David Nash

Installation view, Konstruktiv Tendens 2006

Installation view, Konstruktiv Tendens 2006

Multicut Column, 2001, ash, 241 x 90 x 100 cm

Two Cut Corners Columns, 1998, cedar, height 2,8 m. Collection City of Gothenburg, Sweden

Two Cut Corners Columns at Llwingell, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales

Wooden Boulder

The oak tree from which the Wooden Boulder has been carved dates from 1750 and grew for over two hundred years on a wooded hillside above the Ffestiniog Valley in North Wales. The tree came down in 1978.

The wooden boulder is a simple basic shape cut just enough to hint that it has been intentionally formed. For 25 years I have followed its engagement with the weather, gravity and the seasons. It became a stepping-stone into the drama of physical geography. Spheres imply movement and initially I helped it to move, but after a few years I observed it only intervening when absolutely necessary - when it became wedged under a bridge.

In volume the boulder has remained the same in appearance, gradually changing to look more like a rock, the crisp edges rounding with erosion and its surface aging.

The drawing maps the journey of 25 years 1978-2003. At any given moment the boulder is a mark in time. During the first 24 years it moved down stream nine times remaining static for months and years. Sedentary and heavy it would sit bedded in stones animated by the varying water levels and the seasons. Beyond the bridge its position survived many storms, the force of the water spread over the shallow banks did not have the power to shift it. I did not expect it to move into the Dwyryd river in my lifetime.

Then in November 2002 it was gone. The 'goneness' was palpable. The storm propelled the boulder 5 kilometres, stopping on a sandbank in the Dwryd estuary. Now tidal, it became very mobile. The high tides around full moon and the new moon moved it every 12 hours to a new place, each placement unique to the consequence of the tide, wind, rain and depth of water.

In January 2003 it disappeared from the estuary but was found again in a marsh. An incoming tide had taken it up a creek, where it stayed for five weeks. The equinox tide of March 19, 2003 was high enough to float it back to the estuary where it continued its movement back and forth 3 or 4 kilometres each move.
The wooden boulder was last seen in June 2003 on a sandbank near Ynys Giftan. All creeks and marshes have been searched so it can, only be assumed it has made its way to the sea. It is not lost. It is wherever it is.

David Nash, 2004


  1. 1945
    1. Born Esher, Surrey, England
  2. 1963-67
    1. Studied Kingston College of Art
  3. 1967
    1. Moved to Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales, where he lives and works
  4. 1969-70
    1. Postgraduate Study, Chelsea School of Art
  5. 1999
    1. Elected Royal Academician Appointed Research Fellow, University of Northumbria, Newcastle
    2. Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Art & Design, Kingston University

