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.
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.
The Gruffalo and Friends: the Art of Axel Scheffler
15 July – 3 September 2017
Axel Scheffler has been creating imaginative illustrations for more than 30 years, and is perhaps best-known for his collaborations with Julia Donaldson, including the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over eleven million copies worldwide and been translated into 70 languages. This exhibition features many favourites from his personal collection.
Kaffe Fassett’s Colour at Mottisfont
16 September - 14 January 2018
Celebrating the dazzling work of world-renowned artist Kaffe Fassett, this vibrant exhibition showcases a wide range of textiles from a career spanning over 50 years. Our gallery will be transformed with pools of colour, providing the perfect backdrop for Kaffe’s distinctive knitwear, tapestry, quilts and more.