Creative Mackintosh Festival Returns For A Second Year
Saturday 12th – Sunday 27th October, 2013
Barcelona has Gaudi, Chicago has Frank Lloyd Wright and Glasgow has the unique legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural event, Creative Mackintosh Festival 2013 will take place from Saturday 12th to Sunday 27th October 2013. Visitors are invited to explore and discover Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s legacy in the buildings he designed. During the fortnight, there will be over 30 exhibitions, talks, workshops and events in all the major buildings created by Mackintosh. There will be a number of free events and several which have been designed to attract younger audiences who have not yet “discovered” Mackintosh.
This year’s highlights include:
The 40th anniversary of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society on 4th October. The society is celebrating with a diverse and exciting programme of events at the Mackintosh Church at Queens Cross ranging from The Douglas Lecture to The Yarn Cake event and Tales of the Grand Central Hotel
The Willow Tea Room
Artist Archie Forrest, a graduate of GSA, will hold his first exhibition in Glasgow for 20 years at The Willow Tea Room.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
New acquisitions will be on display in a Cabinet Reshuffle at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Scotland Street School Museum
Workshops will range from puppet making, Japanese kite making at Scotland Street School Museum as part of their Taste of Japan Weekend
House of an Art Lover
For lovers of embroidery and budding fashionistas there’s a Glasgow Style Embroidery Masterclass and Glasgow Girls Textile Design at the House for an Art Lover.
Hill House Helensburgh
From Garden to Garment, an exhibition demonstrating the inspirational role of flowers in art by Sofia Perina-Miller at Hill House, Helensburgh
A re-appraisal of Mackintosh’s wife, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, being run by The Hunterian and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
A photographic exhibition at The Lighthouse in conjunction with Glasgow Building Preservation Trust
Other events include: walking tours, talks, life drawing classes, themed architectural workshops and much more.
Commenting on this year’s festival, Caroline Barr, Chair of Glasgow Mackintosh, said:
“The festival is a celebration of the life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the innovative Glasgow architect whose work propelled architecture from Victorian flamboyance to modern minimalism. We welcome visitors of all ages and have ensured that there’s something for everyone in this year’s programme with a range of exhibitions, talks, tours, kids’ activities workshops and walks. Whether you are a Mackintosh enthusiast or a younger visitor who has yet to discover Glasgow’s favourite son, you’ll find it at Creative Mackintosh.”
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