26 February 2020


Penny Macbeth Appointed New Glasgow School of Art Director 

Penny Macbeth has been appointed as the new director of the Glasgow School of Art. Following a tumultuous week of uncertainty, as reported by Clare Henry on Artlyst, the institution has been in flux needing a pair of safe hands to sort it out. 

22 February 2020


Mackintosh Museum Closure Highlights A Culture Of Complacency – Clare Henry 

Today’s terrible news, a local Glasgow council is closing Mackintosh’s iconic Scotland Street School Museum. I despair. Soon there will be nothing Mackintosh left in Glasgow. Ironically the city needs Mackintosh as a focal point for culture and tourism. Glasgow’s love affair with Mackintosh is far from over. 

16 February 2020


Glasgow School Of Art: A Burnt-Out Toxic Culture – Clare Henry

There have been few iconic institutions more beloved that Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art.

17 June 2018


Glasgow School Of Art Destroyed In Second Devastating Blaze

Fire crews have spent a third day at the scene of the latest fire to hit the historic Glasgow School of Art.

5 March 2018


Glasgow Girls: Artists Heavily Engaged In Social Comment – Clare Henry

One Hundred years after the suffragette movement which culminated in women gaining the right to vote, it feels like this may finally be the year for Women and with International Women’s Day this week, let’s celebrate. So what about artists labelled GIRLS – and even worse, “Glasgow Girls?

4 August 2017

Mackintosh Restoration Project Boosted By Historic Massachusetts Cotton Mill Discovery

The Mackintosh Building project at The Glasgow School of Art has been given a boost due to the discovery of identical pine wood sourced as salvage from a Massachusetts cotton mill.

29 January 2017

Turner Prize Winners Unite To Help Fund Glasgow School Of Art Fire

Several Turner Prize Winners including Antony Gormley Anish Kapoor and Grayson Perry have created artworks from found material taken from the fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art to raise funds for the restoration.

19 November 2015


Restoration After The Glasgow School of Art Fire To Cost £35m

Restoration of the Glasgow School of Art building which suffered a massive fire last Spring has escalated to £35 million. The building designed Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of Scotland’s leading tourist attractions and a building of world importance.  The building project includes reconstructing the landmark’s famous library, destroyed in the blaze last May.  A spokeswoman […]

31 March 2015


Mackintosh Fire: Restoration Architects Announced By Glasgow School of Art

A team led by Page & Park Architects has been approved for the restoration of the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh Building which was destroyed by fire last spring. The appointment was announced yesterday, 31 March 2015. The design team will lead the project, following presentations by a shortlist of five leading practices earlier this month. Page \ Park […]

9 January 2015


Mackintosh Building At Glasgow School Of Art Restoration Shortlist Announced

The shortlist to lead the restoration of the Mackintosh Building at the Glasgow School of Art has been announced. The five-strong list, which follows completion of the PQQ process, includes: Avanti Architects, John McAslan + Partners, LDN Architects LLP, Page \ Park Architects and Purcell. “All of the shortlisted practices have a strong record in […]

17 December 2014


First Minister’s Christmas Card Resurrected From Glasgow School Of Art Fire

A festive creation that survived the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) fire has been chosen as the Scottish First Minister’s official Christmas greetings card for 2014. The image, which was safely housed in the GSA archives, is a winter scene, and was produced in the 1970s by the late Phyllis Dodd. The work was part […]

27 November 2014


Student’s Degree Show Caused The Fire That Destroyed Glasgow School Of Art’s Building

For many an art student, the creation of their degree show is not only a defining moment in what could be an exiting future career – but also for many, involves the use of interesting and exotic materials – whether in homage to the likes of Joseph Beuys in the use of lard from the […]

6 November 2014


Glasgow School Of Art’s Phoenix Bursary To Aid Student Fire Victims

In May of this year when the now infamous fire that broke out devastated Glasgow School of Art’s iconic Mackintosh building; the devistation was not just reserved for the institution but also destroyed the many of the artworks of final-year students who were installing their degree shows at the time. Now the Scottish Government has […]

17 September 2014


Book Donations For Glasgow School Of Art Library After Fire

The blaze at the prestigious school, which happened in June, caused extensive damage to the famous Mackintosh building and destroyed its renowned library. Glasgow School of Art (GSA) has now replaced 22% of its most popular books that were lost in a fire. The school had identified books for priority replacement that were in high […]

28 July 2014


Sajid Javid Pledges £5 million For Glasgow School of Art Restoration

Sajid Javid, the Culture Secretary has visited the fire damaged Glasgow School of Art. The building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh was damaged on the 23 May. The 1907-1909 section of the internationally significant Building will take years to restore. The UK Government has committed an additional £5 million to go toward the costs of […]

20 July 2014


Glasgow School Of Art: Public Appeal To Replace Burned Books

The Glasgow school of Art have begun an appeal to replace books that were in demand before the tragic fire which destroyed parts of the iconic building.  The main GSA library and lending collections were unaffected by the fire in the Mackintosh Building on 23rd May and the main library remains open for normal hours […]

3 July 2014


Lost Glasgow School Of Art Degree Show Recreated From Ash

I felt that there was something very fitting and beautiful in the use of a material  born out of destruction and tragedy “giving life” to new artwork says; Melissa Maloco Melissa Maloco, a Fine Art Photography graduate student from the GSA, lost all her work in the fire that swept through the west wing of […]

3 June 2014


Glasgow School of Art Proceeds With Degree Shows Despite Fire

The Glasgow School of Art will proceed with Degree Show for students of Design and Architecture as planned, with special arrangements put in place for students in the School of Fine Art it was confirmed today, 3 June 2014. The MFA show will also take place in the Glue Factory as planned. “Last week’s events […]

24 May 2014


Fire Crews Save C R Mackintosh Glasgow School Of Art Building

Fire crews have saved The Glasgow School Of Art, a masterpiece of 20th century architecture by Charles Rennie Macintosh. The one hundred year old building caught fire when a projector in the basement exploded, just before 12:30. It quickly engulfed the wood panelled library destroying 30% of the priceless interior and also some the contents […]

3 May 2013


Glasgow School Of Art Appoints Professor Tom Inns As New Director

Professor Tom Inns has been appointed the new director of the Glasgow School of Art. Inns, who is currently Dean of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and Director of Research in the College of Art, Science and Engineering at the University of Dundee, Tom brings to The Glasgow School of Art an […]

19 January 2012


Glasgow School Funded To Investigate Art Miracle

  Glasgow School of Art have received £122,500 to investigate why city has produced so many artists – the so-called ‘Glasgow Miracle’ Glasgow School of Art has been given a massive £122,500 grant – one of the largest of its kind – to investigate exactly why the city has produced so many successful contemporary artists. […]