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Jupiter Artland Jupiter Artland is closed for Winter 🍂 Join us for the Halloween weekend on 28 and 29 October 🎃

Join us at JUPITER+ Ayr for a talk on Art Direction with Tom Joyes () on Wednesday 18 October, from 5pm - 6pm 🙌Tom Joyes...
16/10/2023

Join us at JUPITER+ Ayr for a talk on Art Direction with Tom Joyes () on Wednesday 18 October, from 5pm - 6pm 🙌

Tom Joyes is a graphic designer and art director based in Glasgow specialising in identities, publications, typography, editorial, websites and original content in collaboration with creatives. Previously art director of the biannual arts and culture magazine Elephant, Tom works with clients ranging from international magazines and cultural institutions to independent artists and retail companies, and has lectured at the Glasgow School of Art and Central Saint Martins ✨

This talk is free to attend and takes place at 53 High St, Ayr, KA7 1LT. Suitable for ages 13+.

🎟️ Tickets via link in our story

JUPITER+ Ayr public programme just announced 🔥We are thrilled to invite you to a series of inspiring events at JUPITER+ ...
16/10/2023

JUPITER+ Ayr public programme just announced 🔥

We are thrilled to invite you to a series of inspiring events at JUPITER+ Ayr Learning Studios.

🧭 Art Direction with Tom Joyes ()
👨‍💻 Interactive Design with Tom Flint ()
🎨 Artist Talk with Alberta Whittle (.mongrel)

All events are completely free and carefully curated to inspire engagement in creativity and mentorship for the next generation of creatives across Ayrshire and local areas.

→ Book via ‘JUPITER+ Ayr’ link in bio

Nicky took part in panel at Frieze with extraordinary collections across the globe -it was both gritty and urgent. Huge ...
13/10/2023

Nicky took part in panel at Frieze with extraordinary collections across the globe -it was both gritty and urgent. Huge commonality. Inspiring!

We are thrilled that JUPITER+ Ayr is positively impacting so many young people ☺️Our Learning Team is offering free visi...
09/10/2023

We are thrilled that JUPITER+ Ayr is positively impacting so many young people ☺️

Our Learning Team is offering free visits to schools and colleges across Ayrshire and local areas, inspiring engagement in creativity and mentoring the next generation of creatives in Scotland.

Our Learning Labs have seen young people…

- Critically analyse 's artwork💡
- Explore their own creative voice through collaborative storyboarding 🗣️
- Develop new filmmaking skills 💻
- And produce innovative short videos that champion activism 🎬

Creative futures start here!

Spaces are still available to book for November and December.

→ Swipe to see what we’ve been up to

JUPITER+ Ayr is now open 💘We are delighted to have opened the doors to ’s Don’t buy Mi on Ayr High Street.After debuting...
05/10/2023

JUPITER+ Ayr is now open 💘

We are delighted to have opened the doors to ’s Don’t buy Mi on Ayr High Street.

After debuting upside mimi ᴉɯᴉɯ uʍop at Jupiter Artland in 2021, Rachel Maclean brings her uniquely dark vision to Ayr’s high street, occupying a formerly vacant shop with a FREE to visit, immersive installation Don’t buy Mi ✨

📸 Photos by Elliott Hatherley

Don’t buy Mi is open until 23 December 2023
53 High St, Ayr, KA7 1LT
Drop in for free, 11am - 5pm

→ Tap the link in bio to find out more

Halloween Weekend activities just announced 🎃Get ready for a hauntingly good time, we’re delighted to announce the retur...
04/10/2023

Halloween Weekend activities just announced 🎃

Get ready for a hauntingly good time, we’re delighted to announce the return of our Halloween Trail and Spooky Adventure activities!

Gather your little witches and wizards and join us for scary stories, broomstick making, toffee apples and pumpkin hunting, but beware there’ll be plenty of tricks and treats along the way! Our cafe will be serving a delicious seasonal menu, our shop open for Christmas gift ideas, and there will be mulled cider to keep you warm on your Autumnal walk 🍂

General admission tickets and optional activities both available via our website 👻

→ Book tickets at jupiterartland.org/sessions/halloween-weekend-at-jupiter-artland/

FINAL WEEKEND!It's hard to believe that we have reached the closing days of Lindsey Mendick's extraordinary exhibition S...
29/09/2023

FINAL WEEKEND!

