Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy


Born in 1956 in Cheshire, England, he works in Penpont in Scotland. He came to Digne-les-Bains for the first time in 1995, to produce a personal exhibition organised by the Musée Gassendi.

The internationally recognized artist Andy Goldsworthy has had unique experience. He devised a project combining contemporary art and the conservation of rural heritage in the protected area of the Réserve Géologique de Haute-Provence around Digne-les-Bains.

Connecting together three “Sentinelles” in cut dry stone that the artist constructed in three valleys, the 150 km hillwalking route follows old paths and crosses the traces of a former intense agricultural life. Andy Goldsworthy’s Refuge d’art [Art Refuge] project renovated some ruined buildings so that hillwalkers could shelter in them while, at the same time, discovering a specific work that is permanently installed.

Since 1999, six refuges have been constructed with the support of the Musée Gassendi and the Réserve Géologique de Haute-Provence.

The world’s largest collection of works by Andy Goldsworthy is concentrated in the Digne area.



Discover Andy Goldsworthy’s works in the Digne area: