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TALBOT RICE GALLERY
University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge.
24 February—24 March FRANCES WALKER
Tues-Sat 10am—5pm. Admission Free. Subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council
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Tues 6th March - Sat 17th March Open 10am - 5.30pm; Tues - Sat.
CATALOGUES BOOKS POSTERS
POSTCARDS & CARDS
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I TORRANCE GALLERY 39b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri I lam—6pm; Sat ll).3()am--lpm.
New Paintings by Robert Kelsey t Iniil to Mar. Recent work from this West (‘oast artist.
Images ol the Dordogne 19—31 Mar. l’aslels by Gordon Masson.
I WASPS Studio (iallery. l’atriot llall. Henderson Row. Stockbridge, 32‘) 1930, Artists" studio and workshop space.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
A selection at exhibitions outside Glasgow and Edinburgh.
I ABERDEEN ART GALLERY Schoolhill. (I334 646333. Mon—Sat lllam--5pm (Thurs until 8pm). Sun 3—5pm.
The Miro Bronzes 11) Maps Apr.
' St Andrews
I CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE ()3 North Street. (I334 74610. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 3—5pm.
In Cahoots l'ntil I Apr. A variety olwork from young artists based at WASI’S in Dundee.
A selective round-up ol Museums listed lirst by city. then by venue. running in alphabetical order.
I BURRELL COLLECTION l’ollokshaws Road. 64‘) 7l5l. Mon-Sat [0am 5pm; Sun 3—5pm. ('ale. ID]
A wealth of treasure collected by lidwardian tycoon William Burrell.
I THE MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin Hall, I Bunhouse Road. 437 3735.
Mon -Sat Illam---5pm. Sun 3—5pm.
. The Art olShipbuildingt'ntil 1 Apr.
Paintings by .lim (’ollins. who worked for twenty-one years in (ioyan Shipbuilders. Not surprisingly he concentrates on the work and the characters he knew there.
There will also be models olmachinery used in shipbuilding on show.
I PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow (ireen. 5540333. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 3—5pm. (‘ale Disabled access by arrangement. ' Huge yariety of different lacetsol (ilasgow's cultural heritage on show.
A display chronicling life in 17th century (ilasgow'. includes the reconstruction ol’a room in a Stockw'ell Street mansion that was demolished in l‘)76.
I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station). 5571-105. Mon—liri lll.3llam--5pm;Sat lllam —-lpm; Sun 3-5pm.
Work: Springburn Experience 1840-1988 L'ntil further notice.
Get Knitted l'ntil 31 Mar. A display ol knitting patterns through the ages. as well as Various workshops and displays ol' local knitting. including a knitted man.
I CANONGATE TOLBOOTH Royal Mile. 335 343-1. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
The People's Story The Museum has been established to relate the story ofthe people ol lidinburgh. told in their own words and through photographs and re-created tableaux.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND (‘hambers Street. 335 7534. Mon Sat Ilium-5pm; Sun 3 --5pm.
Dinosaurs Past and Present tiniil 27 May. A touring exhibition l'rom l.os Angeles which aims to pill the age of the dinosaurs into a more accurate perspectiye. Treasures For Pleasure tfniil (1 May. As well as the two 18th century sil\ er wine coolers recently acquired by the National .‘sltiseums there will be a display ot'sils'er collected over the past l3llyears.
I SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM lngliston. Mon Fri llIam-r5pm. Agriculture still plays an important role in Scotland‘s culture and this museum looks at the old trades and skills olthe 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.
Rowen PLAY .
David Hevey: Striking Poses, Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh.
The photographer David Hevey in association with the Grease Theatre Company has created an exhibition which is not only honest and dynamic but stylish and playlul. Striking Poses is an apt title lorthe thought~provoking, assertive photographs which illustrate the co-operative means by which members of an oppressed group can challenge the ways in which they are visually represented.
Working with children from two special needs schools in London, Hevey uses the power at their Iantasy and imagination and genres which seem compatible with their play to construct a setting in which they have choice, power and creative engagement. Negative imagery at people with a disability is entrenched in the tearful benevolence oI grim
charity posters (blurred human Iigures in oversized wheelchairs utterly dependent on the guilt-ridden, philanthropic, invariably middle-class individual) and in their exclusion lrom participation in many torms of cultural expression. This creates a torm ol social distance which relies on suppressing the truth ol people's lives. Creating positive images over which people have control overcomes the myth oi passive dependency and visually produces real alternatives to prejudiced ideas.
Hevey uses colour, polaroids and lixed large tormat cameras; part olthe classroom becomes a stage. New meanings emerge through drama, costumes and group play, becoming a rich theatre ol the sell in which personal power and meaninglul activity predominate. Wheelchairs become props just like the costumes. Previously-taken polaroids are used in other photographs allowing rellection and the development of stories in which they have control over images both seen and taken. A poet once wrote ‘on the seashore ol endless worlds children play‘. In this show, play is taken seriously as a symbol at children‘s autonomy. Doing so subverts unhelplul and unkind social stigmatisation and lorces the viewer to rethink the boundaries ol disability. (Lorna Waite)
54'l'he List ‘) 33 March 1990