Glenkiln Sculpture Park

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Glenkiln Sculpture Park was a sculpture landscape in the historic county of Kirkcudbrightshire in Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland.

After one of the bronze statues was stolen all the statues except the Glenkiln Cross and reclining figures have been removed.

It comprised six sculptures placed in a moorland setting around Glenkiln Reservoir.[1] The sculptures are located around 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) north-west of Shawhead, and 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) west of Dumfries.

Between 1951 and 1976, local landowner Sir William "Tony" Keswick (grandson of William Keswick) assembled a collection of works by Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, and Jacob Epstein.[2] Keswick worked with the artists in siting their works in a natural landscape, and commissioned works.[3]

On 13 October 2013, the BBC reported that Standing Figure had been stolen.[4]

All the sculptures except "Glenkiln Cross" have been removed for security reasons on police advice and are no longer available to view.[5]

The sculptures formerly on show are:

There is also a memorial to commemorate the diamond wedding of Sir William and Lady Keswick and to Peter Fleming the travel writer and adventurer, friend of the Keswicks, who used to shoot on the estate.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Glenkiln Sculptures, Visit Southern Scotland
  2. ^ Henry Moore sculpture is the star at new Tate show - Great Britain, SculptSite.com
  3. ^ "Gardens: Sir William Keswick's Glenkiln estate". The Scotsman. 11 January 2010.
  4. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-24511737
  5. ^ http://www.itv.com/news/border/topic/henry-moore/

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Coordinates: 55°05′02″N 3°49′12″W / 55.083779°N 3.819945°W / 55.083779; -3.819945