Just outside of Edinburgh, 100 acres of meadow, woodland and indoor gallery spaces make up Jupiter Artland, a space that houses over 30 permanent and unique site-specific sculptures, as well as a seasonal programme of exhibitions and events from a wide variety of both emerging and established artists. For two nights a year, Jupiter Artland hosts, feeds and inspires a unique take on the summer festival format, Jupiter Rises… and it does, with the help of countless performers, workshops, food, dancing, films and discussion, from the 26th to 28th August 2022 the 100 acres of Jupiter Artland might be floating just a little of the ground.
Today several new names have been added to the festival’s bustling line up. Auntie Flo and Shoot Your Shot have been revealed as Guest Curators for JUPITER RISING’s late-night stage, which unfolds as a rave amidst the woodland and sculptures of Jupiter Artland and will count with names such as Andrew Thomson, Matias Aguayo, FRAN.K, ISO YSO, Mi$$ Co$mix and many more.
Kathryn Joseph joins an already impressive line-up of female & non-binary artists selected by Glasgow-based collective Hen Hoose, who are bringing gender equality to the music industry. Joining Joseph for friday’s JUPITER RISING offering are Poster Paints, who meld together the glorious vocals of Carla J Easton (Teen Canteen, The Vaselines) with the rich shoegaze guitar of Simon Liddell (Frightened Rabbit, Olympic Swimmers); Glasgow six-piece Kaputt, Dylema Collective as well as plenty of other artist-performances and screenings.
On Saturday JUPITER RISING extends across the full 100 acre site of the Jupiter Artland, with large-scale bronzes by Tracey Emin, an upside-down universe by Rachel Maclean, towering monoliths by Phyllida Balow, a Xanadu-like swimming pool by Joana Vasconcelos and Anya Gallaccio’s promethean crystal cave. Performances by Glasgow African Balafon Orchestra, chizu nnamdi, Mychelle, Dean Rodney Jr and The Cowboys, Susan Bear, MALKA, Emma Pollock, Djana Gabrielle, Jayda, AMUNDA and Distruction Boyz grace the live music stages.
Each JUPITER RISING edition represents the culmination of Jupiter Artland’s artistic programming across the year. Amongst the artists contributing to this year’s programme are the Arts Foundation award-winner Tanoa Sasraku, interdisciplinary artist Rosa-Johan Uddoh and new commission curated by Young Father’s Alloysious Massaquoi.
Finally, the lakeside hosts artist-led workshops, drop-in activities and pop-up performances for the whole family. Completing the immersive experience will be woodland-dining nestled in beautiful greenery, lake-swimming and art walks.
For tickets and more information visit: www.jupiterrising.art
Header Picture Credit: Aly Wight