Folder DC 030/1/18 - Articles, reviews and features

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DC 030/1/18


Articles, reviews and features


  • 1998 (Creation)

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Articles written for The Glasgow Herald unless otherwise stated.

Hand written and typed draft copies of around 140 articles of 500-1500 word length by Clare Henry for The Glasgow Herald from January-December 1998, and articles written for Galleries Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, Art Quarterly and Interiors Magazine. The articles include a weekly Monday feature, regular book reviews and a ‘Picture of the Week’ feature, all covering visual art exhibitions in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Kirkintilloch and Stirling.

Exhibitions in London, Bruges, Los Angeles and New Zealand 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 Gallery 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 Hunterian Gallery Glasgow New director Mungo Campbell, Prestwick Airport commissions by Carole Gray and Dalziel & Scullion, Chris Smith MP Minister of Culture, Chris Ofili, Turner Prize, New Institute of Art History for Glasgow University, Dave Mach Big Heids at M8 and Museum of Scotland opening by the Queen.

The exhibitions covered are solo shows by Elizabeth Blackadder, Donald Urquhart, Ulay Abramovic, Marina Abramovic, Anthony Caro, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Mona Hatoum, Jack Knox and Lys Hansen. Group shows include: When Worlds Collide, CCA Glasgow and Host, Tramway Glasgow. Edinburgh Festival is covered in detail as well as Glasgow and Edinburgh School of Art Degree shows. There are detailed profiles on John Byrne, Andy Scott, James Watt and Patrick Hughes and obituaries for Flora Wood, Alberto Morrocco, Emilio Coia and John Cunningham.

Other paperwork includes correspondence to Harry Reid and Keith Bruce at The Herald, Simon Tate at Glasgow Art Club, a note of absence for research trop to LA, Australia and New Zealand, paperwork relating to selecting of Lord Provosts Prize, postcards and invites for exhibitions and press releases and invoices for work.

  • 3 Jan (Picture of week) Loch Katrine by Horatio McCulloch
  • 7 Jan 1997 Art Oscars awards to Christine Borland, Dave Mach, Raeburn, Page and Park Architects, Tony Jones, The Glasgow School of Art, Burrell Collection
  • 10 Jan (Picture of week) Penelope and her Suitors by J.W Waterhouse, Aberdeen Art Gallery
  • 15 Jan Frame of Mind, Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh, Vicky Crowe, Scottish Gallery Edinburgh
  • 18 Jan (Book review) Scotland's Stained Glass by Michael Donnelly
  • 31 Jan Hunterian Gallery Glasgow New director Mungo Campbell, Mexican prints
  • Jan (for Sculpture Magazine) Prestwick Airport, Carole Gray, Dalziel & Scullion
  • 1 Feb (for Interiors Magazine) Victoria Crowe
  • 4 Feb Jennifer McRay, winner Hunting Art Prize
  • 5 Feb Michelangelo, Queens Gallery Buckingham Palace London
  • 12 Feb Elizabeth Blackadder, Glasgow Print Studios, Donald Urquhart, Talbot Rice
  • 15 Feb (Picture of week) Autumn, Kinnordy by James McIntosh Patrick
  • 15 Feb (Book review) Whistler and Holland by Margaret MacDonald
  • 15 Feb Lord Provost's Prize 1998
  • 18 Feb Ulay Abramovic, Marina Abramovic, Tramway Glasgow
  • 21 Feb John Byrne profile
  • 26 Feb Sir William MacTaggart, Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh
  • 5 Mar (for Sculpture Magazine) Heavy Horse by Andy Scott, Glasgow Sculpture Studios
  • 5 Mar Picasso 1917-24, Palazzo Grassi Venice
  • 7 Mar (Obituary) Flora Wood
  • 12 Mar Glasgow shows, Jo Gante, Glasgow Print Studios, Michael Agnew, Scottie Wilson, Cyril Gerber Fine Art Glasgow, David Martin, Billcliffe Fine Art Glasgow
  • 14 Mar (Obituary) Alberto Morrocco
  • 15 Mar Virginia Lofts, Virginia House Glasgow, Stefan King Architecture
  • 16 Mar (Book review) Aubrey Beardsley by Matthew Sturgis
  • 17 Mar (for catalogue) Barbara Rae, Scottish Gallery Edinburgh
  • 19 Mar Anthony Caro, National Gallery London, Annely Juda Gallery London
  • 20 Mar Hermione Hammond, Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Chelsea Studio London
  • 4 Apr Chris Smith MP Minister of Culture profile
  • 6 May Getty Centre, Los Angeles
  • 14 May Mary Armour profile, Billcliffe Fine Art Glasgow, Christine McArthur
  • 21 May Glasgow round up, Anna Maria Pacheco, Compass Gallery Glasgow, Transmission, Host, Tramway Glasgow, Janey Bucha, Caledonian University Glasgow, Gerard Morris, Artbank Paisley
  • 28 May (Obituary) Emilio Coia
  • 1 Jun (for Sculpture Magazine) Louise Bourgeois by Marie-Laure Bernadac
  • 4 Jun Ian Hamilton Finlay, Serpentine London
  • 7 Jun (for Art Quarterly) Te Papa Museum, New Zealand
  • 7 Jun (Book review) Moving Targets British Art Now by Louisa Buck
  • 11 Jun Take Five, Auld Kirk Museum Kirkintilloch
  • 10 Jun (for Museums Magazine) Getty Centre, Los Angeles
  • 17 Jun Callum Innes winner NAT West Prize
  • 17 Jun Bernard Moninot, Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh
  • 18 Jun Edinburgh College of Art degree show
  • 18 Jun When Worlds Collide, CCA, Tanya Leighton
  • 21 Jun Gilbert Silver, Burrell Collection Glasgow
  • 2 Jul The Glasgow School of Art degree show
  • 6 Jul (Book review) Surrealism by Fiona Bradley
  • 9 Jul New Zealand
  • 14 Jul (Book review) Chagall by David Marchesseau and by Susan Compton
  • Jul Virginia Izzo
  • 23 Jul The Winter Queen, Scottish National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh
  • 24 Jul Donald Dewar, Derry Irvine, Dover House London
  • 30 Jul Tim Stead, Woodschool Ancrum, Members Show, Transmission Gallery Glasgow, Maurice Lindsay
  • Aug (for Galleries Magazine) New Galleries in Inverness and Wick
  • 2 Aug James Watt profile, House for Art Lover
  • 6 Aug Sir William Gillies, Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh
  • 10 Aug (for Interiors Magazine) Dawson Murray
  • 13 Aug Mona Hatoum, Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh
  • 20 Aug Four new galleries in Edinburgh, MIRACLES Gallery Edinburgh, Rose Frain, Eye Two Gallery, Ingleby Gallery, Howard Hodgkin, Southside Gallery, David Williamson
  • 27 Aug Edinburgh College of Art, Jake Kempsell
  • 3 Sep Jock McFadyen, Talbot Rice Edinburgh, Lapland Collection, Richard Demarco, Carl Andre, Inverleith House Edinburgh
  • 10 Sep Bruges and the Renaissance, Bruges
  • 12 Sep Obituary John Cunningham
  • 14 Sep Book review, Basquiat by Phoebe Hoben
  • 17 Sep Jack Knox, Compass Gallery Glasgow, Norman Mathison, Glasgow Print Studios, John Taylor, Transmission Gallery Glasgow
  • 4 Oct (Book review) On Reflection by Jonathan Miller
  • 8 Oct Bessie MacNicol, Ewan Mundy Fine Art Glasgow, Macmillan cancer show, Scotland Street School, Summer School Castle Toward
  • 15 Oct Anda Paterson, Compass Gallery Glasgow, Chuck Mitchell, The Glasgow School of Art
  • 17 Oct (Picture of week) Penelope and her Suitors by J.W Waterhouse, Aberdeen Art Gallery
  • 22 Oct Wonderwall, Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow, Slipstream, CCA Glasgow
  • 29 Oct Chris Ofili, Turner Prize
  • 29 Oct Book review, Frink by Stephen Gardener
  • 31 Oct (Picture of week) Kingfisher by Adrian Wiszniewski, Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh
  • 1 Nov New Institute of Art History for Glasgow University
  • 6 Nov (for interiors magazine) Alasdair Wallace
  • 7 Nov (Picture of the week) Sunset Gate by Steven Campbell, Smith Stirling
  • Nov (for interiors magazine) Cherylene Dyer
  • 9 Nov Scottish Society of Artists Annual, Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh
  • 14 Nov Dave Mach, Big Heids at M8
  • 14 Nov (Pictures of the week) Hudson Fountain by Iona Montgomery, Auld Kirk Museum Kirkintilloch
  • 16 Nov Avril Paton, Gatehouse Gallery Glasgow
  • 16 Nov Mono, Glasgow Print Studios
  • 16 Nov (Book review) The Peacock Room by Linda Merrill
  • 17 Nov Angus Hood, Christine Frew, Inverleith House Edinburgh
  • 18 Nov Lys Hansen, Smith Stirling Gallery
  • 20 Nov (Book review) The Artist in his World by Ian McCulloch, Alasdair Gray
  • 20 Nov John Maxwell, Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh
  • 21 Nov (Picture of the week) Chateau at Medan by Cezanne, Burrell Collection Glasgow
  • 26 Nov John Halliday, Castle Douglas Art Gallery
  • 26 Nov Museum of Scotland opening by HRH Queen Elizabeth, Andy Goldsworthy, Barbara Rae, Kate Whiteford
  • 28 Nov (Picture of the week) Indian Rug by Anne Redpath, Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh
  • 28 Nov Scottish artists and artist craftsmen, Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh
  • 28 Nov Michele David, Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh
  • Nov (for Interiors Magazine) Alison Bradley
  • 5 Dec (Picture of the week) Two Strings to Her Bow by John Pettie, Kelvingrove Gallery Glasgow
  • 12 Dec (Picture of the week) Two Schoolgirls by James Cowie, Aberdeen Art Gallery
  • 14 Dec Patrick Hughes profile, Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow
  • 19 Dec (Picture of the week) Virgin & Fountain by Van Orly, Kelvingrove Gallery Glasgow
  • 21 Dec Women from Beith to Fitzrovia and Paris, Abigail McLellan, Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh, Fred Crayk, Jila Peacock, Denise Findlay, Rose Frain, Norah N Gray, Cistercian Abbey, France
  • 26 Dec (Picture of the week) Madonna and Child by Procaccini, Scottish National Gallery Edinburgh

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

  • 6 May Getty Centre, Los Angeles
  • 22 Jun (for book) Lys Hansen
  • 16 Nov Salvador Dali, Tate, Liverpool

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(fl c1980-)

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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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