Exhibitions at Mottisfont

Mottisfont's last owner, Maud Russell, was a lover of art. We continue those passions today with changing exhibitions in a spacious art gallery.

Our gallery

Maud Russell made Mottisfont into a vibrant hub of artistic activity from the 1930s onwards. She invited many Modern British artists, critics and designers for long weekends of croquet and creative conversation.

Artist and collector Derek Hill was a frequent visitor. He honoured his long friendship with the Russells by leaving a substantial collection of 20th-century art to us, on display throughout the house.

We continue these artistic traditions today, with changing exhibitions throughout the year.

For anyone unable to access the upstairs gallery, we have digital versions of exhibitions on iPads which are available on lower levels.

2018 exhibitions

A painting of waves crashing on rocks by artist Bron Stubbington

The Mottisfont Open Exhibition 2018 

Saturday 15 September - Sunday 11 November: an exciting mix of almost 100 works, submitted by artists from all backgrounds and selected by a panel of arts specialists. The exhibition showcases a fascinating variety of media and styles, from drawings and paintings to sculpture, other 3D works, and several textile pieces.

2018 resident artists

An art book, Space Time, created by artist Eileen White

Artist residency at Mottisfont 

Artists Eileen White and Suna Imre are seeking inspiration at Mottisfont with a 12 month residency, until October 2018. Responding to seasonal changes through making, contemplation and conversation will enable them to develop their individual processes and create new collaborative work based on their surroundings.