EDINBURGH.- Jupiter Artland
announced four major site specific commissions to be unveiled in May 2010. New works by Turner Prize short-listed artists Cornelia Parker, Nathan Coley and Jim Lambie as well as young British sculptor Peter Liversidge, will be displayed in the 80-acre woodland grounds of Bonnington House on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
Since opening in May 2009, Jupiter Artland has quickly established itself as an exciting new addition to the UK art scene, offering visitors a unique opportunity to explore one of Britains pre-eminent collections of contemporary sculpture in a constantly-evolving environment. Works on permanent display include iconic pieces by leading international sculptors including Anish Kapoor and Antony Gormley, displayed alongside site specific commissions by artists including Ian Hamilton Finlay, Andy Goldsworthy, Charles Jencks and Marc Quinn. Open from May until the end of August, Jupiter Artland welcomed almost 10,000 visitors in its first year and received the prestigious 2009 Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Art Award, which rewards those who inspire Scotland through their contributions to cultural life.
Jupiter Artland has an extensive education programme, offering students of all ages an insight into the long creative process from commission to installation. The outreach programme combines work with local primary and secondary schools with regular workshops and holiday programmes of art education. There is also a substantial on-site archive of film, photographs and journals charting each of the commissions.