Visual Arts Programme

The Mount Stuart Visual Arts Programme aims to commission new work, to promote and facilitate interest in the contemporary visual arts and bring exhibitions of international significance to Argyll and Bute. The Programme was inaugurated 2001 together with the RIBA award winning new-build visitor centre designed by Munckenbeck and Marshall, incorporating an audio visual, and event space.



Visual Artists

Since 2001 Mount Stuart Trust has invited contemporary artists to create and exhibit work in response to Mount Stuart and Bute.

Artists have included; Kate Whiteford, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Christine Borland, Victoria Clare Bernie, Langlands & Bell, Mischa Haller, Anya Gallaccio, Nathan Coley, Sarah Staton, Moyna Flannigan, Nina Danino, Mark Neville, Lee Mingwei, Lucy Skaer, Kate Davis and Lorna Macintyre.


Solo and group exhibitions have involved site specific installations, land art, photography, video, film, sculpture and painting.

Responding to the historic collection, grounds and house, the Contemporary Visual Arts Programme has brought new perspectives and added vibrancy to Mount Stuart, opening dialogue with new audiences and regular visitors alike.