It's hard to believe that we have reached the closing days of Lindsey Mendick's extraordinary exhibition SH*TFACED. This upcoming weekend represents your absolute final opportunity to visit the show before Jupiter closes for its Winter rest 🙂

The exhibition has been monumental, moving, and inspiring. We’ve heard it from critics and our audiences have seen it for themselves. We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to for curating something that will be remembered so fondly by so many 💘

Thank you, Lindsey.

See you this weekend for one last send off 👋

📸 Photo by John Mckenzie

→ Don't miss out! Tap the link in our bio to book your visit

Don't miss out on your last chance to experience the magic of Jupiter Artland before our Autumn / Winter hibernation 🍁🍂D...
26/09/2023

Don't miss out on your last chance to experience the magic of Jupiter Artland before our Autumn / Winter hibernation 🍁🍂

Discover a world of contemporary art nestled just outside Edinburgh with over 30 unique site-specific sculptures by renowned artists like Phyllida Barlow, , .kapoor and Antony Gormley. There’s 100 acres of woodland waiting for you to explore and indoor gallery spaces to shelter you from the elements, with the final days of 's brilliant exhibition SH*TFACED 👏

Wednesday - Sunday are our finals days of the season. Tickets for this week have been selling fast, so to avoid disappointment on the day, book online in advance!

→ Tap the link in bio to visit

7 days left of SH*TFACED ⏳We can’t believe that we are into the final days of Lindsey Mendick’s stellar exhibition. This...
22/09/2023

7 days left of SH*TFACED ⏳

We can’t believe that we are into the final days of Lindsey Mendick’s stellar exhibition. This weekend and next Wed - Sun is your very last chance to catch the show before Jupiter closes its gates for Autumn / Winter.

Thank you , for creating such a momentous exhibition that will be dearly missed 💘 Let’s enjoy the final week ✨

📸 Photo by John Mckenzie

→ Tap the link in bio to book your visit

A brilliant day of press, previewing JUPITER+ Ayr!Major news channels BBC, Channel 4 and STV joined us on Ayr High Stree...
21/09/2023

A brilliant day of press, previewing JUPITER+ Ayr!

Major news channels BBC, Channel 4 and STV joined us on Ayr High Street to meet world class artist Rachel Maclean (), Orbit Youth Collective (), Nicky Wilson () and Claire Feeley () 💘

We were inspired to watch as members of Orbit Youth Collective stood confidently infront of television cameras and talked about their experiences as young people from Ayr, working on the project. Creative futures start here ✨

→ To find out more, tune into BBC News at 6:30 this evening, and keep an eye on Channel 4 and STV over the next few days.

Daniel Lie () is collaborating with the non human at São Paulo Art Biennial 🌎In 2019, Lie wowed us with The Negative Yea...
20/09/2023

Daniel Lie () is collaborating with the non human at São Paulo Art Biennial 🌎

In 2019, Lie wowed us with The Negative Years, a series of immersive installations utilising raw materials sourced from the Artland including flora, wool, clay, and wood. From live flowers gradually decaying to traditional ceramics slowly cultivating native fungi, Lie’s visceral environments played collaboratively with natural processes.

If you're in São Paulo, make sure to experience the incredible installation Outres, which features banners dyed in rich turmeric yellow, adorned with thousands of delicate chrysanthemums — a symbol of mourning, destined to wither over the course of the exhibition 🌼

📸 Photos by John Mckenzie

Get ready for a hauntingly good time at Jupiter this Halloween 🎃On Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October we’ll be brewing up...
19/09/2023

Get ready for a hauntingly good time at Jupiter this Halloween 🎃

On Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October we’ll be brewing up a seriously spooky weekend you won't want to miss 🌙

Tickets are available now, so gather your bravest friends and family for a Halloween adventure and stay tuned right for more spooky details and surprises in the weeks to come 👻 We've got some tricks and treats up our sleeves!

