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.

Upcoming Events at House for an Art Lover

Saturday Art School

Saturday Art School

26th January 2019
The Saturday Art School courses at Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover will inspire, entertain and educate primary school age children!
House for an Art Lover Wedding Fair

House for an Art Lover Wedding Fair

27th January 2019
Planning your big day? Come along and be inspired at the annual House for an Art Lover Wedding Fair on Sunday 27th January!
Drawing & Painting Studio

Drawing & Painting Studio

31st January 2019
Build the skills and techniques to create original work in watercolours, oils or acrylics at House for an Art Lover!
Drawing Techniques

Drawing Techniques

2nd February 2019
In this weekly 3-hour drawing workshop at House for an Art Lover's Studio Pavilion students will explore a myriad of drawing techniques.
Drawing: The Boundaries

Drawing: The Boundaries

3rd February 2019
Why do we draw and does drawing still matter in the age of the internet and the digital image? Find out in this one day course at Studio Pavilion!
Making Abstract Artwork

Making Abstract Artwork

4th February 2019
Take the plunge into the world of shape and form by exploring the language of abstract painting at Studio Pavilion!
Ceramics: Getting Started

Ceramics: Getting Started

4th February 2019
This 9-week course introduces students to a range of hand building, moulding and finishing techniques suitable to make both complex functional ceramic pieces as well as sculptural objects!
Drawing and Painting: Developing Practice

Drawing and Painting: Developing Practice

6th February 2019
Extend your skill, knowledge and theoretical understanding of fine art practices on this course at House for an Art Lover's Studio Pavilion!
Patterns in the Landscape

Patterns in the Landscape

8th February 2019
Looking at patterns, textures and marks in the landscape, this workshop will help you release your inner expression and give you the freedom to play with colour, form and composition.
Design: Lines and Balance

Design: Lines and Balance

10th February 2019
In this one-day workshop at Studio Pavilion, participants will explore the process behind making their own repeat patterns, taking inspiration from nature’s simplified botanical forms.
Drawing & Painting for Beginners

Drawing & Painting for Beginners

17th February 2019
Gain confidence and develop a strong set of artistic skills on this Drawing and Painting for Beginners course at Studio Pavilion!
Watercolour Techniques

Watercolour Techniques

17th February 2019
Gain confidence exploring and experimenting with this versatile and surprising medium at Studio Pavilion's Watercolour Techniques course!
Pollok House Arts Society presents Savitri Grier, Violin and Richard Uttley, Piano

Pollok House Arts Society presents Savitri Grier, Violin and Richard Uttley, Piano

10th March 2019
Pollok House Arts Society presents Savitri Grier, Violin and Richard Uttley, Piano at House for an Art Lover on Sunday 3rd March!
Callum Rice: Solo Exhibition

Callum Rice: Solo Exhibition

26th April 2019 - 23rd June 2019
Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover is pleased to present the first solo exhibition by Glasgow based artist and filmmaker Callum Rice!
Tessa Lynch & Rachel Adams: A Collaborative Exhibition

Tessa Lynch & Rachel Adams: A Collaborative Exhibition

13th July 2019 - 8th September 2019
Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover is pleased to present a new collaborative project by Glasgow based artists Rachel Adams and Tessa Lynch in the gallery throughout the Summer of 2019!

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