The Big Rose project #BIGROSE 2016 – 2017

The Big Rose project is coming back in 2017 and I am excited to take part in a Heritage Walk with the The Maryhill Burgh Hall as part of The West End Festival on the 10th of June between 11am and 1pm. We will walk throughout historic Maryhill and discover  the hidden histories of its industrial past through the art of stencilling. Between bits of history we will stencil enroute designs generated by the heritage of the Maryhill area.

This walk is available for the whole family and its a free event but if you want to book it please email heritage@mbht.org.uk or call 0141 946 5149.

 

If you want to read about #thebigrose project in 2016 see below:

Thank you to #Cassart for sponsoring our material for the Mackintosh Festival 2016 workshops. Thank you to #Glasgowmackintosh for supporting and promoting the project. Thank you to my volunteers Sula, Leeann, Rachel, for their time, patience and love of the project. Thank you Michael @Ruainach for such a beautiful video and photographic record of the Lighthouse session.

Here are a record of some of the Free events we ran during the Mackintosh Festival 2016. Those events were aimed at a wide public. Adults Mackintosh lovers, visitors to the city, families keen to have family creative time, children who like “hands on” activities…

Saturday 29th October The Lighthouse Mitchell Lane off Buchanan street to read about what happened on the day click Here

Sunday 2nd October TO READ ABOUT OUR DAY AT THE HILL HOUSE IN HELENSBURGH CLICK Here

Sunday 9th October TO READ ABOUT OUR DAY AT THE MACKINTOSH CHURCH QUEENS CROSS IN GLASGOW CLICK Here

Saturday 15th October WE WERE AT THE LIGHTHOUSE IN MITCHELL LANE GLASGOW TO READ ABOUT OUR DAY THERE CLICK HERE

Monday 17 th October we were at The House for an Art Lover Belahouston park Glasgow and we stencilled a beautiful carpet of roses in the garden look

STENCILLING MASTERCLASS : The House for an Art Lover week end of the 22/23 October For info and booking click here two day also available for information look here

Tuesday 25th October in conjonction with The Mackintosh Club in Helensburgh the latest discovered Mackintosh venue in town and in conjonction with The Helensburgh Art Club, to read about this inspirational day read  Here

This project is about my love for stencilling and for a stylised Rose designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for The Willow Tea Rooms in 1903 and used in the making of The House for an Art Lover in 1996.

#thebigrose project video

This is about the 20th anniversary of The House for an Art Lover

This is about Scottish Hospitality

This is about spreading good design and engaging with both artists and the public and giving access to all. Sharing crafts skills and heritage technics with both adults and children alike. This is about showing everyone has creativity and can achieve beauty.

This is about creating carpets of large Glasgow style roses at each venues of the Glasgow Mackintosh Heritage using stencils. And engaging the public in participating.

This project has happened in October 2016 during the Mackintosh Festival and I hope many many enjoyed taking part.

The Story:

Once upon a time Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret designed a beautiful banner for one of Miss Cranston’s tea room in Glasgow. It included some stylised roses and a tall beautiful lady. Almost 100 years later I used part of this design in the making of The House for an Art Lover in the Iconic fire place. This building designed by Mackintosh in the 1900’s was only built in Glasgow in 1996. The Iconic fire place of the dining room has been captured again and again by visitors and represents in many the Mackintosh design.

For the twenty years’ anniversary of The House for an Art Lover I have decided to take that rose from the fire place and use it to create carpets of hospitality at all the Mackintosh venues in October 2016 for welcoming the visitors of the Mackintosh Festival.

The venues and the project:

The venues for the project are part of the Mackintosh network. They were all designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and welcome the public on a regular basis.

The process:

Hand cut stencils of large roses  stencils in the Mackintosh style and emulsion paint in shades of pink and red will be used with large stencilling brushes to create carpets of welcoming roses.

Taking part:

Phase 1 is now over, it was a great success. I am now working on Phase 2 of the project, this will involve schools, local groups if you are interested to take part get in touch @ bettysbeautifullife@gmail.com

#thebigrose project is ©of Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw/The Lansdowne House of Stencils 2016 none or part of this project can be duplicated without the approval of the owner

#BIGROSEPROJECT 2016 participants:

  • The Hill House NTS, Helensburgh
  • Queens’ cross church, Glasgow
  • The Lighthouse, Glasgow
  • The House for an Art Lover, Glasgow
  • The Mackintosh Club, Helensburgh
  • St Enoch center, Glasgow
  • Camstraden Primary school, Glasgow
  • Hillhead Primary School, Glasgow

#BIGROSEPROJECT 2016  was promoted by Glasgow Mackintosh in their 2016 Festival and was featured by the press:

  • The Herald Newspaper
  • Glasgow Live
  • The Advertiser – Helensburgh
  • Websites of The Lighthouse, Visit Scotland, Art Magazine scotland, Glasgow Mackintosh
  • Many posts on social media (Twitter, Instagram, FB) search #thebigrose

 

 

 

 

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