→ Tickets at jupiterartland.org/sessions/halloween-weekend-at-jupiter-artland/

And your winner is…Drum roll please! Last month we hosted our annual Dogs Love Art Too day and we are delighted to annou...
15/09/2023

And your winner is…

Drum roll please! Last month we hosted our annual Dogs Love Art Too day and we are delighted to announce the beautiful .sara as the winner of our Dog Membership giveaway 💘

A huge thank you to everybody who came with their pups! We hope to see you all again very soon.

Dog memberships are exclusive to our Friends of Jupiter members and allow you to bring your furry friend along with you to the Artland 🐾 🌳
sara we’ll be in touch with all the info you need to claim your memberships 🐶

→ Memberships via link bio

Last Chance to visit 🌟As the Autumn breeze begins to embrace Jupiter Artland, we want to take a moment to express our he...
14/09/2023

Last Chance to visit 🌟

As the Autumn breeze begins to embrace Jupiter Artland, we want to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to the incredible artist, for her mesmerizing exhibition, SH*TFACED ✨

Lindsey's first solo show in Scotland has been an absolute triumph, transforming our galleries into a world of surreal wonder. From dance floors to night club toilets, dinner parties to kitchen table conversations, SH*TFACED captures the messy essence of life in intricate and captivating detail.

With just two weeks left before we close for Autumn / Winter, we encourage everyone who hasn't experienced this extraordinary exhibition to visit 🍂

Thank you, Lindsey, for enriching our Artland with your brilliance 🙌 

→ Tickets via link bio

Last chance for a magical September getaway 🏡Escape to The Artist's House, nestled in the heart of Jupiter Artland, for ...
08/09/2023

Last chance for a magical September getaway 🏡

Escape to The Artist's House, nestled in the heart of Jupiter Artland, for a unique and enchanting stay this month and enjoy your last chance to…

🥂 Catch Lindsey Mendick's brilliant exhibition SH*TFACED
🍰 Indulge in the delightful offerings at Cafe Party
🎨 Shop for one-of-a-kind Artist Editions at our shop

And the perks don't end there! With 24-hour access to the Artland, you can explore our collection at your leisure. Plus, you can book private sessions for a relaxing dip in the heated outdoor pool and even indulge in an outdoor bath under the stars 🌌

Create unforgettable memories in the midst of art and nature!

→ Contact us to secure your reservation

Today, on the day of his birth, we are remembering and celebrating the visionary artist Christian Boltanski ✨His profoun...
06/09/2023

Today, on the day of his birth, we are remembering and celebrating the visionary artist Christian Boltanski ✨

His profound legacy lives on at Jupiter through his artwork Animitas, a mesmerising installation of more than 200 small Japanese bells, attached to a long stem and planted on the island within our duck pond 🦆

The bells are consciously placed to reproduce the map of the stars on the night Boltanski was born, 6 September 1944 They chime in the wind, letting out what he described as the ‘music of the souls’ 🔔

Animitas truly touches the hearts of so many of our visitors, and for that we are eternally grateful.

We ❤️ Lindsey Mendick’s SH*TFACED merchFrom the classic tote bag to the limited edition bucket hat, ’s SH*TFACED merch i...
05/09/2023

We ❤️ Lindsey Mendick’s SH*TFACED merch

From the classic tote bag to the limited edition bucket hat, ’s SH*TFACED merch is here to elevate your style!

Pop into our shop on your next visit to pick up the Lindsey Mendick lighter, perfect for sparking conversation 🔥 and for that post festival slump, it might be time for a little bit of self-care 🧘‍♂️ Our hangover kits and SH*TFACED soap are here to rescue you 🧼

→ Shop online or in person at Jupiter

Dive into a world of art and energy 💦We are delighted to extend our Gateway Bathing Sessions into September!Adorned with...
04/09/2023

Dive into a world of art and energy 💦

We are delighted to extend our Gateway Bathing Sessions into September!

