Recent paintings from a husband and wife team.

New exhibitions start in February.

I LANGSIDE GALLERY 26—28 Battlefield Road. 649 8888. Mon—Sat 9am—12.30pm. 1-5.30pm.

Christmas Exhibition Until 29 Dec. Mixed works from British. American and Israeli artists: Roy Fairchild. Kim Raymond, Roy Hutchinson. Stanley Andrews and ER. Sturgeon.

Thereafter. a general show ofprints. watercolours. oils and pastels.

I LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road. Milngavie. 956 2351 ext 226. Tue-Fri 11am—5pm and 7-9pm; Sat and Sun 2—5pm. Closed Mon.

Laurel Bank at the Lillie Until 20 Dec. Work collected by friends of Laurel Bank School over the century. including Hunter. Peploe. McTaggart. Eardley. Redpath. Houston and many more.

New exhibitions start mid-January.

I MARYNILL ARTS CENTRE 1 1 Malloch Street. 945 3995. Mon-Fri 10am-lpm, 2—5pm.

Snap, Slap, Stitch and Daub Until 21 Dec. Not a new kind of surrealist cereal. but work from MAC‘s winter workshops including photography. ceramics. needlework. painting and drawing. Gallery closed until 7 Jan. Exhibitions unconfirmed.

I MCLELLAN GALLERIES 270 Sauchiehall Street. 331 1854. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Thurs 10am-10pm; Sun noon—6pm. Closed 25 Dec and 1 Jan.

Scotland Creates: 5000 Years of Art and Design Until 1 Apr 1991. The firstever collaboration between Scotland‘s national galleries. libraries. and museums. this exhibition spans the country‘s entire history of artistic production. The central theme is Scotland as a land ofopposites. with contrasts explored through exhibits. from painting and sculpture to furniture and industrial design.

I MITCHELL LIBRARY North Street. 221 7030. Mon—Fri 9.30am—9pm; Sat 9.30am—5pm.

Letterto Van Gogh irom Hell Until 31 Dec. Oil paintings. drawings and writings by Saad. an Iraqi artist. once a political detainee. now a refugee in Glasgow. Organised by Amnesty International. Landscape to Realism Throughout January. Paintings by Andrew Hay. the Glasgow City Libraries Artist-in- Residence for 1990.

I NEW GLASGOW SOCIETY 1307 Argyll Street. 334 0202.

Glasgow Stained Glass Until 29 Dec. The wealth of Glasgow's stained glass from the Victorian and Edwardian periods. along with work by contemporary artists.

I 908 GALLERY 12 Otago Street. Kclvinbridge. 339 3158. Mon—Sat lilam—bpm.

A First Christmas Until 31 Dec. Work by artists who have exhibited during 1990. led by the vibrant mythologics ofCampbcIi Smith. 1 Next exhibition Contemporary Colourists


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Joni Mic I if I Art Centre, Edinburgh.

Once upon a time the young ladies of the bourgeoisie were taught various arts to a level oi competence deemed

suitable ior their biological emotional make-up and ior

amusement and entertainment oi the others around them. Singing and

playing instruments, painti

drawing in particular were the directions in which women’s creativity

was channelled and the me

which it was controlled. Women were

encouraged to llit irom one another, staying domestic,

getting too serious, thus leaving the

task oi making real music a

visual art up to those equipped to do so

-the men. More recently, though, m

have had the sneaking suspicion that you don’t need balls to be an artist.

However, it is noticeable th of us that earlier diversity h

sacrificed in order to concentrate energy more productively. The 18th century painter Angelica Kaulimann produced a seli-portrait showing

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hersell choosing between the arts oi painting and music. She chose painting, was a iounder member at the Royal Academy and a line painter. Kate Millet, best known here ior herwriting, is a sculptor. There are others, but they are the exception rather than the rule.

