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Poster for a performance of 'Le Dieu Nusku' and 'Narcissius'

This poster advertised two dramatic performances of 'Le Dieu Nusku' and 'Narcissius' which were produced by Miss Dorothy Carleton Smyth and performed by students at The Glasgow School Of Art. The performances were in aid of raising funds for a war memorial to honour students and staff who served or were killed in action in World War One. The memorial was eventually commisioned in 1925 and was designed by former student Dorothy Doddrell. The image on the poster is a stone lithograph drawing by Maurice Greiffenhagen who was a tutor at The Glasgow School Of Art from 1906 until 1926. The reverse of the poster is annotated with the words "See Box".

Greiffenhagen, Maurice

Poster for 'LMS - The Firth of Clyde', for London Midland & Scottish Railway Company

Poster for 'LMS - The Firth of Clyde', for London Midland & Scottish Railway Company. Printed for the Foulis Archive Press, Glasgow School of Art by David J. Clark Ltd, Glasgow. Features artwork by Norman Wilkinson, 1925. The date of the poster is unknown but is believed to be the 1920s.

Source: https://www.darnleyfineart.com/artists/wilkinson

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Poster for a lecture by Rayner Banham

This poster advertised a lecture given by architecture critic Rayner Banham which was held in the Haldane Building on the 21st of February 1962. Banham was also a prolific writer and is best known for his theoretical treatise 'Theory and Design in the First Machine Age' (1960) and for his book 'Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies' (1971). The poster states "Come on babey, do the mega structure" which is a pun on the 1962 pop song 'Loco-Motion' by Eva Boyd.

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Poster for a 'New Music Group' event

This poster advertised an event featuring the New Music Group which was held in architecture studio 30 in the Mackintosh Building. According to previous deputy director of the school Jimmy Cosgrove, the New Music Group was a fusion of medieval and modern musical styles. This event is believed to be associated with Neil Morrison who was a tutor at The Glasgow School Of Art. Morrison was known for making his own lutes and playing numerous concerts at both the Third Eye Centre and The Glasgow School Of Art.

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Poster for a lecture by Ian Breakwell entitled 'Continuous Diary'

This poster advertised a lecture given by the artist Ian Breakwell that was held in the Mackintosh Lecture Theatre at The Glasgow School Of Art. Breakwell is well known for working in a variety of mediums including print, installation, film and photography, however he is best known for making work based around his diary entries. He is also associated with The Artist Placement Group, an organisation set up in 1966 to bring art practice into hospitals and prisons. This particular lecture focused on work made between 1965 and 1967. The reverse of the poster is annotated with "J.Cosgrove".

Cosgrove, James

Poster for a Mackintosh exhibition in Darmstadt

The poster advertised an exhibition of work by the Scottish architect, artist and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The show was held in the German town of Darmstadt, known for its Art Nouveau architecture and design. The show was held in the Hesse State Museum and was open from the 27th of February to 4th of May 1969. The poster is a graphic design by Fritz Fischer.

Fischer, Fritz

Poster for exhibition "Glasgow Society of Lady Artists' Club Exhibition of Founder Members and Exhibitors 1882 c. 1920'', Glasgow

Poster for exhibition 'Glasgow Society of Lady Artists' Club Exhibition of Founder Members and Exhibitors 1882 c. 1920', 10 Jun 1968-29 Jun 1968. The exhibition was held with the assistance of the Scottish Arts Council. The venue is not explicitly stated but is believed to be Glasgow.

Source: https://blairman.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Blairman_GSA_wants_list.pdf

Anderson, Agnes Violet

Poster for a performance of 'Alice In Wonderland' at The Glasgow School Of Art

This poster advertised an experimental dramatisation and adaptation of Alice In Wonderland written by Malcolm Lochhead and Joan Palmer. Performances were held in The Glasgow School Of Art's lecture theatre and ran from the 11th to the 15th of March 1968. Tickets were priced at £6 with a discounted price of £3 for concessions.

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Poster for a Centenary Exhibition of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

This poster advertised an exhibition marking the centenary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's birth. The show itself was held in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and was open to the public from the 30th of October to 5th of December 1968. The exhibition was sponsored by the Edinburgh Festival Society and arranged by the Scottish Arts Council.

David J Clark Ltd

Poster for a lecture by Charles Spencer entitled 'The Multiple Revolution'

This poster was used to advertise a lecture given by the art critic and director Charles Spencer. The lecture focused on the use of print and multiples in art practice and was held in the Mackintosh Lecture Theatre as part of The Glasgow School Of Art's annual activities week. Activities week was an important part of the school's curriculum during the 1970s. All classes stopped and students were instead required to attend lectures and film screenings.

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Poster for staff and student event entitled 'A Brew Up For Bob Mitchell In The Staff Lounge'

This poster advertised an event held in the staff lounge at The Glasgow School Of Art in honour of maintenance staff member Bob Mitchell. The poster features a caricature of Bob Mitchell illustrated by Danny Ferguson who was a lecturer at The Glasgow School Of Art. Although his main duty was maintaining the school's boiler system, Mitchell was also a reliable handy man. He is credited for constructing huge billboards which were errected in front of The Glasgow School Of Art's Newbery Tower to advertise events happening during Activities Week. These various talks and events were advertised on large scale posters, many of which can now be found in The Glasgow School Of Art's poster collection.

Ferguson, Danny

Poster for The Vic Bar opening times

This poster advertised the opening times of The Glasgow School Of Art student union, which is often referred to as The Vic Bar. The bar continues to be a large part of The Glasgow School Of Art community with a number of club nights, concerts and exhibitions being held there. The poster reads: "In the beginning there was darkness, and much dryness of many throats. Until a voice from the void said let there be cheap drink and the sound of many feet bopping it out on the floor. It gave us seven weeks to accomplish this task. Out from the depths came the chosen ones who stripped and screwed until on the seventh week came!!! A place of greatness. The hip, the hop, the thee place to be THE VIC. Hours of boozing service 11am - 2.30pm, 5pm - 11pm, with a licence to kill at the weekends - till 2.00am."

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