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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

A Trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Photos

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Henry Moore

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield, which is about a half hour drive from Leeds. It's an enormous open-air gallery situated on an old country house estate and features work from the likes of Andy Goldsworthy, Henry Moore and Antony Gormley. 



Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Ai Weiwei's 'Iron Tree'

My favourite sculpture of the day was definitely Ai Weiwei's 'Iron Tree', which looked like what might happen if Dr Frankenstein tried his hand at horticulture. Another favourite was Dennis Oppenheim's collection of 'trees' with bits of old furniture and plumbing attached. I won't lie and pretend that some of these sculptures didn't baffle me (3 years studying History of Art, eh?). I actually walked over to a sectioned-off part of the park after seeing a stacked pile of logs - thinking it was some sort of art installation - only to realise that it was actually just a pile of logs.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Dennis Oppenheim

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Sophie Ryder

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Sophie Ryder



Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Henry Moore


Quick shout out to one of the best park bench dedications I've ever seen.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Visitors Centre

It really is huge so unfortunately I didn't get to traverse the whole of the park, but I'd definitely love to go back in summer. I loved the placement of contemporary sculpture in a historic country house setting, which is probably best illustrated in the photo of the giant naked bunny (again, don't ask... I'm not really sure either). The visitors centre is an impressive building that features an incredible but pricey gift shop and café, although entrance is free and you only have to pay for parking (£5 for 1-2 hours), so it's an amazingly cheap day out for a group of people. 

Have you been to Yorkshire Sculpture Park? Does it look like somewhere you'd want to visit?



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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

A Trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Photos

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Henry Moore

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield, which is about a half hour drive from Leeds. It's an enormous open-air gallery situated on an old country house estate and features work from the likes of Andy Goldsworthy, Henry Moore and Antony Gormley. 



Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Ai Weiwei's 'Iron Tree'

My favourite sculpture of the day was definitely Ai Weiwei's 'Iron Tree', which looked like what might happen if Dr Frankenstein tried his hand at horticulture. Another favourite was Dennis Oppenheim's collection of 'trees' with bits of old furniture and plumbing attached. I won't lie and pretend that some of these sculptures didn't baffle me (3 years studying History of Art, eh?). I actually walked over to a sectioned-off part of the park after seeing a stacked pile of logs - thinking it was some sort of art installation - only to realise that it was actually just a pile of logs.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Dennis Oppenheim

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Sophie Ryder

Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Sophie Ryder



Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Henry Moore


Quick shout out to one of the best park bench dedications I've ever seen.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Visitors Centre

It really is huge so unfortunately I didn't get to traverse the whole of the park, but I'd definitely love to go back in summer. I loved the placement of contemporary sculpture in a historic country house setting, which is probably best illustrated in the photo of the giant naked bunny (again, don't ask... I'm not really sure either). The visitors centre is an impressive building that features an incredible but pricey gift shop and café, although entrance is free and you only have to pay for parking (£5 for 1-2 hours), so it's an amazingly cheap day out for a group of people. 

Have you been to Yorkshire Sculpture Park? Does it look like somewhere you'd want to visit?



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