Open Weekend at Hospitalfield

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EXCHANGE is the title of Hospitalfield Arts third Open Weekend event of 2013 and is an opportunity to explore the house and grounds, to encounter a small group of carefully selected and installed contemporary artworks. EXCHANGE runs from 14 – 15 September 2013.

Hospitalfield has been a focus for contemporary art since the 1850s, when Patrick Allan-Fraser commissioned works for his collection, his interest at this time was on self-portraiture. Leaving the house as he did, to be used by artists for the development of their work, the bequest has allowed the trust to support hundreds of artists through the last century. This legacy continues with the 12 international artists who are currently participating in the Autumn Residency Programme this September.

EXCHANGE draws on the history of the house and reflects on the relationships which have shaped it. The ethos of exchange is central to the story of Hospitalfield. The elaborate buildings we see today were created because of Patrick and Elizabeth Allan-Fraser’s love and shared commitment to the project.

Taking exchange as a physical and conceptual point of departure, the contemporary works presented tackle ideas of offering, mirroring and control within the exchange.

Artists’ work on display includes: William Cobbing, Anne-Marie Copestake, Siniša Labrović, and Smith/Stewart

EXCHANGE: 14 – 15 September, 11am – 5pm

The Autumn Open Weekend at Hospitalfield part of Angus Heritage Week.

Access to the house and grounds is free. A donation of £5 per adult would be welcomed. The café is open throughout the weekend serving lunches and teas. Heritage tours of the house: £4. Includes an introduction to the 19th century portrait collection by Duncan McLaren.