ART & EXHIBITIONS
2 Feb. Collins was born in 1940and learned to sculpt while in Barlinnie Prison‘s Special Unit. These sculptures and drawings are of animals in Edinburgh Zoo. and will be displayed in the 200's grounds when the exhibition closes. Andrew Walken Palntings Until 2 Feb. Walker‘s changing styles are remniscent of Klee. Picasso and Picabia, but his images are nonetheless also highly personal.
New Talent Until 2 Feb. Work by sixteen recent graduates of Scottish art schools.
I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri 11am-6pm; Sat 10.30am—4pm.
DI Castles, Cottages and Coastlines Until 26 Jan. Works by William Fergusson.
I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 Grassmarket. 226 2633. Tue—Sat 11am—10pm: Sun 6—10pm.
The Show Must Go On: New Work by Andrew Smith 5 Feb—l7 Mar. Smith turns his ‘wicked sense of humour‘ on the theatre— actors and audiences — and the experiences of everyday thespian folk.
I WASPS Studio/Gallery. Patriot Hall. Henderson Row. Stockbridge. 225 1289. Mon—Sat 11am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. No exhibition at present.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES Alloway
I MACLAURIN ART GALLERY Rozelle Park. Monument Road. 0292 45447. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm.
Sheila Fall: A Retrospective Until 9 Mar. A touring exhibition from the South Bank Centre which looks at the briefcareer of this artist. a painter who was ‘haunted by a vision of Cumberland‘ and inﬂuenced by the work of Van Gogh.
Joan Nllro: Ubu Roi Until 9 Mar. A collection of prints inspired by the popular late 19th century character created by Alfred Jarry. Ubu Roi was a caricature of the greedy French bourgeoisie. and a great favourite with surrealist artists.
I SUMMERLEE HERITAGE TRUST West Canal Street, 0236 31261. Every day 10am—5pm.
The Common Thread Until 10 Feb. Banners by Jane Carroll and Alistair McCallum which were commissioned by the STUC to mark Glasgow 1990. Colourful and vibrant. the banners take up themes important to the Trade Union movement as it enters a new decade.
I HARBOUR ARTS CENTRE 114—116 Harbour St. 0294 74059. Mon—Fri
7—1 1pm; Sat 2—5pm. 7—1 1pm: Sun 2—5pm. Theatre nights only.
Marianne Paterson: Pottery Until 7 Feb. Hugh Loney and Roy Fitzsimmons Until 7 Feb. Self-taught artist Loney and trained artist Fitzsimmons present a joint show of mixed works.
More Work, Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. ‘More Work’ is too unassuming a title lor this collection at very striking drawings and paintings. There Is, however, something unassuming about Nancy Henderson's work, in the sense that her images are uncommunicative to the point at dellance. In each picture, smooth, strong, sturdy bodies llll up the space, set against dusty reds, blues and greens. The Iigures do not strike positions, but are taken as they come. Conlldent and tangible, their llesh wells up against strong contours. They have very beautllul heads: perlectly smooth and rounded, inviting to the touch. Henderson seems deliberately to draw attention to them, because in several cases they are wrapped around in swirls ol white; one
head appears to wear a bandanna,
another is totally bandaged. The laces are also olten very sensual though sometimes they are only a step away lrom being menacing. They are knowing, but not expressive, verging on the delensive.
At Iirst glance, Giving up the Ghost seems simply to be a picture at a man's
expressionless lace set against blocks ol colour. Then one sees a sketched coliseum, letters written randomly across the paper, and the outline at a ligure stealing away in the bottom left-hand corner. In Underarm, a torso holds two seemingly disembodied heads under its arms. And in A Bunch oi Bananas - my lavourite by lar- a solid, smooth-headed man balances a bunch ol bananas on his lorearm. The drawings are so hold, so un-abstract that they trick one into seeing them as straightlorward; in tact, they dely interpretation.
A cale, albeit the Queen’s Hall cale, is, I think, the wrong place lor More Work. There’s nothing wrong with eroticism at lunchtime, ol course, in lact nothing could be more plquant. But when I dropped in, the lunchtime clientele- Morningside ladies and university lecturers, mostly— were too taken up with the Soup ol the Day to think about the exuberance ol naked llesh, however sensual. Good news lor the Queen’s Hall kitchen stall, but maybe Nancy Henderson should try somewhere more conducive. (Miranda France)
SMITH ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM DUMBARTON RD, STIRLING
26 JAN - 24 FEB SURFACE TENSION
Innovative time-based installations by five women artists 23 Feb one day event Screenings & discussions lrom 11am
Tues-Fri 12.00-17.00, Sat 10.30-17.00. Sun 14.00-17.00 Cale Admission Free
Tel: 0786 71917
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For exhibition details, see listings page
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 10305.5()
36‘) Gallery is subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council and the (lily of Edinburgh District Council
I SMITH ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Dumbarton Road. 0786 71917. Tue-Fri noon-5pm: Sat 10.30am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
0n the Shell? Until June 1991. A new exhibition drawn from the Smith‘s permanent collections.
A selective round-up ol Museums, running in alphabetical order.
I BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [D]
A treasure trove of art collected by Edwardian tycoon William Burrell.
The Age ol Van Gogh: Dutch Painting 1880-1895 Until 10 Feb. See Galleries listin s.
I DOME OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda. Govan Road. 417 1792. £2 (£1).Tue—Sun 10am—5.30pm. Science and technology interactive exhibition. which includes 3D images. a vertical roundabout and an air
I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM Glasgow University. University Avenue, 339 8855. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—1pm. A Sense ol Touch Extended until 28 Feb. 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 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. Disabled access by arrangement.
I POLLOK HOUSE 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 632 0274. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Wed 10am—10pm; Sun noon—6pm.
The Enid Goldblatt Collection Until 31 Jan. I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station). 557 1405. Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat 10am—4pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Winner ofthe 1989 Award for Social and Industrial History and described as the first real community museum in Britain.
I CANONGATE TOLBOOTH Royal Mile. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm.
The People’s Story The museum relates the story of the people of Edinburgh , told in their own words and through photographs and re-creatcd tableaux.
I LADY STAIRS HOUSE Lady Stairs Close. Lawnmarket. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
A celebration of Scotland‘s greatest literary figures — Robert Burns. Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.
I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 4211igh Street. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
The best days of your life? Toys. videos and various kids‘ bits and pieces shed some light on how it was for everyone else. I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
For details ofexhibitions see Galleries listings.
I SCOTTISH UNITED SERVICES MUSEUM Edinburgh Castle. Mon-Sat 9.30am—5.05pm; Sun 12.304.20pm.
The Story ol the Scottish Soldler.
Musket, File and Drum Instruments. uniforms. photographs etc, tracing the development of military music from the 17th century to the present day.
I SOUTH OUEENSFERRY MUSEUM High Street. South Quecnsferry. 331 1590. Mon.Thurs—Sat l()am—1pm.2.15—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. The Bridges, the Burgh and the People Part of the celebrations for last year‘s Forth Rail Bridge Centenary, an exhibition about the bridges and aspects of life in South Queensferry.