Scottish sculpture garden Jupiter Artland unveils this year's exhibition programme

By Jenni Davidson | 31 May 2013

Exhibition preview: Jupiter Artland, Wilkieston, near Edinburgh, until September 15 2013

A photo of a woman standing within a purple-coloured installation inside a forest
Anya Gallaccio at Jupiter Artland with Light Shines Out of Me (2012)
Jupiter Artland is celebrating its fifth year with a summer programme of contemporary art exhibitions that includes work by Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane.

The West Lothian sculpture park will also be the only UK location for LA-based artist Sam Durant’s Scaffold.

Scaffold was commissioned in 2012 for dOCUMENTA in Kassel, Germany. It is a large wooden sculpture that looks like a climbing frame, but in fact has a darker side, having been constructed from pieces of gallows that were used for executions in the USA.

The piece is intended as a critique of the death penalty, but at the same time it is an interactive public work that visitors can explore and climb on.

It is sited in the apple orchard at Jupiter Artland and those who reach the top can enjoy a view over the surrounding countryside and the Pentland Hills.

Another highlight of this year’s programme will be a retrospective of Jeremy Deller’s collaboration with Alan Kane from August 3 to September 15 2013, as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival.

Deller, who is representing the UK at this year’s Venice Bienniale, and Kane first collaborated in 1995 on an exhibition at Stringfellow’s nightclub and together they capture the strange and eccentric in British culture.

The exhibition at Jupiter Artland will include their Steam Powered Internet Machine and their tea urn and teapot will be on show in the café.

Two of Jeremy Deller’s other collaborations will also put in an appearance, with some of the huge banners by banner maker Ed Hall from Deller’s 2009 Procession also on diaplay, and another of Deller’s long-term partners, steel drum band Steel Harmony, opening the exhibition on August 3.

Collaboration is the order of the day indoors aswell as the space is given over to a combined exhibition of the work of three artists, Aleana Egan, Lucia Nogueira and Bojan Šarčević.

The exhibition, which explores themes of line, form and media, juxtaposes the work of the three artists who have not exhibited together before.

Also on this year's programme, Sara Barker’s Patterns is one of ten works that have been commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival to celebrate ten years of the festival.

The metal sculpture inside a glass pavilion is her first outdoor work and is designed to reflect the changing light and weather or the surrounding landscape.

Jupiter Artland is an award-winning sculpture park 12 miles west of Edinburgh, set in  100-acres of garden, meadow and woodland in the grounds of a Jacobean mansion.

It is home to 30 permanent site-specific artworks by contemporary land artists and sculptors including Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Jim Lambie, Nathan Coley, Charles Jencks, Cornelia Parker and Ian Hamilton Finlay.

Sam Durant’s Scaffold and the exhibition of work by Aleana Egan, Lucia Nogueira and Bojan Šarčević are on show now, while the Jeremy Deller and Sara Barker exhibitions will open at the beginning of August for the Edinburgh Art Festival.


More pictures:

A photo of four wooden boxes in a bluebell field
Ian Hamilton Finlay, Beehives
A photo of a wooden cage on grassland
Anish Kapoor, Suck (2009)© Brian Fischbacher
A photo of piles of brown stones inside a farmhouse
Andy Goldsworthy, Stone House - Bonnington (2009)© Allan Pollok-Morris
A photo of a set of stones forming a walkway into a countryside lake
Charles Jencks, Life Mounds (2005)© Allan Pollok-Morris
A photo of a colourful sculpture of a plant in a field
Marc Quinn, Love Bomb (2006)© Brian Fischbacher
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