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Hospitalfield Summer Open Weekend

27 June 2015 until 28 June 2015
Hospitalfield House

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Summer Weekend 2015 – Saturday and Sunday events
11:00am-5:00pm, 27–28 June 2015


The programme of events will include artist’s screenings, talks and conversations.

Also tours and talks for those interested in the history of Hospitalfield House.

To get involved in Bespoke Atelier’s workshops book a place.

The café and the gardens will be open thanks to Hospitalfield’s Garden Club.


Bespoke Atelier

John Smith
Stephen Sutcliffe

READING SURFACE:- The interior surfaces of Hospitalfield House are designed, patterned, embossed, moulded and carved; wood, leather, stone, paper. Layers of use build up and wear away; marks and grime, a patina that offers a narrative, alternative to the more fixed story offered by the paper archive of letters and minute books.

Inspired by the pattern and surfaces within the house Bespoke Atelier will set up their practical design studio in the 1901 Studios at the back of Hospitalfield House. Join them in exploring the House and reflecting on other domestic environments for starting points to develop your own patten and pictorial designs during the workshop.

In the early evening of Saturday the influential artist film maker John Smith will screen his work Home Suite (1993-4) with evening discussion and dinner. Artist Stephen Sutcliffe will contribute to the weekend’s events by screening Our Mother’s House (1967) which will lead to a discussion with John Smith over brunch on Sunday. Sutcliffe will include in this brunch session an excerpt from Word for Word the 70s BBC book program presented by Robert Robinson in which Ian McEwan’s literary agent Tom Maschler, Auberon Waugh and Julian Gloag talk about the plot of McEwan’s ‘The Cement Garden’ and its notorious similarities to Gloag’s ‘Our Mother’s House’ which was published 15 years earlier.