I WASPS artist Ian McColl,

a sculptor from Glasgow,

has been asked to represent Scottish sculpture at the Eigse Arts Festival in Ireland. McColl, who taught at Glasgow School of Art for nine years, is particularly

3 influenced by man‘s urban

environment retail chains and the multinational marketing objectives which reshape our shopping centres. In 1992 he hopes to set up a sculpture workshop in Oban.

I Sculptor Ian Hamilton

Finlay's latest tribute to neo-classicism is a garden in which sculpture. poetry and landscape combine to evoke harmony and

inspire thought. Curious then, that such an idyll is ; tobefoundin


especially as it is the only garden designed by Finlay in Britain, apart from his own, much-admired Stonypath. The Luton project followed hot on the heels of a major disappointment for Finlay: the French Ministry of Culture cancelled their commission for a sculpture garden, on the theme of the declaration of the Rights of Man and to be created at Versailles, accusing him of

Fascism. Finlay. who works with a large number of carvers, letter-cutters and gardeners, has previously caused controversy for his use of graphic Third Reich symbols and his interest in The Terror. This dark side is not, however, to be found in the garden at Luton.


SYNC by Christopher Bailey

I The Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh has just opened its 165th Annual Exhibition of painting, sculpture, architecture and printmaking, sponsored by solicitors Maclay Murray & Spens. This year over 1,100

submissions were received

from artists in Britain and overseas. From these works 444 were selected

I and several prizes have = been awarded, including

the prestigious Saltire Society Award. worth

1 £1,000, which went to Suscha Korte, a German

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student at Glasgow School

of Art. Her painting. ‘Bid Farewell 1990‘ will be

E donated by the Saltire

Society to the RSA‘s permanent collection.

Winner oi the Highland Society Award:



Exhibitions are listed by city, then ; alphabetically by venue. Shows will be

listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days betore publication. Attend Exhibitions listings compiled by Miranda



I T G R ANNAN G SONS LTD 164 Woodlands Road, 332 0028. Mon—Fri

lOam-Spm; Sat 10am—12.30pm.

Works by various artists and permanent

collection of Glasgow photographs and

« reproductions.

Hamish MacDonald: Recent Paintings Sat 11—28 May. Works on a variety ofsubjects from a distinguished artist and regular

. gallery exhibitor.

I ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Fri lOam—Spm; Sat

f 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

1 enquiry desk. '; Stanley Spencer The Apotheosis at Love

Until 16 Jun. A centenary tribute to Stanley Spencer ( 1891-1959), this is the first exhibition to realise Spencer‘s ‘Church House‘ project in which he hoped to fuse religion and worldliness. Some of his most striking works depict the Resurrection against a Glaswegian backdrop.

John Buckland Wright (1897-1954) Until 9 Jun. An important British printmaker exhibited here through his 19205 representational work, surrealist images of the 19305 and copper and wood engravings which celebrate the female form with affection and lyrical sensuality. I ART EXPOSURE 53 West Regent Street, 332 0808. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm.

Robin Cameron: New Paintings Until Wed 15 May. Facial characteristics of man and beast exploited and exaggerated with colour and humour.

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.

: A Patron’s Choice tor Maylest Until Wed 15 3 May. Several patrons ofthe arts, including ; the Governor of the Bank of Scotland and I the head of painting at Glasgow School of

Art, were invited to nominate a contemporary artist for inclusion in the show. The line-up includes John Bellany, Christine lronside, Jane Hyslop and Hamish McDonald.

I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath Street, 226 5413. Mon—Fri 10am-5pm; Sat lOam—lpm.

; 19th and 20th century paintings from stock.


T Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, ' 3323163. Daily llam-late.

Inside and Out Until Wed 15 May. New

5 paintings by Bryan Evans, a recent winner

of the Worshipful Company of

g Painters-Stainers Award which should be recommendation enough.


L Road, 649 7151. Mon-Sat lOam—Spm;

I Wed lOam-lOpm; Sun noon-6pm. Cafe. I [D] l The collection of Edwardian tycoon

I William Burrell housed in a purpose-built

; gallery which is in itselfa work of art. The

display has recently been reshuffled, with

many works being exhibited for the first time.

I CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENTAL ARTS 18 Albion Street. Daily 10am-5pm.


