The last two days have seen a flurry of activity around St Andrews town centre, as 15 temporary artworks were installed as part of the long-awaited “Harold Riley – An Artist’s View” retrospective, being staged to coincide with the forthcoming Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
This is the largest public art display to be seen in St Andrews in recent memory – perhaps even ever! – and one of its aims is to encourage those attending the Dunhill golf tournament to discover the many other attractions of the town. By following the “town trail” round the 15 sites, visitors will enjoy a real flavour of St Andrews’ unique blend of history, golf and academia.
The project has been funded by Alfred Dunhill, with the support of St Andrews Partnership.
Here’s our short photo blog featuring the artworks installation:
The first of the solid stone bases is offloaded – each block weighs c 250kg – quarter of a tonne!
The first plexiglass panel is put in place…..
Silicone sealant is added …..
Protective covers are removed ….
And here are a few of the finished results …..
Firstly, St Andrews Castle …..
The 18th/ R&A Clubhouse
Look out for the ‘town trail’ leaflet to guide you around all of the artworks (in place until at least 6 October) – or just wander around St Andrews at your leisure and stumble upon them!