Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Monday 27 June 2016 – Yorkshire Sculpture Park


Above: YSP’s reaction to Brexit.

Sue and I tried to relieve our Brexit depression by heading with Susan across to Yorkshire for a day with Bob and Margaret, who it turned out were similarly depressed. It would be helpful if we could find someone, anyone?, other than AlanR who is actually in favour of Brexit. Apart from Alan, and one or two people with specific gripes (‘immigrants’, ‘specific EU regulation’) everyone we know seems to be similarly depressed. We can only hope AlanR is right in the long run, but currently I feel a trip to the moon is more likely than that. Moving to Scotland seems to be an option some are considering.

(Deep sigh – no comments on this please)

Luckily it was a lovely day in Yorkshire and we started by enjoying al fresco coffees in the excellent café.


We then strolled around the park. It’s about a five kilometre walk around the perimeter. Here are a few of the sculptures we passed on the way:

Al Weiwei - 'Iron Tree'


Serge Spitzer - 'Coiled steel beam, rubber'


David Nash - 'Seventy One Steps'


Andy Goldsworthy - 'Hanging Trees'


From the far side of the park, the sunlit grassland shimmered in the breeze.


Soon we were back at Cascade Bridge, overlooking the Lower Lake.


Antony Gormley - 'One and Other'


Marialuisa Tadei - 'Octopus'


Marialuisa Tadei - 'Day and Night' (Night)


Magdalena Abakanowicz - 'Ten Seated Figures'


Not Vital - 'Moon'


Not Vital - 'Head'


Not Vital sculptures – he had a large display. (Not Vital is a person.)


After lunch we walked a short circuit, looking at some of the works close to the shop and café.

Here’s a rabbit woman. Margaret, Sue and Susan weren’t really impressed by the ‘message’.


Julian Opie - Galloping Horse (a moving image)


Another sculpture that looks like we feel…


Here’s a final glance to the park past a Barbara Hepworth work, before Sue and I rejoined a queue of lorries on the A628 over Woodhead and Susan went to Sheffield with Bob and Margaret.


The Sculpture Park is a great place for a day out. Highly recommended.

There’s a 72 image slideshow here – click on the first image then click on ‘slideshow’.


Anonymous said...

What a super looking place. Helped no end by the lovely weather you took with you. The Roberts Clan will definitely be paying a visit.

AlanR said...

Never been there. Looks a good day out.

Phreerunner said...

Yes, an excellent day out. Allow an hour and a half to get there.