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Andy Goldsworthy - land artist, sculptor and photographer
Find out about Andy Goldsworthy (1956-present) - the British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist.
Goldsworthy produces site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings.
This site shares information about
- the art of Andy Goldworthy
- museums and art galleries and exhibitions where you can see his work,
- books and articles about his artwork and
- other resources for artists wanting to improve their knowledge about his work.
"I do not have a studio; the outside is where I work."
— Andy Goldsmith (2014)
Andy Goldsworthy - biography
Andy Goldsworthy is known as a "land artist".
This means that his art is created out of the land and things found on it. Materials that he uses include rocks, leaves, twigs, stones and any substance found in the natural environment. Photography is also a feature of his work as a number of his creations are ephemeral.
His art is also created as a response to the natural features of the earth such as time and light and the seasons, nature and growth and decline.
Andy Goldsworthy was born in Cheshire in 1956. His education and studies included attending Harrogate High School, Bradford College of Art and Preston Polytechnic. He studied for a BA Fine Art at the latter and graduated in 1978.
site specific works and exhibitions
Many of Goldsworthy's site-specific works and commissions have been in the North:
- the giant maze and Lambton Earthwork (at County Durham, 1988-9),
- the Grizedale Forest site works (1984 onwards),
- residencies at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (1987), the Lake District National Park (1988), and so on.
Goldsworthy has also worked at the Venice Biennale, Grise Fiord and the North Pole, in Japan, Castres and Sidobre in France, and in Haarlem, Holland.
He has had one-man shows in France, Japan, Holland and the UK, and participated in groups shows in Italy, Germany, and the USA.
A major retrospective, Hand to Earth: Andy Goldsworthy: Sculpture: 1976-1990, was held at the Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture, Leeds City Art Gallery: the show also travelled to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, Stedelijke Musea, Gouda and Centre Regionald'Art Contemporain Midi-Pyrenees in Toulouse.
goldsworthy and the media
Goldsworthy's work has appeared on TV and regional news programmes plus appearances on Radio 4's arts show Kaleidoscope and Radio 3's arts interview slot, Third Ear.
In the 1990s, Goldsworthy's art began to rise in popularity: the glossy coffee table book Stone became a bestseller.
- In 1994 Goldsworthy took over some West End galleries with a large one-man show.
- In 1995 he took part in a group show at the British Museum and created sculptures, along with Richard Deacon, Peter Randall-Page and others, in amongst the monumental statuary of the famous Egyptian Hall.
- In 1995, he designed a set of Royal Mail stamps.
- A half-hour BBC TV programme on Goldsworthy's Sheepfolds project was aired in 1997; there was also a Sheepfolds exhibition at Michael Hue-Williams Gallery in London.
- Recent works have included:
- Night Path (2002) and Chalk Stones (2003) in Sussex,
- Three Cairns (2002) on the East and West coasts,
- Stone Houses (2004) and Garden of Stones (2003) in Gotham,
- Passage (2005) in London,
- Slate Domes (2005) in Washington, DC and
- an exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
- 2013 - Stone Sea is a monumental site-specific commission created at the St Louis Museum. It's been described as Goldsworthy's most significant work in North America.
Video: a rare public lecture by Andy Goldsworthy talking about his life's work
Andly Goldsworthy Facts
- Andy Goldsworthy | CASS Sculpture Foundation
Andy Goldsworthy was born in Cheshire in 1956 and was brought up in Yorkshire. He studied at Bradford College of Art (1974-75) and Preston Polytechnic (1975-78). Throughout his career most of Goldsworthy's work has been made in the open air, in plac
- Andy Goldsworthy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Andy Goldsworthy (born July 26, 1956) is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist living in Scotland who produces site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings. His art involves the use of natural and found
- 10 Andy Goldsworthy Facts | Primary Facts
Here are ten facts about Andy Goldsworthy, the British artist who produces natural sculptures and environmental and land art.
