Jupiter Artland 1

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

I went to visit Jupiter Artland a couple of weeks ago and keep forgetting to put the photos up, really there are so many I thought about not doing it at all, but seeing as so few people in Edinburgh are aware of this amazing place I had to publish something

Jupiter Artland is based out at Bonnington House, a Jacobean manor house just west of Edinburgh. Since 1999 the current owners of the house, the Wilson family, have been slowly developing their own sculpture garden in the land surrounding the house.

The land is a work in progress, individual artists are employed year round to add new pieces, although it has been open to the public now for three years. These include Ian Hamilton Finlay, Anthony Gormley and Charles Jencks, who is best known for his land forms outside the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art in the west end of Edinburgh.

Rather than bogging you down with a huge number of photos in one post I've decided to spread my Jupiter Artland ones out a bit, I'll be putting up a new selection of them everything few days (there are three in total). If you want to see some more photos from there now, Franca of Oranges and Apples visited over the weekend and you can see her post here. She's got some wonderful photos of Jenck's work.

I have my first shift at the British Heart Foundation today, for the rest of the summer I will be volunteering a couple of afternoons a week in their book department, followed by a night out for my best friend's birthday so if I don't post tomorrow I apologise, I'll be recovering.

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  1. Wow, these are great photos and I love the art! Thanks for sharing and have fun tonight :)


  2. oranges_and_apples3 August 2011 at 22:29

    oh, your photos of the multicoloured wall are much better than mine! I had no idea it'd been going for that long and I thought it was closing at the end of September! Clearly I've been paying no attention!

  3. You have the prettiest hair! So adorable. Thank you for the sweet comment!
    xo, Elsie

  4. is your hair naturally that red?!? J'ADORE!

  5. that is a beautiful place.I would love to visit, if I ever go overseas, that is. (nudge, nudge parents.) Have fun with your bestie. 

  6. What an adorable place!



  7. This is COMPLETELY fantastic!! I want to go there, it looks like so much fun. And that little house is adorable.


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