Lunchtime on the Zattere. Venice by George Devlin is at noger Billclitte Fine Art in Glasgow

3666. Tue—Sun. Open an hour before performances of The Big Picnic (see Theatre listings).

Battle Of The Somme Until 30 ()ct. An exhibition complementing Bill Bryden‘s theatrical extravaganza The Big Picnic. displaying a series of photographs from the lmperial War Museum and marking the 75th anniversary of one of World War 1's most costly battles.

I STREET LEVEL 279—281 High Street. 552 2151. Tue—Sat Ham-5.30pm. Margaret Watkins Her Lite And Photographic Work Until 5 Nov. The

Canadian—born photographer who practised in 1920s New York and

exhibited internationally. spent the last 40

years of her life in obscurity. living in Glasgow. Her work was discovered by neighbour Joe Mulholland in 1969 and a friendship cultivated. This exhibition

sheds new light on her work and considerable influence. See revrew.

: Edinburgh

I cormtcr GALLERY Grindlay Court

Centre. Gn'ndlay Street Court. 229 7941.


compass gallery

178 West Regent Street, Glasgow G7. 4RL. 041-221 6370

Dennis Buchan A.R.S.A. "A Span of Shores"

20 Years of painting till 27 October

Mon - Sat 10am - 5.30pm

CYIQIL (311251212 FINE ADT BDITIQSH DAINTINCS 19th-ZOlh CENTUDY 148 West Degenl St Glasgow G2 ZDQ Scotland

LESLEY BANKS "The Seven Deadly Sins"

Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm

Plus stock by Hunter, Cowie, Eardley, Redpath, Howson,

and other recent work

8-26 October

Bellany & others

Mon-Thurs 9am—4pm; Fri 9am-2.30pm. Festival or Women Photographers Until Fri 7 Oct. An open exhibition for local women photographers part of the nation-wide Signals festival.

I FRENCN INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9am—6pm; Sat 10am—1.30pm.

Portrait Of My Mother Until Sun 9 Oct. Examining the role of the mother in modern society. this is a series of portraits with texts from more than 50 women photographers from Europe and Latin and North America. Drawing on photography. psychology. sociology and literature. it focuses on the experiences of women from different generations and cultures. I PORTFOLIO GALLERY ~13 Candlemaker Row. 220 191 l. Tue—Sat [twin—5.30pm. Relative Vision Until 5 Nov. Three series of black and white photographs by Catriona Grant. exploring the passage of time through women‘s lives. She focuses on the shared memories of her mother in Scotland and her aunt in Germany. Part of the Festival of Women Photographers.

I STILLS GALLERY 23 Cockburn Street. 225 9876. Tue—Sat noon—7pm; Sat/Sun noon—4pm.

What She Wants Regarding Male Objects Until 22 Oct. A hard-hitting look at the male body through female photographers‘ lenses. Humorous. erotic and unforgiving. this exhibition should open a few eyes and minds as the debate about erotica for and by women rumbles on. Including work by more than 60 photographers. this is part of the Signals festival of women photographers

Susan Lipper and Steve Tynan Until 22 Oct. Lipper's photographs focus on a small community of trailer homes in the coal mining region of West Virginia and the relationships within it. while Tynan's work looks at the eccentrics of British society.


University. University Avenue. 339 8855. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm.

The bequest of William Hunter. a student ofGlasgow University in the 1730s. who left a substantial collection of books. prints and other curiosities to the university.

I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin Hall. Dumbarton Road. 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. A museum crammed with buses. trams. fire-engines. ships and other transportation. devoted to the history of transport.

Bude’s Forgotten Genius: Sir Goldsvvorthy oumey Until 4 Dec. More than 50 years before the first successful petrol-driven motor cars. Gurney designed a ltorsclcss steam carriage. This touring exhibition marks 200 years since the birth of the Cornish inventor.

I PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. [D]. Cafe.

Once a museum dedicated to the working class. now a repository for all sorts of ephemera connected with Glasgow‘s history from old cigarette packets to suffragettes' campaigning material.

I PROVAND’S LORDSHIP 3 Castle Street. 552 8819. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Still

1 1am—5pm.

The only surviving medieval house in Glasgow. built in 1471. Period room displays range from 1500 to 1918.

I OUEEN’S PARK SYNAGOGUE Falloch Road. Battlefield. 632 1743. Open Sun 2—5pm. Worth visiting to see 22 pictorial stained glass windows by John K. Clark based on the symbolism of Jewish festivals.

I SCOTLAND STREET SCHOOL MUSEUM 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [1)]. Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and now home to archive material on education in Scotland from 1872 onwards.

Reconstructed classrooms give a flavour of Victorian. Edwardian. World War 11 and 1960s school days.

I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Atlas Square. 557 1405. Mon—Fri 10.30am—4.30pm; Sun 2—5pm. [1)].

Springbum At War Until l8 Nov. Commemorating the outbreak of World War 1. this exhibition explores Springbum war work and life on the Front.

I ST MUNGO MUSEUM OF RELIGIOUS LIFE AND ART 2 Castle Street. 553 2557. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Free. [1)]. A museum of world faith. featuring a zen garden. priceless art works from the world‘s six major religions. Dali's Christ ofSttirlt John oft/re Cross and the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures.


I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 242-1. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm. All manner of archive material and old toys relating to childhood through the ages.

I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George [V Bridge. 226 4531. Mort—Sat 10am~5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Pictures or The Mind: Robert Louis Stevenson 1850—1894 Until 30 Oct. This exhibition takes you on a journey through Stevenson‘s imagination and includes

= many illustrated editions which have

brought to life his world of pirates. adventurers and children.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 75 34. Mon—Sat

10am 5pm; Sun noon—5pm. Cafe. [1)].

Treasure Islands Until 31m 1095. An exhibition bringing to life the romantic legacy of Robert Louis Stevenson and his preoccupation with islands. pirates attd the South Seas.

I SCOTTISH UNITED SERVICES MUSEUM lidinburgh Castle. 225 753-1. Mon—Sat 9.30am~5.30pm; Stilt Ham—5.30pm. Free. but there is an admission charge for the castle.

For Your Freedom And Ours: Poland, Scotland and the Second World War Matty Polish soldiers came to Scotland in the ~10s. Their mark is left in this exhibition of uniforms. insignia and equipment. as well as drawings. prints and other personal material.


Lectures are listed by city, then alphabetically by subject.

Scottish Ballet Art Gallery & Museum. Kelviugrove. Tue 11.1-1; l~1(1ct.3pm. £3.50. A series ofopen workshops celebrating 25 years of the national dance company. Choose from two creative movement and dance or stage fencing. Also includes a gtiided tottr of a complementary exhibition. Registration in Rooin Ten of the gallery on the day.

Art Criticism In Scotland CCA. Studio. Sat 15 Oct. 2pm. £1.50 (£1). Three of the nation's art critics are put in the hot seat in a debate chaired by Pat Kane.

Breaking The Surface The Fruitmarket Gallery. Sat 8 ()ct. 2—6pm. £8 (£3). An open forum examining the relationship between artists and the system they work in. aimed chiefly at art students. practising artists and arts administration workers. Chaired by The Collective Gallery‘s director Sarah Munro. it involves speakers from both camps. including Scottish Arts Council visual arts director Andrew Nairne and BT New Contemporaries prize winner [)ez Lawrence.

56 The List 7—20 October 1994