l W 1 I A major theit of 250 19th century prints is being investigated at Edinburgh‘s Central Library. They include hand-tinted black and white engravings, watercolours and pencil sketches and include works by T. H. Shepard and Mary Webster. The thieves were selective in their choices, and dealers should easily recognise the works. Any information should be reported to St Leonards Police Station. I As recession bites and gallery doors swing shut all over town. it is encouraging to hear that the innovative Scotland Street School, internationally regarded as one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh‘s ﬁnest buildings. is now open full time as a Museum of Education. The school has permanent displays as well as regular exhibitions, and features reconstructed classrooms typical of the Edwardian and Victorian eras. the Second World War and the 19605. I The Scottish Arts Council has announced plans for Scotland‘s ﬁrst lntemational Photography Festival which will take place in the Autumn of 1992 or Spring of 1993. Ideally. the Festival will capitalise on the growing success of photography galleries, as well as making a contribution to the building of links with international photography circles. but rumour has it that not everyone is happy
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I lien Wilson. an artist i from Dundee. has recently completed a massive hand—carved and painted wooden mural which is to be part of The White Cliffs Experience — a new permanent exhibition at Dover. The mural scans British history from the Romans, (‘elts and Vikings to Admirals and various wars and ends on a harmonious note: the construction of our own dear ('hunnel.
100 Languages oi Children, Kelvlngrove, Glasgow.
This exhibition oi work by pro-school children in Reggio, Italy, is an inspiration and a delight which every adult and child should see. A world renowned proiect, ior over twenty years the semi-industrial city oi Regglo (population 130,000) has been placing artists in every lniant Toddler Centre and nursery school. The term artist here applies to all media and the approach is collaborative. Dilierent situations- a iield trip in the country, rain in the city, shadows, computers, the built environment, are explored through the senses. Periorrnance, painting, and sculpture are employed as children and adults play, work, talk, think, and invent things together. The
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results are enchanting and stunning. The eloquent catalogue describes how language, making and doing are at the centre oi the project. Challenging the hegemony oi the word, so oiten the sole tool entrusted to teachers and parents tor teaching, repeating, directing, preaching and describing - knowledge becomes a system 01 active exploration. Human beings express themselves through a plurality 01 languages, each one spreading over into other languages and enriching them. The child is at once a subject and co-author oi these languages which are based in and developed in experience. Every person, big or small, will leave ieellng invigorated. Buy the catalogue and tell everyone else too. (Fiona Byme-Sutton)
I Art is listed ilrst by city than byvenue, running in alphabetical order. Please send details to Art Listings not later than 10 days beiore publication date.
I T B R ANNAN G SONS LTD 164 Woodlands Road. 332 0028. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am—12.30pm.
Works by various artists and permanent collection of Glasgow photographs and reproductions.
I ART GALLERY 8: MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am—10pm; Sun noon—6pm. Cafe. [D] Voluntary guides are available free of charge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Contact the enquiry desk.
The Hundred Languages oi Children Until 17 Mar. Authorities in Reggio Emilia. Italy. have revolutionised their approach to nursery education: apart from their/1 BC children learn about grape harvesting and computers. Every school has a resident artist and art is central to teaching. This touring exhibition looks at the remarkable results achieved in the schools and. in a wider context, at the way in which young children receive information and learn to reason. The nice people at Kelvingrove promise to provide lots ofseminars and activities for young children. Contact them for details.
Contemporary Art tor Kelvingrove U ntil 14 Apr. In 1990 Glasgow City Council created a new fund for the acquisition of contemporary art. This is an opportunity to see what they have so far managed to acquire — John Bellany, Ken (Turrie. Ian
Hamilton Finlay and some ‘surprises‘. Keeping Glasgow in Stitches Until 31 Mar. The unveiling of the twelve tapestry panels created in situ during 1990 by anyone who felt like joining in.
Adrian Wiszniewski Until 17 Mar. The whole world waits with bated breath as Glasgow artist Wisniewski is let loose in one of the gallery's rooms for a week. Will the results constitute a major contribution to the artistic world, or nothing more than Wiszniewski whimsy?
