Exhibitions are listed by category, then alphabetically by city and venue. Please send details to our offices at least ten days before publication. Art listings compiled by Kathleen Morgan.
I ART EXPOSURE GALLERY 19 Parnie Street. 552 7779. Mon—Sat 1 1am—6pm. Oil The Wall Sat 1—26 Apr. A timely look at humour in Scottish contemporary art. just when we thought it was all about bad times. Work by Glasgow-based cartoonists Frank Boyle. Malcolm McCormick and Willie Gall is exhibited beside rib-tickling pieces by Edinburgh printmakers Tim Cockbum and Peter Standen. and Glasgow artist William Mitchell.
Recent Graduates Until Thurs 30 Mar. Paintings. sculpture and jewellery by recent graduates of Scottish art schools. including Thea McGhie. Mark McFadden. Anne Brittain and Julia Jeffries.
I ART GALLERY 8t MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm'. Sun 1 1am-5pm. Cafe. [1)]. Voluntary guides are available free of charge to conduct parties or individuals round the tnain galleries. Ask at the enquiry desk.
Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight Until 27 Aug. Bringing mental health out of society's shadows. this multi-media exhibition examines attitudes to mental illness through the centuries. from the days of quack remedies to today's care in the community policies. In the gallery's centre hall. an interactive cube highlights the creativity of famous people who have experienced mental illness. including Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. Sylvia Plath and Vincent van Gogh.
I ROGER BILLCLIFFE FINE ART 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat lOam—lpm.
Lorna Graves Until 12 Apr. Raku sculpture from Graves.
Aspects or landscape Until Tue 28 Mar. Acrylics. mixed media and watercolours from Jock Maclnnes. Glen Scouller and Duncan Shanks. plusjewellery and collage by Phillipa Crawford.
I BURRELL COLLECTION 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. [D]. Admission free.
The lleedle’s Prayse: 17th Century British Embroidery Until 14 May. The Burrell's rich collection of 17th century embroidered works is displayed. highlighting the craftsmanship behind furnishings. costumes and small embroidered pictures and setting the works in their social context.
I CCA 346-354 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Mon-Sat 11am—6pm (Thurs/Fri until 7pm). Cafe. [D].
Slip Of The Tongue Until 22 Apr. An eye- opening. sense-stimulating exhibition of work by one of the most inﬂuential artists of her generation. Janine Antoni. For the first time. Scotland will be able to consume the New York-based artist’s work. including Gnaw. two 6001b cubes. one moulded from lard. the other from chocolate. Antoni chewed the works and reshaped the masticated excess into a display ofchocolate hearts and lard-based lipsticks. See Lectures.
I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400 ext 2682. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat noon—4pm. [D]. Closed 14—17 Apr. lnterconnections Sat 25 Mar-22 Apr. Paintings and sculpture by Brian 0rd and Val Close.
I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent
Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat lOam-5.30pm.
Contemporary Scottish Paintings, Prints And Drawings Until Fri 31 Mar.
I THE FRINGE GALLERY 18 Castlemilk Arcade. 631 2267. Mon—Sat loam—5pm. Somewhere Over The TV Until Sat 1 Apr. Raising questions about the simulation of reality in our multi-media world is this collaborative installation by Karen J. Guthrie and Nina Pope.
I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 204 0276. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm.
Cordelia Patrick Until Fri 25 Mar. Sketches influenced by theatre. music and ballet. plus hand-coloured lithographs by Ana Maria Pacheco.
I GLASGOW FILM THEATRE Cafe Cosmo. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. Phone for opening hours.
David Scott Until 31 Mar. An exploration of 15th century style and symbolism. this exhibition of paintings by Scott encompasses everything from Chinese torture victims to Madonnas and flayed anatomical heads to garlands of ﬂowers. I GLASGOW PRINT STUOIO 22 King Street. 552 0704. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Roddy Buchanan Until 15 Apr. An installation by Glasgow artist Buchanan. last seen scouting the city‘s five-a-side football pitches in the name of photography. Here. he explores another artistic medium.
I GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. ()penduring public tours. Mon—Fri 2pm; to patrons visiting concerts or by prior arrangements. Dreamlffe Cycles Until Tue 28 Mar. An exhibition ofcollages by Russian-born Alexander Berdysheff.
I GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART 167 Renfield Street. 353 4500. Mon—Thurs 9.30am-8.30pm; Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 10am—noon.
External Links Mon 3—28 Apr. Mackintosh Gallery. Work by current. recent and future artists in residence at Glasgow School of Art‘s fine art department.
I GLASGOW UNIVERSITY LIBRARY University Avenue. 330 6700. Mon-Thurs 9am—9.30pm; Fri 9am—5pm: Sat 9am-noon.