Adorned with 11,366 hand-painted tiles, Joana Vasconcelo’s Gateway is an artwork integrated within a fully functioning swimming pool, and offers you a chance to swim within art and history 🏊

The artwork is inspired by the ley lines that are said to intersect at Jupiter Artland. They are believed by some to channel earthly energy, connecting sacred and spiritual sites across the world 🌍

📸 Photo 1 by Allan Pollok-Morris
Photo 2 by Owen Humphreys

→ Tap the link in bio to book your session

Happy birthday to the one and only Antony Gormley 🎂 🥳Your creative genius has given us incredible works such as our belo...
30/08/2023

Happy birthday to the one and only Antony Gormley 🎂 🥳

Your creative genius has given us incredible works such as our beloved Firmament, an awe-inspiring sculpture constructed from 1019 steel balls held in the space by 1770 steel elements.

“Sculpture does not need shelter, either intellectual or physical, and can stand in the elements, encouraging dialogue between human time, the time of the seasons and the time of geology.” - Antony Gormley

Thank you, Antony, and here’s to another year of inspiring visitors with your stunning work 🙌

→ Swipe for some behind the scenes of the Firmament install at Jupiter, over 10 years ago!

Final month of SH*TFACED!’s SH*TFACED has blown away art enthusiasts, critics, and curious minds alike since it’s openin...
28/08/2023

Final month of SH*TFACED!

’s SH*TFACED has blown away art enthusiasts, critics, and curious minds alike since it’s opening at Jupiter earlier this summer ☀️

With one month left of the season, we want to invite you to experience this exceptional exhibition before it concludes. September is the final opportunity to immerse yourself in the intricate layers of Mendick’s creations - a world of stunning sculptures and captivating ceramics 🙌

It’s also your very last chance to catch Lindsey Medick’s Where The Bodies Are Buried, at , which closes this Sun 3 Sep.

→ Swipe for SH*TFACED reviews

We are open today! Visit us between 10am - 5pm, last entry 4pm. Dogs go free with a paying visitor   🐶 💘
28/08/2023

We are open today!
Visit us between 10am - 5pm, last entry 4pm.

Dogs go free with a paying visitor 🐶 💘

Coming soon! This month we have an exciting announcement for the future generation of creatives in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿As yo...
10/08/2023

Coming soon! This month we have an exciting announcement for the future generation of creatives in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

As young people up and down the country receive their exam results, we want you to know we are with you. We are committed to supporting you with mentorship, pathways to roles in creative industries and most importantly, confidence in your own voice and creative potential!

Interested in helping us inspire the next generation? We’re currently recruiting individuals to join our team and support the delivery of our upcoming Free Learning Programme 🙌

→ Find out more and apply at jupiterartland.org/vacancies/

This Saturday ☀️Join us for a Bee Keeping Masterclass with  🐝With over 60 years of experience, the Edinburgh Honey Compa...
09/08/2023

This Saturday ☀️

Join us for a Bee Keeping Masterclass with 🐝

With over 60 years of experience, the Edinburgh Honey Company is committed to providing high-quality, pure honey straight from the hive! Take home new skills and a delicious pot of honey as you immerse yourself in the art of beekeeping.

Beekeeping suits provided!

📅 Sat 12 Aug, 10am and 12:30pm
→ Tickets via link in bio

Learning Summer Programme ☀️Jupiter Artland is known for extraordinary access to world-class art for children. This summ...
27/07/2023

Learning Summer Programme ☀️

Jupiter Artland is known for extraordinary access to world-class art for children. This summer brings messy colour and fun for creative minds 💡

The Learning Team has shaped a magical Summer Holiday Learning programme for children aged 3-10, bursting with creativity and outdoor play.

