Andrea Liggen's Playgrounds
London Photogra htc Awards
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The third annual London Photographic Awards, on show at Street Level Gallery, is an exhibition that uses the image to replace the word. In a quickening age of television and computer screens, the visual image is becoming a means of communication which can be just as powerful as the word, and sometimes more so.
By forwarding a poem as a brief, LPA have not only created alternative and more inspirational competition parameters, but have enabled photographers to establish reciprocal relationships between the art of language and the art of photography. This year’s poem is Last Things by Hugo Williams, who was also one of the competition's judges. A poem that centres on notions of ebb and flow, distance and nearness, darkness and light, life and death, Last Things has been both literally and abstractly interpreted by the photographers.
Espen Gees' winning series of darkly sleek images are shot through with vivid colour. Other responses to the poem include Gordon MacDonald's roadside scenes, subtly yet so effectively punctuated with tragic wreaths; the desolated black and white images of Andrea Liggen's playgrounds;
and Rosy Maguire's more painterly abstractions.
With all of the LPA images, each photograph becomes a singular vignette of Williams' poem. These are strong images, which allow you to see
through the eyes, and interpretations, of others. (Claire Mitchell)
ART LISTINGS continued
THE GLASGOW PROJECT ROOM (Formerly Glasgow Independent Studio), top ﬂoor, 64 Osbourne Street, 552 1472. Tue—Sat noon—5pm.
Someone, somewhere . . . Until Sat 2 Sep. Katie Exley and Karla Black curate this group show featuring work in a range of mediums by ten artists.
THE GLASGOW ROOM
Ground Floor, Princes Square, Buchanan Street, 221 8162. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm; Sun 11am-5pm.
New Artists A varied selection of work by up-and-coming artists featuring sculpture, textile design, paintings and jewellery.
GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART
167 Renfrew Street, 353 4500. Mon—Fri 9.30am—8pm; Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 1—4 m. Missionary For Art — Charles Heatli Wilson 1809-1882 Until Sun 10 Sep (Mackintosh Gallery). This exhibition looks at the life and work of Charles Heath Wilson. an architect, designer, illustrator and impresario of the arts. Wilson took up the headship of the Glasgow School ofArt in 1849 and was a propagandist for Glasgow’s acquisition of the McLellan Collection and the Gallery. James D. Robertson: A Retrospective View Until Fri 1 Sep (Mackintosh Gallery). A tribute to James Robertson’s long teaching career at Glasgow School of Art (1959—1998), featuring over 100 paintings.
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Interferences Until Fri 22 Sep (Atrium Gallery). The Young Designers Studio in Budapest curate an exhibition of art and design objects and products by Hungarian artisans.
Life School Until Sat 9 Sep (Studio 42). New work by Hanneline Visnes, artist-in- residence at the GSA’s painting department from 1999—2000.
HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY
University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, 330 5431. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm. Free.
Glasgow Tea Rooms: Mackintosh And Miss Cranston Until Tue 19 Sep. An exhibition looking at the city’s famous ‘Miss Cranston’ tea rooms and the designs Mackintosh created for them.
Ten Religious Masterpieces From The Royal Collection Until Sat 16 Sep. The only Scottish showing of drawings by Leonardo, Guercino, Castiglione, Durer and Michelangelo drawn from the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. Connoisseurs, Collectors And Copyists Until Sat 16 Sep. Towards the end of the 18th century, many of the ﬁnest collections of Old Master drawings in Europe belonged to British collectors and artists. The market for reproductions also increased and some of the leading printmakers of the day produced drawings, both etched and engraved, to satisfy the growing demand.
Goya: Seeing It In Black And White Until Sat 9 Sep. Celebrating the 250th anniversary of the birth of Spanish painter Francisco Goya, an exhibition of
etchings, and Goya’s major oil painting ﬁburcio Perez y Cuervo, on loan from the Metropolitan Museum ofArt in New York goes on display.
18 King Street, 552 2540. Tue—Sun noon—6pm.
For: lntermedia Sat 26 Aug—Mon 11 Sep. Glasgow School of Art graduates Lucy Gibson, Clyde Jones, Jeni Pearson and James Robertson create site speciﬁc and installation work for the gallery space.
11 Mitchell Lane, 221 6362. Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat 10.30am-6pm; Tue 11am—6pm; Thu 10.30am—8pm; Sun noon-5pm. £1 (includes entry to all exhibitions).
Connecting Cultures Until Sun 17 Sep. A celebration of the contribution made by ethnic minorities to Scottish society and culture.
Exhibition Of Student Work Until Sun 3 Sep. A display of work by ﬁrst year students studying the new Higher Still Art and Design Courses from schools and colleges across Scotland. Architecture Challenge Sat 26 Aug—Sun 10 Sep. Architecture students respond to a challenge design project in this exhibition of the winning entries. Design In The First Degree Fri 1 Sep—Sun 1 Oct. An exhibition of the best work by young designers from Scotland’s Art and Design colleges.
