AN artwork showcased at Glasgow Garden Festival is finding a new home after 26 years in storage... in a boating pond.

Internationally renowned artist George Rickey's Three Right Angles Horizontal is to go on display in Queen's Park.

It was last seen at Festival Park where it was in place for a month in 1994 and also was on show at the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988.

But the nature of the sculpture - which moves in the win - made it a target for anti-social behaviour and also concerns it might bump into viewers.

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So culture bosses have come up with the solution of placing it in water where it can be seen and enjoyed at a safe distance.

A Glasgow City Council spokesman said: “George Rickey is an international class artist with sculptures on display outside the National Galleries of Scotland and in museums and sculpture parks elsewhere in the world.

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“A recent stock take revealed his piece ‘Three Right Angles Horizontal’ had been stored with us for 26 years with us after being displayed for relatively short periods in the 80s and 90s.

“Queen’s Park boating pond has been recommended as a suitable location for the sculpture following discussions with a specialist architect and we hope to have the sculpture installed later this year.

“We are always keen to add new features to our green spaces and we hope that putting this significant piece of sculpture on display will add greatly to the public’s enjoyment of Queen’s Park.”

The council's Parks Development department has commissioned a conservation architect who looked at various potential homes for the artwork.

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As a piece of moving art, locations surrounded by a significant body of water will allow it to move freely as intended, allowing it to be appreciated without it coming into direct contact with the public in a manner that could put them at risk.

The council has spoken to Mr Rickey’s son, with the Sculpture Placement Group and with staff working on the Shawlands Town Centre Action Plan.

Now this consultation has finished, plans are to share details of the proposal with local groups, in advance of its proposed installation Summer 2020.

Local councillor Soryia Siddique said: "The potential restoration of George Rickey’s piece of kinetic art Three Right Angles Horizontal, whose other work is also on display in museums and parks abroad is great news.

"I welcome the consideration of the recommended location as Queen's Park boating pond, and that a suitable budget has been identified for restoration and installation.

"Though it is important that the proposal detail is discussed with the local community."