Martin Boyce: An Inn For Phantoms Of The Outside And In

26 May to 18 November 2019

Mount Stuart Trust is delighted to announce a solo exhibition by Martin Boyce this summer.

Martin presents a major outdoor commission in the landscaped grounds of Mount Stuart. Inspired by the memory of a tennis court long since dismantled, his ongoing interest in abandoned and disused spaces is awakened. The original court is undocumented, a relic from the 1970’s, and by connecting with previous works such as the iconic 2002 Tramway installation Our Love is Like the Flowers, the Rain, the Sea and the Hours, Martin continues his exploration of sites in between use and misuse: “one place shipwrecked within another”.

To find out more about this exhibition go here.

This exhibition is supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland:

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.

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You can view details of every exhibition we’ve hosted in our archive below from Kate Whiteford in 2001 to Christine Borland in 2018.

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