House For An Art Lover

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Bellahouston Park Dumbreck Road, Glasgow South Side G41 5BW
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About House For An Art Lover

Designed by famous Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, House for an Art Lover is a truly unique venue. 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

Southside Salon: Southside Fringe Exhibition

Southside Salon: Southside Fringe Exhibition

12 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
Southside Fringe: House For an Art Lover's Pavillion Studio will host an exhibition and sale by Southside Artists!
Stained Glass Taster Day

Stained Glass Taster Day

03 June 2017
Join contemporary glass artist, Siobhan Healy at House for an Art Lover for a Mackintosh Stained Glass Taster Day!
The Ethereal Wireless of the Dreaming Mind

The Ethereal Wireless of the Dreaming Mind

04 June 2017
Southside Film Festival presents The Ethereal Wireless of the Dreaming Mind at House for an Art Lover!
Monoprinting with Fraser Taylor

Monoprinting with Fraser Taylor

10 June 2017 - 11 June 2017
Join artist Fraser Taylor at Art Park Glasgow for a weekend course experimenting with monoprinting on paper and cloth!
Dynamic Drawing with Fraser Taylor

Dynamic Drawing with Fraser Taylor

24 June 2017 - 25 June 2017
Join interdisciplinary visual artist Fraser Taylor at Art Park Glasgow for a Dynamic Drawing Masterclass!
Summer ARTScool! (P1-P3, week 1)

Summer ARTScool! (P1-P3, week 1)

05 July 2017 - 07 July 2017
Join tutor Leanora Brophy for a summer art course that will inspire, entertain and educate children aged P1 – P3!
Introduction to Egg Tempera Painting

Introduction to Egg Tempera Painting

08 July 2017
Learn the ancient technique of egg tempera painting on this one day course at House for an Art Lover!
Dimensional Line with Fraser Taylor

Dimensional Line with Fraser Taylor

10 July 2017 - 14 July 2017
Join interdisciplinary visual artist Fraser Taylor at Art Park Glasgow for a Dimensional Line Masterclass!
Summer ARTScool! (P1-P3, week 2)

Summer ARTScool! (P1-P3, week 2)

11 July 2017 - 13 July 2017
Join tutor Leanora Brophy for a summer art course that will inspire, entertain and educate children aged P1 – P3!
Art of Glass

Art of Glass

15 July 2017 - 16 July 2017
Join contemporary glass artist Siobhan Healy at Art Park Glasgow for this introduction to the art of stained glass!
Furniture Upcycling Weekend

Furniture Upcycling Weekend

22 July 2017 - 23 July 2017
Create your own Vintage, Distressed or Rustic furniture in this furniture upcycling Weekend at House for an Art Lover!
Summer ARTScool! (P4-P7, week 2)

Summer ARTScool! (P4-P7, week 2)

25 July 2017 - 27 July 2017
Join tutor Leanora Brophy for a summer art course that will inspire, entertain and educate children aged P4 – P7!
Drawing the Landscape

Drawing the Landscape

05 August 2017 - 06 August 2017
Join artist May Byrne at Art Park Glasgow for a weekend masterclass exploring drawing landscapes!
Mindfulness & Compassion 3 Day Intensive Course

Mindfulness & Compassion 3 Day Intensive Course

01 September 2017 - 03 September 2017
Suryacitta Malcolm Smith returns to Glasgow this Autumn to deliver his Mindfulness and Compassion course!

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