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December Open Weekend at Hospitalfield

6 December 2013 until 8 December 2013
Hospitalfield House

THE VIEW: of land and sea – December Open Weekend at Hospitalfield

6 December, 7pm: Opening performance Seven Works in Time by Andy Holden

7 December: Book Launch of Curious Arts No.6 by Susan Brind & Jim Harold, commissioned performances take place throughout the day

7 – 8 December, 11am – 5pm: Open Weekend, guided tours, explore the house and grounds, café (entry is free, tours £4 per adult)

For THE VIEW we will be hosting the Travelling Gallery and the current exhibition THIS LAND which features work by artists Henry Coombes, Andy Holden, Hannah Imlach, Michael Reisch and Iain Sarjeant.

THIS LAND presents a beautifully alternative view of the Scottish landscape, inspired by the Year of Natural Scotland, through works by artists with a diverse range of practices.

The Travelling Gallery is a custom-built, mobile, contemporary art space inside a big beautiful bus which will be parked on one of Hospitalfield’s fields with a view across the sea.

For the opening of THE VIEW on the 6 December Andy Holden will perform Seven Short Works in Time a series of musical works written and performed by Holden with a string quartet. The musicians and conductor are local to Arbroath.

Curious Art No. 6 is a publication by Susan Brind & Jim Harold inspired by their residency at Hospitalfield in 2006. Their text work is installed in the Library and this will be an opportunity to complete the project which reflects the relationship of Hospitalfield to art, place and the environment. Susan Brind & Jim Harold have invited a small group of artists and writers to do performances and readings throughout the day on Saturday 7 December.


Andy Holden, Bastion of Empire, acrylic on brown paper.

Andy Holden, Bastion of Empire, acrylic on brown paper.