The Mackintosh Festival invites you to celebrate the life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh through a series of exhibitions, events & tours in Mackintosh and partner venues. This year we are celebrating the Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design and have created 'Mackintosh the Innovator' events in St Enoch Centre with our partners Wireframe Immersive.
Celebrate the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design with The Glasgow School of Art’s 2.25 hour long walking tours of the city. Investigate turn of the century architectural styles with GSA’s knowledgeable student guides. Discover Glasgow’s distinct architectural language, from Victorian influences to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s innovative designs and the output of his contemporaries working in the Glasgow Style of Art Nouveau.
Every Saturday throughout October 2016 :: 11:30am
Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tours
Location: Window onMackintosh visitor centre, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF
Admission: Adult: £19.50 Senior: £16.00 Student: £16.00 Under 18s: £9.75
Tickets: Book tickets
Enjoy a 30 minute guided tour of The Mackintosh House – meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors from 78 Southpark Avenue (originally Florentine Terrace) the Mackintoshes Glasgow home. Guided Tours: tours take place from Tuesday - Friday at 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm and 12.30pm. Tours operate on a first come, first served basis. 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. Please note we are currently carrying out refurbishment works and there may be some disruption to opening hours. Please check our website before you visit.
Throughout October 2016 (closed on Mondays) :: Tuesday – Saturday, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday 11.00am – 3.00pm
Tours of The Mackintosh House
Location: The Mackintosh House, Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Admission: General Admission £5.00, Concessions £3.00
Tickets: Tickets available at reception: www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian
Join Glasgow School of Art’s Archivist Susannah Waters to discover what life was like at the School in the late 19th century. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to see original sketches and watercolours created by Mackintosh during this period alongside original documentation from the School’s Archives and Collections.
Tuesday 25th October 2016 :: 12.30pm
Mackintosh’s Student Days at The Glasgow School of Art
Location: Window on Mackintosh Visitor Centre, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 8RF
The Hill House will show an exhibition on the work of Henry Taylor Wyse – artist, teacher and craftsman. Wyse was an influential teacher of art and his grandsons have lent material and work by him which includes: watercolours, family tree, landscape portraits, pots, books and leaflets.
2nd July - 31st October 2016 :: 11.30am - 5.30pm
Henry Taylor Wyse - Artist, Teacher and Craftsman
Location: The Hill House, 8 Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh, G84 9AJ
Admission: Adults £10.50, Conc £7.50, Family £24.50 (2 adults and up to 4 children aged 4 – 16)
We are delighted to add The Mackintosh Club to our programme for 2016! Designed in 1894 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, this remarkable building used to be the Conservative Club and is now a public gallery dedicated to the Glasgow Four. Throughout October there will be daily talks on the collaboration of inspiring architecture, art and design.
Join a 40-minute tour led by one of our knowledgeable staff members detailing the history of The Glasgow Herald Building up to the present use as The Lighthouse. Find out lots of interesting facts about Mackintosh and the city he came from.
Weekends in October 2016. Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday:10.30am – 5pm, Sunday: 12pm – 5pm :: Saturday guided tours: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm Sundays 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Guided Tours of The Lighthouse
Location: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU
Admission: £4 (with a complimentary tea or coffee in the Doocot Café). Max 15 people per tour.
Tickets: Pay at reception on arrival, on a first come, first served basis.
As part of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, awardwinning artist Kathy Hinde brings her musical flock of Luminous Birds to The Lighthouse. Celebrating the Mackintosh Tower’s historical design as both water tank and dovecote, visitors journey upwards through evocative soundscapes towards animated origami birds fluttering and chirping in harmony. Originally commissioned by Kidderminster Arts Festival 2015, with development and sound commissioned by Cryptic 2016, Luminous Birds is a sound and sight spectacular that is a magical experience for all the family! Picture credit: Kathy Hinde.
Throughout October 2016 :: 10.30-5pm and 12-5pm on Sundays
Luminous Birds by Kathy Hinde
Location: The Lighthouse
Mackintosh is considered one of the most influential Scottish Designers of our time. Do you have any other designers in mind that you find influential or have been influenced by Mackintosh? Come add their names to our Design Tree and tell us why! Or send them to firstname.lastname@example.org Each week we will reveal the most popular so keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter to see if others agree with you.
12 - 31 October 2016 ::
Location: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane,Glasgow G1 3NU
Go on a scavenger hunt through the building and discover some interesting facts with some strange and often over-looked details of the building. Your complimentary map can be picked up at reception. This tour is for all ages and a great opportunity to get the whole family involved.
14 - 31 October 2016 :: 10.30am – 5pm, 12pm – 5pm on Sundays
Self Led Trail
Location: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, G1 3NU
Artist, Sculptor & Designer Siobhan Healy will create modern interpretations of the Glasgow Style. The work will be heavily influenced by the Glasgow Style and constructed primarily in glass, crystal and metal. The exhibition is sponsored by Swarovski Crystal.
