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.

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Upcoming Events at House for an Art Lover

Woodwork: The Table

Woodwork: The Table

25th July 2020

In this woodwork workshop at Studio Pavilion participants will design and build their own table to take home with them!
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Summer School Portfolio Class for Young People

Summer School Portfolio Class for Young People

27th July 2020 - 30th July 2020

Kick-start your art career with an introduction to portfolio-making at Studio Pavilion and produce a body of work that will start your journey towards art school!
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Woodwork: Make A Plant Stand

Woodwork: Make A Plant Stand

31st July 2020

Design and make a bespoke wooden plant stand to take home, based on the plant pot you bring on the day, on this workshop at Studio Pavilion!
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BYO Wine

BYO Wine

Selected dates between 7th August 2020 - 4th September 2020

Bring Your Own Wine at Studio Pavilion is a social painting event, where participants can enjoy a beverage while taking part in an informal and fun painting class!
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Woodcut Print-making

Woodcut Print-making

13th August 2020

This workshop at Studio Pavilion, taught by Mobile Print Studio, will introduce the ancient art of woodcut printing using a still life arrangement to draw from!
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Drypoint Etching

Drypoint Etching

Selected dates between 15th August 2020

This full day workshop will give you a comprehensive introduction to Intaglio printmaking, a remarkably simple process which produces beautiful marks through the use of engraved lines.
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Oil Painting Intensive

Oil Painting Intensive

16th August 2020

Learn the basic of oil painting before moving on to choice of subject on intensive course at House for an Art Lover's Studio Pavilion!
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Raku Fired Ceramics

Raku Fired Ceramics

Selected dates between 22nd August 2020

Studio Pavilion's Raku Fired Ceramics course makes an ideal entry point for beginners who wish to try their hand at making with clay!
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Cyanotype Fabric (Inter-Generational Series)

Cyanotype Fabric (Inter-Generational Series)

29th August 2020

Cyanotypes are one of the oldest forms of photography, come along to this inter-generational workshop at Studio Pavilion to learn how it's done and create your own designs!
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An Afternoon at the Opera

An Afternoon at the Opera

8th November 2020

Scottish mezzo-soprano, Fiona Joice returns to House for an Art Lover this Autumn to bring you 'An afternoon at the opera'!
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