ART & EXHIBITIONS
and mixed media work by this Glasgow-based artist.
Christmas Exhibition 27 Nov—Jan 1991 . ()ils. watercolours. ceramics. glassware and jewellery.
I TRAVERSE THEATRE l 12 Grassmarket. 2262633. Tue~Sat l lam— 10pm: Sun 6—lilpm.
The Christmas Cracker 3 Dee-l an 1991 . Mixed works on a seasonal theme.
I WASPS Studio (iallery. Patriot Ilall. Henderson Row. Stockbridge. 225 1289. Mon-«Sat l 1am—5pm; Sun 2— 5pmon exhibition daysonly.
No exhibition at present.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
I CORNERSTONE GALLERY (‘athedral Square, (1786 823696. Mon—Sat 9.3(larn—53ilpm; Sun 2-—5.3i1pm. Christmas Exhibition 25 Nov—23 Dec. New works by ten artists includingloltn Bathgate. Senga Murray and Fiona ('antwell.
I DICK INSTITUTE lilmbank Avenue.()563 26401. Daily 10am—8pm; Wed and Sat 10am—5pm.
Contemporary '90 29 Nov-5 Jan. Mixed exhibition of paintings. prints. sculpture. ceramics and jewellery; many items for sale.
I CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE 93 North Street. (1334 74610. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Submarine Until 2 Dec. Inspired by the wreckage of the scuttled (ierman ﬂeet off Scapa Flow. Orkney. and the image oithe steel earcases rusting underwater. Tom McKendrick's exhibition exploresthe deep through paintings. drawings and 100 ceramic submarines.
Memory. Balance. Love Until 2 Dee. Photographs by I’radip Malde.
Vanity is Sanity l landmade shoes. from witty decorative footwear to practical walking shoes.
I ALLAN PARK GALLERY The Studio. 23 Allan Park. (1786 71411. Mon-Sat lilam—Spm (Wed lilam—lpm).
Portrait and Children's Exhibition Until 27 Nov. Work in oil and pastels by four portrait artists. along with portrait head sculptures. The children's exhibition includes pictures. dolls' houses. rocking horses and lots more.
Christmas Exhibition 3t) Nov—24 Dec. Paintings by contemporary Scottish and 19th century British artists and a wide range of Christmas gifts including glassware. ceramics and jewellery.
I SMITH ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Dumbarton Road. (1786 71917. Tue-Fri noon—5pm; Sat li).3(lam—5pm; Sun 2—5pnr
Elspeth Lamb's ‘The Goat' irom ‘Touchstones'.
Elspeth Lamb: Touchstones, Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop.
According to my dictionary, a touchstone is a black stone used ior testing gold, and, by extension, has
come to mean any criterion by which things can be judged. It is the name that Elspeth Lamb has given to a series at prints iormed into a book; it is also the title oi her present exhibition at the Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop (transierred irom Glasgow Print Studio).
The name suits the work. The book is oi lithographs in gold on black paper; the quality oi printing throughout the exhibition (mainly lithographs, with a iew monotypes) is excellent; and the slightly alchemal ieel to the title is reilected in the use oi symbols which resonate with the viewer, but which cannot be iuliy identiiied or ‘read’ in a literal iashion. There is a recurring heart shape which sprouts two horns, almost like birds heads; by reading the catalogue you can lind out that this was
one at a number oi symbols that Lamb
iound carved at a Greek Orthodox monastery, which, although still used, could no longer be explained (or perhaps could not be explained to the outsider?). This use oi ancient symbols which could provoke a response, while no longer carrying a iixed or dogmatic meaning, allows Lamb a ireedom that a more didactic use oi symbolism would iorbid. It also allows the viewer space ior reilection, questioning and tree-association when looking at the work.
This might imply that the show is quite cerebral. Although it does exercise the imagination, it is’aiso sensual, with a glorious use oi colour and texture. Some oi the prints (apart irom the book) are printed onto black paper, giving a rich, almost velvety undertone to the colours— in the same way that Braque sometimes used to paint onto a black, rather than white-primed canvas to add extra depth. It is an exhibition that can be enjoyed by both body and mind. (Hilary Robinson)
Diverse Cultures Until 2 Dec. An exhibition organised by the Crafts Council. featuring 29 British craftspeople. all from ethnic minority communities. which aims to demonstrate the richness of multi-cultural Britain. The wide variety of work on show. including silk textile designs. sculptural ceramics and pottery. reveals eclectic inﬂuences from cultures around the world.
On the Sheli? Until June 1991. A new exhibition drawn from the Smiths
A selective round-up oi Museums, running in alphabetical order.
I BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm. Cafe. [D]
A veritable treasure trove of art collected by Edwardian tycoon William Burrell.
I DOME OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda. Govan Road. 417 1792. £2 (£1 ). Tue—Sun 10am—5.3()pm. Science and technology interactive exhibition. which includes 31) images. a vertical roundabout and an air
I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM (ilasgow University. University Avenue. 339 8855. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.3ilam— 1 pm. Medals oi the Renaissance Until 31 Dec. Giant Steps oi Mankind A permanent exhibition which illustrates the early stages of human development using life-size models. diagrams and casts of original skulls.
A Sense oi Touch Until 31 Dec. A rare opportunity to handle all those exciting objects usually kept in glass cases.
I THE MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin Hall. 1 Bunhouse Road. 427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
I PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 5540223. Mon—Sat lilam—Spm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. Disabled access by arrangement.
A nerrterr Arraierr Until 13 Jan. liight hundred years of Glaswegians havinga good time.
I POLLOK HOUSE 2060 I’ollokshaws Road. 6320274. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Wed lilam—lilpm; Sun noon~6pm.
The Enid Goldbiatt Collection Until 31 Jan 1991.
I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station). 557 1405. Mon—Fri 1(l.3ilam—5pm; Sat lilam—4pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Winner of the 1989 Award for Social and Industrial 1 listory and described as the first real community museum in Britain.
I CANONGATE TOLDOOTH Royal Mile. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
The People's Story The Museum relates the story ofthe people of Edinburgh. told in their own words and through photographs and re-created tableaux.
I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424. Mon—Sat lilam—6pm.
I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
The Work oi Angels Until 111 Feb 1991 . (‘eltic masterpieces from the 6th—9th centuries AD. including medieval secular and ecclesiastical metalwork and castsof several important sculpture stones. drawn from museums in Ireland. France. Italy and Scandinavia as well as Scotland and England.
Pots Not At The Pans Until 1 Mar 1991.
I SOUTH OUEENSFERRY MUSEUM Iliin Street Queensferry 331 1590. Mon. Thurs—Sat 10am—1pm. 2. 15—5pm: Sun 2—5pm.
The Bridges. the Burgh and the People As part of the celebrations for the Forth Rail Bridge Centenary. an exhibition about the bridges and aspects of life in South Queensferry.
Handpainted polished clay cats from Tonala, Jalisco, Mexico
£29.50; £17.95; £4.99
tiles, ceramics, jewellery, weavings, masks, music and other folk crafts from Mexico, Central & South America.
Over 10 years direct trade with dozens of families in Latin America.
16 Victoria Street (Nr. Grassmarket, Edinburgh). Tel: 031 226 6695 Wholesale and Retail
THE FINE ART SOCIETY
Recent Work by CHRISTINE MeARTHUR 1 - 22 December 134 Blythswood Street, Glasgow G2 4EI.. Telephone: 041 332 4027 LEONARD ROSOMAN Recent Paintings Until 15 December
137 George Street, Edinburgh EI-IZ 4JY. Telephone: 03] 556 0305
Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30; Sat 10-1.
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