Charles Rennie Macintosh is arguably Glasgow's most important architect. He has left the city a rich heritage of impressive buildings characterised by his unique and timeless approach to design. Both the man and his work are celebrated with the new Glasgow Mackintosh Festival.
Over 100 events have been organised and whilst the main focus is on September, there is plenty to see throughout the year. Highlights include the relaunch of Kelvingrove Art Gallery; the centenary of Scotland Street School Museum; 10th Anniversary of House for an Art Lover and the first-ever exhibition of the work of Mackintosh's close contemporaries, Frances Macdonald and J.Herbert McNair. An extensive events programme of performance, children's activities, talks, tours, walks and study days offers something for everyone.
225 Scotland Street, Glasgow G5 8QB
0141 287 0500
Daily 10.00am-5.00pm (except Fri and Sun 11.00am-5.00pm)
Until 30 December
To make a booking, or to find out more information, phone 0141 565 4112/4113.
Until 30th December
Suitable for Nursery / Primary 1 groups
Find out more about those who design and make the buildings around us. Look at pictures of buildings being made, see the tools used and even try mixing some cement! With stories and a tour of Mackintosh's famous school.
Pre 5's £10.00, Primary 1 £25.00
Until 30th December
Guided tour of Scotland Street School focusing on its design and architecture. Following this, choose to sketch some of the details of the building, such as the stonework motifs or decorative railings.
£25.00 per class
8 August 1.00pm-3.00pm
Two community groups will be involved in transforming plain, everday wardrobes using their own stencil designs and organic painting techniques. Inspiration will be taken from Mackintosh's furniture designs, which often contain plant-like motifs, insets of glass and shapes cut into wood. Limited spaces for 2 community/adult groups. Book early! To make a booking or find out more information please call 0141 287 0500
217 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3EX
0141 332 0521
Mon-Sat 9.00am-5.00pm, Sun 11.00am-5.00pm
Until 31st October
This experience presents the story of the Willow Tea Rooms, focusing on both the architect and his remarkable patron, Catherine Cranston. The display of original and reproduction objects and furniture will be housed in the Billiards Room, a part of the building not been seen by the public for over 70 years.
97 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 3HF
0141 204 5242
Until 30th October
The Willow Tea Rooms in Buchanan Street will celebrate the Festival by offering a Festival Tea, which looks back at the traditions of Kate Cranston's Tea Rooms and recreates some of the tea-time treats from the period.
University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QQ
0141 330 5431
www.hunterian.gla.ac.uk [email protected]
Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.00pm; Extended September Opening - Sun 12.00pm-4.00pm and Holiday Weekend (Fri 22-Mon 25 September). Free on Sat 17 June.
Admission to the Mackintosh House £3.00, £2.00 concessions; Free Wednesday Afternoons after 2.00pm.
The University's unrivalled Mackintosh Collection goes on-line, with over 1,000 entries and 800 images ? visit www.huntsearch.gla.ac.uk/mackintosh
12th August - 18th November
This exciting exhibition is the first to be devoted to the artist-couple, Frances Macdonald and J. Herbert McNair. With Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald, they formed the famous 'Glasgow Four' of the 1890s. The exhibition will include some 100 works from public and private collections, including watercolours, graphics, furniture, metalwork, textiles and decorative art. A highlight will be the reconstruction of the beautiful Writing Room exhibited by the artists in 1902.
Sponsored by Keppie.
Mon-Fri 9.30am - 5.00pm; Extended September Opening - Sun 12.00pm-4.00pm and Holiday Weekend (Fri 22-Mon 25 September)
£3.00; concessions £2.00; £5.00 joint entry for exhibition and The Mackintosh House.
12th August - 18th November
Margaret Macdonald was one of the most gifted and versatile women artists of her generation. This selection of work from the Hunterian's unrivalled holding highlights her distinctive achievements as a watercolour painter and graphic designer.
Mon-Fri 9.30am - 5.00pm, Extended September Opening - Sun 12.00pm-4.00pm and Holiday weekend (Fri 22-Mon 25 September).
Included in admission to the Mackintosh.
1st August - 30th September
These half-day walking tours give tourists and Glaswegians alike the opportunity to view the architecture of Mackintosh and his contemporaries. The tours start at The Lighthouse and finish at the Willow Tea Rooms.
Tuesday and Thursday 2.00pm-4.00pm
Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh, G84 9AJ
Entry to the Hill House is £8.00, £5.00 concessions, Family £20.00; Includes entry to exhibitions. Group bookings are available by prior arrangement in the morning only.
3rd August - 3rd August
Short 30-minute a capella choral concerts directed by Christopher Hampson. Contact John Wilde 0777 407 2311; [email protected] or visit www.cathures.org 7.00pm
11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU
Mon, Wed, Thu and Fri and Sat 10.30am-5.00pm, Tue 11.00am-5.00pm, Sun 12.00-5.00pm
Entry to The Lighthouse £3.00, £1.50 concessions, £1.00 children.
An award-winning exhibition celebrating Charles Rennie Mackintosh's art, architecture and design. This exhibition includes original artefacts and models alongside an illuminated time-line wall and touch-screen displays. For stunning panoramic views across the city visitors can climb the 137 stairs up the Mackintosh Tower.
A small exhibition presenting the history of the Glasgow Style alongside answers, from prominent Glasgow architects and design professionals, to the question?'What is your favourite Glasgow Style building or thing and why?'
11th July - 1st December
As part of the £27.9 million Kelvingrove New Centenary Project, generously supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund, a new gallery will be devoted to Glasgow City Council's internationally important Mackintosh and Glasgow Style collection, which includes works on display for the first time.
Contact Paramount Special Events Help Desk 01455 898578;
Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Alan Crawford. Thames & Hudson world of art
Charles Rennie Mackinthos and Glasgow School of Art. Barnes. H. Jefferson.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Architcet and Artish. Robert Macleod.