BBC Art Screen

Event Type:

Off-site event


Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) / Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT)


10 Apr 2014 - 13 Apr 2014
Thu - Sun, 11:00 - 23:00



BBC Art Screen
Celebrating arts documentaries

BBC Art Screen

Event info

ART SCREEN - Celebrating Arts Documentaries
10 - 13 April 2014

Art Screen is a brand new arts documentary festival, taking place as part of the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art in April 2014. Art Screen will showcase some of the world’s best arts documentary films and include highlights from the BBC archive.

The diverse four-day festival will take place in two of Glasgow’s renowned art spaces, the Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) and the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA). The programme will include screenings of documentaries on visual arts, architecture, music and photography alongside accompanying events and discussions featuring major artists, filmmakers, and critics. 

13 April 2014, GFT

This documentary, a BBC premiere, charts the ultimate architectural challenge: how do you design a building to sit opposite a Mackintosh masterpiece?

Filmed over three years, Facing up to Mackintosh, is testament and response to the demolition of Newbery Tower and charts the construction of its replacement, The Reid Building.

Designed by New York-based Steven Holl Architects in partnership with JM Architects of Glasgow, the Reid building is Steven Holl’s first ever UK project. The film merges interviews with the architects, Steven Holl and Chris McVoy, with the artistic responses of four recent Glasgow School of Art design school graduates, who have also made work which is interwoven into the film.

Featuring conversations between well-known alumni such as Martin Boyce and Ross Sinclair, Facing Up To Mackintosh questions what makes the perfect creative environment and ultimately how and why we create art.

Director Louise Lockwood, herself a GSA alumna, will introduce the film, and there will be a special post-screening discussion.

More details about the festival can be found at the Art Screen website.