Floating Head (Richard Groom)

Floating Head
Credit: Agnes Taylor
Floating Head
Credit: Evelyn R
Credit: Violet Langston
Credit: Angela Slaven
Floating Head
‘Floating Head’ at its current location Credit : Angela Slaven
Garden Festival 'zone'

Water and Maritime

Sponsor, if appropriate

1988 Glasgow Garden Festival Visual Arts Programme

Type of object

Sculpture or other artwork

Current situation


Current location, if known

Partly restored and re-displayed during 2021 at its original Garden Festival location at the centre of the Canting Basin. Apparently moved to Rothesay Dock thereafter.


A detailed history of the sculpture, its movements since the Festival, recent restoration and the related events can be found on the Sculpture Placement Group site.

1 comment

  1. Angela Slaven says:

    The Floating Head now resides in the Rothesay Dock Marina just over the boundary into Clydebank from Yoker. I have many photographs of it taken very recently, will enclose a few but if you’d like any more let me know. You’ll see one is from the Garden Festival itself, whereas the moss covered ones are more recent.
    If you use any please credit me as Angela Slaven.

    Cheers, Angela

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