In 1917, Charles Rennie Mackintosh refurbished to the highest possible standard of both design and realisation a house at 78, Derngate – Northampton England for Mr Basset Lowkes a local industrialist. A very stylish property for the Art Lover that Basset Lowkes was.
In 2017 78, Derngate is celebrating a very important anniversary … 100 years old thats a serious landmark. Some celebrations are underway. I will be taking part this week end.
I will be giving a heritage talk on Friday night the 24th of February at 7pm about the “Making of Mackintosh” schemes, the challenges of recreating heritage stencil schemes from The House for an Art Lover to the 78, Derngate scheme, I have been working on Mackintosh recreations for the past 25 years. If you would like to come and listen details are here
Saturday the 25th of February and again on the 29th of April we are offering a full day workshop in stencilling with details here . This will be an opportunity to practise your stencilling skills on some of Mackintosh’s traditional rose designs as well as on some more recent schemes full of yellow triangles.
Sunday morning I will run a full session for teachers and tutors with details here in a long morning session, I will teach the basic anyone needs to run a stencilling project for children or and adults.
As well as learning to stencil this week end is an opportunity to visit 78, Derngate and the terrific exhibition which has specifically been put up for the Centenary events.
I hope to see you all there at some point.