Glasgow Mackintosh

Upcoming exhibitions, talks and events taking place at Mackintosh venues across Glasgow to celebrate 150th birthday of Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 2018.

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Miss Cranston’s original Willow Tea Rooms in their Sauchiehall Street location were designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1903 and are now undergoing restoration by the Willow Tea Rooms Trust. Established in 2014 as a charity, the objective of the Willow Tea Rooms Trust is to restore the building to Mackintosh’s original 1903 design and ensure its preservation for subsequent generations. It will also create a new, adjacent exhibition and visitor centre, which will celebrate the achievements of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh and Miss Kate Cranston, as well as providing an information point/centre for visitors, which will be hosted by the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society. This world class cultural and heritage attraction will contribute to the regeneration of Sauchiehall Street and be known as Mackintosh at the Willow. The retail store will open on 7th June and the tea room will be open to the public on 2nd July.

2 July 2018 :: 10am - 5pm

Mackintosh at the Willow

Location: Mackintosh at the Willow, 217 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2
Admission: entry price tbc
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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 new museum will open to the public in September 2018. 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

15th September 2018 :: tbc

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

Location: V&A, Dundee
Admission: tbc
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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. Museum of the Moon – an art installation of the moon by artist Luke Jerram - will rise in the Church from 11th May until 24th June 2018 and will be accompanied by a series of events including a performance of Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’. A full events programme will be released in March 2018. www.my-moon.org

May - October 2018 :: 10am-5pm

Mackintosh Queen’s Cross

Location: 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow
Admission: to be confirmed
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‘Sculpture for An Art Lover’: Imagining the kind of artworks the owner of House for an Art Lover may have displayed, sculptor Tom Allan presents a number of works that reference both Mackintosh and artistic styles from the first half of the 20th Century.

18th May - 23rd July 2018 :: 10am-4pm

Sculpture for an Art Lover by Tom Allan

Location: House for An Art Lover, 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW
Admission: Adults: £6.00/Children/concessions/students: £4.00
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Family event for age 7+ years. Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his friends loved to dress up and were really interested in fairy tales from long ago. Come along to listen to some magical tales and transform yourself with some Victorian attire! Please note that storytelling sessions run at allocated times and dates only (please check at front desk) and operate on a first come, first served basis

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd July 2018 and Tuesday 24th - Thursday 26th July 2018 :: 1.30pm - 4pm

Storytelling at Kelvingrove

Location: Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow
Admission: FREE
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How Glasgow Style is represented in the Michell's collection. More details can be found on The Mitchell's website.

9th April - 27th July :: 10 - 4pm

Glasgow Style at The Mitchell Library

Location: The Mitchell Library, Glasgow
Admission: FREE
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Make it Like Mackintosh is a three day art course for ages 12+ During the three days, you will paint landscapes and still life by gathering natural materials and ideas from the greenspace around the building. Taking inspiration from the Mackintosh exhibition, you will make your own hand cut stencil and create a pattern. Finally, there will be a chance to design your own poster. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about Mackintosh and his contemporaries, while developing your own skills.

Tuesday 31st, Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd July 2018 :: 10am - 4pm

Make it Like Mackintosh at Kelvingrove

Location: Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow
Admission: £30
Book in advance by telephoning:  0141 276 9505 or email:  KGLearning@glasgowlife.org.uk
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Join artists Dai and Jenny Vaughan and learn about the work of Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh. There will be the opportunity to try gesso techniques and a tour of the exhibition. This events is for adults.

Saturday 4th August 2018 :: 11am- 4pm

Macdonald Mackintosh at Kelvingrove

Location: Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow
Admission: £25
Book in advance.  Tickets are available at: tickets.glasgowconcerthalls.com
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Join us for a special season of talks in celebration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's 150th birthday. See website for full details.

Wednesday 8th August 2018 :: 2pm

150th Anniversary Talks:  Alan Macdonald:  An overview and filling in the gaps

Location: Scotland Street School Museum, Scotland Street, Glasgow, G5 8QB
Admission: FREE
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Glasgow Museums celebrates the anniversary year with a major, new exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Spanning the lifetime of Mackintosh, it will present his work in the context of Glasgow, his peers and contemporaries and how it contributed to creating the Glasgow Style. The exhibition will present the very best of Mackintosh works held by the city. 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.

30th March - 14th August 2018 :: 10am - 5pm

Charles Rennie Mackintosh:  Making the Glasgow Style

Location: Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow
Admission: £7/£5
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As part of the celebrations around the 150th anniversary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s birth, this exhibition features hats by one of the UK’s leading milliners, William Chambers. Pieces on display are from his Autumn-Winter 2018 collection, which was inspired by Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style. William said of the collection: “With 2018 being such a special year for Mackintosh, I felt it was finally time to pay homage to my fellow citizen and the rest of the Glasgow Four. Toshie and I share a love of geometry, line and florals, and these can be seen throughout the collection.”

1st August - 7th October 2018 :: 10am - 5pm

William Chambers x CRM

Location: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1
Admission: FREE
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Unbuilt Mackintosh showcases stunning architectural models based on the unbuilt designs of Scottish architect, designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). Demonstrating Mackintosh’s architectural vision, the models have been crafted by current Scottish model makers, with their precise dimensions meticulously drawn from Mackintosh’s drawings and documentation. Part of Mackintosh150;s year-long programme of events to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

3rd June 2018 - 31 October 2018 :: 10am - 5pm

Unbuilt Mackintosh - The Lighthouse

Location: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1
Admission: FREE
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Delve into Mackintosh's Family tree and explore some of CRM’s ancestors and his early life. The City Archives holds a huge range of documents and information relating to everyone that has lived in the city. In this display the family tree of Mackintosh will be explored and give visitors an insight into his life, that of his family and some information on his ancestors.

