Marchmont House, near Greenlaw, was built in 1750 for Hugh Hume-Campbell, 3rd Earl of Marchmont. It was enlarged by Sir Robert Lorimer between 1914 and 1917. Described by Country Life as ‘one of Scotland’s greatest mansions’, it has recently been restored and won the Historic Homes Restoration Award of 2018.
Marchmont is now the home of an exceptional private holding of fine art, displayed throughout the house and its grounds. Furthermore, it has been re-born as a ‘Home for Makers and Creators’, not least following the conversion of estate buildings into a suite of studios, alongside residential and social spaces.
Guests will be treated to talks by Alice Strang, Senior Specialist in Modern and Contemporary Art in our Fine Art department and Curator of the National Galleries of Scotland Scottish Colourist series of exhibitions. Alice and Marchmont’s curator, Francis Raeymaekers, will also lead an ‘Up Close and Personal’ session, allowing guests to examine paintings, works on paper and sculptures at first hand.
Marchmont resident artist Gary Anderson will welcome guests to his studio and will lead them in a workshop making their own colourist masterpieces. Fine dining and tours of the art inside and outdoors at Marchmont will round off a very special weekend.
A small number of day tickets for Saturday 17 September have also been released.
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