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 Glasgow
■ THE ARCHES CAFÉ BAR 253 Argyle Street, 565 1035. 11am–midnight; Sun noon–midnight. FREE Kirsty Nichol: Human Marks Tue 23 Mar–Sat 24 Apr. Mixed-media exhibition of new work that centres upon the idea that every mark tells a story. ■ BURRELL COLLECTION 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 287 2550. Mon–Thu & Sat 10am–5pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm. A collection of over 9000 works, gifted to the city by Sir William Burrell, housed in a purpose-built gallery in Pollock Park. FREE Garden of Heaven – a Unique Persian Carpet in the Burrell Collection Sat 27 Mar–Sun 11 Apr. In celebration of the arrival of spring and Naw Ruz – the Persian New Year – the Burrell displays its prized Wagner Garden Carpet.
■ CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. Tue–Fri 11am–6pm; Sat 10am–6pm. FREE But what of Frances Stark, standing by itself, a naked name, bare as a ghost to whom one would like ●●●●● Until Sat 3 Apr. See review, page 89. ■ COLLINS GALLERY 22 Richmond Street, 548 2558. Mon–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat noon–5pm. FREE Japanese Sashiko Textiles Until Sat 10 Apr. This touring exhibition focuses on the lives of the Sashiko makers – working class women from fishing and farming communities.
■ THE COMMON GUILD 21 Woodlands Terrace, 223 0087. Thu–Sat noon–7pm.
✽✽ FREE Martin Creed: Things ●●●●● Until Sat 27 Mar. This
beautifully installed exhibition presents a brilliant (re)introduction to Creed’s work – playful, irreverent but always inspired. ■ COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street, 221 6370. Mon–Fri 9.30am–5.30pm; Sat 10am–5.30pm. FREE Young Scottish Masters Until Sun 28 Mar. Mixed exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints, featuring works by Neil MacPherson, Helen Flockhart and Peter Thomson.
■ THE DUCHY GALLERY 23 Duke Street, 237 8754. Thu–Sat noon–5pm. FREE Lauren Gault: LACKS Until Sat 27 Mar. Gault exhibits video sequences and carefully hand-wrought objects, in an exploration of desire as a spatial metaphor.
■ THE GALLERY @ MUSSEL INN 157 Hope Street, 572 1405. Mon–Thu & Sun noon–2pm & 5.30pm–10pm; Fri & Sat noon–10pm. FREE Kelli Abdoney: Landscapes Until Tue 30 Mar. Black and white photography from the North of Scotland. FREE Susan Castillo Photography Thu 1 Apr–Wed 5 May. Resident photographer at The Coveted Mag shows her work.
■ 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 ■ GEORGE SQUARE 552 6027. Glasgow Art Fair Thu 25–Sun 28 Mar. £6–£7 (£4–£5). Scotland’s National Art Fair remains the place to buy, sell and discover fine art in Scotland.
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EGGMACHINE This week’s showcase of what’s hot in the contemporary art world is eggmachine, the alter ego of Gerry Thomson, who runs the woodworking shop at Glasgow’s Southside Studios, where he also creates work. Gerry, who graduated from Glasgow College of Building and Printing in 2000, makes beautiful, functional furniture using CLUC, a multi-textural material specially developed from scrap wood destined for landfill such as chipboard, hardwoods, softwoods, plywoods, plastics and MDF. Gerry’s commissions include Café Gramofon in the Merchant City and the Flying Duck nightclub, and he is currently working on a range of products for the retail market. ■ www.eggmachine.co.uk www.thisiscentralstation.com
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 Unsettled Objects Until Mar 2011. An exhibition of photography, video and installation from GoMA’s collection. FREE multi-story Until 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. ■ GATEHOUSE GALLERY Rouken Glen Road, 620 0235. Mon, Thu, Fri & Sun 1.30pm–5.30pm; Sat 11.30am–5.30pm. FREE The Figure Until Sun 21 Mar. Mixed exhibition of paintings and sculpture by talented figurative artists.
■ GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO Trongate 103, 552 0704. Tue–Sat 10am–5.30pm; Sun noon–5pm. FREE Jila Peacock: Seven Waves Until Sun 28 Mar. A series of monoprints, each with a single word title taken from Anglo-Saxon or Old Scots vocabulary describing a different sea state. FREE Jo Ganter: Forms of Being Until Sun 4 Apr. Large figurative photo- etchings. FREE Tunnocked Thu 1–Sun 11 Apr. Invited artists honour the humble teacake, the caramel wafer and the snowball.
■ GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART The Mackintosh Gallery, 167 Renfrew Street, 353 4500. Mon–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat 10am–2pm. FREE International Orange: Please Shut the Gate Until Sat 3 Apr. Exhibition of solo and collaborative work by Ben Kelly, the designer of Manchester’s legendary night-club The Haçienda. ■ HILLHEAD LIBRARY 348 Byres Road, 339 7223. Mon, Tue & Thu 11am–7pm; Wed, Fri & Sat 9am–5pm.
FREE Every Picture Tells a Story Until Sat 27 Mar. Literary themed exhibition of paintings, photography and illustrations by local artists. ■ HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, 330 5431. Mon–Sat 9.30am–5pm. FREE Dürer & Italy Until Mon 22 Mar. Selection of works drawn from the collection by Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528). FREE Amber: Treasures from Poland Until Sat 17 Apr. Unique collection of amber artefacts from Malbork castle in Poland.
■ INVERARITY ONE TO ONE GLASGOW 185a Bath Street, 221 5121. Mon–Fri 10am–6pm; Sat 10am–4pm. FREE Liz Knox Until Wed 31 Mar. Paintings by the award-winning artist.
■ 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