#102/365 – Yorkshire Sculpture Park

David Nash

I love the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I’ve been many times now with my family and although my kids may not appreciate the subtleties of modern art, they do love a good run around and a clamber over seemingly randomly placed rocks.

There are permanent works by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Antony Gormley, Andy Goldsworthy and Sophie Ryder amongst others.

Elisabeth Frink

Elisabeth Frink

 

people dressed as ants for some reason...

People dressed as ants for some reason…

 

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Andy Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy

 

Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley

 

Niki de Saint Phalle

Niki de Saint Phalle

 

Peter Liversidge

Peter Liversidge

David Nash

YSP is a pretty unique place. Set in vast grounds, (if you want acreage you can look on their website), it’s just as much fun going for a stroll around the park, worrying sheep and enjoying a picnic as it is perusing the indoor galleries.

It’s free in, but parking’s £7.50 for the day, £5 for two hours or £2.50 for one hour. They have a cracking gift shop full of all manner of unique and quirky crafty things and the restaurant serves fantastic food, though the prices are a tiny bit steep for my liking. (Well, I am a Yorkshireman, after all.)

It’s somewhere between Wakefield and Barnsley in south, West Yorkshire and north, South Yorkshire. Er… I’d Google map it if I were you. We go over from sunny Stocky which is a lovely jaunt over the Woodhead Pass, then up the M1 for a junction, and Bob’s your uncle.

I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone. If you like art, you’ll love it. If you like nature, you’ll love it. If you like great food, you’ll love it. If you want to buy an original gift, you’ll love it. If you’ve got kids, they’ll love it. If you like oxygen, you’ll love it.

Very unworried sheep

Sophie Ryder. (The sculpture, not my daughter.)

Barbara Hepworth

Henry Moore

Henry Moore?

Sophie Ryder

Sophie Ryder

David Nash

David Nash

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8 responses to “#102/365 – Yorkshire Sculpture Park

  1. That looks just wonderful. I love Henry Moore’s sculptures and remember my mother taking me to an open air exhibition of his work when I was a little girl.

    • Hi Sarah,
      not sure where you’re based, but it’s well worth a visit. There’s so much more than I’ve given it credit for. (Andy Goldsworthy, Antony Gormley.) Lovely craft/gift shop with lots of unique and quirky things. A very serene place – good for the soul.

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  4. Wow! This looks amazing – Gormley is just fabulous, I loved his Watcher series in New York. And Goldsworthy….I’ll have to put this one on that never ending bucket list.

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