! Environmental Art Mon 6—18 Apr.
1 Newberry Building.
I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. 82 IIiIlhead Street. 339 8855 ext 5431. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—5pm.
Exhibitions are listed by city. than alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach ourolfices at least ten days before publication. Art and Exhibitions listings compiled by Miranda France.
I ARTBANK 205 Bath Street. 248 8400. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Stuart McAlpine Miller: Thought-A Summary of Relative Experience Until 25 Apr. New. rather sinister paintings. in which the figures become ‘objects. 5 intended as pieces of still-Iife‘. I ART EXPOSURE GALLERY 53 West 1 Regent Street. 3320808. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Mixed Show Until Tue 31 Mar. I ART GALLERY 8t MUSEUM. KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat lllam—Spszhurs 10am—9pm; Sun noon—6pm. Cafe. [D] Voluntary guides are available free of I charge to conduct parties or individuals I round the main galleries. Ask at the enquiry desk. Buying forthe Future Until 7 Jun. The second selection of recent acquisitions purchased from Glasgow City Council‘s£3 million fund. These works are by Bridget Riley. Joyce Cairns. Fiona Carlisle. John Keane. John Bellany. Otto Dix. Joseph Davie. Ken Kiff. David lloekneyand Allen Jones. and will eventually be hung in Glasgow‘s new Gallery of Modern Art. scheduled to open in 1996. The New Look: Design in the 1950s Until Sun 5 Apr. This major touring exhibition harks back to the revolutionary 50s. a decade ofdesign innovation sparked off by Christian Dior‘s ‘New Look' Collection of 1947. The show comprises furniture. lighting. ceramiCs and textiles from Britain and the rest ofEurope. Derek Jarman: At Your Own Risk Until 12 Apr. The latest exhibition in Kelvingrove‘s New Arts series presents a selection of Jarman‘s works dealing directly with his HIV status. Three-dimensional assemblages. the works combine painting with found objects — many of which were gathered from around Jarman's home near Dungeness Nuclear Power Station. English Etchers Until 12 Apr. An exploration of the variety oftalent that came to light after the foundation ofthe Royal Society of Painter-Etchers in 1880. including works by Graham Sutherland. Frank Mason and C. R.W. Nevinson. I BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws ; Road. 6497151. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun | noon-6pm. Cafe. [D] The collection of Edwardian tycoon S William Burrell. including furniture. paintings. ceramics and glass. housed in an elegant purpose-built gallery. I COLLINS GALLERY University of : Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400 ext 2682. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat noon—4pm. Powertrom Nature Sat 28 Mar—25 Apr. A multi-media exhibition which goes a step beyond the ‘Greenhouse effect'. acid rain and the ozone layer to explore the alternative and renewable energy sources. The exhibition is organised in conjunction with Heatwave. Glasgow. I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat 10am-5.30pm. . Douglas Tomson: New Paintings Sun 28 Mar—23 Apr. Monumental. figurative works by an artist well known in Scotland. now resident in Germany. I CRANHILL ARTS CENTRE 18 Saltmarket. info: 771 9368. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 1—5pm; closed Mon.
48 The List 27 March — 9 April 1992
‘Johnstone's work is still not as well known as it should be. He was perhaps ahead of his time.‘ With this flaccid cliche, Dr Duncan Macmillan-the distinguished historian of Scottish art (probably the only man in the world who knows what Raeburn liked for breakfast!) — begins the final paragraph of his appreciation of the abstract painter William Johnstone.
Dr Macmillan is wrong on both counts: Johnstone's work is known by about the right number of people and it was not in any significant sense ahead of itstime. ForWilliam Johnstone, a Borders-born artist and well-known art educationalist who died ten years ago, was a tertiary talent— a product of a subculture of a subculture oi a subculture, which any artist educated in a post-Union. Americanized Scotland is bound to be.
Admittedly, Johnstone took to dashing-off carelessly gestural landscapes under the influence of Surrealism at a premature date, but these are no great shakes, had no lasting influence and, even in the context of the more honest Abstract Expressionist-inspired canvases in the Hope Scott Collection, they present a monotonous panorama. A nice feel for colour, a nice sense of tone and — from
Alan Davie’s Magic Picture Drawing. 1979, from the Hope Scott Collection
: what can be gleaned — probably a very
nice man; but that is all that need be
said about William Johnstone.
No, the real interest at the Talbot Rice stems from the patron, Hope Montague Douglas Scott- offspring of
. the Younger brewing dynasty, wile to a
grandson of the Fifth Duke of Buccleuch and ardent Johnstone fan. As an elderly-ish lady, Hope got to know William, a gentleman from a somewhat inferior social bracket, and became quite besotted by both the man and his work. This is a love story, made all the more poignant by the age of the protagonists.
It must be said that Hope went a bit overboard on the work of her paramour.
i At least 80 per cent oi the Talbot Rice
show is Johnstone. But she undoubtedly bad taste and the confidence to write out cheques tor
. what her taste dictated.
