SONG AND DANCE
Outside the gallery the city is shrouded in cloud and drizzle but inside, primary colours and great loud figures dance from the walls. This, Dominic Snyder’s first big solo show in Glasgow, is the second part of a series which was previewed lastyear in Motherwell. The overall theme is a celebration of the landscape of music, and it looks like a groovy kind of place.
Snyderworks in monotype, lithography and screenprint, in a style that owes more to primitive art than to the figurative tradition — he uses flat
areas of colour and linear figures. His horn-wielding, loot-suited men wear pillar box red and shimmering purple, sharp as the pumping iazz they are playing. Their short squared-off limbs are picked out in black, like hunks of roughly hewn soapstone, and their huge bodies look liable to burst the frames at any minute and escape into the gallery.
In the series which includes the refreshingly titled, ‘Be Bop is Good for You', players lounge beside whiskery blue sea wearing little or nothing but always blowing a trumpet or hanging a drum. Like ebony Matisses against
brilliant colour, they positively ripple with rhythm. Although Snyder's palette is located out there in the South Seas or the outback of Australia, his sense of humour is very definitely Glaswegian. Works like, ‘The Drinker', ‘Fly Man‘ and ‘Unscottish Screenprint’, are wryly lunny, twisting the subject matter and conventions with irreverance.
Only his oil paintings show a lack of confidence. Without the solidity of his prints, the serene figures shrink like deflatable Gauguins. But overall this work is blissfully self-assured. Not, loud and so mellow you forget the dirge of the rain. (Beatrice Colin)
Dominic Snyder: The Art of Noise, Part II is at the Glasgow Print Studio until 29 Aug.
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Teamworks Until Sat 22 Aug.
I McLELLAN GALLERIES 27(1Sauchiehall Street. 331 1854 . Tue—Sat Ilium—10pm: Sun and Mon ll)am—-Spm. [D]. Admission £3.5llx’concs £2.51). children £15“.
Home of the Brave tintil 3n Sept. Glasgow's big contribution to the quincentenai'y. Was Columbus right to ‘diseover‘
l America? Make up your own mind as you
; ‘tottrney through SouthAmertca. meeting Mavas. Aztecs and Incasand
using the very latest in audio and video techniques.
I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin Hall. 1 Bunhouse Road. 3573921). Daily lllam—5pm: Sun 11am—5pm. [D].
Humourfrom Shell: Advertising Art1923—63 L'nlil31 Aug. Witty ntotoring
advertisements front some of the best known illustrators of the day. I 908 GALLERY l2 ()tago Street. 3393158.
I GSA Connections See Glasgow School of
1 I PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow
‘ Green. 5540223. Mon—Sat Want—5pm:
, Sun 11am—5pm. |D|.(‘afe.
Once a museum for the working class. now a fantastic repository for all sortsof
ephemera connected with Glasgow‘s history — everything from old cigarette
Glagow's Good News: 500 Years ofthe
'. Archdiocese of Glasgow Until l7Jan1993.
An exhibition charting the course of
('atholicism in Glasgow since 1492 — when the city was elevated to archdiocese status —focusing on education. the effects of Irish immigration and the changing patterns of
I PROJECTABILITY 18 Albion Street.552 2822. Mon-Fri ltlam—Spm.
Untitled Until 4 Sept. Paintings. drawings. prints. ceramics and filmwork by gallery artists.
I ROGER BILLCLIFFE FINE ART 134
Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri
9.3(iam—5.3(lpm: Sat lflam—lpm.
Small works by Scottish Artists Until 31 Aug. Bond. Howson. Shanks. Scouller. Ironside. McArthur. Donaldson. Low and
I SCOTLAND STREET SCHOOL MUSEUM 225 Scotland Street. 42‘) 12(12.Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [D] Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh arid now home to archive material on education in Scotland from 1872 onwards. Reconstructed classrooms give a ﬂavour
of Victorian. Edwardian. Second World
War and I960s schooldays. Mackintosh Tea Rooms Exhibition Until 28
i Sept. Mackintosh furniture from The
' (.‘hinese Room. The (‘Ioister Roont and others. as well as costumes from
1890—1915. Traditional afternoon teas
served in the cafe 2—4. 15pm. £2.50.
I SPRINGDURN MUSEUM Ayr Street. 557
1405. Mon—Fri 1(l.3llam—-5pm; Sat
“lam—4.30pm; Sun 2—5pm. Described as the first realcommunity
museum in Britain.
I STREET LEVEL 279—281 Higlt Street. 552
. 2151 . Tue—Sat l lam-5.3llpm.
