House For An Art Lover

Designed by famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover is a truly unique venue and one of Glasgow's architectural gems!

House For An Art Lover

About House For An Art Lover

Bellahouston Park Dumbreck Road, Glasgow South Side G41 5BW
01413534770
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We are one of Glasgow's finest wedding & conference venues whilst also being an excellent rescource to visitors as a cultural attraction.

House for an Art Lover, based in Bellahouston Park Glasgow, is just off the M8 and M77 and only 10 minutes from Glasgow's City Centre.

The Mackintosh Suite opens as a visitor attraction and the Art Lovers Shop and Art Lovers Cafe are also open daily with lunch served from 12pm to 4pm.

The House also holds a number of private events every year including weddings, birthday parties, corporate seminars and product launches. We are also an ideal filming or photo-shoot location.

For further information on the House, please visit our website or telephone us on 0141 353 4770.

Free on-site parking available.
Disabled spaces and access.

ART PARK Glasgow
ART PARK Glasgow is a bold vision to define Bellahouston Park as a centerpiece venue, on a national basis, for the outdoor installation of art, design and architecture in the landscape.

Over the past few years, the House has promoted a number of successful public art competitions which have led to the installation of unusual art works in the park.

The House works closely with the City’s Department of Land Services in the creation of art and play objects, both temporary and permanent, in Bellahouston Park.

The award-winning Grounds for Play; Glasshouse; AMAZE; Glasgow Roots; Homage to Shipbuilding; Cloud and Banner; Date Palms and Doocot are among the many works to be discovered in the ART PARK Glasgow.

Studio Pavilion
Phase 1 of a new urban retreat for artists based adjacent to House for an Art Lover which is a combination of gallery, large artists’ studio with access to adjoining studio workshop facilities and extensive ARTsheds in the courtyard area for artists-in-residence. Designed by ZM architecture, the pavilion adds to the campus of arts and heritage facilities already in use through the adaptation of vacated buildings, structures and external spaces.

The site is defined by its park land setting and specifically the walled enclosures that originally formed the kitchen garden and stables to Ibroxhill House. The walled garden is now the most rarefied of environments, providing a stunning visual surrounding through the yearly cycle of horticultural display.

Conceived as a series of insertions behind the southern boundary to the walled garden, the studio is the first in a proposed framework of buildings that explore the connection between internal and external space and the relationship between garden and pavilion.

Building construction is deliberately simple, employing traditional techniques and materials. A contrasting masonry spine running parallel to the existing boundary wall provides a new zone of enclosure. Space is then formed by an exposed timber structure spanning between new and existing walls.

The defining feature of the pavilion is a large roof lantern. Orientated on the diagonal to admit true north light, the alignment sets out structural geometry and singularly defines the volume to the studio below. While pragmatic in function, the lantern has a bold sculptural quality when viewed from the walled garden, providing a vertical counterpoint to the horizontality of the boundary walls.

Intermediate space created between the new studio and adjacent buildings becomes a new enclosed courtyard garden. These garden spaces form ‘external rooms’ that allow activities within the studio to extend out into the out doors while also providing opportunity for new horticultural experimentation.

House for an Art Lover Heritage Centre
The Heritage Centre is situated within the former Stables and ‘Doocote’ of Ibroxhill House, a mansion which stood on the footprint of what is now House for an Art Lover. Exhibitions in the Centre tell of the growth of ‘Greater Govan’ and of Bellahouston Park which housed the modernist British Empire Exhibition in 1938 and attracted 12.5 million people. An animated ‘fly over’ of a digital model shows the scale and grandeur of that Exhibition. From the early country estates of affluent landowners, to the growth of shipbuilding, architecture and public monuments - Govan was the gateway to Glasgow and a template for its burgeoning success before being absorbed into the city in 1912.

Upcoming Events at House For An Art Lover

Sunday Wine Lunch - Grape Expectations

Sunday Wine Lunch - Grape Expectations

24th June 2018
House for an Art Lover hosts a regular Sunday Wine Club, join them on June 24th for a leisurely afternoon in the capable hands of Somellier Johnny Walker!
Summer School - Nature - Learning Skills

Summer School - Nature - Learning Skills

2nd July 2018 - 4th July 2018
Taking inspiration from nature, children will create a variety of 2 and 3D art work over the three days at House for An Art Lover's Nature Summer School!
Drawing in the Outside World

Drawing in the Outside World

2nd July 2018
Join artist Sharon Thomas at House for an Art Lover for a 6 week drawing workshop exploring 3D form, texture, pattern and shape in the outside world.
Drawing & Painting Studio

Drawing & Painting Studio

5th July 2018
Build the skills and techniques to create original work in watercolours, oils or acrylics at House for an Art Lover!
Abstract Painting Taster Day

Abstract Painting Taster Day

7th July 2018
Join artist Douglas Morland for a beginner's guide to the world of abstract shape and form at House For an Art Lover on July 7th!
Drawing & Painting for Beginners

Drawing & Painting for Beginners

15th July 2018
Gain confidence and develop a strong set of artistic skills on this Drawing and Painting for Beginners course.
Introduction to Ceramics

Introduction to Ceramics

15th July 2018
This 6-week ceramics course at Studio Pavilion will introduce you to a variety of hand building techniques and clay construction, mould making and surface decoration!
Wooden Spoon Carving Workshop

Wooden Spoon Carving Workshop

21st July 2018
Carve your very own wooden spoon with Catherine from Object Company using locally sourced green wood at Studio Pavilion!
Sculptural Wild Things

Sculptural Wild Things

23rd July 2018 - 25th July 2018
Explore sculpture, drawing and making inspired by creatures, stories, myths and legends of Mid-summer with House For An Art Lover's Sculptural Wild Things Summer School!
Colours, Textures and Patterns in the Landscape

Colours, Textures and Patterns in the Landscape

30th July 2018 - 3rd August 2018
Indulge yourself in a week of creativity! This workshop will help release your inner expression through the exploration of numerous drawing and painting techniques.
Ceramics Workshop and Raku Firing

Ceramics Workshop and Raku Firing

4th August 2018
Hand build your own pots/objects and discover the excitement of a raku firing in this two hour Ceramics Workshop at Studio Pavilion!
Summer School - Living Artworks!

Summer School - Living Artworks!

6th August 2018 - 8th August 2018
In this fun summer school, come and discover what Performance Art is all about at House for an Art Lover!
Wedding Open Day

Wedding Open Day

12th August 2018
Planning your wedding? Come along to House for an Art Lover for their annual Wedding Open Day on Sunday 12th August!

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