The Prisons Until 7 Apr. Original engravings of the famous Prisons by 18th century engraver Piranesi. plus some original books and documents related to the French poet and publisher Pierre Seghers. An exhibition in conjunction with the Institut Francais d'Ecosse a Glasgow.
I WILLIAM HAROIE GALLERY 141 West Regent Street. 221 6780. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
Pictures From Spring Until 13 Apr. Featuring work by artists including John Byrne. Liz Knox. Margot Sandeman and John G. Boyd.
I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 339 8855 ext 5431. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am—5pm.
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of Glasgow University in the 1730s. who left a substantial collection of books. prints and other curiosities to the university. flew York, New York: Prints of the City Until 13 Apr. The dynamic response of American printmakers to New York's breathtaking architecture is captured in this exhibition —- the only Scottish showing. The works. created between 1880—1990 are taken from a major pn'vate collection of American prints. I LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road. Milngavie. 943 3247. Mon-Fri 10am— 5pm; Sat/Sun 2—5pm. Children’s Art Exhibition Sat 25 Mar-Sun 2 Apr. I EWAN MUNOY FINE ART 21 1 West George Street. 248 9755. Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm. Aquarelles et Dessins Fri 3l Mar—22 Apr. Scottish and French watercolous and drawings. 1880—1995. I NS GALLERY 53 Cresswell Street. 334 4240. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm; Sun noon—5pnr Alastair And Alastair Fri 24 Mar-24 Apr. Linear drawings and recent paintings by Glasgow artist and novelist Alastair Gray. exhibited beside drawings by Alastair Taylor. I 99 GALLERY 99 Hutcheson Street. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Most People Die In January 0r February Until Fri 24 Mar. An exhibition of work by Gayle Nelson. I PRACTICE GALLERY 58 Virginia Street. 552 7722. Tue/Wed 9am—6pm: Thurs Ham—6pm; Fri/Sat 9am-6pm. Sixty lline Goes West Fri 31 Mar—4 May. Stills from an ongoing soap opera. plus video work from Joe Storey-Scott. I PROJECT ABILITY 18 Albion Street. 552 2822. Mon—Fri 10am-5pm. The Really Fantastic Show Until 28 Apr. A group show of drawings. textiles. sculpture. text. film and video. I ST MUNGO MUSEUM OF RELIGIOUS LIFE AND ART 2 Castle Street. 553 2557. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Free. [D]. To Life! The Jewish Year In The Art or Dora Holzhandler Until Sun 26 Mar. Inspired by Jewish mysticism and her childhood in Paris and London. Holzhandler illustrates festivals. holy days and Jewish celebrations in her paintings. I SCOTLAND STREET SCHOOL MUSEUM 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [1)]. Haute Couture Sat 1 Apr—14 May. Outﬁts from 20th century designers. from the museum's collection. Travelling Sat 1 Apr—14 May. Work by the Glasgow South Integrated Training Project. based at Leverndale Hospital. Embroiderers Group Until Sun 26 Mar. Ground floor. I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Atlas Square. 557 1405. Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat 10am—4.30pm; Sun 275pm. [D]. The Tenement Folk Thurs 30 Mar—Jan 1996. Exploring tenement life in Glasgow. an ambitious exhibition featuring reconstructions of a tenement kitchen. a
and a; of clay is at Glasgow’s Project Ability gallery until 28 April.
Five months ago an electrical fault in the store room of the Fruitmarket Gallery started a fire. It destroyed the contents of the store room, damaged the CT New Contemporaries exhibition and swept upstairs to the office where the intense heat melted computers, discs and telephones and barbecued important documents. Caroline lleill, publicity officer, remembers the devastation that greeted her on the day of the fire.
‘The end wall of the downstairs gallery had totally disintegrated and because the firemen had to break windows in the roof to bring down the temperature it looked like a huge bomb had dropped from the sky.’
The director, Graeme Murray, gallery staff and even board members rolled up their sleeves and pitched in with the firemen to clear the rubble. ‘Everyone pulled together,’ says Caroline. ‘We operate very much as a family at the Fruitmarket and the fire was a real shock.’
Amazingly, the gallery opened its bookshop and cafe to the public only ten days after the fire but temporary office accommodation had to be found for the administrative staff. Fire doors prevented the exhibition from going up in flames but smoke seeping through the air vents meant a team of conservators were brought in to clean the work for the next leg of its tour.
A false wall was built where the fire had started and arrangements for the next show went ahead, despite a lack of proper heating and light. ‘Our temporary office had no computer for ages and my files were black and stank of smoke but we were determined the Aboriginal show would open on 2 December,’ says Caroline.
flow that finishing touches to the redecorating are almost complete, everyone can move back to the gallery for the Textiles and New Technology - 2010 exhibition opening on 15 April. The show takes a look at the fusion of new technology with textile tradltlons and anticipates exciting new developments for the 21 st century. (Gill Roth)
For fnfonnatlon call The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh on 225 2383.
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