Art listings

/ri our regular column, a team of mystery artists give their thoughts on the current art scene.


WQrds: Artbug B

With the recent fire in the Cowgate. Edinburgh has lost one of its most centrally placed artists' studio complexes. The location in the very heart of Edinburgh's Old Town was certainly a rarity. As it stands. artists' workshops in the city are becoming an endangered species. The Out of the Blue studios off Market Street are due to close as the property is being redeveloped. as are the WASPS studios in Stockbridge and possibly those in Albion Road. If you add it all together it's not a pretty picture for Edinburgh arts or artists.

The knock-on effect of this. of course. is that the remaining studios of which many are independently run start to go up in price. This is also due to the over-heated property market that just keeps rising. I know of someone paying 52150 a month for a studio in Leith. If you add on flat rent and take the average salary of artists. this does not leave you with too much capital for materials. Plus you have to find ways of paying the bills when the art isn't. This in turn eats into your studio time and makes it very difficult to balance all aspects of your artistic pursuit.

We have one of biggest cultural events in Britain that brings the city tremendous revenue. Is it not time that the city put some of it back into the arts? I feel that it has a great opportunity to develop the fire-blitzed site into something very special. There are of course many properties throughout the city that are empty. With the right backing. however, it could create somewhere inspiring to work. But is this going to be yet another opportunity missed?

78 THE LIST M 1‘]. Jan 20%.“)

Exhibitions are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to, by post or by fax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Helen Monaghan.

Glasgow Galleries


164 Woodlands Road. 332 (1023. .\I()lt---I:t‘i 10am—5pm: Sat l0am~4pm.

Winter Collection t'nril Fri 3] Jan. ()riginal paintings by regular gallery artists.


253 Argy Ie Street. 0901 022 0300. Kathleen Little l'ntil Sun In Feb. Digital floral works by Kathleen Little inspired by poems she has written oy er the last ten years. Her collection of poetry w ill be launched on Thu 13 Feb.


129 Bath Str'eet. 07763 222323.

Suite Art l'ntil Thu D Feb. A series of weekly exhibitions each showing the work of a different student attending Glasgow School of Art. With an opening eyery Friday from 5pm. Irene \‘errouirini show works until 16 Jan. followed by Lucy Stein (17 23 Jan); Kate .Jo. Kate Robertson. Barbara Wilson and John ()‘Connell

(24 30 Jan) and Vanessa Wenw ieser. Iili/abeth Meyer. Christina Reenberg Jensen and Mette Pedersen (31 Janet) Feb).


185a Bath Street. 222 2830. Tue Sat I0am--5.30prn.

Winter Show t'ntil Fri 3| Jan. Paintings. glass. jewellery and sculpture by (Her 30 artists including Chery lene Dyer. Alan King and Anda Paterson.


134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon- Fri 9.30am 5.30pm; Sat 10am lpm.

The Winter Collection I'ntil Fri 3i Jan. A selection of jew ellery. ceramics. glass. textiles and metalwork by leading British and Iiuropean makers. Artists include Sam Pickard. Kei Ito. Judith Gilmour. Roger Morris. Bryony Burn and Gareth Mason.

A Winter’s Tale t'ntil Fri 31 Jan. A collection of bostcards and small paintings with a seasonal theme by yarious artists including Carlo Rossi. Margaretann Benett. Matthew Draper. Glen Scoullcr'. Claire Banks. Chris Btishe and many others. Robust Individuals t'nril Fri 3) Jan. Satirical papier-mache figures by Mhairi Corr.


10 King Street. 553 0733. Tue Sat 11.30am Ilpm.

Inspiration and Collaboration Thu 30 Jan Fri 28 Feb. Curated by John M Blundall. an exhibition of bunraku puppets. .\'oh masks and related material. NE\.‘.’ SHO\"-.’.


350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900.

