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 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.