1 Joseph Nevin. Gillian McConnack and

Madeline iland Until 30 Dec. Recent works from an established artist (Hand) and new work from two other artists.

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

Jim Tweedle 1—23 Dec. Still lifcs with a surrealist edge from this recently elected member of the Glasgow Group.

Interact l4 Jan—28 Feb. Alan Black. Ken Palmer and Robert Burns (the photographer) are among those involved in this intertwining of artistic disciplines that involves painting. photography. poetry and music.

I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 3305431. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am— 1 pm. The next exhibition will not be until TheArt oi the Print I 13 Jan—3 March. The first ofa two part exhibition covers the 15th to the 18th centuries. The permanent collection will remain on view till then.

I IMAGES GALLERY 74 Hyndland Road. 334 5311. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 9.30am—5pm.

Christmas Exhibition Until 2 Jan. (closed 25 & 26 Dec & 1 . 2 Jan). The gallery wasone ofthe first out of the trap in the festive exhibition stakes. and includes Scottish oil paintings and watercolours alongside a collection ofJapanese woodblock prints in its show for Christmas. After this work from the gallery's stock will be on display until their first 1990 exhibition.

I INTEROEC GALLERY Maryhill Burgh Hall. 24 Gairbraid Ave. 946 5912. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm. Sat 10am—4pm. The Christmas Exhibition Until 13 Jan. (closed 25—27 Dec & 1.2 Jan). In what they assured me was their first Christmas show. a wide variety of work will be on display by some twenty Scottish and overseas artists. some of whom have shown at the Gallery before.

I JOHN GREEN FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 2216025. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm: Sat 10am—1pm.

19th & 20th century British and Continental oils and watercolours.

I KELLY GALLERY 118 Douglas Street. 248 6386. Mon—Sat 10.30am—2pm. 2.30pm—5.30pm.

James Fullerton: Paintings Until 24 Dec. Recent works. mainly landscapes. from the Glasgow artist now resident in Ayrshire.

Hamish Macdonald 13—27 J an.

I LANGSIOE GALLERY 26—28 Battlefield Road. 649 8888. Mon—Sat 9am—5 .30pm.

. Christmas Exhibition Until 30 Dec.

Paintings and limited signed editions from Paterson. lieindel. Flint. Sturgeon and Hutchinson. Watercolours. Pastels and Silkscreens 6—27 Jan. A cosmopolitan selection ofartists for the beginning of Glasgow‘s year asyou know what. Avril Morris from England. ltzchak Tarkay from Israel and Robert Heindel from the States are featured in this exhibition. I LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road. Milngavie, 956 2351 . Tue—Fri 11am—5pm and 7pm—9pm; Sat and Sun 2pm—5pm. Closed Mondays. Christmas Exhibition Until 22 Dec. Prints by Iona Montgomery. ceramics by Ed Thompson. sweeping paintings of mountainous landscapes by Peter Barton and pottery by Barbara Davidson. I MAIN FINE ART Michael Main Gallery and The Studio Gallery. 16 and 34 Gibson Street. Both galleries on 334 8858 and open Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Scottish Contemporary Paintings Until 31 Jan. Paintings from the gallery‘s stock. mainly new paintings by I. Lesley Main. I MARYHILL ARTS CENTRE 11 Malloch Street. 945 3995. Mon—Thurs 2—9pm. Photography Until 22 Dec. Local photographers and others who use the Centre. show their work. The next exhibition will be Motherhood 15 Jan—9 Feb. A display of photographs and models

documenting the life of Springburn mothers.

I 908 GALLERY 12 Otago Street, Kelvinbridge. 339 3158. Mon-Sat


Campbell Smith Until 30 Dec. Pastel drawings from a Glasgow artist who is enjoying some considerable success in New York and San Francisco.

New Decades 6 Jan—28 Feb. At last, the decade that the eponymous gallery has been waiting for, and to celebrate its arrival they have an exhibition of work by numerous Glasgow artists.

I ONE Princes Square, 226 3032. Mon—Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 11.30am—5pm.

Victoria Cassldy Until 17 Jan. The ubiquitious works on handmade paper from Victoria Cassidy.

Three in One 17 Jan-17 Feb. The trio comprises Joe Davie, Brian Cairns and Simon Laurie.

I PROVAND'S LORDSHIP Castle Street. 552 8819. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm, Sun 2pm-5pm.

A display of photographs recording life in Townhead.

I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street. 557 1405. Mon-Fri 10.30am—5pm. Sat 10am—4.30pm. Sun 2pm—5pm.

Get Knitted Until 30 March. (closed 25.26 Dec & 1.2 Jan). Knitting old and new that the inhabitants of Springburn have indulged in.

I STREET LEVEL 279—281 High Street. 552 2151 . Weds—Sat 11am-6pm; Sun 2—4pm. Dauiuskie Island Until 21 Jan (closed 23 Dec—5 Jan). The way of life of the small population of this Island offthe South Carolina coast. has recently come under threat from tourism and property developers. Thus. American photographer Jeanne Moutousamy-Ashe recorded it on film before it was too late. I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchichall Street, 332 7521. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm; Sun 2—5.30pm.

lka Gedo Until 13 Jan. A major retrospective exhibition of this Eastern European artist who remained virtually unknown in the West until Hungarian Arts in Glasgow in 1985.

Gordon Muir Paintings Until 13.1an. Complex connections of cultural references. including Celtic. Islamic and South American. are juxtaposed with contemporary references to his native Glasgow in these bold paintings.

