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A collection of various artworks belonging to Kath Whyte.

Includes:

  • A framed black and purple print of a bird, possibly done by Bob Stewart;
  • A framed batik; a design by Bob Stewart [outsize];
  • "Brave Fusilier" an abstract work of art given to Kath Whyte on her retirement by Bob Finnie, lecturer in the Printed Textiles Department [outsize];
  • Charcoal portrait, pencil portrait and two etchings of Kath Whyte signed by W.S. Webster [outsize];
  • Piece of art work (possibly a portrait of Kath?) done by a child [outsize].

The following items are in PCS 18.12:

  • Brave Fusilier, Design by Robert Stewart, Portraits of Kath Whyte by W.S Webster and portrait by a child

Whyte, Helen Kathleen R

Cushion

Scottish. Commemorating the Festival of Britain. Design suggests a firework display. In white and coloured embroidery on blue background. Names of designer, Robert Stewart and embroiderer, Kathleen Whyte in small motif on the back.

Stewart, Robert

Enamel brooch

This item suffered significant damage in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 23rd May 2014. It was salvaged and has undergone conservation and consolidation work.

Stewart, Robert

Enamel brooch

This item suffered significant damage in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 23rd May 2014. It was salvaged and has undergone conservation and consolidation work.

Stewart, Robert

Enamel brooch

This item suffered significant damage in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 23rd May 2014. It was salvaged and has undergone conservation and consolidation work.

Stewart, Robert

Kitchen store jar - currants

This item suffered significant damage in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 23rd May 2014. It was salvaged and has undergone conservation and consolidation work. Round white storage jar with lid. Tan, green, and black transfer desgin on jar with 'Currants' in black near the centre. Thin gold band on the bottom. Lid is white with a gold band.

Stewart, Robert

Kitchen store jar: flour

Round kitchen store jar with a white bottom complete with yellow, black, and grey transfer designs. Top half is gold. Labelled 'FLOUR' in black towards the center. Lid is white with some gold. Has 2 relief bands of gold circles.

Stewart, Robert

Papers of Kath Whyte, Head of Embroidery at Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

  • DC 029
  • Collection
  • c1909-1996

A collection of Kath Whyte's personal papers which comprises:

  • Family papers, press cuttings and photographs, c1909-1981
  • chool certificates, c1922
  • Correspondence, 1927-1996
  • Early sketches and drawings, 1920s
  • ketchbooks, notebooks, photographs and correspondence from Gray's School of Art, c1922-1947
  • Personal correspondence, 1922-1996
  • National Identification Card, 1943
  • Travel diary, c1940s
  • Lecture notes, sketchbooks and notebooks, 1948-1974
  • Assorted textile samples, sketch books and notebooks, 1950s-1970s
  • Examples of weaving by Kath Whyte and her pupils, c1950s-1970s
  • Diaries 1974-1988 and miscellaneous books owned by Kath Whyte
  • Photographs (professional and personal), 1909-1996
  • MBE medal and associated correspondence and photograph
  • Extensive collection of undated slides
  • Exhibition catalogues
  • Textile and design pieces, c1930s-1970s

This material may contain sensitive information about individuals that is protected by the Data Protection Act. Until this material has been checked for sensitive information, it will not be available for researchers. Once this Data Protection work is complete the collection will be open for access, however any sensitive information will be closed and inaccessible for 75 years from the date of creation.

Whyte, Helen Kathleen R

Papers of Liz Arthur relating to Robert Stewart, artist and designer

  • DC 062
  • Collection
  • c1950-2004

This collection contains the research materials of Liz Arthur used in writing 'Robert Stewart : Design 1946 - 95'.

It includes:

  • copies of press cuttings and ephemera relating to Robert Stewart
  • correspondence and notes relating to the book and associated exhibition held at Glasgow School of Art in 2003
  • photographs, strip negatives and slide negatives of Robert Stewart's works
  • and a small number of Robert Stewart's original works, including Christmas cards and textiles.

This material may contain sensitive information about individuals that is protected by the Data Protection Act. Until this material has been checked for sensitive information, it will not be available for researchers. Once this Data Protection work is complete the collection will be open for access, however any sensitive information will be closed and inaccessible for 75 years from the date of creation.

