ART & EXHIBITIONS
mixed works will be on display throughout August. Next exhibition starts 14 Sept.
I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street. 557 1405. Mon—Fri 10.30am--5pm. Sat
10am «1.30pm. Sun 2—5pm.
Child's Play?: Growing up in Springbum 1940—1990 Until 23 Sept. Researched and to some extent dictated by local 8—12-year-olds. the exhibition traces the changes in a child's life over the last 50 years in Springburn through painting. photography. poetry“. sculpture and drawings.
You Must Remember This: The Story of Springburn‘s Cinemas Until 30 Oct. A nostalgic look at the old days of the golden screen: The Coffin. the 'I‘hree-Nineteen. the Oxford. the Kinema and others are featured.
I STIRLING'S LIBRARY Royal Exchange Square. 331 2668. Mon. Tue 10am—5pm. Thurs Ill—8pm. Fri & Sat 10am -5pm. Sun 2--5pm.
Glasgow City of Architecture Until 31 Oct. Models. artefacts. trail-maps and videos trace the city's architectural riches.
I STREET LEVEL 279—281 High Street. 552 2151. Wed>~Sat 11am-6pm;St1n 2—4pm. Calum Angus MacKay: By Fin, By Wing, By Hoof— Air ite eisg, air sgaith, aircrodhan Until 23 Sept. MacKay uses the carnerato record images of the Western Isles and draws on the area's history and folklore without resorting to nostalgia or sentimentality.
Digby Sym: The 905 in a Circle Until 23 Sept. Sytn is the second young photographer to benefit from Street Level's Emergent Photographers‘ Scheme. This exhibition. taking Glasgow's buses as its theme. is a ‘celebration of the experience ofpublic transport'. You may not think it an experience worth celebrating. but you should enjoy the photographs.
I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Tue-Sat “lam—5.30pm; Sun 2-—5.30pm.
Tagari Lia: My Family— Contemporary Aboriginal Art 1990 Until 2 Sept. The most comprehensive exhibition of new Aboriginal art to be shown outside Australia. ()ver40 artists are represented. including urban artd desert artists. Redback Graphix Until 2 Sept. A partnership of visual artists in Sydney which has sought to transform the visual culture associated with social movements ofthe 1970s. The exhibition includes prints designed by Redback and Aboriginal clients to heighten awareness of major issttes. such as the right toland ownership.
Thomas Lawson 8 Sept—6 ()ct. Paintings and installations with a critical ﬂavourto them by a Glasgow-born artist who has lived in New York for the last fifteen years.
TSWA Four Cities Projects Sept-28 Oct. A very major project involving artists from all over the world. (‘hallenged to create artworks outwith the fantiliar atmosphere of an art gallery. artists are also mounting works in Newcastle. Plymouth and Derry. Contact the Third Eye Centre for locations of the seven Glasgow artworks. I TRAMWAY Albert Drive. 423 9527. Daily l0am--10pm.
Next exhibition. The Glasgow Mela. starts 20 Sept.
I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 28 King Street.
552 4813. Mon—Sat noon-6pm.
Keith Piper 8—29 Sept. Piper is a London-based artist whose large-scale video arid film installation fills the whole gaHery.
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.
Tillicoultry Artists 1—25 Sept. WASPS mark their eight years helping artists who work in rural set-ups with this show of work by
Leila Galloway and Tony Cooper, New Work From 44, 44 Gallery.
The latest work from Leila Galloway and Tony Cooper is enigmatic and effectively transmits the potency and depth of the ideas with which the artists are concerned.
Galloway’s wire sculptures confront the aesthetics of hair and subvert its ietishized status as a symbol of female passivity and glamour. Hair is organically dead yet it is a referent of sexual vitality, strength and seductive, romantic love.
‘Lair' has a voluminous, threatening quality as masses of thin grey wire cascade in abundance from the gallery
wall where it seems rooted. In ‘Leash', a lush mane of wire bundles, falls and coils like snakes onto the gallery floor. This chaotic growth has resonances of the Rapunzel fairy tale, with its ideas of control and escape underscored by its dependence on the stereotype of the trapped maiden with the power to entrance. Galloway uses her titles to provide associations which question the form and meaning of appearance behind which may lie nothing other than fantasies and illusions.
