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

Saturday ARThouse

Saturday ARThouse

19 August 2017
The ARThouse course at ART PARK Glasgow will inspire, entertain and educate primary school age children!
After School ARThouse

After School ARThouse

21 August 2017 - 22 August 2017
After School ARThouse at ART PARK Glasgow is designed to inspire and nurture creativity in primary children!
Transformations in Drawing

Transformations in Drawing

26 August 2017 - 27 August 2017
Join Alastair Payne and Stuart MacKenzie at Art Park Glasgow for a workshop based on Transformations in Drawing.
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!
Songs Around the Piano

Songs Around the Piano

03 September 2017
Join Moira Kerr and Barry MacKillop for an afternoon of 'Songs Around the Piano' at House for an Art Lover!
Observational Drawing

Observational Drawing

04 September 2017
Join artist Sheena Russell at Art Park Glasgow for a 6 week Observational Drawing course.
Beginner’s Guide to Abstract Painting

Beginner’s Guide to Abstract Painting

04 September 2017
Join artist Douglas Morland for a beginner's guide to the world of abstract shape and form at House for an Art Lover!
Collage, Mixed Media and Print

Collage, Mixed Media and Print

05 September 2017
Join artists Douglas Morland & Sharon Thomas at Art Park Glasgow for a course on Collage, Mixed Media and Print!
Painting Portraits

Painting Portraits

06 September 2017
Join artist Sharon Thomas at Art Park Glasgow for a 6 week course on creating successful portraits!
Upcycling Collage Club

Upcycling Collage Club

09 September 2017 - 10 September 2017
Join artist Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw at Art Park Glasgow for a weekend of creative collage!
Creative Craft

Creative Craft

11 September 2017
Explore a wide range of arts and craft activities using a variety of media and techniques on this weekly course!
Creative Craft

Creative Craft

12 September 2017
Explore a wide range of arts and craft activities using a variety of media and techniques on this weekly course!
Furniture Upcycling

Furniture Upcycling

14 September 2017
Create your own Vintage, Distressed or Rustic furniture in this furniture upcycling class at Art Park Glasgow!
Autumn Wine Dinner

Autumn Wine Dinner

28 September 2017
Join House for an Art Lover for a fabulous evening of food & drink celebrating the best quality ingredients and wines!
Screen Printing

Screen Printing

30 September 2017 - 01 October 2017
Join artist Rosalind Lawless at the House for an Art Lover for a weekend Screen printing Masterclass!
Painting with Stitch and Collage

Painting with Stitch and Collage

14 October 2017
Join artist Sharon Thomas at Art Park Glasgow for a one day workshop exploring painting with stitch and collage!
Observational Drawing

Observational Drawing

23 October 2017
Join artist Sheena Russell at Art Park Glasgow for a 6 week Observational Drawing course.
Painting Portraits

Painting Portraits

25 October 2017
Join artist Sharon Thomas at Art Park Glasgow for a 6 week course on creating successful portraits!
LIFEdrawing

LIFEdrawing

25 October 2017
Explore a variety of life drawing techniques, materials & approaches on this 6 week course at Art Park Glasgow.
Drawing and Painting: Developing Practice

Drawing and Painting: Developing Practice

26 October 2017
Extend your skill, knowledge and theoretical understanding of fine art practices on this course at Art Park Glasgow!
Drawing & Painting Studio

Drawing & Painting Studio

26 October 2017
Build the skills and techniques to create original work in watercolours, oils or acrylics at House for an Art Lover!
Experimental Drawing and Painting

Experimental Drawing and Painting

28 October 2017 - 29 October 2017
Join artist Douglas Morland at Art Park Glasgow for a weekend course on Experimental Drawing and Painting!
Drawing & Painting for Beginners

Drawing & Painting for Beginners

29 October 2017
Gain confidence and develop a strong set of artistic skills on this Drawing and Painting for Beginners course.
Painting With Watercolours

Painting With Watercolours

29 October 2017
Join artist Sheena Russell for a 6 week course to develop your skills and technique when painting with watercolours.
Creating Hand-Painted Papers

Creating Hand-Painted Papers

11 November 2017
Create a range of hand-painted papers using a number of fun techniques to make a small visual journal!
Vibrant Inks and Other Media: Creating a Still-Life Painting

Vibrant Inks and Other Media: Creating a Still-Life Painting

25 November 2017
Join artist May Byrne and learn how to create a vibrant still-life painting using inks, watercolours and other media!

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