Hockneyed tales

lettuces which instil insatiable cravings with catastrophic results and characters who tear themselves up or hide Inside fish and mountains made of glass are the quirky, magical details of a series of fairy tales noted down by the Grimm Brothers in 1812. In 1969, David Hockney seized on these crazy twists and embarked on a series of 39 illuminating etchings for six of the stories. They were compiled into a book and printed the following year.

it was the rumour of free facilities in the Department of Printmaking at the RCA that first drew a young Hockney to the copper plate and acid bath. After running out of paint and canvases, he mastered the medium quickly and his first engraving was an illustration for Bumpelstitskin. Print- making seemed to fire up his imagination in a different way from paint. ‘Somehow the line telling the story seemed appealing,’ he said.

The boy hidden in a fish (1%9)

‘Whereas in painting you get involved with other things, the paint, the texture, and the narrative is harder to deal with.’

Hockney’s ‘narratives’ were a series of static images conveying his own particular view of the story. Using visual references to old masters and other engravers he reworked each tale to project certain underlying themes. The enchantress or witch in Rapunzel who demands the neighbours child in return for the aforementioned highly seductive lettuce is based on a Virgin and Child study by Hieronymous

Bosch. Elsewhere, he draws from the

imagery of Uccello, Goya and even Magritte to expand his ideas. But the most enthralling aspect of the collection is the blast of energy and citrus sharp tang of humour. ‘The stories really are all quite mad when you think of it,’ he says. ‘Guite

strange.’ Indeed. (Beatrice Colin)



I SCOTLAND STREET SCHOOL MUSEUM 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [1)]. 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. World War 11 and 1960s school days.

Trading Arts Until 21 Aug. An exploration of African arts. with ceremonial wood carvings from Ghana. stone carving from Zimbabwe and an lllleZlCll\C music exhibition. offering the chance to blend four tracks of instruments and music.

I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Atlas Square. 557 1405. Mon—Fri l().3()ain~4.30pm; Sun 2—5pm. [1)].

Springburn At War Until is Nov. Commemorating the outbreak of World War 1. this exhibition includes Springburn war work.

I STREET lEVEL 279—281 High Street. 552 2151. Tue—Sat Ham-5.30pm. Troplsms Until 27 Aug. This collaborative effort by Glasgow School of Art photography students examines how we are shaped by our environment. The photography exhibition is linked to a limited edition book.

I ST MUIOO MUSEUM OF RELIGIOUS llFE RIO ART 2 Castle Street. 553 2557. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm: Sun 11am-5pm. Free. [D]. A museum of world faith. featuring a zen garden. priceless art works from the world‘s six major religions. Dali's Christ of Saint John of the C mix and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures.

The Chinese Way Until 18 Sept. An exhibition of artefacLs featuring dragons. demons and other mythical creatures

? I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 422 2023. WedfiSun llatn--5pm. [D].

; V-Topia Until 11 Sept. Scotland's first

exhibition addressing the growing

relationship between art and technology focuses on the use by visual artists of computer-generated imagery and digital technology. The challenging display using 1250 square metres ofexhibition space. includes work by Scotland‘s John Butler and America's l.ynn Hershman. I VENT Various venues including underground stations. Glasgow l'niversity. llillhead library. a doctor's surgery and Bank Street Laundrette. 550

0002. 12'ntil31 Aug. A project by Nick

Walker which includes the installation of his painting and sculpture in public places.

4 Paisley

I Paisley Museum and Art Galleries

High Street. 88‘) 3151. Mon—Sat

l()am-~-5ptn. Shoreline: Scottish Artists and the Sea

Until 12 Sept. Paintings. prints and sculpture by a selction of artists from the (‘ity of lidinburgh‘s collection including John Bellany. William Gillies and Joan liardley.

; Ayr

I Maclaurln Art Gallery Rozelle House. Rozelle Park. 0292 445447. Mon—Sat

l 10am—5pm; Sun 2—4pm.

j The Way We Live Until 4 Sept. Texts by

f Susan Sontag and pictures by Howard

Hodgkin in a collaboration which was

3 originally published in book form.

2 Sontag's short story concerns the way a

circle of friends deal with another‘s AIDS

which feature in Chinese culture - ancient diagnosis and Hodgkin's paintings express

and modern.

tragedy and pathos.

Regular weekly clubs plus one-off events are listed by city, then by day, then alphabetically by title. Glubs will be listed, provided that up-to-date details reach our offices at least seven days before publication. Club listings goinpiled by Rory Weller and Bethan

o e.

mam- Fridays

I The Ark at The Tunnel. lO.30pm—3.30am. £5 (£3). Pumping house and garage grooves. Michael Kilkie and Scott McKay in Bar 1. Duncan Reid and Steven McCreery in Bar 2. Good and loud house. garage. sun tans and cleavage. All drinks £1 before midnight.

I Banus 10.30pm—3am. £6. DJ Paul Mulholland playing commercial dance. I Bar 10 9pm-midnight. Free. A laid back (but very loud) soul-based set from Stevie Donaldson with various guests dropping in from week to week.

I Bennet’s llpm—3am. £4. Busy gay night with DJ Sara.

