IN THE FRAME
Oavld Donaldson recently rediscovered a iorgotten collection oi his own drawings which had lain untouched ior 31 years. They are currently showing in an exhibition called Objects Trouves at the Barclay lennie Gallery In Glasgow.
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‘l have a huge house and I stumbled upon this modest amount oi drawings one day. llow did it leel? Well, I’m not a normal person, I have a jaundiced view oi anything I do. It’s only other people who like it. I just lound bits and pieces oi my mind which had just havoc-0d
‘l’m a rabid Glaswegian, brought up on the Old Testament and there are fragments ol my mind which get Involved In biblical things, not lor the religious side ol it, lor all the dirty bits. Like l.ot’s daughters make a pact to lie with their lather because the tribe was in ditticulty and they were trying to save the race as It were.
‘These are the crumbs that tell irom the rich man’s table. They are notations 01 an Idea. Some ol the drawings are pretty good to look at. They are things which I sat and pencilled in the garden, which Is rare tor me.
‘They did bring back lots oi memories Including some that I don’t like. It you over open your bottom drawer you realise what your memory leaves out and several drawings weren’t oi the happiest oi memories. Others are lumping about joyous.
‘Style? I’ve never had a style. Style belongs to artist persons. I’m just bleodygoodatwhatl do. Christ, you can’t walk down the street tor artists. I think I’m very good at drawing and painting. Painter is the word. Artist is everybody, Edinburgh is tell at them. I learned to paint when I was lilteen andhavehadnonewthonghtsor notions since then.
“I’m very pleased with the show, It will be quite a unique show because It's only me that’s doing It. In rill ratt about.’ (Beau-Ice Golln)
_ Stitched up
Where is all the young fashion design talent in Scotland? Beatrice Colin discovered plenty at the Glasgow School of Art fashion show.
Scotland is home to dozens of artists, writers, musicians and ﬁlmmakers with global reputations. What it doesn’t have is a thriving fashion design scene. Apart from Pam Hogg, Jacqui Burke and Jilli Blackwood, few graduates of Scottish art schools have established themselves in the rag trade.
The annual art school fashion show in Glasgow is a chance to witness the creativity of the next generation close up, talent spot and even buy the clothes from the students. This year there are two shows. One in April in the SRC and this one, staged in a small lecture theatre in the Mackintosh building, with pews cocooned in white. a DJ playing that funky music and an Adam and Eve theme.
What the clothes lacked in ﬁnish was
made up for by the break-neck speed of the settings. Super-8 ﬁlms split each section with related images and we moved from themes such as Chaos and the Garden of Eartth delights to Paparazzi Disco and Cine Magritte. Here, it wasn’t a case of pondering over each outfit for several minutes. To make the show more interesting, it was choreographed so there were at least four outﬁts on stage at once, dancing. posing or playing out some rather suspect amateur drarnatics. In the ﬁrst few sections, Joanne Linnarz’s pink lips and red mouth jacket was fun and knitwear by Gillian Makos and Elaine McLaren were interesting and inventive.
Hats were obviously a project for First Years and they showed a selection which included headwear in the shape of tall houses, a road sign, a ship yard and a wire frame ﬁlled with tumbling ﬁgures.
Next, Saskia Wilson‘s dress and jacket made of wool fashioned into points looked like feathers and worked well as did Ruth Metcalfe’s mini skirt and top printed with denim pockets. More of Metcalfe's designs appeared later in the form of two witty dresses decorated with a match motif — a pair of enormous matches came down over the shoulders of a metallic mini dress like
huge braces and a linen shift shimmered with printed matches. Elsewhere. silk dresses printed with leaves by Dianne Fitzpatrick. a blue and white empire-line dress with hat by Anne Skeidsvoll and Shona Robinson's waistcoats and coat dress in muslin and velvet were impressive and desirable. But the highlight of the whole show was three kilts made out of what looked like plastic painted with tartan designs by three printed and knitted textile students. The male models even danced a Highland ﬂing. Let‘s hope the future‘s so bright for the Scottish fashion scene that everyone will be wearing (plastic) plaids. Call 04] 353 4500for details of the next Glasgow School of Art Fashion Show.
Exhibitions are listed by city, than alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our oitices at least ten days belore publication. Art and Exhibition listings compiled by Beatrice Oolln.
I ART EXPOSURE GALLERY 38 Bath Street. 331 2617. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6pm. .Illllitil I. Bridgland Until I Apr. Scottish landscapes influenced by Cezanne plus still lifes and rtraits.
I ART Y G MUSEUM, NELVIKROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Cafe. [D]. Voluntary guides are available free of charge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Ask at the enquiry desk.
The Iiunting Observer Art Prices 1994 Until 4 Apr. One hundred works picked from a submission of over 3000 from artists resident in the UK.