Tony Cooper’s ‘Narce' is an extremely powerful piece of work in which his use of the gallery space is controlled and challenging. Walls covered in uniform, handmade white
. files of plaster cladding with a painted ' white floor form a passageway and
room which are illuminated by stark points of clinical light. The viewer is made aware of herself through feelings of sensory deprivation and a blurred visuoperceptuai reality in which outlines are blurred by the glare and emptiness. Attention is focused on the self which tries to define its personal relation to this impoverished environment.
Connected to the psychological and political function of space and design, this empty room is similar to security conditions for American political prisoners, yet it is also temple-like, an inner place of self reflection. It is the function which defines, rather than the structure itself. (Lorna J. Waite)
those who live in and around Stirling.
I WILLIAM HARDIE LTD 141 West Regent Street. 221 6780. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. Scottish paintings from the gallery‘s stock.
I THE ARCHITECTURE GALLERY 20 Chambers Street. 552 6821 . Tue—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Margaret Smith: Landscapes Until 8 Sept. Smith brings eight years spent studying Japanese sumi-e and llokusai to bear on her work in acrylic landscapes. described as ‘closest yet to Turner'. Husband Sam Francis is exhibiting down the road at the Talbot Rice Gallery.
I THE ASH GALLERY 156 Canongate. 556 2160. Mon—Sat l0am—6pm.
From Barga and Picinisco to Edinburgh via Venice, Florence, Lucca, Arena, San Gimignano, Orvieto and all those Scottish towns and villages on the road to Meikleseggle, including South Queensferry Until 29 Sept. Paintings. drawings and prints from Richard Demarco. ofcoursc. Dcmarco compares the architecture of Scotland and Italy and describes in his paintings and drawings his love of man-made spaces. built in harmony with nature.
20th Century Icon Series: In Defence of Sensuality Until 29 Sept. Mixed-media pieces from Jane MacAllister whose concern for the human condition leads her to explore the dialectics of physical and metaphysical.
I BARNES & FITZGERALD 47b George Street. 22f) 1305. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm.
Festival Exhibition Until 1 Sept. New work by Artist in Residence Adam Aaronson. also jewellery and paintings by local artists, includingJoanna Park. Linda Lewin. Jane Fletcher and Norman Adam. Baku Works and Monoprints by Berenice Alcock 8—29 Sept. Alcock's vessels are based on fossils and rock formations. while her figurative pieces draw on
still-life as well as imaginary inﬂuences. I LA BELLE ANGELE Ilasties Close. Cowgate (next to 369 Gallery). 225 2774. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm: Sat 11am-4pm. Tandanya: South to North Until 2 Sept. An exhibition of contemporary Aboriginal art presented by ‘Tandanya' ("The place of the red kangaroo‘), a unique Aboriginal art centre in Adelaide.
Mixed Show 10 Sept—1 Oct. Paintings. drawings and sculpture by local artists. The Environmental Mural Until 31 ()ct. Emphasising the beauty of Edinburgh and its surrounding countryside. the mural illustrates the problems we may face if environmental damage is not halted.
I BLUE MOON CAFE 60 Broughton Street. 556 2788. Mon—Sat noon--7pm.
Lorna Meikie: Printed Textiles 31 A ug— 14 Sept.
I BOURNE FINE ART 4 Dundas Street. 557 4050. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat l0am—1pm.
Painting in Glasgow 1880-1910 Until 31 Aug. Includes oils by Ilornel. Walton. Pringle. Gauld and Wells.
Thereafter. general exhibition ofScotttsh paintings. 1800—1950.
I CALTON GALLERY 10 Royal Terrace. 556 1010. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
Scots Aweighlz Scottish Marine and Coastal Paintings Until 1 Sept.
Also a display of 19th century Scottish paintings. including still-lifes. watcrcolours and some sculptures.
I CENTRAL LIBRARY George IV Bridge. 225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—8pm; Sat 9am—noon.
