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Performance artists Lisa Louise

Art in the frame THE EMBASSY

Front 2 (180800 shop and a domestic prone-'13. to the grand neo-olassioal Sculpture Court at Edinburgh College of Art. étl'tlSt-l'dt‘ the Embassy has been putting ot‘ temporary exhibitions and performances over the last two years. But things are about to mange. At the end of May. the doors 1)‘ its new permanent gailen. Il‘. the s;<)titlis;:<te of Edinburgh wtli ()t)€|‘ to prov-de a platform for up- Etl‘iCl-COY‘llttt}. oenteinporany artists.

The organisation is a collaboration between two of the "iaagtiral artist- r;ll‘ ventures based i" the City: Magn:titat 8. Sons and Win Together. Lose Together. Play Together. Stay Together. Co'nprtstng seven practistng artists Kim Coleman. Craig CCLllthafO. To'nmy Grace. Jenny Hogarth. Dan/to” McLean. Kate Owens and Catherine Stafford - they are all Edinburgh College of Art graduates and colleottvety they run the Profess ona P'ETCIICC' course at the (:0 loge.

‘\.“.’e kt‘ez'; were all interested in starting a :oaoe.’ says Kirn Coleman. 'So when we started Ftlllllt'lg the o :mse. we ‘ound that we blended wet together.’

This btend of oreatiuity aims to offer greater extiibitirtg opportunettes for ét'llStS on a grass-roots lexel. as well as setting up artistic exchanges. In tom‘s 0‘ their programi‘te. the gallery o Jens with a shou'.’ of work by lvtanohester-based artists featuring delicate drawings and sculptural tl‘t(}".€33‘tl()ttS from Paul Needhain, a performance on the opening night t28 May. T—Elprn- from Lisa LaGrove and Louise Adkns. photographs by Karina tax and an Installation from Hot: ‘.'.'l‘-et:-ler.

Future exhibitions include a show by Scottish art:sts ourated by David Mole-ac and an 'annuale' during the Ldiit'burgl‘ festival which will showcase .'.'ork in a variety of different spaces. working in partnership with Total Kunst. Aurora and \'.’uther:ng Heights. There are also plans to otter a residency to a new graduate to create new work for a solo show in the space.

The Embassy looks set to provide excellent opportunities for young artists. Just what Edinburgh needs :Helen Monaghan.

I The Embassy Gallery Opens on 28 May With a group show of Manchester-based artists.

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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


lb-l Woodlands Road. 333 0038. Mon l'i‘i |0am 5pm: Sat l0am 13.30pm.

Spring Collection t'ntil Mon 3| May. Paintings by regular gallery artists including Helen M 'l‘urner. I)a\ y Brown. James ()rr. Marie Hart. J 1) Henderson. John Bathgate. lid llunter atid Robert ligginton pltis old (ilasgtm photographs.


353 Argyle Street. 565 I033. Mon Sat |0am 10pm: Sun noon l0pm. Machinista l'ntil Sun 30 May. An exhibition documenting some of the leading “(irks 0T the recent Machinista festival of technology and performing arts.


1‘) Parnie Street. 553 777‘). Mon Sat noon 5pm.

The MacRoberts Open t’iitil Mon 31 May. Annual open exhibition featuring around 150 pieces by established and new exhibitors. each measuring l3"x I 3" or smaller and costing under £350.


13‘) Bath Street. 07763 333333. Daily llam 7pm.

Suite Art tfntil Thu 37 May. A series of fortnightly exhibitions showing the work of tip-and-coming artists with an opening night on Friday from 6pm. The (ilasgow Print Studio Schools (‘ompetition 300-1 shows work until l3 May followed by students from ('raigholme School l 14 37 Mav l.


|85a Bath Street. 333 3830. Tue Sat l0am 5.30pm.

Mixed Exhibition t'ntil Sat l5 .\lay. l-‘igtirative and landscape paintings by Annette King. Alexander (iardner. lla/el Nagl and lilena Kotirnekova.

Group Show Fri 31 May Wed 30 Jun. A three-person show featuring figurative works by Donald Macleod and abstract paintings by Bill Alexander arid Nancy Littlejohn.