LILLIE ART GALLERY
Station Road, Milngavie, 578 8847. Tue—Fri 10am—1pm, 2—5pm; Sat & Sun 2—5pm.
Marking Time Until Sat 2 Sep. Scottish art from the last 100 years featuring paintings, drawing, prints and ceramics drawn from the gallery’s coHecﬁon.
LLOYD JEROME GALLERY
200 Bath Street, 331 0722. Tue—Sat 9am—6pm.
Georgina Greenwood Until Wed 30 Aug. Georgina Greenwood digitally manipulates photographs of architectural structures and places them in their own s ace.
Deus ex Mac ina Fri 1 Sep—Wed 4 Oct. PM. Laura and Jan Hoogenboom show work in Britain for the ﬁrst time in an exhibition which addresses themes of mythology, occult science, politics and social issues.
THE LOFT GALLERY
71 Houldswonh Street, Finnieston, 221 4799. Tue—Sat noon—6pm.
Margot Sandeman Until Sat 26 Aug. Described by Hugh Crawford as ‘a poet who paints’ and a contemporary of Joan Eardley and Ian Hamilton Findlay, Margot Sandeman’s Sonnets series of paintings goes on display.
James Lumsden Sat 2—Sat 16 Sep. A solo exhibition of new paintings by Edinburgh-based artist James Lumsden following his recent residency at the Aalborg Triennale 2000, Denmark.
James Moir Hall, North Street, 287 2999. Mon—Thu 9am—8pm; Fri—Sat 9am—5pm.
Tom Neil Until Wed 30 Aug. New paintings by Glasgow-based artist, Tom Neil.
Centre For Developmental Arts, 18 Albion Street, 552 2822. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm.
Lip Service Until Fri 25 Aug. Artlink Central organise this exhibition of contemporary art works by Scottish artists who work with special needs groups.
RGI KELLY GALLERY
118 Douglas Street, 248 6386. Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat 10.30am—1pm. Kate Frame Sat 26 Aug—Sat 9 Sep. Mixed media works by Kate Frame.
6 Burnﬁeld Road, Giffnock, 638 1200. Tue—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon—5pm; and Cresswell Lane (off Bytes Road), 638 1200. Tue—Sat 11am—5.30pm; Sun noon—5pm.
Emerging Artists Partnership Two new galleries from the Emerging Artists Partnership Ltd, showcasing the work of leading art schools throughout Scotland and the UK.
26 King Street, 552 2151. Tue—Sat 10am-5.30pm.
London Photographic Awards Until Sat 2 Sep. The third year of this annual photographic award. This year’s brief for entrants is to respond to Hugo Williams’ poem Last Things. See review.
25 Albert Drive, 422 2023. Tue—Sun noon—8pm. Free.
Carol Rhodes Until Sun 27 Aug (Project Room). Nominated for the Jerwood Prize for Painting in 1999 and included in this year’s British Art Show, Glasgow School of Art graduate Carol Rhodes shows new imaginary landscape paintings.
Fierce - True Sat 2—Sat 16 Sep. Barcelona-based artist Rosa Sanchez works with CAD and virtual technology to create four major interactive installations. Visitors to the exhibition can visit and re-visit the work.
18 Albion Street, 552 2822. Mon—Fri 10am—5 m.
Wild Li e - Paul Duffus Until Fri 25 Aug. New work by Trongate Studios’ member Paul Duffus.
This section lists museums currently showing temporary exhibitions. For details of other permanent attractions, see Glasgow City Life, page 44.
ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE
Argyle Street, Kelvingrove, 287 2699. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Cafe. Free.
Wild, Wet And Wonderful Until Sun 3 Sep. Scotland’s historic peat bogs, their importance to the environment and the dangers they face, are explored in this touring exhibition from Scottish Natural Heritage.
Single Handed: General Practitioners In Remote And Rural Areas Of Scotland Until Sun 3 Sep. Glasgow-born photographer Rosie Donovan photographs general practitioners in remote areas of Scotland.
The Hundred Languages Of Children Until Fri 15 Sep. This touring exhibition looks at the Italian district of Reggio Emilia’s provision for preschool children which believes that a child learns in many different ways and in particular, through the use of expressive arts.
AULD KIRK MUSEUM
The Cross, Kirkintilloch, 578 0144. Tue—Sat 10am—1pm & 2—5pm. Free. Comics For Kids Until Sat 26 Aug. A selection of front page comic covers from the 20th century.
Kirkintilloch Embroiderers' Guild Exhibition Sat 2—Sat 30 Sep. A range of work by members of the Kirkintilloch Embroiderers’ Guild.
2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun Ham—5pm. Free.
Wild Tigers Of Bandhavgarh Until Sun 19 Nov. A major exhibition of paintings, sculpture and installation highlighting the plight of the wild tiger by ﬁfteen international contemporary and wildlife artists including Peter Howson, Nicola Hicks and Hock Aun-Teh.
Joseph Crawhall: Animal Magic Until Sun 19 Nov. Complementing the Wild