VIDEO - Andy Goldsworthy talking about his work - Andy Goldsworthy 1987 Grizedale
Waldemar Januszczak assisting Andy Goldsworthy, create some impromptu land art in the Scottish border
Andy Goldsworthy - The Digital Catalogue
The Digital Catalogue documents, visually and textually, the first ten years of Andy Goldsworthy's ephemeral, outdoor practice. It replicates Goldsworthy's Slide Cabinet Index, and includes previously unpublished material from Goldsworthy's Sketchbook Diaries.
The Digital Catalogue project was initiated by the University of Glasgow at the Crichton Campus, Dumfries, and was supported by the University's Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII). It was realised with funding from The Crichton Foundation, Dumfries, and from Private Donors in Dumfries & Galloway.
* The Digital Catalogue is not a commercial resource.
* The DVD-Rom is not available for purchase.
* The University of Glasgow does not supply Rights or Reproductions in relation to any works of art by Andy Goldsworthy.
* The University of Glasgow does not supply resources for teachers or educators.
* The University of Glasgow will not receive or respond to correspondence or invitations addressed to Andy Goldsworthy.
- Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue: Home
Welcome to the on-line Preview of the Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue DVD Volume 1: 1976-1986 These pages make accessible a sample of entries from the Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue DVD (Volume One: 1976-1986). The Digital Catalogue DVD can
- Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue: About the Catalogue
Project Brief: The project brief focused on Goldsworthy's Slide Cabinet Index, and the considerable collection of slides and transparencies that document his ephemeral practice. Its aims were as follows: * Digitise the contents of the Slide Cabinet I
- Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue: Browse the Catalogue
Browse the Catalogue by year, form, material or place
- Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue: Accessing the Catalogue
Accessing the Digital Catalogue: The full version of Volume One of the Digital Catalogue is accessible on DVD. It provides a comprehensive catalogue of Goldsworthy's ephemeral work for the years 1976-1986, and it is housed at the University of Glasgo
- Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue: Exhibition History 1976-1986
Exhibition History 1976-1986 Early awards and commissions1963Moved to Leeds, Yorkshire 1974-75Bradford Art College, Yorkshire 1975-78Preston Polytechnic, Lancashire Annex (BA Fine Art) 1979North West Arts Awards Moved to Bentham, Yorkshire 1980Moved
- Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue: Timeline 1976-1986
Timeline 1976-1986: Volume One charts the various locations in which he lived and worked as a student and as an emerging professional artist. It includes his first UK outdoor residencies (Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Hampstead Heath, Pollok Park), his
- Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue: Selected Bibliography 1976-1986
Selected Bibliography 1976-1986 Selected publications by the artist Selected reviews, catalogues, articles, interviews, and broadcasts 1976-1986
- Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue: Andy Goldsworthy Archive
Andy Goldsworthy Archive Andy Goldsworthy's archive is held at his residence & studio located in Penpont, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. The archive resides there alongside his studio collection, which includes physical works. Goldsworthy has also buil
- Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue: Photography
Goldsworthy's use of photography Andy Goldsworthy, 'The Photograph' Extract from Clive Adams, 'Catalogue Raisonne of Photographs 1977 - 1989' (1990) Photography has an important and specific place in Goldsworthy's practice, and has done so since his
- Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue: Selected Extracts
Selected extracts - specific works and comments from Andy Goldsworthy
Andy Goldsworthy - Works
This lists sites where you can see images of Goldsworthy's work
- Andy Goldsworthy on artnet
Andy Goldsworthy (British, 1956) - Find works of art, auction results and sale prices of artist Andy Goldsworthy at galleries and auctions worldwide.
- Andy Goldsworthy Online
Andy Goldsworthy [British Environmental Artist, born in 1956] Guide to pictures of works by Andy Goldsworthy in art museum sites and image archives ...
- ArtisanCam - Andy Goldsworthy
We filmed Andy Goldsworthy as he worked on his largest exhibition to date at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield.
- Artist/Naturalist Andy Goldsworthy
Andy Goldsworthy is a brilliant British artist who collaborates with nature to make his creations. Besides England and Scotland, his work has been created ...
- What is Art? What is an Artist? Photograph by Andy Goldsworthy
Andy Goldsworthy is an environmental sculptor in which his use of the natural surroundings create an art form. He explores and experiments with various ...
