An Opportunity To Hear Artist Andy Goldsworthy Talk About His Practice

It is 20 years since the University of Glasgow first opened its doors to students on the Crichton Campus in Dumfries where its School of Interdisciplinary Studies continues to provide world-class, research-intensive undergraduate, taught postgraduate and research degree programmes.

As part of a celebratory calendar of events to mark this momentous occasion the School of Interdisciplinary Studies is hosting a series of lectures by leading figures from a wide range of professions.  And on Friday 30 August we welcome Andy Goldsworthy.


For over 40 years artist Andy Goldsworthy has been making work using the materials and conditions that he encounters wherever he is, be it cities such as Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Montreal and San Francisco, or places such as the New Mexico desert, the mountains of central Spain and southern France, or the fells and fields of Cumbria and Dumfriesshire.


On Friday 30 August as part of the series of lectures to celebrate 20 years of the University of Glasgow in Dumfries, the School of Interdisciplinary Studies will host Goldsworthy, a resident of Dumfries and Galloway since 1985, who will speak about his most recent projects and body of work.


Speaking ahead of the lecture he said:  “It is wonderful to be able to participate in the celebrations marking 20 years of the University of Glasgow Dumfries Campus. It was an extraordinary achievement to establish the campus and set the foundations for a Higher Education presence in our region.


“That the School of Interdisciplinary Studies flourishes as it does today is a testament to those who advocated and fought for Higher Education in Dumfries and Galloway, and to all who have had a role in shaping its journey.”


Head of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, Professor Carol Hill said:  “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Andy Goldsworthy to the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and I’m sure his lecture will be fascinating.  This is a great opportunity to hear his personal views on his own creativity and recent projects.”


Join us at Maxwell House on the Crichton Campus in Dumfries at 5.00pm on Friday 30 August.


Tickets cost just £5 and it’s not too late to get one.  To book your place please visit the Midsteeple Box Office, go to the website at http://www.dgboxoffice.co.uk/ or phone 01387 253 383.


Notes to Editors

IMAGE CREDITS:  Gorse spits. Sunny. Dumfriesshire, Scotland. 30 May 2015 © Andy Goldsworthy