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Contents Page Two John McEwen
More Room for Scotland Duncan Macmillan
A Conversation with Betty Parsons David Coxhead 5 By Appointment: the art masters 8 Exhibitions Part of the German Month by Norbert Lynton; Recent Sculpture Exhibitions Caro, Flanagan, Naylor by John Glaves Smth; Car! Plackman by Allan Davies; Hans Haacke by Willis Domingo; Care! Weight by Simon Lewty 11 Polemics 0 God! 0 Ulster! 21 Correspondence Pat Gilmour, Hugh Jenkins MP, Tony Rickaby, Gerald Forty, Richard Salford. Giles Auty, Heather Waddell, Jesse Watkins, Clare Richardson, Dominic Denny, William Messer, Lucy Lippard, Paul Overy 22 Artnotes 27 Book Reviews The World Backwards. Russian futurist books 1912-16 by Susan P. Compton (Richard Cork). The Subsidised Muse by Dr. Dick Netzer (Nancy Balfour). Art History and Class Struggle by Nicos Hadjinicolaou (John Tagg) 31 Artlaw 32 Gallery Listings 34
[The interview with Anthony Caro scheduled for this issue has had to be held over till our next (Feb.) issue.]
tion, till Dec 22. Sonia Delaunay, Jan 6-28. John Nash, Jan 13-Feb 18. Coventry, Herbert Art Gallery. Paintings from Paris, early 20th Century Paintings & sculpture, till Dec 31. Doncaster, Museum & Art Gallery, Chequer Rd, "Change & Decay", Dec 9-Jan 21. Dundee, City Art Gallery, Albert Sq, 0382 25492. Charles Rennie Mackintosh, water colours, till Dec 30. Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound. Turner, water colours from the Fergusson collection, Dec. National Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Botanic Gdn, The Mound. Bernard Lassus & French naive Art, till Jan 9. Richard Demarco Gallery, Monteith House, 61 High St. Sean Mulcahy, paintings, Philippa Beale & Glenn Onwin, installations, Holly Downing, drawings, till Dec 23. David Langley, photographs from The voyage of H .M.S. Beagle, Anne Gauldin & Meridee Mandio, photographic documentation of The Isle of Arran, Jan 5-11. Richard Layzell, installations, RCA printmakers, Jan 16-28. Guildford, Guildford House, pictorial photography in Britain, 1900-1920. Jan 27-Feb 24. Glasgow, Third Eye Centre, 350 Sauchiehall St, 041 332 7521 / 4. Printmakers Workshop Edinburgh, recent prints, till Jan 14. Ikat, hand woven textiles from Indonesia, Glasgow, an overview, researched by Peter McGurn, till Jan 21. Richard Demarco, drawings Dec 14-Jan 21. Glenn Onwin from Jan 27. Hertfordshire, College of Art & Design, Hatfield Rd,St. Albans, Herts. Peter Kalkhof, paintings & drawings, till Dec IS. Huddersfield, Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, 21356 . John Bratby, till Jan 6. Hull, Ferens Art Gallery. Queen Victoria Sq, Courtauld drawings, Dec 16-Jan 28 . Inverness, Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Wynd, 0463 37114. The Ring Net, documentary exhibition about ring net fishing by William Maclean, till Dec 22. John Comloquoy, photographs. 1966-78, till Jan 20. Swiss photographers from 1840-present day, Jan 27-Feb 17. Kelghley, Cliffe Castle, 64184. Frank Meadow Sutcliffe, photographs of Whitby, Dec 15-Jan 14. Martin Parr, The Hebden Bridge Show, photographs, ;Dec 16-Jan 14. Photographs, paintings, printmaking, Dec 16-Jan 28 . Llannelll, Public Library. 56 Group Wales, exhibition by IS contemporary Welsh artists, Jan 6-20.
