185 Bath Street G2 4HU
James Baird, 1834; John Keppie & Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1893
Category A Listed
Glasgow Art Club founded in 1867 and recently restored has occupied two handsome Georgian terrace houses since 1893. They were converted into a 19thC. Gentlemen’s club. The jewel is the iconic art Gallery largely designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Recent extensive refurbishment with substantial financial aid from Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Scotland with generous contributions from private donors, has resulted in restoration of the Gallery to its original Victorian splendour.
Much careful research went into establishing the original designs and colours used by Mackintosh for his frieze which has been painstakingly recreated.
The fixtures and furnishings which he claimed as his work by publishing an illustration of them in June 1893 in the Bailie, a magazine of the day, have all been restored to their original state.
The result is a breathtaking room which gives a vivid impression of the early stages of his developing creative genius.
The original billiard room on the first floor has been converted into a light, airy space which is used for smaller exhibitions and for social events and gatherings.
The remainder of the building has also been repaired and redecorated and much of the original furniture has been restored.
The exterior of the building has been cleaned and the stonework restored.
The Clubs art collection has been listed and is put on display when the two art galleries are not being used for exhibitions of current work by artist members or associated art clubs.
Number in Brochure: 11
Sun 10am 4pm (Please note this has changed since brochure went to print)
Restrictions on Access: First floor only accessible by stairs.
Limited Disabled Access
Short stair to door and ground floor. No lift.
Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Train: Queen Street. Subway: Buchanan Street
Parking: On Street Parking Available Charges Apply
Sunday parking is free
0141 248 5210