Yorkshire Sculpture Park

 

Marialuisa Tadei Octopus 2011

Marialuisa Tadei Octopus 2011

One of the highlights of 2014 has been revisiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the winner of the Art Fund Museum of the Year. The park combines contemporary and modern art with nature, with sculptures and works of art by some of the world’s finest artists dotted about 500 acres of countryside.

Sophie Ryder Sitting 2007 Galvanised Wire

Sophie Ryder Sitting 2007 Galvanised Wire

The park also features exhibitions across four galleries. The park was holding an exhibition of the work of artist and activist Ai Weiwei. In our previous visit we had seen an extensive Miro exhibition.

Marcia Farquhar The Horse is a Noble Animal 2010

Marcia Farquhar The Horse is a Noble Animal 2010

It’s a great place to introduce art to children; they can run, jump and play in and around the sculptures. We spent a full afternoon exploring the rambling estate, stopping off to pet the Highland Cattle.

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The park also features a cafe, parking and a well stocked shop. Definitely worth a visit if you are heading up to the wilds of Yorkshire.

Marialuisa Tadei Night and Day 2009

Marialuisa Tadei Night and Day 2009

Marialuisa Tadei Night and Day 2009

Marialuisa Tadei Night and Day 2009

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 4LG T: 01924 832631

Magdalena Abakanowicz Ten Seated Figures 2010 Cast Iron

Magdalena Abakanowicz Ten Seated Figures 2010 Cast Iron

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