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Articles, reviews and features


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Articles written for The Glasgow Herald unless otherwise stated.

Hand written and typed draft copies of around 225 articles of 500-1500 word length, by Clare Henry for The Glasgow Herald, January-December 1996 with Monday weekly articles and a weekend feature art guide feature, including a short ‘Studio’ feature and regular book reviews. Articles also written for Art Extra covering visual art exhibitions in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Kirkcudbright, Aberdeen, Stirling, Aberfoyle, Castlemilk, Dumfries, Dunfermline and Aberfoyle. Exhibitions in London, Venice, Geneva and New York also feature.

A number of the Scottish reviews are for exhibitions at former galleries: Compass Gallery, Gatehouse Gallery Glasgow. The reviews also cover private galleries: Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, Fruitmarket Edinburgh, Talbot Rice, Billcliffe Fine Art, Nancy Smillie Gallery and Streetlevel Glasgow, as well as publicly funded galleries: Mclellan Galleries, Tramway, Kelvingrove (also known as Glasgow Art Gallery), Burrell Collection Glasgow, National Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, and artist led galleries Collective Edinburgh and Transmission.

During this period Henry gives more context and opinion on, for example: the new Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow, Ian Cook new Glasgow Royal Concert Hall murals, Borrowed Light Public Art Project, row over Mackintosh show at McLellan Galleries, the opening of the new House for an Art Lover, Douglas Gordon wins Turner Prize, Copenhagen 1996 City of Culture and Charles Rennie Mackintosh in New York. The exhibitions covered are solo shows: Dalziel & Scullion, Ross Sinclair, Alberto Giacometti, George Wyllie, Callum Innes, Willie Rodger, Martin Parr, Annette Heyer, Jimmy Boyle, Victoria Morton and Andy Goldsworthy.

Group shows include British Art Show and Film Culture at Tramway. Edinburgh Festival is covered in detail as well as Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow International festival of design and Manifesto International Festival of Design. Profiles on Earl Haig, Bridget Riley, Don and Eleanor Taffner. Also includes obituaries for Helen Chadwick and David Donaldson.

Also included are catalogue essays for Highland Printmakers Inverness, Transmission Gallery Glasgow, and other paperwork includes notes on pictures used and correspondence to Jackie McGlone at Arts Extra, Keith Bruce and Bob Jeffery at The Herald, with Caledonian Newspapers, Sandy Moffat and Sam Ainsley at The Glasgow School of Art plus invitations to press openings in Venice.

