On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September, there were two days of public events and cultural exchanges for the members of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Association in Roussillon
September 17th morning: Port-Vendres’ associations forum:
The weather was relatively favourable for this morning: a mild temperature but a tramontane wind with peaks of 70 km per hour.
The members of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Association took turns all morning to answer people’s requests for information.
All in all, a very good attendance and fruitful exchanges at the association’s stand.
September 17th and 18th in the afternoon: Heritage Days:
The new Charles Rennie Mackintosh Interpretation Centre in Port-Vendres Place Castelane opened its doors on the afternoons of Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September 2022 on the occasion of the Heritage Days
Saturday was a sunny but windy afternoon with a persistent tramontana wind which did not, however, discourage the lovers of art and culture.
Sunday was a beautiful sunny afternoon, which was very pleasant and without any wind.
Our volunteers welcomed a hundred visitors in all who were able to discover or rediscover both the new centre and the leading artist of Port-Vendres: Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The reproductions of the 37 watercolours done in our region and the two interactive screens allowed them to find out about his life and work.
There were visitors of all nationalities, of all ages, both tourists passing through and locals – including members of the Evasion Catalane association
Some were art and architecture lovers, others were novices.
All in all, they were two very fruitful afternoons of warm exchanges
On the afternoon of Sunday 18th, Jacqueline and Bruno Tosi, master glassworkers, members of our association and fans of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, were kind enough to come and explain their art and their works.
A small exhibition stand and workshop were set up for the occasion near the entrance to the interpretation centre
Throughout the afternoon, Bruno gave us a demonstration of the art of stained glass, explaining step by step in a clear, educational and detailed manner, the technique, materials and tools required.
The stained-glass window was inspired and developed around the famous Mackintosh rose.
Below is a carousel of photos taken during the performance photos ft 18092022