‘Man with Umbrella’ sculpture

Credit : Angela Slaven
Garden Festival 'zone'

Water and Maritime

Type of object

Sculpture or other artwork

Current situation

Unknown

Notes

Nothing is known about this sculpture, or the artist who made it. It appears, however, to have been located overlooking the river within the 'Water and Maritime' zone.

Umbrella Man

Three Right Angles Horizontal (George Rickey)

Type of object

Sculpture or other artwork

Current situation

Known

Current location, if known

Queens Park pond, Glasgow

Notes

Retreived from Council storage and re-erected at Queens Park December 2020, with the assistance of Sculpture Placement Group.

RNLI Lifeboat

Credit: Hugh Searle
Garden Festival 'zone'

Water and Maritime

Sponsor, if appropriate

RNLI

Type of object

Vehicle, boat or ship

Current situation

Known

Current location, if known

Porth Penrhyn, Bangor North Wales May 2022

Notes

The RNLI had a display at the GGF which featured a 42' Watson lifeboat. The boat, named J W Archer, had been based at Wicklow in the Irish Republic from 1956 until 1987. After retirement it was refurbished and moved to the GGF where McAllisters of Dumbarton placed her ashore. After the festival finished McAllisters removed her and she was sold by the RNLI to a private owner who moved her to Porth Penrhyn. Her current owner keeps her in original condition and she regularly visits events in the UK and Eire for RNLI fundraising purposes.

RNLI Lifeboat

Scotland’s Central Region (Emma Shipton)

Credit: Nicola Wilson
Sponsor, if appropriate

Central Regional Council

Type of object

Sculpture or other artwork

Current situation

Known

Current location, if known

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

Notes

This striking, stained glass panel was made by artist Emma Shipton of Aurora Glass in Alloa. It was commissioned by the Central Regional Council for their display at the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988. The Central Regional Council was the administrative body for the Stirling, Clackmannan and Falkirk areas for more than 20 years. Some of their most prominent landmarks feature in this design. The vibrant blues of that strategic central waterway, the Forth, flow from the soft greens and heathers of central Scotland’s hills. The area’s links to the nation’s history are clear, with Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. Local industry is represented by the textile mills of the Hillfoots, by the winding gear so symbolic of the coal mines east of Stirling, and by the refinery at Grangemouth. After the exhibition at the Festival, the panel was installed at the entrance to the Council Chamber at Old Viewforth in Stirling. When this space was later refurbished by Stirling Council the panel was given into the care of The Smith.

Scotland's Central Region (Emma Shipton)

Dalswinton Steam Boat

Garden Festival 'zone'

The Rendezvous

Sponsor, if appropriate

Dumfries & Galloway Council or Dumfries & Galloway College (?)

Type of object

Vehicle, boat or ship

Current situation

Known

Current location, if known

Dalswinton Estate

Notes

Assumed to be part of the Dumfries and Galloway exhibit. After an initial research and feasibility study undertaken by John Bowie (a retired marine engineer) there was a Work experience /Youth training scheme devised, also supervised by John, to build a replica of the first known steamboat, which sailed on Dalswinton Loch in 1788. It was built in a small warehouse in High St. (Maxwellton), Dumfries and then displayed at the Garden Festival. After the festival it returned to Dumfries and was in the grounds of Dumfries and Galloway College (at that time in Heathall). At some point since then it was moved to the Dalswinton Estate (just North of Dumfries) where it is exhibited as part of the estate.

Ceremonial Entrance and Ticket Entrances

Garden Festival 'zone'

High Street

Type of object

Pavilion, building or other structure

Current situation

Unknown

Notes

These are the buildings that resulted from the first prize winning designs for the Glasgow Garden Festival 1988 Architecture Competition by Ian Pickering and Alastair Macdonald, both then tutors at The Glasgow School of Art. These were concept designs for ceremonial entrance pavilions, garden cafes, toilet units, ticket entrances etc. The design took a modular approach which suggested how this approach might also be applied in various way to e.g. a knot garden, scent garden, orangerie etc. Ian Pickering went on to develop the designs into the built structures.

Festival Railway

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Garden Festival 'zone'

Multiple Zones

Type of object

Pavilion, building or other structure

Current situation

Unknown

Notes

A 600mm narrow-gauge trackway around the Festival site - the route looped around the Marina, over the British Steel Harbour Bridge and featured three stations: Pavilion Station, Jubilee Station and Empire Station.

Festival TrainFestival Train

Festival Trains

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June 1988
Credit: Paul Climie
Festival Train
Credit: AW Fyfe
Festival Train
Credit: AW Fyfe
Garden Festival 'zone'

Multiple Zones

Type of object

Vehicle, boat or ship

Current situation

Partly known

Current location, if known

Rusutsu Resport, Hokkaido, Japan (as of May 2022)

Notes

Three locomotives, with carriages, were built by Severn Lamb Ltd and based loosely on the design of Caledonian Railway 4-2-2 Locomotive no 23 (which had been built in Glasgow in 1886). They travelled the Festival Railway on a 25-minute circuit, and - despite their appearance - they were driven by diesel engines. The locomotives (and, it seems, their carriages) were transferred to Japan after the Festival. At least one locomotive still runs at the Rusutsu Resort.

Festival TrainJune 1988Festival Train image

Waterfall

Credit: Ian White
Waterfall2021
The waterfall as at September 2021 Credit: Lex Lamb
Waterfall
Credit: Paul Climie
waterfall
Credit: Ross MacKay
Garden Festival 'zone'

Landscape and Scenery

Sponsor, if appropriate

OCS Group Limited - Scotland

Type of object

Pavilion, building or other structure

Current situation

Known

Current location, if known

In situ

The Four “L” Eccentric (George Rickey)

Type of object

Sculpture or other artwork

Current situation

Unknown

Notes

According to glasgowsculpture.com, Rickey gifted the sculpture to the city of Glasgow, following the Garden Festival, and 'after languishing in pieces at a council depot, despite the sculptor's requests to have it re-erected or returned to him, has since disappeared without trace'.