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This month's highlights


25 Jun - 19 Sep
Alexander Thomson:
The Unknown Genius
The largest ever retrospective of the little known Glasgow architect, and the opening of Scotland's brand new architecture venue by home grown talent Park and Park Architects. Sponsor Clydesdale Bank are marking the occasion by producing special £20 notes!
At: The Lighthouse,
11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow
Price: Free
Details: 

Visit The Lighthouse


25 Jun -
The Mackintosh Interpretation Centre
A permanent exhibition documenting Charles Rennie Mackintosh's contribution to architecture, furniture and fabric design. Why not climb the Mackintosh tower for views across Glasgow? See
At: The Lighthouse,
11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow
Price: £2.50, £2 concs, £1.50 child
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Also this month


1 - 30 Jun
Apollo's Architect
See photos of Alexander 'Greek' Thomson buildings.
At: Glasgow Film Theatre,
12 Rose Street
Price: Free
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2 - 11 Jun
Points of Departure
Scottish railway stations are being overhauled by Railtrack, and this exhibition shows the posters designed to promote the developments.
At: Glasgow School of Art,
167 Renfrew Street
Time: Mon to Thu, 10am to 8pm
Fri, 10am to 5pm
Price: Free
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7 - 11 Jun
Designing for the Future
Interior design students have analysed old and new buildings in Glasgow, and here are the results.
At: Glasgow Caledonian University
Price: Free
Details: 


8 - 18 Jun
Islamic Culture
Discover Muslim art, architecture and design in this exhibition and seminar programme. Guided tours of the mosque run twice daily.
At: Glasgow Central Mosque, 1 Mosque Avenue
Time: Daily, 10am to 4pm
Price: Free
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10 - 20 Jun
Edinburgh International Festival
of Architecture and Design
The Scottish capital's answer to festivities in Glasgow includes an in depth look at Finnish architecture - the country has the most enlightened competitions policy in Europe.
At: Various venues
Details: Manifesto, 


11 Jun - 5 Sep
Political Contemporaries
See images of leading Scottish politicians like Donald Dewar and Alex Salmond - some flattering, others less so. Show coincides with the opening of Scotland's first parliament for nearly 300 years.
At: National Portrait Gallery,
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh
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19 Jun - 9 Jul
Strathclyde Degree Show
Annual show by architecture and design undergraduates.
At: University of Strathclyde,
Rottenrow, Glasgow
Price: Free
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19 Jun - 15 Jul
The Shed
Photography students explore the nature of sheds. Refuge, workshop, storage unit or home from home?
At: Collins Gallery,
22 Richmond Street, Glasgow
Time: Mon to Fri, 10am to 5pm
Sat, 12 to 4pm
Closed Sun
Price: Free
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24 Jun - 27 Sep
The Brittania Panopticon
Discover the history of Glasgow's Brittania Music Hall - the venue where Stan Laurel made his debut.
At: People's Palace,
Glasgow Green
Price: Free
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25 Jun - 31 Oct
Future Systems
The futuristic partnership of Kaplicky and Levete head north of the border. Expect to see all their latest projects, including far out proposals for Doncaster's Earth Centre.
At: Scotland Street School Museum,
225 Scotland Street, Glasgow
Price: Free
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26 Jun - 2 Jul
GSA Show
The best undergraduate work on display.
At: Glasgow School of Art,
167 Renfrew Street
Price: Free
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- 10 Jun
Glasgow Illustrated:
Contemporary Images of the City
Excellence in illustration from around the world. A conference and seminar programme are also planned - call for details.
At: Glasgow College of Building and Printing,
60 North Hanover Street G1
Time: Closed weekends
Price: Free
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- 11 Jun
Architectural Miscellany
See stylish drawings by unsung Glasgow architects including James Black Fulton and John Keppie.
At: Art Gallery and Museum,
Kelvingrove, Glasgow
Time: Mon to Sat, 10am to 5pm
Sun, 11am to 5pm
Price: Free
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- 12 Jun
Collecting Cities
Unearth the vision of the grand master of Scottish town planning, Patrick Geddes.
At: Collins Gallery,
22 Richmond Road, Glasgow G1
Time: Mon to Fri, 10am to 5pm
Sat, 12 to 4pm
Closed, Sun and 31 May
Price: Free
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- 13 Jun
The Draughtsman's Art
Selected drawings from the gallery's 14,000 strong collection includes examples by da Vinci, Raphael and Seurat. Many of the exhibits have never been shown before.
At: National Gallery of Scotland,
The Mound, Edinburgh
Time: Mon to Sat, 10am to 5pm
Sun, 2 to 5pm
Price: Free
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- 13 Jun
Curve
Mark Johnson
Johnson's photomontage pictures are described as being hung from your heels and rotated above the ground! The artist has pasted together hundreds of aerial photographs of Scotland and Slovakia - includes a 40 shot montage of Edinburgh's Royal Mile.
At: National Portrait Gallery,
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh
Time: Mon to Sat, 10am to 5pm
Sun, 2 to 5pm
Price: Free
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- 15 Jun
Enric Miralles
Recent work by the architect of the new Scottish Parliament goes on show. Miralles will also lecture during the course of the exhibition. Be sure to book - the man always draws a crowd!
At: Glasgow School of Art,
167 Renfrew Street G3
Price: Free
Details


