Glasgow Mackintosh

Upcoming exhibitions, talks and events taking place at Mackintosh venues across Glasgow.

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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
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Delve further into the life and times of Charles Rennie Mackintosh with GSA’s student guides. Decode Glasgow’s distinctive architecture and discover Mackintosh’s lesser known designs, impressive city centre commissions and buildings by his contemporaries in Glasgow Style Art Nouveau.

Every Saturday in March / Thursday - Monday April - September 2018. :: 1.30pm March / 1pm April - September

Mackintosh’s Glasgow Walking Tours

Location: Visitor Centre, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF
Admission: Adult: £19.50 Senior / Student £16.00 Under 18s: £9.75
Online: www.gsa.ac.uk/tours Telephone: 0141 353 4526 In person: The Glasgow School of Art Visitor Centre.
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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. It will open on 7 June 2018 to coincide with Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s birthday.

7th June 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

tbc :: 10am-5pm

Mackintosh Queen’s Cross

Location: Garscube Road, Glasgow
Admission: to be confirmed
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The former Conservative Club in Helensburgh was taken over in 2016 by Bruce & Nicola Jamieson, who are creating a visitor attraction. Mackintosh Club will be hosting events throughout 2018 to celebrate Mackintosh150, including: 150 Roses from 7th June; Illuminating Letters as part of The Mackintosh Festival in October 2018. There will also be series of events and debates about CRM with Carlton Brick and tours and talks about the former Conservative Club. email: Nicola@mackintosh.club for details

7th June 2018 :: 11am-4pm

Mackintosh Club

Location: Mackintosh Club, 40 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, G84 8SU
Admission: FREE
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Tom Krasny is a Glasgow-based artist. Her practice explores the way conflict affects the psyche of individuals and communities, and how these effects are manifested in material culture. Her project 'Made In UK' ( which originated during the artist's time at The Glasgow School of Art ) asks to draw visitors’ attention to the fact that pieces of furniture designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for 78 Derngate in 1916-17, were built in a cabinet making workshop at Knockaloe internment camp, Isle of Man, by German civilian internees. The featured bronze sculpture will be installed at Knockaloe as a memorial for Knockaloe craftsmen. This engaging contemporary work connects three significant 'Mackintosh sites' in the 150th anniversary year of the architect's birth.

1st February - 22nd April 2018 :: 10am - 5pm

Made in the UK by Tom Krasny at 78 Derngate

Location: 78 Derngate, Northampton
Admission: Adult: £7.80/Child (age 5-18) £4/Family ticket £19
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Part of Glasgow International 2018. This project attempts to agitate how artist Margaret Macdonald is represented. In 2016, French educators Marie-Noëlle Lanuit and Jean-Claude Piquard created a giant clitoris-shaped crop circle to protest the marginalisation of female sexual pleasure. As Glasgow marks 150 years since the birth of Macdonald’s collaborator and husband, architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, this project remodels Macdonald’s gesso panel ‘The May Queen’ as a crop circle. Drawing upon a shift in the social and political history of May Day, it explores how crop circles might depart from associations with the paranormal and hoaxes to be come a mode of protest and distress signal. Supported by Glasgow International and The James Hutton Institute

20th April - 7th May 2018 :: 10 - 5pm

May Day by Rosie O’Grady

Location: House for an Art Lover, 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW
Admission: Adults: £6.00/Children/Concessions/Students: £4.00/Children under 10: FREE
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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 9th May 2018 :: 2pm

150th Anniversary Talks: Joanne Laird & Norman Walker: laughs, of course there were

Location: Scotland Street School Museum, Scotland Street, Glasgow G6 8QB
Admission: FREE
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The Glasgow Style is the name given to the work of a group of young designers and architects working in Glasgow from 1890–1914. At its centre were four young friends who had trained at Glasgow School of Art; two architects and two artists – Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Herbert MacNair, Margaret Macdonald and Frances Macdonald – who were simply known by their friends and contemporaries as ‘The Four’. Their work was a personal vision in the new international style of the 1890s, Art Nouveau, and is perhaps best known for Mackintosh’s architecture and furniture. But at the root of this new style was a graphic language which all four shared. Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Art of The Four presents the most coherent story to date of this important group, concentrating on the entirety of their artistic imagery and output, far beyond the best known work of the 1890s, and charting the constantly changing relationships between the artists and their work. Speaker Biography: Roger Billcliffe was formerly a lecturer at Glasgow University, Assistant Keeper of the University Art Collection, and subsequently Keeper of Fine Art at Glasgow Art Gallery, and then Director of The Fine Art Society. He now owns and runs the Roger Bilcliffe Gallery in Glasgow. He is the author of The Glasgow Boys, Visiting Charles Rennie Mackintosh, The Scottish Colourists and the definitive Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Complete Furniture, Furniture Drawings and Interior Designs. Schedule: 18.00 arrival; 18.30 lecture; 19.00 break; 19.15 Q&A; 19.45 supper for members.