- Andy Goldsworthy: the beauty of creation
Andy Goldsworthy rather lets his clay dry in the sun. Sometimes the processing is negative: as when man-made structures of sand are dismantled through the ...
- Q&A with Andy Goldsworthy - TIME
Apr 13, 2007 ... The British artist who gets his inspiration and material from the natural world talks about his youth, his vision and his largest exhibition ...
- Eyestorm : Artist : Andy Goldsworthy
Since the late 70s, Andy Goldsworthy has been making site-specific work in the landscape, using nature itself as a 'found object' - as both the subject and ...
- Storm King Art Center - Andy Goldsworthy
Come walk alongside Andy Goldsworthy's extraordinary Storm King Wall. Created over a two-year period, the 2278-foot-long site-specific sculpture was made ...
- Andy Goldsworthy | CASS Sculpture Foundation
Information about the sculptor Andy Goldsworthy including a full biography, details about commissioned sculpture and 3682 portfolio images.
- Andy Goldsworthy - Sheepfolds - hosted by the University of Cumbria
Sheepfolds is a major Cumbria-wide sculpture, landscape and environment project with the internationally renowned sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, developed by Cumbria County Council.
- Unexpected Land Art Beautifully Formed in Nature - My Modern Metropolis
It's fairly impossible to predict what British artist Andy Goldsworthy might come up with next! The Scotland-based artist creates intriguing, site-specific land art that utilizes natural resources in completely unexpected ways.
- Andy Goldsworthy on Pinterest
Andy Goldsworthy on Pinterest
TateShots: Andy Goldsworthy studio visit
BOOKS: About Andy Goldsworthy's work - Books on Amazon
Goldsworthy's books are a record of his land art through his photographs
He tends to develop works and publish series around specific themes.
Video: Exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Andy Goldsworthy and his work in Museums and Sculpture Collections
These are the museums where you can see some of the physical manifestations of Goldsworthy's art.
Some of the projects have involved working in the museums.
- Andy Goldsworthy on the Roof | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy (born 1956), known for working in, and with, the natural landscape, was invited by the Museum to create this year's installation for The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, the most dramatic outdoor space for scul
- Public Art Fund: Andy Goldsworthy
Garden of Stones, an eloquent garden plan of trees growing from stone, is Andy Goldsworthy's design for the Memorial Garden of The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. The Memorial Garden is a contemplative space dedicated
- Andy Goldsworthy's Yorkshire Sculpture Park Show Wins South Bank Show Award - 24 Hour Museum - offic
Yorkshire Sculpture Park's major Andy Goldsworthy exhibition has won the Visual Arts Award in the prestigious South Bank Show Awards. Sited throughout YSP's 500 acres of historic landscape, the exhibition ran between March 2007 and January 2008 and
- Storm King Art Center - Andy Goldsworthy
Andy Goldsworthy - Storm King Wall, 1997-98 Andy Goldsworthy�British, 1956- Storm King Wall, 1997-98 Field stone Approximately 5' x 2,278' overall Come walk alongside Andy Goldsworthy's extraordinary Storm King Wall. Created over a two-year period, t
- The Andy Goldsworthy Project | NGA
The Andy Goldsworthy ProjectJanuary 22-May 15, 2005 Overview: 7 photographs, 9 diary sheets with photographs, and 6 drawings by British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy documented a 2-part project for the National Gallery of Art.
- National Gallery of Art - Andy Goldsworthy' Roof: VR Panorama
VR Panorama of Andy Goldsworthy's Roof
- National Gallery of Art - Andy Goldsworthy: Roof
British artist Andy Goldsworthy, along with his assistant and a team of workers including four dry-stone wallers also from Britain, installed the sculpture entitled Roof on the ground level of the East Building over the course of nine weeks in the wi
- National Gallery of Art - The Andy Goldsworthy Project
The first phase of the project began in October 2003 when Goldsworthy spent nine days on Government Island, Stafford, Virginia, site of the now abandoned but historic Aquia Creek sandstone quarry, which provided the original stone for the White House
- Andy Goldsworthy | NGA
Works by Andy Goldsworthy in the Gallery's Collection
- Andy Goldsworthy: Mountain and Coast Autumn into Winter - Tacoma Art Museum - Absolutearts.com
Andy Goldsworthy: Mountain and Coast Autumn into Winter: Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma Art Museum opens a nationally traveling exhibition of large-scale photographs and sculptures
- Artcyclopedia.com - Andy Goldsworthy Online
Andy Goldsworthy [British Environmental Artist, born in 1956] Guide to pictures of works by Andy Goldsworthy in art museum sites and image archives worldwide.
