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 ll) I’arnic
Street. 552 7779. Mon—Sat l lam -(ipm.
The Art Exposure Open Until 25 May. The i
gallery's second annual open exhibition has accessibility at its heart. Artists are invited to submit small works and gallery visitors are invited to vote for their favourites. Also showing - an installation by Janet Henderson arid jewellery by Fiona Gunn. Part of Mayfest.
I ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 392‘). Molt—Sat l0am~~5pmz Stilt lIam--5pnt. Cafe. [D]. Voluntary guides are available free t' f charge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Ask at tlte enquiry desk.
Fe - An Exploration or Iron Through The Senses Fri 5 May- 9 Jul. An interactive. multi-sensory exhibition ofcontemporary metal work by artist blacksmiths arottnd the world. organised by the British Artist Blacksmiths Association.
Out Of Mind, OUT Of Sight Until 27 Aug. Bringing mental health out of society's shadows. this multi-media exhibition exanrines attitudes to mental health irt Scotland I790—l995. from tlte 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 RILLCLIFFE FINE ART I34 Blythswotxl Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am--5.30pm; Sat anm—lpm. Maytest 95 Until 30 May. Focusing on the sea and the images it conjures up are paintings by Gordon K. Mitchell. while Bet l.ow's paintings are inspired by Orkney and the Western Isles. Also on show are brooches by one of Scotland's leading jewellery designers Jack Cunningham and glass works by .lane Charles. Part of Mayfest.
I THE BLYTHSWOOD GALLERY The Gallery Suite. 44 Washington Street. 204 2779. Mott-Fri l0am-5pm; Sat 10am-1pm.
A May Festival Exhibition Until 25 May. Scottish paintings and drawings by l9th and 20th century artists. including John Byrne. F. C. B. Cadell and Robert Colquhoun.
I BURRELL COLLECTION 2060 Pollokshaws Road. (r49 7 l 5 I. Mon—Sat 10am-5ptri; Sun llam--5pni. [D]. Admission free.
The lleedle’s Prayse: 17th Century British Embroidery Utrtil Sun I4 May. The Burrell's rich collection of l7th century embroidered works is displayed. highlighting the craftsmanship behind furnishings. costumes and small etribroidered pictures and setting the works in their social context.
I CCA 346—354 Sauchiehall Street. 332 752 l. Morn Sat I lam—(rpm t'I’hurs/Fri until 7pm). During Mayfest: Sun 7 and Sun I4 May Ham—5pm. Cafe. [D]. Evening Echoes Until it) .Inn. Gallery 1. Taking the sounds of the streets and pumping them itrto a CCA attspace is this audio-visual exhibition exploring the world — and cries -» of newspaper vendors around Britain. Included are fotrr Glasgow vendors renowned for their voices. one of which can be heard from one end of
Argyle Street to the other. Visitors passing almost life-sized pictures of the vendors activate the corresponding cries. Part of Mayfest. le Genius loci (The Spirit or A Place) Until l0 Jtiri. Gallery 2. Two installations by Stephan Guerreau. a young French artist living in Glasgow and Paris. Exploring urban surroundings. front the neon signs of Budapest to Dennistoun in Glasgow's east end. they challenge stereotypical images. Part of Mayfest. I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400 ext 2682. Mon—Fri l0am—5pm; Sat noon-4pm. [D]. Closed l4—l7 Apr. Designers’ Habitats Until 27 May (closed Mon 8 May). Exploring the commercial face of design. this exhibition looks at the commissioning of artists and craftspeople and the public venues they design. from pubs and clubs to lingerie boutiques and hairdressers. More than fralf the exhibition's featured venues are based itr Scotland. including Glasgow's Cafe Gandolfi and the Scottish Arts Council foyer in Edinburgh. Part of Mayfest. I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 248 I322. Mon—Sat I0am--5.30pm. Peter Thomson Until 20 May. Paintings and drawings by Glasgow artist I’eter Thomson. exploring the city's divided nature. hidden behind its reputation as a centre for cultural innovation. Part of t‘vfayfest. I THE FRINGE GALLERY l8 Castlemilk Arcade. 631 2267. Mott—Sat 10am—5pm. The People’s Preview Until Sat 13 May. Anticipating the opening of Glasgow‘s Gallery of Modern Art. due to open in spring I996. is this show of original works destined to hang on its walls. Artists renowned on the international and national art circuit will feature. front John Byrne to Ian Hamilton Finlay. I THE GATEHOUSE GALLERY Rouken Glen Park north gates. Roukeii Glen Road. Giffnock. 620 0235. Mon. Wed-Sun I.30--5.30pm. Sandy Murphy Until 31 May. Landscapes and still lifes painted iii the Scottish Contemporary style by Glasgow School of Art graduate Sandy Murphy. I GLASGOW FILM THEATRE Cafe Cosmo. 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. Phone for opening hours. The Art Of Coia Until 31 May. An exhibition of work by Scottish ltalian limilio Coia. featuring a star-studded cast from the world of film. music and the arts.
I GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 22 King
.- Sunday In Kelvingrove Hi 5 May—2 .Iun. ; This work is a new direction for Glasgow
' collection of medical artefacts and
I LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road.
Street. 552 0704. Mon—Sat l0anr~5.30pm. 5
Triple Vision Until 27 May. The work of three friends who met after graduating front art school in the late 70s — also billed as three of the rrrost talented figurative painters in Scotland. James McDonald's super-realist still lifes tackle bizarre subject matter. from lingerie to mounds of butter. Caithness-based Neil MacPherson‘s paintings are a response to his surroundings and are steeped in local folklore. with surreal figures itr rural landscape settings. The human figure is the inspiration for Douglas Thomson. who paints in an increasingly expressionist manner. Part of Mayf'est. See Mayfest preview.
I GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART 167 Rerrfield Street. 353 4500. Mon—Thurs 9.30am—X.30pm: Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 10am—noon.
Miao Costumes And Related Textiles Thttrs lI-2o May. Mackintosh Building. Costumes and related textiles from the Miao people of south west China. Interact Until Mon 8 May. An exhibition celebrating Charles Rennie Mackintosh's prize-winning design for Glasgow School of Art and proposing plans for a new building.
I GREATER EASTERHOUSE COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTRE I Shadwick Street.
Mon Sat noon-(rpm. Contact Glasgow
Museums for details on 33I l854.
f 10am-5pm: Sat/Sun 2—5pm. ' ; Blinded By Rainbows Sat o-27 May. : Paintings and prints from Johnny
,' McGuiness. an artist influenced by
. daydreams. meditation. colour
' I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of
ext 543l. Mon- Sat 9.30am 5pm.
C. B. (.‘adell. Charles Defresne anti ' March Jefferys. Part of Mayfest.
' I NS GALLERY 53 Ct'esswell Street. 334
The People’s Preview Sat I3—Sat 20 May. Continuing Glasgow Museums' sneak preview of the new Gallery of Modern Art. opening in May 1996. Included will be work by John Byrne. Ken Currie and David Hockney. See The Fringe Gallery. I WILLIAM HAROIE GALLERY l4! West Regent Street. 221 (>780. Mon—Fri l0am—5pm; Sat I0am—lpm.
Shadow Of The City Fri 5 May-2 Jun. Glasgow-based artist Martin Kane‘s work focuses on an industrial hinterland. depicting run-down factories. deserted streets: and silent city blocks. The bleakness of his cityscapes contrasts with the evening light they bathe in. Part of Mayfest.
The Glaswegian Surrealist Hi 5 May-2 .lutt. Glasgow Art School-trained and with a brushf‘ul of attitude. Ally Thompson has attracted critical clairtt iii New York. France and Britain. This is an exhibition of his work. Part of M ayfest. See Mayfest preview.
artist Iluglr Byars. previously known for his figurative images of a harsh and selfish urban society. llere. famin groups interweave on the canvas and bright colours suggest a more idyllic life. Part of Mayfest.
Glasgow. University Avenue. 339 8855
The bequest of William Hunter. a student ofGIasgow University in the l730s. who left a substantial collection of books. prints and other curiosities to the
David Hamilton: Architectural Drawings Until 24 Jun. Previoust unseen drawings . by major Scottish architect David Hamilton t I768 -IS43). His major works were btrilt in and around Glasgow and tnclude the former Royal Exchange —- the future home of the city's Gallery of
Modern Art. On display are drawings depicting I-lamrllon's interest in various architectural styles. front Gothic and Scots Baronial to the Classical revival of his day.
