About SPG

Sculpture Placement Group’s mission is to prolong the life-span of sculptures, bring sculptural joy into people’s lives & offer economic/practical solutions for artists.

What We Do

  • Pilot new models for commissioning/collecting/engaging with Sculpture
  • Encourage sustainable practices within the arts
  • Unlock potential of artworks for artists’ future benefit
  • Place Sculpture in non-art contexts and communities
  • Run projects such as the Sculpture Adoption Scheme

Why We Do It

  • Sculpture is a declining artform
  • Sculpture is a highly engaging and accessible artform
  • Sculptural practices are uneconomical and hard to sustain
  • To encourage diversity in audiences and practitioners

Our flagship project is the Sculpture Adoption Scheme, which, rather like an art rental scheme, matches artworks with new homes, but keeps them safe for the artists to use in the future.

Sculpture Placement Group are a registered Community Interest Company with four directors; Martin Craig, Kate V Robertson, Michelle Emery-Barker and Nicola Godsal.


We are currently funded by Creative Scotland


Circular Arts Network


Circular Online – August 2020


Whats On Glasgow – August 2020

Sculpture Adoption Scheme

New Structures Added to Award-Winning Art Trail
Scottish Field – 10 September 2018

Adopt a scultpure to give artists a new lease of life
The Times, 21 February 2018

New project to give homes to ‘forgotten’ art
The National

Sculpture adoption: Artists’ work given new lease of life
STV – 21 February 2018

Artists put modern sculptures held in storage up for adoption
BBC News – 21 February 2018

Adoption scheme seeks loving homes for Scottish Contemporary Sculpture
Art Daily

Adoption scheme launched for sculptures in storage
The Herald – 21 February 2018


Reclaimed: the Second Life of Sculpture

Glasgow International 2014
Frieze – 6 June 2014



Glasgow International

Glasgow Sculpture Studios

Kate V Robertson