I otter50artlsts. journalists and gallery curators have signed an open letter to the Scottish Arts Council deploring the state of the visual arts in Scotland. In the letter the signatories declared that ‘we believe that there is an unprecedented crisis in the visual arts. In fact. we are of the opinion that the SAC‘s actions have precipitated the closures ofthese galleries [the Fruitmarket and the 369] and that the inconsistency ofthc SAC‘s policies threatens the future stability of many other visual arts organisations.‘ The letter went on to demand that the SAC attend a public debate to discuss the future of Scottish arts. In Edinburgh. a number of people took part in a demonstration on 28 Feb to protest at the closures. I Edinburgh's parks are to befitth out with musical sculptures in April. The sculptures. which will ‘sing out‘ when stimulated by touch or wind and rain. are made from aluminium. steel. plastic and wood. Initially. the sculptures will stay in place for six months but. if they prove to be successful they may become a permanent feature. which means that. judging from the wind and rain we get here. Edinburgh folk are in for a fair old din.


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I Art is listed llrst by city than byvenue, running in alphabetical order. Please send details to Art Listings not later than 10 days 5 before publication date.


. IT 8t RANNAN & SONS LTD 164 Woodlands Road. 3320028. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm: Sat 10am—12.30pm. Works by various artists and permanent collection of Glasgow photographs and reproductions. . I ART EXPOSURE 53 West Regent Street. 3320808. Mon-Sat 9am—6pm. i MIxed March Show Throughout Mar. - Regular gallery artists. I ART GALLERY & MUSEUM. KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Fri 1(1am—5pm; Sat 10am—10pm: Sun noon—6pm. Cafe. [D] Voluntary guides are available free of charge to conduct parties or individuals 1 round the main galleries. Contact the enquiry desk. The Hundred Languages of Children Until Sun 17 Mar. Authorities in Reggio Emilia. Italy. have revolutionised their approach to nursery education: apart from their A BC children learn about grape t harvestingand 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. Seminars and activities for young children. Contemporary Art lor Kelvingrove Until 14 Apr. In 199(lGlasgow 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 Currie. Ian Ilamilton Finlay and some ‘surprises‘. Adrian Wiszniewski Until Sun 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 Wisznicwski whimsy? Keeping Glasgow in Stitches Until 31 Mar. The unveiling ofthe twelve tapestry panels created in siru during the year by anyone who felt like joining in. I ART FROM THE BILLIARD ROOM 217 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3711. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Originally designed as a billiard room by (‘harles Rennie Mackintosh. with his own panellingand stained glass windows. Of Land and Sea Until 27 Mar. Mixed media works by selected artists. I OARBIZON GALLERY College Lands. High Street. 553 1990. Mon—Sat I0am—5pm. Cafe open seven days. British Prints Until 24 Mar. I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 226 5413. Mon—Fri lilam—SmeSat 10am— 1 pm. l9th and 20th century Seottish paintings and decorative art. I BAY TREE CAFE 403 Great Western Road. 334 5098. Tue—Sun 10am—9pm. Morcant Todd: Recent Works Until 1 Apr.

I BASIL'S VEGETARIAN CAFE 184 Dumbarton Road. 337 1416. Mon—Thurs noon-9.30pm; Fri/Sat noon-10.30pm. Alison Chisholm: Small Paintings 14 Mar-30 Apr.

' I BUCHANAN'S RESTAURANT Royal Concert Ilall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3163. Daily llam—late.

Paintings of Glasgow Throughout Mar. Work by Judith Bridgland. Edmund Jurczyk. Robert Alcorn. Sarah T. Murray and Bryan Evans. Organised by Art Exposure.


Road. 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Wed 10am—10pm; Sun noon—6pm. Cafe. 101

A veritable treasure trove of art collected by Edwardian tycoon William Burrell. I CENTRE GALLERY 450a Sauchiehall Street. 332 8880. Mon—Sat 9am—5.30pm. The London Contemporary Art Show Until Thurs 21 Mar. 200 works from London's contemporary printmakers' studio. including pieces by Beryl Cook.Janet Treby and Roy Fairchild.

I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400ext 2682. Mon—Fri 10am-5pszat noon-4pm.

Rietvcld Furniture and the Schroder Rouse

Until 13 Apr. Widely accepted as the first

open-plan house. the Rietvcld Schroder house was considered shocking when it was built in Holland in 1924. Nevertheless. it anticipated the way in

i which many people would one day live and ' has recently been restored. Models.

