Glasgow - City of Sculpture
By Gary Nisbet
Jack Faulds Sloan
(b. 1950)

Born in Motherwell, he studied interior design at GSA , 1967-72, winning the Sam Mavor Bequest, 1971.

He worked as a set designer for the BBC and as a community artist in Lanarkshire in the 1970s.

A lecturer in Art and Design at the Central College of Commerce since 1977, he received commissions for public work throughout the 1980s and 90s including, Commemorative Gates, Colinton Parish Church, Edinburgh, (1995), and the Civic Trust Award winning Apotheosis, Kilmarnock, 1995.

Collaborating with Hector McGarva as the fabricator of many of his works in Glasgow, these include:

The Window Grilles at St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art(1992); Cloudcatchers, Italian Centre (1993); Grasp The Thistle, Cruise, 180 Ingram Street (1994); Promethius - The Gift of Science To Liberty, University of Strathclyde, Taylor Street (1994); Fence and Gates, St. Nicholas Garden, Provand's Lordship (1994); The St. Rollox Monument, Springburn (1995); History of Scottish Theatre, Hospital Street (1995-8); Shopping Baskets, Gorbals (1996); and the Bandstand and Gates, Gorbals Park (c. 1999).

He has exhibited at RGIFA since 1980 including, The Fruiterer (1980); Tractor Study (1981); Sphinx for Oedipus (1982); and Cadzow Oak (1987).

He lives in Hamilton.


Works in our Database:
1: Castle Street (Townhead),
St Nicholas Garden, in the south and west boundary walls
Decorative Gates and Railings with eight semi-abstract figures (1995)
Sculptor: JF Sloan; Fabricators: H McGarva and A Sinclair (figures)
2: Cobden Road (Sighthill),
Beside the roundabout at junction of Turner Road
St Rollox Monument (1995)
Sculptor: JF Sloan; Fabricator: H McGarva
3: Crown Street (Gorbals),
On the north wall of Kwik Save Supermarket
Shopping Baskets (1998)
Sculptor: JF Sloan
4: Gorbals Park (Gorbals),
At each of the four entrances and in the centre
Gates and Bandstand (1998)
Sculptor: JF Sloan; Fabricator: H McGarva
5: Hospital Street (Gorbals),
On the railway viaduct between Cleland Street and Cumberland Gardens
History of Scottish Theatre (1995-8)
Sculptor: JF Sloan; Fabricator: H McGarva
6: Ingram Street (Merchant City),
178-80 Ingram Street
Sculpture Scheme (1994)
Sculptors: A Stoddart and JF Sloan; Architects: Page & Park; Builder: Henry Boot Ltd
7: John Street (Merchant City),
Italian Centre, 7 John Street
Sculpture Programme (1988-90)
Sculptors: A Stoddart, JF Sloan and S Kinloch; Architects: Page & Park
8: John Street (Merchant City),
Italian Centre, 7 John Street
Guardians and Associated Mythological Panels (1988-90)
Sculptor: JF Sloan; Architects: Page & Park; Fabricators: A Sinclair and others
9: University of Strathclyde (Townhead),
At the junction of Taylor Street and Rottenrow
Prometheus: The Gift of Science to Liberty (1994)
Sculptor: JF Sloan; Fabricator: H McGarva
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