2nd-30th October 2016 :: 11am-4pm daily
Glas(s)gow Style - a contemporary reinterpretation of Mackintosh in Glass & Swarovski Crystal
Location: Project Space, ART PARK, House for an Art Lover, 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 3NU
Tickets: not ticketed
To celebrate the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, Glasgow Mackintosh, in conjunction with our partners at Wireframe Immersive, have created a 3D experience that will allow users to design and interact with a Mackintosh space. We invite visitors to stand beside Mackintosh and see how his design perspective would be applied today. The event features two 55 inch TVs showing the walkthrough that visitors are experiencing. Two visitors can experience this at a time. To wear the goggles you have to be aged 12 and over. There will be additional activities for younger people in the Glasgow Mackintosh unit on the first floor of St Enoch Centre where visitors can enjoy an accompanying exhibition: ‘Mackintosh the Innovator: Past, Present, Future’ – a competition run in conjunction with secondary schools in Glasgow.
every weekend throughout October 2016 :: 12pm - 4pm
Mackintosh the Innovator (with our partners Wireframe Immersive)
Location: St Enoch Centre, Glasgow G2
Tickets: Drop in - first come, first served basis
We want you to photograph the buildings you visit, the tours you go on and the events you take part in during this year's Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival. Winners will be displayed on the Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival's online Gallery, as part of The Mackintosh Festival.
throughout Oct 2016 :: various
Competition - Photographing Glasgow
Tickets: www.doorsopenday.com/competitions for details on prizes on offer and how to enter.
Cut and Paint Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Rose! A drop in workshop by Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw of The Lansdowne House for Stencils, for children aged 8+ (or younger if accompanied by parent/guardian). We will encourage you to create your own Mackintosh Glasgow Rose with a mix of stencilling and paper cutting generating a mixed media collage to take home. For the story of #THEBIGROSE please visit: www.thelansdownehouseofstencils.com
Saturday 29th October 2016 :: 11am - 4pm
Cut and Paint a Charles Rennie Mackintosh Rose - Children’s Workshops
Location: The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane
Tickets: Drop in
Website: www.thelansdownehouseofstencils.com/ 2016/06/01/the-big-rose-project
As part of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, join a 45 minute 'Mackintosh at the GSA' tour to investigate the story of the Mackintosh building and the architect’s life and work, from student to master designer. Examine the history of the Mackintosh building, uncover Mackintosh’s famous designs, and view rare artwork by his wife and long-term collaborator, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, now back on display as part of this special daily tour.
Daily throughout October 2016 :: 11.00am and 3pm
Mackintosh at the GSA tours
Location: Window on Mackintosh Visitor Centre, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF
Admission: £7 adult / £5.75 student / £5.75 senior / £3.50 under 18’s.
Tickets: Online: www.gsa.ac.uk/tours Telephone: 0141 353 4584 In person: Window on Mackintosh visitor centre at The Glasgow School of Art.
Take a tour of The Glasgow Art Club and see the Charles Rennie Mackintosh frieze in the Main Gallery. During the festival, there will be a chance to see existing exhibitions at the Glasgow Art Club. The GAC Autumn exhibition featuring work including Robert Kelsey's 'Evening Light, Portencross' (pictured) runs until 8th October and an exhibition of work by artist, Joe Hargan's opens on 14th October.
every Tuesday throughout Oct 2016 :: 11.30am
Free Guided Tours of The Glasgow Art Club
Location: The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4HU
Tickets: Please book in advance - called 0141 248 5210 to make your booking.
An unusual take on the theme of Mackintosh and his influence on a group of Glasgow-based artists who work from Glasgow's Dovehill Studios. Exhibiting artists: Tommy Lydon; Ernesto Vaz; Ian McKechnie; James MacDonald; Shirley Girdwood and Lorraine Lamond.
Throughout October 2016 :: 11am05pm Monday to Friday (or by appointment)
Location: Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4HU
For the third year in a row, The Mackintosh Festival has teamed up with Glasgow's best restaurants to bring you The Big Mack Dinearound - a range of special dining offers at Glasgow's best restaurants.
throughout Oct 2016 :: Various
The Big Mack Dinearound
Location: Glasgow Restaurant Association restaurants throughout Glasgow
The Glad Cafe will be showing some recent work by Simon Harlow - designer, fabricator, furniture maker and a graduate of The Mack School.
Saturday 1st - Monday 31st October 2016 :: 10am - 5pm
Simon Harlow Exhibition
Location: The Glad Café, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, G41 2HG
Legendary Scottish Artist, Avril Paton 'Windows on the West' will turn a piano into a work of painterly art, over the course of October. This is in celebration of the work of Glasgow Piano City. See a work of art appear before your eyes! Times of artist being present will vary, call for further details. Avril Paton’s painting 'The Art School' is also on display during the Festival. www.avrilpaton.org.uk www.glasgowpainocity.co.uk
Throughout October 2016 :: No specific times - the artist will paint from time to time and day to day
Attention - Artist at Work and Play!
Location: Mackintosh Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, G20 7EL
Admission: General entry charge to the building £4/£2 or free after 1pm on Wednesdays) Donations to Glasgow Piano City project.
