February, the shortest month of the year and we still managed to pack so many exciting things in to the house that we have hardly stopped. March is set to be an even more exciting month with Mother’s Day lunches and new exhibitions. Read on to find out more about how you can enjoy the house this month. Our new exhibition ‘The art of cultivating hope’ runs from the 16th February to the 16th of March daily from 10am to 5pm in our café gallery. Brought to you by the Armed Forces charity Gardening Leave the exhibition is composed on 16 contemporary botanical paintings by Amicus Botanicus. The exhibition will raise awareness of the work Gardening Leave do, using horticultural therapy work with troubled veterans at its sites in Ayr, Erskine and forthcoming project in Dundee. To find out more about this important exhibition check out our website.
The House for an Art Lover was featured in a special compilation episode of Flog It! The house looked great as Paul Martin used it as an exceptional backdrop throughout the show. Then he took part in one of our Life Drawing classes. If you fancy trying your hand at one of our art classes then we have plenty to choose from here. Remember you can catch up on our special guest appearance on Flog It using iPlayer.
Don’t forget to treat your Mum this Mother’s Day on Sunday the 15th of March. We’ve put on an exceptional menu just for her in our Art Lovers Café and we would love it for you to join us. Along with spectacular food including Seabass and Ayrshire Lamb you can work off your lunch with a walk around the house. Our 2 course lunch will cost you £19.95 and our 3 course lunch £23.95. Have a look at our menu before you come along, it really is excellent food.
At House for an Art Lover we are proud to class ourselves as one of the most unique wedding venues in Glasgow, and with key dates in August, September, October and November 2015 still available you really must come along for a look, we may be the perfect place to host your big day. We can help you plan every detail of the day and you will be provided with your very own, dedicated wedding coordinator who will be available to help with every aspect of planning. Check out our dedicated page for everything you need to know about having your wedding at the house.
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Welcome to our new House for an Art Lover blog. Check back here often to find what’s been happening and what’s coming up at the house.
February is in full swing at the house which gives me the opportunity to tell you all about the exciting things going on.
For all our budding artists you can now book on to classes for our spring/ summer programme. In total we have over 50 classes on offer, suiting a range of ages, abilities and interests. Why not give our Lino Print master class a go, or turn your hand to screen printing, you could even give our life drawing class a try. For more information on our up and coming courses check out our course list here.
For our first exhibition of 2015 we have the exciting Ghost Croft Archive. The exhibition runs from Sunday the 18th of January to Saturday the 28th of February and is truly one not to be missed. Stop by between 11am – 4pm between Wednesday to Sunday to witness a selection of walks to work by Chairman Pollock PPSSA. ‘Listen, a thought can make a landscape’. To find out more about this wonderful exhibit head over to our site here.
Now we have something for those of you who still haven’t decided how to spend Valentines Day. Whether you are looking for somewhere to take your other half or fancy spending the day eating good food with friends The Art Lover’s Café has something for everyone. Come and celebrate a Valentines lunch with us, where you will get 2 courses for £19.95 or 3 courses for £24.95. Check out the spectacular menu here.
Last but by no means least our new website has launched. Everything you could ever need to know about the house, including exhibits, opening times, the café menu and function hire are on our new site. Head over and check it out it’s a great site even just for a browse, if we do say so ourselves.
I look forward to seeing you at the house this month and if we can help in any way please just ask one of the team who will be delighted to assist with any enquiry.
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The Bellahouston Dye Garden was initiated by the textile designer, Kathy Beckett, supported by House for an Art Lover's AiRborne artist-in-residence programme.
Kathy created this natural resource during the summer of 2013 as part of her Colour Ecology project, which included a public engagement programme ranging from gardening to natural dye techniques and knitting.
The House continue to support Kathy in her development of the garden, to establish a sustainable resource that explores the possibilities plants offer for the production of environmentally friendly pigments and dyes in textile practice.
The Dye Garden is located to the west side of the walled garden – just follow signposts to the glass house...
Please check out www.colour-ecology.co.uk for more information on the Dye Garden and Kathy's other Colour Ecology projects.