Sculptor, draughtsman, photographer and teacher, born in Cheshire. He attended Bradford Art College in 1975, then Preston Polytechnic, 1975–8. During 1989 he worked at Ellesmere Island, Canada, and at North Pole. Travelling widely to make sculptures in a particular environment was a feature of Goldsworthy’s work. Goldsworthy had a series of one-man shows at Fabian Carlsson Gallery from 1987, later ones including Leeds City Art Gallery, a touring exhibition, Hand to Earth, in 1990; Runnymede Sculpture Farm Project, California, America, 1994; 100 Sheepfolds, part of Cumbria Year of Visual Art, 1996; Barbican Centre, 2000; and Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum 2003. That show featured 28 photographs by Goldsworthy, a means he used to record ephemeral works.
Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)