ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
THE COMPASS CONTRIBUTION
21' YEARS OF CONTEMPORARY ART 1969 - 1990
101h May - 24th June 1990 10am - 10pm daily. Free.
Sponsor : NS Macfarlane Charitable Trust
Also at COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. Glasgow
JOHN BELLANY Watercolours & Drawings 5th - 3151 May 1990
é; Funded from Glasgow District
The Scottish Arts Council
Couricd's Festivals Budget.
I WASPS 26 King Street. 552 0564. 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.
Paintings by Rock Aun Teh (Mayfest) 5—26 May. Large scale fusions oforiental calligraphy and western imagery form the basis of Hock Aun‘s work.
I WILLIAM HARDIE LTD 141 West Regent Street. 221 6780. Mon-Fri l0am—5pm. Independent Painting in Glasgow1940-1955 (Mayfcst) 11—26 May. Paintings by Donald Bain. Louise Annand and William Crosbic among others.
I THE ASH GALLERY 156 (‘anongate . 556 2160. Tue—Sat 10.30am-6pm; Weds 2—l0pm.
Parallel Lines Until 3 Jun. An installation and graphic works accompany a book which was co-written by Angus Reid and Polish artist Tomasz Kitlinski.
I BARNES G FITZGERALD 47b George Street. 2201305.Mon—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm.
.Paintings by Jane Fletcher Until 12 May. Drawings and paintings inspired by her time in Zambia and by recent trips tothe Mediterranean.
I LA BELLE ANGELE llasties Close. (‘owgate (next to 369 Gallery). 225 2774. Mon—Fri l0am—5pm; Sat 1 lam—4pm. Mixed Show Until 1 Jun. An exhibition of work by local artists.
I BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street. 557 4050. Mon-Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am-1pm.
Scottish Painting 1800—1950.
I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri l0am—6pm; Sat lilam—lpm.
The Spring Exhibition Until 26 May. Paintings. mainly Scottish landscapes in oils and watercolours by over 100 British
369 Artists (so to speak) will be painting the Forth Bridge. This is how Rod McLaurin sees himself.
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Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 1050-350
56‘) (iallery ts subsidised by the Scottish Arts (Zounetl and the (lily of Edinburgh
and European artists 1750—1940.
I CENTRAL LIBRARY George lV Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—8pm; Sat ()am—noon.
Better Gorgie/Dalry Campaign Until 9 May. Photographs and text taken front the campaign to improve the area's image. Scottish Book Printing 1507-1988 11) May—21 Jun. 481 years ofScottish printing.
I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm. Licensed cafe. [1)].
Dinosaurs Alive! Until 3 Jun. Stillswishing. roaring and snapping away and still pulling in the crowds are the seven adult and three baby dinosaurs that have been resurrected in the (‘ity Art Centre. The rejuvenation comes courtesy of a few tricks of the trade from an American firm who specialise in such computer wizardry. I COLLECTIVE GALLERY I6611igh Street. 2201260.Wed—Sun l2.30—5.30pm. Againstthe Rhythm Until 5—27 May. New work by Robert Daru.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 22‘) 931 l. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm. Sculpture work from the School of Sculpture will be on show in the Andrew (irant Gallery. The next major exhibition will not be until the Degree Shows 16-25 June.
I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Works From the Printmaker's Workshop 12—31 May. A selection of work from their extensive stock ofprints. I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY LIBRARY George Square. 667 101 l ext6611. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm. A Remarkable Improvement Until 29.lun. An exhibition that traces the history of food and drink in Scotland. I FILMHDUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Mon—Sat noon—l 1pm; Sun 6.30-1 1pm. Pictures oi People Until 31 May. Photographs of Edinburgh residents by local photographer Tim Curtis. I FINE ART SOCIETY 137 George Street. 220 6370. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat l0am—lpm. British Arts 1800-1950 Until 2 Jun. Paintings from the Society‘s collection. I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 6776. Tue—Fri 11am—6pm. Sat 10am—lpm. Eastand West Until 9 May. Glasgow-trained Sally Carlaw and Edinburgh-trained Jane Rutherford exhibit their paintings. in this pan-M8 exhibition. Alexandra Haynes 17 May—4 Jun. Vibrant
I oil-paintings ofcrayfish. Cheltenham and
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Edinburgh Salutes Glasgow, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh.
‘Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet’. So wrote Rudyard Kipling. but one could be forgiven for thinking that he was referring to the relationship between Glasgow and Edinburgh artists. The exhibition at The Scottish Gallery, put together in response to the City of Culture (why does it need this event to provoke such an initiative?) shows work by Glasgow artists, a number of whom are rarely exhibited in Edinburgh.
It's a dodgy project to organise an exhibition around geographical location, proposing that as enough of a theme for a successful exhibition. But it hangs togetherwell. There is no clear ‘Glasgwegian ldentity’ emerging from the show; rather, it seems a continuation of the Scottish Gallery eye for domestic work (as opposed to that which would appearto have little future outside a gallery situation). There are a smattering of the traditional genres of landscapes, portraits and still-lifes— energetic dams from Duncan Shanks, sub-Cezanne from George Devlin; an
odd group portrait from David Donaldson - most of it competent, nothing to frighten the horses or induce apoplexy in ancient uncles. Mary Gallagher's succulent still-life, Fat Roses, is the most interesting of these works.
Beyond the traditionally-presented genre works are small pieces by Howson, Knox, Wiszniewski, and John Byrne. Byrne's self-portrait can hardly be seen behind highly reflective glass; Knox shows two covetable small drawings — one an unusual dark seascape with birds — and a less successful, Iargerpalnting. Likewise, Howson’s two paintings are slight, the pastel drawing slicker (maybe he’s been studying Kitai’s pastels). A smashing group of work from Glasgow Print Studio includes a strong piece by Elaine Kowalskl, and Wiszniewskl's The Sculptor's Nightmare, where he seems to have given away more than he meant to. Among the 30 work, John Creed‘s forged bookends are fine; Jacki Parry's beautiful paper sculptures suffer from their mode of presentation - they need space ratherthan cramped glass cabinets. (Hilary Robinson)
74The List4— 17 May 1990