News

Members

What's On

Glasgow School of Art burns but ‘treasured building saved'

(Premium content) Premium content
Richard Watts

The heritage-listed building, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, is a unique art school and architecturally significant.

This content is only available to members of ArtsHub

Join Now for instant access!

A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to:
  • Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly
  • Keep up to date with the latest industry news
  • Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides
  • Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily

... and much, much more.

Join Now and join the British arts community today

Firefighters battling the blaze at the iconic Glasgow School of Art (GSA) Macintosh Building in Glasgow City Centre have prevented the destruction of both the structure and the majority of its contents.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews are continuing work to fully extinguish the fire and save artworks. Buildings nearby, including the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) on Sauchiehall Street, were evacuated due to the risks presented by the blaze.

About the author

Richard Watts is ArtsHub's Performing Arts Editor and Team Leader, Editorial; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R.

The founder of the Emerging Writers' Festival, Richard currently serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's Committee of Management and on the Green Room Awards Independent Theatre panel.

He is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and in 2017 was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend.

Twitter: @richardthewatts