  • 6 Jan Book Review, Richard Demarco A life in Pictures
  • 8 Jan Looking back on 1995
  • 9 Jan Dalziel & Scullion, CCA Glasgow
  • 13 Jan (studio series) Tim Hobrough
  • 13 Jan Book Review, Beryl Cook
  • 13 Jan Janey Buchan and gallery shopping
  • 13 Jan John McNeece ship design
  • 13 Jan (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Inuit Art, Peacock Printmakers Aberdeen, Artists in Isolation, Gracefield Dumfries, Calanais, Talbot Rice Gallery Edinburgh
  • 15 Jan Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow, Joan Scott
  • 20 Jan Robert Burns Portraits, Compass Gallery Glasgow, Gracefield Dumfries, MacLauran Gallery Ayr
  • 13 Jan (for Galleries Magazine) Edward Summerton, Raw Gallery
  • 20 Jan (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Silk Satin Muslin Rags, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Turner, National Gallery Edinburgh, Freedom, Kelvingrove Glasgow
  • 21 Jan Art Fairs, Glasgow Art Fair, Art96
  • 27 Jan (studio series) Peter Chang
  • 27 Jan Book Review, Fakes by Alice Beckett
  • 30 Jan South Bay Company Glasgow
  • 3 Feb (studio series) Elspeth Lamb
  • 3 Feb (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Alan Robb, Seagate Gallery Dundee, Gillespie Kidd & Coia, The Glasgow School of Art
  • 3 Feb Glasgow International Festival of Design
  • 4 Feb (studio series) Polly Hope
  • 5 Feb Ian Cook, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall murals
  • 7 Feb (for Arts Extra) Willie Rodger
  • 10 Feb (Herald Weekender Art Guide) James Cumming Memorial, McMannus Gallery Dundee, Julia Jeffery, Practice Gallery Glasgow, the Glasgow Show, Art Exposure Glasgow
  • 12 Feb Sugar Hiccup, Tramway Glasgow
  • 17 Feb (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Frances Walker, Peacock Printmakers Aberdeen, Winter Fruits, Green Gallery Aberfoyle, Have a Heart, Traverse Theatre Edinburgh
  • 17 Feb Book Review, John Smibert by Richard H. Saunders
  • 19 Feb Glasgow Print Studios, Scottish Print Open
  • 24 Feb (studio series) Alan Kitching
  • 20 Feb (for Galleries Magazine) Glasgow Dream City
  • Feb (for catalogue) Highland Printmakers, Inverness
  • 26 Feb British Art Show, Botanics Edinburgh
  • 29 Feb (for Arts Extra) Lottery Funding
  • Mar (for Arts Extra) Peter Howson profile
  • 2 Mar (Herald Weekender Art Guide) British Art Show, Botanics Edinburgh, Joy & Benn, The Glasgow School of Art, New Graduates, Art Exposure Gallery Glasgow
  • 4 Mar Gallery Week Scotland, Glasgow Boys & Girls, Ewan Mundy Fine Art Glasgow
  • 9 Mar (Herald Weekender Art Guide) William Kilpatrick, Maclaurian Art Gallery Ayr, RSA Student Show Edinburgh, Colin Brown, The Meffin Forfar
  • 11 Mar Visual Arts UK Fesitval, Newcastle
  • 11 Mar Book review, Cezanne in Provence by Evmarie Schmitt
  • Mar (for catalogue) Ruth Beardsworth, Grays School of Art Research Unit
  • 16 Mar (Herald Weekender Art Guide) John Bellany, Peacock Printmakers Aberdeen, Lil Neilson, Seagate Gallery Dundee, Kumar Garg, Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh
  • 18 Mar Borrowed Light, Public Art Project, Stephen Skrynka, Peter McCaughey
  • 21 Mar Helen Chadwick Obituary
  • 23 Mar (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Lucy Byatt, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Pope & Guthrie, Cyberia Cafe Edinburgh, Ross Sinclair, CCA Glasgow
  • 29 Mar Book review, Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow by Julian Spalding.
  • 30 Mar (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Davy Brown, Ottersburn Gallery Dumfries, Andrew Squire, Gallery 41 Edinburgh, Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow Opening
  • 1 Apr The Greeks, Venice Palazzo Grassi, Flash Art Museum Trevi Spoleto
  • 6 Apr Gardens
  • 8 Apr Sculpture at Goodwood
  • 15 Apr Glasgow Art Fair
  • 16 Apr Galloway's Beaten Path George Square Banners Glasgow
  • 26 Apr Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow, Lord Provost's Prize
  • 20 Apr Appleby & MacFarlane, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Petretti & Awlson, Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh
  • 22 Apr Book review, Studios of Frances and Margaret Macdonald by Janice Helland
  • 24 Apr (for Arts Extra) Peter Howson
  • 27 Apr Row over Mackintosh show at McLellan Galleries
  • 27 Apr Morgan Hall, James Dun House Aberdeen, Kinross Scholars, Italian Institute Edinburgh
  • May (for catalogue) on Transmission Gallery Glasgow
  • 2 May George Wyllie, Safety Pin sculpture Trongate Glasgow
  • 4 May (Herald Weekender Art Guide) George Wyllie, Trongate Glasgow, Ronald Forbes, Nancy Smillie Gallery Glasgow
  • 5 May Row over Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition
  • 6 May "Out to Unravel Reality with Visual Trickery", Ronald Forbes appointed head of painting at Dundee School of Art and artist's solo exhibition at Nancy Smillie Gallery
  • 11 May (Herald Weekender Art Guide) It Comes Out in the Wash, Green Gallery Aberfoyle, Conclusive States, Fruitmarket Edinburgh
  • 14 May Post Office Gallery, National Gallery of Scottish Art Edinburgh
  • 12 May RIAS, East Campbell Street Studios Glasgow, Kathryn Findlay, Jacki Parry, Gallowgate Studios
  • 18 May (feature) Charles Rennie Mackintosh, McLellan Galleries Glasgow
