1990 PREVIEW MAY
As one of Glasgow 1990’s ’
two official publications, The Listwill offer
comprehensive, up-to-date guides to what’s on throughout the year. In this month‘s preview. we look ahead to events beginning on or
' before Thursday 31 May. This selection of highlights mainly comprises events which are not officially part of Mayfest. Full Mayfest listings and previews will be included in our next issue. Events which begin before Thursday 3 May are described in greater detail in the appropriate listings sections ofthis issue.
THEATRE AND DANCE
I Crow The Tron company in their own adaptation of Ted Hughes‘ poem sequence. Until Sun 13 May.Tron.
I Mother Courage Glenda Jackson stars in the Citizens‘Iproduction of the Brecht play. Fri 4 May-Sat 2 June. Citizens‘ Theatre.
I Paddy's Market Tony Roper's first play since The Sreamie is a celebration of Glasgow‘s famous street market. Thurs 10 May—Thurs 21 June. Tron.
I The Bearers of Bad News Belgian dancer Wim Vandekeybus. whose What The Body Does Not Remember was highly acclaimed when performed in Glasgow. returns with a new piece ofphysical theatre. Sun 13 Ma7. 7pm.£5(£2.50). Mitchell Theatre.
I The Ottsiti Variations The world premiere of this new one-woman show. written and performed by Marcella Evaristi. Tue lS—Sun 20 May. Tron.
I Young Europeans The Scottish Ballet's Tramway debut. featuring new work from leading young choreographers. Thurs I7—Sat l9 May.Tramway.
I The Lambs of God Benedict Scott‘s tragic tale of life in a Glasgow slum in the I930s was first performed in I948. Members of that original cast will appear in this Clyde Unity Theatre production. Sat l9—Mon 21 May. Old Athenaeum Theatre; Tue 22 May. Drumchapel CEC; Wed 23 May. Shettleston CEC; Thurs 24 May. Milton CEC; Fri 25 May. Springurn College.
I A Provincial Story The Marjanishvili Academic Theatre from Georgia perform. in their native language. this domestic drama by Lali Rosseba. Tue 22—Thurs 24 May. The Arches. Glasgow's Glasgow.
I Othello Shakespeare‘s tragedy performed in Georgian by the Marjanishvili Academic Theatre. Fri 25-Sat 26 May. Mitchell Theatre.
I Terra Amata The world premiere of Theatre de Complicite‘s look at the strains faced by immigrants trying to come to terms with a new culture. Wed 23 May—Sun 3 June. Tron.
I Curious George The Gregory Nash dance group perform the British premiere of their new work. Wed 23 May. Mitchell Theatre.
I The Guid Sisters A revival ofthe award-winning production. set in a poor area of Montreal in I965. Tue 29 May—Sat 9June. Clyde Theatre.
ART AND EXHIBITIONS
I Made In Maryhill Sculpture. drawing. painting. photography and more from users of the Centre. Until Fri 27 Apr. Maryhill Arts Centre. I James Morrison: The Glasgow Paintings A series of portraits of the old Glasgow tenements from the I960s. reassembled from private collections. Until Fri 27 Apr. William llardie Ltd. Washington Gallery. I Menagerie Sculptures. drawings and prints of animals by Dhruva Mistry. Shona Kinloch. Sophie Ryder. Nicola llieks. Maria Greenshields. Geoffrey Dashwood and Michael Ouane. Until Sat 28 Apr. Glasgow Print Studio. I Alison Watt Recent work from the award-winning Glasgow portraitist. Until Sun 29 Apr. Art Gallery and Museum. Kclvingrove. I The Art of the Print ll Covering the 19th and 20th centuries. this show features work by Turner. Constable. Degas. Lautrec. Picasso. Matisse. Klee and Kandinsky. Until Sat 28 Apr. llunterian Art Gallery. I David Mach - Here To Stay Sculptures made out of 100 tons of old magazines from the wackoexperimentalist. Until Sun 29 Apr. Tramway. I Steven Campbell: Dn Form and Fiction The first one-man show in his native city by Campbell. one of the most successful Scottish painters of the past decade. including new paintings and their preparatory sketches. Until Sun 29 Apr.
