Art in the frame SEAM

Just across the road from the former Bulkhead gallery sits 273. a new exhibition space on Glasgow's High Street. This is no white cube. This is a no frills, vacant shop unit which stills bears the remnants of its previous incarnation as a grocer's. The walls have been left their original colour. a little rough around the edges, but it offers endless possibilities.

Going under the name of SEAM, artist Anne-Marie Watson and history of art graduate Liz Shannon are about to launch the first in a series of exhibitions with the help from Glasgow City Council, which gave them $3300 funding, and is letting them use the space tree of charge.

‘There's not really that much crossover between people who studied at the art school and people that studied at the university,‘ explains Liz Shannon. ‘So we're coming from slightly different angles; it‘s not really an artist-run space in the way that Switchspace or Transmission is.‘

The first show brings together the work of George Gray. Charlie Hammond. Lynn Hynd. Camilla Low and Anne-Marie Watson who. on seeing the space. have all decided to make new work site-specifically. What exactly the artists will come up with is still not confirmed but there are plans for sculptural works. drawings and floor-based pieces. Nick Evans and Laurie Figgis are the next artists to take up the challenge in March. SEAM also plans to build up exchanges with other cities. and to show work by people you many not have heard of.

‘There's Quite a buzz going on at the moment as the people in the show have been spreading the word quite widely,‘ says Shannon. ‘We love the space and we are hOping to do something just that little bit different.‘

(Helen Monaghan) I Seam (7), 273, Glasgow, Tue 2—Fri 72 Mar. See Art listings.

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

Glasgow Galleries


l64 Woodlands Road. 332 0028. Mon--Fri 10am— 5pm; Sat

10am- 12.30pm The Winter Collection Until Wed 31 Mar. Paintings by regular gallery artists including Helen M Turner. Davy Brown. Jatnes ()rr. Marie Hart and Robert Iigginton plus old Glasgow photographs.


253 Argyle Street. 565 1023. Mon—Sat 10am-10pm: Sun noon-«10pm.

Iain Smart: My Eyes are Bleeding Until Wed 31 Mar. Photographs and illustrations of people and the environment by this (ilasgow School of Art graduate.


1‘) Parnie Street. 552 777‘). Mon-Sat noon—5pnt

Nooks and Crannies Until Tue 3() Mar. Paintings of (ilasgow by gallery artists including depictions of the West [find by Fiona (iraham. watercolours by Bryan livans. acrylics by David Marshall and pastels by Alan Richards. Jewellery Exhibition Until Tue 30 Mar. Valentine‘s Day inspired silver jewellery by (‘hristina Patterson and Celtic influenced works by Marley McKinnie.


129 Bath Street. 07763 222323. Daily 1 lam--7pm.

Suite Art L'ntil Thu 4 Mar. A series of fortnightly exhibitions showing the work of up-and-coming artists with an opening night on Friday frorn 6pm. An exhibition of artworks by second and third year pupils frotn the Hillpark secondary school are on show until 19 Feb followed by drawings and paintings by Joseph Stewart (20 Feb—4 Mar) which explore the idea that youth disappears suddenly.


185a Bath Street. 222 2830. Tue-Sat 10am—5.30pm.

Mixed Exhibition Until Wed 3l Mar. The gallery celebrates its third birthday with a mixed show of works including new paintings by Jack Vettriano. Peter llowson. Steven Campbell. Adrian Wis/.niewski and John Bellany.

ROGER BILLCLIFFE FINE ART 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am--5.30pm; Sat 10am—1pm.

Postcards Until Mon 23 Feb. ()riginal. unframed. postcard-sized paintings by various artists including David Martin. (iordon Mitchell. Sheila Mclnnes. (‘arlo Rossi. Hamish Macdonald and James Fullerton. Handbags Until Mon 23 Feb. (‘ontemporary handbags including works by Kei Ito. Hester van lieghen and Sue Lowday.

Jewellery Until Tue 24 Feb. (‘ontemporary jewellery by Adele Kime. Laura Baxter and Jill Newbrook.

Carlo Rossi Sat 28 Feb7l‘ue 23 Mar. New Italian landscapes and still life studies. NEW SHOW. Copenhagen Duo Sat 28 Feb—Tue 23 Mar. Jewellery by Mikala Dgorup and Kamilla Ruberg.

Anna Noel Sat 28 Feb—Tue 23 Mar.

Ceramic animal sculptures.

i THE BRICK SPACE exam 5 One World Shop. 100 Bytes Road. 357

1567. Mon-Sat 1()am—5.30pm.

The Looking Glass Until Sat 28 Feb.

An exhibition of fair trade mirrors from around the world.

Fair Trade Exhibition Mon l—Mon 8 Mar. A display highlighting fair trade fortnight.

