This year the Society achieves a remarkable landmark in celebrating 40 years of protecting Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s unique architectural heritage. We hope you can attend a number of the special events we have planned throughout the year. Below is a provisional programme of events taking place in 2013. Other events and talks are still to be added to the programme. All the events will take place at the Mackintosh Church except where indicated. A fuller version of the programme with a booking form will appear on the website.
Frances Law - The Architecture of Nature
6 September - 23 December 2013
Scots artist artist Frances Law has been working with the CRM Society creating a site specific exhibition of paintings for the Society’s international headquarters at the Mackintosh Church at Queen’s Cross Church in Glasgow. The exhibition will open with a preview on Thursday 5th September at 6pm and will run until Thursday 31st October 2013.
The Mackintosh Church is one of Glasgow’s hidden architectural gems, the only church in the world designed by the great Scottish architect, designer and artist. Now housing a plethora of events for the CRM Society the simplicity of the design, infused with the Mackintosh spirit and floral motifs, is truly inspiring.
This exhibition will highlight and underline the roots of Mackintosh’s work and synthesise this with Frances Law’s own practice providing a harmonious link between the two artists through their interest in the architecture of nature.
Inspired by organic forms found on the beaches of the small Hebridean island of Iona, Law’s beautiful paintings are of monumental proportion in relation to her source material. This transference of scale directly echoes much of Mackintosh’s architectural work and through the work of both artists we see familiar natural emblems reworked to speak of wonder and stature.
Locations Empirical II - Exhibition by Liz Knox
22 November - 19 December 2013
After specialising in Drawing and Painting, Liz Knox graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1971. She spent years bringing up her sons and lecturing in fine art, with little time to paint.
In 2003, she decided to leave lecturing to paint full time and on the same day, was awarded The Aspect Prize. She now exhibits throughout Britain, with regular solo exhibitions in London.
The inspiration for this exhibition comes from various locations observed and experienced and the impressions gathered from each experience.
The works are mostly from Sutherland and Glasgow, with a few examples from Arta, Mallorca and Maspalomas, Gran Canaria.
The paintings are a personal view from studies and thoughts pertaining to each location at a specific time. Some of the smaller pieces are studies to be used as part of the development process.
“Knox has gone on to become one of Scotland’s most collectable contemporary artists….” Jan Patience, The Herald June 2007.
5 December - Special Christmas Shopping Event and Amazing Mr Mackintosh book signing 4.00pm
15 December - Mackintosh Choir Christmas Concert 7.00pm
Deco Diva by Kara Wilson
Saturday, 7 June 2014 7.00pm - 10.00pm
Due to a number of conflicting events on 30 November,
it has been decided to postpone the performance of Deco Diva
till Saturday 7th June 2014 when it will form part of the Mackintosh Weekend Events of the CRM Society. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
If you are fascinated by art in general - and the bohemian world of the twenties and thirties - you’ll love this. The glamorous and decadent Art Deco legend of 1930s Paris, Tamara de Lempicka, is recreated by Kara Wilson through words, music and painting. Ticket cost £tbc
All the above events can be booked here.
1973-2013: Celebrating 40 years of protecting Mackintosh’s unique architectural heritage.
Primary School Workshops
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10am – 11.30am and/ or 1pm – 2.30pm throughout spring and autumn. Creative Mackintosh workshops for pupils and teachers.
Also self-led tours. Cost on application.
We also do tours, weddings, conferences, exhibitions, educational programmes and cultural events.
Tickets available from The Mackintosh Church
Tel: 0141 946 6600
The Mackintosh Church was the highlight of our Mackintosh trip to Glasgow. It was the most authentic experience of all the buildings we visited, it was delightful.
An awe-inspiring building
Glasgow's hidden gem
A pleasure to visit - friendly staff
An artistic treasure house
A truly beautiful space
Simplicity at its best
Breathtaking – a beautiful space – peaceful and inspiring
Mackintosh was a genius
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