Hospitalfield House, exterior

Join artists’ film and video legend John Smith, artist Stephen Sutcliffe known for his archive based film collages and designers Bespoke Atelier for a weekend of artist’s screenings, workshops, talks and conversations at Hospitalfield, Arbroath.

John Smith's Home Suite 1993-94
John Smith’s Home Suite 1993-94

On Saturday 26 June the influential artist filmmaker John Smith will screen his work Home Suite (1993-4) with a discussion and dinner. Artist Stephen Sutcliffe will be screening Our Mother’s House (1967) which will lead to a discussion with John Smith over brunch on Sunday 27 June. Sutcliffe will include in this brunch session an excerpt from Word for Word the 70s BBC book program presented by Robert Robinson in which Ian McEwan’s literary agent Tom Maschler, Auberon Waugh and Julian Gloag talk about the plot of McEwan’s ‘The Cement Garden’ and its notorious similarities to Gloag’s ‘Our Mother’s House’ which was published 15 years earlier.

You can book a workshop with designers Bespoke Atelier to print and make a bag inspired by the pattern and surfaces within Hospitalfield. This is also a chance to explore the house, its 1901 Studios and gardens.

It’s free to explore the house and attend the screening and discussion events. There is a materials cost for the Bespoke Atelier workshops. As the John Smith events run late into the evening and across two days Hospitalfield are offering some hospitality, camping and beds. Booking is strongly recommended and registration can be completed online here.

Hospitalfield Summer Open Weekend runs from 26 – 27 June in Arbroath, Scotland. For a full schedule of the weekend programme, please visit here.

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