Third Eye Centre. I Old Shettleslon Compiled from the People's Palace photography collection. Until Mon 30 Apr. Provand‘s Lordship. I Urban Spacemen work by four Scottish artists— Ed Buckley. Gavin Roberts.Tom Campbell and Sidney Jordan — all known for their illustrations of space travel. l'ntil Wed 2 May. 90s Gallery. I Travels to St Kilda and other Scottish Islands iitchings by Norman Ackroyd. combining his visit last summer to St Kilda with earlier journeys to otherislands. Until Thurs 3 May. Compass Gallery. I Group 81 A selection of paintings and sculpture from six members ofthe Glasgow group. Until Thurs 3 May. lIiIlhead Library. I Danger Overhead Paintings and prints by Dominic Ryder. Until Fri 4 May. The Shelter. I Glasgow's Great British Art Exhibition A strong contingent of Glasgow artists-- Steven Conroy. Ken Currie and Peter llowson - complement works by other well-known names such as David Hockney. Until Wed 9 May. McLellan Galleries. I Henry Moore Bronzes Nine works by the famous British sculptor. dating from 1948 to [98-1. in the perfect setting. Until 14 Oct. Pollok Country Park. I The Sugared Imagination Can anything so ephemeral as cake icing really have any social or artistic significance? See the exhibition and judge for yourself. Until Tue 10 May. People's Palace. I Hanging Gardens of Central Asia Exhibition of Asian and Ottoman Turkish embroidery. much of it originally made as part of wedding dowries. Until Fri 29 June. Burrell Collection. I See Glasgow. See Culture The work of more than twenty Scottish cartoonists.
including such luminaries as MacCormick.
Gall. Rod. and John Glashan. Tue l—Mon 14 May. Parkhead Forge.
I Giants. Gems and Jewels Drawings and prints by the science fantasy illustrator Moebius. growing crystals. and sculptured lava from Mount Etna -' with a background of specially commissioned ambient music. Until Sun 2 Sept. lIunterian Museum.
I A Festival OI Banners The memberstates of the European Community are represented by a series of banners. each depicting an internationally known artist from one of the 12 countries. Until Sat 6 May. Princes Square.
I Dependents Mixed show by five artists who have had to produce their work while surviving off some kind ofstate benefit. Prince Charles' watercolours of Italy will not. alas. be exhibited. Until Sat 28 Apr. Transmission Gallery.
I Diagram at an Object A newly completed. permanent work by Dhruva Mistry. well known for his sculptures at the Garden Festival. Eight feet high. the work stands at the top of the stepsleading from lIiIlhead Street to the lIunterian Art Gallery. From 23 Apr.
I Hannah Frew Paterson Embroidery from I963 to the present. Until Sat 5 May. Newbery Gallery. Glasgow School of Art. I Glasgow‘s Glasgow Underneath Central Station. in a space unvisited for two generations. the lllllll-year history ofthe city is explored through video. theatrical performances and a vast range ofexhibits. Until Mon 5 Nov. The Arches. Midland Street.
I Julio Gonzalez Forty sculptures. supplemented by drawings. frotn the influential artist whose .llmtserrar. about the Spanish Civil War. was exhibited alongside Picasso‘s (i‘uerm't‘u in Paris in 1937. Organised by London‘s South Bank Centre. this retrospective should help re-establish the importance ofthis sculptor who. despite playing an important role in the development ofthe artform this century. is currently little known in this country. Sat 21 Apr—Sun 3 June. Art Gallery and Museum.
I Royal Photographic Society Annual Exhibition 143 prints. selected from the original entry of over 3000. ranging from microscopic photographs to telescopic images ofthe galaxy. Tue 24 Apr—Fri I I May. Eastwood House.
I Henry Moore: SculptorAl Work The artist‘s working methods are displayed in an exhibition designed to complement Moore‘s sculptures. currently being displayed itt Pollok Park. Sat 28 Apr—Sat 26 May. Lillie Art Gallery.
I Paintings From China Works by Professor Chang Bai Li and his daughter Li Bai Li. Mon 30 Apr—Thurs 24 May. lnterdec Gallery.
I The Jessop Collection - Images of Steam Railway images in oils and photographs from David Weston and Colin Garratt. Tue 1 May—Mon 24 Sep.Transport Museum.
I Art From the Frontline Slates Contemporary works from Tanzania. Zimbabwe. Mozambique. Zambia and Angola. Tue I May—Sun 3June. Art Gallery and Museum. Kclvingrove.
I Particit Photographs of the area from the People‘s Palace collection. Tue l—Thurs 31 May. Provand's Lordship.
I McGrigor Donald Sculpture Prize Exhibition A sales exhibition of the fifteen winning entries. Wed 2—Sun 20 May. Art Gallery and Museum. Kclvingrove.
I Camille Pissarro Over 50 paintings. drawings and watercolours by one ofthe leaders of Impressionism. including several of the city‘s own Pissarros. Fri4 May—Sun 17 June. Burrell Collection.
I Mayfest Dazzle The biggest ever exhibition in the city ofContemporary jewellery. from over 50 of the world‘s leading designers. Fri 4 May—Sat 2 June. Princes Square.
IOThe List 20 April — 3 May 1990