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  1. 1973
    1. Briefly Cooked Apples, Queen Elizabeth Hall. York and Oriel, Bangor, Wales
  2. 1976
    1. Oriel, Bangor, Wales
    2. Loosely Held Grain, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
  3. 1978
    1. Fletched Over Ash, .AIR Gallery, London; Arts Centre, Chester; Chapter Gallery, Cardiff
  4. 1979
    1. Parnham House, Dorset
  5. 1980
    1. Wood Quarry, Elise Meyer Gallery, NewYork
    2. Mixed Wood, Southampton University Gallery
    3. Galleria Cavallino,Venice, Italy
  6. 1981
    1. Pyramids and Catapults, St. Paul's Gallery, Leeds
  7. 1982
    1. TwoViews of Nature, Elise Meyer Gallery, NewYork
    2. Oriel, The Friary, Cardiff
    3. Wood Quarry, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo
    4. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield (Fellowship Exhibition) Kilkenny Art Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, Ireland
  8. 1983
    1. Sixty Seasons.Third Eye Centre, Glasgow; Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Oriel Mostyn, Liandudno, Wales;
    2. Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Museum, Swansea;
    3. City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent; The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin
    4. Removals and Conversions, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell
  9. 1984-85
    1. Ki'no Inochi, Ki no Katachi, Moriyama City, Shiga; Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi-ken;
    2. Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai;
    3. Fukuoka Art Museum; Sogetsu Kaikan, Tokyo
    4. Ki no, Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo
  10. 1985
    1. HogeVeluwe, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo (with Sjoerd Buisman)
    2. Sculpture by David Nash, Bixby Gallery, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
    3. Elm, Wattle, Gum, Heide Park and Art Gallery, Melbourne;
    4. Aveago Gallery, Sydney, Galerij S65, Aalst, Belgium
  11. 1986
    1. Tree to Vessel, Juda Rowan Gallery, London
  12. 1987
    1. Sculpture from the Djerassi Foundation, LA. Louver, Los Angeles Andrew Knight Gallery, Cardiff
  13. 1988
    1. Ardennes Project, Galerij S65, Aalst, Belgium
    2. Chêne et Frêne de Pierre-de-Bresse, Réfectoire de l'Abbaye deTournus, Musée Greuze, Tournus/Art Contemporain
    3. Vaughan and Vaughan, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    4. Drawings, Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
  14. 1989
    1. Mosaic Egg, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
    2. Oak and Birch, Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki
    3. Centre d'Art Contemporain de Vassiviere, Limousin
    4. Ashton Court Beech Project, Bristol
  15. 1990
    1. Drawings, Louver Gallery, NewYork
    2. Chêne et Frêne de Pierre-de-Bresse,, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Calais
    3. David Nash: Sculpture, Louver Gallery, New York
    4. David Nash - Sculpture 1971-90, Serpentine Gallery, London;
    5. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
    6. Galerie Philippe Casini, Paris
    7. Art Affairs, Amsterdam
  16. 1991
    1. Walily: Smoke and Turpentine, Centre for Contemporay Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (with LeonTarasewicz)
    2. Poland Project, Galerij S65, Aalst, Belgium
    3. David Nash: Planted & Carved, Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
    4. Five New Sculptures, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles
    5. Sculpture 1971-91, Oriel Mostyn, Liandudno, Wales
    6. Wood Quarry, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield
  17. 1992
    1. The Planted Projects 1977-1992, Louver Gallery, New York
    2. Sounding Form: New Sculpture and Drawings, Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh; Space 34 and The Marland Gallery, Snape Maltings
    3. Sculpture and Drawings, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
  18. 1993
    1. At the Edge of the Forest, Oriel, The Friary, Cardiff
    2. The Planted Works, Manchester
    3. City Art Gallery, Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri
    4. At the Edge of the Forest, AnnelyJuda Fine Art, London
    5. Drawings, Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
    6. Braendt Eg, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense
  19. 1994
    1. Voyages and Vessels, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego;
    2. The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; Madison Art Center, Wisconsin
