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Wolfgang Buttress and Patrik Schumacher complete Art Out Loud line-up  

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Final speakers announced for the Chatsworth Festival – Art Out Loud, 23 – 25 September 2016

Artist Wolfgang Buttress and Architect Patrik Schumacher complete line-up


L-R Art Out Loud speakers Wolfgang Buttress, Patrik Schumacher and Zaha Hadid’s Lilas sculpture, at Chatsworth

The Chatsworth Festival – Art Out Loud (23-25 September) is delighted to announce the final speakers for the second annual festival that sees leading names in the art world offer an insight into their work, inspirations and opinions.

Nottingham based artist Wolfgang Buttress will speak about The Hive, which he designed as part of the British Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2016 and is currently exhibiting at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in London. In his talk The Life of the Hive, Wolfgang will speak about his approach to his work and its relationship with architecture, science and the environment, giving special focus to the story behind his award winning sculpture.

Architect Patrik Schumacher, of Zaha Hadid Architects, will be speaking at the festival about Lilas, the centerpiece of this year’s Sotheby’s Beyond Limits Exhibition. Having worked for nearly 20 years with the visionary and celebrated British-Iraqi architect, Dame Zaha Hadid, who died earlier this year, the subject of Patrik’s talk will reflect on their shared careers and on the sculpture’s complex geometries inspired by nature.

Ticket holders to Art Out Loud will also be able to attend the Beyond Limits exhibition organised by Sotheby’s that runs on the grounds of Chatsworth from 10 September – 30 October. Now in its 11th instalment at Chatsworth, Sotheby’s Beyond Limits has firmly established itself as one of the most prestigious platforms for the display and sale of modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture, and a key event in the art world calendar.

Sculptures include works by:

Erwin Wurm, Zaha Hadid, Bruce Munro, Lynn Chadwick, Wendell Castle, Emily Young, Jed Novatt, Richard Huson, Charles Hadcock, Aristide Maillol, Alexander Macdonald Buchanan, Botero, Joana Vasconcelos, Giorgio di Chirico, Christina Iglesias and Ju Ming.

Art Out Loud sees over twenty world-leading artists, curators and writers speak over three days including children’s illustrator of Horrible Histories Martin Brown, Director of Manchester’s Whitworth Gallery Maria Balshaw, former curator of London’s Serpentine Gallery for over 25 years Julia Peyton-Jones and the Duke of Devonshire himself, reflecting on the collection at Chatsworth.

The Duke of Devonshire commented: “After the success of last year’s inaugural Art Out Loud, we are thrilled to announce the programme for this year’s festival, where we will hear from artists, curators and writers who share a passion for art. We hope all attendees, whether new or returning, young or old, will enjoy the beautiful surroundings of our home at Chatsworth and will leave us feeling inspired”.

Art Out Loud takes place across two venues at Chatsworth – the magical setting of the South Lawn and in the historic Theatre. Build Your Own Pavilion workshops for children will be held in The Stickyard, Chatsworth’s outdoor education centre.

Tickets are now on sale at Visitors can purchase tickets to individual talks and events over the three days, or festival day tickets for Sunday which provide entry to four selected talks.

All ticket holders can enjoy access to the Chatsworth Garden, Sotheby’s Beyond Limits monumental sculpture exhibition and the Peak District Artisans’ exhibition.


Tickets for Art Out Loud are on sale now at

Festival talks Adult £13 | Child £7 each
Festival day tickets Adult £42 (now only available on Sunday) | Child £18

All festival tickets and festival day tickets include entry to the garden from 10am – 6pm and free car parking. Tickets can be upgraded to include entry to the house at a reduced price. (open from 11am to 5pm, with last entry at 4pm).


Image Credits: Wolfgang Buttress © Rankin, Patrik Schumacher © ZHA

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Notes to editors

Portrait photography credits: Sir Roy Strong: Paul Lewis; Jenny Saville courtesy of Arturo Saville; Maggi Hambling: Portrait of Maggi Hambling CBE in her studio. Image © Jens Marrott.

About Chatsworth

Chatsworth, set in the heart of the Peak District, is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, and has been passed down through sixteen generations of the Cavendish family. As well as its inspiring architecture, landscape and history, Chatsworth also houses the Devonshire Collection, one of Europe’s most significant art collections. Successive generations of the Devonshire family have commissioned leading artists as well as those less well known since the 17th century up until today. The 12th Duke and Duchess, and their son and daughter-in-law, share their predecessors’ enthusiasm for contemporary art. Fine and decorative art acquired over nearly 500 years, is on view throughout the visitor route as well as displayed and used in their private apartments. Family portraits by Lucian Freud and Sir Joshua Reynolds share rooms with works by Sir Anthony Caro, Ai Weiwei and Michael Craig-Martin. Outdoor sculpture by Allen Jones, Barry Flanagan and Richard Long join 18th-century marbles in the garden; Umbrella 2 and High Heel, also by Michael Craig-Martin, are the latest, permanent additions to the garden. Inside the house, the most significant art installation at Chatsworth since the creation of the Sculpture Gallery in 1832, opened to visitors in spring 2014. Jacob van der Beugel represents the Devonshire family’s DNA in ceramic panels on the walls of the North Sketch Gallery, in an unusual and creative take on the traditional portrait. These contemporary commissions embody Chatsworth: personal, forward-looking and enthusiastically shared with visitors.

The Chatsworth House Trust is an independent charity (no 511149) set up by the 11th Duke of Devonshire in 1981, to ensure the long-term survival of Chatsworth House, the art collection, garden, woodlands and park for the long term benefit of the public. The charity promotes the study and appreciation of Chatsworth as a place of historic, architectural and artistic interest and of natural beauty, and encourages the use and enjoyment of Chatsworth by visitors for education and recreation.