Latest updates

19 May 19

Artificial Sunshine on the move

EXCITING NEWS The original gasolier is due to return to The Argory in November but don’t worry we are not going to say goodbye to the neon sculpture…Artificial Sunshine is here to stay!! The sculpture will be redesigned and relocated in the servant’s stairs of the house. Artist Kevin Killen has made several visits to The Argory and we look forward to seeing his ideas. Watch this space.

27 Apr 19

NEW Kids Trail introduced - encompassing our project

Introducing our brand new Kids Trail inside The Argory Kids will discover more about Mr Bond's love of modern art, and the link with our 'Artificial Sunlight' neon sculpture will be realised by all who partake of our guided house tours.

NEW Kids Trail


Supporters welcome - A series of 3 talks outlining the project

Our supporters are invited to join us for a series of 3 talks which will explain the foundations and reality of the introduction of artificial sunshine to The Argory. The first talk is on Thursday 7th March at 7pm Our guests will find out what makes the acetylene light fittings at The Argory so unique. Our Curator will explore the history of domestic lighting. The second in the series takes place on Thursday 4th April 7pm An opportunity to meet the conservation team and discover how they care for our unique collection of light fittings The final talk takes place on Thursday 2nd May 7pm Visitors will meet Northern Irish artist Kevin Killen creator of ‘Artificial Sunshine’ at The Argory. Kevin will discuss the inspiration behind his design and the process of working with neon. Complementary refreshments will be offered each evening Booking is essential. Please call 02887 784753 to reserve your place. Normal Admission Members Free

Artificial Sunshine at The Argory