Arthur, Liz

Poster for a debate entitled 'Art School Creates No Prospects'

This poster advertised a debate which dealt with the positive and negative aspects of studying at The Glasgow School Of Art which was held in the Mackintosh Lecture Theatre on the 8th of December 1976. Speaking for the school in the debate included Roger Hoare, Mike Roschlau, Tom Lyden and Vladimir Soukoup. Speaking against were Dugald Cameron, Julian Gibb, Colin McNaught and Jim Cathcart. Harry J. Barnes was the chairperson. The poster states: "The Motion: This house believes that this art school creates no prospects, no jobs, no firm conclusions, no hopes, few aspirations, little money, nothing but nostalgia..." The poster was printed by Bob Stewart who was a senior lecturer in design at The Glasgow School Of Art at this time.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for a farewell dinner for Kath Whyte

This poster advertised a farewell dinner held for the retirement of Kath Whyte. Whyte taught in The Glasgow School of Art's textile department from 1949 to 1974 and was highly regarded for her work in embroidery and weave.The event took place in the Newbery Tower on the 12th of June 1974. The poster was designed and printed by Robert Stewart who produced a number of the posters in The Glasgow School Of Art's poster collection. Stewart was acting Head Of Design in 1974.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for a farewell dinner for Lennox Paterson

This poster advertised a retirement dinner for Lennox Paterson. Paterson worked at The Glasgow School Of Art between 1964 and 1979, occupying various roles including Head of Design and Deputy Head of the school. He was highly regarded for his wood engravings of animals and the poster features elements of this style. The event was held in the Bourdon Hall at The Glasgow School Of Art on the 20th of December 1979. The poster was designed and printed by Bob Stewart who was a senior lecturer in printed textiles at this time.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for a farewell dinner for Lennox Patterson

This poster advertised a farewell dinner for staff member Lennox Patterson. Patterson is known for his illustrative work done in linocut and scraperboard and was a student at The Glasgow School Of Art before becoming a lecturer in graphic design as well as Deputy Director of the school. The dinner was held in the Bourdon Hall in the Bourdon building on the 20th of December 1979.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for a George Melly concert

This poster advertised a concert by the eccentric jazz musician George Melly which was held in the Bourdon Assembly Hall on Tuesday the 3rd of March 1981. Another poster advertising a George Melly concert at The Glasgow School Of Art in 1992 can be found under the reference number GSAA/EPH/10/30.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for a lecture by Burt Kwouk and Joe McGrath

This poster advertised a lecture given by actor Burt Kwouk and director Joe McGrath which was held in the Mackintosh Lecture Theatre on the 23rd of February 1983. Burt Kwouk is famously known for his character Cato in the Pink Panther films while Joe McGrath was a student at The Glasgow School Of Art in the 1940s. The poster was printed by Bob Stewart who was a senior member of staff at The Glasgow School Of Art at this time.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for a lecture by Cedric Price

This poster advertised a lecture given by architect, teacher and writer Cedric Price. Price was known for his eccentric architectural designs that were perceived as both socially enabling and playful. The lecture was held in the Haldane Building at The Glasgow School Of Art on the 10th of February.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for a lecture by Emilio Coia

This poster advertised a lecture given by the Scottish artist and illustrator Emilio Coia. Coia was born in Glasgow and studied at The Glasgow School Of Art. He is recognised for his work for The Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as the Scotsman newspaper. Coia was elected as president of The Glasgow Art Club, a role which he held until his death in 1997. This lecture focused on Coia's surreal drawings of famous buildings, with a particular focus on the Sydney Opera House, and was held at The Glasgow School Of Art on the 19th of February 1973.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for a lecture by Gus Wylie

This poster advertised a lecture given by the photographer Gus Wylie which was held in the Mackintosh Lecture Theatre on the 12th of November 1986. Wylie is known for his monochrome photography work and has taught at both University of the Arts in London and Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for a lecture by Gus Wylie

This poster advertised a lecture given by the photographer Gus Wylie which was held in the Mackintosh Lecture Theatre on the 12th of November 1986. Wylie is known for his monochrome photography work and has taught at both University of the Arts in London and Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. On the reverse of the poster is written "Bob Stewart" in pencil.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for a lecture by Herman Hertzberger

This poster advertised a lecture given by the German architect Herman Hertzberger. Hertzberger is widely considered to be one of the influences behind the Dutch Structuralist movement of the mid 20th century. The lecture was held in the Mackintosh Lecture Theatre on The Glasgow School Of Art campus on the 20th of February 1975.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for a retirement party for David Donaldson

This poster advertised a retirement party arranged in honour of David A. Donaldson. Donaldson grew up in Coatbridge near Glasgow. He received a place at The Glasgow School Of Art at the age of fifteen despite having no formal qualifications and went on to become the head of drawing and painting in 1967. He was recognised for his portraiture, notably his portrait of Queen Elizabeth the Second in 1967. Donaldson remained at The Glasgow School Of Art until his retirement in 1981. The retirement party was held in The Glasgow Art Club on Bath Street in Glasgow on the 24th of June 1981. The poster was printed by Bob Stewart who was head of design at The Glasgow School Of Art at this time.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for a retirement party for William Drummond Bone

