Investigate Art, Architecture & Design from Mackintosh to the contemporary art ‘Miracle’.
Investigate turn of the century architectural styles in the industrial city with GSA’s knowledgeable student guides. Discover Glasgow’s distinct architectural language, from Victorian influences to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s innovative designs and the output of his contemporaries working in the Glasgow Style of Art Nouveau.Delve into this time of breathtaking growth and change with a walking tour exploring Glasgow’s finest city centre buildings, from the Victorian greats to Mackintosh's unique ‘Glasgow Style’. Spot Mackintosh’s work as a junior draughtsman as the tour uncovers his lesser known designs and investigate the architectural gems of the Glasgow greats such as Alexander ‘Greek’ Thompson who preceded and inspired him. Unearth Art Nouveau details and designs by his contemporaries as they adorn hidden corners of the city from Garnethill to Central Station.
Uncover contemporary public art, architecture and design to reveal Glasgow’s remarkable creative regeneration. Explore artworks installed down hidden lanes, new architecture in the city and discover Glasgow’s booming creative industries as GSA’s guides reveal the story behind the ‘Miracle’.
Glasgow’s transformation from post industrial malaise to leading contemporary arts and culture hub is explored through the places, spaces and faces that led this change, a phenomenon described as "The Glasgow Miracle" by Swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obris. From the Third Eye Centre’s community arts projects in Garnethill in the 1970’s and the New Glasgow Boys emerging from the GSA in the 1980’s, to the grass roots artist run galleries of the now regenerated Merchant City and public artworks of Turner Prize winning artists such as Douglas Gordon, GSA’s guides reveal the story behind the ‘Miracle’.
Come rain or shine, tours depart from The Glasgow School of Art 'Window on Mackintosh' Visitor Centre
Under 18 £9.75
Under 5's free
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VisitScotland’s Scottish Thistle Awards June 2013 regional winners ‘Best Visitor Attraction’
Museums & Heritage Awards May 2013 highly commended, ‘Customer Service Award’
Museums & Heritage Awards May 2011 winners 'Winstan Bond Trophy for the Entrepreneurial Attraction / Museum of the Year'
VisitScotland's Scottish Thistle Awards Oct 2010 winners 'Retail Tourism'
Association for Cultural Enterprises Awards Feb 2009 winners 'Best New Product or Range'
Association for Cultural Enterprises Awards Feb 2009 winners Best Overall Product'