    3. Otoineppu - Spirit of Three Seasons, Asahikawa Museum of Art, Hokkaido; Nagoya City Art Museum; Ashiya City,
    4. Museum of Art & History, Kobe; The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama;
    5. The Museum of Modern Art,Kamakura; Tsukuba Museum of Art, Ibaraki
    6. Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
    7. Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Monica
    8. Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
  20. 1995
    1. Gianni Giacobbi Arte Contemporaneo, Palma de Mallorca
    2. Beyond The Forest, Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona
    3. Bat in the Box, Lizard in the Glove, Refusalon Gallery, San Francisco
  21. 1996
    1. David Nash: New Sculptures and Drawings, Art Affairs, Amsterdam
    2. Three Places: David Nash, Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth
    3. Croesau, Wyan, Llestr, Pasg 1996, Oriel Y Ddraig, Blaenau Ffestiniog
    4. Green Fuse, Mead Gallery, Warwick
    5. Arts Centre, Coventry
    6. Eighteen Thousand Tides, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
    7. Line of Cut, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
    8. Elements of Drawing, Leeds City Art Gallery
    9. Forms into Time 1971-96, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp
    10. David Nash: Sculpture from Japan, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
    11. Recent Sculpture and Drawing, Galerij S65, Aalst, Belgium
  22. 1997
    1. Stores and Hearths, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles
    2. David Nash, Hans Mayer Galerie, Düsseldorf
    3. David Nash Sculptures, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen
    4. Sculpture from California, Haines Gallery, San Francisco
    5. David Nash - Language of Wood, PYO Gallery, Seoul
  23. 1998
    1. David Nash, European Foundation for Sculpture, Pare Regional Tournay-Solvay, Brussels
    2. David Nash - Language of Wood, Banque de Luxembourg
    3. Red and Black, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles
    4. Stoves, Atlantic Centre for the Arts, Florida
    5. Drawings and Place, Maneten Gallery, Sweden
    6. Observation, Imagination, Realisation, Ucheldre Centre, North Wales
    7. David Nash Sculpture, Galerie Lelong, New York
  24. 1999
    1. Engaging with Primary Elements, Artists' Gardens, Weimar
    2. Work Place, Haines Gallery, San Francisco
    3. Gianni Giacobbi Arte Contemporaneo, Palma de Mallorca
  25. 2000
    1. Recent Sculpture and Charred Panels, Galerij S65, Aalst, Belgium
    2. Line of Cut, Galerie Lelong, Paris
    3. Chwarel Goed-Wood Quarry: David Nash, Centre for Visual Arts, Cardiff; The Old Market Hall, Blaenau Ffestiniog
    4. David Nash, Sculpture at Schoenthal Monastery, Langenbruck, Switzerland
    5. Chicago Wood - Retrieved and Renewed, State Bridge Street Gallery, Chicago
  26. 2000-01
    1. Three Forms for Chicago, exhibition on Chicago's Museum Campus, Chicago
    2. Green and Black, Oriel 31, Newtown and tour to Wrexham Art Centre; Burford House Gallery, Ludlow;
    3. Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea
  27. 2001
    1. David Nash-Skulpturen & Zeichnungen, Kunst im Bethmannhof, Frankfurt
    2. Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
    3. Annely Juda Fine Art, London
    4. David Nash- From Wales, Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
    5. Black & Light, Annely Juda Fine Art, London
  28. 2002
    1. Charred Panels, Haines Gallery, San Francisco
    2. Stoves and Hearths, Penny School Gallery, Kingston-on-Thames
    3. David Nash - Sculptures, Gallery Lelong, New York
    4. David Nash - Neue Skulpturen, Galerie S65, Köln
  29. 2003
    1. David Nash: Roche Beech, New Art Centre Sculpture Park and Gallery, Roche Court
    2. David Nash: Holzskulpturen, Gerhard Marcks Haus, Bremen
    3. David Nash - Rückkehr der Kunst in die Natur, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany
    4. David Nash - Sculptures et Dessins, Scene Nationale d'Orleans, France
  30. 2004
    1. David Nash, Galeria Metta, Madrid
    2. David Nash, Holzskulpturen, Stiftung für Bildhauerei und Georg-Kolbe-Museum, Berlin
    3. David Nash - Making and Placing Abstract Sculpture 1978-2004, Tate Gallery, St Ives
    4. David Nash - Twmps and Eggs, Galerie Lelong, Paris
    5. David Nash - New Works by David Nash, Haines Gallery, San Francisco
  31. 2005
    1. David Nash - Vessels, Sala de la Diputación de Huesca, Spain
    2. David Nash: Pyramide rise, Spheres turn and Cubes stand still, Annely Juda Fine Art, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

