Friday, 12 July 2013

allsy's birthday - yorkshire sculpture park

Yay it is finally the weekend, and I've finally gotten around to sorting out my photos from Monday's trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park, double yay!

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is one of my absolute favourite places to go, if you've never been before then get thee sen down there. It's not only full of amazing sculptures and art but the surrounding landscape is just lovely, a grand spot for a walk. The architecture is also stunning and the gift shop has lots to take your fancy, less personalised pencils and more contemporary art, homeware and jewellery. What's not to love?!

Here follows but a mere few of the photos that I actually took of the day, didn't want to bore you all senseless... 

A lot of the sculptures around the site are permanent however they do change quite often and they regularly change their exhibitions so each time you go you're guaranteed to see something different. One of the current artists exhibiting is Yinka Shonibare MBE. Disappointingly we couldn't take photos in one of the rooms his work was displaying in but click here to see some of his other pieces. Shonibare works in a variety of different mediums but all his work is punctuated by incredible colours and patterns.

Hans Josephsohn was another artist whose work was exhibiting. I must admit I'd never seen any of his work before but I really loved it, seeing his sculptures was the highlight of my day. I have never seen brass sculptures like them, they had so much life to them, so raw and natural as if they were made of clay and you could see the marks of Josephon's hands engraved upon them, they really were beautiful.

The rest of the park is a wonderful mix of sculptures, wild flowers and nature set amongst a stunning landscape. Hopefully this will give you a bit of a taster...

Barbara Hepworth's sculptures are of course yet another highlight of the park.

I rather liked this little man by Victor Newsome.

Me and Allsy were thrilled to bits to see that some of Joan MirĂ³'s sculptures were still here too. When we first came to YSP last year MirĂ³ was the main exhibit and his work is just incredible, so fun and full of energy and humour.

And finally mine and Allsy's favouite little guy...

It really was a great day and I urge you all to go visit, go on, go on, go on...


  1. ooo you got me with and NEVER gets better than that! xx

  2. ooo you got me with and NEVER gets better than that! xx

  3. I've heard great things about this place in the past, sure looks good.

    1. It sure is good, they do a fantastic job there, I can't recommend it enough to people.