Welcome to the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society.

Looking at Mackintosh’s Masterpiece, a Photography Exhibition by Sylvia Richardson

At Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow, G20 7EL

Exhibition Preview: Friday 6th March 2020, 6.30pm – 9pm
Exhibition runs from Monday 9th of March until Friday the 3rd of April 2020. Admission is free but donations are encouraged.

Opening Hours: 11am – 4pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday unless by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in which case call 0141 946 6600 to arrange in advance.

Photographer Sylvia Richardson brings a unique exhibition of previously unseen images of Mackintosh’s Masterpiece, The Glasgow School of Art building. Her images encapsulate an intimate view of the building’s internal spaces and lead us on an ambling journey from the observer’s perspective. Corridors full of light and patterned shadows, reflections of beautiful sculptures, wood carvings and windows; Sylvia captures subtleties as part of her own artistic discovery of Mackintosh. A celebration of the unseen, this exhibition is particularly poignant following the sad destruction of the Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh building following two fires in 2014 and 2018. We hope that you will join us in reflecting back on this architectural masterpiece.

Sylvia Richardson was born in 1966. Her grandfather and great uncle were keen amateur photographers. She recalls enjoying her mothers tape slides as a young child, sharing her times in Linlithgow and being encouraged to pick up her own camera to document her life through the lens from a young age. Her early interest in creative subjects at school was extended during training at North Glasgow College, where she studies film, monochrome, darkroom development and digital photography, before going on to complete her HNC/HND at Reid Kerr college in 2012. Sylvia discovered a passion for architectural forms and The Glasgow School of Art Building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an exquisite piece of architecture which captured her imagination. With this iconic building Sylvia felt her creativity inspired like a child in a sweetie shop, and is pleased to harness and share this experience in this exhibition, ‘Looking at Mackintosh’s Masterpiece,’ at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross Church.

Mackintosh Queen's Cross

The only church designed by Mackintosh to be built and now the Society's International headquarters. Magnificent stained glass and exceptional relief carving on wood and stonework are highlights of the interior where light and space are used to dramatic effect. Mackintosh Queen's Cross has an excellent library and the shop stocks an extensive range of Mackintosh books and gifts.


Contact

Mackintosh Queen's Cross
Queen's Cross
870 Garscube Road
Glasgow
G20 7EL

T: +44 (0)141-946-6600
W: www.mackintoshchurch.com
E: info@crmsociety.com


Visitors Information

Facilities
Mackintosh Resource Centre, Refreshments Area and Gift Shop with great selection of books etc.

Admission
Adults £4.00, Society Members & Children free

Opening times
Winter Opening (7 Feb to 30 Mar & 2 Nov to 18 Dec)
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11.00am – 4:00pm
Last admission 3:30pm

Summer Opening (1 April to 30 October)
Monday to Friday 11.00am – 4:00pm
Last admission 3:30pm

Free entry to G20 residents on Wednesday afternoons after 1:00pm

Closing days
Note: Mackintosh Queen's Cross is closed on Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Bank Holiday Mondays, Glasgow Fair Monday and Christmas to New Year closing.
Please note, Mackintosh Queen’s Cross will be closed throughout January until 7 February 2020 due to arrangements for Celtic Connections. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

During winter closed Tuesday & Thursday

Travel Information
Bus: No 60/60A & 61 from Hope Street at Central Station.
Underground: Alight at St George’s Cross then 15 minute walk through Cromwell Street into Maryhill Road.
Rail: Train to Central or Queen Street Station then bus as above.
Car: M8 J15 eastbound or J17 westbound. Follow Maryhill Road towards Queen’s Cross and turn right into Hinshaw Street. At the lights, go straight across into Firhill Road. Take second on left into Springbank Street and the Church is at the end of the street. On street parking available.

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