressed into pictures from this talented young Edinburgh artist.

I WAVERLEY TAYLOR GALLERY 54 Constitution Street. 553 4536. Tue—Fri 11am—6pm. Sat 11am—4pm.

The Gallery is closed for a minimum of three months.


A selection of exhibitions outside Glasgow and Edinburgh.


I ABERDEEN ART GALLERY Schoolhill. 0224 646333. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm (Thurs until 8pm). Sun 2—5pm.

Moon Winds 9 Dec—20 .lan. Arlene lsbester.


I MCMANUS GALLERIES Albert Square. 0382 23141. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Stephen French- Changing Rooms Until 18 Dec. The third show from this highly original designer.

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Fionna Carlisle, 369 Gallery. Fionna Carlisle’s work brings Greek sunshine to the darkness of the Cowgate with swirling gesture and bright colour in her observations of people and their relationships. Her work is in the tradition of the Scottish colourists, with references to turn of the century painting, and sitting easily in the framework provided by the 369 for contemporary artists who are developing thattradition today.

Because the tradition in which she works is one with which we are familiar, the exhibition invites the viewer to enjoy, rather than offering challenges. As a strategy this can be problematic: one or two of the works, although recent, now seem dated, and the potential for pushing subject matter as far as possible is sometimes



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missed. Theresa’s Place, for instance,

has bypassed the debate instigated by black artists in the Seventies about the

representation of black people in artworks as exotic and decorative.

Similar issues arise with her portrayal

of prostitutes. Now, Carlisle’s paintings are themselves exotic and decorative; it would be interesting to see her re-establish some form of

critical distance and tension between

her subject matter and her style.

The catalogue makes the mistake of

indirectly comparing her with Jane

Austin and Mozart; apart from the problems of landing that on a young

artist, both those artists’ works are far

more classical in temperament and more measured than Carlisle‘s

romantic bent and restless structures.

(Hilary Robinson)


A selective round-up of Museums listed first by city, then by venue, running in alphabetical order.


I BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road. 64‘) 7151. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [D]

A wealth of treasure collected by lidwardian tycoon William Burrell.

I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM The University of i Glasgow. 33‘) 8855. Mon—Fri 0.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am— 1 pm. Roman Scotland From the Air'l‘his year's dry summer has led to a host ofnew discoveries pertaining to the Roman occupation of Scotland. This exhibition of photographs taken by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland illustrates the extent of the occupation. I PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 55-10223. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2— 5pm. Cafe. Disabled access by arrangement. I A new display. chronicling life in 17th century Glasgow. includes the reconstruction of a room in a Stockwcll Street mansion that was demolished in 1976. I RUTHERGLEN MUSEUM King Street. 647 0837. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2-5pm. Various artefacts pertaining to some ofthe many facets of life in Rutherglen I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station). 557 1405. Mon-Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat

10am—4pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Working Lives: Images of Scotland at Work in

the 19808 Until 12 Dec. Photographs selected from ten Scottish museums to represent the changes in our working lives.

I SUMMERLEE HERITAGE TRUST West Canal Street. Coatbridge. 0236 31261. 100 Years of Women's Banners Until 30 Nov. Contemporary and historical

banners reflecting a centenary ofstruggle.



242-1. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm.

The People's Story The Museum has been

established to relate the story ofthe people of Edinburgh. told in theirown words and through photographs and re-crcated tableaux.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Wealth of a Nation L'ntil 31 Dec. A major

exhibition of the wealth. intrinsicand otherwise. that our museums contain. Many of the items are currently poorly

housed and part of the reason for the show is to drum up support for the construction

of new buildings on Chambers Street. I SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM

lngliston. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm.

Agriculture still plays an important role in Scotland's culture and this museum looks

at the old trades and skills ofthe countryside. The Sword and the Plough A special

exhibition exploring the changes brought by two World Wars and their effect on the

communities and the landscape.



40 High Street GLASGOW G 1

Tel: 041-552 0707

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Mon-Sun mam-Midnight

Elmbank Gardens Charing Cross GLASGOW G2

Tel: 041-248 4942

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