- DCMS | Government Art Collection
This list displays work by Andy Goldsworthy. Click on the title, inventory, number or image for further details.
- Collection | Andy Goldsworthy | British Council − Visual Arts
Items by Andy Goldsworthy in The British Council Collection
- Layered Land: Andy Goldsworthy at Yorkshire Sculpture Park | Tate
This paper focuses on the long relationship Andy Goldsworthy has had with the landscape of the Bretton Estate, the location of Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Installation at the National Gallery's East Wing in Washington, DC in January 2005
DVDs Rivers & Tides - DVDs on Amazon
Exhibitions of work by Andy Goldsworthy
- Andy Goldsworthy | Exhibition
List of exhibitions between 1990 and 2005
- Andy Goldsworthy Stone Sea Installation St. Louis Art Museum : Architectural Digest
The British artist conjures an installation that connects the museum's original 1904 architecture with it's new David Chipperfield-designed East Building
- ANDY GOLDSWORTHY | GALERIE SPRINGER BERLIN
WORKS 1989 – 2001
- Uncommon Ground - Land Art in Britain 1966-1979
A Mead Gallery exhibition exploring British Land Art between 1966-1979. Sat 18 Jan – Sat 8 Mar 2014 | Venue: Mead Gallery
- Folkestone Triennial » Andy Goldsworthy
For Folkestone Triennial 2014, Goldsworthy has worked with a team of people to collect clay from Folkestone’s beaches, and has created two installations in disused shop at 48 Old High Street.
Blogging about Andy Goldworthy
- Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture, Clougha Pike | Beating The Bounds
When I was up on Clougha last year with my friend Tony, we passed close by these three regular stone constructions and I wondered what they were (but not enough to walk over and take a look). Back at home, a bit of searching revealed that ....
- Making a Mark: Andy Goldsworthy Retrospective at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Andy Goldsworthy is a land artist. He uses natural materials to make environmentally responsible and sometimes ephemeral sculptures in the open air. A major retrospective exhibition of work by Andy Goldsworthy opened at Yorkshire Sculpture Park on 31
- Hatch: The Design PublicÂ® Blog - Blog Archive - Andy Goldsworthy: Wall
I took my own advice this week and started to pull down and enjoy the books that had been trapped at the bottom of my stacks. Today it was Andy Goldsworthy: Wall. The relationship between his work and its surroundings is transformed by the seasons, t
- Andy Goldsworthy News - The New York Times
News about Andy Goldsworthy. Commentary and archival information about Andy Goldsworthy from The New York Times.
- ARTSTUDI 153: Andy Goldsworthy a British Sculptor
Includes some nice photos of Goldsworthy's work
- Images for Renewal - The Key To Understanding
The Key To Understanding by Viktoria Vidali on November 1, 2009 Near the Rodin Sculpture Garden on the Stanford Campus in Palo Alto, California, environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy and eight skilled dry-stone wallers from England and Scotland worke
Andy Goldsworthy Photographs
- Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue: Home
Welcome to the on-line Preview of the Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue DVD Volume 1: 1976-1986 These pages make accessible a sample of entries from the Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue DVD (Volume One: 1976-1986).
