SPLIT / DIVIDE – Spring Season 2018

28–29 April 2018

With artist commissions by:

Daisy Chetwin

Mary Redmond

Mary Redmond has made a new work for Hospitalfield’s Walled Garden, our inaugural annual sculpture commission which will be open to the public from April until September this year, at the end of our season.

Daisy Chetwin’s works were commissioned specifically as installations for the week only (available to view until 4 May). Chetwin presented a two-site exhibition that transforms the way viewers experience the architecture of the house, both the domestic space and the workspaces.

Both artists worked with the specifics of the site and used their personal sculptural language to divide the spaces that they made the work for. Chetwin is interested in how the viewer experiences both her sculptural interventions and how they experience each other, whilst moving within the spaces she creates. The works is installed for only a few days and the fragility of the materials that she is using reflects the short life span that the work has. Her use of paper and paint on flat forms emerge from her interest in crumbling or the remnants of architecture. There is a sense that the viewer is a performer moving within her ‘set’.

Redmond use of materials that we might associate with the building site gives her work a muscularity; concrete paving, cement blocks, polished silver corrugated steel. Yet her use of colour in combination with these tough materials combined with the confident use of the wide open space of the walled garden, a little under an acre, makes a wonderful, almost jewel like, impact against the architecture of the 19th century arts and craft house. Her starting points are within the geometry and pattern of formal gardens and the introduction of pattern within modernist architecture. Between these two conventions of design she draws connections between the more classical gardens, with their romantic use of water and structure as well as planting and the Brutalist use of hard materials that are now so much associated with failure. We will experience this complex work by Redmond from Spring to Autumn and as the garden grows up around it.


Daisy Chetwin’s new work for Hospitalfield Spring Season will be an investigation into the physical experience of space. She has made two large scale sculptural installations that will transform the way that viewers experience the architecture of the Study Room and Studio.

Daisy Chetwin graduated from the Sculpture and Environmental Art department at The Glasgow School of Art in 2017 and lives in Berlin. Recent projects include The weight of your hold, Easterhouse Swimming Pool project with Platform, Glasgow, 2017; In through your mouth, Mackintosh Church, Glasgow, 2016; and In particular some places, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow, 2017.



Mary Redmond will make a sculptural installation for Hospitalfield’s Walled Garden. This new commission will be our first semi permanent artwork and will be on show until the end of September this year.

Mary Redmond is a sculptor based in Scotland who graduated from Master of Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art in 1998. She has presented solo exhibitions at Platform, Easthouse in 2014; Dundee Contemporary Arts in 2010 and Talbot Rice Gallery in Edinburgh in 2005. Over the last ten years she has been part of major group shows including Undone: Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds; Studio 58: Women Artists in Glasgow Since WWII, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art; and Bold Tendencies Sculpture Project 6, Peckham where she made an expansive installation within multi-story car park. She has shown regularly internationally, including at The Clay and Glass Museum, Ontario in 2014; Neues Museum, Nuremberg in 2013; and Kunsthall Oslo in 2010.

We are grateful to Cladco in Rutherglen, the manufacturers of the corrugated metal Mary Redmond has used, for supporting the project.

Images: Bold Tendencies Sculpture Project Peckham Carpark, Platform Glasgow, Mary Redmond Work in Progress Hospitalfield


Saturday 28 April 

10.30am – 1.00pm: Jewellery Workshop with Daisy Chetwin.

12.00 – 1.00pm: House Tour

2.00 – 3.00pm: Architecture & Garden Tour

3.00 – 4.00pm: House Tour

4.00 – 5.00pm: Sculpture Focus – Illustrated in-conversation contextualising Daisy Chetwin and Mary Redmond’s work and influences.

5.00pm – 5.30pm: Opening reception, all welcome.

6.00pm – 8.00pm: Artists’ Supper, all welcome.


Sunday 29 April 

11.00am – 1.00pm: Drawing Workshop, inside and outside.

12.00 – 1.00pm: House Tour

2.00 – 3.00pm: Architecture & Garden Tour

3.00 – 4.00pm: House Tour


Daisy Chetwin lead a jewellery workshop during the open weekend where the participants made earrings and brooches from metal sheet. They learned about cutting shapes, punching, drilling, painting and folding the metal.


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