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HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University Of Glasgow
PRINTMAKING IN PARIS: 1900-1940 4 May - ll July
With support from the Delegation Culturelle Francoise
CONTEMPORARY ART IN SINGAPORE 20 April - 22 June
Mon - Fri 9.30-5.00; Sat 9.30-1.00 Admission Free 041 330 5431
50 DESIGNERS FROM ALL OVER UK AND EUROPE
48 BUCHANAN STREET, GLASGOW
May 3-78 inclusive
Weekdays 9 — 6
Sundays 17 — 5
WOMEN AND MYTHOLOGY
(re)Current Allegories by Jane Brettle
Jane Brettle: (re)Current Allegories, Street Level, Glasgow.
Greek mythology and philosophy permeate the European culture at our daily lives in ways which are, tor the most part, unaniculated and unexplored. They have entered our collective subconscious. That is why the excavation of that mythology can be so fascinating and fruitful, tull of resonance, and at the same time provide pointers tor the changes we might want to make within our current culture and politics. Jane Brettle's exhibition, cleverly titled (re)Current Allegories, is an investigation of this, and particularly of the position occupied by women in these mythologies.
Brettle has done this by photographing in Greece and elsewhere visible tragments of ancient Greece and ways in which they
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resonate in today’s world. Greek tamin snapshots, monumental sculpture, a beauty queen, plaster casts of Greek sculpture — all concentrating on women/goddess images - intermingle
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investigation. Use ot black and white as well as colour, the photgraphing ot collages ot banknotes, postcards and other tourist mementoes, the use ot single-image, almost documentary recording: all this makes for a visually interesting exhibition.
Yet I was left oddly dissatisfied. The work somehow doesn’t go as far as it could; it doesn't push its qualities. The lyricism is not sufficiently poignant; the politics are shrouded rather than radical; the aesthetics are not disruptive enough. It teels like a starting point, and one with plenty of potential. One image, a colour photo taken in a formal garden, particularly caught my eye. In the foreground is the
l head and shoulder of a stone
neo-goddess; in the distance, slightly out of focus, is a woman crouching,
5 taking a photo. Both are looking in the
same direction. This one image encapsulated the whole project tor me, while leaving it open tor further speculation. (Hilary Robinson)
I CANONGATE TOLBOOTH Royal Mile, 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
The People's Story The museum relates the story ofthe people of Edinburgh. told in their own words and through photographs and rc-created tableaux.
I CENTRAL LIBRARY George [V Bridge. 225 5584. Mon-Fri 9am—8pm; Sat 9am—1pm.
Kane Rutherford: Photographs Throughout May. Fine Art Library.
Mrs Katherine Brown's Sketches Until 31 May. Edinburgh Room.
The Gaelic Collection Until 1 Jun. Scottish Library.
I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street , 220 1260. Tue—Sat noon—6pm.
Resoluting the Irresolute, Irresoluting the Resolute Sat 4—25 May. An ‘inter-cultural conversation betweeen Gothic and Islamic architecture’. orchestrated by Graham Fagen and Seycd Edaltapour.
I CRAIGMILLAR LIBRARY Niddrie Marischall Gardens. 669 4095. Mon-Fri 9am—8.30pm; Sat 9am—1pm.
Craigmillar Portraits Until November. 130 photographs of Craigmillar residents, taken by Tim Curtis and showing five per fortnight. while stocks last.
I DANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE Carlsbcrg House. 3 Doune Terrace. 225 7189. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm.
Love Altair in a Colour Field Until 17 May. Recent paintings by Jan Siversten.
I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP AND GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Recent Works from the Collection Until 9 May.
From this Green Earth Sat 11 May—15 Jun.
Landscape prints by Alfons Bytautas,
3 Michael McVeigh and others.
I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE 20 Chambers Street,
info: 2206125. Mon—Fri 10am—8pm;Sat i and Sun 10am—3pm.
Fluid Forms, Fluid Functions Until Fri 10 May. Over twenty detailed models of Alsop, Lyall and Stormer‘s European designs and buildings. including their prestigious £100 million proposal for the Hatcl du Departement in Marseille.
I FINE ART SOCIETY 137 George Street. 220 6370. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat l()am—lpm.
Lothian Landscapes Until Tue 7 May. Works by 19th and 20th century watercolourists who sought inspiration in the Lothians — including the East Linton painters of the 1880—1920 period — and featuring the work of Robert Noble (1857—1917) which is felt to deserve wider attention.
I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street, 225 6776. Tue—Fri 11am—6pm; Sat l()am—lpm.
Charlie Mackesy Until 22 May. Drawings and watercolours by 3 Northumberland- born artist fascinated by music.
I GALERIE MIRAGES Raeburn Place,315 2603. Mon—Fri 10am-5pm; Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Pots Throughout May. Magniﬁcent array of pots and storage jars from India. Thailand, Burma, Uganda and Indonesia. I THE FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 9.30am-1.30pm. Glimpses 01 Turkey: Photographs by Francois Chargelbgra Until 31 May. ‘Glimpses of
"The List 3— 16 May 1991