Visual Arts Programme
Created in 2001, the Mount Stuart Contemporary Visual Arts Programme presents work by significant Scottish and international artists. The programme invites contemporary artists to bring new perspectives to the extraordinary Neo-Gothic mansion, its collections and location. Complementing each exhibition is a programme of events, publications and educational activities.
Commissioned artists have included; Kate Whiteford, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Christine Borland, Langlands & Bell, Anya Gallaccio, Nathan Coley, Lee Mingwei, Lucy Skaer, Kate Davis, Lorna Macintyre, Steven Claydon.
We extend our reach beyond Bute through relationships with writers and organisations including; The Common Guild, The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, GENERATION and The Modern Institute.
Through commissioning artists Mount Stuart Trust aims to add value and vibrancy to the historical context of Mount Stuart and reinvigorate dialogue and enquiry.
Our Visual Arts Programme will return in June 2018 with an exhibition by a significant contemporary artist. Accompanying the exhibition will be a programme of talks, workshops and activities. More details to be announced in the months ahead.
In the meantime you can view a small selection of the works we have exhibited in the slideshow below and don’t forget to join us on Twitter & Instagram.
Steven Claydon, ‘Omphalos’, 2017
Mark Neville, ‘Blue Tit in Mount Stuart Workshop’, 2008
Simon Bill, ‘this is trichromacy’ & ‘you naughty man!’, part of Modernism Has Two Faces, 2011
Sarah Staton, ‘In situ ex situ’, 2007
Lee Mingwei, ‘Trilogy of Sounds’, 2010
Christine Borland, ‘An hospital: the velocity of drops’, 2003