IThe National Galleries 01 Scotland have announced the purchase of two works. one by Surrealist Joan Miro, entitled Maremité and the other a Leonardo da Vinci drawing— Studies of Paws of a Dog or a Wolf. The drawing by da Vinci (1452-1519) was bought for £670,000 with a contribution of £100.00() from the National Art Collections Fund. It seems to be one ofa number ofstudies da Vinci made for a planned study of comparative anatomy and depicts seven sets of wolf‘s paws. Maremr'ré is to be paid for Over the next three years. again with a grant from the National Art Collections Fund and from the National Heritage Memorial. The painting is typical of Miré‘s obsession with dream imagery and the unconscious. and has been on loan to Gallery of
Modern Art since 1982. I The Fringe Dttice in Edinburgh‘s High Street recently unveiled the latest innovative artwork to grace their front window. Saddle Up, Saddle Up is a mechanically operated painting by Alistair Wallace, with moving parts, lights and an inch-high gun-toting cowboy.
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l George Wyllle: Sculrture Jubilee 1966-1991 (Third Eye Centre £7.95) The book of the very successful Mayfest show. following the man from war service in the navy to the founding ofScul?ture and all that followed: making bards for the Berlin Wall. setting fire to a straw locomotive and sailing into New York on the Paper Boat. Beautifully illustrated and very reasonably priced.
I Ditted Robert McLaughlan (Mainstream £14.99) A colourful, readable book which reveals the range of objers d’art given to Glasgow University over the last 500 years, and something of the personalities of the givers- who include William Hunter. Charles Rennie Mackintosh and James Whistler. Comprehensive illustrations and historical background make it a useful reference book and a‘guide to the collection.
‘ Exhibitions are listed by city. then
alphabetically by venue. Shows will be
: listed, provided that details reach our offices ‘ at least ten days before publication. Art and
Exhibitions listings compiled by Miranda France.
I T B R ANNAN & 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 GALLERY 8t MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm;Thurs 10am—9pm; Sun noon-6pm. Cafe. [D] Voluntary guides are available free of charge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Ask at the enquiry desk.
Stanley Spencer: The Apotheosis of Love Until 16Jun. A centenary tributeto 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 represented here through his 19205 work. surrealist images of the 1930s and copper and wood engravings which celebrate the female form with affection and lyrical sensuality.
New Arts Season: Hong Sam-Dam Until 16 Jun. A political prisoner in South Korea. much of Hong‘s work was destroyed at the time of his arrest because ofits ‘subversive‘ promotion ofdemocracy. human rights and the reunification of North and South Korea, but some prints and hangings. depicting recent historical events. still survive. The prints in this exhibition were bought by Glasgow Museums through Amnesty International. Contemporary Art for Kelvlngrove Extended until 30 Jun. John Byrne. Ken Currie. Craigie Aitchison and John Bellany are among the artists whose works have been
3 acquired with the District Council's £3
' million fund for contemporary art.
1 Wildlite Photographer ol the Year 1990 Sat 1 ‘I Jun—7 Jul. Endearing animals and all sorts of flora and fauna in this chance to view
1990‘s best wildlife shots.
I ART EXPOSURE 53 West Regent Street.
3320808. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm.
Women with Attitude Until 28Jun.
. Paintings. sculpture, jewellery and textiles : from 25 of Scotland‘s women from the
up-and-coming to household names including Christine lronside. Louise
3 Annand and Hilda Goldwag. Also at
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. ‘
Rosemary Beaton: Recent Oils and Drawings
Sat 1 Jun—3 Jul. I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath
Street, 226 5413. Mon-Fri lOam-Spm; Sat
19th and 20th century paintings from stock.
I BASIL'S VEGETARIAN CAFE 184 Dumbarton Road. 337 1416. Mon—Thurs noon—9.30pm; Fri/Sat noon—10.30pm. Jackie Marne: Drawings. Paintings and Prints Until 9Jun.
I BAY TREE CAFE 403 Great Western Road. 334 5098. Tue—Sun 10am—9pm.
Kay Scott: Exhibition at Batik Work Until 3 Jun.
Anna Davis: Recent work Mon 3 Jun-8Jul. I BELLGROVE STATION BILLBOARD PROJECT Bellgrove Station (Queen Street to Springburn line).
Moments of Duality Throughout Jun. A series of one week posterworks by Meredith Crone. Julie Roberts. Alan Dunn and Douglas Gordon. installed on a 20 x 5 ft billboard.
I BUCHANAN’S RESTAURANT Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3163. Daily llam—late.
See entry for Art Exposure.
I BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road, 649 7151. Mon-Sat lOam—5pm; Wed 10am—9pm: Sun noon—6pm. Cafe. [D]
The collection of Edwardian tycoon William Burrell housed in a purpose-built gallery which is itself a 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.
Barry Fielden The Theatre of Life and Death Until Fri 7 Jun. This debut exhibition opens ProjecrAbiIr'ty‘s new centre with an artistic quandary: ‘suggestion and implication through dynamism. complexity and a conﬂict between “ﬂatness” and perspective‘.
I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400 ext 2682. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm: Sat noon—4pm.
