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Jupiter Artland

Charles Jencks: Metaphysical Landscapes

13 May – 18 September 2011

Charles Jencks, Cells of Life, 2010, photograph by Alan Pollok Morris

Year 3 at Jupiter Artland features a special gallery exhibition by Charles Jencks – Metaphysical Landscapes. The show gives a rare insight into the practice of this international landform artist, philosopher, collaborator and architect. This show will complement the existing Charles Jencks landform Cells of Life which is the gateway into Jupiter Artland and after five years in the making will reach completion this summer.


A long held ambition has been to show studio works often used by the artist as visual prompts or sketches that inform his landform practice. Featuring landform schemes, sculpture and maquettes, the genesis of so many of his huge landforms is revealed. Often quirky, humorous and made from found objects these sculptural sketches engage the viewer and show Jencks’ serious research into the rocks which inspire so much of his work and their natural affective qualities: their striking animal presence, natural metaphors, optical effects and metaphysics.


Jupiter Artland is a unique, award winning sculpture garden, 12 miles outside Edinburgh and houses the private collection of Nicky and Robert Wilson. The permanent site specific work on display in the peaceful woodland and meadows of this Jacobean house is by leading contemporary sculptors including Nathan Coley, Alec Finlay, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Laura Ford, Andy Goldsworthy, Anthony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Jim Lambie, Peter Liversidge, Cornelia Parker, Marc Quinn and Shane Waltener.


Thurs–Sun, 10am–5pm (including Mon 29 August)


Adult £8.50

Children (6–16) £4.50

Family (2 adults, 2 children) £23.50; Family (2 adults, 4 children) £31.50

Concessions: Student £4.50, Over 60 £5 (Thurs/Fri only)


Jupiter Artland

Bonnington House Steadings, Nr Wilkieston, EH27 8BB

01506 889 900


5 August 2011
Mud Glorious Mud!

10:30am–12:30pm and 1–3pm

£5, booking recommended

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Artist's Talk: Charles Jencks
7 August, 16 August

6.30pm for 7pm

£15, booking essential

To book: 01506 889 900


12 August 2011

10:30am–12:30pm or 1–3pm

£5, booking recommended

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19 August 2011
Andy Goldsworthy inspired drop-in holiday workshop

10:30-12:30pm or 1–3pm

£5, booking recommended

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20 August 2011
Children's Guided Tour of Jupiter Artland


Free, booking recommended

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22 – 23 August 2011
2 day Artsparks course

10am – 4pm

Age 6 upwards

£80, booking essential

To book, contact the venue directly.