The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society has officially launched its 50th anniversary events programme.
Concerts by Lost Map Record, Siobhan Wilson, Sunnas Gunnlaugs and Fergus McCreadie and a tribute to Stéphane Grappelli by Seonaid Aitken Quintet feature.
Film nights, exhibitions and talks will also take place at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross in Maryhill - the famed architect’s only built church.
The events will play out under the remarkable Gaia (Earth) installation by artist Luke Jerram that was unveiled at the launch of the programme.
Suspended from the ceiling of Queen’s Cross, Gaia makes for an impressive and mesmerising spectacle.
Around 2.1 million times smaller than the real Earth, each centimetre of the internally-lit sculpture represents 21km of the Earth’s surface.
By standing 181m away from the artwork, the public will be able to see the Earth as it appears from the moon.
Stuart Robertson, Director, CRM Society, said: “We’re thrilled to unveil the magnificent Gaia installation and welcome visitors to see this stunning spectacle and enjoy our exciting 50th anniversary events.
“We have a packed programme of exhibitions, concerts, talks and film nights under Gaia.
“Whether you’ve been to Mackintosh Queen’s Cross before, or are visiting for the first time, we look forward to welcoming you.
“Thanks to Hugh Fraser Foundation and Northwest Partnership for funding this project.”
Gaia: Installation open to the public from Saturday 13 May until 24 June.
Disappearing Glasgow: A talk by Chris Leslie, the acclaimed Glasgow-based photographer and filmmaker celebrated as the most consistent chronicler of the city’s recent history. May 26.
‘Lost Map Under Gaia’: Music from the record label, Lost Map, based on the Isle of Eigg. Acts performing are Amy May Ellis (full band); Pictish Trail (solo); L.T. Leif and Lost Map DJs. May 31.
Siobhan Wilson: Cult Scottish folk favourite, will perform songs from her new double album: “Recording Of Myself In A Room Of My Own” and “Seeing With Music In Nature”. June 15.
Glasgow Jazz Festival: Sunna Gunnlaugs (solo piano) and Fergus McCreadie (solo piano) will perform together, Friday June 16. And on Saturday 17June it’s Grappelli Night with Seonaid Aitken Quintet.
Unbuilt Mackintosh: An exhibition showcasing stunning architectural models based on the architect’s unbuilt designs. Demonstrating Mackintosh’s architectural vision, the models have been crafted by current Scottish model makers, with their precise dimensions meticulously drawn from Mackintosh’s drawings and documentation.
Film Nights under Gaia:
Monday 5 June – Koyaanisqatsi - a 1982 American experimental non-narrative film directed and produced by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke.
Tuesday 6 June – Under the Skin - a 2013 science fiction directed by Jonathan Glazer, loosely based on the 2000 novel by Michael Faber.
Wednesday 7 June – Comfort & Joy – a 1984 Scottish comedy film written and directed by Bill Forsyth and starring Bill Paterson as a radio disc jockey whose life undergoes a bizarre upheaval after his girlfriend leaves him.
Thursday 8 June – Glasgow School of Art films and Small Faces - a 1996 Scottish drama film directed by Gilles Mackinnon about gangs in 1960s Glasgow.
- Tickets for Gaia and other events as listed above, are on sale through Eventbrite: https://mackintosh.eventbrite.co.uk