Visual Art

Exhibitions are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication to art@list.co.uk. Listings compiled by Kirstin lnnes.

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253 Argyle Street. 565 l000.

l0am~ midnight .

City Sleeps lintil Wed 4 Jun. Dreamlike night-time city shots from photographer Jack lloyle.

Jim Dick: Fornixxation Thu 5

Jun Wed 9 Jul. ‘l-‘ornix'. Latin for ‘Arch'. is also the name of the triangular structure inside the brain responsible for memory and emotion. In ancient Rome. ‘women of the night’ were customarily found under the city's archways. giving rise to the modern linglish term ‘fornication‘. This exhibition presents a series of paintings on the theme of subconscious memories. desires and symbolic association.


350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900.

Tue Hi I lam -6pm; Sat 10am-6pm. Catherine Yass: High Wire 0.. l'ntil Sat 24 May. A multi-screen film and video installation receiving its premiere at the (‘(‘A for Glasgow international 2008. High Wire continues ('atherine Yass' interest in vertiginous spaces: architecture. height and scale have been dominant formal themes in her previous work. See review. page 96. FREE CCA Book Fair Fri 30 May. noon-4.30pm. A selection of creative and limited edition publications from alternative and independent Scottish publishers. focusing on contemporary art. design. architecture and new ideas.


l7niversity of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 548 2558. Mon—Fri l0am~5pmz Sat noon 4pm.

FREE Contemporary Felt Art from Mongolia l'ntil Sat 2] Jun. Scotland‘s first exhibition of contemporary felt art by over 40 Mongolian makers.


2l Woodlands Terrace. 223 0087.

Thu »-Sat noon—7pm.

FREE Adel Abdessemed 0.0 l'ntil Sat 7 Jun. Abdessemed‘s work has long been concerned with the ways in which the body politic filters its way into life on the street. This new series of videos is uneven. some balancing politics and form more effectively than others.

I THE FRIDGE GALLERY Southside Studios. 17 Westmoreland Street. 07932 710877. www.thefridgegallery.org. Mon---Sun llam 7pm.

""355 Dark in the Blood Until Sun l5 Jun. 1 lam-~7pm. New manipulated images of dark sexuality. by artist Rose Ruane.

I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Royal lixchange Square. 229 I996. Mon- Wed 8; Sat Warn 5me Thu

10am 8pm; liri & Sun I lam- 5pm. FREE Torsten Lauschmann 0.... lTntil Sun 25 May. Lauschmann brings together sculpture. photography. projections and sound into an exhibition which is at once a dramatisation and a simpllication of the everyday. from where the viewer can experience the shimmering. fleeting transcendence of the Gerrnan—born. Glasgow-based artist's vision.

FREE Jim Lambie: Forever Changes 0... Until Mon 29 Sep. l.ambie's biggest exhibition in Glasgow to date includes a new version of his

celebrated black and white. vinyl floor amid a quiet riot of colour and materials lighting it out in sculptural works that take inspiration from both art history and contemporary hairstyling trends.


48 King Street. 552 0704. Tue--Sat l()am—5.30pm.

FREE Patterned Lands - Gayle Robinson Until Fri 30 May. (iayle Robinson specialises in collograph printmaking and uses familiar sights within nature such as trees. field patterns

and the changing of seasons as her main source of inspiration.

FREE Chen Oi - Woodblock Prints Fri 23 May—Sat 28 Jun. Unusual exhibition of solid. two-metre square woodblock prints by the distinguished Bejing-based artist (‘hen Qi.

I GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART The Mackintosh Gallery. 167 Renfrew Street. 353 4500. Mon—Fri l0am—5pm; Sat 10am-2pm.

FREE MFA Interim Degree Show Until Sat 24 May. Annual exhibition of work by first year students on the postgraduate Master of line art course. Graduates from the course include Roddy Buchanan. Simon Starling. Ross Sinclair. (‘laire Barclay. Joanne Tatham and Tom ()‘Sullivan.

I GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART Atrium Gallery. lioulis Building. I67 Renfrew Street. 353 473l. Mon l-‘ri 10am-5pm; Sat l0am lpm.

FREE GSA Silversmithing and Jewellery t'ntil Sat 24 May.

l0am lpm. Two exhibitions including silversmithing and jewellery from GSA's years two and three. followed by work produced by the department‘s artists in residence.


Gilbert Scott Building. l'niversity Avenue. University of Glasgow. 330 422i. Mon~~Sat 9.30am -5pm.

FREE A Healing Passion: Medicine in Glasgow tintil Tue 30 Sep. 9.302!lll~5plll. Display covering historical and contemporary aspects of medicine in Glasgow. including several medical artefacts which have never before been on public view. Parking for disabled visitors by prior arrangement only.

