Charles Rennie Mackintosh

AN ANTIQUARIAN


Glasgow’s second patron saint is, undoubtedly, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, but there is more to the artist than what features in most exhibitions. In his 150th anniversary year, we present a previously unexplored side of the beloved designer: his lifelong connection with Glasgow Cathedral, and fascination with antiquities.

Mackintosh's design for Liverpool Cathedral

Mackintosh grew up just over the road from Glasgow Cathedral, and as a young man living in Dennistoun sketched details of the building and its surroundings. Later in life he worked to redesign the Cathedral’s chancel, alongside many other moments where his work - and interests - led him back to this iconic building.

Curated by Dr James Macaulay, a world-renowned authority on Mackintosh, this exhibition features selected sketches and photographs, and is designed by Fiona MacDonald for exhibition at Glasgow Cathedral Festival 2018.