ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
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ltattrral Sources Until 24 Mar. Paintings and drawings by Maureen Firm of birds in ﬂight, and landscapes by Lesley Burr. black and White 31 Mar-30 Apr. Recent drawings and constructions by accomplished Glasgow artist, lain Smith. I LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road, Milngavie , 956 2351 . Tue-Fri 1 1am—5pm and 7-9pm; Sat and Sun 2—5pm. Closed Mon.
leersaen All Clllb Annual Exhibition Until 31 Mar. Local talent on show.
The Marriage ol Figaro 7—22 April. Asa prelude to the Mainly Mozart festival , organised by the Kilmardinny Arts Guild, the gallery will be displaying some of the costumes and designs from Scottish Opera's Figaro , designed by John Byrne. Children's Art Exhibition 7—22 Apr. Work completed by children who attend the Lillie Art Gallery's art classes.
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 Mar. Paintings from the gallery's stock , mainly new paintings by l. Lesley Main. I MARYNILL ARTS CENTRE 1 1 Malloch Street, 945 3995. Mon-Thurs 2—9pm. Made it Iaryhiil 2—27 Apr. Sculptures, drawings, paintings, cartoons, photography and ceramics, all made at the Centre.
I ICLELLAN GALLERIES 270 Sauchiehall Street, 331 1854. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm (Thurs 10arn-10pm); Sun noon-6pm. Glasgow's Great erltish Art Exhibition 27 Mar-9 May. Spalding's Revenge, this is the show that the director of Glasgow City Art Galleries wanted in the ﬁrst place - instead of The British Art Show 1990. It concentrates on new work by Britain’s ﬁnest artistic talents including David Hockney, Gillian Ayres and John Bellany.
I MITCHELL LIGRARY North Street, 221 7030. Mon-Fri 9.30am-9pm; Sat 9.30am-5pm.
Glasgow Seeier oi Women Artists Until 20 Apr. Annual show featuring paintings, sculpture , photography and more , including a number of works by selected artists from San Francisco.
I 908 GALLERY 12 Otago Street, Kelvinbridge , 339 3158. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Natural Drder Until 4 Apr. The Dear Green Place with the emphasis on the green. Glasgow artists have been invited to examine the parks and nearby countryside , with some eccentric results. I NEW GLASGOW SOCIETY 1307 Argyle Street, 204 1582. Wed 1-9pm;Thurs—Sat 1-5pm.
Dal and Jennie Vaughan Until l3 Apr. An exhibition of work by the tramp: l’oeil artist who painted the escalator walls at Princes Square with portraits of famous Glaswegians.
I ONE Princes Square, 226 3032. Mon-Sat
r V: Five years oi Photogan In Fine Art, Glasgow School at Art. In-house art college exhibitions have a habit oi looking either complacently sell-congratulatory or embarrassineg bad. This is neither, though in retrospect it may turn out to be a watershed. The Fine Art Photography course has been up and running tor live years, long enough tor the iirst graduates to be through their post-graduate courses or linished with their ioreign scholarships, to have tested the water and be earning a living and making art (two. Catriona Grant and Martha McCulloch, lor example, have setup and are running the excellent Streetlevel Gallery). It’s long enough lor the course tutors, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Roger Palmer and Vaughan Judge, to have established their criteria and developed the course. The list at visiting artists Is impressive (including ian Hamilton Finlay, Sue Arrowsmlth, Sharon ltiveland, Hamish Fulton, David Nash and Prade Malde). The exhibition Is thus both a celebration ol having survived the dodgy initial years- In a time ol ever-increasing cuts; It is also (despite including as many present and past students and visiting artist/tutors as possible) a careiully considered statement at intent.
