Folder DC 030/1/19 - Articles, reviews and features

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DC 030/1/19

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Articles, reviews and features

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  • 1999 (Creation)

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Articles written for The Glasgow Herald unless otherwise stated.

Hand written and typed draft copies of around 100 articles of 500-1500 word length, by Clare Henry for The Glasgow Herald, January-December 1999, with Monday weekly articles regular book reviews and a ‘Picture of the week’ feature. Articles also written for Galleries Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, Interiors Magazine and Modern Painters, covering visual art exhibitions in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Stirling and Kirkcaldy. Exhibitions in London, Berlin, Antwerp, Brussels 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, Ingleby Gallery, Inverleith House, Billcliffe Fine Art, Nancy Smillie Gallery, Fiction Gallery Glasgow, Art Exposure Glasgow 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 Robert Adam at National Gallery of Scotland, Kelvingrove redevelopment, Television review of A Tale of Two Cities Glasgow and Chicago on BBC with Tony Jones, Tessa Jackson appointment as Director of Scottish Arts Council, Scotland not at the Venice Biennale, Celebration at Hunterian at George Smith bequest, Glasgow UK City of Architecture and Design 1999 and Tate Turner Prize with New Tate Modern and new Dean Centre at Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh.

The exhibitions covered are solo shows by Douglas Gordon, Joe Fan, Ashley Cook, Lapland Collective, Callum Innes, Kiki Smith, Kiki Smith, Joseph Beuys, Martin Boyce, Ross Sinclair, Sir Robin Philipson, Scott Kilgour, Felim Egan and an obituary for Patrick Heron. Group shows include The Thistle and the Rose, The Burrell Collection Glasgow and Tongues of Diamond, Collins Gallery Glasgow. Catalogue essays commissioned for Once Seen, Never Forgotten, Chicago and The Illinois New Millennium show also Henry’s speech for Arts and the City Conference, Glasgow Museums: The Way Forward. Other paperwork includes correspondence to Harry Reid, Keith Bruce and Susan Barr at The Herald and John Haldane regarding Modern Painters.