Providing a diversion from Johnstone are a curious wee Picasso pastel, an oil by Utrillo and a sploshy gouache of a vase of flowers by Van Dongen for which I would give one of my eye teeth. There is also a weird Max Ernst. (Andrew Gibbon Williams)
The Hope Scott Collection can be seen at the Talbot Rice Gallery until 16 May.
Greetings from Easterhouse Until Sun 5 Apr. Ceramics. photographs. costumes. drawings and tapestries by individual
3 artists and groups working in the Greater
I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm.
Merlyn Evans, 1910—1973: Paintings and Works on Paper Until 28 Mar. Next exhibition. Nun Par/(unto Ila/farm, starts 11 Apr.
I EWAN MUNUY FINE ART 48 West George Street. 331 2406. Mon-Sat 9.30am—5.30pm.
British and French paintings and engravings.
Next exhibition startsmid-April.
I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am A7pn1132ll 1—4pm.
Cum Grano Salis: A mixed media exhibition by Gillian Curran Sat 4—25 Apr. ('urran's witty reaction to the global plethora of plastic objects threatening tooverwhelm mankind.
I GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 22 King Street. 5520704. Mon—Sat Ilium-5.30pm.
Jim Pattison Until Sat 29 Mar. Paintings. etchings. monotypes. screenprints and collages inspired by a recent trip to Vienna.
Ben Panting Sat 4—26 Apr. Figurative sculptures by a young London-based artist. dubbed ‘fantastic' by Roger de Grey. President of the Royal Academyof Arts.
I GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART 167 Renfrew Street. 332 9797. Mon—Fri 10am—9pm: Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Hand Signals: Silversmithing and Jewellery Mon 6—18 Apr. Mackintosh Building. Work in Progress from the Department of
Scottish Drawings and Walercolours Until 16 Apr. More than 50 works spanninga century ofcreative activity in Scotland. including McTaggart. Walton.
Mackintosh. Redpath and Eardley. : I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM Glasgow University. University Avenue. 339 8855.
Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—lpm. The bequest of William Hunter. a student
. of Glasgow University in the l730s. who
left his substantial collection of books. prints. and variotrs other curiosities to the university. Many additions to the collection have since been made.
I KEY GALLERY 2 Queen‘s Crescent. St. George’s Cross. 332 4632. Tue—Sat
10am—4pm. ; MichaelD’NarazATwentyYear
Retrospective Until Sat 4 Apr. Impressionistie. figurative works. often
with a narrative theme and sometimes
illustrating specific memories of the artist. ()‘1 lara has been registered blind since 1989. but still retains a degree ofvision. This is his first solo show.
I LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road. Milngavie. 942 2262 ext 3246. Tue—Fri
11am—5pm and 6—8pm; Sat and Sun i 2-5pm.(‘losed Mon.
Children's Art Exhibition Until 12 Apr.
' 232 Embroidery Group Exhibition Sat 4—25
Apr. I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin Hall. 1 Bunhouse Road. 357 3929. Mon—Sat ; 10am—5pm: Sun noon—6pm. [D]. ' The ‘lndustry' Paddle Steamer The Clyde Shipping Company. the oldest steamship
company in the world. has loaned a
ship. Industry. whose engine is also on show at the museum - an important
I i miniature working model oftheir first
i survivorof 19th centuryengineering. 3 Children’s Exhibition Sat 4—Sun 12 Apr. I 908 GALLERY l2 Otago Street. 339 3158.
- Annette Edgar Sat 28 Mar—29 Apr. Thirty new. boldly colourful figures and
; landscapes from an artist whose recent
i exhibitions include Edinburgh‘s 369 and It Los Angeles‘ De Vorzon.
I OPEN CIRCLE GALLERY l7 Queen‘s. Crescent. 334 1652. Mon—Fri
' 9.30am-8pm; Sat 9.30am— 1 pm. 2—5pm.
: Closed Wed.
; Glasgow Street/Boulevard St Germain:
; Recent Paintings by Robert Pillard-Valere
: Until 24 Apr. Abstract minimalist works
i by a Paris-based artist who has exhibited
i in Scotland. Ireland and the continent.
E I PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [D]. Cafe.
Once a museum for the working classes. now a fantastic repository for all sorts of ephemera connected with Glasgow‘s history — everything from old cigarette packets to suffragettes' campaigning material.
Next exhibition. Threads ofIer. starts 23 Apr.
I POLLOKSHAWS LIBRARY Shaw Bridge Street. 632 3544. Mon—Fri 9.30am—8pm (closed Wed); Sat 9.30am—lpm. 2—5pm. Pop into the Nineties Until Sat 28 Mar. Some twenty paintings and collages by Drew Mulholland and Johnny Martin (ex-Primal Scream).
I SCOTLAND STREET SCHOOL MUSEUM 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe.
Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and now home to archive material on education in Scotland from 1872 onwards. Reconstructed classrooms give a flavour of Victorian. Edwardian. Second World War and 1960s schooldays.
The Laing Art Competition Until Sun 29 Mar. The best landscapes and seascapes
submitted for this national competition.
from the Scottish area.