Arts and tradition: Inspiration across Scotland or Arts and Fashion: Inspiration in the Scottish Borders
Learn about the innovative makers that work their passion in Scotland. Immerse yourself and explore the movers, makers and shakers in the world of weaving, fashion, design and crafting. Develop your understanding in incorporating the use of traditional, sustainable techniques. Opportunities to explore practices, workshops, demonstrations. Each tour is curated for you or your group.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh: The Glasgow Experience
Investigate the iconic buildings in and around Glasgow that showcase his work. Enjoy a private tour of his finest ventures and visit the CRM Society. Inspirational talks and events and add on the option to meet a local artisan and complete a piece of work inspired by CRM – furniture, glass, fibre arts, stone.
Women of Scotland in Arts & Crafts Tour: Margaret and Frances MacDonald, Jessie King, Anna Phoebe Traquair
Exploring the extraordinary and innovative traditional roots of design in Scotland and women that influenced the Arts &Crafts movement. A fabulous day/s of discovery, patterns, art nouveau, inspiration from Japan, the Islamic world and Europe, weaving sympathetically amongst Celtic nuances.
From the V & A to the Scottish Gallery
The Scottish Gallery is 175 years old and the V & A opened in 2018. A visiting tour exploring the history of the gallery, our galleries and the tradition of collecting and collections in Scotland.
Options to visit the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, the V & A Dundee, the Scottish gallery, local bespoke galleries.
Curated tours can include a visit to Jupiter Artland, Kelvingrove Art Gallery – Glasgow and those of personal interest to the client.
Visit nationally significant collections e.g decorative arts, furniture, lighthouses, glass, musical instruments, Scottish sports, archaeology, sewing machines, fishing and many, many more.