Visual Arts

The visual arts programme at Mount Stuart, under the direction of and curated by Sophie Crichton-Stuart, aims to promote and facilitate interest in the contemporary visual arts and bring exhibitions of an international standard to Bute and Argyll. It utilises the context of Mount Stuart and the Isle of Bute to create potential to reach a wider audience and provides an exciting opportunity for public artwork as well as accessible educational opportunities.

The Mount Stuart Trust annually invites internationally respected artists to exhibit and create new work in response to both the Mount Stuart and its surroundings. Commissioned works have included land art, photography, video, film, sculpture, installation and painting. These projects have developed within the context of the archives, history and architecture of the House, gardens and island. The collaborative process of each project enriches the programme, artists' practice, and audience participation, while continuing the tradition of commissioning innovative new work at Mount Stuart.

Visual Arts Archive

Lorna Macintyre (2014)

Lorna Macintyre (2014)

Four Paper Fugues
6th July – 31st October 2014

Lucy Skaer (2013)

Lucy Skaer (2013)

A Proposal for Mount Stuart 2013
23 June - 31 October 2013

SANCTUARY|COMRAICH (2012)

SANCTUARY|COMRAICH (2012)

SANCTUARY|COMRAICH
24 June - 31 October 2012

Eva Berendes, Simon Bill, Enrico David, Karin Ruggaber and Sarah Staton (2011)

Eva Berendes, Simon Bill, Enrico David, Karin Ruggaber and Sarah Staton (2011)

Modernism has two faces......
25 June - 31st October 2011

Lee Mingwei (2010)

Lee Mingwei (2010)

Trilogy of Sounds
9 May - 30 September 2010

Katja Strunz (2009)

Katja Strunz (2009)

The Great Bear (je meurs où je m'attache)'
17 May - 30 September 2009

Mark Neville (2008)

Mark Neville (2008)

Fancy Pictures
11 May - 30 September 2008

Sarah Staton (2007)

Sarah Staton (2007)

In situ ex situ
13 May - 30 September 2007

Moyna Flannigan (2007)

Moyna Flannigan (2007)

A Footprint in the Hall
13 May - 30 September 2007

Nathan Coley (2006)

Nathan Coley (2006)

Nathan Coley
7 May - 30 September 2006

Anya Gallaccio (2005)

Anya Gallaccio (2005)

Silver Seed
3 July - 30 September 2005

Mischa Haller (2005)

Mischa Haller (2005)

on Bute
1 May - 24 June 2005

Langlands & Bell (2004)

Langlands & Bell (2004)

Re awakening
13 June - 26 September 2004

Christine Borland (2003)

Christine Borland (2003)

An Hospital: The Velocity of Drops
6 June - 24 August 2003

Victoria Clare Bernie (2003)

Victoria Clare Bernie (2003)

A Cinematic Garden
21 June - 3 August 2003

Katy Lynton (2003)

Katy Lynton (2003)

Trip The Fantastic
18 April - 1 June 2003

Thomas Joshua Cooper (2002)

Thomas Joshua Cooper (2002)


26 June - 30 September 2002

Kate Whiteford (2001)

Kate Whiteford (2001)


June 2001 - September 2001