Sylvester Stallone goes for Peter Howson and Madonna Opts for Frida Kahlo. We’re talking art collecting here. Whether its for investment purposes, pleasure or you just want something to hang above the fireplace that blends in with the decor, art can be and is affordable. You may not be in the same bidding league as Ms Ciccone, but it is possible to pick up an original piece of art for as little as £10. Christmas is one of the best times of the year, bar summer Degree Shows, to scour the ubiquitous ‘Small Paintings For Christmas’ exhibitions for that priceless potential masterpiece. See Art listings for venue details.
I Art Exposure Gallery Until 30 Jan. East becoming the Next chainstore of the art world with shows also at Central Station and the OFT bar. They are committed to showing the best of Scottish graduates‘ work. Central Station is the innovative venue for works by Richard Ackerman. the world's second best-selling print artist. The multi-ntedia Christmas show in Bath Street has such star names as Edinburgh WASPS Bryan Evans and Tim Cockburns showing their watercolours and humorous monoprints. among others. These two also feature at the GET bar. Prices range from £33—£350.
I CCA The brand new CC A bookshop has an excellent range of books specialising in the contemporary visual and performing arts. So ifyou’re looking for an obscure
dance. design or art-theory book on the
semiotics of Andy Warhol's Campbell’s
I soup tins. then this is the place. Prices from £3 upwards for catalogues. See listings for the award-winning photographer ()wen Logan‘s Bloodlines exhibition. I Collins Gallery Until 23 Dec. Once again the gallery is holding an exhibition ofcraftwork from all over Britain. The selection includes ceramics.jewellery. stone-carving. glass. metalwork and printed silk. Prices range from £6.50 up to £1000. See listings for Assam: The Language oj'li'a exhibition. I Compass Gallery Until 30 Jan.
' Established by local art dealer Cyril
Gerber this respected gallery is a showcase for up and coming talent. The Christmas show highlights a mix of 20 0 contemporary graduates such as Joyce Cairns as well as established names like
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"Assam: The Language of Tea" Photography from the tea "plantations of Northern India by Colin Cavers plus "Crafts for Christmas and Beyond" prezzies by over 50 British craft peOpIe
27 Nov - 23 Dec Mon-Fri lO-S Sat 12-4
University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street, Glasgow
; I Cyril Gerber Fine Art Until 30 Jan. The
‘ hundred years. Paintings. drawings and ‘ sculpture that have been gathered over the
shown for the first time. From the
Colourists to Elizabeth Blackadders's
watercolours to Peter Howson‘s brutal
portraits. Prices start at £400.
3 I Glasgow Print Studio Until 3t Jan. This ~ spacious first floor gallery holds its annual
acclaimed Joseph Davie. Elspeth Lamb ; woodcuts. linocttts and etchings. For the
. jewellery and ceramics by local Glasgow
. venue to the Yield exhibition. A group
Woman and Moon by John Ferry at lntermettia Gallery
John Huston. The gallery's open door I policy means every media from oils and l drawings to ceramics and jewelleryis ' represented. Prices from £20-£ 1000.
Winter Collection. Works by European artists (including Scottish) spanning some
last few years by the gallery are to be
Christmas show of members work. Prints by Ashley Cook and the equally
and June (‘arey are among the plethora of
first time they’ll also be showing
artisans. Prices range from £30 for an unframed work upwards.
I Intennedia 4-24 Dec. The Glasgow 1 Council and some generous benefactors have pttt their money where their artistic months are and given over this temporary
show by eight Glasgow artists ranging from prints to constructions. Prices are
between £150 and £2000.
; lvluybridge llip-books at £2.95 to Walker
I Stones and Samson Until 24 Dec. A large range of prints. ceratnics. glass. paintittg and sculptural pieces from over 40 well-known and emerging artists including Tim Stead and Adrian Wisniewski. Prices start at £7 and hit the £4000 mark.
I Street level The Street Level Gallery bookshop has one of the best selections of photography books. Erom Eadweard
Evans' The Hungry Eye at £40. :
Marzarolt. Mapplethorpe. Bill Brandt and g a slew of others. i
I Art Supermarket Until 31 Dec. A co-op
: run space that operates on the best
commercial principles. Most of the 40
artists who are selling their wares are art graduates with a preference for works on paper. One of the best outlets oforiginal
:' and affordable art. Everything is under £25.
I Blackadder Gallery Until 30 Dec.
; Paintings and prints by several young Scottish artists. plus jewellery. ceramics
, I Collective Gallery l-— 18 Dec.
Coinciding with The Eringe Film and Video Festival. this artist-run venue will present an exhibition of video installations
GLASGOW PRINT STU D10
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22 KINCI STREE'I‘ - GLASGOW GI SQ? -
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Members Christmas Exhibition
lst - Slst December 1993 Monday - Saturday 10.00am — 5.30pm
As well as a large selection of prints there will be jewellery and ceramics included in this exhibition.
Disabled access by arrangement Subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council & Glasgow District Council
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Over 300 Paintings, Drawings and Prints by 200 artists plus Sculpture,
10 am - 5.30pm
Until end January Subsidised by Glasgow District Council
Ceramics and Jewellery.
52 The List 3—16 December 1993