Matt McCurdy: Upon Discovering a Purple Line Until Sat 8 Jun. Vibrant. highly textural paintings from a Glasgow artist who counts Kandinsky and the Blau Reiter group among his influences. University ol Strathclyde Department ol Architecture Wed 12 Jun—ll Jul. Works by the 1991 graduates.
I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street, 221 6370. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm Contemporary works by gallery artists.
I CRAIGIE HALL 6 Rowan Road, 427 6884. Sat and Sun 10am—5pm.
Mackintosh in the Nineties Until September. 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.
Recent acquisitions of British drawings
and paintings. including works by Bellany.
Kay. Eardley and Vaughan.
I DOME OF DISCOVERY South Rotunda. Govan Road. 417 1792. Tue—Sun and Bank Holidays 10am—5.30pm. Science and technology interactive exhibition. featuring 3D images, a vertical roundabout. an air cannon and Ivan Mocovich's SMART exhibits. combining science. maths and art — Pythagoras‘ Theorem explained at last.
Events In the Tent Every weekend. Live
i science shows covering a range oftopics.
I EWAN MUNDY FINE ART 48 West George Street.3312406. Mon-Sat 9.30am—
5.30pm. 5 John Dulnton Pringle 1864-1925 Until 15
Jun. Mackintosh's contemporary at Glasgow School of Art. Pringle was an optician and an artist who counted the Neo-lmpressionists among his inﬂuences.
; John Duncan Fergusson1874-1961 Until 15 , Jun. Fifty works on paper— watercolours.
I pastels and drawings produced in Scotland and France.
I FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythswood
J Street. 332 4027. Mon-Fri . 9.30am-5.30pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
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Images of Orkney Sat 1-29 Jun. Sculpture and paintings by Bet Low, Frances Polly and Frances Walker.
I GATENOUSE GALLERY Rouken Glen Road (gallery at entrance to Butterfly
; Kingdom). 620 0235. Mon-Fri 1.3(L—6pm;
Sat and Sun 12.30pm—5.30pm; closed Tue. Recent Work by Three Annes Sun 2—28Jun. Paintings and drawings by Anne Gordon.
Anne Anderson and Anne Mackintosh. I GLASGOW ART CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Fri lOam-7pm; Sat 10am—3pm.
Open College 01 the Arts The first national exhibition of work by students ofan institution which organises distance learning courses in creative arts.
I GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 22 King Street. 5520704. Mon-Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Rainer Fetting: Paintings and Works on Paper Until Sat 1 Jun. Fetting is one ofthe ‘Neue Wilde‘ -— ‘vigorous painters‘ — of Berlin. A first chance to see hisfigurative works in Scotland.
Joseph Davie: A Journal of the Blackout Sat 8—29 Jun. New works from a young Glasgow artist who peoples his works with ‘modern day apostles and heroes facing spiritual and social deterioration‘.
I GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART 167 Renfrew Street. 332 9797. Mon—Thurs 10am—8pm; Fri lOam—Spm; Sat lOam—noon.
Artists in Schools Until Mon 3 Jun. Collaborative work by GSA students and Nursery and Primary school children in Strathclyde.
Museum Piece Until Fri 7Jun. Unexplained intriguing-sounding installation.
I GLASGOW UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Hillhead Street 339 8855 ext 6767. Mon—Thurs 9am—9. 30pm; Fri 9am—5pm; Sat 9am— 12.30pm.
The Music Hall Tradition Until Sat 1 Jun. Theatrical paraphernalia from the Scottish Theatre Archive‘s Jimmy Logan Collection. including Harry Lauder‘s mother‘s kettle.
I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. 82 llillhead Street. 3398855 ext 5431. Mon—Fri9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—lpm.
Contemporary Art in Singapore - Where East meets West Until 22 Jun. Diverse responses of nineteen Singapore artists to the separate traditions of Eastern painting and Western art history and practice. Printmaking in Paris: 1900—1940 Until 11 July. Over 80 works by artists oftwelve nationalities who sought inspiration in Paris in the first halfofthis century. The works— all selected from the University of Glasgow‘s own collections — include pieces by Picasso. Matisse. Derain. Miro. Ernst and Dali.
I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM Glasgow University. University Avenue. 3398855. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm: Sat 9.30am-1pm. 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 additions to the collection have since been made.
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.
Mllngavle Art Club Annual Exhibition Sat 1—22 Jun.
' I MITCHELL LIBRARY North Street. 221
7030. Mon-Fri 9.30am-9pm;
Gallipoli 1915: Recorded. Remembered and Revisited Until 15 Jun. An exhibition commemorating the participation ofsever
I nations in the Gallipoli campaign.
including a video with a commentary from veterans. Over 160 items include diaries. photographs. bullets. a mortar bomb and
the remains of tins ofsardincs. bullybcef ‘ and jam - who‘d have thought a sardine
could last more than 75 years?
The Carrying Stream Until 14 Jun. A
touring exhibition from Edinburgh
. University's School of Scottish Studies.
currently celebrating its 40th birthday.
Archive photographs document the life
and traditions of crofting and fishing communities. as well as the storytellers. singers and musicians who passed down Scotland's oral heritage
I MCLELLAN GALLERIES 270 Sauchichall u Street.33l 1854. Mon—Sat lilam—Spm;
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