Solo exhibitionExhibition dates: 19 March – 17 April 2016
In March Hospitalfield opened a major exhibition of the work of Graham Fagen. Fagen has reinterpreted the body of work he made for his exhibition for Scotland + Venice 2015. The original exhibition was made for the four noble rooms of Palazzo Fontana, on the Grand Canal, here in Arbroath the exhibition of sculpture, drawing and moving image will be installed, with some changes and additions, in to the lovely and various historic Arts & Crafts rooms of Hospitalfield House. He is an artist who forms close collaborations in the making of his work and for his four screen moving image work, The Slave’s Lament, a pivotal work within the exhibition, he brings together reggae singer and musician Ghetto Priest, music producer Adrian Sherwood, classical composer Sally Beamish and musicians from Scottish Ensemble. Inspired by the Burns’ poem of the same name written in 1792, the lamenting musical interpretation will draw viewers through the exhibition in its new location. Graham Fagen’s exhibition opened on our Spring Season open weekend 19 – 20 March with a series of events programmed to accompany the show including an in-conversation event with writer Dan Kidner, a workshop devised by artist Laura Aldridge, heritage tours of the house and a talk about the library by Alasdair Sutherland.