§ Tracey Holland: Recent Work Until Sat 15
4 Aug. ()pulent photographic tableaux
which draw on the tradition ofstill-life
' Rosemary Donovan: Rights of Passage Until 1 Sat 15 Aug. A series documentingthe
1' events following death—hearse.
I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 5511. Mon—Sat 1().3()am—6pm.
Tony Cragg: Sculpture Until 6 Sept. Major exhibition of works by the acclaimed Liverpudlian artist. now living in Wuppertal. West Germany. See (.‘CA entry.
I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 28 King Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. |D]
Next show. City Racing. starts 29 Aug.
I WOMEN IN PROFILE Dalhousie Lane. Garnethill. 353 3312. Mon—Fri l—6pm. Cowries in Moonlight- An Installation by Tamara Nedderwick Until 26 Aug. The culmination of six months‘ work in the Hebrides. inspired by natural and washed-up objects found on the beach.
SCOTTISH COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP I Clackmannan County v West Lothian The Arns, Alloa. 1pm. Second-from-bottom Clackmannan take on second-from-top West Lothian. with a lot depending on the form ofthe home side‘s opening batsman Anwar. I Stirling County vaerdeenshire Williamfield. Stirling. 1pm. Another dismal season for Stirling. with a chance to salvage a little pride against mid-table Aberdeenshire. HALL WESTERN UNION I Clydesdale v Ayr Titwood. Beaton Road. Glasgow. 1pm. I Ferguslie v Drumpellier Meikleriggs. Paisley. 1pm. The weather has been Drumpellier‘s biggest enemy so far in their quest to sew up the title. Ferguslie are their closest challengers so this could be a tense finale. I West of Scotland v Greenock Hamilton Crescent. Peel Street. Glasgow. 1pm. I Poloc v Kelbume Shawholm. Pollokshaws. Glasgow. 1pm. I Kilmamock v Uddingston Kirkstyle. Kilmarnock. 1pm. RYDEN EAST LEAGUE I Carlton v St Modans The Pavilion. Grange Loan. Edinburgh. 1pm. I Neriots FP v Freuchie Goldenaere. Inverleith Row. Edinburgh. 1pm. I Watsonians v Stenhousemuir Myreside. Colinton Road. Edinburgh. 1pm. I Grange v Royal High Raeburn Place. Stockbridge. Edinburgh. 1pm. A chance for leaders Grange to claim the silverware. if they can overcome low-lying Royal High. I Kirkcaldy v Edinburgh Acads Bennoehy. Kirkcaldy. 1pm.
I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in each meeting. starting at 7.45pm. £2.
I Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Each meeting includes ten races. starting at
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FOOTBALL Saturday 22
I Airdrie V Falkirk Broomfield. Airdrie. 3pm.
I Dundee Utd v St Johnstone 'I‘annauiee Park. Tannadice Street. Dundee. 3pm.
I Hlbs v Hearts Easter Road Stadium. Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. The first capital derby of the season will hopefully provide a more open and entertaining game than is usually the case when the 1W0 clubs clash.
I Partick Thistle v Motherwell Firhill. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.
I Rangers V Celtic Ibrox Stadium. Glasgow. 3pm. The first Old Firm game of the season will allow an early indication of how serious (‘eltic's challenge to Rangers‘ supremacy will be this year.
I Ayr v Kilmarnock Somerset Park. Somerset Road. Ayr. 3pm.
I Clydebank v Dumbarton Kilbowie Park. (‘Iydebank. 3pm.
I Dunfermline v Raith Rovers East End Park. Dunfermline. 3pm
I Morton v St Mirren Cappielow Park. Greenock. 3pm.
I Stirling Albion v Hamilton Annfield. Stirling. 3pm.
I Alloa Athletic v Stenhousemuir Recreation Park. Alloa. 3pm.
I Clyde ll East Fife Douglas Park. Ilamilton. 3pm.
I Queen‘s Park v Forlar Hampden Park. Glasgow. 3pm.
SPEEDWAY Friday 21
I Edinburgh Gulf Monarchs v Newcastle Diamonds Powderhall Stadium. Edinburgh. 7.15pm. A toughllomefire League tie for Edinburgh against a Newcastle side who have already won the Gold Cup. and have their sights on the League and KO (‘up as well.
I Glasgow Clyde 2 Tigers v Peterborough Panthers Shawfield Stadium. Glasgow. 6.30pm. A vital Homefire League fixture. with both sides still in the hunt for the title. Peterborough will start narrow favourites.
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