  • 18 May (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Robert Thompson, Bellshill Academy, Borrowed Image, City Arts Centre Edinburgh
  • 20 May Mary Smith McCulloch, Edinburgh Printmakers, Lennox Paterson, Ewan Mundy Fine Art Glasgow
  • 25 May (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Ruth Bearsworth, Peacock Printmakers Aberdeen
  • 27 May Book review, Glasgow in Transition
  • May (for catalogue) May Cale, Sunil Gawde Gallery London
  • 30 May The Queen portraits Herald commissions
  • 1 Jun (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Awash with Colour, National Gallery Edinburgh, Earl Haig, Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, 20th Century Scottish, Duncan Miller Glasgow, Roger Palmer, Collins Gallery Glasgow
  • 3 Jun Alberto Giacometti, Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh
  • 8 Jun (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Memento Mori, Greenside Cemetery Alloa, Rodella Purvis, City Arts Centre Edinburgh, Ethel Walker, Gatehouse Gallery Glasgow
  • 9 Jun Portes Ouvertes Art Contemporain, Switzerland Geneva, David Mach, Banque Suisses
  • 10 Jun (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Back From Paris, French Institute Edinburgh, Bridget Riley, Glasgow Print Studios
  • 17 Jun Bridget Riley profile, Glasgow Print Studios
  • 18 Jun Earl Haig profile
  • 22 Jun (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Duncan of Jordanstone Degree Show Dundee, Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show
  • 22 Jun Doctors and Art Portraits from the Royal College of Physicians
  • 22 Jun Book review, The Art of Craigie Aitcheson
  • 24 Jun The Glasgow School of Art Degree Show
  • 29 Jun Book review, Cadell by Tom Hewlett
  • 29 Jun (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Treasures in Trust, Pittencrieff House Museum Dunfermline, David Donaldson, Talbot Rice Edinburgh, Niek Kemps, Tramway Glasgow
  • 6 Jul (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Edna Whyte, Maclaurin Gallery Ayr, Four Decades, East Kilbride Arts Centre, McIntosh and Law, Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh, Bad Girls, Collective Gallery Edinburgh
  • 13 Jul (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Scottish Bestiary, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Lenaghan and More-Gordon, Kingfisher Gallery Edinburgh, Earth and Everything CCA Glasgow
  • 22 Jul Degas, National Gallery London
  • 22 Jul (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Edinburgh Festival, Velazquaz, National Gallery Edinburgh, Arthur Melville, Bourne Fine Art Edinburgh, Helen Chadwick, Portfolio Gallery Edinburgh
  • 27 Jul (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Pam Carter, Wilson Gallery Drymen, Martin Parr, Portfolio Gallery Edinburgh, Annette Heyer, Street Level Glasgow
  • 28 Jul Book review, Jan Steen by Chapman, Kloek and Wheelock
  • 29 Jul Jane Myers, Terra Nova Glasgow, Platform, Glasgow Print Studios, Java Comics Glasgow
  • 1 Aug Whos Who for Art, Edinburgh Festival
  • 3 Aug (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Peacock 21, Aberdeen Art Gallery, David Livingstone, Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh, Summer Show, Art Exposure Glasgow
  • 4 Aug Book review, In the Light of Italy Corot and Early Air Painting, by Conisbee, Faunce, Strick
  • 5 Aug (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Studio Group, Livingston Centre Blantyre, Silver Linings, Designs Gallery Castle Douglas, Catch the Moments, Gracefeild Arts Centre Dumfries, The Hidden Heart, The Burrell Glasgow
  • 5 Aug Sheepfolds, Andy Goldsworthy
  • 10 Aug (for Festival Extra) Five Must See Art Shows
  • 12 Aug Edinburgh Festival Art, Reckoning with the Past, Fruitmarket Edinburgh
  • 15 Aug Edinburgh Festival Diary
  • 17 Aug (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Time and Tide, Fisheries Museum Anstruther, George Baselitz, Glasgow Print Studios
  • 19 Aug Callum Innes, Inverleith House Edinburgh
  • 19 Aug Eduardo Paolozzi, Talbot Rice Edinbrugh
  • 22 Aug Willie Rodger, Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh
  • 20 Aug Book review, Velazquez in Seville by David Davies and Enriqueta Harris
  • 21 Aug Alexander Goudie, Freemason's Hall Edinburgh
  • 22 Aug House for art Lover Glasgow
  • 22 Aug Off the Drawing Board, Royal Fine Art Commission Edinburgh
  • 23 Aug Pradip Malde, Edinburgh College of Art
  • 23 Aug Arthur Melville, Bourne Fine Art Edinburgh
  • 24 Aug (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Sue Beach, Green Gallery Aberfoyle, Adrian Wiszinewski, Original Print Shop Glasgow, From the Dark Room, Peter Potter Gallery Haddington
  • 25 Aug Jimmy Boyle, St Mary's School Edinburgh
  • 26 Aug Networking, Edinburgh College of Art
  • 26 Aug Alberto Morrocco, Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, Adrian Wiszinewski, Talbot Rice Edinburgh
  • 25 Aug William Geissler, Edinburgh College of Art
  • 22 Aug Peacock 21, Aberdeen Art Gallery
  • 26 Aug Book review, Japan's Golden Age Momoyama, by Money L Hickman
  • 27 Aug (for The Guardian) David Donaldson Obituary
  • 28 Aug Speaking Likeness, Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh
  • Aug Helen Chadwick, Portfolio Gallery Edinburgh
  • 2 Sep Festival Recriminations, Edinburgh