I 819 Deal at The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2). House. soul and disco from Graham.

I Body Mechanics at The Attic. 10.30pm-3am. £4 (£3 members). if you know about Body Mechanics then you know how good it’ll be. ifyou don‘t. find out. Run by some fairly heavyweight Glasgow names who prefer to remain anonymous.

I Bounce at Tuxedo Princess. 9pm—3am. £6 (£3 before 10pm. £5 after 10pm with flyer). No curfew. Techno hardcore.

I The Cathouse 10pm-3am. £3 (£2.50 with ticket). Well respected rock- orientated night reaching capacity at the weekends. Industrial/rock downstairs and studenty stripey tights upstairs. Now with mainstream chart sounds from DJ Craig (Garage) on yet another floor.

I Cleopatra’s 10.30pm—2.30am. £6. Disco. chart and mainstream with DJ Davie Johnston.

I Club Xchange 1 lpm-o3am. £4. Gay. brash. trashy and fun as ever. Happy Hour llpm—l2.30am. all drinks £1.25 and Beck's promotion all night.

I Crash at The Cotton Club. 10pm—3am. £4 (£3 with matric card). A lush mix of happy sounds packing the place week after week.

I Dolly Mixture at Reds. Strathclyde University. 9pm-2am (doors close lam). £1 (free before 10pm). Students and guests. Tam Coyle putting together a ‘credible‘ assortment of student sounds. I Fluid at R.G.‘s. 8pm—midnight. Free. The best in garage and house from DJ Kevin.

I llelter Skelter at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). Long-serving rock/indie/70s/funk/kitsch night. Started in 1988. the night now re-launches itself with the original DJ every week.

I ltatch at The Cathouse. Studio 3. 10pm—3am. £3 (£2.50/£1.50 with a ticket). The Katch boys peddling their blend of indie/studenty/good time vibes. I langa langa at The Cathouse. 10.30pm—3am. £3. Latin American. African, soca night.

I Beds 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£3 for students before 11.30pm). ‘Chunky funk. deeliteful disco and groovy garage!’ With DJ Paul

N‘Jie. Promo beers.

I Rhapsody llpm—3am. £5 (£2). All drinks £1.50. Stevie Sleepman and Graham Wilson with a fine mix of hip hop. garage. house and funk.

I Shag at Fury Murry‘s. 10.30pm—3am. £4 (£2 before llpm). Maintaining the legacy ofthe traditional student night. a rare species today.

I Slam at The Arches. 10.30pm—3ain. £6. Underground. upfront. technologically minded dance music from Stuart and Orde. the biggest names this side of Hadrian’s Wall.

I Sonic The Indie Club at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 10pm—3am. £2.50 (£1.50 before 11.45pm). indie club (it’s a bit of a dead giveaway isn‘t it?) with £1 pints of lager on tap.

I Soundclash Republic at The 13th Note. 8pm—midnight. Free. DJs Andy. Joe and lain with 'heavy dub reggae. quality techno and intoxicating electronic massage.‘

I The Volcano 10.30pm-2.30am. £4 (£3). Packed night of mainstream dance. rap. funk and pop with DJ Alan Ronald.

I Voodoo Room 11pm—3. 15am. £5. Mel Barr. DJ Michelle and guests with a range of house from camp. tent-like affairs to full on anthemic cathedrals.


I Atmosphere at Tuxedo Princess. 9pm—3am. £5 before 10pm with flyer. £6 after 10pm with flyer. £7 after 10pm no flyer. Hardcore techno featuring regular live acts.

I Bar 10 9pm—midnight. Free. Socialise to the mellow sounds of DJ Nick Peacock et al.

I Banus 10.30—3am. £7. George Bell with his upfront dance and regular guest DJs.

I Bennet’s l lpm—3am. £5. Gay. With Roddy Stewart. the busiest shopkeeper/musician/DJ around.

I The Cathouse. 9.30pm—3am. £4 (£3.50/£3 before 1 1pm). Sweaty rock- orientated club on two floors. with early opening and especially cheap drinks till 11pm. Trad rock upstairs and contemporary rock downstairs.

I Cleopatra’s llpm-3am. £6.

I Club Xchange llpm—3am. £5. Gay club with upfront dance tunes. Happy Hour llpm—l2.30am.

I Dream Sequence at Rooftops (Secrets Lounge). 10.30pm—3am. £2.50. Long- established indie night with a friendly vibe. Watch out you don't get confused and join the queue for the singles bar upstairs.

I Techno Night at The Venue. 10.30pm—3am. £5. With regular live PAs. I Fury at Fury Murry‘s. 10.30pm—3am. £5 (£4). imaginatively named student- orientated night.

I The Garage. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2) 10pm-11pm. £4 (£3) 1 1pm~l2pm. Dave Ross getting a wee bit more dancey than usual. Retro/indie in The Attic. upstairs. lnsanely busy with queues half way down Sauchiehall Street. up Rose Street. and along the M8 as far as Airdn'e honest. I Harmony at Strathclyde University Union. 9pm—2am. £2. Paul Mulholland in Reds bar with funk. rap. dance and ambi sounds. ‘Rave and techno free zone' is what it says here.

H The List 12-18 August 1994