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
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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Throughout 2019, The Common Guild present an ambitious series of talks that generates discussion around the needs, expectations and possibilities of the space for art today. Jamie Fobert is a London-based architect and designer. Since establishing Jamie Fobert Architects in 1996, he has consistently produced innovative and inspiring architecture in projects ranging from individual houses to significant public buildings for the arts, including Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, and Tate St Ives, which was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2018.

Thursday 20th June 2019 :: 6pm - 8.30pm

Jamie Fobert - A Place for Work and the Human Being

Location: Mackintosh Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow, G20 7EL
Admission: £5/students £3/unemployed FREE
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Please join us for an evening of piano music and song exploring various facets of love and loss. Soar to the heavens with Soprano Julia Daramy-Williams as she sings works by Berg, Granat, and Messiaen. Traverse the depths of emotion through pianist and composer Maciej Granat’s interpretation of works by Ravel, Fauré, Debussy. This recital of 20th Century and modern compositions takes advantage of the exquisite acoustics of the elegantly appointed Mackintosh Queen's Cross.

Friday 21st June 2019 :: 7.30pm

Maciej Granat Concert – Love and Death

Location: Mackintosh Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow
Admission: Tickets: £10 on door or through Eventbrite (www.mackintosh.eventbrite.co.uk)
Tickets: £10 on door or through Eventbrite (www.mackintosh.eventbrite.co.uk)
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Join us for our very popular Lids Open Day - which gives budding and experienced pianists a rare chance to play the beautiful 1904 Steinway Grand and the unique Baillie Scott upright piano in the brilliant acoustic and architecture of this gem of a building. Tickets: Free, but places to play the grand piano must be booked at glasgowpianocity.org

Friday 28th June 2019 :: 11am-4pm

Lids Open Day for the West End Festival with Glasgow Piano City

Location: Mackintosh Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow
Admission: FREE
Tickets: Free, but places to play the grand piano must be booked at www.glasgowpianocity.org 
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Heartbreak Productions invites you to share in this exciting escapade, a David Walliams' bestseller, adapted for the outdoor stage. Join us, Ben and his Gangsta Granny on the lawns at the Hill House for their grandest adventure, full of forbidden fun.

Tuesday 9th July 2019 :: doors 6pm, performance at 7pm

Gangsta Granny at The Hill House

Location: The Hill House, Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh, G84 9AJ
Admission: Adult £15 Child £10 Family £47
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Ever wondered what the house is like after hours, what's behind those doors or up the spiral stairs? On this special late night opening, visitors will enjoy a drink on arrival, see behind closed doors and experience the house filled with music as RSNO pianist Bill Kean plays music from the Edwardian period.

Tuesday 20th July, 2019 :: 7pm – 9pm

After Hours and Behind the Scenes

Location: The Hill House, Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh, G84 9AJ
Admission: £20 per person
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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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Oor Charles sees Oor Wullie become one of Glasgow’s most renowned artists and designers, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. In addition to reimagining Oor Wullie as the famous architect, sitting upon one of his famous furniture pieces, the design includes plenty of nods to his work including stained glass windows, pattern design, architecture and interiors. His jacket also mirrors the brickwork on one of Mackintosh’s most important works - The Glasgow School of Art. Oor Charles is part of this Summer's Oor Wullie's BIG Bucket Trail and is situated outside Glasgow Subway at St Enoch. The statue was designed by artist Laura Hallett from Bristol.

Monday 17th June - Friday 30th August 2019 ::

Oor Charles - part of the Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail

Location: outside Glasgow Subway, St Enoch Centre, Glasgow
Admission: FREE
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For over 40 years the Hill House was a family home, filled with children and grandchildren. Join us for a range of daily family activities from trails to drop-in craft activities inspired by design elements in the house. Find out more about the children who lived here and what they got up to inside the house.

Monday 1st July – Saturday 31st August 2019 :: 10-4pm

A Dwelling House

Location: The Hill House, Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh, G84 9AJ
Admission: Free for NTS members Adult: £12.50/Child: £5.50/Family: £28.00/One adult family: £17.00
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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 - June 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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