  • 4 Sep Tim Clifford, new Gallery of Scottish Art and Design plans
  • 5 Sep Sheepfolds Andy Goldsworthy
  • 7 Sep (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Foote watt and Woodside, Green Gallery Aberfoyle, Barbara Balmer, Kingfisher Gallery Edinburgh, Kartell, InHouse Glasgow
  • 9 Sep Glasgow International Festival of Design
  • 12 Sep Film Culture, Tramway, Mark Lewis, Pierre Bismuth, Bruce Mclean
  • 12 Sep Autumn Art Shows, Anne Redpath, Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow, David Roberts, Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh, Dance of Death, Glasgow Print Studios
  • 14 Sep (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Stuart Beaty, Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh, George Gilbert, Gatehouse Gallery Glasgow, Victoria Morton, Transmission Gallery Glasgow
  • 15 Sep (for catalogue) Jun Carey, Billcliffe Gallery Glasgow
  • 16 Sep Glasgow International Festival of Design Part 2
  • 21 Sep (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Archipelago, Maclaurian Gallery, Scottish Print Open, Edinburgh Printmakers
  • 21 Sep Empress & the Architect, by Dimitri Shvidkovsky
  • 23 Sep Northern Region UK Year, Anthony Gormley, Angel of the North
  • 28 Sep (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Matisse, Maclaurin Gallery Ayr, Peter Russell, East Kilbride Centre, Louise Ritchie, Compass Gallery Glasgow
  • 29 Sep Peter Blake profile, National Gallery London
  • 5 Oct Inner Necessity, Talbot Rice Gallery Edinburgh, Mark Ianson, Compass Gallery Glasgow
  • 7 Oct Kerry Stewart, Moyna Flannigan, CCA Glasgow
  • 12 Oct Book review, 20th Century Art Book, by Phaidon
  • 12 Oct (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Jock MacInnes, Maclaurin Gallery Ayr, Ivy Wu Gallery, Royal Museum Edinburgh, Julie Roberts, Glasgow Print Studios
  • 14 Oct Robert Mapplethorpe, Hayward Gallery London
  • 19 Oct (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Equinox, Courtyard Gallery Crail, Passing Out, Royal Museums Edinburgh
  • 21 Oct House for Art Lover Charles Rennie Mackintosh
  • 24 Oct Manifesto International Festival of Design, Edinburgh Norway
  • 26 Oct Book review, The Colour of Sculpture 1840-1910 by Andreas Bluhm
  • 26 Oct (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Jane Hyslop, Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh, Josef Herman, Gerber Fine Art Glasgow
  • 28 Oct Ivy Wu Gallery, Royal Scottish Museum Edinburgh
  • 28 Oct (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Anne Redpath, Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh, John Cunningham, Art Club Glasgow
  • 4 Nov Anne Redpath, Scottish National Gallery Edinburgh
  • 5 Nov State of the Nation, funding and city of architecture and design Glasgow
  • 8 Nov John Cunningham, Glasgow Art Club
  • 8 Nov Ken Currie, RAAB Gallery London
  • 9 Nov (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Archie Forrest, Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, Royal Glasgow Institute, McLellan Galleries Glasgow, Chris Allen, Hunterian Gallery Glasgow
  • 11 Nov Josef Herman profile
  • 12 Nov Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Metropolitan Museum New York
  • 18 Nov Archibald Know, Hunterian Gallery Glasgow
  • 19 Nov MacMillan Fund Art Show, Strathclyde Arts Centre
  • 22 Nov Copenhagen 1996 City of Culture
  • 22 Nov Books of the Year
  • 23 Nov (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Ian Fleming, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Rodney Dickson, Seagate Gallery Dundee, Kenneth Dingwall, Talbot Rice Gallery Edinburgh
  • 23 Nov Book review, Art of the Celts by Lloyd and Jennifer Laing
  • 30 Nov (Herald Weekender Art Guide) BP Portrait Award, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Hong Kong, City Arts Centre Edinburgh, Charismas Show, Glasgow Print Studios
  • 30 Nov Book review, The Sculpture of David Nash, by Julian Andrews
  • 7 Dec (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Absolut Blue and White, Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Warrior Tombs, The Burrell Glasgow
  • 9 Dec Jenny Saville, Paul McPhail profile
  • 11 Dec Douglas Gordon wins Turner Prize
  • 14 Dec (Herald Weekender Art Guide) MFA Degree Show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Dundee, Northern Lights, Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh
  • 14 Dec David Mach, Glasgow subway commissions
  • 16 Dec Don and Eleanor Taffner profile
  • 16 Dec Tom Eccles profile
  • 17 Dec Letter from America, The Glasgow Miracle, Transmission Glasgow, Tramway Glasgow, Douglas Gordon, Christine Borland, Jacqueline Donachie, Martin Boyce
  • 19 Dec Christmas Theme Exhibitions
  • 21 Dec (Herald Weekender Art Guide) Aladdin’s Cave, Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh, Christmas Show, Compass Gallery Glasgow
  • 27 Dec Best of 1996 Clare Henry Oscars, Douglas Gordon, Elspeth King, Barbara Rae, Chris Frayling, David Shrigley
  • 28 Dec (Herald Weekender Art Guide) W J Connon, Aberdeen Art Gallery, Freedom, McManus Gallery Dundee
  • 28 Dec Book review, Picasso and the Spanish Tradition, by Jonathan Brown
  • Dec 1997 Art People to Watch, Douglas Gordon, William Barnes Graham, Bruce McLean, Paul McPhail, Paul Nesbit, Jacqueline Donachie

