Mount Stuart Trust Announces 2021 Contemporary Visual Arts Programme: 20th Anniversary Year

16th December 2020

Mount Stuart Trust Announces 2021 Contemporary Visual Arts Programme: 20th Anniversary Year

We are delighted to announce that our 2020 Contemporary Visual Arts Exhibitions, which had to be cancelled due to Covid-19, have been re-scheduled for 2021.

Ilana Halperin: There is a Volcano Behind My House: 7 May– 15 August 2021

For this major new commission Ilana Halperin directs her focus to works inspired by the geology of the island of Bute where she now spends much of her time. Situated throughout the house, sculpture and works on paper make reference to ‘immigrant’ minerals embedded in the fabric of the building, as well as geologic phenomena found on the island. A textile work has been made in conjunction with fabric designer and producer Bute Fabrics. Dates will shortly be announced for two performative lectures during the exhibition, which will take place in an ancient volcanic crater on the Island of Bute, in partnership with Patricia Fleming Gallery and Glasgow International Festival.

The exhibition will launch online on 7 May and will run, in line with government guidelines, in person at Mount Stuart from 6 June - 15 August.

Emerging Artist Residency: February-March 2021
This residency is now in its third iteration, creating an opportunity for emerging artists, whose practice is rooted in social engagement. An Open Call for applications closed on 4th December and the successful candidate, Kaya Fraser, was announced in January 2021. Find out more here.

Martin Boyce: An Inn For Phantoms Of The Outside And In: All year
Boyce’s major sculptural installation in the grounds of Mount Stuart will have its run extended throughout 2021. Returning to nature over a period of months and now years, the work echoes the rhythm of the seasons, meriting repeated, physical encounters.

For further information and press images please contact:
Morven Gregor: or
Charlotte Rogers:

Up-to-date Covid-19 compliant guidelines will be reviewed and issued to visitors immediately prior to the exhibitions.