Glasgow Mackintosh

A year-long programme of events will take place to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Celebrate the incredible legacy and creative genius of Glasgow’s great cultural icon. Mackintosh 150 is being co-ordinated by Mackintosh heritage partners from across Glasgow and beyond.

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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. ***Entry to the Mackintosh House on 7th June 2018 is reduced to £1.50.***

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 2018 :: 1:30pm

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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An exploration of the relationship between Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald; particularly his view that she was the creative force within their relationship, as documented in a private letter written by Mackintosh. The artworks exhibited are produced with crystal and precious metals. www.nattyglass.com

October 2017 - January 2018 :: Monday – Saturday: 10.30am – 5pm & Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Illuminating Letters by Siobhan Healy

Location: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU
Admission: FREE
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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. 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 150th birthday.

7th June 2018 :: tbc

Mackintosh at the Willow

Location: Mackintosh at the Willow, 215-217 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2
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 by 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 Museum and The Glasgow School of Art.

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

Charles Rennie Mackintosh:  Making the Glasgow Style

Location: Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG
Admission: £7/£5
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Now in its seventh year, the annual Mackintosh Festival will take place throughout October 2018 across a range of venues. From walks, workshops and exhibitions to performances and talks, events are designed for all ages and will appeal to those who are new to Mackintosh, as well as established aficionados. The full programme will be launched in August 2018 and feature a range of formats with free exhibitions and workshops, ticketed tours and sociable evenings with food and drink.

1-31st October 2018 :: various

The Mackintosh Festival

Location: various
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. For more details and opening hours, visit: www.glasgowcathedral.org/festival

22nd Oct - 3rd Nov 2018 :: 9.30 am - 5pm

Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Glasgow Cathedral

Location: Glasgow Cathedral, Castle Street, Glasgow G4 0QZ
Admission: £3 (students and under 18s go free)
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The 150th anniversary year is also the year the National Trust for Scotland seeks to save one of Mackintosh’s greatest creations for the nation. The Hill House gave Mackintosh the fullest opportunity to demonstrate his architectural vision and the Trust is starting a fundraising campaign to support a novel approach for its rescue. A large see-through enclosure will be constructed to shelter the building from the elements, dry out saturated walls and find a permanent solution to problems with the exterior harling that have bedevilled it since its completion in 1904. The House is open to the public from 1st March 2018.

1st March 2018 :: 11.30 - 5pm

The Hill House

Location: The Hill House, Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh, G84 9AJ
Admission: adult £10.50, family £24.50
on arrival at the House
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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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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 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

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Oak Room: V&A Dundee

Location: The V&A, Dundee
Admission: FREE
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The only home in England to be designed and remodelled by Mackintosh in 1916 for his patron, model engineer, WJ Bassett-Lowke, 78 Derngate in Northampton will also be taking part in the celebrations. 78 Derngate have a micro exhibition set for the first 3 months of 2018, and a special ‘Flowers for Mackintosh’ event to be held in summer 2018 with a full calendar of events in planning and aim to promote his life and work on an even wider scale during the 150th anniversary year.

open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays :: 10am-5pm

78 Derngate

Location: 78 Derngate, Northampton, England, NN1 1UH
Admission: info@derngate.org.uk
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‘All The Young Nudes’ will take inspiration from the works of Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald and deliver two exciting life drawing events at The Lighthouse, which will present vibrant, multimedia scenes with live music for attendees to sketch and develop drawing skills. Dates and times tbc.

