On the outskirts of Edinburgh the grounds of one country estate have been turned into a haven for contemporary art.

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On the outskirts of Edinburgh the grounds of one country estate have been turned into a haven for contemporary art. Jupiter Artland  at Bonnington House, Kirknewton, features site-specific work of the scale normally reserved for large art galleries or public spaces. In fact it’s a private collection owned by Robert and Nicky Wilson, who opened it up to the public in 2009. Many artists found in the Tate Collection have made a home for their work here, and this film highlights a few of these: Antony Gormley’s enormous ‘expanded field’ sculpture, Firmament; Laura Ford’s eerie Weeping Girls; Cornelia Parker’s spectacular Landscape with Gun and Tree and Jim Lambie’s  A Forest. We spoke to Nicky and Robert about how the artists responded to the site, and filme some gratuitously beautiful Scottish scenery.

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