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Detail from The Mackintosh Room in The Glasgow School of Art

Mackintosh 100

Mackintosh 100 marks the centenary of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art. The Mackintosh building, completed in 1909, retains its original purpose as a building central to the art school.

The centenary is marked by over a hundred events including exhibitions, events, tours and workshops on Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporaries.

Part of Homecoming Scotland 2009, Mackintosh 100 hopes to inspire and delight locals and visitors alike.

Tours and Workshops

A 'hands-on' tour of The Glasgow School of Art takes place from June to September incorporating an art class in one of the school's studios, with participants given the chance to create work based on techniques used by Mackintosh and his contemporaries such as gesso or architectural drawing.

Interior of the Mackintosh building in the Glasgow School of Art. Photo courtesy of The Glasgow School of Art.

Children can take part in the 'Mack Pack' tour of The Mackintosh Building from June to September. Seven to fourteen year-olds can get a taster of the school, its history and the chance to try some art activities based round the work of Mackintosh and his peers. Families and adults can take part in the same activity from July to September in the 'Aspiring Artists' tours.

The Mackintosh Experience Bus Tour launched in May and runs until September. A hop-on bus with an on board audio tour will take visitors to buildings designed and inspired by Mackintosh such as Scotland Street School and House for an Art Lover.


'Objects in Focus' is a series of short talks at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, looking at works on display in the Mackintosh and Glasgow Style gallery at the museum. The talks run from 20 August until mid-December.

Glasgow School of Art Audio Slideshow

Images of the Mackintosh Building at Glasgow School of Art.

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From September 'The Mackintosh Church' at Queen's Cross will hold an exhibition celebrating the social history of the church, its place in the community and as the home for the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society.

'Mackintosh and The Glasgow School of Art' runs at The Hunterian Museum from 16 September to 8 January 2010. Gallery talks will accompany displays from the Hunterian's Mackintosh Collection.

Mackintosh 100 will culminate with the opening of a centenary exhibition at The Glasgow School of Art on 30 November marking St Andrew's Day and the final day of Homecoming 2009. 'Hope in Honest Error' is an exhibition by contemporaries of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and those connected to The Mackintosh Building circa 1909.

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