CAFE COSSACHOK GALLERY 10 King Street. 553 0733. Tue—Sat 1 1.30am—l lptn.

Russian/Celtic Connections Until Sun 2‘) Feb. An exhibition of works by

liast liuropean artists inspired by the

people. music and culture of Scotland and Russia.


350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. Tue—Wed & Fri—Sun l lam-6pm: Thu 1 lam—8pm.

O Ouroboros: The Music of

Spheres Until Sun 4 Apr. John Calcutt

curates his first exhibition at the CCA taking as its starting point the circle. the square and the spiral. The show features work by international and Glasgow-based artists and includes Robert Smithson‘s Spiral Jelly. Jim Lambie's turntables. plus works by (‘alum Stirling. Peter Lynch. and (‘hristian Marclay. See Hitlisl. Framework: Ele Carpenter Thu 19 Feb. 7pm. Free. CCA associate curator Ele (‘arpenter talks about her experience of

curating contemporary art exhibitions.

German Video Art: The 10th Marl

Video Art Award Sat 21 & Sun 22 Feb.

3pm. £3.50 (£2). The bi-annual Marl Video

Art Award tours to the (‘CA featuring screenings of the winning film by Jan

Verbeek alongside eight works (Sat 2| Feb). followed by an additional 12 screenings on Sun 22 Feb.

Arts: Speak! Thu 26 Feb. 7pm. Free. Erica liyres who lives and works itt

Glasgow talks about her work.


L'niversity of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 548 2558. Mon—Fri 10am-5pm; Sat noon—4pm.

ARTitecture Sat 21 Feb—Sat 27 Mar. Fifteen artists from the UK. Spain. Sweden and Germany explore individual buildings and the urban environment in this multifaceted project airtth at encouraging a deeper understanding of architecture. The exhibition includes performance. installation. sculpture. photography. digital art. painting and print. NEW SHOW.

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178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat l()am—5.30pm. Norman Stevens Until Tue 2 Mar.

[itchings and aquatints by Norman Stevens.


; Saltoun Lane. 24 Ruthven Street. 357

199‘). Thu—Sat 12.30pm—5.30pm.

Mixed Show Until Sun 29 Feb. Paintings by various artists including

Alistair Thompson. Richard Ackerman. Stuart Fin. Harry McGee. Pam Carter and Sue Biazotti.

GALLERY or napalm ART

Queen Street. 229 1996. Mon—Wed & Sat

10am~5pm: Thu 10am—8pm: Fri & Sun 1 1am—5pm.

Love Over Gold Until Sun 25 Apr. A

selection of works drawn frotn the Scottish

National Gallery of Modern Art‘s

collection of contemporary art with a focus

on artists based in Scotland. (‘hristine

Borland. Martin Boyce. Roderick Buchanan. Jim Lambie. Victoria Morton

and David Shrigley feature in the


Gallery Talks Thu 19 Feb.

6.30---7.30pm. Free. (‘hristine Borland

gives a talk on her piece .S'pirt (‘nlli’t'iions

5 Hip/nitrates ( 1999) which features in the

1.()\'(’ ()l‘t’l' (in/(I exhibition.

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listings Art


Ross Sinclair - The Real Life Opera: Volume 1 Ross Sinclair continues his investigation into what constitutes the real in society, revisiting themes of home, faith and real life. The show includes sculpture. text and a CD of songs from the self-penned to the religious. See preview. Travelling Gallery, various venues, Scotland-wide, until Fri 4 Jun.

Ouroboros: The Music of Spheres A group show curated by John Calcutt taking circles, squares and spirals as a starting point. .Jim Lambie. Calum Stirling and Christian Marclay feature in the line—up. CCA, Glasgow, until Sun 4 Apr.

Ellsworth Kelly The first ever Scottish exhibition of work by the seminal American artist Ellsworth Kelly. Here. he shows a suite of new lithographs. lng/eby Gallery, Edinburgh, until Sat 6 Mar.

JP Munro, Alex Pollard and Tony Swain History and memory are the focus for this exhibition of paintings by these Glasgow-based artists. See review. Transmission, Glasgow, until Sat 6 Mar.

George Shaw: What I Did This Summer Childhood memories of place are meticulously immortalized in this exhibition of paintings by Coventry-born George Shaw. See review. Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, until Sun 27 Mar.

The Royal Scottish Academy Student Exhibition A chance to see the work of final year and post-graduate students from Scotland’s art colleges in this annual showcase. Royal Scottish Academy Building, Edinburgh, Sat 27 Feb—Mon 7 Mar.

Titrner: The Late Seascapes A rare chance to see over 40 oils and watercolours by Joseph Turner created in the latter half of his life. Burre/I Collection, Glasgow, Sat 27 Feb—Sun 23 May.

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