AGM Weekend 2018 – Glasgow

We hope that you will be able to attend this year’s AGM which will be held on Saturday 9 June 2018. Details still to be confirmed. Information on the AGM business, the latest Journal and event details are still to be finalised. We are currently working on another exciting weekend

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Gavin Stamp (1948-2017)

Gavin Stamp (1948-2017) It is with great sadness that news of Gavin Stamp’s death in late December has been received by the Society. Gavin’s family have kindly passed on the details of the funeral arrangements and asked that we spread them far and wide. These are included below. Gavin was

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The ‘hen run’ returns: iconic corridor in Glasgow School of Art is reconstructed after disastrous fire

Nearly four years after its destruction in the Glasgow School of Art fire, one of the building’s most distinctive features has been brought back to life. The glass-walled, timber-framed ‘hen run’, which connects two parts of the Mackintosh Building and provided generations of young artists with an area of stunning

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Obituary – Gavin Stamp, architectural activist, professor at Glasgow School of Art and “Piloti” of Private Eye

Architectural historian and activist and professor at Glasgow’s Mackintosh School of Architecture Born: March 15, 1948; Died: December 30, 2017 GAVIN Stamp, who has died of prostate cancer aged 69, was a historian who specialised in architecture and its preservation, a photographer, a Private Eye columnist (nom-de-plume Piloti), a Tory-turned

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Student flats plan next to Mackintosh Building rejected by Scottish Government

Wonderful news before Christmas, the Scottish Government has rejected an appeal for plans to build a student housing development adjoining Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s world-renowned Glasgow School of Art (GSA) building. Plans by developers Urban Pulse would have seen the former Jumpin’ Jaks nightclub on Sauchiehall Street demolished to make way

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Plans to build a transparent “shield” around Mackintosh’s The Hill House

Carmody Groarke has unveiled plans to erect a see-through hood over Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s The Hill House in Helensburgh, Scotland, to help protect it from the elements during conservation works. Mackintosh, a key figure in Britain’s Arts and Crafts movement, designed and built Hill House as a home for the

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Rare Charles Rennie Mackintosh painting secured for nation

A rare watercolour by Charles Rennie Mackintosh has been acquired for the nation at auction. The Road through the Rocks was bought by the National Galleries of Scotland for £65,000. The Road through the Rocks dates from c. 1924-25, following his move to the South of France on the advice of

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Developers have lodged appeal for rejected flats beside Glasgow School of Art

Back in April a proposed block of student flats next to Glasgow School of Art’s (GSA) Mackintosh building was rejected by planners. We have now been notified that the developers have lodged an appeal with the Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals. If you wish to lodge further written objections

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Willow Tea Rooms Trust

Opportunities: The ambitious restoration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Willow Tea Rooms building provides opportunities for skilled makers in stencilling, textiles, and plasterwork. The Trust is seeking formal tenders for the design development, making and installation of replica curtains, stencilled textile panels, stencilled wall decoration and a decorative gesso panel. If

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Mackintosh Sketch for Sale at Christie’s

Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) Sketch for a block of studios and flats for the Arts League of Service, Glebe Place, Chelsea pencil and bodycolour on board 5 ¼ x 5 in. (13.3 x 12.7 cm.) Estimate GBP 4,000 – GBP 6,000 In early 1920, Mackintosh received several commissions for buildings on the

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