Jupiter Artland

Jupiter Artland

Jupiter Artland is a contemporary sculpture park in the private gardens of Bonnington House on the western fringes of Edinburgh.

Works by many of today's leading artists, sculptors and land artists have been commissioned and then constructed in situ.

The relationship of each artwork with its specific topographical location is a crucial feature of the artland, that is, art within the landscape.

The garden is a garden of discovery - an earthwork here, a copse of cradled rocks there, the entrance to a fathomless burrow right before your feet. We provide a map but no set routes. There are pathways, in places, but no path. Come and discover, contemplate and delight.

Jupiter Artland has charitable status and is committed to providing an educational resource for schools in the region.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the website for public opening times.

Jupiter Artland Education Foundation is open and operates throughout the year offering free visits to schools and universities.

Admission charges

Adult £8.50
Children (6-16) £4.50
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £23.50
Family (2 adults, 4 children) £31.50
OAP Concession £6.00
Student £4.50
Under 6s & disabled badge holders FREE

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Tara Donovan

  • 1 August — 27 September 2015

Presenting large scale sculptures that resemble elements from nature under a microscope, cell like forms, or organisms from the depths of the ocean, Tara Donovan’s artwork is derived from recognisable everyday items: Scotch Tape, drinking straws, paper-plates, pins, plastic rods and toothpicks.

Thousands of identical items are stacked, glued, cut and assembled, transformed through repetition into majestic installations and sculptures. What initially look like precious stones and minerals often turn out to be quite ordinary materials, such as plastic buttons or polyester film (Mylar).

Donovan’s freestanding sculpture Untitled (Mylar) is presented within The Steadings Gallery as part of a larger display of her work at Jupiter Artland. This includes Untitled (Plastic Cups) in Bonnington House Ballroom, open to the public for the first time. Here the artist presents an expansive installation constructed from over 500,000 drinking cups, and using imagery drawn from topography to recreate the wandering rolling forms of natural landscapes.


Adult £8.50, Children (6-16) £4.50, Family (2 adults, 2 children) £23.50,

Family (2 adults, 4 children) £31.50, OAP Concession £6.00, Student £4.50,

Under 6s & disabled badge holders, free



Jupiter Artland
Bonnington House Steadings
EH27 8BB






01506 889900

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