The first Charles Rennie Mackintosh Festival takes place in Glasgow commencing September, 2006. There are many examples of his work in Glasgow's West End including Queen's Cross Church, Glasgow School of Art (nearby at Garnethill) and in The Hunterian Art Gallery and Kelvingrove Art gallery and Museum.
However, the Rennie Mackintosh legacy also lives on at Glasgow's Oran Mor (in The Brasserie, 731 Great Western Road, G12) explains owner, Colin Beattie:
'When Charles Rennie Mackintosh enrolled at the Glasgow School of Art, he developed an artistic relationship with Margaret MacDonald, Frances MacDonald and Herbert MacNair. Known as 'The Four', they began a movement very much in the art nouveau style. The contribution made by Mackintosh's wife and sister-in-law hasn't been particularly well documented. But sculptor Sheila Tandy is determined to remedy this.
Tandy has been a fan of the intricate gesso panel work of Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh and her sister Frances Macdonald MacNair for years and uses modern casting methods to recreate the three-dimensional quality exhibited by Mackintosh and MacNair.
Examples of Tandy's work can be viewed in The Brasserie at Oran Mor. Entitled: 'Songs of Scotland', among the works are 'Ae Fond Kiss', 'Four Marys', 'Merry Muses of Rabbie Burns' and 'Wee Wille Winkie'.
The Brasserie is a lovely place to dine for a special occasion and the perfect choice after a day out enjoying the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Festival.
Please contact OranMor for further information
Telephone: 0141 357 6200
731 - 735 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 9QX.