  • 1 Jan Book review, Caravaggio: A Life by Helen Langdin
  • 2 Jan (Picture of the week) The Visitation by Stanley Spencer, Hunterian Gallery Glasgow
  • 4 Jan Oscars for 1998
  • 9 Jan (Picture of the week) Christmas Time in the South of France by JD Fergusson, Fergusson Gallery Perth
  • 16 Jan (Picture of the week) The Herald of Winter by Tomas Millie Dow, Dundee Museum
  • 18 Jan Chicago visit
  • 25 Jan New York Scots success story
  • 28 Jan The Thistle and the Rose, The Burrell Collection Glasgow, Liz Arthur
  • 30 Jan (Picture of the week) Reading Aloud by Albert Moore, Kelvingrove Glasgow
  • Jan Museum of Scotland opening
  • 1 Feb Book review, Jon Schueler: The Sound of Sleat by Magda Salvesen
  • 6 Feb (Picture of the week) Head of a Woman by Alexei Jawlensky, Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh
  • 6 Feb (Picture of the week) Lady in Black by Cadell, Glasgow Art Gallery
  • 13 Feb Tongues of Diamond, Collins Gallery Glasgow
  • 13 Feb (Picture of the week) Titian´s First Essay in Colour, by William Dyce, Aberdeen Art Gallery
  • 15 Feb Robert Adam: The Creative Mind at National Gallery of Scotland
  • 20 Feb (Picture of the week) The Red Chair by FCB Cadell, Hunterian Art Gallery Glasgow
  • 22 Feb Scots in London, John Taylor, Jacki Parry, Judith Gilmour, Hossack Gallery London
  • 26 Feb (for catalogue) Once Seen, Never Forgotten, Chicago
  • 27 Feb (Picture of the week) Blackfriars by Derain, Kelvingrove Glasgow
  • 1 Mar Monet, Royal Academy London
  • 1 Mar (for Galleries Magazine) Rose Wylie, Stephen Lacey Gallery
  • 1 Mar Kelvingrove redevelopment
  • 2 Mar (for Arts Review) Del Geist Sculpture, Bildhaur Berlin
  • 3 Mar Television review, Ex-s: A Tale of Two Cities Glasgow and Chicago, BBC, Tony Jones
  • 6 Mar (Picture of the week) La Guitare by Marie Laurencin, Aberdeen Art Gallery
  • 8 Mar Donald Urquhart, Duke Street Glasgow
  • 12 Mar Anya Gallacio, Old Court House Glasgow
  • 13 Mar (Picture of the week) 18-6-99 by John Hoyland, Hunterian Gallery Glasgow
  • 15 Mar Ingres, National Gallery Edinburgh
  • 20 Mar (Picture of the week) Two Children by Joan Eardley, Kelvingrove Gallery Glasgow
  • 22 Mar Dundee, Dundee Contemporary Art Centre, Visual Research Centre
  • 27 Mar Obituary Patrick Heron
  • 27 Mar (Picture of the week) Poplars on the Epte by Monet, National Gallery of Scotland
  • 24 Mar The Dean Centre Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh
  • 3 Apr (Picture of the week) Head of a Catalan Peasant by Miró, Dean Centre, Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh
  • 5 Apr Buchannan Galleries, George Wyllie, Dawson Murray, John Taylor, Christine McArthur
  • 10 Apr (Picture of the week) Lady with Dog by JD Fergusson, Fergusson Gallery Perth
  • 12 Apr (for Art Newspaper) Three New Galleries for Scotland
  • 12 Apr Swedish Pineapple, Transmission Gallery Glasgow
  • 17 Apr (Picture of the week) Interior at Sizergh by Joseph Nash, Smith Art Gallery Stirling
  • 18 Apr Berlin Art, Kulturform, Hamburger Bahnhof
  • 18 Apr Douglas Gordon, New York, Berlin, London
  • 24 Apr 173rd RSA Annual, Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh
  • 24 Apr Threatening Weather by Magritte, Dean Centre Edinburgh
  • 24 Apr (for catalogue)The Illinois New Millennium show
  • 1 May (Picture of the week) John Crighton Stuart Second Marquis of Bute by Raeburn, Mount Stuart Rothesay
  • 3 May Andy Goldsworthy in America
  • 8 May (Picture of the week) A Glasgow Shopkeeper, The Peoples Palace Glasgow
  • 10 May The Draughtsman´s Art, National Gallery of Scotland Edinburgh
  • 15 May (Picture of the week) Modern Italy The Pifferari, *18*38 by Turner, Kelvingrove Glasgow
  • 17 May No Noise Samples, Chris Biddlecombe, David Trouton, Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow
  • 18 May (for Galleries Magazine) The Draughtsman´s Art, National Gallery of Scotland Edinburgh
  • 18 May (for Contemporary Visual Arts Magazine) Magdalena Abakanowicz, MET New York
  • 20 May (for Interiors Magazine) Denise Findlay
  • 21 May Andreas Slominski, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
  • 22 May Van Dyck 400 Years, Antwerp, London
  • 29 May (Picture of the week) Lady with a Red Hat by William Strang, Kelvingrove Glasgow
  • May (for Art News) SMAK New Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent
  • May (for Art News) Controversial New Scottish Gallery
  • May Tessa Jackson appointed Director of Scottish Arts Council
  • 5 Jun (Picture of the week) Church at Moret-sur-Loingby, Alfred Sisley, Hunterian Gallery Glasgow
  • 7 Jun Iona Murals, St Mungos Glasgow, Joe Fan, Compass Gallery Glasgow, Ashley Cook, Glasgow Print Studios
  • 12 Jun (Picture of the week) Midsummer: East Fife by James McIntosh Partick, RSA Edinburgh
  • 14 Jun Letter from New York, Magdalena Abakanowicz
  • 17 Jun Speech for Arts and the City Conference, Glasgow Museums: The Way Forward
  • 19 Jun (Picture of the week) Judith with the Head of Holofernes, Burrell Collection Glasgow
  • 21 Jun Scotland not at the Venice Biennale
  • 26 Jun Gypsy Life by Sir Alfred Munnings, Aberdeen Art Gallery
  • 28 Jun The Glasgow School of Art Degree Show
