Model Landscape Commission National Trust Stourhead

Model Landscape Commission National Trust Stourhead




Stourton, Warminster BA12 6QF


Autumn 2018


National Trust Stourhead


Commission: ‘Model Landscape’. National Trust Stourhead

Working with Trust New Art, the National Trust’s programme of contemporary arts inspired by ‘Spirit of place’, Stourhead are looking to commission contemporary artist, or art collective, to develop a project in response to the theme ‘Model Landscape’. The finished artwork will be the centrepiece of an art-focused events programme that will allow our visitors to view Stourhead from a new perspective, and is to be installed in the gardens, its buildings and/or in the house from March 2019.

As one of the most influential English landscape gardens of the eighteenth-century landscape movement and it was commissioned involving the work of the very best artists and designers of its time, Stourhead is looking for a project which reflects this level of quality in a contemporary context, inviting proposals from contemporary artists or art collectives whose work involves contemporary art practices such as architecture, work for digital platforms, drawing, craft, installation, moving image, painting, performance, photography, sculpture, sound, and writing. Collaborations welcome.

If you are interested in developing a proposal, you’re welcome to come to our artist open day, which will take place on Monday 16 July from 1pm. The open day is a chance for artists to meet the Stourhead team and explore the property for inspiration. It is not essential to attend the open day to submit an Expression of Interest.

Application Deadline

Download the Trust New Art commissioning brief (PDF) for details of how to RSVP.
 should be sent by email by 10am Monday 23rd July 2018

Interviews will be held at Stourhead on Friday 3rd August 2018.