Designed in 1894 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, his first complete commission, Mackintosh Club is Helensburgh's Creative Hub for Architecture, Art, Design and Music. A Gallery and Arts Venue that celebrate the' Glasgow Four' with both permanent and visiting exhibitions. Pop Up Events, Music and Art Workshops. Available to hire for private functions, exhibitions and performances.
PREVIEW & TALK FRIDAY 8TH MARCH 7PM £6
One of Scotland's leading model makers, Cemal Ozturk, has constructed the first true representations after blueprints were discovered in the archives of Glasgow University.
Models of seven buildings, many of which would have transformed the skyline of Mackintosh's home town of Glasgow, are to feature in our new exhibition opening in Feb/March entitled 'Unbuilt Mackintosh'
All the designs have been built from incomplete or vague plans and were consigned to the files of Honeyman & Keppie, the architects firm where Mackintosh worked, after they were rejected.
The buildings show the idiosyncratic design style of Mackintosh - the railway terminus has two tall towers like minarets on a fairytale castle, while his two separate designs for concert halls are adorned with distinctive square windows and decorations inspired by the arts and crafts movement and the natural world.
Cemal will open the exhibition with a talk followed by a Q&A
FAMOUS FOUR O'CLOCK 2019
LIVE MUSIC & COMPLIMENTARY GLASS OF FIZZ
DOORS OPEN AT 4pm CONCERT STARTS AT 5.30pm
FRIDAY 15th MARCH
Gráinne Brady BSc MSc
Fiddle Player & Composer
SO EXCITED TO WELCOME GRÁINNE WHO IS AN IRISH FIDDLE PLAYER FROM CO.CAVAN. CURRENTLY BASED IN GLASGOW WHERE SHE WORKS AS A PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN., GRÁINNE PLAYS IN A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT BANDS INCLUDING MG ALBA SCOTS TRAD AWARDS NOMINEES 'TOP FLOOR TAIVERS', STRING GROUP 'THE ROUTES QUARTET', AND GAEILGE/GAIDHLIG SUPERGROUP' LAS'. SHE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY MICHAEL BIGGINS ON PIANO..
SATURDAY 27th APRIL 8PM £10 (includes a complimentary glass of fizz).
THE LIFE OF CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH
A ONE MAN-MAN PLAY WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY ROBIN CAIRNS.
'The true story of the Dennistoun lad who became the most radical architect in Europe. How he and his wife defied the conventions of the day. How flowers were thrown at his feet in Vienna. And the truth of why Mackintosh left Glasgow aged 45 - never once to return.'
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GALLERY,LIBRARY & POP UP TEA ROOM
150 individual roses hanging in the former Billiard Room, all individually numbered to celebrate #mackintosh150.
'FIRST AND FINEST' a detailed curated exhibition about the history of the Mackintosh Club and Hill House.
Glasgow Culture Vulture Group visited on Sunday 27th May.
"The MacKintosh Club is such a great place, that I arranged to take a group of 20 friends from the 'Glasgow Culture Vultures' group. We were all thoroughly impressed by the club. Nicola and Bruce's passion for the club had shown through. Perhaps it makes a difference to have the owners of the club rather than someone else doing a 9-5 job. There was very much an extra level of customer care and friendliness. We were all welcomed, and everything was run and organised in a very professional manner.
It was great that they opened the club, on a Sunday, just for us. Excellent quality of coffee, served in a cafetiere, and yummy cakes was served. Everyone in the group very much appreciated Bruce's talk on the building, that wasn't expected, and was an added bonus.
It's a venue with unlimited potential and could suit any needs. The baby grand piano and the size and shape of the room must deliver very fine acoustics. With plenty of natural light coming into the room, it allowed us to see, and appreciate the two current art exhibitions. It is a very charaterful and atmospheric building and one where someone could easily become inspired in"Michael Wilson, Chairman, Glasgow Culture Vulture's
11-4pm Mon-Friday. Admission £5 includes a cup of tea or coffee.
Bookings taken for groups outwith gallery hours contact :
Mackintosh Club, 40 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh G84 8SU
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