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Glenkiln Sculptures, Dumfries

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Glenkiln Sculpture Park is a sculpture landscape in Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland.After one of the bronze statues was stolen all the statues except the Glenkiln Cross have been removed.It comprises six sculptures placed in a moorland setting around Glenkiln Reservoir. The sculptures are located around north-west of Shawhead, and west of Dumfries.Between 1951 and 1976, local landowner Sir William Keswick (grandson of William Keswick) assembled a collection of works by Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, and Jacob Epstein. Keswick worked with the artists in siting their works in a natural landscape, and commissioned works.On 13 October 2013, the BBC reported that Standing Figure had been stolen.All the sculptures except "Glenkiln Cross" have been removed for security reasons on police advice and are no longer available to view.The sculptures are: Saint John the Baptist (1878) by Auguste Rodin Visitation (1926) by Jacob Epstein Standing Figure (1950) by Henry Moore King and Queen (1952–53) by Henry Moore Upright Motive No. 1: Glenkiln Cross (1955–56) by Henry Moore Two Piece Reclining Figure No.1 (1959) by Henry Moore There is also a memorial to commemorate the diamond wedding of Sir William and Lady Keswick.
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  • Well, they're gone... after a big build up and missing them on last holiday arrived to discover only two sculptures remaining, the Glenkiln Cross and Reclining Figure, which is a substitute. Might it ...  read more »
  • we were up on holiday to the Dumfries area and found the Glenkiln sculpture walk in our guide book so organised a trip to do the walk and see the wonderful sculptures. The directions took us easily to...  read more »
  • Brilliant place for a bit of gentle exercise. Hard roads, no traffic, fresh air, brilliant views, birds, animals, streams and flowers and is is all FREE. Take a picnic, the statues may have gone, all ...  read more »
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