A series of sculptures inspired by the zodiac windows in Mount Stuart’s stunning Marble Hall form the basis of this year’s contribution to the Contemporary Visual Arts Programme at Bute’s top visitor attraction.
Lorna Macintyre’s ‘Four Paper Fugues’ will be on show to the public at Mount Stuart from Sunday, July 6 until the end of October.
The four sculptures - each comprising a group of works relating to one of the four seasons of the year - reflect the colour scheme depicted in the intricate stained-glass windows high above the Marble Hall and their representations of the months and seasons of the year.
The works themselves will be installed in various locations around the house and grounds, including the Marble Hall itself, the conservatory and the boathouse on the shoreline.
This year’s commission is part of GENERATION, a celebration of 25 years of contemporary art in Scotland which also includes ‘New Weather Coming’ by Jacqueline Donachie, visiting Bute on Friday, July 18 as part of a national tour.
Lorna Macintyre, the creator of Four Paper Fugues, lives and works in Glasgow, the city where she was born in 1977, and has had exhibitions and projects in locations as widely spread as Vancouver, San Francisco, Vienna and Kilcreggan.
She’ll give a talk about her work at Mount Stuart on Sunday, July 6 at 3pm - places are free, but booking is advisable. Contact Mount Stuart on (01700) 503877.