Capital Architecture: 150 Years of Architecture in Edinburgh Until 9 Oct. To celebrate their jubilee, the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland has organised an exhibition and a series of lectures - also at the library — with the aim of paying homage to Edinburgh‘s architectural past and addressing some new. controversial issues. Employmentand Mental Health: Potentials.
Challenges and Issues Until 14 Sept. Scottish Country Life Until 2QSept. Edinburgh at War 13 Sept— 1 3 Oct. I CITIZEN STUDIOS 19- 21 Assembly street. Leith. Daily noon—6pm. Behind the Metal Shutters: New Work by Leith Artists Until 8 Sept. A studio space set up by Edinburgh (‘ollege ofArt graduates artd now run by WASPS. Around twenty painters and sculptors are taking part in the exhibition. which aimsto bring in local people and show them a studio at work. I CITY ART CENTRE 2 Market Street. 225 2424 ext 6650. Mon Tue Sat 10am—6pm; Wed Thurs Fri lt)am--9pm; Sun l2—6pm. Licensed cafe. |D|. Sweat ofthe Sun: Gold of Peru tintil 30Sept. Pizarro and fellow t‘mtqur's(adores invaded the Inca empire in 1532 and strippedit bare of precious objects artd gold - revered as having mystical properties by the Incas who described it as ‘the sweatof the sun'. The Spanish melted down their golden spoils. but thanks to the Incas‘ burial customs. many gold and silver objects. as well as ceramics and beautiful textiles. survived. hidden away from the plundeters in elaborate tombs. A joint Peruvian-Scottish venture. the exhibition features surviving treasures from all Peru's pre-l lispanic cultures. I CITY CAFE 19 Blair Street. 2200125. Mort—Sat noon— lam; Sun noon—1 1pm. Archaos: Cirque Revolutionaire Until 13 Sept. A unique opportunity toget upclose to members of the seriously sexy French circus troupe without getting your head sawn off. Photographs by Gavin Iiwan. I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street. 2201260. Wed-Sun l2.30—5.30pm. The Spirit of Plastic tintil 9 Sept. An installation by Mark 1.atimer who will be in the gallery to discuss his work on Saturdays. Next exhibition. Contact TWO. starts 15 Sept. I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 931 1. Daily 10am-5pm. New British Ceramic Sculpture Until 9 Sept. All other exhibitions Ifntil 2 Sept. Yvonne Hawker: Shadows in Disguise-A Reflection l lawker reflects on the ('athars and the philosophy of dualism. which she studied during her stay in Limoux last year. Ofelia Rodriguez ( ‘olourfttl. bold paintings by a (‘olumbian artist. Eric Robertson: Landscapes Guri Le Riche The spirit ofAfghanistan. seen throttgh its artefaets. Mads Madsen Paintings from Denmark. Stephen Collingbourne and Aileen Keith informal works on paper. Alistair Mack: Paintings and Prints I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP AND GALLERY 2.3 I'nion Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat l0am~5.30pnl. Sam Francis: Recent Graphic Work s Sept. Includes many new etchings antl lithographs never previously exhibited. Next exhibition. Two Women Printmakers. starts 22 Se t. I FINE ART SDCIETY137fieorge Street. 2206370. Mon» l-‘ri 9.30am 5.30pm. Sat 10am-—1pm. James McBey1883—1959 Until 4 Sept. McBey is one of Britain‘s most talented printmakers and watercolourists. This exhibition ofover 50 works covers all aspects of his career. from First World War etchings to late works in Tangier. Next exhibition. Sir David Young Cameron 1855—1945 starts 15 Sept. I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 6776. 'I‘ue—I-‘ri 1 lam—6pm. Sat 10am--1pm. Caroline Buchanan: Watercolours Until 5 Sept. Well-known Edinburgh architect turned artist casts a loving eye over her native city. A Birthday Show 11-28 Sept. Flying Colours‘ birthday bash celebrates the last five years with a variety ofwatcrcolours. pastels andoils. I FORTY-FOUR 4-1 London Street. 557
BB'l‘hc List 31 August — 13 September 1990