ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
I THE SHELTER GALLERY Renfrew Court. 3346386. 1 lam—11pm.
Jim Paterson 2-30 Mar. New paintings. mainly completed during his year in Amsterdam.
I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street. 557 1405. Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm. Sat 10am—4.30pm. Sun 2pm—5pm.
Get Knitted Until 30 Mar. Knitting. old and new, that the inhabitants ofSpringburn have indulged in.
I STREET LEVEL 279—281 High Street. 552 2151. Weds—Sat 11am—6pm; Sun 2—4pm. Shelters and Baskets Until 25 Feb. Much travelled artist. Chris Drury. creates sculptures in the back of beyond which he then photographs along with the surrounding landscape. The gallery will be showing his photographic records ofhis work alongside some of the sculptures. Lost at Sea 3 Mar—l Apr. Roger Palmer roamed the sea shores of Shetland with his camera and recorded the ﬂotsam of life he found washed up there — mainly old fish boxes. The photographs are accompanied by short texts describing the habits ofiocal birds.
I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 752i . Tue—Sat mam—5.30pm; Sun 2—5.30pm.
Reorienling: Looking East Until 4 Mar. Four Japanese and four European artists address the perception ofJapan. from a Western viewpoint as well as through Japanese eyes. Their creative responses to hi-tec developments include a talking fish and a glowing display of LED numbers.
I TRAMWAY THEATRE Albert Drive. 423 9527. Mon—Sat 2-6.30pm. The Paintings of Jock Tamson's Bairns Until 24 Feb. List cover star Keith Mclntyre's paintings and works on paper from the lavish Communicado production (see theatre review) are on show in the revamped Tramway. The exhibition also includes 45 portraits of people from the Scottish art world.
Behind the Mirror 26 Feb—10 Mar. A collaboration of work from the staffand users ofthe Aberdeen (‘yrenians‘ Workshop and Print Studio that has been toured extensively.
David Mach: Rere To Stay 5 Mar—29 Apr. See preview.
I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 28 King Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat noon—6pm.
Two Czech Photographers Until 3 Mar. Ivan Sladck and Milos Novy bringtheir photographic work to the upstairs gallery space at Transmission. Downstairs there is installation work by Glasgow artists Paul Chambers. Alisdair Keddie and Jean Gavin.
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.
A shop. exhibition space and resource centre with information on work by all WASPS artists. slide library and information about how to commission work.
Strathclyde Schools Exhibition Until 10 Mar. 4th. 5th and 6th year pupils from 13 Schools in the Region display work they have recently completed in the WASPS' workshops.
I LA BELLE ANGELE Hasties Close. Cowgatc (next to 369 Gallery). 225 2774. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 11am—4pm. Shot Up North Until 25 Feb. A collectionof photographs taken by members ofthe Association of Photographers not based in London.
Followed by a mixed exhibition by local artists until 7 Apr.
I BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street, 557 4050. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm. Sat iOam—lpm.
Scottish watercolours and oils from the gallery‘s stock until the next exhibition.
Stall Exhibition, Glasgow School of Art. Glasgow School of Art, leaving aside its status as a monument to Charles Rennie Mackintosh, also plays host to a community oi prolessional artists. Full-time and part-time members at stall engage in a broad spectrum 01 creative activities, ranging from traditional areas such as painting and sculpture, to the more recent disciplines ol environmental art and photography.
In the past, the various departments have presented theirwork independently of one another: a practice which has resulted in a regular sequence at small, particular presentations. This year, however, is 1990, and the call to arms has led the college to prepare an elaborate series at exhibitions, aimed at describing their scope and inlluences as the new decade emerges. The obvious place to begin such a venture is with the stall themselves. The current exhibition, simply called ‘Stall exhibition 1990', comprehensively illustrates the interests and directions to which the students have access.
Leaving aside the intrinsic value of the work, it might be worth pausing to rellect on the sheer variety ol the
current display. There are no less
than 72 artists on show here, all at some reputation, whose work spans the concerns at something like lilteen separate disciplines. The range 01 styles and techniques is enormous, and it is unlikely that such a venture would be leasible lor any other Glasgow venue.
Good or bad? Well, despite the obvious attractions of having so many artists represented under the same rool, there are pillalls. 0i these, the most pressing is that ol under-representation. It requires a lot of space to do justice to the work at 72 artists, and in a mid-term art school it simply wasn’t available. Murphy’s law applies almost as a matter at course: your lavourite artist only has one work on display, and without a catalogue, the only means at lurther introduction is by way at purchase or matriculation. It might have been betterto have waited until summer, when extra space would have been available.
Having said that, however, there can be no doubting the quality at the work on oller. It's worth going along, it only to get hold ol a list lorlurther reference. But be prepared tor a lair degree ol lrustration. (Philip Kingsley)
Mabel Roydes1874-1941 From 10Mar. Paintings. drawings and woodcuts.
I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
A selection of paintings from stock until the next exhibition at the end ofMar.
I CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—8pm; Sat 9am—noon.
LBIIh Lives Until 26 Mar. An exhibition of photographs showing the changes that have been wrought on Edinburgh‘s port since the turn ofthe century.
Forth Railway Bridge 26 Feb—28 Apr. A display celebrating the centenary ofthe steel monster.
Batik Work From the Far East Until 31 Mar. All It)! Children Until 26 Mar. Art for younger viewers on show in the Edinburgh Room.
I THE CHESSEL GALLERY Moray House College. High Street, 5568455.
Robert Motherwell: Recent Graphic Work.
i Until 15 Mar. 16 workschosento
represent the range of Mr Motherweli‘s abstract expressionist prints. made during the last decade.
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street, 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Licensed cafe. [D].
Dinosaurs Alive 28 Feb-3 June. Using compressed air and computers an American firm have reversed the effects of the ice Age and brought some dinosaurs back to life. Seven adult and three baby dinosaurs will be snapping, roaring and swishing their tails in the gallery.
Lile Class Until 3 Mar. Paintings. prints and sculpture specially chosen from the City's permanent art collection to illustrate the treatment ofthe human figure in Scottish art over the last hundred years.
i I COLERIDGE GALLERY 47b George Street. ; 220 1305. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Contemporary British artwork in glass.
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FIVE GIRLS FROM GLASGOW
Paintings, Sculpture, Prints
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10 February—8 March Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm
T 78 WEST RECENT STREET GLASGOW CZ. 041 2216370 Subsidised by Glasgow District (founcil and by the Scottish Arts Council
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