  1. 1970
    1. Chelsea Tower 3 shown in inaugural exhibition Post-diploma work from Manchester,
    2. Birmingham and Chelsea, Serpentine Gallery, London
  2. 1975
    1. The Condition of Sculpture, Hayward Gallery, London
  3. 1976
    1. Summer Show Ill, Serpentine Gallery, London
  4. 1977
    1. From Wales, Fruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh
    2. On Site, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
  5. 1979
    1. LYC Museum, Cumbria
    2. Corners, Elise Meyer Gallery, New York
  6. 1979-80
    1. Wood, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
  7. 1980
    1. British Art Now: An American Perspective, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York;
    2. San Diego, California; Savannah, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Royal Academy of Art, London
    3. Mixage, De Lantaren, Rotterdam
  8. 1981
    1. Art and the Sea, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow and tour
    2. British Sculpture in the Twentieth Century Part ll. Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
    3. Cleveland Drawing Biennale, Middlesbrough
    4. A Wood Exhibition, The Minories, Colchester
  9. 1982
    1. Presences of Nature, Carlisle Art Gallery and Museum and tour
    2. Aspects of British Art Today, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsonomiya;
    3. National Museum of Art, Osaka; Fukuoka Art Museum; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo
    4. Hayward Annual: British Drawing, Hayward Gallery, London Object-Subject, LYC Museum, Cumbria
    5. 4th Sydney Biennale Through Children's Eyes, Arts Council Touring Exhibition Word, Midland Group, Nottingham
  10. 1983
    1. The Sculpture Show, Serpentine and Hayward Galleries, London Tongue and Groove, Coracle Press, London
    2. 53-83: Three Decades of Artists from Inner London Art Schools, Royal Academy of Art, London
  11. 1984
    1. Survey of Recent International Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York
    2. ROSC International Exhibition, Dublin
    3. Haarlem Hout, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
  12. 1985
    1. Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London
    2. 25 Years-Three Decades of Contemporary Art: The Eighties, Juda Rowan Gallery, London
    3. Transformations: American and European Sculpture 1945-1985, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
  13. 1986
    1. Overland, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
    2. Landscape- Place, Nature, Material, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge
    3. Forest of Dean Project, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
    4. Japonisme, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland
    5. American/European Paintings and Sculpture, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles Naiuety in Art, Setagaya Museum, Tokyo
    6. Focus on British Art, The International Cultural Centre, Antwerp
    7. Contemporary British Sculpture, Exchange Square Gallery, Hong Kong
  14. 1987
    1. Unpainted Landscape, Maclaurin Gallery, Ayr and tour
    2. Inside Outside, Inaugural Exhibition, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp
    3. Sculpture and Sculptors' Drawings, Juda Rowan Gallery, London
    4. Mathematik in der Kunst, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany
    5. Viewpoint: I'Art Contemporain en Grande-Bretagne, Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels
  15. 1987-88
    1. A Quiet Revolution - British Sculpture Since 1965, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago;
    2. Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California; Hirshhorn
    3. Museum and Sculpture Garden Washington DC; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
    4. Wales/Finland Exchange, Otso Galleria, Espoo and tour of Finland
  16. 1988
    1. Britannica: Trente Ans de Sculpture, Musée du Havre, Le Havre
    2. Beeldhouwers Tekenen, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo
    3. Three Artists in Wales: Keith Arnatt, Gillian Ayres, David Nash, Oriel, Cardiff
    4. Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London
    5. Vaughan & Vaughan, Minneapolis
    6. Images of the Sea, Maritime Museum, Rotterdam
    7. Innovations in Sculpture 1985-88, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
  17. 1988-89
    1. Artists in National Parks, Victoria & Albert Museum, London and tour
  18. 1989
    1. Through Children's Eyes, Southampton City Art Gallery Working in Wood, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta
    2. Camouflage, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow and tour
    3. Tree of Life, Cornerhouse, Manchester and tour