One more exception is Joni Mitchell. The exhibition oi her paintings at the City Art Centre is accompanied by the insistence that these are private paintings, not produced with exhibitions in mind, produced lor personal reasons. The ‘Diary’ title indicates the same. It is noticeable though that through the 80s, when she has exhibited her paintings tor the iirst time, she has also produced iewer albums. This may be coincidental; but ii she continues exhibiting the point will have to come where she admits that these are not merely private works. At that point a more rigorous criticism will be appropriate. Suffice it to say that her extraordinary skills are still mainly in her music, and that at the moment I would rather live with a Joni Mitchell album than a painting. (Hilary Robinson)

starts 12 Jan.


Library. 348 Byres Road. 339

Mon—Fri 9.30am—8pm; Sat 9.30am— 1 pm.

2—5pm. Closed Wed.

Surrealist Tendencies Until 7 Jan. Works


by over twenty Scottish artists. whose work “uses the image in a poetic orironic manner to introduce a mood or make a statement.‘

I POLLOK HOUSE 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 6320274. Mon—Sat lilam—Spm: Sun

noon-6pm; open until 10pm Wed. The Enid Goidblatt Collection Until 31 Jan. A selection of around 100 pieces from the collection of 18th century continental porcelain amassed by Glasgow-born Enid Goldblatt.

I THE ROWAN GALLERY 36 Main Street. Drymen. 0360 60996. Mon—Sun 10am—5pm.

Christmas Show and ‘Somethin' Else' Until 23 Dec. Small paintings along with William Grandison‘s original illustrations for Somethin' Else 50s Life and Style. including portraits of 50s idols and icons: Marilyn Monroe. Elvis. pink Cadillacs and bubble cars.

Mixed Exhibition Throughout January. Paintings. ceramics and glass by contemporary Scottish artists.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm;opcn until 8pm on performance dates.

Pheona Kerr: Recent Paintings Until 18Jan. Moira McLennaghan: Textiles Until 18Jan. I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street, 557 1405. Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat 10am—4.30pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Up Oor Close, Roon Oor Back Untilearly 1991. Jean Faley has helped the museum rc-create the room and kitchen in Gourlay Street where she grew up. More than a reconstruction. the exhibition is a theatrical evocation oftime and place. using period furniture. sound effects and music as recalled by Faley.

Springbum 2000 Until early 1991. Make way for an explosion of creativity. as local people and artists join forces. giving artistic expression to their hopes for the Spingburn of the year 2000.

I STREET LEVEL 279—281 High Street. 552 2151. Wed-Sat 11am—6pm; Sun 2—4pm. Glasgow 1990 Until 20 Jan. Four Scottish photographers set down for posterity their assessment of Glasgow‘s year as ‘Cultural Capital of Europe'. Kevin Low and Jim McLean with a series ofportraitsof various subjects. and John Bonis and Tricia Malley with studies ofaudicnce reaction to events.

I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 . Tue-Sat 10am-5.30pm: Sun 2—5.30pm.

Expressions Until 10 Feb. Part of TEC‘s ambitious Points East season ofnew work from Bulgaria. Czechoslovakia. Hungary. Poland. Romania. the Soviet Union and Britain. There will also be a series oftalks on the subject of New ()pporlunitiesforthe Arts 11—16 Dec.

I TRAMWAY Albert Drive. 423 9527. Daily mam—10pm.

New North Until 27 Jan 1991. Acelebration of contemporary art from the North of Britain. including paintings. sculpture and photography. revealing the diversity of approaches and ideas in Northern art.

I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 28 King Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat noon—6pm.

Wishiul Thinking Until 27 Jan. Closed 22 Dec—4 Jan. Mixed works by Glasgow-based artists Jaqueline Byrnc.


compass gallery

17s west regent st. glasgow g2 4rl scotland. oil-221 6370

22nd CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION Paintings, Prints, Ceramics, Sculpture, Jewellery Monday - Saturday

10.00 - 5.30

Through New Year

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The Winter Collection Small British Paintings & Drawings including Crosbie, Cadell, Fergusson, William Miller Frazer, W.A. Gibson, Gillies, Leslie Hunter, Howson, George Houston, William Johnstone, Jack Knox, James Kay, McCance, J. McLauchlan Milne, James Paterson, Peploe, Redpath and others.

Monday-Saturday 9.30-5.30 until Mid January

56 The List 21 December 1990— 10 January 1991