Although there is a huge variety in the work on show, there is a discemibie
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overall sensibility. Students and mature artists (the show integrates their work) are interested In exploring means ol representation, rather than accepting representation as straightlorward and unproblematic; with a majority ol the pieces the viewer ls made to work at looking, and thereiore to question the way she or he looks at things. This Is not the place lor budding David Baileys. There is alien an interest In the body, though bodies are never turned into objects and represented as ’the nude’. Many ol the works are In two or more parts, juxtaposing images or parts of images. In this way the viewer’s space is disorientated, olten pleasurably, sometimes problematically, sometimes poeticaily. Thomas Joshua Cooper, course leader, is known internationally lor his metaphoric use ol landscape; students come irom tar and wide speciiically to study with him. It's known for being a tough course. Yet it is clear that despite his huge, potentially overwhelming energy, the department is not merely turning out Cooper-clones. Instead, the students rigorously question every way oi seeing; that is the department’s strength. Picking out the work 01 Individual students would be invidious; It's a thoughtlui, important exhibition. (Hilary Robinson)
10am-7pm; Sun 11.30am—5pm. Anne Kelly Until 30 Mar. Hand-crafted rugs designed and made by the artist. Stuart Parker 2-28 Apr. Portraits by a Glasgow artist. I PROVANO'S LORDSHIP Castle Street. 554 0223. Mon-Sat 10am—Spm; Sun 2—5pm. Glasgow In 1955 Until 28 Mar. An exhibition from the People‘s Palace photography collection. Sheitleston 1—30 Apr. Another month and another area of Glasgow gets the photographic scrutiny at Provand‘s. I SCOTTISH MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE 8—10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. 25 Years at Caricature Theatre Until 28 Mar. An exhibition celebrating a quarter-century of puppetry by the Cardiff-based group. I THE SHELTER GALLERY Renfrew Court, 334 6386. llam-l 1pm. Jim Paterson Until 30 Mar. New paintings, mainly completed during his year in Amsterdam. I SPRINGGURN MUSEUM Ayr Street, 557 1405. Mon-Fri 10.30am—5pm, Sat 10am—4.30pm, Sun 2—5pm. Get Knitted Until 1 Apr. Knitting, old and new, that the inhabitants of Springburn have indulged in. Jam Socks and Television: The John Logie Baird Story 7-29 Apr. The life of the eccentric inventor is charted by this exhibition on loan from the Collins Gallery. I STIRLING'S LIBRARY Royal Exchange Square, 331 2668. Mon, Tue lOam—Spm. Thurs 10—8pm. Fri & Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—Spm. Glasgow City at Architecture Until 31 Oct. Models, artefacts, trail-maps and videos try and trace the city‘s architectural riches. I STREET LEVEL 279—281 High Street, 552 2151 . Weds—Sat 11am—6pm; Sun 2—4pm. Lost at Sea Until 1 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 of local birds. I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 . Tue—Sat lOam—5.30pm; Sun 2—5.30pm. Steven Campbell: Dn Form and Fiction Until 29 Apr. His first solo show in Glasgow takes over both galleries. The larger gallery has been wallpapered with 150 unframed drawings, while the smaller gallery has five of his oil paintings. On 31 March there will be an informal guided tour of the exhibition with critic Euan MeArthur. I TRAMWAY THEATRE Albert Drive , 423 9527. Mon-Sat 2-6.30pm. David Mach: Here To Stay Until 29 Apr. The peripatetic Dundee graduate has been working on another of his large-scale sculptures, this time the Tramway provides the venue and approximately 150 tons of mags provide the raw material. Mr
Photographs by Andy Wiener
315i March - 28th April
Saturday 3 let March ,4pm Andy Wiener will be in the gallery to talk about his work and sign copies of the book Cautionary Tales
Admission £1.50, Friends Free. Gallery open : Tues - Sat 11am - 5.30pm. Admission Free. 105 High Street, Edinburgh, 031 557 1140 Stills
Stills Gallery is subsidized by the Scottish Arts Council and the City oi Edinburgh District Council
CO The List 23 March - 5 April 1990