Natural History Society looking at the natural history of the Botanic Gardens.
HOUSE FOR AN ART LOVER Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4773. Sun—Thu 10am—4pm; Sat 10am—3pm. £3.50 (£2.50).
Benchmarks Until Sat 30 Scp. The park bench is transformed by some of Scotland’s most creative design teams and sited round the grounds of the house as part of Art Park 2000, coordinated by House For An Art Lover. Page & Park, McGum Ltd, Pictures on the Wall, VK&C, Jules Goss, Trevor Leat/Alex Rigg, One Foot Taller, Graven Images, Timorous Beasties, Ben Woodeson and Stewart Kerr.
PAISLEY MUSEUM 81 ART GALLERIES High Street, 889 3151. Tue—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Free.
John ByrneGGO: The Unsolved Artist Until Sun 1 Oct. A major retrospective of the work of one of Paisley’s most famous sons, the artist, designer, writer and director (The Slab Boys, Tutti Frutti), John Byrne. To coincide with Byme’s 60th birthday, the display features his album cover designs and his portraits of celebrities. A programme of events is also on offer, check out the website www.johnbyrneat60.com
Golly It’s Good! Until Sun 1 Oct. This exhibition charts the history of James Robertson’s Golden Shred marmalade and the story of the Golly mascot.
PEOPLE'S PALACE & WINTER GARDEN Glasgow Green, 554 0223. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 11am—5pm. The Builders And The Dreamers: One Hundred Years Of The Labour Party Until Mon 14 Aug. A touring exhibition curated by the National Museum of Labour History to mark the centenary of the Labour Party.
Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 616 6410. Mon—Sun 10am—5pm. £3.20 (£2.20); family ticket £8.60.
2000 Cushions Until Sun 13 Aug. An exhibition of over 200 cushions created by members of The Embroiderers’ Guild.
ST MUNGO MUSEUM OF RELIGIOUS LIFE AND ART
2 Castle Street, 553 2557. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 11am—5pm. Free.
The Rainbow Tree Until Sun 17 Sep. The results of a seven year project set up by former ballerina Susie Rose Alexander which features textile collages made by children from Britain, Poland, Russia and India looking at universal themes of hope and friendship.
THE TALL SHIP AT GLASGOW HARBOUR
100 Stobcross Road, 339 ()631. Daily 10am—5pm. £3.50 (£2.95); accompanied children free.
Five Thousand Days At Sea An exhibition on board the only Clydebuilt sailing ship still afloat in the UK, documenting her adventures on the high seas between 1897 and 1919.
Story In The Stones (Pumphouse Main Gallery). An exhibition looking at the impact of the industrial ages on Glasgow harbour.
Morse And More (Pumphouse Lower Gallery). A hands-on exhibition, aimed at children, looking at the world of communication. You can operate a state- of-the-art optical telegraph used in the Napoleonic wars, try out the five-needle telegraph and crank up World War II ﬁeld telephones.
DUNDEE CONTEMPORARY ARTS
152 Nethergate, 01382 432000. Tue-Wed, Sat & Sun 10.30am—5.30pm; Thu & Fri 10.30am—8pm.
Ernesto Neto Until Sun 10 Sep. Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto will be creating two site-specific, translucent, cell-like sculptures for the gallery space.
25—26 Mid Wynd, 01382 225982. Tue—Fri llam—7pm; Sat 10am—6pm; Sun noon—4pm.
Get Used To It Until Sat 5 Aug. Generator present new works by John Hunter, David Moore and Jim Ritchie.
Albert Square, 01382 432020. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 12.30—4pm; Thu 10am—7pm.
Crocks And Pots Until Fri 1 Scp. A display of medieval pottery, discovered during city centre redevelopment in the 605.
Handbag Until Sun 3 Sep. This touring exhibition looks at the most feminine of modern icons, the handbag. Twenty ﬁve artists and designers have been commissioned to create bags and their contents. Sarah Crawford ’s Bag ForA Day-Out is made from latex and plastic, acting as a shrine for treasured mementos, Val Hunt’s Canned Handbag is constructed from recycled lager cans and Dianne Reade’s Granny By Day, Spy By Night from paper pulp reveals its proper function when illuminated.
Men At Work: Photographs By Joe McKenzie Until Sun 3 Sep. Black and white prints from local photographer Joe McKenzie.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES
Isle Of Skye
Struan Road, Portree, 01478 613306. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm.
Become Like Me Until Sat 9 Sep. Rob Hunter curates an exhibition of video work by up-and-coming and established artists. Featured artists include Roderick Buchanan, Paul Carter and VIIO Acconci.
TWEEDDALE MUSEUM AND GALLERY Chambers Institute, High Street, 01721 724820. Mon—Fri 10am—noon & 2-5pm. A Word On Colour Until Sat 12 Aug. Abstract paintings by John Nelson.
CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE
93 North Street, 01334 474610. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Monumental Miniatures Until Sun 27 Aug. A specially commissioned exhibition of contemporary work, including internationally renowned artists, using a small format to express big ideas about the millennium. Summer Selection Until Sun 27 Aug. A mixed exhibition of fine and applied an by a selection of artists including box works by Ruth Beardsworth, glass by Deborah Fladgate and mixed media works by Joanne Kaar.
lectures & events
Millennium Drawings Wed 9 Aug, lpm. Free. Hunterian Art Gallery. Anne Dulau gives a talk.
Goya Wed 2 Aug, lpm. Free. Hunterian Art Gallery. Peter Black gives a talk on Francisco Goya.
An Evening With Jack Vettriano Wed 9 Aug, 7.30—9.30pm. £7.50. Adam Smith Theatre. Scotland‘s best known narrative painter talks about his life and work.
Giotto Was A Slab Boy Tue 8 Aug, 12.30pm. Paisley Museum & Art Gallery. A short talk introducing the work of artist John Byrne.
Through A Portal Darkly Thu 10 Aug, 12.30pm. Paisley Museum & Art Gallery. A talk on John Byrne to accompany the current exhibition.
CREATIVE SCOTLAND AWARDS 2001
The Scottish Arts Council is offering 14 awards of £25,000 to individual artists living and working in Scotland.
We are interested in artists across every discipline — architecture, crafts, dance, design, digital media, drama/theatre, fashion, ﬁlm/video, literature, all forms of music, photography, visual arts and other artforms.
This is an exciting opportunity for people who have made a signiﬁcant contribution within their ﬁeld to develop ideas, refresh skills and progress with imaginative projects.
Closing date for applications 2 October 2000.
For an information pack and application form, contact our help desk on 0131 240 2443/2444 (open Mon-Fri, 10am-12noon and 2-4pm) or go
12 Manor Place Edinburgh EH3 700 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Our aim: to play our part in creating a dynamic arts
environment which values the artist and enhances the
quality of life for the people of Scotland.
- THE SCOTTISH ARTS COUNCIL - _
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