Leeds, Breadline Gallery, 138 Town St, Rodley. Exhibition of paintings, drawings, & tapestries by 4 artists, Jan 6-Feb I . Patrick Bew, abstract paintings, till Jan 4. Lelgh, Turnpike Gallery. A Free Hand, exhibition chosen by William Packer from paintings & sculpture recently acquired by The Arts Council of Great Britain, till Jan 6. Lincoln, Usher Gallery, Cinzano Glass Collection till Dec 24. Liverpool, Bluecoat Gallery, School Lane. Melvyn Chantrey, recent paintings, drawings, prints, till Dec 22. 'Phoenix", Kate Walker, Sue Varty, Monica Ross, Sue Richardson, & foyer exhibition by women artists working in the North-West, Jan 16-27. Academy of Arts, 34 Pilgrim St, I. Opening exhibition of Academy members work, till Dec 21. Manchester, Lantern Gallery, 3 Worsley Rd, 061 6785. Paintings & drawings by Christine Southworth. Winter Silver, '78, Crafts for Christmas, till Dec 23. Portico Library Gallery, 57 Mosley St, 061 6785. Crafts for Christmas, till Dec 22. Peterloo Gallery, 8 Clarence St, Albert Sq, 061 834 7944. Raw materials, contemporary craft exhibition, till end of Dec. Mold, Oriel Theatre Clwyd. Barry Cook, Gregynog Fellow 1978, paintings, Jan 7-28. Nottingham, Midland Group, 24-32 Carlton St, Nigel Henderson, photographs of Bethnal Green in the 1950's, till Dec 23. Open Craft Exhibition, "Black, Blue, Silver," till Jan 10. "Pigeon Painting", till Jan 10. David Hockney, major retrospective of his printmaking, Jan 13-Feb 24. Oxford, Museum of Modern Art, Pembroke St, 0865 7233. Hans Haacke. Paul Strand, till Dec 24. Oxford, 23 High St, 0865 42731. Christmas exhibition, till Jan 3. Patrick Scott, oils, Barcham Green print competition, Jan 8-Feb 7.
Plymouth Arts Centre, 38 Loose St, 60060. Embroidery, Petra Seed, Till Dec 16. Scunthorpe, Museum & Art Gallery . Paintings by Dr Aldridge Haddock, till Dec 30. Agates, till Jan 7. Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery, Surrey St, 0742 734781. Alvin Langdon, Coburn, photographs till Jan 8. Gerard Hoffnung, drawings, till Jan 8. Philip Francis Gallery, Ecclesall Rd, 0742 665888. Christmas exhibition, over 100 works by 20 established artists, into New Year. Mappin Gallery, Weston Pk, 0734 26281 . lvon Hitchens, paintings, till Jan 7. "For King or Parliament", 18th & 19th entury paintings of the Civil War, till Jan 7. Southampton, Art Gallery, Civic Centre, 0703 23855. The sheep industry, Jan 8-Feb 2. Photographic Gallery, The University. Karl Blossfeldt & Edward Weston, photographs, till Dec22. Southsea, Hiscock Gallery, Nr Debenhams, Hants. 0705 25330. Winter exhibition, pictures, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, till Jan 10. Stevenage, Leisure Centre, "My Village, My Life", life in an Indian Village, Dec 23-Jan 14. Swansea, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery & Museum. 10 Potters, till Dec 30. The Art of the Engineer, till Jan 6. The Cross, Pontardawe, 56 Group Wales, 15 contemporary artists, Jan 27-Feb 10. Arts Workshop, Welsh artists & Editions Alecto, Jan 27-Feb 10. Tunbridge Wells, Museum, "My Village, My Life", life in an Indian village, Jan 20-Feb 2. York, Impressions Gallery 'Of Photography, 17 Colliergate, 0904 54724. "From shore to shining shore", photographs taken for the Farm Security Project USA, 1935-42, till Dec 24. City Art Gallery, Exhibition Sq, Bernard Meninsky, Dec 23-Jan 28 . Arts Centre, Micklegate. Barry Fox, water colours, gouache & drawings, till Dec23 . Yorkshire, Sculpture. Pk, :Bretton Hall College, West Bretton, Nr Wakefield. William Pye, till April22.
We wish to acknowledge the financial assistance of the Arts Council of Great Britain.
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