    4. David Nash, Andy Goldsworthy, Thomas Joshua Cooper, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles
    5. The Natural Element-Artists and Makers in Wales, Oriel, Cardiff
    6. Out of the Wood, Crafts Council touring exhibition (in collaboration with Common Ground)
    7. Eco-Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
    8. Art Landmarks, Ashton Court, Bristol
  19. 1990
    1. Roger Ackling, David Nash, Diane Samuels, Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco
    2. The Forces of Nature, Manchester City Art Gallery
    3. A Natural Order, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York
  20. 1991
    1. Europäische Werkstatt Ruhrgebiet '91, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen
    2. Charred Sculptures, Museum Folkwang, Essen
    3. Espace, The Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, Dublin
    4. Kunst Europa 91, Kunsthalle Heidelberg
    5. Criccieth Festival, North Wales
    6. Hortus Cambrensis- Decay and Revival in the Gardens of Wales, Erdigg, Clywd and tour
  21. 1992
    1. David Nash, Therese Oulton, John Virtue, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles
    2. The Artist's Hand, Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona
    3. Millfield British 20th Century Sculpture Exhibition, Millfield, Somerset
  22. 1993
    1. Differentes Natures, Espace Art Defense, Paris
  23. 1994
    1. Disclosures, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales and tour
    2. In Pursuit of Lost Time, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston
  24. 1995
    1. The Edge of Town, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut
    2. Here and Now, Serpentine Gallery, London
    3. British Abstract Art, Part 2: Sculpture, Flowers East, London
    4. Drawn Together: Works on Paper from the Contemporary Art Society and the Arnolfni Trust, Middlesbrough Art Gallery
  25. 1995-96
    1. Sculptors' Drawings 1945-90, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  26. 1996
    1. Sightlines, Honiton Festival, Devon
    2. Place to Place, Parish Maps, Common Ground, Barbican Centre, London
    3. Sculpture in the Close, Jesus College, Cambridge
    4. Paul Gees, Ludwig Vandevelde, David Nash, De Vishal, Haarlem
    5. Endangered Spaces, Christie's, London
    6. Trilogy: Art-Science-Nature, Confrontation with Creation, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense
    7. Absolut Secret, Royal College of Art, London
    8. British Abstract Work: Works on Paper, Flowers East, London
  27. 1996-97
    1. A Sculptor's Choice: Works selected by Ann Christopher R.A., Royal Academy of Art, London
  28. 1997
    1. The Sixth International Shoe-Box Sculpture Exhibition, Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu
    2. Third Wexford Artist's Book Exhibition, Wexford Arts Centre, Eire
    3. Push The Boat Out, Swansea Arts Workshop Gallery
    4. 8x8, Pallant House, Chichester
    5. Ecce Ubu, La Maison du Spectacle - La Bellone, Brussels
  29. 1998
    1. The Collection of Ed Broida, Orlando Museum and Art Gallery
    2. Twenty Five Year Celebrations, Butler Gallery, Eire
    3. Places in Gothenburg, Gothenburg
    4. The Hollowed Out Trunk of Wood, Stadtische Museen Heilbronn, Germany
    5. Landscapes, Meyerson and Nowinskai Gallery, Seattle
    6. Here, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
    7. Nature, Art, Architecture, Landscape, Tweede Natuur, Antwerp
    8. 50 Years of British Sculpture, Lothbury Gallery, London
  30. 1999
    1. Tweede natur- belden en installaties, Halle-Zoersel, Belgium
    2. Blickachsen 2- Skulpturen im Kurpark, Bad Homburg, Germany
    3. A line in painting, Gallery Fine, London
    4. Artbarns: after Kurt Schwitters, Farm Barns in the Forest of Bowland, Padiham, Lancashire
    5. The Shape of the Century-100 Years of Sculpture in Britain, Salisbury Cathedral and Canary Wharf, London
  31. 2000
    1. Open Deur 2-Young British Sculptors, Halle-Zoersel, Belgium
    2. Bronze: Contemporary British Sculpture, Holland Park, London
    3. Nikolaus Gerhard, David Nash, Robert Schad, Museum im Prediger, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany
    4. Sculptura, Blauwhuis, Izegem, Belgium
  32. 2001
    1. Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London
    2. Blickachsen 3 - Skulpturen im Kurpark, Bad Homberg, Germany
    3. Geometrisk Abstraktion, Konstruktiv Tendens, Stockholm
  33. 2002
    1. In Praise of Trees, Stephen Lacey Gallery, London
    2. Plotting - A Survey Exhibition of Artists' Studies, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
    3. Haines Gallery 15th Anniversary Show, Haines Gallery, San Francisco
  34. 2004
    1. In Praise of Trees, Metropole Galleries, Folkestone