Sun Wed Ilarn (ypm; Thu Sat Ilarn 8pm. 0 Gordon Matta-Clark: The Space Between Sat 25 Jan Sun 23 Mar (CCA 1.2.3 «k (ll. Rarely seen works by the American artist Gordon Matta-(‘lark who was central to the .\'ew York art scene in the 1970s. Known for his process of ‘cutting' cary ing huge sections from buildings he also deyoted his attention to performance art. photography. graffiti and minimalism. See prey iew. NEW SHO‘rV. Jane Crawford on Gordon Matta- Clark Sat 25 Jan. 3 5pm. Filmmaker and Gordon Malta-Clark's widow. Jane Crawford presents a slide lecture on his work.

Gordon Matta-Clark: Food v Tempus Sun 26 Jan. .\'oon 4pm ('I'cmpus

Cafe Bar). For one day only Tempus will feature a menu inspired by Food. the artist- run restaurant opened by Gordon Marta- Clar'k in SoHo. .\'ew York in 1970.


178 West Regent Street. 221 (i370.

Mon ~Sat l0am- 5.30pm.

Winter Exhibition 2002 l'ntil Fri 3l Jan. A festiye selection of paintings. drawings. ceramics. sculpture and jewellery by contemporary artists across Scotland.


3] Chisholm Street (entrance through salon). 552 7100. Mon Wed. Fri & Sat 10.30am—5.30pm; 'l'hu 10.30am 7pm. SaunaHorseMap Mon 27 Jan~Fri 7 Feb. Anglo-Swedish collabor‘atiy'e installations from Jim Ramsay. Kristan Korner and Jakob Anckarsyard. NEW SHOW.


Queen Street. 229 1996. Mon- Thu & Sat 10am 5pm; Fri -Sun 11am—5pm.

The Great Book of Gaelic t'nril Sun 9 Mar. Contemporary Celtic culture is celebrated in this exhibition about The Great Book . a 21st century Bunk ant’l/s which brings together the work of more than 200 y isual artists. poets and calligraphers from Scotland and Ireland. Featured artists include John Byrne. Will Macl.ean. Calurn Colyin and Stey‘en Campbell and the exhibition at G()MA is the start of a major tour of the artwork before it is finally bound together into one complete book.

Nu I'ntil Sun 16 Feb. Colour portraits and \ ideo work from \tlAt'ts. a collaboration between photographer Jim Poy ner and Video filmmaker Graham Maclyer. who worked with the young people who congregate outside the gallery - the goth. rock. hip hop and skate fans giying them a chance to give oy'cr their yiew point. See reyiew.


Rouken Glen Road. (i20 0235. Mon. Thu. Fri & Sun 1.30 5.30pm: Sat

I 1.30am—5.30pm.

Be my Valentine Sun 36 Jan -Mon 34 Feb. An exhibition of small paintings including works by .Anne Anderson. James Harrigan. Pattullo. Iithel Walker and James Watt plus sculpture by Day'id Irwin. NEW SHOW


148 West Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon»Sat 9.30am 5.30pm.

The Winter Collection t'ntil Fri 3| Jan. A winter selection of paintings including works by the Glasgow Boys. the Scottiin colourists. Houston. Blackadder. Iiardley'. Rcdpath. Cow ie and many more.


22 ck 25 King Street. 552 0704. 'I‘ue- Sat 10am 5.30pm.

Adrian Wiszniewski: Dream On I'ntil Sat 25 Jan. New paintings exploring themes of life and death by Adrian Wis/niew ski.

Gallery Artists t'nril Sat 25 Jan. A

selection of prints by gallery artists.

THE GLASGOW PROJECT ROOM Top floor. ()4 ()sborne Street. 552 1472. Tue Sat noon ~5pm.

Laurence Figgis Sat 13 Sat 25 Jan. An installation of work by laurence Figgis.


167 Renfrew Street. 353 4500. Mon Thu 10am 7pm; Fri 10am 4.45pm: Sat

10am noon.

