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: 8 May– 11 July 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.
Abbas Akhavan: 24 July– 30 September 2021
This commission will introduce audiences in Scotland to Abbas Akhavan’s work, his international reputation having been formed in Canada, Germany, USA, UAE, Colombia, Turkey, Ireland and England. Akhavan’s practice addresses social, economic and political concerns through the lens of ecology, animal and plant life. Following his habitual pattern of on-site research he will spend time on Bute over 2021. Working with natural and ancient materials he will realise a large installation of site-specific works interrogating the history of Mount Stuart and its landscape.
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 will be announced in January 2021.
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.
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Up-to-date Covid-19 compliant guidelines will be reviewed and issued to visitors immediately prior to the exhibitions.