Photo Event – Andy Goldsworthy Nature Sculpture Event

  • 22 Jun 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • U of G Arboretum Centre, 200 Arboretum Rd, Guelph, ON


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Meet at Large Triangular Pavilion between U of G Arboretum Center and the main parking lots for the Arboretum. 

Andy Goldsworthy is a British nature sculpture artist and photographer who only uses natural materials. Once he is finished a nature sculpture, he takes a photo of it and lets it return to nature. We’ll be doing the same thing, working individually or in small groups, according to the preferences of the participants.

Keeping in mind respect for nature, the individuals and small teams will find a place that sparks their interest, and create a sculpture in that place, that works in harmony with it, using only materials that they find in the area. (Remember not to damage any living plants, etc.).

We will start by reviewing the Seven Elements of Design and looking at some examples of Andy Goldsworthy's work to help stimulate ideas for the creation of our sculptures, remembering to be playful and to experiment for greater impact.

Once the “sculptures” are complete then the individual or team will put our photographic skills to work to take a picture which will be the permanent record, as the nature sculpture will be left to return to a natural state.

Based on the experiences of thousands of students who have created their own Nature Sculptures participants can be assured of a most enjoyable experience and a great picture to share.

2-2.5 hrs / Level 1. Easy pace 

Contact: Bob Fanning 519 822-5181 or

( Note that this will be an active afternoon, but not a hike in the sense of going from A to B)


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