Word Pictures: Illustrators in Scotland Until 4 Apr. An exhibition of work by the Illustrators in Scotland group which was formed in 1991.
Modern Art From the Collection New permanent display. David Hockney. Bridget Riley, Alan Davie. Jasper Johns. Bruce McLean and Eduardo Paolozzi are featured in an exhibition of Pop Art and work inspired by the heady 60$.
I ROGER BILLCLIFFE FINE ART 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.3 m.
Thursday’s C illl Until 25 Mar. A collection of prints by artists including June Redfem. Elizabeth Blackadder and Barbara Rae to be sold in aid of the Child Psychotherapy Trust in Scotland. Also work by Ray Pierotti, Andrew Squire and contemporary Scottish silver and jewellery.
I OIMNSIOE GALLERY I90 Dukes Road. 613 3663. Daily 10am—5pm (closed Tue
and Sat). The Allll Alliance Until 14 Apr. Scottish
' and French harbours, landscapes and
castles by Robert Cairns.
Equinox and Solstice Until 14 Apr. Jewellery and constructions by Pamela Lockhart.
I OURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road, 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Cafe. [D].
The collection of Edwardian tycoon
' William Burrell. including furniture.
paintings, ceramics and glass. housed in an elegant purpose-built gallery.
Oegas II RTOlle Until Sun 13 Mar. Direct from Brazil, one set of the complete bronze sculptures by Degas depicting women. dancers and horses. Degas showed only one of his sculptures in his life-time, and most of these works were used as explorative studies for his paintings and pastels. They show, however. his incredible understanding of movement and the human form.
I CCA 346—354 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Tue—Sat Ham—5.30pm. Cafe. [D]. GT llew Contempomies Sat 19 Mar-23 Apr. An exciting selection of work from open submission by 28 artists working in a variety of mediums including installation. painting. video art. photography and mixed media. See if you can spot the next Damien Hirst. Gillian Ayres or David Hockney. all of whom were talent-spotted and included in previous shows.
Bad Girls Until Sat 12 Mar. Bad, mad or just naughty. six artists from the USA and Britain explore sexual identity, 90s style, with witty. perverse. erotic or in-your-face work. Also a video programme in the studio including work from 19-year-old genius Sadie Benning, in her bedroom with a Fisher Price Video camera. plus work by Monika Treut and a ﬁlm of a Riot Grrl convention.
I CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENTAL ARTS 18 Albion Street. 552 2822. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm.
JOIII Breslin Until 25 Mar. First solo show of brightly coloured pastel work from the last ﬁve years by this artist who has worked with Projectability since 1989. I CMLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400 ext 2682. Mon—Fri lOam—Spm; Sat noon—4pm. [D].
Animation Plus Until Sat 19 Mar. An exhibition of original. contemporary artworks and installations by international and Scottish animators.
I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street, 221 6370. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Contemporary Scottish Paintings and Prints Throughout March.
I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon-Sat 9.30am—5.30pm.
Scottish NOTIIOIIS Sat 19 Mar-9 Apr. New watercolours by Tom Shanks.
I GLASGOW PRINT STUOIO 22 King Street. 552 0704. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Oeran Fenwick, Willie Ownes and Oharmain Pollock Until 26 Mar. Prints influenced by Danish landscape. portraits and hand-made paper and mixed-media work with leaves and twigs.
I GLASGOW SCIIOIN OF ART 167 Renfrew Street. 353 4500. Mon—Fri 10.nn-5pm; Sat lOam—noon.
Fine Art Photography Until Sat 12 Mar. Work by students.
I WILLIAM IIAROIE GALLERY 141 West Regent Street. 221 6780. Mon—Fri lOam—Spm; Sat lOam-lpm.
WOlit lrom Stock Until 31 Mar Scottish. modern and contem orary paintings.
I HUNTERIAN ART ERY University of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 339 8855 ext 5431. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—5pm.
The Italian Renaissance Print Until 23 Apr. A chance to see the gallery‘s extensive collection of Italian prints.
I NUNTERIAN MUSEUM Glasgow University. University Avenue. 339 8855. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm.
The bequest of William Hunter. a student of Glasgow University in the 17305. who left his substantial collection of books, prints. and various other curiosities to the university.
I INTERMEOIA 65 Virginia Street. 552 8651. Tue—Sat noon-6pm.
Preservation Until Fri 18 Mar. ‘Exploring the myth and reality of loss and exposing the futility of monuments to memory'. artists Mhairi Sutherland. Janie Nicoll and Gayle Nelson have put together an exhibition which includes an installations of glass. drawings. photography and dried objects.
Ornmbulcb Sat 19 Mar—9 Apr. Recent painting by Donald Urquhart.
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