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  • 1985 (Creation)

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Articles written for The Glasgow Herald unless otherwise stated.

Hand written draft copies of around 190 articles of 250-1000 word length, by Clare Henry for The Glasgow Herald, January-December 1985, relating to visual art exhibitions in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Milngavie, Peeblesshire and St Andrews. Also including some reviews of exhibitions in London at The Royal Academy and Serpentine.

A number of the Scottish reviews are for exhibitions at former galleries: Main Fine Arts Studio Gallery Gibson Street, Corners Gallery Glasgow, New 57 Gallery, 369 Gallery, Artspace Aberdeen and JD Kelly Gallery, and organisations: Fine Art Society Glasgow, Fine Art Society Edinburgh and Group 81. The reviews cover private galleries: The Third Eye Centre, Compass Gallery, Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, Fruitmarket Edinburgh (also referred to as Scottish Arts Council Gallery), Mercury Gallery and Talbot Rice, as well as publicly funded galleries: Kelvingrove (also known as Glasgow Art Gallery), National Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, Paisley Museum and Hunterian Gallery Glasgow.

There are also reviews for offsite projects at Cramond Sculpture Park Edinburgh and Saltire House Edinburgh. The exhibitions covered are solo shows, by artists such as June Redfern, Annie Leibovitz and Jacki Parry. Key group exhibitions include New Image Glasgow at The Third Eye Centre featuring Steven Campbell, Ken Currie, Peter Howson, Mario Rossi, Stephen Barclay and others as part of the Hungarian Arts in Glasgow Season and annual exhibitions of painting and printmaking at Royal Scottish Academy. The Glasgow School of Art Postgraduate and Masters Degree shows are also reviewed alongside several reviews for Mayfest Festival Glasgow.

This file also includes longer feature and perspective articles on: Renoir Retrospective, Bruce McLean in London, Scottish Arts Council Collection on Sale and the Turner Prize win by Howard Hodgkin. Also includes copies of essays by Gerald Laing on Siaka Stevens.

