The Judges lll (2013), a major work by artist Christina Mackie, is on display at Hospitalfield House in Arbroath. The Judges III is a sculptural assemblage featuring materials ranging from biomedical data and geological field-research to watercolour techniques and artisanal sculptures. Within the installation, minerals unfold as paint, as slip, as clay and as glaze and piles of mineral sand occur, which were funnelled and poured, flowing between objects.
The work was conceived by Mackie based on research into the Nottingham Museums and Castle Museum collections: Geology, colour, the concept of “collection”, the handmade, history, the 20th century interwar period paintings. The work was commissioned and acquired by Nottingham City Museums and Galleries after receiving the major Annual Award for Museums from the Contemporary Art Society in 2011. This is the first time it has been displayed outside of Nottingham.
The exhibition is only open for visitors from Thursday – Saturday by appointment at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. Slots can be booked here https://hospitalfield.org.uk/visit/events/christina-mackie-the-judges-iii/