Heavenly Scent Fri I2 May-23 Jun. An audio. visual and sensual celebration of the world of perfume. exploring its history and the culture atrd romance surrounding it. The exhibition focuses on a macabre
explores the use of fragrances to mask the smell of operations.
Milngavie. 943 3247. Mon—Fri
psychology. microbiology and illusion. Part of M ayfest.
I MCLELLAN GALLERIES 270 Sauchiehall Street. 332 9957. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun Ham-5pm.
Art Machine ’95 Until 25 Sept. Urging the viewer to reach ottt and tottch is this exhibition highlighting the creative process v- a mesh of sound. film. performance art and technology.
I DUNCAN R. MILLER FINE ARTS I44 West Regent Street. 204 0708. Tue~l5ri
I lam-opm; Sat 10.30am--lptrr.
A Breath or French Air Until 28 May. The first part of art exhibition drawn from the gallery‘s stock collection of 20th century paitrtings. concentrating on work with Gallic links. Included are S. J. Peploe. F.
4240. Mort-i-Sat l0am--5.30pm: Sun noon—5pm.
The Teapot Show Wed to M ay~-3() J un. An exhibition of teapots in two arid three dimensions. by artists including George ‘y’ylie. Alasdair Gray. David Donaldson. Nancy Smillie and Dave Colin.
I Fe - An Exhibition of Iron Through the Senses Contemporary metal work by artist blacksmiths from around the world. Kelvingmi‘e Museum and Art Gallery. Glasgow. I People’s Preview A taste of Glasgow’s new Gallery of Modern Art. scheduled to open in the Royal Exchange in I996. Features paintings by John B yrne. l-Ioward Hodgkin and Iarr Hamilton Findlay. ’I‘he Fringe (Jill/er): (’tIs'tle/irrlk Ai‘t‘tttlﬂ
I Flora of China Izdinburgh‘s Botanic Garden boasts one of' the lincst Chinese collections in the world. This exhibition explores both the flora and the eccentric personalities of the botanists who devoted their lives to cataloguing the collection. lt’uvttl Ito/turn? Garden. lit/inlittiy/I.
I The Glaswegian Surrealist Find out what happened to former art teacher Ally Thompson when his ptipils locked him in the an cupboard atrd covered him in fixative . . . Willirllil Hanlie Gallery. (ilztx‘gt'nr'.
I PEARCE INSTITUTE S40 Govan Road. 445 l94l. Tue-Sat 10am—4pm.
The Standing Stones or Govan Until 19 May. Celtic Book of KeIIs and I’ictis‘h stone symbols reinterpreted by Ghanaian painter and carver Amu Logotse. Scottish songwriter and poet Iiwan McVicar and Govanites of all ages.
I PRACTICE GALLERY 5S \"irginia Street. 552 7722. Tue/Wed 9am opm; Thurs llam- opm; l-ri/Sat ‘)illll-—(iplil. Brewster’s Weans Fri 5 May--t .Iun. Celebrating the kaleidoscope. regarded as an art form and philosophical tool when invented by Scot Sir David Brewster in the early l9th century. l-‘caturing electronic kaleidoscopes by Stephen Skr'yltka and an array of visual experiments. Part of Mayfest.
I OUEEN’S CROSS CHURCH S70 Garsctrbe
I Road. Maryhill. Tue. 'I‘liurs/Fri
noon—5pm; Sun 2.30 -5pm.
open Circle Until l-‘t-i l2 May. Art exhibition blending poetry and painting -- with work including artists Allan Black and Marie l‘ali/e. and poets Tim (‘Ioudsley arid Basia Palka.
I ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL 300 Great Western Road. 33‘) (io‘H. Mon-Sat l0am-~5pm.
The Society or Scottish Artists Until 20 May. The work of sixteen artists from the Society of Scottish Artists. nruch a direct response to St Mary's and its use. Paintings. scttlpturc. wall hangings and installations by artists incltrdirrg Rosann Cherubini. Jock Machines and George Wyllie.
I ST MUNGO MUSEUM OF RELIGIOUS LIFE AND ART 2 Castle Street. 553 32557. Mon—Sat l0am ~5pm; Sttti lIam-—5prri. [I)].
The Threads or Faith Until 3 Sept. An exhibition highlighting the range and beauty of objects used in religious worship in Glasgow's churches. and
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