ROGER BILLCLIFFE FINE ART l3-l Blytltswood Street. 333 4037.

Mon Fri 9.30am 5.30pm; Sat l0ain lpm. Norman Edgar t'ntil Tue l8 May. New paintings including landscapes aitd still life by Nortnan lidgar.

Donald Provan and Daniel Backhouse t'ntil Tue l8 May. Recent paintings.

Ulla Hornfeldt l'ntil Tue 18 May. Recent jewellery.

Catrin Howell: Immortal Creatures l'ntil Tue l8 May. Recent sculptural work by (‘atrin Howell. Simon Laurie Sat 33 May Tue l5 Jun. Recent paintings by Simon Laurie R(}l RSW.

Ivar Mackay Sat 33 May Tue l5 Jun. A solo exhibition of new porcelain. Michael Corsar: Details Sat 32 May Tue 15 Jun. Recent paintings.

THE BLYTHSWOOD GALLERY Suite 543 (501 floor). Baltic ('hambers. 50 Wellington Street. 348 t‘)‘)l. Mon Fri 10am 5pm: Sat l0am lpm.

The Spring Exhibition t'ntil Sat 3‘) May. A spring selection of paintings by contemporary. Nth and 3001 century artists including works by Elizabeth Blackadder. DY (‘ameron. John Knox. (‘harles Stenhouse. Williant Mc'laggart and many more.

THE BRICK SPACE GALLERY One World Shop. T00 Byres Road. 357 I567. Mon~Sat l0ain 5.30pm. Palestinian Weave and Craft Thu I3 May Wed ‘) Jtiit. A range of crafts and embroidery by Palestinian makers. The launch night is on Thu l3 May at 7pm and is open to the public.


10 King Street. 553 0733. Tue Sat

1 1.30am I lpm.

Colours of my Reality t'ntil Sun 30 May. A debut t'K exhibition of paintings by Zachar Shapiro, who lives and works in lsrael.


350 Saucltiehall Street. 353 4900.

Tue Wed & l‘ri Sun llam (rpm: Thu llatii 8pm.

Rosalind Nashashibi: Songs for Home and Economy t'ntil Sun 30 May. A major solo show of work by last year's Beck’s lititures winner Rosalind Nasliashibi. best known for her tomm films which capture ordinary. everyday lives aitd spaces. The highlight of the show is Iln'us/i Iltmw. which documents the routines and rituals of an extended Palestinian family living in Na/areth. lsrael. ()ther works on show include a film focusing on the (ilasgow t'niyersity Library. drawings and collage. See review. Minty Donald - Lab in Progress t'ntil l-t'i 3| May. Minty Donald examines the livitig relationships we have with our environments. tising data gathered in and around the (‘('A which will then become a series of broadcasts in Atigtist and September.

Stewart Laing - Lab in Progress Mon l7~Stin 30 May. A work-in-progress by Stewart Laing. who is working with Simon Yuill and (iraeme Mackay to develop a live editing system for digital video.

Chasing Reality: Documentary in Contemporary Art Thu 27 May. 7pm. Free. A panel discussion lookitig at new and emerging media in contemporary art.


l'niversity of Strathclyde. 33 Richmond Street. 548 3558. Mon l’ri l0am 5pm: Sat noon- 4pm.

Contained Spaces: The World at her Fingertips t'ntil Sat 5 Jun. An exhibition exploring contemporary basketiiiakiiig front Botswana. India. Japan aitd Scotland. Artists include (ihabatsholwe Ntwc. .‘ylanimegalai. llisako Sekijima and Anna King.


178 West Regent Street. 33! (i370.

Mon Sat l0am 5.30pm.

The Black Isle, Ross-shire t'ntil Tue 8 Jun. Three artists who spent time as artist-in-residence in ('romarty on the Black Isle come together for this group show. (‘athy Richmond explores the cross-pollination between drawing. painting aitd sculpture in works which combine everyday artefacts. (’raig Peacock shows landscape paintings and (‘hristina McBride Uses a yariety of media including photography. film atid installation to look at the issues related to the physical environment.