Thursday 17th May 2018 :: 6pm

Glasgow Art Club Talks:  Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Art of the Four by Roger Bilcliffe

Location: Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4HU
Admission: £10/£12 for non members
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Lids Open Under the Moon. Play the glowing 1904 Steinway, showing the reflected glory of the 7-metre-diamater moon above with 'inspired by' piano music. A great opportunity for people of all talents and abilities to come in and play in this 'unique' setting, part of the Museum of the Moon programme at Mackintosh Queen's Cross.

Sunday 27th May 2018 :: 12pm-4pm

Lids Open Under the Moon with Glasgow Piano City

Location: Mackintosh Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow
Admission: FREE
No charge but places must be booked in advance via www.glasgowpianocity.org
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Morwenna Kearsley The Ethereal Wireless of the Dreaming Mind (Digital Video, 2017), additional graphic work by Martin Elden. The Ethereal Wireless of the Dreaming Mind is an experimental video work that considers House for an Art Lover as a unique cinematic character; considering its potential voice and its relationship to the idea of hauntology as presented by Mark Fisher. The video investigates the house as a site of an imagined space (by Charles Rennie Macintosh and Margaret Macdonald) and its anachronistic transformation into solid form. The additional graphic work showcases a geometric type-style inspired by the work of Mackintosh and Macdonald and is used in the film to reference the "sign-off" Mackintosh used in his letters to Macdonald in 1927 (published as The Chronycle by Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 2001). It also hints at the potential for hidden messages concealed within the symbolism of Mackintosh and Macdonald's design work and is reproduced here by scratching onto photographic film, which was then inverted and scanned.

6th April - 3rd June 2018 :: Monday - Saturday :: 10.30am - 5pm Sunday :: 12pm - 5pm

The Ethereal Wireless of the Dreaming Mind

Location: The Alcove on Level 2, The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU
Admission: FREE
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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.

Tuesday 5th June 2018 :: 2pm

150th Anniversary Talks:  Margaret Anderson: A tour of Mackintosh (and some Thomson) sites by subway

Location: Scotland Street School Museum, Scotland Street, Glasgow G5 8QB
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. The display combines models on loan from Glasgow Mackintosh with items from The Hunterian collection. Part of Mackintosh 150 - a year-long programme of events to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

8th March - 3rd June 2018 :: 10am - 5pm (closed on Mondays)

Unbuilt Mackintosh - The Hunterian Art Gallery

Location: The Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, G12 8QQ
Admission: FREE
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Luke Jerram's stunning installation, Museum of the Moon, will be visible at Mackintosh Queen's Cross this May. A programme of events will be announced soon. This event is supported by Creative Scotland and InSitu. See CRM Society website for full details.

11th May - 24th June 2018 :: 10am - 5pm

Museum of the Moon at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross

Location: Mackintosh Queen's Cross, Garscube Road, Glasgow
Admission: prices to be confirmed
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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 11th July 2018 :: 3pm

150th Anniversary Talks:Frances Dryburgh: Did Margaret Macdonald influence CRM?

Location: Scotland Street School Museum, Scotland Street, Glasgow G5 8QB
Admission: FREE
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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 :: 10-5pm

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/children under 10: FREE
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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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Uncover Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s story at The Glasgow School of Art. Gain exclusive access to explore GSA’s unique collection of original Mackintosh furniture and view rare artwork by his wife and collaborator Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh.

Daily :: 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am & 3pm

Mackintosh at the GSA Tour

Location: Visitor Centre, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF
Admission: Adult: £7.00 Senior / Student: £5.75 Under 18s: £3.50
Online: www.gsa.ac.uk/tours Telephone: 0141 353 4526 In person: The Glasgow School of Art Visitor Centre.
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