Phyllotaxis Scotland (Sjoerd Buisman)

Type of object

Sculpture or other artwork

Current situation

Destroyed

Current location, if known

Allowed to decay in situ

Notes

Constructed from peat logs/briquettes - an early example of environmental, degradable art, it was allowed to decay over the course of the Festival/

Strathclyde University Gates and Transoms

Credit: T Quinn
Credit: Tommy Quinn
Credit: Tommy Quinn
Gates
Credit: Donald Whannell
Type of object

Pavilion, building or other structure

Current situation

Known

Current location, if known

Royal College Building, University of Strathclyde , George Street, Glasgow

Notes

Restored for the Garden Festival, and exhibited (in brick surrounds) adjacent to the Overtoun Park Bandstand. Afterwards reinstalled at the original location.

Japan/Osaka

Credit: George McSorley
Credit: Violet Langston
Credit: Violet Langston
Garden Festival 'zone'

Plants and Food

Sponsor, if appropriate

1990 Osaka Garden Festival

Type of object

Pavilion, building or other structure

Current situation

Unknown

‘Man Feeding Seagulls’ (David A Annand)

Credit: Tommy Quinn
'Man Feeding Seagulls' and Vital Spark
Credit: Tommy Quinn
Man Feeding Seagulls
At Peterhead, September 2022 – Credit: Evelyn R
Man Feeding Seagulls
At Peterhead, September 2022 – Credit: Evelyn R
Garden Festival 'zone'

Water and Maritime

Type of object

Sculpture or other artwork

Current situation

Known

Current location, if known

Mounted on the roof of the Peterhead Port Authority Building, Peterhead (as of 2009)

Notes

According to the sculptor, David Annand: 'I made the piece at Kilmany and cast it in cold cast bronze. ie polyester resin mixed with bronze powder and reinforced with glass fibre and steel. It had the most fondled bum in the festival, which by the end of the show was highly polished! Peterhead was in Buchan so it inherited the sculpture.'

Bank Balance (George Wyllie)

Credit: Donald McCrae
Umbrella Man
Credit : Angela Slaven
Credit: Violet Langston
Garden Festival 'zone'

Water and Maritime

Type of object

Sculpture or other artwork

Current situation

Unknown

Current location, if known

Recorded as being at Clydesdale Bank Exchange, 20 Waterloo Street, Glasgow in 2006 (Glasgow Herald)

Bank BalanceUmbrella Man

RNLI Lifeboat

Credit: Hugh Searle
Credit: Tommy Quinn
Credit: Tommy Quinn
Credit: Alex Keegan
Credit: Alex Keegan
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.

Credit: Tommy QuinnRNLI 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 (lecture theatre)

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 Art Gallery and Museum.

Scotland's Central Region (Emma Shipton)

Dalswinton Steam Boat

Dalswinton Steam Boat
At current location – credit: Graeme Muir
Dalswinton Steam Boat
At current location – credit: Graeme Muir
Dalswinton Steam Boat
At current location – credit: Graeme Muir
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.

Dalswinton Steam BoatDalswinton Steam BoatDalswinton Steam Boat

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.