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All the Young Nudes, The Lighthouse

Location: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1
Admission: FREE
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House for an Art Lover will play host to various events during Mackintosh 150 including 'May Day' a new project by Rosie O'Grady that attempts to agitate how artist Margaret Macdonald is represented by remodelling her gesso panel 'The May Queen' as a crop circle. Programmed as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2018. (20 April – 7 May) ‘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. (18 May – Monday 23 July 2018). Entry to House for an Art Lover will be reduced to £1.50 on 7 June 2018.

throughout 2018 :: various times

House for an Art Lover

Location: House for an Art Lover, 10 Dumbreck Road, Glasgow G41 8BW
Admission: FREE
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Designed in 1894 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Mackintosh Club is Helensburgh's creative hub for Architecture, Art, Design and Music and has a programme of exhibitions, workshops and food and drink events in the pipeline for 2018. Planning permission for an attic conversion which will include a four level gallery, studios and roof top terrace was granted on the 12th April 2017. A fundraising campaign has been launched to enable the build to commence and be completed by the end of 2018 to celebrate Charles Rennie Mackintosh's 150th Anniversary.

throughout 2018 :: 11am - 4pm

Mackintosh Club

Location: Mackintosh Club, 40 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, G84 8SU
Admission: FREE
Contact nicola@mackintosh.club or Telephone: 07540 419532
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A symposium bringing together the experiences of those currently working on the conservation and reconstruction of Mackintosh buildings and interiors, most notably The Glasgow School of Art, The Hill House, the Oak Room and The Willow Tearooms. The purpose of the symposium would not only be to learn from these live projects but also to help inform future projects, especially the envisaged reconstructions of the Mackintosh House and interiors in Kelvin Hall 2 and issues arising when trying to reconstruct Mackintosh buildings and interiors.

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Re-constructing Mackintosh - Symposium

Location: The Hunterian and The Glasgow School of Art
Admission: FREE

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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 be available on a first come first serve basis on Saturdays at 1pm throughout 2018.

every Saturday in 2018 :: 1pm

Building Tours

Location: The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, G1 3NU
Admission: £5 (£3 concession)
From reception, 15 places max on each tour. First come, first served.
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh was at the cutting edge of art and design in the early years of the 20th century. An exhibition exploring how The Glasgow School of Art continues his ground-breaking legacy and how his vision continues to creatively inspire new generations of fashion and design practitioners will open in the Reid Corridor in October 2018. Daily 45 minute long ‘Mackintosh at the GSA’ tours depart year-round from the School’s visitor centre and are led by an award-winning team of students and graduates. Investigating the story of The Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh's journey from student to iconic architect, artist and designer, world famous designs are uncovered with exclusive access to GSA’s unique collection of original Mackintosh furniture. Through the summer of 2018, 2.25 hour ‘Mackintosh’s Glasgow’ walking tours return with new guides, delving deeper into the architectural history of Glasgow’s fascinating city centre. The perfect way to start an exploration of the city and its cultural heritage, Mackintosh’s ideas, influences and relationships are interpreted through the unique perspective of GSA’s knowledgeable student guides. The Mackintosh building is undergoing the final stages of its restoration after the fire of 2014 and will re-open to its students and the public in 2019. From summer 2019, hour-long guided tours will provide members of the public exclusive access behind the scenes of this celebrated building and working academic institution, after a 5-year closure.

March 2018 onwards :: various

The Glasgow School of Art

Location: The Glasgow School of Art, Renfrew Street, Glasgow
Admission: tbc
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Steeped in culture and heritage, Glasgow Art Club on Bath Street has long been a private meeting place for generations of the city’s most innovative and creative inhabitants. The Grade A-Listed Clubhouse is resplendent with historically significant interior features – many of which were designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh when he was only 25 years old - and include the recently recreated Mackintosh Frieze. Painted in 1893, the stencilled artwork was Mackintosh's first major public work and the centrepiece of the club's Gallery. In 2018, Glasgow Art Club will operate free guided tours every Tuesday at 11.30am from the beginning of March until end of May and then again from the beginning of October until mid-December. Booking is essential with a maximum of 12 places per tour. Tel: +44 (0)141 248 5210 or email: info@glasgowartclub.co.uk

Every Tuesday from mid March - May and 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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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.

throughout 2018 :: various

Mackintosh Queen’s Cross

Location: Mackintosh Queen's Cross, Garscube Road, Glasgow G20 7EL
Admission: FREE
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