0 Jerwood Drawing Prize t'nril Sat 22 Feb (.‘ylackintosh Gallery ). The only competition dedicated to promoting drawing as an integral part of contemporary art practice. showcases the work of the finalists along with oyer 50 artists included in the accompanying catalogue.

Third Year Painting I'ntil Tue 28 Jan (.\'ewbery Gallery). An exhibition of paintings by third year students at Glasgow School of Art.

F2T L'ntil Fri 14 Feb (Atrium Gallery). Digitally printed and stitched textiles by Deirdre .\'elson


182 Bath Street. 333 1991. Mort-Fri 10.30am—5pm: Sat 10.30am—1pm. Winter Selection t'nril Fri 31 Jan. A seasonal selection of paintings including works by Anne Redpath. Mary Gallacher. Hamish McDonald. Peter .\'ardini and John Cunningham.


158 Bath Street. 331 4060. Mon-- Thu noon—lam; Fri & Sat noon—3am.

My Cup of Tea Fri I7—Fri 31 Jan. A photographic exhibition of tea-drinking celebrities launched by the Tea Council in aid of Cancer Research L'K. Portraits of Claudia Schiffer. Richard Ashcroft. Minnie Driver and Jodie Kidd are among the celebs. and photographers include Rankin. Amelia Troubridge. James Gooding and Iilaine Constantine. NEW SHOW.

HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY ['niyersity' of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 330 5431. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm. Free. Intimate Friends: Scottish Colourists at the University of Glasgow Ifntil Sat 7 Jun (closed 27 Mar— 10 May). An extensiye exhibition highlighting the L'niy'ersity of Glasgow 's important Scottish colourist collection. featuring rarely seen works by Cadell. Fergusson. Hunter and Peploe.

Prints By the Colourists Fri 17 Jan—Wed 26 Mar. A rare opportunity to see monotypes. etchings. copper plates and drypoints by Scottish colourists. Hunter and Fergusson. NE\/\I SHOW.


18 King Street. 552 2540. Tue—Sat noon—bpnr

How to Undo Spells with String l'ntil Sat 25 Jan. .\'ew work by Christine Collins. Karen Cunningham. Lisa Gallacher and Leonora Hennessy.


11 Mitchell Lane. 221 (i362. Mon. Wed. Thu. Fri & Sat 10.30am—5pm; Tue

1 lam—5pm; Sun noon—5pm.

Bennetts Associates tintil Sun 26 Jan (Reyiew' Gallery). A specially commissioned exhibition focusing on three recent projects by award-winning architectural practice. Bennetts Associates: The Loch I.omond Gateway Centre. the Astronomy 'I‘echnology Centre in Scotland and the I-lampstead Theatre in I.ondon. Glasgow Design - 2nd Batch t'nril Fri 31 Jan (Various spaces). .\'ew designs from the Glasgow Collection's 2nd Batch including a permanent installation of Mil Striceyic's Sonic I'islu bench.

The Axia Chair L'ntil Sun 19 Jan (Alcoye: Level 2). A display highlighting the Axia chair. designed and manufactured in the Netherlands and supplied by Scotland-based company Amos Beech. Mack Chandeliers: from Junk to Funk l'ntil Sun 2 Feb (Young Designers Gallery). The results of a series of one-day workshops in which primary school children created chandeliers frorn junk. using the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh as inspiration.

The Bombay Sapphire Blue Room Exhibition: Glass in Contemporary Life t'nril Fri (4 Feb. An exhibition of the shortlisted and winning entries for the Bombay Sapphire Pri/e. a new international glass design award with a {20.000 prize fund.

4c Design Thu lb Jan -.Sun 2 Mar. A display highlighting the work of young design company 4c Design which aims to become a proactiyc force in new product dey'clopmcnl in Scotland.

Renewing Rebuilding Remembering Fri 24 Jan—Fri 14 Mar. The [K premiere of this exhibition curated