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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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. 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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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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Museum of the Moon is an artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring an impressive seven metres in diameter, the moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. The internally lit sphere sculpture is at a scale of 1:500,000. The moon has been stunning viewers across the world and now the people of Scotland will get the opportunity to see the highly detailed installation for themselves. There are also "Under The Moon" evening concerts, promoted by Synergy Concerts

Sunday 3rd - Sunday 24th June 2018 :: 10am - 5pm

West End Festival Events at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross

Location: Mackintosh Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow G20 7EL
Admission: £5/£3
bookable sessions at 10am; 12pm; 2pm and 4pm
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A ten minute talk on: Jessie M King’s Toilet Set for Liberty. Find out more about prolific Glasgow Style illustrator Jessie Marion King by looking at a silver and enamel toilet set she designed for Liberty of London in 1905. This event is for adults only.

Tuesday 26th June 2018 :: 2pm

Ten Minute Talk on Jessie M King’s Toilet Set for Liberty

Location: Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow
Admission: FREE
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For this exhibition, artist and designer Siobhan Healy presents four distinct, yet connected bodies of work in which she invites the viewer to consider the cultural legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh. Her work, expressed in several different media, depicts symbolic rare flora and fauna to tell visual stories and to create a sense of discovery. Included in the exhibition are experimental sculptures developed in crystal and metal. This work has been further developed into framed pieces consisting of silk-screens with crystal, diamond dust and precious metals, such as 24 carat gold leaf. Sitting alongside these, Healy includes a series of experimental, contemporary jewellery pieces which are inspired by the jewellery developed by the Mackintosh's over 100 years ago. Finally, excerpts of correspondence between the artist and the renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough can be found hidden amongst and within the artworks. Siobhan's aim is to show the continuing influence that the creative partnership between Charles & Margaret exert in the art and design world to this day. This exhibition is part of the ‘Inspired by Mackintosh Collection’ - an ongoing research and development project by Siobhan Healy. The 'collection' is composed of depictions of flora and fauna with linear flowing form, which defined the original Glasgow Style; developed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh and inspired by the Art Nouveau movement.

9th - 30th June 2018 :: 10am - 5pm (closed Sundays)

Inspired by Mackintosh by Siobhan Healy

Location: Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, Glasgow
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.

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
drop in, no booking required
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Family friendly art class for ages 7+ Taking inspiration from the art of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style, make your own Watercolour bookmark.

Saturday 7th - Thursday 12th July 2018 :: 1.30pm - 4pm

Watercolour Bookmarks at Kelvingrove

Location: Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow
Admission: FREE
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Enjoy Charles Rennie Mackintosh-inspired songs and stories of art with your little one.

Friday 13th July 2018 :: 1.30pm - 4pm

Mackintosh Toddler Time at Kelvingrove

Location: Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow
Admission: FREE
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Pull Up a Chair shines the spotlight on some iconic Mackintosh chairs this month in their after-hours tour. For adults only.

Wednesday 18th July 2018 :: 5.15pm - 5.45pm

Pull Up a Chair at Kelvinhall

Location: Kelvinhall, Argyle Street, Glasgow
Admission: FREE
Book in advance by e-mailing Kelvinhalltours@glasgowlife.org.uk or phone: 0141 276 1450 and press 1 for Sport
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A 10 min talk on: Frances Macdonald’s Honesty Mirror - find out more about the Honesty Mirror by Frances Macdonald, an important piece of ‘Spook School’ metalwork made in 1896. This events is for adults only.

Tuesday 19th June 2018 :: 2pm

Ten Minute Talk on Frances Macdonald’s Honesty Mirror

Location: Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow
Admission: FREE

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Family event for +7 years. Hop on the FREE vintage bus service to take you to new places across the city to discover fun activities all themed on Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The Great Big Mackintosh Bus Tour will be visiting venues across the city including: Kelvingrove, Kelvinhall, Scotland Street, The Hunterian, The Glasgow School of Art, Mackintosh at the Willow, The Lighthouse and Mackintosh Queen's Cross.

Saturday 21st July 2018 :: 11am-4pm

The Great Big Mackintosh Bus Tour

Location: various Mackintosh venues throughout the city
Admission: FREE
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***Part of the Great Big Mackintosh Bus Tour*** Hop off the Mackintosh Bus Tour and take part in a craft activity inspired by Mackintosh’s chair designs. Short tours of the stores will run at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

Saturday 21st July 2018 :: 12pm - 4pm

Kelvinhall - Mackintosh Bus Tour

Location: Kelvinhall, Argyle Street, Glasgow
Admission: FREE
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***Part of the Great Mackintosh Bus Tour*** Hop off the FREE Vintage Bus at Scotland Street School and take part in our FREE activities celebrating all things Mackintosh!

Saturday 21st July 2018 :: 12 - 4pm

Join the Great Big Mackintosh Bus Tour

Location: Scotland Street School Museum, 225 Scotland Street, Glasgow
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 :: 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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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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This exhibition showcases Worsley’s experimental research around the materiality and material memory of three bookish objects excavated from the Mackintosh library following the 2014 fire. Dawn Worsley is a PhD candidate at The Glasgow School of Art. Image Credit: The Bruised Book, (2018), Dawn Worsley (Photo credit: Ruudu Ulas)

6th -28th October 2018 :: Monday - Sunday 10am - 4.30pm

‘Even in destruction there can be beauty too’ by Dawn Worsley

Location: Reid Ground Floor Corridor, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF
Admission: FREE
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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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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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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
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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