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Glasgow Garden Festival

This young man seems to have found a suitable vantage point from which to observe the happenings at Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988. The sculpture, Reclining Woman, was created in cement by Indian artist Dhruva Mistry.

Sculpture dominated displays of the visual arts at the Garden Festival, being particulary suitable for outdoor locations. Seventy different pieces by forty-six artists, were scattered across the site. Edinburgh artist Eduardo Paolozzi was the most heavily represented, with sixteen items. 50 per cent the sculptures were commissioned specially for the occasion, with the others on loan from various private and public collections.

The arts were also represented by a continuous display in the Forestry Commission area, which involved artists working on materials taken from Aberfoyle Forest. Artistic events included a son et lumiere spectacle and formation dancing by lawn mowers.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC f607.3441443 GLA

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

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Aberfoyle Forest, art, artists, cement, children, exhibitions, festivals, Forestry Commission, Glasgow Garden Festival, Indians, lawn mowers, Reclining Woman, sculptors, scupture, son et lumiere, visual arts, women



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