Glasgow Mackintosh

Upcoming exhibitions, talks and events taking place at Mackintosh venues across Glasgow, celebrating the life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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The Mackintosh  House is a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors from 78 Southpark Avenue (originally Florentine Terrace) the Mackintoshes Glasgow home. Self Guided Visits: admission is self-guided from 1pm Tuesday - Friday and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Last admission 4.15pm (3.15pm Sunday). Please note, a maximum of 12 visitors are allowed in the house at any one time. NB Disruption to access to The Mackintosh House. From October 2017, there may be some disruption to access to The Mackintosh House. This is to allow for essential maintenance work. There may be some periods of closure. Please visit our website in advance of your visit.

all year round (closed Mondays) :: Tuesday – Saturday, 10.00am – 4.15pm,  Sunday 11.00am – 3.15pm

The Mackintosh House

Location: The Mackintosh House, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Admission: General Admission £6.00, Concessions £3.00
Tickets available at reception:  www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian
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Take a tour of the House ( tour groups are welcome) just telephone in advance to arrange this on 0141 353 4770 or via email to info@houseforanartlover.co.uk. Bookings can be made no earlier than 6 weeks prior to your date of visit. There is a minimum requirement of 10 people for a guided tour. Groups of fewer than 10 people will receive an audio handset guide. Both the Art Lover's Café and the Art Lover's Shop are open daily from 10am to 5pm.

all year round - check website for details :: 10am - 4pm

Tours of House for an Art Lover

Location: House for an Art Lover, 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow
Admission: £6 adults/£4.50 for children and concessions and students/Family ticket £16
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Built for publishing magnate Walter Blackie in 1904 and now owned by The National Trust for Scotland, The Hill House is Mackintosh’s masterpiece. Mackintosh and his wife, the artist Margaret Macdonald, created almost everything you see, from the building itself to the furniture and textiles. Take a stroll round the beautiful garden which has also been restored in line with some of the early designs and reflects the palette of Mackintosh colours. ***The House is currently closed and is due to open to the public mid-May 2019***

Opening Mid-Ma 2019 :: 11.30am - 5pm

The Hill House, Helensburgh

Location: The Hill House, Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh, G84 9AJ
Admission: Adult £10.50, Family £24.50
On arrival
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Unseen for 50 years, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Oak Room is the largest of Miss Cranston’s Ingram Street Tearooms and will be conserved and installed as the centrepiece of the new V&A Dundee’s Scottish Design Galleries. The conservation of the Oak Room is a collaboration between Glasgow Museums, V&A Dundee, and Dundee City Council. The project is being made possible by a long-term loan from the collections of Glasgow City Council, grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other fundraising. https://www.vandadundee.org/building-vanda-dundee

From 15th September 2018 :: 10am - 5pm

Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Oak Room at the V&A Dundee

Location: V&A Museum, Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB
Admission: FREE
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The Lighthouse in Mitchell Lane will be offering 40-minute tours of the building each Saturday throughout the year detailing the history of the building up to the present use as a centre for architecture and design. Tours will cost £5 (£3 concessions) and be available on a first come first serve basis on Saturdays at 1pm throughout 2018. Amongst the centre’s special Mackintosh 150 programming will be an ongoing series of archive film footage exploring aspects of Mackintosh’s architecture and the city of Glasgow, through screening events and exhibitions as well as an installation in the water tower as part of The Lighthouse’s ongoing partnership with Cryptic/Sonica.

Every Saturday in 2018 :: 1pm

The Lighthouse Guided Building Tours

Location: 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU
Admission: £5.00 / £3.00 concessions
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The only church designed by Mackintosh, this stunning venue will be showing an exhibition of Mackintosh’s drawings from his travels in Italy and other activity including dance, music and art events; workshops, walks and talks. Opening Times 2018/19 April to October Open Monday to Friday 11am - 4.00pm Last admission 3:30pm November to March Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11am - 4.00pm Last admission 3:30pm

Monday, Wednesday and Friday every week (closed on Saturday and Sunday) :: 11am- 4pm

Mackintosh Queen’s Cross

Location: 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow
Admission: £5 adults/£2.50 concessions/children FREE
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The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society offer the first dedicated, city centre Mackintosh information and tours desk. You’ll be able to book guided tours of the Tea Rooms and learn more about all things Mackintosh including the Mackintosh walking trail and other nearby Mackintosh buildings in Glasgow and the wider area. Tours run Wednesday to Saturday at 9am and 10am, Sundays at 10am only and last approximately 45 minutes. Maximum group size is 6. Afternoon tours as well as architectural and other special interest tours are also available, please ask for details. All tours are conducted by Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society volunteers and must be booked in advance to confirm availability. The tour will cover all main spaces within the tearooms, highlighting the work undertaken by the restoration team, the important interiors within, and how the building relates to other Mackintosh works. Tours are limited to 6 persons and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Larger groups must contact the venue direct to arrange.