  • 3 Jan Perspective Tapestry Pepsi Cola Commission, Frank Stella, Dovecot Tapestry Studios Edinburgh
  • 4 Jan Annie Leibovitz, Stills Gallery Edinburgh, Harvey’s Wine Collection, Kelvingrove Gallery Glasgow, Peter Blake, Graham Arnold, Howard Hodgkin, David Inshaw (including gallery briefings; Scottish Society of Artists, Collins Gallery Glasgow)
  • 8 Jan Josef Herman Solo, Third Eye Centre Glasgow
  • 18 Jan Frank Brangwyn Solo, Fine Art Society Glasgow, International Art Fair London Olympia
  • 23 Jan Marc Chagall, Royal Academy London
  • 25 Jan Charles Rennie Mackintosh Dorset Sketches, Hunterian Museum Glasgow, Anthony Davies, Printmakers Workshop Edinburgh (including gallery briefings); Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh, Maclaurin Gallery Ayr, Grahame Murray Fine Art Edinburgh, South London Art Gallery, Alan Charlton, Yoko Terauchi
  • 1 Feb Portraits on Paper, Lillie Art Gallery Milngavie, Main Fine Art Glasgow, John Clark, David McLaren (including gallery briefings); Glasgow Arts Centre, Crawford Centre St Andrews
  • 5 Feb (Feature) Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Hayward Gallery London
  • 6 Feb Pete Huby Solo, Glasgow Print Studio
  • 8 Feb The People Pictures, Traverse Gallery Edinburgh (including Scottish Art Council Art Bus and The Jean Watson)
  • 12 Feb Paisley Scottish Drawing Competition
  • 14 Feb Ian Fleming Solo, Barclay Lennie Fine Art Glasgow (including gallery briefing); Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh, James Castle
  • 15 Feb Design Work 85, Kelvingrove Museum Glasgow
  • 18 Feb James Hugonin Solo, Graeme Murray Gallery Edinburgh, Sarah Bray
  • 19 Feb (Feature) Crawford St Andrews Festival, Sir David Wilkie Bicentenary Exhibition
  • 20 Feb Reinhard Behrens Solo, Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop
  • 21 Feb Utopia Architecture Exhibition, Third Eye Centre Glasgow
  • 22 Feb John Taylor Solo, Compass Gallery Glasgow
  • 25 Feb John Mooney Solo, Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, Henry Mulder Solo, Printmakers Workshop Edinburgh
  • 27 Feb New Print Studio Drawings, Glasgow Arts Centre, Brian McGeoch
  • 1 Mar Beyond the Repeatable Image Canadian Printmakers, The Glasgow School of Art, JC Heywood, Otis Tamasuskas
  • 6 Mar Douglas Thomson Solo, Glasgow Print Studios
  • 7 Mar Peter Houson Solo, Crawford Arts Centre St Andrews
  • 8 Mar Artists Abroad, Kelvingrove Museum Glasgow, David Roberts, Daniel Alexander
  • 13 Mar Jackie Parry Solo, Lillie Art Gallery Milngavie
  • 14 Mar Magee & Keppie, Saltire House Edinburgh, Graeme Magee, James Keppie
  • 15 Mar Rijeka Drawing Biennale, City Art Centre Edinburgh
  • 19 Mar Joan Eardley Solo, Gerber Fine Art Glasgow
  • 20 Mar Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, Lucinda MacKay, Jonathan Gibbs
  • 21 Mar Alfred Wallis Solo, Mercury Gallery Edinburgh, Isabel Beresford Solo, JD Kelly Gallery Glasgow, Student Exhibition, Inn on the Green Edinburgh
  • 22 Mar Charles Rennie Mackintosh in Northampton, Huntarian Museum Glasgow
  • 25 Mar Shorelines, Fairmaids House Perth, Gary Anderson, Duncan Macleod
  • 26 Mar Keith McIntyre Solo, Compass Gallery Glasgow, Graeme Swanson Solo, Traverse Theatre Glasgow
  • 29 Mar Marysia Donaldson Solo, The Macaulay Gallery Stenton
  • 1 Apr Royal Scottish Academy Students Exhibition, Edinburgh, Andrew Miller, Laura Duffy
  • 2 Apr June Redfern Solo, Third Eye Centre Glasgow, Bruce McLean, John Moores winne, D'offay, London
  • 5 Apr Michael McVeigh Solo, Printmakers Workshop Edinburgh (including Colin Baxter Solo, Peter Potter Gallery Haddington)
  • 8 Apr Sir Robin Philipson Solo, Browse & Derby London
  • 11 Apr Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh, Corners Gallery Glasgow, Shore Gallery Leith, JD Gallery Glasgow, Fairmaids House Perth, John Boyd, Sandie Gardner, Melissa Sarat, Paola Mclure, Ken Southall, John G Boyd