The Big Rose is coming to The Mackintosh Club, the newly reopened Mackintosh designed venue in Helensburgh for a one day event during The Mackintosh Festival. We will hold a half day masterclass in stencilling, and spend the afternoon stencilling #thebigrose in Helensburgh streets, creating a path of roses between the main train station and the entrance of the Mackintosh Club in Sinclair street. Lunch is included and you will meet the new owners of the club as well as being able to view the stunning exhibition of prints they have set up during The Mackintosh Festival. For information on the event click the link below, for booking contact Nicola@mackintosh.club
Tuesday 25th October 2016 :: 10am-4pm
The Big Rose Project - The Mackintosh Club
Location: The Mackintosh Club, 40 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, G84 8SU
Admission: £25 (including lunch)
Create art through experimenting with different media and techniques on this 4 week course. Participants will use House for an Art Lover as inspiration to create their work. At the end of the four weeks, you will have generated a number of handmade collages and greeting cards.
Tuesday 4th - 25th October 2016 (4 week course) :: 6pm - 8pm
Art is the Flower
Location: House for an Art Lover, 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW
Tickets: Online, over the phone 0141 353 4770 or in the shop
On this walking tour you will enjoy hearing about the history of tearooms in Glasgow, the amazing stories behind the buildings, the architecture and the innovation which led to the success of the partnership with Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Kate Cranston. The tour will be led by Sylvia Smith from Willow Tea Rooms and you can enjoy a cup of tea in the Willow Tea Rooms at 97 Buchanan Street afterwards.
Tuesdays throughout October - 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th :: 10am
Miss Cranston and her Tea Room Empire
Location: Willow Tea Rooms, 97 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 3HF
Admission: £5, Children £3 - including cup of tea and a scone at the Willow Tea Rooms, 97 Buchanan Street
Tickets: Email: email@example.com
Participants can attend this stencilling course/workshop for one or two days. Day one will focus on basic stencilling skills using Mackintosh as inspiration. Day two will give participants the opportunity to build upon the skills taught in day one to develop more advanced, personal designs.
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2016 :: 10am-4pm
Stencilling Course/Workshop: ‘Mackintosh Inspired Stencils’
Location: House for an Art Lover, Bellahouston Park,10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW
Admission: £50.00 for one day, £90 for both
Tickets: Book online: www.houseforanartlover.co.uk telephone 0141 353 4770 or in the shop
The Glad Café presents: Working in the Shavings of Mackintosh - an evening of ideas and entertainment where you will hear from designers and fabricators working in Glasgow today.
Sunday 23rd October 2016 :: 4.30pm
Working in the Shavings of Mackintosh
Location: The Glad Café, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, G41 2HG
From the early lute music of John Dowland and Johann Sebastian Bach right through to the quintessentially English music of Lennox Berkeley and Malcolm Arnold, come and hear a programme of music written for both the guitar and its predecessors in the stunning setting of Mackintosh Queen's Cross.
Friday 28th October 2016 :: Doors at 7pm for 7.30pm start
Laura Browne and Lewis Dunsmore: Guitar Recital
Location: Mackintosh Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow, G20 7EL
Admission: £10/£8 + booking fee
Come and play our two beautiful pianos! For the 3rd year running you can return to Mackintosh Queen’s Cross and take part in Lids Open Day to play the Steinway Grand Piano on stage and the unique Broadwood Upright, designed by Baillie Scott, in the beautiful spaces and the great acoustics of the only church ever built to the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. For full details visit the GPC website. A unique event in a unique space. In partnership with Glasgow Piano City.
Saturday 29th October 2016 :: 10 am - 5pm
Lids Open Day at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross
Location: Mackintosh Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow G20 7EL
Tickets: Pre-booking is essential. Book a 15 min slot at www.glasgowpianocity.org or by phone on 0141 882 8825.
Throughout October 2016, the fifth annual Mackintosh Festival celebrates the achievements of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow’s most famous architect, designer and artist.
October becomes ‘Mackintosh month’ as visitors and locals alike are invited to enjoy a programme of events in Glasgow Mackintosh venues with a focus on architecture, design, visual arts and crafts in the city where he lived and worked.
From Saturday 1st until Monday 31st, a series of events and exhibitions will take place across the main Mackintosh attractions, buildings and collections in and around Glasgow. This year we will be celebrating the Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design and we have programmed activity in St Enoch Centre called 'Mackintosh the Innovator'. Wireframe Immersive have created a 3D 'walkthrough' of a Mackintosh space and invite visitors to see how his design perspective would be applied today. #IAD2016
From walks, workshops and exhibitions to performances and talks, events are designed for all ages, to appeal to those who know nothing about Mackintosh, as well as established aficionados. The programme features a range of formats with free exhibitions and workshops, ticketed tours and sociable evenings with food and drink.
For press enquiries, please contact: Lisa Watt, LWPR on 07903206615 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the Mackintosh Festival 2016 programme brochure