A number of these reviews are for exhibitions at former galleries: New 57 Gallery, 369 Gallery, McLellan Galleries and includes review of the inaugural exhibition at Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh, and organisations: Fine Art Society and Glasgow Group. The reviews cover galleries: The Third Eye Centre, Compass Gallery, Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop, Rozelle House, Fruitmarket Edinburgh, Talbot Rice and Stills Gallery, Kelvingrove, National Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, Paisley Museum and Huntarian Gallery Glasgow. The exhibitions covered are solo shows, group exhibitions and annual exhibitions predominantly of visual art, painting and sculpture by artists and students including Edinburgh college of Art and Glasgow School of Art degree shows. Some articles focus on new art forms such as video, photography and performance art, craft such as Polish tapestries and other international artists from Canada and America.

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  • Edinburgh Festival is covered in detail as well as Glasgow and Edinburgh School of Art Degree shows
  • Glasgow School of Art: Archives & Collections
  • Feb Alan Robb, Seagate Gallery Dundee, Gillespie Kidd & Coia, The Glasgow School of Art

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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.

The Glasgow School of Art Postgraduate and Masters degree shows are also reviewed and design and textile exhibitions, particularly British Glass and Paisley Ceramics. A large quantity of these reviews focus on events during the Edinburgh Festival and the Fringe Festival.


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.

A collection of newscuttings featuring articles and reviews written by George Oliver and Cordelia Oliver. Please note, this material has not been fully catalogued to item level and therefore may not be accessible for researchers.


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On the “Love & Hip Hop Family Reunion,” Yandy Smith and her mother-in-law, Judy Harris, have been at odds. Though they mostly got along, on “Love & Hip Hop New York,” Yandy hinted at it not always being that way. Often, Mama Judy was quick to check Yandy.

When Mendeecees went back to prison, Judy began monitoring Yandy’s activity. This came to an end, when Yandy called Judy out for her own actions. Like all other situations, Yandy and Judy ended their drama with a hug, making it right for Mendeecees, and the kids.


A bundle of magazines, catalogues and booklets collected by Cordelia Oliver. Includes: Art Monthly, Art Review, Scottish Theatre News, Elizabeth Blackadder exhibition catalogue Mercury Gallery, 1991, Art in Scotland 1978-1988 catalogue, Scottish Actors Company Festival Brochure and Scottish International.

May Mackintosh Furniture, The Glasgow School of Art, Charles Rennie Mackintosh
1 May Allegra Ockler, The Glasgow School of Art 86%
2 No date. GSA Design 82, The Glasgow School of Art 50%
3 May Textile Images, Collins Gallery Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art Embroidery Group 31%
4 Sep Glasgow Girls, Kelvingrove Gallery Glasgow, Women’s Own, Assembly Hall, The Glasgow School of Art 20%
5 Oct Art Show, Scotland St School Glasgow 42%

Mayfest Festival Glasgow, TWSA Glasgow (featuring George Wylie’s Straw Locomotive) and the Edinburgh Festival are also covered in detail. This file also includes longer feature and perspective articles on the Chatelherault House Restoration in Hamilton, The Glasgow School of Art Sculpture and Environmental Department, Richard Demarco Gallery conference on Scottish Culture, Art School’s in Crisis and an obituary on Andy Warhol. Some personal correspondence also included from Sharon Lances.

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  • Jun Pavel Buchler appointed Head of Fine Art, The Glasgow School of Art
  • Lil Durk 1-773 Vulture by No More Heroes
  • G Herbo aka Lil Herb - 4 Minutes of Hell Part 4 by TPDidTheBeat ™
  • Mar 8 ½, The Glasgow School of Art Textiles, Barbara Santos Shaw
  • Mar Tony Jones former director of The Glasgow School of Art appointment at Royal College London
  • Jan Mozart’s Magic Performing Clothes, Tramway Glasgow, The Glasgow School of Art, Barbara Santos-Shaw
  • Apr Carnival of Animals, The Glasgow School of Art, Victoria Crowe Solo, Mercury Gallery Edinburgh
  • May Sunil Gawde, The Glasgow School of Art, ARKS Gallery London

During the year Henry also covers art in Rome. Some reviews focus on exhibitions in London at Flying Colours Gallery, Royal Academy London, Annely Juda, Barbican, Saatchi Gallery London and Tate London and Liverpool. A number of the Scottish reviews are for exhibitions at former galleries: Main Fine Arts, Gatehouse Gallery Glasgow, Out of the Blue Gallery Edinburgh and Intermedia Gallery Glasgow.

Dec Glasgow School of Art building programme for residential accommodation


A collection of publications featuring the work of George and/or Cordelia Oliver. Includes: magazine and newspaper cuttings, Pronto, Scottish Field and a souvenir programme for a benefit concert for Wildcat Theatre productions benefit show in 1998. Some of the subjects covered by Cordelia in her articles are: Glasgow, The Glasgow School of Art and various art exhibitions.

Hand written draft copies of around 200 articles of 250-900 word length, by Clare Henry for The Glasgow Herald, January-December 1984, relating to visual art exhibitions in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Milngavie and Inverness. Also including several reviews of exhibitions in London at ICA, Camden Arts Centre, Serpentine, AIR Gallery and Tate and Grand Palais Paris. Henry’s daily articles begin to develop into weekly feature articles, with a main discussion followed by ‘Gallery Briefings’ covering more generally current exhibitions of interest.


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The exhibitions covered are solo shows by Callum Innes, Douglas Gordon, Janine Antoni, Jack Vettriano, Stuart Duffin and Marina Abramovic. Group shows reviews include Decade, Street Level Glasgow, In Stereo, Transmission Gallery Glasgow and Persistence of Painting, CCA Glasgow. Mayfest and Edinburgh Festival are also covered in detail as well as Celtic Connections and Fotofeis. Degree shows at Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee are covered. Catalogue essay for Bet Low and other paper work includes notes on pictures used and correspondence to Keith Bruce, Jackie McGlone and Ron Anderson at The Herald.

During this period Henry gives context and opinion on the condition of Glasgow’s Galleries in the lead up to Glasgow Capital of Culture *1990. Other feature and perspective pieces include: Richard Demarco, Fiona McLeod as new Fruitmarket director, Prince of Wales visit to The Glasgow School of Art, BBC week of British Art, McLellan Galleries refurbishment, Edinburgh International Exhibition and interview with Andy Goldsworthy. The exhibitions covered are solo shows, by artists Marie Barbour, Sol Lewitt, Mario Merz, Jacki Parry, Peter Howson, David Mach, Lucian Freud, Henry Moore in India and group shows Glasgow Photographers Group, New Scottish Art, and Old Master Paintings from the Thyssen Collection. Mayfest, Glasgow Garden Festival, Polish Realities Season and the Edinburgh Festival are also covered in detail.

  • Aug The Glasgow School of Art, 75 years of Painting 1920-95
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  • Jan Callum Innes, The Glasgow School of Art
  • Jun Degree Show, The Glasgow School of Art
  • Feb Stephen Elliot, Hugh Buchanan, Hendersons Gallery Edinburgh, Bourdon Building Glasgow School of Art
  • May The Glasgow School of Art Second Year Students
  • May Glasgow School of Art Graduates interview, Ken Currie and Tessa Jackson
  • Aug Mackintosh and Gaudí Furniture, The Glasgow School of Art, Hunterian Gallery Glasgow