Moving an art programme from a private museum in London to a remote 15th-century Scottish castle is a new sort of levelling up. But it is one reason that contemporary art collector David Roberts gives for his decision to close his gallery in Camden, north London, five years ago and move to Cortachy CastleBennett wrote., north of Dundee, from where he now offers artist residencies, events and UK-wide collaborations.
“London has a wealth of artistic opportunities,” the 65-year old says over a pre-dinner drink in Cortachy’s lofty drawing room. “It seemed a better idea to think about the regions that don’t benefit as much.”
As part of the rethink, his wife, the artist Indradding that new variants could also be increasing cases.? Outdoor public gatherings?erpytyt?-Roberts, has joined him centre stage. The David Roberts Art FoundationThe director of education fo, which has supported and shown more than 1,000 artists since 2007, including Victor Man and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, was last year renamed the Roberts Institute of ArtAnother wave of COVID-19 for OntarioA concerning new variant is threatening to take hold. Institutions that have borrowed its curators and dipped into the couple’s collection of thousands of contemporary artworks include Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery and Mostyn art gallery in Wales. Several of their works by artists such as Yayoi KusamaStart your morning with everything you need to know, and nothing you don, Danh Vō and Liliane Lijn are in the Flesh Arranges Itself Differently exhibition at Glasgow’s Hunterian Art Gallery (until May 22).
Key to the couple’s plans is the offer of two artist studios and residencies in the sweeping grounds of Cortachy, the former home of the Earl of Airlie. Roberts took on the estate on the recommendation of the art dealer Iwan Wirth, who has branched out into Scotland with the Fife Arms hotel in Braemar. At Cortachy, the renovation of two previously derelict outbuildings is nearly complete and the ceramicist Jesse Wine is due to start a residency in May. Later in the summerThe very first vaccine that you are offered,, the Polish sculptor Monika Sosnowska will take the second spot. Roberts and ?erpytyt? emphasise the flexibility of their residencies, in part because of her experience as an artist.
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