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original drawings and photographs examine the ethos of the building. and some outstanding examples of experimental furniture made by Dutch icon Rietvcld (whose Red/Blue chair was shown at Edinburgh’s Royal Museumlast year) are also on display. I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon-Sat 10am—5.30pm. Paul Fleming: Recent Work Until 23 Mar. Drawings and paintings from Australia by a young Scottish artist. I CORMUND GALLERY 130 West Regent Street. 204 3708. Mon-Sat 9am—5pm. 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. Ilowson. 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 MUNDY FINE ART 48 West George Street. 331 2406. Mon—Sat 9.30am— 5.30pm. Modern British and Scottish Contemporary Paintings Until 31 Mar. Including Glasgow Boys. Scottish (.‘olourists. Redpath and Whistler. I FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm: Sat lilam—Ipm. 19th and 20th century paintings. I GATEHOUSE GALLERY Rouken Glen Road (gallery at entrance to Butterfly Kingdom). 62110235. Mon—Fri 1.30-6pm; Sat and Sun 12.3(lpm—5.30pm; closed Tue. The Artist and the Model Until 4 Apr. Paintings by Alexandra Gardner with drawings and sculptures by other artists. I GLASGOW ART CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Fri lilam—7pm;Sat 10am—3pm. Francisco Cabral: Sculpture Sat 9—28 Mar. Sculptures ofchairs. mostly - by a Caribbean artist. I GLASGOW GROUP GALLERY l7 Queen‘s Crescent. 332 4924. Mon—Fri l lam—6pm. Donald Clark: Recent Work Until 26 Apr. Recently rehoused. the gallery is now embarking on a programme ofexhibitions which will take in promising young artists and Glasgow Group‘s own regulars. The first young artist to be featured. Clark isa recent Edinburgh graduate with a number ofexhibitions to his name already. I GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 22 King Street. 5520704. Mon—Sat “lam—5.30pm. Joseph Urie: New Works Until Sat 16 Mar. ‘Dceply lyrical and mood evoking'. Urie works consistently through various ideas and themes. using recurring images such as a dog. a fish or lovers. I GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART 167 Renfrew Street. 332 9797. Man—Thurs 10am—8pm;

Fri 10am—5pm: Sat lilam—noon.

Saturday Morning Class Exhibition Until Fri 15 Mar.

Work irom the Fine Art Photography Department Until Fri 15 Mar.

I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 339 8855 ext 5431. Mon—Fri 9.30am-5pm; Sat 9.30am—1pm.

Margaret Alee's Amazon Until 27 Apr. 30 large botanical watercolours painted in the Brazilian Amazonia by one ofthe century's most intrepid artist-travellers. A series of illustrated lectures will take place on Saturdays‘) Mar-27 Apr. 1 lam—noon. Tickets £1 .50 at the door.

I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM Glasgow University. University Avenue. 3398855. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am— 1 pm. Scotland‘s first public museum takes its name from William Hunter. a student of Glasgow University in the 1730s who left his substantial collection of books. prints. and various other curiosities to the University. Many other additions tothe collection have since been made.

I INTEROEC GALLERY Maryhill Burgh Hall. 24 Gairbraid Avenue. 946 5912. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm: Sat 10am—4pm. Underwater Photography Sat 16—29 Mar. Intriguing. watery photographs by the Scottish sub-aqua club.

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.

Bearsden Art Club Annual Exhibition Sat 16 Mar—6 Apr.

I McLELLAN GALLERIES 270 Sauchiehall Street. 331 1854. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm'. Thurs 10am—10pm; Sun noon—6pm. Scotland Creates: 5000 Years of Art and Design Until 1 Apr. The firstevcr 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. See Open section for details of events in connection with this exhibition.

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

Made in Glasgow Until 13 Apr. An exhibition of paintings byJudith Bridgland. on the third floor ofthc library. I 908 GALLERY 12 Otago Street. Kclvinbridgc. 339 3158. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.

Natural Order Until 27 Mar. Landscapes and seascapes by top artists including Neil Lamont and Tom Mackenzie.

I OPEN CIRCLE GALLERY Hillhead Library. 348 Byres Road. 339 7223. Mon-Fri 9.30am-8pm; Sat 9.30am— 1 pm. 2—5pm. Closed Wed.

Borrowed References Until 30 Apr. Recent paintings and prints by Lawrence North and Stephen Boyd.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm: Sat noon-5pm. Cultural Posters and Graphics Until 29 Mar. Posters and graphics designs from award-winning Glasgow graduate. James Martin McGuire.

I SCOTLAND STREET SCHOOL MUSEUM 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. Mon-Sat

10am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm.

Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and now home to archive material on education in Scotland from 1872 onwards. Reconstructed classrooms give a flavour of Victorian. Edwardian. Second World War and 1960s schooldays.

The Wind Across the Andes Until 7 Apr. An exhibition ofceramics. textiles. photographs. slides and jewellery from Andean cultures. Those cultures represented include the Incas and Nazcas as well as the little known Mapuche people who were never defeated by the Incas or the Spaniards and whose dwindling