  • 12 Apr Southampton Art Gallery Collection, Collins Gallery Glasgow, Andrea Mantegna, Scottish National Galleries, (Feature) Scottish Arts Council Collection for sale
  • 15 Apr Willi Gilli, Maclaurin Gallery Ayr, Mark Grady Solo, Third Eye Centre Glasgow
  • 16 Apr Book Table Project, Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh, Tate in the North Plans Launch, Albert Docks Liverpool, James Stirling, Michael
  • 24 Apr (Feature) Bruce McLean, Anthony D’Offay Gallery London, FAS North East Trad ; Nain F A Antina Verboom
  • 26 Apr James Gibson Solo, Compass Gallery Glasgow, Francis Convery Solo, Mercury Gallery Edinburgh
  • 29 Apr Art of Africa, City Art Centre Edinburgh
  • 30 Apr (Feature) Scottish Arts Council department closures
  • 2 May Thomas Joshua Cooper Solo, Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh, Graeme Murray Fine Art Edinburgh
  • 3 May Friendship Paintings, Goethe Institute Glasgow, George Wyllie, Jens Jensen (including William Baillie Solo, Gallery *10 London, Graham Duward, Printmakers Workshop Edinburgh, Adrian Wiszniewski, Paton Gallery London
  • 7 May (Feature) Mayfest Art Glasgow 1985 Part One
  • 10 May (Feature) Mayfest Art Glasgow 1985 Part Two
  • 17 May Ian Hughes Solo, 369 Gallery Edinburgh (including biography and list of works), Damian Henry review of ‘Chrysalis’ performance at Mayfest 1985
  • 20 May Demarco on Wheels, Richard Demarco Gallery Edinburgh, George Donald, Stephen Lawson, Edward Gage, Jonathan Brown (including Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, Barbara Balmer)
  • 22 May The Pastoral Tradition in East Lothian, Bourne Fine Art Edinburgh
  • 24 May John Walker Solo, Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh
  • 27 May Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh, Marion McIntosh, Cynthis Wall, Brenda Lenaghan, Deborah Fladgate, Glasgow School of Art, Douglas Kemp, Geoff Brunell, Sculptors Drawings, Maclurian Art Gallery Ayr, William Crosbie, Ben Nicholson
  • 29 May Paisley Art Institute, Paisley Art Gallery
  • 3 Jun Summer Show, Royal Academy London
  • 4 Jun City Art Centre Edinburgh, Tom McKendrick, Patrick Dorrian (including George Wyllie, Peoples Palace Glasgow)
  • 6 Jun Vera Simons Solo, Main Fine Art Glasgow, John Houston Solo, Mercury Gallery Edinburgh
  • 7 Jun Roberto Gonzalez Fernandez Solo, Printmakers Workshop Edinburgh
  • 10 Jun Scottish Contemporary Art, Cambridge Clare Hall, Somon North, David Cook, Ken Curry, Edward Summerton, Martin Rayner
  • 11 Jun Visual Facts, Third Eye Centre Glasgow, London Canada House Gallery, Barbara Astman, Anne Ramsden, Paul Wong, Vera Frenkel, Mike Tooby
  • 13 Jun Glasgow Group, McLellan Galleries Glasgow, Elspeth Lamb, Philip Reeves
  • 14 Jun Ian Howard Solo, Compass Gallery Glasgow, Robert Paul Solo, Corners Gallery Glasgow
  • 18 Jun (Feature) Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Glasgow Girls, Main Fine Art Glasgow, Sandra Ewing, Christine McArthur, Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh, Clare Gordon, Elaine Dick, Ann Beaty
  • 19 Jun George Donald Solo, Glasgow Print Studios, Physical Features, New Print Studio Glasgow, Kelvingrove Museum Glasgow, Brian McGeogh
  • 21 Jun John Gardiner Crawford Solo, Scottish Gallery Edinburgh (including Russell Colombo, Talbot Rice Edinburgh)
  • 24 Jun West Coast Artists, Hanover Gallery Edinburgh, William Turnbull, Willie Rodger, William Birdie, Norman Edgar
  • 25 Jun Moira Innes Solo, Collective Gallery Edinburgh (cut)
  • 28 Jun Hamish Fulton Solo, Fruitmarket gallery Edinburgh (including Barbican London, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Photographers Gallery London, Pradip Malde, Don McAllester
  • 2 Jul (Feature) S J Peploe, Gallery of Morden Art Edinburgh
  • 12 Jul Directions, Paisley Art Gallery, Barbara Rae, Janet Marshall, Sheena McGregor (including gallery brochure)
