Date 1: 08/09/2018
Date 2: 09/09/2018
Weekend 1 (1-2 September)
8-9 September 2018
Dedicated to contemporary art and ideas, Hospitalfield is a place to work, study, learn, visit and enjoy. A hospital was built on the site in 1260 to support the new Benedictine Abbey in Arbroath.
In 1664, after the reformation, the Reverend James Fraser bought the estate. In 1843 the artist Patrick Allan met and married Elizabeth Fraser. The couple spent the rest of their lives together at Hospitalfield, developing the elaborate buildings, working with craftspeople to create the interiors with carved wood details and commissioning Patrick Allan Fraser's peer group to make paintings, building a collection.
In 1902, following the terms of their bequest, Hospitalfield became an art school, later developing into a post graduate residential college.