July 2018 onwards :: 10am - 4pm

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society Information Centre

Location: Mackintosh at the Willow, 215 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
Admission: Tours of the building: £7.50 adults/£5.50 under 18s and concessions/£6 Students/Family £6
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Take a moment to experience The Light Pavilion in Central Station. The Light Pavilion is a 15ft structure created by Glasgow-based designer, Scott Jarvie, The Light Pavilion was inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and is part of the Mackintosh150 celebrations. For more info: www.peoplemakeglasgow/mackintosh150

From 31st October 2018 ::

The Light Pavilion by Scott Jarvie

Location: Main Concourse, Central Station, Gordon Street, Glasgow
Admission: FREE
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**DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND THESE TOURS ARE CONTINUING THROUGHOUT MAY *** This 90 minute walk begins at the CRM Society’s information point at Mackintosh at the Willow at 215 Sauchiehall Street and will finish at The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, covering roughly 1.6km in the city centre. On the way you will stop off at the Mackintosh’s first marital home, just off Blythswood Square, and other ambitious architectural buildings - Lion Chambers and the Ca’D’Oro Building - by Mackintosh’s peers James Salmon Jnr and John Honeyman. Along the way, participants will learn about the changing face of Glasgow in the early 20th century; its important architects and their buildings, and the impact and influence of the city on Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Led by the CRM Society, the walk will have a focus on Mackintosh himself while also giving background context and filling in the gaps of The Glasgow Style story. Important Information: 1. Booking is essential to avoid disappointment as group sizes are capped at 10 people. 2. Children are welcome but please be advised that the route is structured around busy city centre streets. 3. Tours will take place every Monday and Friday in March and April 2019. 4. The tour is currently only available in English. 5. Proceeds (minus Eventbrite booking fee) go directly to supporting the work of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society which is an independent, non-profit making charity, established in 1973 to promote and encourage awareness of the Scottish architect and designers. The CRM Society has Charitable Status Reference Number: SC012497. Registered in Scotland. Company number: SC293107

Every Monday and Friday in May 2019 :: 1.30pm - 3pm

Mackintosh Discovered Architectural Walking Tours

Location: Meeting point: CRM Society Information Point, Mackintosh at the Willow, 215 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
Admission: £15
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Join us on Sunday 5th of May, 1pm - 3pm for a relaxing afternoon of still life drawing in a stunning Mackintosh building. Taking inspiration from Mackintosh's botanical studies, you will be able to create your own still life drawings and collages based on a beautiful floral arrangement. All levels are welcome to join. The session is mostly self-guided, although tutorial advice will be available should you want it. Tea/coffee and some basic materials will also be provided, but feel free to bring your own too (excluding oil or solvent based materials). As the session is limited to 12 people max pre-booking is highly recommended. The cost is £15 per person and should be paid in cash on the day.

Sunday 5th May 2019 :: 1pm-3pm

Still Life Drawing at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross

Location: Mackintosh Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow
Admission: £15
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'Reflecting Mackintosh' is the new Mackintosh Room exhibition from Craft Design House. The exhibition showcases a bespoke collection of original pieces by designer makers, curated by Craft Design House in celebration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s 150th anniversary. These hand-picked leading and emerging designers have created exclusive pieces that reflect the continued relevance of Mackintosh’s legacy for contemporary design and craft communities. This influence is typically subliminal but the collection draws it to the surface, as designers and makers probe their practice, discovering personal affinities to the work of this Glasgow-born polymath.

Thursday 7th February - 16th June 2019 :: 10am - 5pm

Reflecting Mackintosh

Location: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1
Admission: FREE
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On loan from Glasgow Museums, this exhibition is travelling to Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery. Spanning the lifetime of Mackintosh, it will present his work in the context of Glasgow, Mackintosh's peers and contemporaries and how it contributed to creating the Glasgow Style. The exhibition will present the very best of Mackintosh works. A number of objects have never previously been on public display, with many not seen for more than 30 years. Around 250 objects will be on display across the full spectrum of media, including stained glass, ceramics, mosaic, metalwork, furniture, stencilling, embroidery, graphics, books, interiors and architecture. The exhibition will also include important loans from private and public collections including The Hunterian and The Glasgow School of Art.

15th March - 26th August 2019 :: 10am - 5pm

Charles Rennie Mackintosh:  Making the Glasgow Style

Location: Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL
Admission: Adults £9/Concession £8/children 6-17 years £2/children aged 0-5 go free
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One of Scotland's leading model makers, Cemal Ozturk, constructed the first true representations after blueprints were discovered in the archives of Glasgow University. Models of seven buildings, many of which would have transformed the skyline of Mackintosh's home town of Glasgow, feature in 'Unbuilt Mackintosh'. All the designs have been built from incomplete or vague plans and were consigned to the files of Honeyman & Keppie, the architects firm where Mackintosh worked, after they were rejected. The buildings show the idiosyncratic design style of Mackintosh - the railway terminus has two tall towers like minarets on a fairy tale castle, while his two separate designs for concert halls are adorned with distinctive square windows and decorations inspired by the arts and crafts movement and the natural world. Cemal will open the exhibition with a talk followed by a Q&A. If you would to attend, book your place here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unbuilt-mackintosh-with-cemal-ozturk-tickets-55975969632

7th March 2019 - 8th May 2019 :: 11am-4pm

Unbuilt Mackintosh at Mackintosh Club

Location: Mackintosh Club, 40 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, G84 8SU
Admission: £8/£5
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The Mackintosh Festival is an annual event put together by members of the Glasgow Mackintosh Group: Glasgow Museums, The Hunterian, The Willow Tea Rooms, House for an Art Lover, The Glasgow School of Art, The Mackintosh Church, The Hill House and The Lighthouse. The festival takes place from 1-31 October every year, at venues in and around Glasgow. A full programme of events will be announced in August 2019. In the meantime, keep an eye on our social media for news.

1 October to 31 October 2019 :: various

The Mackintosh Festival 2019

Location: Various Glasgow Mackintosh and partner venues throughout the city
Admission: A variety of free and chargeable events - see individual events for details
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