We seek to encourage children to form nature connections, to make and create through an engagement with our artworks 🎨
 
Tue 1 and 8 August
Woodland Artsparks, 10am – 12pm, 3 - 5 years, £20
Woodland Artsparks, 2 - 4pm, 5 - 10 years, £20
 
Thu 3 and 10 August
Woodland Explorers, 10am – 4pm, £55

→ Book the final spaces now at jupiterartland.org/foundation/childrens-activities/

SH*TFACED by Lindsey Mendick ◻️ ◼️“The skeletons in our closet are rattling harder than they ever have” delves into the ...
19/07/2023

SH*TFACED by Lindsey Mendick ◻️ ◼️

“The skeletons in our closet are rattling harder than they ever have”

delves into the sobering realm of a night club bathroom in the Steadings Gallery 🪩

Exhibition until 1 October 2023

Lindsey Mendick: SH*TFACED is The Guardian’s Exhibition of the week, as highlighted by Jonathan Jones 🎆Congratulations  ...
18/07/2023

Lindsey Mendick: SH*TFACED is The Guardian’s Exhibition of the week, as highlighted by Jonathan Jones 🎆

Congratulations (and Telly) 🫶 We are so proud!

SH*TFACED is now open 👀 Keep your eyes peeled for a very exciting Lindsey Mendick / X announcement coming soon!

A huge thank you to all of our friends, supporters, and guests who came to the opening of ’s first ever show in Scotland...
17/07/2023

A huge thank you to all of our friends, supporters, and guests who came to the opening of ’s first ever show in Scotland over the weekend 🙌

We had an incredible time on Saturday night, celebrating Lindsey’s brilliance, with beautiful weather and lots of gorgeous familiar faces 💘

“It is not often that the whole process of commissioning and developing has been a warm fog of happiness and creativity. The humour throughout the last year of development has been heartwarming - Lindsey is a very funny person. She’s the stuff of a best friend, someone who has your back and can relate to every disastrous awful thing you have ever done in your life. She is a rare jewel.” - Nicky Wilson on working with Lindsey Mendick

Our brand new summer exhibition by the amazing  is now open ✨SH*TFACED bursts with surreal detail and recreates scenes f...
16/07/2023

Our brand new summer exhibition by the amazing is now open ✨

SH*TFACED bursts with surreal detail and recreates scenes from Lindsey’s personal life through dance floors and night club toilets to dinner parties and conversations at the kitchen table.

The show is Lindsey’s largest commission to date and takes inspiration from Scotland’s Robert Louis Stevenson’s masterpiece Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

→ Open until 1 October 2023

We are celebrating the opening of ’s SH*TFACED, this Saturday for a very special episode of  live from our Ballroom Gall...
11/07/2023

We are celebrating the opening of ’s SH*TFACED, this Saturday for a very special episode of live from our Ballroom Gallery ✨

Hosted by actor and gallerist , their warm, witty and insightful conversations with the art world’s biggest and brightest has had listeners hooked for the last 5 years.

📆 Saturday 15 July, 2pm
→ Recorded podcast episode with a live audience

Slow down this summer with an afternoon tea at Cafè Party! Prices include entry to Jupiter Artland. Book online now, to ...
07/07/2023

Slow down this summer with an afternoon tea at Cafè Party! Prices include entry to Jupiter Artland. Book online now, to not be disappointed!

In 2016 we were finalists for  Museum of the Year. When we opened to the public 15 years ago we never dreamed Jupiter wo...
05/07/2023

In 2016 we were finalists for Museum of the Year. When we opened to the public 15 years ago we never dreamed Jupiter would become what it is today. We were enormously honoured to be one of the finalists for the award.

Pictured above is our treasured Animitas by Christian Boltanski.

📸 Allan Pollok Morris

Art Fund have supported museums and galleries for over 20 years and we are delighted for all of the incredible 2023 shortlisted organisations





The winner will be announced on 12th July - head over to to catch the announcement!

NEW DATE FOR WILD DINING: Thursday 27th July 🌟 Immerse yourself in our beautiful forests and feast with friends by candl...
29/06/2023

NEW DATE FOR WILD DINING: Thursday 27th July 🌟

Immerse yourself in our beautiful forests and feast with friends by candle light at Wild Dining. Eat sustainably with local and seasonal produce, made by award winning and National Chef of the Year semi-finalist 2022 David Millar.