FREE Hunter: Man, Medic and Collector L'ntil Tue 30 Sep.

9.30am 5pm. This exhibition tells the story of Dr. William Hunter. the Scottish obstetrician. teacher. collector and founder of the llunterian museum. The displays explore llunter's life and highlight both his passion for collecting and his hugely successful career as a royal physician. teacher of anatomy and surgery and scientific researcher. Parking for disabled visitors by prior arrangement only.

FREE Lord Kelvin: Revolutionary Scientist Until Tue 30 Sep. 9.30am—5pm. This permanent display is based around the life and work of Lord Kelvin. An exciting mix of hands-on activities. original scientific instruments. demonstrations and computer-generated images. Visitors will have the chance to investigate how solving problems in physics I50 years ago led to practical inventions which have transformed all of our lives today. Parking for disabled visitors by prior arrangement only.


Argyle Street. 276 9599. Mon Thu & Sat 10am 5pm; Fri 84 Sun I lam-5pm: l0am-- l pm.

FREE Gadburn School lintil Thu 27 Nov. A display of clay project work created by pupils at Gadburn School. as part of the Sense over Sectarianism scheme.


l 1 Mitchell Lane. 221 6362. Mon & Wed-Sat 10.30am 5pm; Tue

1 lam—-5pm; Sun noon—5pm. £3 t£l~r£l.50).

Take Away lintil Sun 8 Jun. lixhibition looking at the culture of takeaway food and the objects associated with eating on the move. from the Museum of Design in Zurich.

Elaine Bremner L'ttlil Mon 26 May. An exhibition of work by innovative textile designer lilaine Bremner. whose experimental work includes unusual structures and combinations of textiles and yarns.


Station Road. Milngavie. 578 8847. Tue-«Sat l0am—lpm & 2—5pm.

FREE Milngavie Art Club Sat 3] May-l’ri 27 Jun. Annual exhibition of new work in oil and watercolour by local artists. exploring the landscapes of Scotland and abroad. still life arrangements and figure studies.

I MANSFIELD PARK GALLERY 5 llyndland Street. 342 4124. Tue-Sat

l 1am 5pm.

Sandy Murphy [Tntil Sat 24 May. Textured still lives and landscapes by the Ayrshire painter.


Suite 2/l. 6 Dixon Street. 226 2257. Thu Sat noon 5pm.

iifiéil? Diversified Cultural Works Sun 25 May Sat 28 Jun. noon 5pm. A series of ‘portraits' by the upcoming painter lain hetherington. depicting characters whose baseball caps and goldie looking chains connote a disaffected and seemingly menacing hip hop culture. with all of its attendant sexist. violent baggage.

Adel Abde gamed: TruSt Me

I PROJECT ABILITY (‘entre For Developmental Arts. 18 Albion Street. 552 2822. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm.

FREE Generations Until Fri 30 May. 10am—5pm. A Trongate Studios Group Show in a variety of mediums. including work by David Bradley. Julie Boyce and Ronald Findley.

FREE Young Talent Until Fri 30 May. 10am—5pm. Annual rnulti-media exhibition showcasing work created by children and young children with disabilities.

I RECOAT 323 North Woodside Road. 07968 252 454. Tue-~Sun noon—8pm. FREE Russell Dempster Until Wed 28 May. Hyper-real distorted pencil drawings. hugely detailed and obsessively worked. FREE X Sat 31 May—Wed 2 Jul. The young Glasgow gallery celebrate their tenth exhibition with a show of ten artists. See what they did there‘.’ See preview. page 95.


1 18 Douglas Street. 248 6386. Mon—Fri l0.30am—5pm; Sat 10.30am—lpm. Simon White 8: Alison Auldjo Until Sat 3l May. Abstract views of nature featuring photographer Simon White's planetary landscapes and vivid oil paintings by Alison Auldjo.

I SCOTLANDART.COM 6 Burnlield Road. Giffnock. 638 1200. Mon-Fri l0.30am—-5.30pm: Sat l0am—5.30pm; Sun noon—5pm.

§§E§Z Metropolis 2008 Thu 22 May Sun 22 Jun. New citiscapcs of London. lidinburgh. Glasgow and New York from artists Lesley Anne Derks. Alicia Dubnyzcyk and Jamie Primrose.

A final opportunity to see this exhibition of work by the

controversial video and installation artist Abdessemed. Works such as ‘Also Sprach Allah’ reflect the ways in which politics and religion infiltrate life on the street, exposing some ugly truths along the way. Meanwhile, ‘In Helikoptere’ (pictured) features the artist hanging by his feet from a helicopter, trying desperately, but failing, to mark sheets of

plywood with a piece of charcoal.

I The Common Gui/d. Glasgow, until Sat 7 Jun.