SCRIPT – Summer Open Weekend 2018 – Summer Festival

30 June–1 July 2018

Preview event on Friday 29 June, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July – 11am – 5pm

Hospitalfield commissioned artists France-Lise McGurn and Zoë Paul to make new work that was opened to the public this weekend.

Paul, who is based in Athens, was invited to work onsite to produce a new body of work presented in the 20th century Studios for the Summer Festival Open Weekend. This exhibition took place in two parts, the first space presented a collaboration with Hospitalfield’s chef Simon Brown who designed a menu and served food to visitors who were invited to sit at a long table in a space designed by Zoë Paul. The second space opened into a calmer more poetic space; a woodland atmosphere.

McGurn lives and works in Glasgow, she too worked at Hospitalfield to create a new painting made directly on to the walls of the house. Her work brings the study room on the first floor of the House alive with an ordered chaos of figures and limbs deftly painted with the characteristic single lines of her brush.

Through this commission, McGurn revisited Hospitalfield, following on from her residency in 2015 where she got to know Hospitalfield very well.  Her ‘whole-room’ wall painting follows similar works made to fit other interior spaces such as her ambitious work for Tate St Ives, made for the show ‘Virginia Wolf: An Exhibition Inspired by her Writings’ earlier in 2018. The commission stays in place throughout 2018 to be enjoyed by all those who visit and work in the building. It will be painted out and Hospitalfield will commission another work in its place in 2019.

The Summer Sculpture Commission by Mary Redmond continues to animate the Walled Garden, see below for documentation.


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.

Images: France-Lise McGurn, details of work Extensa Suite in the Study Room at Hospitalfield. Photo: Ruth Clark.


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, 2018;  Equilibrists organised 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.

Images: Zoë Paul, exhibition wild wolf, man and fish in the Studios at Hospitalfield. Photo: Ruth Clark.


Mary Redmond has made a sculptural installation for Hospitalfield’s Walled Garden entitled The Venny, The Jumps. This new commission is our first semi permanent artwork and will be on show until the end of September.

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: Mary Redmond, The Venny, The Jumps, 2018.



Friday 29 June

5.30pm – 7.30pm: Opening reception, all welcome

Saturday 30 June 

11.00 – 3.00pm: Summer Fruit Pruning Demonstration

12.00 – 1.00pm: House Tour

2.00 – 3.00pm: Architecture & Garden Tour

2.00 – 4.00pm: Free Drawing School drop in session with Fergus Tibbs

3.00 – 4.00pm: House Tour

4.00 – 5.00pm: Director’s Tour of the artists’ commissions finishing with tea and more opportunity to ask questions in the Cafe.

Sunday 1 July 

11.00am – 1.00pm: Lichens: from micro to macro – Free Drawing School workshop with Fergus Tibbs.

12.00 – 1.00pm: House Tour

2.00 – 3.00pm: Architecture & Garden Tour

3.00 – 4.00pm: Artists’ Talks – informal talks by France-Lise McGurn and Zoë Paul in their exhibition spaces.

4.00 – 5.00pm: House Tour

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