31st August - 26th October 2018 :: 10am - 5pm

The Making of Mackintosh at The Mitchell Library

Location: The Mitchell Library,Glasgow
Admission: FREE
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The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society is delighted to be offering the services of the knowledgeable Mackintosh Society Heritage Officer who presents weekly walking tours on the theme of Mackintosh and his contemporaries. All tours are subject to demand and must be pre-booked (booking closes 24 hours in advance of each tour). The tour lasts approximately one and a half hours. The tours run on Tuesdays from Easter to October. The tours are in English, however fluent German is also spoken. The tour starts from George Square and covers the city centre area, concentrating on the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh with other architectural highlights. The guide’s knowledge of Glasgow, Mackintosh, Art and Architecture helps you to experience the city in a new light!

Every Tuesday from Easter - October 2018 :: 11am - 12.30pm

Guided Walking Tours with CRM Society

Location: Meet at Carlton George Hotel, 44 West George Street, Glasgow
Admission: £12
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Glasgow Art Club are offering you a chance to see behind the scenes of one of Glasgow’s best kept secrets. A fascinating insight into the history of this Grade-A listed private members club featuring a striking decorative scheme including fretwork, fireplaces and attractive frieze designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1893.

Every Tuesday - October - December 2018 :: 11.30am

Free Guided Tours of The Glasgow Art Club

Location: The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4HU
Admission: FREE
Please book in advance - called 0141 248 5210 to make your booking.
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh had a lifelong connection with Glasgow Cathedral. As a young man living in Dennistoun he sketched details of the Cathedral and its surroundings, and he was involved in redesigning the chancel, working with John Honeyman. This exhibition will also show how Mackintosh used Glasgow Cathedral as the template for his submitted design for Liverpool Cathedral. Selected sketches and photographs will be displayed, in this exhibition curated by Dr James Macaulay, a world authority on Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

22 October 2018 - 3 November 2018 :: 10am-4pm (last admission 3.30pm)

Charles Rennie Mackintosh:  An Antiquarian

Location: Glasgow Cathedral, Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0QZ
Admission: FREE
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Mackintosh the Innovator is a schools art competition run by Glasgow Mackintosh and St Enoch Centre. Now in its 3rd year, the public will get the chance to see work from pupils from: Williamwood High; Hillhead High; Notre Dame and Govan High School who are taking part this year. The competition has two categories, design and expressive, with the winning school in each category receiving £200. Winning individuals also receive vouchers worth up to £100 to spend at St. Enoch Centre. All entries will be displayed for several months in a specially constructed gallery within the centre. Shoppers are invited to visit the exhibition and nominate their top submissions before an expert judging panel, which includes Stuart Robertson, Chair of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, gives its view. Also among the acclaimed judges are art critic and author Jan Patience, Dr Robyne Calvert, Mackintosh Research Fellow at Glasgow School of Art (GSA) and Celia Sinclair, founder of The Willow Tea Rooms Trust. The exhibition will also form part of the Glasgow Mackintosh festival which this year celebrates the 150th anniversary of the artist and architect’s birth. 2018 is also the Year of Young People in Scotland, which aims to showcase the contribution of young Scots to culture and the arts.

every weekend throughout October 2018 :: 12pm - 4pm

Mackintosh the Innovator Schools Art Exhibition at St Enoch Centre

Location: St Enoch Centre, Glasgow G2
Admission: FREE
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150 Roses - Light, Resurrection and Skies of Pink The project was inspired by the Tower of London Poppies, and initially worked up in collaboration with local artist Abbi Pirini who works with papercuts and mobiles. Instead of poppies the project took the most easy to recognise symbol used by Mackintosh- that of the stylised Rose. Each rose represents a single year since CRM’s birth in the east end of Glasgow. There are 150 Mackintosh Roses each carved with a unique number and each painted by a different pupil from 5 different schools in the Helensburgh area: Kilcreggan Primary, Lomond School, Cardross Primary, Hermitage Primary & Hermitage Academy. They are all painted the same colour- pink, and although all slightly different, they come together to make one unified installation that commemorates a very great man. A fairly generic Mackintosh Rose was adapted to have a scarab beetle at its centre- the scarab represented eternal life and resurrection to the ancient Egyptians and was a symbol much used by Mackintosh and his wife Margaret in their work. In this case the scarab represents the resurrection of the building which is now generally recognised as Mackintosh’s first fully commissioned building. The pink rose mobiles are all suspended on a stalk of green twine, so are constantly spinning in different combinations, allowing light to shimmer through- sometimes lighting the mobile’s faces in bright pink, sometimes as a silhouette against the rooflights and sometimes as shadows passing on the wall or floor.

8th June 2018 - December 2018 :: 11am-4pm open Monday - Friday (Closed from 2-18 July due to annual leave)

150 Roses Exhibition at Mackintosh Club

Location: Mackintosh Club, 40 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, G84 8SU
Admission: £10/£5
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Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s birth, sound and audiovisual artist Louise Harris takes inspiration from the many geometric forms found in his architecture to transform the Tower of The Lighthouse. Ascend through an interactive sound installation, which sees rods, reminiscent of piano strings strung across the staircase. Pluck and play your accompaniment to a new electronic composition, which is enhanced by visuals emanating from the Tower base. Taking music making to new heights, Visaurihelix is a soaring celebration of the great man who gave us ‘The Glasgow Style.

Friday 6th July - January 2019 :: 10.30am - 5pm

Sonica Presents:  Visaurihelix by Louise Harris at The Lighthouse

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