0 Art is listed by city first then by venue, running in alphabetical order. Please send details to Alice Bain not later than 10 days before publication date.


O ANNAN GALLERY 130 West Campbell Street. 221 5087 8. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm Sat 930—1230. Christmas Exhibition Until 24 Dec.

0 ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Restaurant. [D] Voluntary guides are available free ofcharge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Contact the enquiry desk. Antarctica: Continent for Science Until 1 Feb.

Christmas Present. . . Until 4 Jan. First World WarArtists Until 20 Jan. From the gallery's collection of prints and drawings. Muirhead Bone was appointed the first official British warartist in 1916. while James McBey from Aberdeen made a series of unofficial prints while serving in the forces at the Somme. Academics and Revolutionaries Until mid-Jan. Fifty-six paintings. prints and drawings from the gallery‘s collection illustrate the conflict between tradition and innovation in the art ofthe late 19th century.

Tin Glaze and Smoked Lustre Pottery by Allan Caiger-Smith and Aldermaston Pottery 1955-85 Until 4 Jan. Pottery by Alan Caiger Smith and the Aldermaston Pottery 1955—1985. Caiger Smith founded the pottery at Aldermaston in 1955 and this exhibition celebrates its achievements.

O AULD KIRK MUSEUM Cowgate. Kirkintilloch. 775 1185. Tue. Thurs. Fri 2—5pm; Sat 10am—1pm. 2—5pm. Pottery by Dennis Mackie Until Sat 20 Dec.

0 BABBITY BOWSTER 16—18 Blackfriars Street. 552 5055. Daily noon—midnight.

Open over Christmas and New Year. Richard Demarco New Glasgow Drawings Throughout December.

0 THE BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road. 6-19 7151. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Rest. [D]

Selections from the 8th Silver Triennale '86 Until 11 Jan. With wares from Germany and Britain and nine other European countries. this is the most comprehensive display ofcontemporary European silversmithing seen in Britain in recent years.

Curious Curios for Christmas Until 18 Jan. A competition for fun. Take a guess at the identity of mysterious. unidentifiable objects lurking in the Burrell Collection. The items in question will be labelled with Christmas bows. Revelations will be made before the exhibition closes and prizes given for the best if not the most correct answers. Entry forms at the Burrell [inquiry Desk.

0 COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400 ext 268224 16. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. Sat l2—4pm.

Glasgow Cathedral Through the Ages Until Tue 23 Dec. The entries to this children’s competition which was launched by Tunnoeks Tea Cakes. lrn Bru and Jimmy Logan. Celebrating the 850th anniversary of the Cathedral. the Society of Friends organised the event in conjunction with the Collins. There were over l00entries. now all on show. Stained glass windows seemed a great favourite with the artists and judges.


Robin Philipson and David Donaldson have pursued parallel careers from the time when they enrolled as art students one at Edinburgh, the other at Glasgow—till theirretirement. Since then both artists, now at the age of seventy, have enjoyed an Indian summer of creative activity with its result in twin exhibitions in the Edinburgh and Glasgow galleries of the Fine Art Society.

To visit both shows is to realise how much there is of the showman in each of them, and at the same time how much of self-revelation. Philipson’s imagery and obsessive themes come primarily from imagination and memory, and this leaves him vulnerable when inspiration fails. But his exhibition is a treasurehouse for students of his iconography: here are traces of the coruscating Rose Windows of old, the dead crows on a wire, the fighting cocks and, most recurrently, the soldier and his whores What is missing, for me, is the former painterly virtuosity.

Donaldson is above all an ‘eye’, with a technique assiduously developed to match his insatiable vision of a world - and personal life—which he clearly finds delightful. Here are some of the fashionable portraits forwhich he is

0 COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat l0.30am—5.30pm. Closed 25. 25 Dec and 1-4 Jan. Christmas Exhibition Until mid-Jan. For nearly twenty years now the Compass has been offering art as present ideas for Christmas. An Elizabeth Frink lithograph at £138 seems a good buy as do the Moray Miller mugs sporting handles as toueans. elephants and parrots. Jewellery by Bethsy Gray. simple and silver. contrasts with the Gill Simon‘s fun paper earrings. Have a good rake around. 0 CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm. Small Paintings Until mid-Jan. 0 FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 10am—1pm. David Donaldson Until 10 Jan. Celebrating his seventieth birthday. Donaldson has combined teaching at Glasgow School of Art with a successful career in painting. All this he has in common with Sir Robin Philipson who has followed a parallel path on the east coast. The two artists are showing at the same time from both Fine Art Society venues. The Donaldson exhibition moves to Edinburgh on l7Jan (to 10 Feb). 0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am—9pm. Sat and Sun 10—5pm. Class Work Until Fri 19 Dec. Work from the Glasgow Arts Centre classes including photography. weaving and painting. 0 GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 128 Ingram Street. 552 070-1. Mon-Sat Ilium—5.30pm. Members Exhibition Until end Dec.

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best known, but in many ways he is seen at his most admirable in the still lifes and the delicate, atmospheric landscapes. The self portraits,

This Christmas exhibition has a twin purpose to provide inexpensive present prints and to give members of the studio the opportunity to show their work. This annual show will include the work ofabout forty members and will include etchings. woodcuts. lithoprints and silkscreen prints. Names like Elizabeth Blackadder and Peter llowson will be shown along with people who take evening classes at the Studio. Prices range from £20 for a framed print to £200.

0 HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrew‘s Drive. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5an

Glasgow‘s childhood museum.

From Cauldron to Cooker Until 8 Jan. How to cook in a cauldron. See Kids. 0 HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. Hillhead Street. 330 543 I. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat 9.30— 1 pm.

Closed 24—28. 31 Dec and l—5Jan. The Mackintosh House Gallery:

()pen as above but closed for lunch 1230-] .30pm. 50p admission on weekday afternoons and Saturdays. A reconstruction of the architect’s home fitted with original furniture. PrintGalIery:

The Christmas Story Until 31 Jan. Drawn from the llunterian‘s vast collection of prints. this selection tells the story ofChrist's birth from the Annunciation to the Flight Into Egypt. The three wise men. the holy star. the Massacre of the Innocents will be illustrated by artists like Rembrandt. Di'irer and Raphael. A truly seasonal exhibition.

0 HUNTERIAN MUSEUM The University of Glasgow. 33‘) 8855. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat

9.30am— I pm. Two small winter displays:

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however, humorous and even somewhat clownish, are in a class by themselves.

(Cordelia Oliver)

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