I missed the opening of Caol Ruadh (pronounced 'Col Ru') as it clashed with the opening of our garden, but I drove there today.
With more than 40 pieces of sculpture from artists working in Scotland, it's been created by landscape designers Karen Scotland and Anne Edmonds in 20 acres of varied and beautiful garden in Colintraive, Argyll.
The two works here are by Tom Allan.
I thought this sculpture by Angela Hunter was beautifully placed..
As was this disturbing piece by Kevin Dagg....
(the rest is already submerged!)
The figure on the shore by Rob Mulholland is about life size and gives you a sense of the scale of the place (though for me it's too Anthony Gormley- like).
There is a surprise inside the door of what was a fruit store, and the boat house to the right is in the process of becoming a gallery in conjunction with Tighnabruaich Gallery - I'm delighted to have been asked to show there on July 28th when the garden opens under Scotland's Gardens scheme. Click here for details.
See Caol Ruadh's informative and attractive website here, and Tighnabruaich' s equally good site here
Neither should be missed if you are in this part of the world!
My own favourites were by Danish born Illona Morrice.
..more images tomorrow....