  • Jun (for Interiors Magazine) Zodiac Room, Bute Mount Stuart
  • 3 Jul (Picture of the week) Sir Alexander Ferguson by David Mach, Scottish Nation Portrait Gallery Edinburgh
  • 5 Jul Celebration at Hunterian, George Smith bequest
  • 10 Jul (Picture of the week) Manbrino by George Townly Stubbs, Hunterian Gallery Glasgow
  • 12 Jul Rembrandt, National Gallery London
  • 17 Jul (Picture of the week) Sir Alexander Morison by Richard Dadd, Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh
  • 21 Jul (for catalogue) The Kosovo Auction, Nick Nairns
  • 24 Jul (Picture of the week) Pandemonium by John Martin, The Lighthouse Glasgow
  • 31 Jul (Picture of the week) Head of a Young Girl by Henri Matisse, Kelvingrove Gallery Glasgow
  • 2 Aug Lapland, Glasgow Print Studios, Ashley Cook, Stuart Duffin, Norman Mathison, Ian Ramsey Brown
  • 7 Aug (Picture of the week) Girl in Fur Cape by Beatrice Whistler, Hunterian Glasgow
  • 9 Aug Edinburgh Festival, Rob Maclaurin, Talbot Rice, Jack Knox, Open Eye Gallery, Will McLean, Bourne Fine Art, James Morrison, Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, Callum Innes, Ingleby Gallery
  • 12 Aug Kiki Smith, Fruitmarket Edinburgh, Stills Gallery Edinburgh
  • 12 Aug A Formal Agreement, Fly Gallery Glasgow, Patricia Fleming
  • 13 Aug Edinburgh Festival Woes
  • 16 Aug Gary Hume, Dean Centre Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh, Boyle Family, Leith
  • 18 Aug Patrick Heron, Callum Innes, Ingleby Gallery Edinburgh
  • 21 Aug (Picture of the week) Loading in Royan Harbour by J D Fergusson, Fergusson Gallery Perth
  • 26 Aug Agnes Martin, John McLaughlin, Inverleith House Edinburgh
  • 27 Aug Edinburgh College of Art and the Edinburgh Festival
  • 28 Aug (Picture of the week) Kircudbright by S J Peploe
  • 31 Aug Mastery and Elegance the Horvitz collection, National Gallery of Scotland Edinburgh
  • Aug Murray Johnston, Scottish National Portrait Gallery
  • Sep (for Modern Painters) Transatlantic Leap, Scots in America
  • 1 Sep Joseph Beuys, National Gallery of Scotland
  • 4 Sep (Picture of the week) Soles by Picasso, Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh
  • 20 Sep Arran Ross, Compass Gallery Glasgow, Will Maw, Glasgow Print Studios
  • 25 Sep (Picture of the week) Regina Cordium, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Kelvingrove Glasgow
  • 25 Sep Martin Boyce, Ross Sinclair, Fruitmarket Edinburgh
  • 27 Sep Sir Robin Philipson, Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh
  • 29 Sep (for Art News) Glasgow UK City of Architecture and Design 1999
  • Oct (for catalogue) Vicky Crowe, Thackery Gallery London
  • Oct (for Art News) Glasgow Museums Jesus 2000 Commission, Royal Collection Tour
  • 2 Oct (Picture of the week) Alexander Reid by Van Gogh, Kelvingrove Glasgow
  • 8 Oct (not Herald) Sensation, Charles Saatchi, New York
  • 9 Oct (Picture of the week) Evening Pong Patio by Dawson Murray, Billcliffe Fine Art Glasgow
  • 11 Oct (for Art News) James Ensor, Musee Royal des Beaux Arts Brussels
  • 11 Oct Frank Cohen Collection, Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow
  • 11 Oct Royal Glasgow Institute, McLellan Galleries Glasgow
  • 16 Oct (Picture of the week) On the River, John Quinton Pringle, Kelvingrove Glasgow
  • 18 Oct Scott Kilgour, The Glasgow School of Art, Felim Egan, Ingleby Gallery Edinburgh
  • 23 Oct (Picture of the week) In the Car, Roy Lichtenstein, Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh
  • 25 Oct Newcastle Sunderland and northern arts
  • 30 Oct (Picture of the week) Baba and Billy by John Duncan, Kirkcaldy Museum
  • Nov (for Interiors Magazine) Lesley Banks
  • 1 Nov Julie Brooks, Collins Gallery Glasgow, John Mackechnie, Glasgow Print Studios, Sam Ainsley, Lighthouse Glasgow
  • 6 Nov (Picture of the week) Warning by Lesley Banks, Lillie Gallery Milngavie
  • 8 Nov James Ensor, Musee Royal des Beaux Arts Brussels
  • 13 Nov (Picture of the week) Rabbi with Cat by Natalya Goncharova, Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh
  • 14 Nov Jenny Saville, Brooklyn Museum New York
  • 15 Nov Nicola Hicks, Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow
  • 16 Nov (not Herald) Old Master Prints, Philips New York
  • 18 Nov New Institute of Art History, Glasgow University
  • 22 Nov Margaret Hunter, Pentagon Centre Glasgow, Stephen Hurrel, Tramway Commission
  • 29 Nov Elspeth Lamb, Glasgow Print Studios, Morandi, Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh
  • 3 Dec Eveleen Wright, Glasgow Print Studios
  • 6 Dec Tate Turner Prize, New Tate Modern
  • 11 Dec Men of Straw, Nicola Hicks, Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow, Reinhard Behrens, Billcliffe Fine Art Glasgow
  • 13 Dec Eileen Agar, Elizabeth Blackadder, Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh
  • 20 Dec Flowers London, Fruitmarket Edinburgh, Lapland, Collins Gallery Glasgow
  • 27 Dec Designs of Desire, Burrell Collection Glasgow, Tim Clifford
  • Dec (for Sculpture Magazine) Dave Mach

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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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