ART & EXHIBITIONS
Living Room, Glasgow.
Thanks to artist Gianni Piacentini, European artists invited to Glasgow eitherthrough the EC Pepinieres scheme orthe Year at Culture are having an opportunity to work with their Glaswegian counterparts and vice versa. In yourtraditional exhibition, painting or sculpture is placed side by side with no interchange between artists. Here in Piacentini's living room, everyone is speaking and working alongside each other. In addition, the space has become a meeting place. Each week, a ditlerent group of artists is making individual site-specilic works. Find your way here!
In a work called Musehome, French artist Boris Achour has labelled every item in the llat with its French name. Working spatially through and across time, the labelling brings France, Switzerland, Belgium and irancophone Atrica into the room, according to one’s experience at language, other cultures and codes and, by extension, dillerent
smells and sounds. Specilic institutions are called up: a school, a teacher, a classroom. Each person’s associations will be dilterent and therelore very private. Paradoxically, here, language delimits what we cannot share. Without a knowledge at French the experience is delensive, one at exclusions. It is also territorial marking by the artist. There is potential here tor a rich body at work: Ioreign language teaching inspired Ionesco’s mature work.
This is just one day and one artist, though; other artists taking part are Dave Allen, Jaqueline Donachie, Christine Borland, Jonathan Monk, Karen Vaughan, Clare Barclay, Chalotte Moeker, Julie Roberts, Martin Boyce, Harvey Jackson, Craig Richardson, Roddy Buchanan, Panos Charalambus, Douglas Gordon, Elise Parre, Marious Spiliopoulous. (Fiona Byrne Sutton)
The Living Room is at 20 Belhaven Terrace West, 041 357 5488. Thurs—Sun 5—8pm.
94 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DF, Tel 031 225 5955
'SHADES OF SCOTTISH CLASSICISM' PAINTINGS by HUGH BUCHANAN
PETER BODENHAM & IAN RAMSAY CERAMIC SCULPTURE
4 March - 3 April Gallery closed Friday 29 March Mon - Fri 10 - 6; Sat 10 -1
STUDENTS EXHIBITION 1991
Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Architecture
he Royal 9th — 20th March
SCOiilSh , , ‘ Mon — Sat: 10am - 5pm [\Cddemy Sun: 2pm — 5pm The Mound FREE ADMISSION Edinburgh Sponsored by .7]:
The paper she uses is made from linen. CUIIUIT and banana peel.
I TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 5566366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat 1().3I)am—4pm.
Helen G.S. Forde: New Paintings and Drawings Until 9 Mar.
Land, Sea and Sky 18—30 Mar. Paintings by Alastair W. Thomson.
I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 Grassmarket. 226 2633. Tue—Sat 11am—10pm; Sun 6—1()pm.
The Show Must Go On: New Work byAndrew Smith Until Sun 17 Mar. Smith turns his ‘wickcd sense of humour‘ on the theatre — actors and audiences — and the experiences of everyday thespian folk.
I WELLSPRING 13 Smith‘s Place. 553 6660. Thurs and Fri 4—7pm; Sat 1()am-5pm.
Mixed Exhibition Until Sat 9 Mar. This first art exhibition at Wellspring. a centre for counselling. psychotherapy and complementary therapies. includes work by a variety of established artists. including Elizabeth Blackadder and [an Hamilton Finlay.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES St Andrews
I CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE 93 North Street. 0334 74610. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm.
Hats and Jewellery by Alison Bailey Smith Until 31 Mar. Alison Bailey Smith takes rubbish and transforms it into something more esoteric - amazing wire hats. Recently graduated from Edinburgh College of Art. this metal milliner has already caused a stir on The Clothes Show and is now self-employed. making corsets.
vessels and shoes. Holm: John Cumming and Alistair Peebles Until 31 Mar. Taking its name from
Orkney. the exhibition is inspired by the
journeys these two artists made. on foot or by kayak. in Orkney. Shetland and the Farocs. Together the artists propose an alternative approach to the geography of islands. now threatened by nuclear and oil development.
Images ol Nature, Seasons and Cycles Until 31 Mar. Paintings and tapestries by Gordon MacDonald and Birgitta Edward. a married couple who draw on their surroundings and their memories and look to the future in their work.
I ALLAN PARK GALLERY 23 Allan Park. 078671411. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Wed 10am—1pm.
Sun. Sea and Sand Until 23 Mar. Workson paper by John Mathison. Gail Harvey. Arran Ross and other prominent Scottish contemporary artists.
I SMITN ART GALLERY AND MUSEUM Dumbarton Road. ()786 71917. Tue—Fri noon—5pm; Sat l().3()am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Henry Moore: Sketch Models and Working Models 9 Mar—21 Apr. Some forty small-scale studies for Moore‘s sculptures. including some recurring themes: the reclining figure. mother and child. and the family group.
Jam. Socks and Television 9 Mar—21 Apr. Quite apart from inventing television. John Logic Baird devised new Chutneys and jams in Trinidad and thermal undersocks for Scots. This exhibition of bits and pieces will not. we hope. include the original Chutneys.
BRITISH GAS WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 1990 Royal Museum of Scotland,
Chambers Street, Edinburgh 10 March - 14 April 1991 Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 2pm - 5pm Admission free
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