I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 28 King Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat noon—6pm.

Sean Taylor 13 Jan—3 Feb. Sculptures by Sean are on show downstairs whilst upstairs. . .

Peter Gilmour and David Allen 13—3 Feb. Installation work by two Glasgow artists. I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 3748. A mixed show of Scottish contemporary artists. organised by the Compass Gallery. I WASPS 26 King Street. 5520564. 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.

WASPS Christmas Show Until 23 Dec. 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.

Roy Mclnnes 9 Jan—9 Feb. Roy. who is a resident of WASPS. presents his recent paintings. drawings and prints.


I THE ARCHITECTURE GALLERY University of Edinburgh, Dept ofArchiteeture. 20 Chambers Street. 667 1011 ext4544. Mon—Fri 10am—8pm; Sat & Sun 10am—3pm.

Alchlmla Until 21 Jan (closed until 8Jan). Drawings from the Milanese design group



\ Kate Whitelord’s work is probably best-known to a wide Scottish audience

through the pieces she did a few years ago on Calton Hill symbols cut into the turl evoking ancient grass-workings and images. Much at her work has had a similar resonance - archetypal or runlc images whose original meaning we sophisticates have somehow lost

, touch at, like a word on the tip of the

tongue that cannot be pushed into speech. That their signiilcance is weighty is clear to us through the intense and meticulous relationship the artist has had with her materials: the velvety, almost 30 surlace ol charcoal with the symbols apparently hovering just beneath the surlace; the selecting of a red and a green that are so precisely opposed and yet so tonally exact that they are painful to look at.

However, although Whitelord alludes to the ‘timeless' (in the sense of the lost-in-time), these are very much works of the late 20th Century. The dazzling effects at the two large dlptychs (the red and green described above, zinging off a pristine gesso surlace) reminded me of nothing so much as the shimmer at a VDU screen. But whereas the signs or the graffiti artists have been re-active and pro-active with the street politics that arose when the culture or the inner cities is hijacked by the three-minute culture, Whitelord's signs are instead re-active and pro-active with the sub-conscious ol the viewer. The same symbols that in the charcoal drawings prompt musings about earliest history provoke thoughts at the ‘ghost in the machine' in the paintings. Thus the viewer oi this show is left with questions that are less about what the work means, and more about how she perceives or constructs meaning. (Hilary Robinson)

Christmas Exhibition Until 24 Dec. A mixed exhibition of work from halt'a dozen local artists.

I BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street. 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—1pm.

Scottish watercolours and oils from the Gallery‘s stock until the next exhibition. which will be in the Spring.

I BYZANTIUM GALLERY Victoria Street. 225 1768. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Robbie Bushe and Felipe Saldanlaga Until 24 Dec. Recent paintings and drawings from the highly talented lad t’ae 'I‘orphins (Bushe) and Latin-American style paintings by his Mexican counterpart (Saldarriaga).

I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 550 1010. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm.

Christmas Exhibition Until 23 Dec. (Mr 200 paintings. watercolours and drawings by Sam Bough. Cadell. Ci awhall. \V .M, Frazer and Leslie Hunter are on shim The gallery will reopen on 8 January vs ith a selection of paintings frorn stock.

I CENTRAL LIBRARY George 1\ Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—8.30pm; Sat 9am—1pm.

Fairy Tales Until ()I'dn (closed :5. 2n Dcc & 1.2 Jan). An imaginative display of props and costumes from Cinderella. currently running at the King‘s'l'heatre. alongside books from the Library ‘.s stock. Stained Glass Until 30.1an (closed 25 . 26 Dec & I. 2 Jan). Glasswork by Gary Smith.

I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street . 325 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Licensed cafe. [1)].

Ivan Hitchens Until 21 Jan (closed 24— 27 Dec & 31 Dec—3 Jan). A selection offortv works. mainly abstracted landscapes. from this major British painter.

Fun and Games Until 3 Feb (closed 24—2 I Dec & 31 Dec—3 Jan). The games pet iple play. or rather have played. from the 18th century till the present. drawn from the Museum of Childhood's resery e collection.

Lite Class 23 Dec—3 March. Paintings. prints and sculpture specially chosen from the City‘s permanent art collection to illustrate the treatment of the human figure in Scottish art over the last hundred years.

Buying Futures Until 61an (closed 24 :7 Dec & 31 Dec—3 Jan). A selection of contemporary Scottish craftwork organised in conjunction with the Sunfish Craft Centre.

Edinburgh Rediscovered 13 J an 1 I'eb. The photographs ofThomas Vernon Begbie printed from the glass negatis es made in 1857 and which were rescued from a house in Leith Street just prior to its demolition.

I GALLERY 47h(ictlrge51rct:l. 2201305. Mon—Sat “lam—5.30pm.

who specialise in abstract furniture and design and who are currently exhibiting at the Fruitmarket Gallery.

I ARTIS Have recently moved to Blair House. Hirst Road. Ilarthill. 0501 51241. from where they will be organising exhibitions in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

I THE BACKROOM GALLERY 42 East London Street. 5520344.

Backroom Bizarre Until 24 Dec. Everyday 10am—6pm.

New Scottish painters and photographers. The gallery will close alter Christmas Eve. I LA BELLE ANGELE Hasties Close. Cowgate (next to 369 Gallery). 225 2774. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 11am—4pm.

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The List 22 December 1989— l 1 January 199051