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Visual Arts 2017: The Archipelago of Contented Peoples: Introduced Species

June 3 - October 29

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In 2017 Steven Claydon will present a solo exhibition as part of our ongoing Contemporary Visual Arts Programme. The exhibition will take place throughout the grounds and house; bringing new sensibilities to familiar locations as well as those less well known. In his layered response to Mount Stuart and Bute, Claydon has been drawing equivalences between the islands of the Pacific and the Scottish isles.

Mount Stuart has been working in collaboration with The Common Guild, Glasgow to bring Claydon’s work to Scotland; following his nomination for the inaugural Hepworth Prize in 2016. “The Archipelago of Contented Peoples: Endurance Groups” runs at The Common Guild  through 9 July.

Steven Claydon said, “The wealth of material in the Mount Stuart archives, gardens and buildings forms a formidable arsenal of subject matter that is firmly rooted in Scottish history and politics, religious identity and eclectic architectural vernacular. For me, it is the sum accumulation of these often contradictory details that lend Mount Stuart its potency.”

This exhibition will be open during normal opening hours.


June 3
October 29