I ART EXPOSURE 53 West Regent Street. 3320808. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.
February Exhibition Throughout Feb. Mixed show of work by regular artists. including paintings of Glasgow by Robert Aicorn.
I ART FROM THE BILLIARD ROOM 217 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3711. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Originally designed as a billiard room by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, with his own panelling and stained glass windows.
OI Land and Sea 23 Feb—27 Mar. Mixed media works by selected artists.
I BARBIZON GALLERY College Lands. High Street, 553 1990. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Cafe open seven days.
Phillip Diggle: Recent Work Until 1 Mar. Abstract paintings and drawings.
British Prints 5—24 Mar.
I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 226 5413. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat ltiam—lpm.
19th and 201h century Scottish paintings and decorative art.
I BUCHANAN'S RESTAURANT Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street . 332 3163. Daily 1 lam—late.
Thoughts and Colour Throughout Feb. An
exhibition of new paintings by Judith Bridgland, organised by Art Exposure. I BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road, 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Wed 10am—10pm; Sun noon—6pm.
A veritable treasure trove of art collected by Edwardian tycoon William Burrell.
I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street, 552
4400ext 2682. Mon—Fri lOam—Spm;Sat noon—4pm.
Rietveld Furniture and the Schroder House 23 Feb—13 Apr. Widely accepted as the ﬁrst open-plan house, the Rietveld Schrbder house was considered shocking when it was built in Holland in 1924. Nevertheless it anticipated the way in which many people would one day live and has recently been restored. Models, original drawings and photographs examine the ethos of the building, and some outstanding examples of experimental furniture made by Dutch icon Rietveld (whose Red/Blue chair was shown at Edinburgh’s Royal Museum last year) are also on display. I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat loam—5.30pm. June Rediern: Recent Oils and Watercolour: Until 28 Feb. An early winner ofthe Scottish Young Contemporaries Prize, Redfern went on to be Artist in Residence at the National Gallery. London. Paul Fleming: Recent Work 2—28 Mar. I CORMUNO GALLERY 130 West Regent Street, 204 3708. Mon—Sat 9am—5pm. Gordon Cockburn: Drawings Until 28 Feb John G. Boyd Throughout Mar. I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. The Winter Collection Small British paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries, including work by Cadell, Fergusson. Howson. Peploe. Donaldson and Redpath. I DOME OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda, Govan Road, 417 1792. Sat and Sun 10am—5.30pm. Science and technology interactive exhibition situated in a refurbished domed building on the former Garden Festival site. Features 3D images. a vertical roundabout and an air cannon. I EWAN MUNOY FINE ART48 West George Street. 331 2406. Mon—Sat 9.30am— 5.30pm. Works on Paper Until 23 Feb. Watercolours. pastels. drawings and etchings by a number of artists. including Wiszniewski. Bevan and Gary Anderson. Modern British and Scottish Contemporary Paintings 1—31 Mar. including Glasgow Boys, Scottish Colourists. Redpath and Whistler. I FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—1pm. 19th and 20th century Scottish paintings Throughout Feb. I GATEHOUSE GALLERY Rouken Glen Road (gallery at entrance to Butterﬂy Kingdom), 6200235. Mon—Fri 1.30-6pm; Sat and Sun 12.30pm—5.30pm; closed Tue. The Artist and the Model 3 Mar—4 Apr. Paintings by Alexandra Gardner with drawings and sculptures by other artists. I GLASGOW ART CENTRE 12 Washington Street, 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am-8pm;Sat 10am—3pm. Behind the Mask Until 2 Mar. Schoolchildren from Dumbarton collaborated with the Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre in the creation ofthis exhibition which includes new masks made by the children and some priceless old ones from Bali. Africa and Mexico. Archive material sets the masks in their historical context and there are also some ‘hands-on‘ exhibits. I GLASGOW GROUP GALLERY [7 Queents Crescent. 332 4924. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm. The Booth-Nude Exhibition Until 28 Feb. The return from Spain ofa Glasgow Group exhibition sponsored by Booth-Murie Ltd.
I GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 22 King Street.
55 The List 22 February — 7 March 1991