- DCMS | GAC - Andy Goldsworthy Photographs
Andy Goldsworthy Photographs in the Government Art Collection
- Art & Architecture - Snowballs in Summer
"Snowballs in Summer" (2000), photographed in Charterhouse Square and Smithfield Market in Smithfield, London, UK. Photographs from the Conway Collection, Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
BOOKS: Overview of Andy Goldsworthy and his work - Books on Amazon
Articles about Andy Goldworthy
- Andy Goldsworthy, artist: 'I wanted to make art. I would've done that as a gardener or sign
Andy Goldsworthy lives in Penpont, a small village in the glorious rolling countryside 40 minutes from Dumfries in Scotland.
- The Guardian - The lie of the land (31 March 2007)
Andy Goldsworthy's ecological art - made with thorns, stones, snow, even human hair - explores the transience of nature, and thus what it means to be alive, writes Richard Mabey.
- The Guardian - Hidden heritage (17 December 2007)
The Arts Council has 7,500 sculptures - why won't it put them somewhere we can see them?
- The Guardian - Hidden art? It's easy to find (18 December 2007)
Contrary to Germaine Greer's assertion, the Arts Council Collection can be seen all over the country The gallery in the YSP's Wakefield grounds, currently housing the Andy Goldsworthy exhibition to which she refers, is used by both institutions in r
- The Guardian - Outdoor artworks (4 April 2009)
Some of Britain's most impressive artworks lie hidden in the most unexpected places
- Andy Goldsworthy: a landscape artist in the city - Times Online
Inside a comfortable stone farmhouse, deep in the rolling hill country of Dumfries and Galloway, conversation has taken an unexpected turn.
- Interview: Andy Goldsworthy, artist and sculptor - Features - Scotsman.com
After his Glenmorangie Annual Lecture, Andy Goldsworthy talks about how the seasons shape his work, and why he is still 'leaping around' at 56
- Q&A with Andy Goldsworthy - TIME
The British artist who gets his inspiration and material from the natural world talks about his youth, his vision and his largest exhibition to date
- The Interview: Andy Goldsworthy | Art and design | The Observer
Andy Goldsworthy has made a career out of creating exquisite sculptures from twigs and stones, leaves and snow. Ahead of a major retrospective, Tim Adams meets Britain's foremost landscape artist.
- Andy Goldsworthy's Ephemeral Rock Sculpture 'Strangler Cairn' Cost Australian Taxpayers Almost $700,
In theory, great art is priceless. In reality, it gets a little more complicated. (August 2012)
- He's got the whole world in his hands - Telegraph
Alastair Sooke meets Andy Goldsworthy, the sculptor who makes art out of down-to-earth materials such as wood, clay and manure.
Comments and Suggestions - Let me know what you think - but PLEASE do not spam
Katherine Tyrrell (author) from London on February 02, 2014:
@IanTease: Thanks Ian. Always nice to hear about the personal contacts with artists. He's always seemed like a great guy to me too.
IanTease on February 02, 2014:
I'm a fan of Andy Goldsworthy's work particularly anything to do with stone walls. Was on a stone carving diploma with a chap who did a lot of walling for him at the Yorkshire sculpture park and said he was a great guy. Nice lens.
natashaely on May 20, 2012:
What an impressive artist, unique and fascinating. I had never heard of him but my husband said how good he was, this is an amazing page :)
GrowWear on July 24, 2011:
We just discovered Andy Goldsworthy this morning by watching Rivers And Tides. Will have to say that I've never been more impressed by an artist. Thank you for putting this source together. Seeing a new coffee-table book in our future...
anonymous on November 05, 2010:
I found this video at google video.It show the making of one of that circles with yellow to orange leaves as shown in the book hand to earth:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP_-P7ZcWZU
howdoyouspellst on October 11, 2010:
I watched Rivers And Tides in an art class a few months back. Andy Goldsworthy is amazing. Great resource, thanks!
anonymous on June 18, 2009:
this really is some great information! thanks! anyone have any idea what were andy goldsworthy's influences?
kimmanleyort on May 13, 2009:
Wow. You have really covered it all here. Great lens on Andy Goldsworthy.
RolandTumble on November 11, 2008:
Goldsworthy is one of my all-time favorite artists. Thanks!
TheBookGarden1 on April 08, 2008:
Cool! I'm a big fan of Andy Goldsworthy and his creations, nice collection of resources!