- 18 Jun
Glasgow Illustrated
See excellent illustrations from around the world, including new images of Scotland's second city.
At: Glasgow College of Building and Printing,
60 North Hanover Street
Time: Mon to Fri, 10am to 5pm
Price: Free
Details: 


- 19 Jun
Marc Newson
The CCA reopens in its new temporary setting with a retrospective of the leading industrial designer.
At: CCA at the McLellan Galleries,
Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
Time: Mon to Sat, 10am to 5pm
Sun, 11am to 5pm
Price: Free
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- 26 Jun
Threshold
Travelling show includes work by artists influenced by the home.
At: City wide
Price : Free
Details: Art in Motion, 


- 30 Jun
Theatre Design
Find out how the sets were designed for leading Scottish playwright David Greig's new work. Photographs, drawings, sketches and models go on show.
At: Tron Theatre,
63 Trongate, Glasgow G3
Price: Free
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- 18 Jul
Flesh and Stone:
Building a Scottish Identity
Show explores Scottish architecture in the new millennium.
At: Gallery of Modern Art,
Queen Street, Glasgow G1
Time: Mon to Sat, 10am to 5pm
Sun, 11am to 5pm
Price: Free
Details: Catriona Kerr,


- 25 Jul
The Architecture of Democracy
Explore architects' designs for government buildings past and future, including Pugin and Barry's Palace of Westminster and Saarinen's Brasilla. How will Enric Miralles new Scottish Parliament compare?
At: McLellan Galleries,
270 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2
Time: Mon to Sat, 10am to 5pm
Sun, 11am to 5pm
Price: Free
Details: Glasgow 1999, 


Extended run
- 20 Aug
Animal Construction Company
Can we learn anything from the structures that animals build? This show delves into nests of weaver birds, spiders webs, termite mounds and amoeba cases. Wonder if they are into Modernism?
At: Hunterian Museum,
Glasgow University
Time: Mon to Sat, 9.30am to 5pm
Price: Free
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- 22 Aug
Food:
Design and Culture
Feast on this examination of food packaging, presentation and culture.
At: Art Gallery and Museum,
Kelvingrove, Glasgow G3
Time: Mon to Sat, 10am to 5pm
Sun, 11am to 5pm
Price : Free
Details: Glasgow 1999, 


- 29 Aug
Mies van der Rohe
See the uncompromising Modernist at the height of his powers. This blockbuster show promises to include all the Mies greats, including the Wiessenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart, the Barcelona Pavillion and the Villa Tugendhat in Brno. An accompanying lecture is planned - see Scotland lectures for more details.
At: The Burrell Collection,
Pollock Country Park, 2060 Pollockshaws Road, Glasgow G43
Time: Mon to Sat, 10am to 5pm
Sun, 11am to 5pm
Price: Free
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- 15 Sep
Clyde Built
The QE2 and the Royal Yacht Brittania feature among the 27 ships in this photographic exhibition.
At: Pollok Shopping Centre,
Glasgow
Price: Free
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- 31 Oct
New Perceptions:
New Directions
Contemporary domestic design on show in this renowned Charles Rennie Mackintosh house.
At: Hill House,
Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh G84
Price: £6, £4 concs
Details: The National Trust for Scotland, 


- 31 Oct
Pick of the Crop
Architectural drawings by final year students from the Mackintosh School of Architecture, on show in the Scottish architect's house.
At: Hill House,
Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh G84
Details: The National Trust for Scotland, 


- 31 Dec
Make a Difference
Photos show how people make a real difference to their neighbourhoods through window boxes, statues and community art.
At: Crawford Theatre,
Jordanhill Campus, 76 Southbrae Drive, Glasgow G13
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For your diary


1 Jul - 31 Oct
Picture this - design that
Glaswegians were asked how they would like to live, and the results have been built by top designers including Tom Dixon, Ross Lovegrove and architects Elder and Cannon.
At: Homes for the Future,
Greendyke Street, Glasgow Green
Price: Free
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11 Aug - 17 Oct
Gary Hume
New Paintings
The Matisse and Warhol influenced artist shows bold abstract studies of the environment. Second show at Terry Farrell and Partners' new gallery.
At: The Dean Gallery,
Belford Road, Edinburgh
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