Robert Wilson, Co-Founder of Jupiter Artland, Becomes Chair of Edinburgh Art Festival


EDINBURGH.- Robert Wilson is to be the new Chair of the Trustees of Edinburgh Art Festival it was announced today, Tuesday 9 November 2010. Chairman and owner of Nelsons, the UK’s largest Natural Medicine manufacturer, Robert Wilson and his wife Nicola established the remarkable sculpture park, Jupiter Artland, at Bonnington, just outside Edinburgh in 2008. Wilson takes over as the Edinburgh Art Festival celebrates one of most its successful editions to date. Highlights of 2010 EAF, which has seen visitor numbers pass the 500,000 mark, included critically acclaimed exhibitions by leading international artists such as Joan Mitchell, Martin Creed, Iran do Espirito Santo, Julie Roberts, Edward Weston and Hito Steryl; a hugely popular exhibition, Impressionist Gardens, at the National Gallery on the Mound; installations in public spaces such as Gayfield Square Gardens (Atsuo Okomoto) and Portobello Beach (Miles Thurlow), and a wide range of work by new and emerging talent. A k