|TYPES OF WORK WITHIN THE SHEEPFOLDS PROJECT
There are six distinct themes within the overall
1 The rebuilding or restoring
of existing, derelict or former folds,
eg Jack's Fold at Barbondale, Megan's Fold in Bretherdale, Red Mire
Farm Fold at Mungrisdale (some examples are described in Goldsworthy,A
2 BOULDER FOLDS ETC.
The sixteen folds enclosing large boulders on the Fellfoot Road
at Casterton; the two Tree Stone folds at Underbarrow; the Field
Boulder fold at Mungrisdale, where a fold is hidden inside boulders;
(some examples are described in Goldsworthy,A 'Sheepfolds').
3 PINFOLD CONE FOLDS
The construction of individual stone cones enclosed by folds, on
the site of, or in disused pinfolds in villages around Kirkby
Stephen relating to the Nine Standards on Hartley Fell.
4 DROVE ARCH FOLDS
The restoration of eleven
folds that temporarily housed the Drove Arch, a sandstone arch
that was erected and dismantled at twenty three sites along the
route of an old drove road through Cumbria between Dumfriesshire
and Yorkshire. (Described in the book ‘Arch’ by Andy
Goldsworthy and David Craig – now out of print). The Drove
Arch is now permanently housed in a stone hut near Thornton in
Lonsdale alongside a restored sheepfold called Toby’s fold.
This was achieved in partnership with the Craven District Council
and the Yorkshire Dales Millennium trust.
5 EPHEMERAL WORKS
The ephemeral work created by Andy Goldsworthy and sited in ruined
folds along the route of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge's walk
around the Lake District. (1) These pieces were made over an extended
period covering the four seasons and Andy Goldsworthy's photographs
of them will be shown in a future exhibition. He also used an existing
sheepfold for his Snowball fold at Dalton-in-Furness.
6 TOUCHSTONE FOLDS
A series of folds with artworks built into the fold's wall, rich
in texture and using slate and pebbles as in earlier stone works
(these types of work are described in Goldsworthy,A 'Stone').