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MINGEI: The Living Tradition

in Japanese Arts 28 August - 6 October 1991


Open daily: 10am-5pm

Sunday: lZ-6pm Late night: Wednesday 9pm

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54 The List 13 26 September 1991

Pollok Country Park. Glasgow

GARDEN ART A . ti " i i! t E : 3 ,. 2 r l If i i I i. . , i, I t. i r r i 5;" ‘i- i; r ‘l 0 g . I f; l A 5 h E i *- y i ,, »l < a l l {I 1’; ‘y l I l ‘i i . l l r t 4 .w 1 U l t 1 4i r - 1y 1 I 1 4’ 1 l I l 4 ' l l i l * * ll 1 1 , ;. l l 4 it t L J i Herman de Vries' Rosa Canina Herman de Vries: Flora, atthe Royal alluring and disquieting are all there.

Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, until 20 Oct.

Herman de Vries is obsessed by Nature. In Germany, his ‘studio’ consists of 200 square kilometres of forest and meadows; when he travels abroad, he explores not cafes or cathedrals, but the countryside. This small exhibition is a sample of his refreshingly unadorned work.

De Vries believes that nature is beguiling and beautiful on its own. ‘An Afternoon Underthe Elsbeere’ is a prime example: de Vries spent an autumn afternoon beneath an elsbeere tree, watching the leaves fall to the ground. Afterwards he stuck them to a white tableau in preciselythe pattern in which they had fallen.

Yellowing leaves are something that we have all, at some time, trampled or raked up; by pinning them to a gallery wall, de Vries forces us to take a serious look. The tensions and contradictions that make nature so

The leaves have roughly the same form .

and yet are distinguishably different,

both in shape and colour; their arrangement seems too pleasing to be utterly random.

Because he wants to engage us, de Vries steers clear of battling manipulations of his materials. He understands that simplicity is not boring. ‘Rosa Canina‘ is a tidy row of stalks from dog-rose bushes. By placing them in a simple, straight line, de Vries removes himself from the piece. There are no geometric riddles or arcane allusions. What makes the work intriguing is the sheervariety of colour and form that nature invests in a single plant.

De Vries is admired on the Continent but little known in Britain. Next spring the Royal Botanic Garden will stage a large exhibition of work he will do around Scotland. Flora is a tantalising foretaste. (Carl Honoré)

complete set of ten original drawings for Scotland Street School. all signed by .‘ylaekintosh. are displayed alongside draw lugs and photographs of the recent million pound restoration of the building. I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street. 557 l4ll5. .‘slon—l5ri ll).3()am——5pm; Sat lllam—--l.3llpm; Sun 2—5pm.

Winner of the 198‘) Award for Social and Industrial History and described as the first real community museum in Britain. A Basket of Memories: Shopping in Springburn An exhibition that harksback to Springburn‘s heyday of local shopping and community spirit and asks what the experience ot future Springburn shoppers will be. as new housing and a new shopping centre draw people back into the

I STREET LEVEL 279—281 High Street. 552 2151. \Ved- Sat 11am—6pm; Sun 2-4pm. Secluslons Until 13 ()et. Highlycrafled black and white photographs which explore the relationship between interior and exterior space.

lain Stewart: Pictures from Westerlea Until 13 ()ct. (‘ommissioned by the Scottish (‘ouncil on Disability. Stewart's photographs are ofstaff and pupils at Westerlea ~— a school for children with special needs.

I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Tue—Sat “lam—5.30pm; Sun 2—5.3(lpm.

(‘losed until Spring 1992.

I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 423 1333. Daily. noon—8pm (noon—1 1pm performance days. not Suns).

GBPD 91 Lintil 12 Oct. The first British showingof British and Irish submissionsto the Prague Ouadrcnnale ~ the world's foremost theatre design competition. at which the British contingent won first prize and featuring Pamela l loward's model of Tramway.

I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 28 King Street .I 552 4813. Mon—Sat noon-6pm.

Jo Spence: Missing Person/Damaged Lives Until 28 Sept. Recent works by oneof Britain‘s best known photographers.

I WASPS 26 King Street. 5520564. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm; Sat lll.3llam—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.


I THE ASH GALLERY 156 ( 'anongate. 556 216i). Mon—Sat “lam—6pm.

Closed until further notice.

I BARNES & FITZGERALD 47b (ieorge Street. 22(1 1305. Mon—Sat lll.3llam—5.3(lpm. (‘ontemporary glass gallery.

Kiln Formed Glass by Eiryl Griffiths and Gaynor Ringland L'ntil Sat 21 Sept.

I BLUE MDDN CAFE 6i) Broughton Street. 556 2788. Daily. 1 lam-1 1pm.

Permanent collection of works by [.eila Galloway. Tony Cooper. Alistair Warner and David Hutchinson.

I CANDNGATE TDLBDDTH Royal Mile. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.