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Bonnington House: Jupiter Artland
Edinburgh Property Information + Images – design by Lee Boyd Architects
10 May 2016
Jupiter Artland – Art Fund Museum of the Year Shortlisted
Five brilliant, innovative UK museums have been shortlisted for the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2016, including Jupiter Artland in West Lothian:
THE STORY OF JUPITER
Robert and Nicky Wilson bought Bonnington House, a Jacobean manor house within an 100-acre estate, in 1999. Within a few years, the formal gardens, fields and woodlands surrounding this historic house began to suggest the perfect milieu for Nicky Wilson’s long-held ambition to create a sculpture park.
Nicky, herself a sculptor manque since the birth of her four children had always been deeply influenced by Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Little Sparta, some thirty miles as the crow flies, from Bonnington. Here, she believed, in this ancient place with reputed Knights Templar connections, art and nature, home and family, livestock and the footfall of those interested in contemporary sculpture could all co-exist. She and Robert, as serious collectors, knew many leading contemporary artists.
Why not provide them with the opportunity to create new works in their grounds? They couldn’t find any reason not to. So Jupiter Artland began to take shape.
Bonnington House Edinburgh
Design: Lee Boyd Ltd
EAA Awards 2002
Location: Bonnington located one and a half miles South West of Ratho Village.
Britain’s Best Home?
picture © keith hunter
‘Jacobean House’, one of the award winning projects Lee Boyd have been involved in, reached the final of ‘Britain’s Best Home’ on Channel 4, after winning the listed building category. The live final will be shown on 29th July, where the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite home from the seven finalists.
Bonnington House Edinburgh – PR by Lee Boyd Limited 24.07.03
Jupiter Artland is a contemporary sculpture garden in the grounds of Bonnington House, outside Edinburgh. Works by many leading artists have been commissioned and then constructed in situ.
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