Exhibitions are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication to firstname.lastname@example.org. Listings compiled by Rosalie Doubal. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry
■ +44 141 AT SWG3 Studio Warehouse, 100 Eastvale Place, 357 7246. Wed–Sat noon–8pm. FREE Little Magazine Sat 13–Sun 28 Feb. Group show curated by Alex Pollard featuring work by contemporary artists Nick Evans, Iain Hetherington, Alan Michael, Craig Mulholland, Carrie Skinner, Clare Stephenson, Stephen Sutcliffe and Jane Topping. ■ BURRELL COLLECTION 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Mon–Thu & Sat 10am–5pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm. A collection of over 9000 works – medieval art, paintings by Degas and Cézanne, sculptures by Rodin and Epstein – gifted to the city by Sir William Burrell, housed in a purpose-built gallery in Pollock Park. FREE Joseph Crawhall: The Hunt Until Sun 14 Feb. A showcase of some of the Glaswegian watercolourist’s finest works, focusing on a small selection of his paintings of the hunt.
■ COLLINS GALLERY 22 Richmond Street, 548 2558. Mon–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat noon–5pm. FREE Myscape Until Sat 20 Feb. A collaborative exhibition between Project Ability and Collins Gallery, Myscape features work by 23 artists with autism spectrum conditions and Asperger syndrome.
■ COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street, 221 6370. Mon–Fri 9.30am–5.30pm; Sat 10am–5.30pm. FREE Portraits of the Poet: Robert Burns Until Sat 13 Feb. New sculptures and drawings by Peter Bevan. ■ CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH SOCIETY Queen’s Cross, 870 Garscube Road, 946 6600. Daily 10am–5pm. £4 (£2). St George’s Road Art Group: Self Portraits and Individual Works Until Fri 5 Feb. Established in April 2008, this self-funded community art group is a member of a voluntary organisation that supports adults with learning disabilities.
■ THE GALLERY @ MUSSEL INN 157 Hope Street, 572 1405. Mon–Thu & Sun noon–2pm & 5.30–10pm; Fri & Sat noon–10pm. FREE Scottish Photographic Circle: Twenty Ten Thu 4 Feb–Wed 3 Mar. Photographs and paintings. Featured artists include Dugald Bell, Dr Michael Blair, and Nan Caldwell. ■ GALLERY OF MODERN ART Royal Exchange Square, 287 3050. Mon–Wed & Sat 10am–5pm; Thu 10am–8pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm. Housed in an elegant neo-classical building, GoMA displays work by local and international artists and houses the city’s contemporary art collection, displayed via temporary exhibitions. FREE Donated: BBC Scotland Collection Until Sun 27 Jun. BBC Scotland has donated a collection of 125 artworks to Glasgow Museums. FREE Echo and Transcend ●●●●● Until Sun 21 Feb. A wide-ranging selection of abstract art, some of which echoes and some of which transcends reality. FREE A Spot of b)other: LGBTI Deaf and Disabled Cultures Until Sun 21 Feb. Pages from A Spot of b)other, a fanzine about deaf and disabled people in the LGBTI community.
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FREE Ajamu X: Familiar Strangers Until Sun 21 Feb. A new series of portraits by artist Ajamu X of people who identify as BME (Black and minority ethnic) as well as LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex). FREE Unsettled Objects Until Mon 1 Mar. An exhibition of photography, video and installation from GoMA’s collection. FREE multi-story Thu 18 Feb–Sun 27 Jun. Exhibition of work by participants in a project that gave people living in the Red Road housing estate an opportunity to take part in creative activity. ■ GLASGOW INDEPENDENT STUDIO Glasgow Project Room, Trongate 103, 552 1472. Tue–Sat 11am–3pm. FREE Ani Baronian: New Work from Akureyri Fri 5–Sat 13 Feb. New experimental works by this Armenian- American artist.
■ GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO Trongate 103, 552 0704. Tue–Sat 10am–5.30pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE Three American Artists: Randy Bolton, Michael Krueger & John Schulz Until Sat 27 Feb. The three critically-aware artists in this exhibition dissect and subvert iconic American imagery. FREE Focus On: Woodcut Printing Fri 5–Sat 27 Feb. Works by Glasgow Print Studio members who use woodcut printing techniques. ■ GOETHE INSTITUT 3 Park Circus, 332 2555. Mon 4pm–6.30pm; Tue noon–6.30pm; Wed noon–6.30pm; Thu noon–8.30pm; Fri noon–4pm; Sat 9.30am–1.30pm. FREE Steffi Klenz: La Posa (2008–2009) Until Fri 26 Feb. This series of photographs takes as its subject the ‘ghost village’ of Tyneham on the Dorset coast.
■ HOUSE FOR AN ART LOVER Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road, 353 4770. £3.50 (£2.50; Family ticket £7). Sam Cartman Until Mon 1 Mar. Inspiration for these paintings has come from visits to the West Coast, the Isle and Skye and the Coast of Angus. ■ KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY & MUSEUM Argyle Street, 276 9599. Mon–Thu & Sat 10am–5pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm. This fine civic collection of over 8000 pieces famously houses Salvador Dali’s ‘Christ of St John of the Cross’ alongside masterpieces by Titian and Rembrandt, and Scottish works by the Glasgow Boys. FREE Japanese Surimono Prints Until Thu 1 Apr. A selection of eight delicate prints displayed in the Fragile Art Gallery.
REVIEW PRINTMAKING MAGNE F: ALPHA BETA Edinburgh Printmakers, until Sat 6 Mar ●●●●●
While many people will remember Magne Furuholmen as the keyboardist in 1980s Norwegian band A-ha, few will realise that he has had a concurrent career as an artist, having first exhibited in 1989. This dual vocation has been a large part of his life, and now he brings his latest series of works to Edinburgh, in association with the Paul Stoper Gallery, London.
While the alphabet (and associated Norwegian symbols) may not seem the liveliest of subjects, closer inspection yields some interesting insights into his process. Using monotype and drypoint etching to create his limited edition prints, Furuholmen works up layers of ink, image and text,
deconstructing each character and allowing the viewer to invest it with new meaning. The result is a quirky fusion of lyrical ramblings and unstructured prose that creates something more compelling than simple character etching. The important link between music and words comes
through in Furuholmen’s work, and several of the pieces have poetic works or single lines dispersed throughout which ask for more time to discern the meaning behind them. The overall effect may be one of sparseness, but there is a little more to this than meets the eye for those that are willing to scrutinise. Furthermore, those purchasing one of the first 500 Alpha-Beta prints can also take home a limited edition vinyl 12” entitled ‘Word Symphony’ by Magne F, taking flight from a-ha’s newest musical offering. (Miriam Sturdee)