Upcoming exhibitions, talks and events taking place at Mackintosh venues across Glasgow to celebrate 150th birthday of Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 2018.
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
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 Hill House in Helensburgh is considered to be Charles Rennie Mackintosh's domestic masterpiece. While Mackintosh was a revolutionary designer, cutting-edge materials and building techniques of 1902 have not withstood the Scottish weather. The National Trust for Scotland is now undertaking an extraordinary conservation project by placing a mesh ‘box’ over and around the building to allow it to dry out. As the insides of the house are moved out and the outside of the house is boxed in, the National Trust for Scotland and The Lighthouse welcome you to explore the unique collection away from The Hill House for the first time. Working with his wife, Margaret Macdonald, Mackintosh designed the rooms and interior features of the house including those most well-known: the entrance hall, drawing room and main bedroom. Items from all these spaces are represented in this exhibition including chairs, light fittings, beds, mirrors and tables. For more information about the campaign to save the Hill House, go to: www.nts.org.uk/campaigns/help-us-save-the-hill-house
4th August 2018 - 23rd September 2018 :: 10am - 5pm
The Hill House at the Lighthouse
Location: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1
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
See the Billiard Room at Mackintosh at the Willow transformed by an installation of cardboard, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Experience the exciting student-designed project built live, enhancing and responding to the Mackintosh-designed space. Part of this year's Glasgow Doors Open Days 2018.
Friday 14th - Sunday 16th September 2018 :: 9am - 5.30pm
The Big Mack Build
Location: Billiard Room, Mackintosh at the Willow, 217 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3EX
Looking for Signs: ideas and imagined circumstances an exhibition by Scottish artist and designer Jimmy Cosgrove (b1939) in which he presents new work alongside a selection of past works spanning some fifty years of a vibrant career in the visual arts. The exhibition provides a long overdue and intimate insight into the diversity of Cosgrove’s practice introducing audiences to the themes and style of Cosgrove’s practice – namely that of process; materials; and techniques, explored through real and imagined subject matter - and how these elements remain constant and recognisable characteristics within his substantive bodies of work. Populated by a selection of sketchbooks; travel diaries; screen-printed textiles; posters; photographs; drawings; paintings; collage and text, the exhibition has been curated by Alison Harley & Fraser Taylor (The Textile Collective).
28th July - 16th September 2018 :: 11am-4pm (closed Mondays)
Looking for Signs: ideas and imagined circumstances - a solo exhibition by Jimmy Cosgrove
Location: Studio Pavilion, House for an Art Lover, 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 5BW
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
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
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 - 9th October - 11th December 2018 :: 11.30am
Guided Tours of The Glasgow Art Club
Location: The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4HU
Please book in advance - called 0141 248 5210 to make your booking or book online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/guided-tours-of-the-glasgow-art-club-tickets-48592416225
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
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 (Closed from 2-18 July due to annual leave)
150 Roses Exhibition at Mackintosh Club
Location: Mackintosh Club, 40 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, G84 8SU
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