  • 15 Jul Mick Rooney Solo, Mercury Gallery Edinburgh, Double Elephant, Barbican Gallery London
  • 23 Jul Landscape into Line, Hunterian Museum Glasgow, Summer Exhibition, Corners Gallery Glasgow, Helen Flockhart, Ronnie Nixon, Brian Cairns
  • 26 Jul George Wyllie, Peoples Palace Glasgow
  • 30 Jul Tribute to Wilkie, National Gallery of Scotland Edinburgh, Wilkie Collins, Cornice Hat, Transmission Gallery Glasgow, Alistair Dickson, Tommy Lydon
  • 1 Aug Contemporary Scottish Landscape, City Art Centre Edinburgh, Fraser MacEwan, Allan White, Samuel Peploe, Scottish Gallery Edinburgh
  • 2 Aug Pandora’s Box, Talbot Rice Gallery Edinburgh, Peggie Radford
  • 5 Aug Alan Davie Solo, George Herriot School Edinburgh, Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh, Eric Huntley, Tony Jolly
  • 9 Aug Maclaurin Gallery Ayr, Ayr Sketch Club, Alison Cairns, Elaine Wilson
  • 10 Aug (Feature) Joseph Crawhall, Fine Art Society Edinburgh, American Watercolours from the Carnegie Institute, City Arts Centre Edinburgh
  • 14 Aug New Image Glasgow, Third Eye Centre Glasgow, Steven Campbell, Ken Currie, Peter Howson, Mario Rossi, Stephen Barclay
  • 17 Aug Scaffolding in the Sky, Hunterian Art Gallery Glasgow, Muirihead Bone, Henri Matisse Solo, Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Dublin, Edinburgh College of Art
  • 20 Aug Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh, Komar & Melamid, Andre Derain, Mercury Gallery Edinburgh
  • 23 Aug (Feature) Cramond Sculpture Park Edinburgh, Fiona Dean, Fred Bushe, Keith Rand, James King, Edinburgh Book Festival, Stephen Collingbourne, Jazz Queens Hall, Dominic Snyder, Foksal Artists, Richard Demarco Gallery Edinburgh, Tomasz Tatakczyk, Beck Balken, 369 Gallery Edinburgh, Jun Redfern, Christie Cameron
  • 27 Aug (Feature) Getty Summer Exhibition, Serpentine Gallery London
  • 7 Sep (Feature) Yuan Zhong Yi Chinese Terracotta’s
  • 9 Sep Bet Low Solo, Third Eye Centre Glasgow, Ian McDiarmid Memorial, Jake Harvey Third Eye Centre Glasgow
  • 10 Sep JD Fergusson, Kelvingrove Museum Glasgow
  • 11 Sep Pencils of Light, Collins Gallery Glasgow, John Hannavy
  • 12 Sep Kate Downie Solo, Back Room Gallery Edinburgh, George Donald Solo, Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh
  • 13 Sep Stirling Smith Biennale
  • 16 Sep The Cloth, Compass Gallery Glasgow (for Visual Aid)
  • 17 Sep Marcus Rees Roberts Solo, Glasgow Print Studios (including, Michael Jeffries, Collective Gallery Edinburgh)
  • 18 Sep Richard Hogan, 369 Gallery Edinburgh, Traquair House Peeblesshire, The Earl Haid, Caroline McNairn, Shelia Mullen
  • 19 Sep New Generation, Mercury Gallery Edinburgh, Martha Macdonald, Alice Carter, Siobhan McMalosh
  • 20 Sep Sylvia von Hartmann, Gladstone’s Land Gallery Edinburgh National Trust for Scotland
  • 23 Sep Sculptors Drawings, Main Fine Art Glasgow, Bill Brotherstone, Jake Harvey
  • 24 Sep Artists Offshore, Fine Art Society Glasgow, Keith Fraser, Dominic Smydes, Sue Jane Taylor
  • 26 Sep Mable Royds Solo, Printmakers Workshop Edinburgh
  • 30 Sep Gary Anderson, Corners Gallery Glasgow, William Crozier, Scottish Gallery Edinburgh
  • 1 Oct (Feature) Hungarian Arts in Glasgow, Third Eye Centre Glasgow, Chris Carrell
  • 3 Oct Gwen John Solo, Fine Art Society Edinburgh
  • 4 Oct Ralph Rumney Solo, Transmission Gallery Glasgow
  • 7 Oct Five Hungarian Artists, Glasgow Arts Centre
  • 8 Oct Hungarian Artists, Third Eye Centre Glasgow, Geza Samu, Imre Bukta, Sandor Pinczehelyi, Erzsebet Schaar
  • 9 Oct Adrian Wiszniewski Solo, Nicola Jacobs Gallery London
  • 10 Oct Bella Uitz, Kelvingrove Museum Glasgow
  • 11 Oct Ilka Gedo, Compass Gallery Glasgow
  • 14 Oct Five Hungarian Artists, Glasgow School of Art, El Kazovszkij
  • 15 Oct Glasgow Boys, Fine Art Society Glasgow, EA Walton
  • 17 Oct Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition, McLellan Galleries
