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Open Call: Mackintosh Interpretation Centre Exhibitions 26 Nov 2019

The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Architecture and Design, delivers a programme of exhibitions and events which aim to examine the social, economic, environmental and cultural impact of architecture and design. The Mackintosh Interpretation Centre was the first dedicated gallery to Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1999. It looks at Mackintosh’s life in the context of the city of Glasgow and his enduring impact on culture. The space is one of the main areas within our permanent Mackintosh Interpretation Centre. Located in front the tower entrance the exhibition space benefits from having over 300 visitors each day. 

Recent shows include: Reflecting Mackintosh by Craft Design House, Millinery by William Chambers x CRM, and Wear CRM by textile artist Marie O’Connor.

We are looking for new designs and ideas that draw inspiration from Mackintosh’s art, designs or architecture. Successful applicants will respond to Mackintosh’s body of work and respond with innovative and original interpretations. Each successful application will receive a monetary stipend (up to £1,000.00) to help cover costs and for one event. They will also receive in-kind support from The Lighthouse for install/de-install and marketing. 

This opportunity is open to anyone at any stage of their career and can include individuals, practices, collectives or community groups. A template application with a breakdown of criteria that will be considered can be found here

These criteria are flexible. Applications that emphasise the influence and impacts of Mackintosh within contemporary practice will be prioritised. All applications should be in a single PDF file. 

The Mackintosh Interpretation Centre is free and open to the public Mon-Sat 10:30 – 17:00 & Sun 12:00 – 17:00. The exhibitions team would be happy to meet and discuss your project but please do email to set up a meeting in advance as drop-ins cannot usually be accomodated. 

Please address any queries and submissions to Exhibitions - 

Download submission template.

Completed applications should be emailed by 10 January 2020 at 17:00.

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