The Ancient Forester (David Kemp)

Ancient Forester
Credit: Donald McCrae
Credit: Alan Hogg
Credit: JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University
Credit: Moira Langston
Credit: Moira Langston
Credit: Richard East
Credit: Richard East
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1988 Glasgow Garden Festival Visual Arts Programme

Type of object

Sculpture or other artwork

Current situation



This huge piece stood at the entrance to the Foresty Commission's 'Magical Forest' exhibit. It was created at Forestry England's Grizedale Sculpture Park, shipped to the Garden Festival, then returned to Grizedale, where it greeted visitors at the Car Park until 1995. At this point, it was moved up to overlooking Carron Crag and a replacement ('Ancient Forester 2') created by the same sculptor. The original and much deteriorated sculpture finally vanished some time after 2011. (Source here.)


  1. Moira Langston says:

    A different view.

    Credit: Moira Langston

    1. Fantastic photo, thanks! And yes, haven’t seen it from this angle before.

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