New Home for New Sculptures at Marchmont House

Charlie Poulsen unveils his latest sculpture, 'Mid-Slice'
Charlie Poulsen unveils his latest sculpture, 'Mid-Slice'. Image Colin Hattersley
Marchmont House
Scottish Borders
TD10 6YL

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Marchmont House, the Georgian mansion in the Scottish Borders, has installed two specially-commissioned sculptures and added to its Creative Spaces project with a new pottery. A house tour and a number of residential ‘house parties’ are also planned, when guests can stay at the fabulous 18th-century house for weekends in the company of renowned contemporary artists. Two open studios weekend are also scheduled for May and August.

The sculptures, by Charlie Poulsen, are Mid-Slice, a five metre tall industrial lattice cast from the middle of an ash tree and stood in a sunken garden at the rear of the house, and Two-Way-Split, which stretches eight metres along the top of a high wall surrounding the sculpture-filled Walled Garden. In recent years the house has established a fine collection of post-war and contemporary UK sculptures, including works by Antony Gormley, Eduardo Paolozzi and David Nash.

Marchmont House has also bought a former garage in nearby Greenlaw and converted it into Redbraes Pottery, which will open in spring as the base for ceramicists Heather Wilson and Nicholas Stenhouse. This is the latest in a series of spaces being developed to provide affordable studios and workshops for artists and makers.

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