THE BUILDING PROJECT – Ready to go!
The estimated cost of the Club’s building repairs is £1.17 million, and the Trustees have now found the money to pay for it. Partly from Historic Scotland, partly from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and partly from a range of individual donors and funding bodies, this enormous sum has been raised either in cash or commitment.
This is an astonishing achievement for a private members’ club, especially in the current economic climate, and it shows the importance attached to the Glasgow Art Club and its promotion of the arts. Part of the project is the replication of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s frieze in the Gallery. Some of this artist’s unique works in Glasgow are falling into disrepair, so it’s good to know that at least one of them will now be preserved for the future.
The Heritage Lottery Fund has given permission to start. The Design Team has been instructed to make their detailed costing, and the building work will begin early next year. Exciting times lie ahead.