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Andy Goldsworthy

Born 1956, Cheshire.

Andy Goldsworthy was brought up in Leeds, and attended Bradford Art College and Preston Polytechnic graduating in 1978. He won Yorkshire and Northern Arts awards in 1980, 1981 and 1982. In 1984 and 1985 he held residencies at Grizedale Forest, Cumbria.

His exhibition Rain Sun Snow Hail Mist Calm was organised and toured by the Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture, Leeds, and the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, in 1985. It was shown as the first exhibition in the newly opened Mead Gallery in April and May 1986. Andy Goldsworthy was the University's first artist-in-residence, making work on site during the May Bank Holiday weekend of 1986.

He is a prolific worker about whom a number of television documentaries have been made. His work has taken him to Japan and to the North Pole. Of the generation of British sculptors who have won international acclaim, Goldsworthy relies entirely on the natural environment for his inspiration, its colour and form, using photography as a means of recording his ephemeral structures.

He lives and works in Dumfriesshire, Scotland.

Bullrush Debris
Old Bramble Leaves