If you’re looking for something extra special this festive season, then leave the high street shops behind and take a look at Glasgow and Edinburgh’s wealth of galleries. Whether you’re after an artists’ book or catalogue, an original painting or a hand-made card, art galleries offer the perfect opportunity to buy something unusual and unique.

Festive Art listings compiled by Helen Monaghan.

Glasgow Galleries


l(i-l Woodlands Road. 332 0028.

Mon -l-‘ri 10am -5pm: Sat

l0am -l2.3()pm.

Christmas Exhibition Sat l-—.\loii 24 Dec. Paintings by gallery artists including Helen Turner. James Watt. Douglas Philips and James ()rr. plus a selection of old photographs.


1‘) Parnie Street. 552 777‘). .‘vlon—Sat noon —5pin.

Christmas Show Fri 30 Nov—Mon 28 Jan. Annual selling exhibition of works by Scottish artists including paintings by new and regular exhibitors and a host of small works

Director’s Choice Fri 30 Nov—Mon 28 Jan. A special selection of new jewellery. ceramics. sculpture and woodw ork..


185a Bath Street. 222 2830. Tue—Sat l0am—5.30piii.

Christmas Show that Sat It) Jan. A mixed show of paintings including works by (iraeme Sharp. Matt Macintyre and Rob Mulholland plus glass work. ceramics and jewellery by (ilasgow School of Art graduates.


The ('ross. Kirkintilloch. 57801-14. Tue-Sat 10am lpm & 2—5pm. Annual Christmas Art 8: Craft Exhibition t'ntil Fri 21 Dec. Arts and crafts by local artists with all works for sale.

ROGER BILLCLIFFE FINE ART 13-1 Blythswood Street. 332 4027.

Mon -l"ri 9.30am—5.30piii: Sat

10am— 1 pm.

The Christmas Collection tfniil Sat 22 Dec. Jewellery. metal. textiles. glass. silver. ceramics and automata feature in this annual selection of works by a host of artists including jewellery by Ben Woodcock. Seamus (iill. Teena Kim Ramsay: textiles by Tessuti. Tait & Style and Sam Pickard and ceramics by Zoe Whitesidc. (‘hris (‘arter and (‘laire lrelaiid.


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THE BLYTHSWOOD GALLERY Suite 542 (5th floor). Baltic Chambers. 50 Wellington Street. 248 1991. Mon—Fri l0am~5pmz Sat l0am -~lpm. Christmas Exhibition L'ntil Sat 22 Dec. A seasonal selection of paintings by contemporary. 19th and 20th century artists. lilizabeth Blackadder. I).Y. Cameron. John Knox. Philip Reeves. (ieoff L'glow are among the featured artists.

CENTRE GALLERY 36 West (ieorge Street. 332 555 l.

Mon—Sat l0am»-5.30pm; Sun noon—5pm. Mixed Exhibition L'niil Mon 31 Dec.

A selection of paintings by local artists.

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Happy Merry by Sue Mackechnie is on sale at Glasgo

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L'niversity of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 548 2558. .\lon~l“ri 10am 5pm; Sat lit)t)ll----lplll.

Collins’ Christmas Show t'ntil iii-i 2l Dec. Annual festive show of applied arts by around 80 makers from all over Britain. Highlights include three mechanical sculptures made specifically for the gallery by Shariiiaiika and a range of sculptural seating and animals for the garden by Trevor l.eat and Helen Denerley.

Robins To The Rescue t'niil t-‘ri 2l Dec. A seasonal installation of robins and turkeys by the inimitable Scottiin sculptor. (ieorge Wyllie.

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I78 West Regent Street. 221 (i370.

.\Ion- Sat “lulu-5.30mi].

Christmas Show t'ntil Thu 31 Jan. Paintings. drawings. sculpture. ceramics and jewellery by leading British artists including Jack Knox. Philip Reeves. lililabeih Blackadder. Philip Braham. Peter Howsoii. Ashley (‘ook. Joyce Cairns and Andrew Fitzpatrick.


l0 King Street. 5530733. .\lon Sat l0.30aiii—iiiidnight; Stiii l-l lpm. Kaleidoscope Sun 2 Dec- Tue l5 Jan. Paintings. photographs. engravings and hand-iiiade arts and crafts by various artists. plus a large range of Russian ('hristmas souvenirs.


Rouken (ileii Road. 620 0235. l-‘ri. Sun & .\loti |.30v 5.30pm: Sat l l.30aiii 5.30pm. Christmas Exhibition Sail Mon 241)ec. A (‘hristmas show of paintings. ceramics. sculpture and jewellery by gallery artists.


148 West Regent Street. 221 3005. Mon—Sat 9.30am 5.30pm.

The Winter Collection t'ntil 'I‘hii 3| Jan. A specially reserved collection of work by the Scottish (‘olourists. (ilasgow School. Frances MacDonald. Joan liardley. Peter llowson. the Bloomsbury (iroup. Annie l-‘rench. James (‘owie and many others.


22 & 25 King Street. 552 0704. Tue Sat “Jilin-5.30mi].

Cabinet Paintings t'iiiil Sat 22 Dec. Invited artists submit small paintings to illustrate the range of styles in painting today. Artists include Barbara Rae. John Byriie. John Bellaiiy. lili/abeth Blackadder and Philip Reeves pltis new screenpriiits and woven rugs by Adrian Wis/iiiewski. Christmas Print 8. Craft Show l'iitil Sat 22 Dec. Small prints for Christmas by (ilasgovv Print Studio artists plus a range of crafts to stiit all budgets. The exhibition features prints by Ashley (‘ook and l'ioiia Watson. ceramics by Ian .\chhinnic. papier-mache from Delphi Thomson and applied arts from 'l‘iiiiorous Beaslies.


(irouiid l-‘loor. Princes Square. Buchanan Street. 22l 8162. .\loii~Sat 10am 6pm; Sun I lam—5pm.

New Artists A varied selection of work” by up and-coming artists featuring sculpture. textile design. photography. paintings and jew ellery.


182 Bath Street. 333 l‘)‘)l. Moii—l-‘ri l0.30am—5pm; Sat lt).30am~ lpm. Winter Exhibition Sat l-r-.\lon 24 Dec. A seasonal selection of paintings. oils and watercolours by Nth and 20th century artists.

Come and surf the supernatural highway with Paul Rissmann and the RSNO


in WWW. Discover the secret power of The Magic Flute, learn to cast a

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Dukas Mussorgsky Rimsky-Korsakov Prokofiev

Harold Arlen

all too spooktacular to be true!

Overture: The Magic Flute The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Baba Yaga from Pictures at an Exhibition

The Flight of the Bumblebee The Love for Three Oranges

Selection from The Wizard of Oz

Garry Walker Conductor

Paul Rissmann Presenter

Saturday 1 December 2001 3.00pm - The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Tel: 0141 353 8000

Sunday 2 December 2001 4.00pm - Usher Hall, Edinburgh Tel: 0131 228 1155


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