Summer Open Weekend 2018 – Summer Festival

11:00pm-5:00pm, 30 June–1 July 2018

Come and spend the day at Hospitalfield for our Summer Open Weekend.

For this weekend at the heart of our Summer Festival visit Hospitalfield to see artists’ projects, listen to a talk, take part in a workshop, explore the house and have lunch in the cafe.

This summer we have commissioned artists France-Lise McGurn and Zoë Paul to make new projects.


France-Lise McGurn lives and works in Glasgow, her paintings and drawings take form as both individual works made in the studio and installations which are made directly onto the surfaces of the exhibition space. Her subject matter reflects a relationship with a collected archive of images, texts and film.  Recent solo exhibitions include Rabbit, Recent Activity, Birmingham, 2017; Archaos, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, 2017; Mondo Throb, Bosse and Baum, London, 2016. Her on site mural commission for Tate st Ives is currently on show and she is currently included in the show ‘Virginia Woolf , an exhibition inspired by her writings’ also on show at Tate St Ives. Group exhibitions,  X A Fantasy, David Roberts Art Foundation, London 2017; Le Nouveau Voyeurisime, Hotel Contemporary, Milan, 2017; Sexting, Group Exhibition, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, 2016; The Old Things, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris, 2016; Home Salon, Marcelle Joseph Projects, Ascot, 2016; NEO-PAGAN BITCH-WITCH!, Group show co-presented with Lucy Stein, Evelyn Yard, London, 2016. McGurn took part in our Autumn Residency programme in 2015.

Image: France-Lise McGurn, detail of work presented at Marcelle Joseph Projects in 2016.

Zoë Paul grew up between the Greek island of Kithira and Oxford, having South African origins. She now lives and works in Athens. After finishing her undergraduate at Camberwell College of art, she completed her MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London. Selected shows include: SPIKE Island, Bristol (forthcoming 2018);  Equilibrists organized by the New Museum, New York and the DESTE Foundation, Athens in collaboration at the Benaki Museum, Athens, curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari and Helga Christoffersen with Massimiliano Gioni; Unorthodox at the Jewish Museum, New York, curated by Jens Hoffman and Kelly Taxter.

Image: Zoë Paul, Solitude and Village, 2016, installation view at The Breeder, Athens.

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