The Jowett Jupiter

The Jowett Jupiter, Glasgow Museum

, 01 Transport, until 9 June. ‘The only car I could aiiord when I started motoring

was a two cylinder Jowett.’ says Bill Purvls as he looks on enviously at The Jowett Jupiter, a gleaming green two-seater sports car and the pride and joy oi its manufacturers. Now, he is chairman of the Scottish branch oi the Jowett Car Club, founded in 1923 and

the longest running single make car

club in the country. His own Jowett stands outside in the car park, a little the worse tor wear, but still going

: strong. It’s clocked up an impressive

' 100,000 miles—iourtimes round the

world - since production in 1909.

It was a certain Jack Kirk trom Wishaw, Purves remembers, who ‘took that car as a wreck and rebuilt it.’

Certainly its curves are splendidly restored. It is the classic 508 roadster, a sturdy British relative oi Ferrari. And it beat Porsche at Le Mans three years running in the 1 .5 litre class- more through reliability than velocity, mind you.

Jowett stopped production oi cars in 1954, in what is a typical story oi the British car industry, after the war. Quality control problems led to cash ilow difficulties and the company turned to engineering. The iour-cylinderJupiter represents the highest and lowest points 01 the company’s car production. On a good day it would have done nearly 90mph, but with barely a hundred leit on the roads these days, that would be a rare sight indeed. (Thomas Quinn)

Barry Fielder: The Theatre at Lite and Death

Fri 3—25 May. This debut exhibition opens ProjecrAbiIiry‘s new centre with an artistic

quandary: ‘suggestion and implication through dynamism, complexity and a conflict between “flatness” and perspective‘. There‘s nothing straightforward about art.

I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street, 552 4400ext 2682. Mon—Fri lOam—5pm; Sat noon—4pm.

Matt McCurdy: Upon Discovering a Purple Line Sat 4-25 May. Vibrant, highly textural paintings from a Glasgow artist who counts Kandinsky and the Blau Rciter group among his influences.

I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street, 221 6370. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Lesley Banks: New Paintings Fri 3—23 May.

1 The first full-scale show of a Scottish rising

star Banks‘ paintings of Glasgow people in familiar domestic settings embody a sense of the ominous.

I CORMUND GALLERY 130 West Regent Street, 204 3708. Mon—Sat 9am—5pm. James McDonald Fri 3—225 May. Still Iifes of books, cameras, gramophones. blowlamps and lawnmowers, as well as the more traditional fruit-and-flowers subjects.

I CRAIGIE HALL 6 Rowan Road, 427 6884. Sat and Sun lOam—Spm.

Mackintosh In the Nineties Preview exhibition of furniture and decorative fittings for Mackintosh‘s Art Lover‘s House which is under construction just down the road.

I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street, 221 3095. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm.

Margaret Morris 1891-1980 Until Sat 11 May. Centenary exhibition ofdrawings. paintings and designs by the innovator of modern dance technique better known as ‘wife ofJ.D. Fergusson‘.


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, an air cannon and,

f just in, Ivan Mocovich‘s SMART exhibits,

combining science, maths and art— Pythagoras‘ Theorem explained at last. I EWAN MUNDY FINE ART 48 West George

. Street. 331 2406. Mon-Sat9.30am— 5 5.30pm. Next exhibitions John Dulnton Pringle and

' John Duncan Fergusson start 21 May. I FINE ART SDCIETY134 Blythswood

Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri

9.30am-5.30pm; Sat 10am—1pm. Alexander Mann 1853-1908 Until Tue 14 May. Like other Glasgow Boys based in Paris, Mann was drawn to the plein air painting of the naturalist school, for which he received great acclaim. His wealthy background ensured that there was no pressure on him to sell and the picturesin this exhibition have never before been exhibited.

Duncan Shanks: Aspects oi the Clyde Valley 1975-1990 Sat 4—28 May. A quiet and reclusive painter intrigued by the countryside which surrounds his home in the Clyde Valley and which inspires his oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings.

I GATEROUSE GALLERY Rouken Glen Road (gallery at entrance to Butterfly Kingdom), 620 0235. Mon—Fri 1.30—6pm; Sat and Sun 12.30pm-5.30pm; closed Tue. David Toner: A Retrospective Fri 3-25 May. A tribute to the artist, who died in 1990, which takes in his work from 1974—1990, including his favorite subjects the tenements of Bridgeton and Maryhill.

I GLASGOW ART CENTRE 12 Washington Street, 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am—7pm; Sat 10am—3pm.

Underthe Bridge Sat 4—23 May. From its shadowy position under the Kingston Bridge, the GAC has long been