Public Collections

  • Stedelijk Museum, Aalst, Belgium
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery
  • Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp
  • Ashiya City Museum of Art & History
  • Ayr Art Gallery
  • Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
  • Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts, Calais
  • Museum of Modern Art, Caracas
  • National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
  • Welsh Contemporary Art Society, Cardiff
  • Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain, Corsica
  • National Museum, Dublin
  • Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
  • City of Edinburgh
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence
  • Fukuoka City Museum
  • Grizedale Forest, Cumbria
  • Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
  • McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Espoo Karhusaari, Helsinki
  • Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Asahikawa Museum of Art, Hokkaido
  • The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu
  • Honolulu Airport, Hawaii
  • Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
  • Iwaki City Museum
  • Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura
  • Abbot Hall Art Gallery & Museum, Kendal, Cumbria
  • Tickon Environmental Sculpture Park, Langeland, Denmark
  • Leeds City Art Gallery
  • Leicester Museum and Art Gallery
  • Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain, Limousin
  • Arts Council of Great Britain, London
  • British Council, London
  • Camden Library, London
  • Contemporary Art Society,
  • London Government Art Collection, London
  • Tate Gallery, London
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Banque de Luxembourg
  • Dexia/Banque Internationale, Luxembourg
  • L'Ecomusée de Pierre-de-Bresse, Macon
  • Manchester City Council
  • Heide Art Gallery, Melbourne
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
  • Morris Museum, Morristown,
  • New Jersey
  • Nagoya City Museum
  • Margam Sculpture Park, Newport, Wales
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Solomon R-Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha
  • Nationale Park De Hoge Veluwe, Otterlo
  • Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
  • Tobacco Museum, Prilep
  • Portsmouth City Museums &
  • Record Services
  • Kunsthalle Recklinghausen
  • Metrobus de I'Agglomération Rouennaise, Rouen
  • San Diego Museum of Art, California
  • San Jose Museum of Art, California
  • Ho-Am Art Museum, Seoul
  • National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
  • Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield
  • Shimane Art Museum
  • Southampton City Art Gallery
  • Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis
  • St. Louis Art Museum
  • Tokyo International Forum
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
  • Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
  • Musée Greuze,Tournus
  • Centre d'Art Contemporain, Ile de Vassiviere
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
  • Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
  • Madison Art Center, Wisconsin
  • Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya


  1. 1982
    1. David Nash with Anthony Barnett, Forest Poems, Forest Drawings, Ferry Press, London
  2. 1984
    1. John Beardsley, Earthworks and Beyond: Contemporary Art in theLandscape, Abbeville Press, New York
    2. Peter Davies and Tony Knipe, A Sense of Place: Sculpture in Landscape, Ceolfrith Press, Sunderland
    3. Richard Mabey (ed.), Second Nature, Jonathan Cape, London
  3. 1987
    1. David Nash, Wood Primer, Bedford Press, San Francisco
    2. Graham Beal and Mary JaneJacob, A Quiet Revolution - British Sculpture Since 1965, Thames and Hudson, London
  4. 1996
    1. Marina Warner, David Nash- Forms into Time, Academy Editions, London
    2. Julian Andrews, The Sculpture of David Nash, Lund Humphries, London

Films and Documentaries

  • Woodman, directed by Peter Francis Browne, Arts Council of Great Britain
  • Wooden Boulder, made by the artist, Welsh Arts Council
  • Sunday Museum Programme, NHK TV Tokyo
  • Stoves and Hearths, Alter Image, Channel 4 Television
  • David Nash at the Edge of the Forest, directed by Richard Taylor Smith, BBC TV Wales
  • From Capel Rhiw to the World, Peter Telfer, HTV
  • Y Sioe Gelf, S4C