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Andy Goldsworthy and Striding Arches

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5 September 2020 (Virtual Opening All Day)

6 September 2020 (Virtual Opening All Day)

Dumfries and Galloway

Striding Arches is a series of Andy Goldsworthy sculptures set in the landscape at Cairnhead in the Dalwhat Glen about 7 miles from Moniaive.

There are four arches in total and Cairnhead. Three are on the summits of Benbrack, Colt Hill and Bail Hill, the fourth is at the Byre at Cairnhead and is easily accessible from the forest track.

Digital Resources

Andrew Goldsworthy - Tree Fall

Artist Andy Goldsworthy and a team of volunteers work on the installation "Tree Fall," part of the ongoing project "Goldsworthy in the Presidio"
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Andrew Goldsworthy - A feature Page


Andy Goldsworthy 

British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist 

Born:  July 26, 1956 --- Cheshire, England   

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Born in Cheshire, England in 1956, Andy owes his love towards nature to his family, who introduced him to agriculture at a very tender age. Since then, he had the idea of creating sculptures using already existing elements of nature. He is a meticulous sculptor producing site-specific land art situation in natural and uban settings.

Bradford College of Art (1974–1975); Preston Polytechnic (now University of Central Lancashire) (1975–1978)

Scottish Arts Council Award (1987); honorary degree from the University of Bradford (1993

Andy Goldsworthy was given the title Officer of the British Empire, OBE, in 2000

Besides England and Scotland, his work has been created at the North Pole, in Japan, the Australian Outback, in the U.S. and many others

He currently lives in Scotland. 

Key Information

Architect: Andy Goldsworthy

  • Cairnhead
  • Dalwhat Glen
  • Moniaive
  • DG3 4HA