Glasgow Mackintosh

The Mackintosh Festival invites you to celebrate the life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh through a series of exhibitions, events & tours. There will be activities for the whole family at this year’s Mackintosh Festival!


A solo show by UK/Kenya artist Grace Ndiritu, with new film of a special performance staged  at The Glasgow School of Art.

Fri 9th October - Saturday 12 December 2015 :: 10am - 4.30pm

‘A Return To Normalcy: Birth of a New Museum’ by Grace Ndiritu

Location: Reid Gallery, Reid Building,   The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew St, Glasgow G3 6RF
Admission: FREE


At the end of the 19th century, a far-reaching  movement which brought about an artistic  regeneration emerged in Europe, with  Nature as its chief source of inspiration.  From Barcelona to Helsinki and from  Glasgow to Nancy, nature shaped this new  aesthetic and gave life to forms which  revolutionised lifestyles, as science and art  were united in the drive for modernity. The  Nature of Art Nouveau is an exhibition which  invites you to explore “nature’s temple”, as  celebrated by Charles Baudelaire, a world  incorporating symbols, scientific discoveries  and influences from faraway lands.

Sat 17 October - 24 December 2015 :: 10.30am – 5.00pm, Monday – Saturday, 12.00pm – 5.00pm Sunday

The Nature of Art Nouveau exhibition

Location: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU
Admission: FREE

To see what you can expect at the Festival, download our 2015 guide:

Throughout October 2015, the fourth annual Mackintosh Festival (formerly Creative 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 with a focus on architecture, design, visual arts and crafts in the city where he lived and worked.

From Thursday 1st until Saturday 31st, a series of events and exhibitions will take place across the main Mackintosh attractions, buildings and collections in and around Glasgow.

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 will feature a range of formats with free exhibitions and workshops, ticketed tours and socialable evenings with food and drink.

For press enquiries contact please contact Lisa Watt, LWPR on 07903206615 or email