The   2023 programme is now live, and we are excited to be taking part with Jupiter Rising! A dance in our woods with pe...
29/06/2023

The 2023 programme is now live, and we are excited to be taking part with Jupiter Rising! A dance in our woods with performance, music and sound. Curated by Lindsey Mendick and DJ collective Bonjour.

The UK’s largest annual festival of visual art is back with a programme that connects the people and city of Edinburgh with global dialogue through a range of exhibitions, commissions, performances and events.

Th 19th edition is set to be one of the largest yet, with 55 ambitious projects and exhibitions across more than 35 partners and venues.

takes place across Edinburgh from 11th-27th August! Book Jupiter Rising on the EAF website!

Dogs love are too! Did you know that by becoming a Friend of Jupiter and signing up for our dog membership, you can brin...
23/06/2023

Dogs love are too! Did you know that by becoming a Friend of Jupiter and signing up for our dog membership, you can bring your furry friend along? We hope to see you and some wagging tails soon!

This is Dolly, an Italian Spinone, famous for photo bombing Charles Jencks on Cells of Life.

📸 Allan Pollock-Morris

With the summer holidays just round the corner, it’s time to book your child onto one of our outdoor creative sessions. ...
22/06/2023

With the summer holidays just round the corner, it’s time to book your child onto one of our outdoor creative sessions.

Our holiday sessions offer opportunities to develop adventurous play, make and create in the woodlands of Jupiter. So, if a swing in the trees, some messy art, a lounge in the hammock all topped off with a marshmallow round the campfire sounds good to you come and join us!

Woodland Explorers, 10am-4pm for 5-10-year-olds on Thursdays: £55

Woodland Artsparks, 10-12 noon for 3-5-year-olds on Tuesdays: £20
Woodland Artsparks, 10-12 noon for 5-10-year-olds on Tuesdays: £20

With the summer holidays just round the corner, it’s time to book your child onto one of our outdoor creative sessions. ...
22/06/2023

With the summer holidays just round the corner, it’s time to book your child onto one of our outdoor creative sessions.

Our holiday sessions offer opportunities to develop adventurous play, make and create in the woodlands of Jupiter. So, if a swing in the trees, some messy art, a lounge in the hammock all topped off with a marshmallow round the campfire sounds good to you come and join us!

Woodland Explorers, 10am-4pm for 5-10-year-olds on Thursdays: £55

Woodland Artsparks, 10-12 noon for 3-5-year-olds on Tuesdays: £20

Woodland Artsparks, 10-12 noon for 5-10-year-olds on Tuesdays: £20

Happy summer solstice 🌟 magic happens in the misty whispers tonight at Jupiter.  Book now to bask in the summer days. 📸 ...
21/06/2023

Happy summer solstice 🌟 magic happens in the misty whispers tonight at Jupiter. Book now to bask in the summer days.

📸 Allan Pollok-Morris

A good day for bee keeping 🐝 _Today we hosted the first of our Bee Keeping Masterclasses with our friends . Suited and b...
03/06/2023

A good day for bee keeping 🐝
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Today we hosted the first of our Bee Keeping Masterclasses with our friends
. Suited and booted in protective garb, participants learnt the art of beekeeping and the importance of bees for our biodiversity.
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Thank you to everyone who came along - find out more about our Masterclass Series via our website 🔗
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Jupiter Artland is a contemporary sculpture park set in 100 acres of woodland just outside Edinburgh. We are a registered charity, committed to nurturing the work of outstanding contemporary artists and commissioning site-specific works in response to the landscape. At the heart of everything we do is our ground breaking learning programme, offering free visits for nurseries, schools, colleges, universities and community groups. This is subsidised by general admission ticket sales, paid for classes, workshops and events, and donations.

Jupiter Artland was founded in 2009 by art collectors and philanthropists, Robert and Nicky Wilson. To date we have welcomed over 25,000 learners to Jupiter Artland free of charge. At Jupiter Artland, learners are encouraged to discover the landscape, play in nature, take artistic risks, and develop a sense of agency as they make their own choices, knowing every response will be valid. Jupiter Artland is a magical, nurturing place to learn; children listen differently in this place because it is wild. www.jupiterartland.org