Architecture Fringe 2018

The Messenger

A series of four new, site-specific commissions in the landscape responding to the history and characters of Mellerstain House

Hilary Jack, Artist
Sarah Coulson, Curator

09-11; 15-18; 22-24 June 2018
(Exhibition runs 4 May to 1 October 2018)
11am - 5pm
Garden entry: £6 adults, £5 concessions, £3 child

Borders Sculpture Park
Mellerstain House
Gordon, Nr Kelso
Berwickshire TD3 6LG

The Messenger by Hilary Jack comprises four site-specific works in the landscape, made in response to the rich history of Mellerstain House, its architecture and the fascinating characters who lived there. From a bold, large-scale neon text piece overlooking the lake, and a looming look out tower from which smoke gently rises, to Hermes’ long-missing caduceus playfully replaced with an anomalous staff, this exhibition draws out hidden histories and weaves in a commentary on contemporary events.

Mellerstain Borders Sculpture Park

Hilary Jack


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