War and 1960s schooldays.
I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street, 557 1405. Mon—Fri 10.30am-5pm; Sat mam—4.30pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Winner of the 1989 Award for Social and Industrial History and described asthe first real community museum in Britain. Springburn Then and Now Views of old Springburn together with modern photographs taken from the same
' viewpointasthe originals.
I STREET LEVEL 279—281 High Street, 552 2151. Wed—Sat 11am—6pm: Sun 2—4pm. Jim Miller: Poison Pen-A Story olWrongtul Dismissal Sat 20 Apr—26 May. A Kellogg's employee for more than 30years. Marjorie Carlyle lost her job in 1974 for allegedly sending poison pen letters to a Kellogg‘s manager. Jim Miller's exhibition points to the injustice in her
j dismissal and juxtaposes Kellogg‘s
seemingly caring attitude towards women, I as portrayed in the advertisements ofthe
: time. with their careless and often
discriminatory treatment of female staff.
I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm; Sun 2—5.30pm.
Susan Hiller: An Entertainment Until Sat 27 Apr. This large-scale video installation
; projected onto four walls and using 1 quadrophonic sound is an intensive and j sometimes sinister reworking ofa
children‘s Punch and Judy show.
I Tommy Lydon: The Destroying Angel Until
Sat 27 Apr. New paintings in which ‘richly coloured encrusted surfaces coalesce into human heads and figures. suggestive of the gods of the Classical past and ofother culturcs‘.
I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 28 King Street, 552 4813. Mon—Sat noon—6pm.
The Work at City Review Wed 1— 12 May. No exhibition as such. but readings, poetry and theatre in the context ofagallery space.
I WASPS 26 King Street, 5520564. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm; Sat 10.30am—5pm.
A shop. exhibition space and resource centre. with information on work by all WASPS artists, slide library and information about how to commission work.
Dee File: Recent Work Until Tue 30Apr. ‘11ypnotic.misty‘ paintings evocative of places. times and ideas, ratherthan specific shapes and forms.
I THE ASH GALLERY 156 Canongate . 556 2160. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Ash + 1 Until 18 May. The Ash Gallery celebrates its first birthday with an ambitious season of Irish and Scottish art: performances and exhibitions by many artists including scul?tor George Wyllic. David Mach and Matthew Harris. Celebrations continue into May with works by David Mach andJane MacAllister. Phone for more details or
turn up and take your chances.
1 I BARNES a FITZGERALD 47b George
L Tony Valentine's Figures in Landscape
Tony Valentine, The French Institute, until 3 May. Valentine studied at the Edinburgh and Glasgow Colleges ot Art lrom 1958 to 1964, and has lived and worked in France since 1967.
His virtuosity is best observed in the clean, spare ‘Etude de Celia’. Using a dry brush, the minimum ol black paint is swept through a series at hair-pin bends and looping parabolas to plant a strong lemale torso tirme onto the canvas. The paint virtually disappears; only the stroke remains. This ettect ot perpetual motion, losing none at his innate passion and sensitivity, rellects technical mastery of the best kind.
Other works carry a more complex emotional charge. The two ‘Energetic Figures’ seem paradoxically motionless, like leaden sphinxes. However, the surrounding hot ochre atmosphere vibrates with marks: pencllled loops, scratched contigurations, dashes ol indigo, bumps, scars, and a piece of beaten, tretted metal ore radiating lrom a
hall-circle like some sort ol planetary ettluence. Similarly alive with psychic energy is ‘Cirque Respiratoire', directional scratched lines suggesting the passage ot air between three tigures.
Mixed media provokes wit, ol the kind associated with deliance and struggle, inlormed by a deep love at mankind. ln ‘Shocks and Stares-Figures (Financial)’, caulerising black paint combines with the collaged share indexes. The blasphemous quip of ‘Christ No' doubles as a cry ol pain. ‘Don’t stop singing, tor God’s Sake-Cymbal’ turns an archetypal Picasso trio into a dark night at panic and unease.
In the tree-standing ‘Ecce Homo’, the sculptor's tools become part at the work, metaphoric ol Valentine’s own deep commitment. The wood is carved with jagged teeth like a saw, but there are also real bandsaw blades, sanding discs and bracelets ol copper llex embedded in the wood. (Jo Manby)
Street. 220 1305. Mon-Sat 10.30am—5.30pm. Contemporary glass gallery.
Ed and Margaret Burke: Recent Studio Class Sat 20 Apr—11 May.
I LA BELLE ANGELE Hasties Close . Cowgate (next to 369 Gallery). 225 2774. Tue—Sat 8am—5pm. Cafe now open during
gallery hours. i Dunouh: Reminiscences Until Sat 27 Apr.
British debut for a talented Algerian artist once described as a ‘strange archaeologist of scenes and places.‘
I CANONGATE TOLBOOTH Royal Mile. 225
178 west regent st. glasgow g2 4r] scotland. 041-221 6370
New paintings and drawings
4 - 25 April 1991
With Scottish Arts Council Project Funding
Mon - Sat 10.00am - 5.30pm
2424. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. The People’s Story The museum relates the
j story ofthe people of Edinburgh. told in - their own words and through photographs and re-created tableaux.
I CENTRAL LIBRARY George [V Bridge.
225 5584. Mon—Fri 9am—8pm; Sat
9am-1pm. 20th Century Scottish Dramatists Until Sat
27 Apr. j David Doull: Portraits at Edinburgh Citizens
in 19th Century Until Sat 20 Apr. I CHESSEL GALLERY Moray House
College. Holyrood Road. Mon-Sat
10am—5pm. Annie Cattrell: Recent Work Until $11120
April. The first artist to take up residency
in a psychiatric hospital. (‘attrell professes a fascination with ‘the cyclical nature and vulnerability of the human condition‘.
This exhibition was organised by the
charitable organisation A R'I‘UN K.
I COLLECTIVE GALLERY loo 1 ligh Street.
220 1260. Tue—Sat noon—6pm.
Donald Provan: Recent Work Until Sat 27 ‘ Apr. Paintings and drawings which take I the Fife coastline near liast Wemyss as
their starting point. and. as their
inspiration. the man-made remnantsof
the coastal mining industry which litter the -
shore and awaken all sorts of memories.
I CRAIGMILLAR LIBRARY Niddrie
I Marischall Gardens. (169-1095. Mon—Fri
9am—8.30pm; Sat 9am— 1 pm. Craigmillar Portraits Until November. 130
taken by Tim (‘urtis and shown five per fortnight. while stocks last.
I DANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE (‘arlsberg
House. 3 Doune Terrace. 225 7189.
' Mon—Fri 10am—5pm.
Love Altair in a Colour Field Mon 29Apr—17 May. Recent paintings by Jan Sivcrsten. I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP AND GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 247‘).
f Recent Works lrom the Collection Until9 May.
Geotlrey MacEwan: ‘lnlerno' llntil Fri 19
Apr. A book of 21 dry pointetchings based on Dante’s Inferno.
I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Mon—Sat noon—l 1pm; Sun 6.30—1 1pm. Stone Song Until Wed 24 Apr. A sequel to last year‘s Secrets ufrhe [Curt/z. these images ofstone. leaves and flowers challenge the assumption that inanimate objects have no life force.
! I FINE ART SOCIETY 137 George Street.
220 6370. Mon—Fri 9.30am—530pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
Z Lothian Landscapes L'ntil 7 May. Works by
Short Stories Tall Tales Recent Paintings by James Logan 18 April - 30 May 1991 Springbum Museum Atlas Square, Ayr Street Glasgow G21 4BW
Tel. 041-557 1405
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