Articles written in this year which are not present in the archive:

  • 6 Jan (studio series) Andrew Brown
  • 20 Nov (feature) Charles Rennie Mackintosh, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • 2 Dec Copenhagan, City of Culture 1996

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Clare Henry FRSA was art critic for The Herald from 1980-2000. For 20 years she covered the Scottish and UK art scene in depth, writing roughly 200 articles a year. With a particular emphasis on Scottish artists, her writing provides profiles, interviews and art news pieces along with critical reviews. Graduating in 1964 with BA Hons Fine Art from The University of Reading she became a Researcher at the Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art (1968-1970) before taking the position of art reviewer for West End Times (1976-1980). She was also art critic for The Herald (1980-2000) and arts presenter at Scottish TV (1984-1987). She wrote regular features for The Art Newspaper (1986-2003) and contributed to The Guardian, Marxism Today, 20/20 London, Ikebana Ryusei Japan and The Scotsman. She curated exhibitions in the 1980s and 1990s including 'New Scottish Prints' for Britain Salutes New York, in NYC; London's 'Serpentine Summer Show', 1985; 'Artists at Work', Edinburgh Festival, 1986; 'The Vigorous Imagination' at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art for the Edinburgh Festival, 1987; Critic's Choice London, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1992; Scots in Los Angeles, 1989; Scotland at the Venice Biennale, 1990, Critic's Choice for the RSA Edinburgh, 1994, New Millennium, Chicago and Washington DC, 1999. She is a founding member of the Council of Management and a former chairman of both The Glasgow Print Studio and Salvo (the Scottish arts lobbying organisation). She served on the Scottish Design Council in the 1980s and on the working party for contemporary art of the National Trust. She was also on the board of Stirling's Smith Art Gallery and Museum and a trustee of the Scottish Sculpture Trust, 1984-1990. She is also a former member of the British Council Visiting Arts panel, the National Union of Journalists, the Arts Correspondents Group London, Blackburn Printmaking Workshop NYC, and is a current member of the International Association of Art Critics, (AICA UK) and the American Association of Art Critics. In 2000 she moved to New York where she was art critic for the Financial Times and The New York Sun until 2008. She now writes for various magazines in the UK and the USA and keeps a regular blog.

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