This poster advertised the retirement party of William Drummond Bone which was held in the Mackintosh Board Room on the 12th of January 1973. Bone was part of both The Royal Society of Arts and The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and taught drawing and painting at The Glasgow School Of Art between 1934 and 1973. The poster was designed and printed by Robert Stewart who was a senior lecturer in design at this time.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for a retrospective exhibition of Bob Stewart's work

This poster advertised a retrospective exhibition of work by Bob Stewart which ran between the 4th and the 31st of October 1980 at The University Of Strathclyde. Stewart is a leading figure in The Glasgow School Of Art's history. His role progressed from lecturing in textiles to Head of Design before he became Deputy Director of the school. He was highly regarded by staff and students and also designed and printed many of the posters in The Glasgow School Of Art's poster collection.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for a seminar lead by Dr. John McHale

This poster advertised a seminar lead by Dr. John McHale which focused on a theme entitled "The Future Of The Future". He did this seminar three times, twice at The Glasgow School Of Art on the 4th and 5th of November and once at The University Of Strathclyde on the 4th of November 1976. McHale was the Director of the Centre for Integrative Studies and School of Advanced Technology for the State University of New York. He is credited as the founder of the Independent Group, a London based artistic movement which kickstarted British Pop Art. Members of the group included Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, and architects Alison and Peter Smithson. The poster was designed and printed by Bob Stewart, who was a senior lecturer in textile design at this time.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for a talk by Cedric Price

This poster advertised a lecture given by architect, teacher and writer Cedric Price. Price was known for his eccentric architectural designs that were perceived as both socially enabling and playful. The lecture was held in the Haldane Building at The Glasgow School Of Art on the 10th of February.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for a talk by Emilio Coia

This poster advertised a lecture given by the Scottish artist and illustrator Emilio Coia. Coia was born in Glasgow and studied at The Glasgow School Of Art. He is recognised for his work for The Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as the Scotsman newspaper. Coia was elected as president of The Glasgow Art Club where he remained until his death in 1997. This lecture focused on Coia's surreal drawings of famous buildings, with a particular focus on the Sydney Opera House, and was held at The Glasgow School Of Art on the 19th of February 1973.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for an exhibition of work by John Macfarlane

This poster advertised an exhibition of work by John Macfarlane who was a student at The Glasgow School Of Art before moving to Wales to work as a set and costume designer. The exhibition was held in the Bourdon building on The Glasgow School Of Art campus from the 5th to the 18th of December 1979. Interestingly, John Macfarlane's name has been misspelled on the poster where his surname has been spelled as 'McFarlane'.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for an exhibition of work by John McFarlane

This poster advertised an exhibition of work by John McFarlane who was a student at The Glasgow School Of Art before moving to Wales to work as a set and costume designer. The exhibition was held in the Bourdon building on The Glasgow School Of Art campus from the 5th to the 18th of December 1979. Interestingly, John Macfarlane's name has been misspelled on the poster where his surname has been spelled as 'McFarlane'.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for lectures by both Joe McGrath and Bob Godfrey

This poster advertised two lectures focusing on films and film making which were given by both Joe McGrath and Bob Godfrey. The event was held in the Haldane building as part of The Glasgow School Of Art's annual Activities Week. Joe McGrath is known for his work as a director on films such as the 1967 version of Casino Royale, The Goon Show and Rising Damp. Bob Godfrey is an illustrator and animator, most famously known for his animation for children's television shows 'Roobarb' and 'Henry's Cat'. The poster is promoted on page 19 of The Glasgow School Of Art prospectus for 1972/73.

Stewart, Robert

Poster for lectures by both Joe McGrath and Bob Godfrey

This poster advertised two lectures focusing on films and film making which were given by both Joe McGrath and Bob Godfrey. The event was held in the Haldane building as part of The Glasgow School Of Art's annual Activities Week. Joe McGrath is known for his work as a director on films such as the 1967 version of Casino Royale, The Goon Show and Rising Damp. Bob Godfrey is an illustrator and animator, most famously known for his animation for children's television shows 'Roobarb' and 'Henry's Cat'. The poster is promoted on page 19 of The Glasgow School Of Art prospectus for 1972/73.

Stewart, Robert

Spice jar

This item was damaged in the fire in The Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art on 23rd May 2014. It was assessed by a conservator but no conservation work was deemed possible. Small white spice jar with red and black transfer design. Two relief bands of circles around the body. Gold lid.

Stewart, Robert

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