Upcoming exhibitions, talks and events taking place at Mackintosh venues across Glasgow to celebrate 150th birthday of Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 2018.
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. 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 – 4.00pm, 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 available at reception: www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian
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 :: 10am - 5pm
Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Oak Room at the V&A Dundee
Location: V&A Museum, Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB
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
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
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
Kieran Austin is a Glasgow based illustrator who graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2009. Having grown up on the coast of Sutherland he returned to these environments and other remote islands to rediscover a connection with the wilderness. Drawing inspiration from rock formations and geological structures which have been subject to the corrosive power of the elements and the wildlife found in such environments, Austin explores the textures, patterns and movement through line drawing adding layers of ink mixed with other elements found in the surroundings, such as sand, salt and rubbings to further express the ever changing conditions and mood in these remote settings. Often taking solo walking trips around Scottish islands the work shown here is drawing on trips made to the small Inner Hebridean Island of Canna, and the many islands of Shetland. The meditative process of drawing is a chance to travel back to these places and re-experience the sounds, smells and sights of the sea on its never ending patterns of movement, erosion and boundless possibilities.
1st -31st October 2018 :: 10-5pm
Kieran Austin Illustration at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross
Location: Mackintosh Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow G20
Inside Out, the first solo exhibition from artist Allan Whyte, examines our relationship to the built environment through the prism of Mackintosh’s use of materials and light. This sculptural installation, at New Glasgow Society, gives the public a unique opportunity to see art work created from materials salvaged from The Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building. The scorched wood, rusted nails and wooden panelling act as a connection to our fragile environment and, given the recent fire, put into sharp focus the significance and importance of Mackintosh. As an artwork, the installation uses that significance of material to examine our emotional relationship to physical objects through light and darkness - a consistent theme in Mackintosh’s work. The installation consists of materials collected from the Mackintosh building over a two month period in early 2018, crucially, before the fire which decimated the building in June. These materials would have been unseen in the building whilst it was in use, but bear the scars of the 2014 fire which brought many to tears and almost destroyed one of the world’s most significant buildings. It is this relationship between the emotional and the physical that is the focus of this work. Allan Whyte is an artist from Glasgow who has exhibited at Transmission, The Lighthouse, The Glasgow School of Art, Radiophrenia, Borealis (Norway), Resonance FM and Wave Farm (USA). After graduating from Glasgow School of Art (2017), Allan has worked in community arts, focussing on young people with mental health issues from disadvantage backgrounds. Allan has worked on various projects to inspire young people about art and help them turn their lives around by getting into college or employment.
18th - 27th October 2018 :: 10am - 4pm
Inside/Out (The Material of Mackintosh)
Location: New Glasgow Society, 1307 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8TL
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
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
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
FREE entry - suggested donation
This exciting exhibition takes at its starting point the relationship between Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret MacDonald. You will see artwork which will depict symbolic rare flora and fauna to tell visual stories, the artworks will be expressed in the mediums of screen prints incorporating crystal,diamond dust and precious metals. Part of #Mackintosh150 celebrations.
22 October - 22 November 2018 :: 11am-4pm Monday - Friday
Inspired by Mackintosh by Siobhan Healy
Location: Mackintosh Club, 40 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, G84 8SU
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
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
150 Roses Exhibition at Mackintosh Club
Location: Mackintosh Club, 40 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, G84 8SU
Celebrating the William Hunter Tercentenary, this exhibition explores the contexts in which Hunterian founder Dr William Hunter (1718 - 1783) formed his collections and the unique position they occupy in the development of museums as we know them today. For the first time in 150 years, visitors will be able to see the scale and quality of Hunter's collections all in one place reuniting paintings, ethnographic objects, anatomical and natural history preparations and items from Hunter's library and great coin collections.
28th September 2018 - 6 January 2019 :: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm Sundays 11.00am - 4.00pm (Closed Mondays)
William Hunter and the Anatomy of a Modern Museum
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ
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