  • 18 Oct Glasgow Print Studios, Janos Szirtes, Ihona Keseru, Istram Haraszty (this article was held)
  • 22 Oct Scottish Society of Artists, Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh, Reinhard Dehrens, Helga Chart, James Macdonald
  • 23 Oct Graham Durward Solo, 369 Gallery Edinburgh
  • 25 Oct Janos Koss Solo, Collins Gallery Glasgow (including other Hungarian exhibitions at Glasgow Print Studios, People's Palace Glasgow)
  • 1 Nov Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, Donald Shannon, John Bellany, Cath Cardinal, Janet Patterson Solo, Morley College Gallery Edinburgh, Alberto Morrocco Solo, Thackery Gallery London
  • 4 Nov Glasgow Budapest 1902, Kelvingrove Museum Glasgow
  • 5 Nov Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh, Peter Bourne, Mike O’Donnell, Liz O’Donnell, Elizabeth Adamson Solo, Mercury Gallery Edinburgh
  • 6 Nov From McTaggart to Eardley, Huntarian Gallery Glasgow, Joan Eardley
  • 7 Nov Modern Primitives, Talbot Rice Gallery Edinburgh, Jerzy Marek
  • 8 Nov Andrew Walker Solo, Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh, Unique and Original, Glasgow Print Studios
  • 13 Nov (News Feature) Turner Prize won by Howard Hodgkin
  • 14 Nov Alexander Goudie, French Institute Edinburgh, George Devlin Solo, Corners Gallery Glasgow
  • 15 Nov Peter Standen Solo, Traverse Gallery Edinburgh, Friends Exhibition, Printmakers Workshop Edinburgh, Hoch-Aun Teh Solo, 369 Gallery Edinburgh
  • 18 Nov Homage to Barcelona, Hayward Gallery London
  • 19 Nov Phil Braham Solo, Scottish Gallery Edinburgh, Tom Mckenzie
  • 20 Nov Patrick Heron Solo, Caledonia Club Edinburgh (Westbrooks)
  • 22 Nov Metro Gallery Glasgow, Liz Rodgers, John Taylor Solo, Babbity Bowster Glasgow
  • 23 Nov Group 81, Hanover Gallery Edinburgh
  • 26 Nov Joseph Farquharson Solo, Fine Art Society Edinburgh
  • 27 Nov Five Scottish Artists, Leinster Fine Art London, Jake Harvey, Elizabeth Blackadder, John Bellany William Maclean, Barbara Rae
  • 3 Dec James Fullerton Solo, JD Kelly Gallery Glasgow, Lesley Main Solo, Main Fine Art Glasgow
  • 4 Dec Glasgow Society of Women Artists; Lillie Gallery Milngavie
  • 6 Dec City Art Centre Edinburgh, Derek Roberts, Annette Chevallier
  • 10 Dec (Feature) June Redfern Solo, National Gallery Edinburgh, The Glasgow School of Art MA Degree Show
  • 12 Dec Benson & Hedges Exhibition, Collins Gallery Glasgow
  • 13 Dec John McLean Solo, Talbot Rice Gallery Edinburgh
  • 17 Dec Ten Glasgow Artists, Glasgow Arts Centre
  • 18 Dec Matthew Inglis, Collective Gallery Edinburgh, Ruth Franklin, City Art Centre Edinburgh
  • 19 Dec Calton Gallery Edinburgh, Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh, Barclay Lennie Fine Art Glasgow
  • 23 Dec Animals, Burrell Collection Glasgow
  • 24 Dec Members Show, Glasgow Print Studios (including Gwyneth Leech, Traverse Gallery Edinburgh)
  • 26 Dec Review of the Year 1985
  • 30 Dec After images, City Arts Centre Edinburgh, David Duke Brian Gibb
  • 31 Dec Richard Tuttle Solo, Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh, E A Taylor, Bourne Fine Art Review of the Year 1985

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

  • 11 Jan TVSW, Third Eye Centre, Kosovo prints from Yugolslavia, Glasgow Print Studios, Alma Wolfson, Ann Mendelow, Strathclyde University
  • 15 Jan (feature) Steven Campbell
  • 19 Jan (Weekender front page) British Art Show, RSA 19 Apr Munch at City Art Centre Edinburgh
  • 28 May (Feature) Chicago Art Fair
  • 28 May Sculptors Drawings, Willliam Crosbie and Ben Nicholson, Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr
  • 18 Jun (feature) The Glasgow School of Art, Students seek Farther Horizons

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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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