33 St Andrews Street. 553 4333. Mon liri 9am 5pm; Sat noon 5pm.

Loss l'ntil Fri 38 May. (ilasgow's new commercial photography gallery presents a show of work by three young photographers: Martin Milton. Wes Kingston aitd Kate \' Robertson.

GALLERY OF MODERN ART Queen Street. 33‘) two. Mott Wed & Sat l0am 5pm; Thu l0am 8pm: l-‘ri & Sun llam 5pm.

Glasgow’s Art: Prints from the Collection 1960-2004 t‘ntil Sun 23 May. From etchings and lithographs to photographs aiid screcnprints. a selection

of prints drawn frotn the gallery 's collection including works by liyc Arnold. l)a\ id Shrigley. ('hristinc Borland. Patrick ('atill'icld. Richard Hamilton. David Hockney. Pattla Rego. lid Rtischa and Andy Warhol. Glasgow’s Art: Selected Works t'nlil Stiit 3 ()ct. Selected paintings and sculpture from the gallery's collection l‘)-t0 3000 including works by the Boyle l-'aiiiily'. (irayson Perry. Stanley Spencer and John By rne.

Artist’s Talks Thu 30 May.

6.30 7.30pm. Free. To accompany (ilasgow‘s Art: Prints front the Permanent (‘ollection 1960 3000. photographer Peter Kcnnard gives a talk on his work and practice.

Glasgow’s Art: New Acquisitions Thu 20 May Sat 35 Scp. (TOMA unveils its new additions to the collection which include works by (ilasgow -bascd artists (‘hristinc Borland. Roderick Buchanan. (iraham l-‘agen. Toby Paterson. Ross Sinclair and llanneline Visites. NEW SHOW.


Rottken (ilen Road. ()30 0335. Mon. Thu. liri & Stin l.30 5.30pm; Sat ll.30am 5.30pm.

Colin Fraser t‘ntil Mon 3| May. A solo show 0T recent paintings.


148 West Regent Street. 33l 3095.

Mon Sat 9.30am 5.30pm.

Mixed Exhibition t'ntil Mon 3| May. A selection of 30|h century British paintings. drawing and sculpture including works by- the Scottiin (’olourists and the (ilasgow Boys.


13 Rose Street. 333 8138. Photography Exhibition t'iitil Mon 3| May. (‘ommissioned photographs of (El-T aitd its staff by Stef Leonardi to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the cinema.


33 & 35 King Street. 553 0704. Tue Sat l0am 5.30pm.

Solus l'ntil Sat It) Jun. As part of the city wide celebrations to coincide with the visit by the Dalai Lama. an exhibition of prints attd paintings based on the theme of light by my ited artists including tilt/abeth Blackaddei'. llelett l"ay. (‘hristine lronside. Philip Reeyes atid Adrian Wis/nieski.

The Mechanics of Making t'niil Sat It) Jtitt. A series of six new etchings by John Fitzpatrick.

THE GLASGOW PROJECT ROOM Top floor. ()4 ()sborne Street. 5.53 l473. Tue Sat noon 5pm.

Florian and Michael Questrebert Sat l5 Sat 33 May. Recent work.


l()7 chfrew Street. 353 4500. Interim MFA Sal l5 l‘ri 38 May (Mackintosh (iallery |. Annual exhibition of work by first year students of the acclaimed postgraduate Master of fine art course. whose notable alumni include Roderick Buchanan. Simon Starling. Ross Sinclair and Claire Barclay. Sec llitlisl. NFW St l()W.

Textiles as Fashion Wed 5 Sat 2‘) May (Atrium (iallery: Mon Thu

l0ain 7pm; l‘ri l0atn 5pm: Sat

l0am 3pml. A work—in-progress exhibition of the new masters programme at (ilasgow School of Art.


l83 Batlt Street. 333 l‘J‘H. Mott l‘iri |0.30am 5pm; Sat l0.30ain lpm. Mixed Exhibition t'ntil Mon 3| May. A selection of contemporary. lt)th aiid 30|h century paintings including works by Jonathan Robertson. Mary (iallacher. Norman Kirkham. Patricia Moretti. Simon (irecr and Michael (‘Iarke