Saturday, 13 February 2010

Rob Ryan at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

I was very giddy when I discovered that there was an exhibition at the YSP featuring the work of Rob Ryan. So on a Saturday afternoon, with hubby working, the young man and I took ourselves off for a look around. I love the Yorkshire Sculpture Park - there really is something for everyone. Its a great day out, and its totally free to get in (However you will be very tempted by the sumptuous waft from the fabulous cafe - one of my very favourite places to have lunch - or cake - or both!!). And the gift shop is a seriously dangerous place for your bank balance too!



The Rob Ryan displays did not disappoint. They are absolutely stunning - so intricate.


















They even have larger ones displayed on the walk ways.



And outside, Mother Nature was trying hard to compete with all the silhouetting going on!


A perfectly brilliant way to spend Saturday afternoon. The exhibition is on until the 20th February if you want to catch it.

19 comments:

mandycharlie said...

How lovely, I'm so glad you shared that with us.

twiggypeasticks said...

Ooo we must visit, I live about 2 miles away and used to go every week before Twiglet started school. It is an amazing place
Twiggy x

andamento said...

Wow, the Rob Ryan work is amazing, I'd never heard of him till now. Off to look him up...

Michela said...

What an interesting exhibition to visit, thank you!
Can't wait to know everything about Valentine's Day at the Heartshaped Household! It has to be fantastic! xxx

Heather said...

Thank you so much for sharing this - I've never seen this artist before but WOW he's good! I love this style of work, just beautiful.

xxx Heather

Lisa said...

Stunning!
Love the idea of eating sandwiches on a train and getting drunk on fresh air!
Lisa x

Julia said...

They are, as you say, absolutely stunning!! Thanks for sharing:0)

Gilly said...

Thosde look fantastic! Wonder if we could get over there? Only if dogs are allowed in, I think!

Marie said...

Stunning, what wonderful artwork, thanks for showing it. What a great place to have near home to visit.

Rosie said...

The pieces look wonderful - it looks a really interesting exhibition - I wonder if he is taking it anywhere else this year? Glad you enjoyed your visit - thanks for sharing your day with us:)

Jenny said...

Fascinating work, you are very fortunate to have the sculpture park nearby and very sensible to visit it.

summerfete said...

Omg its not just st ives we have in common Diane!

I love Rob Ryan toooo!!
He has a blog you know.

I would so love the:
'other planets can not be as beautiful as this one'

We can dream...

Clare

Monica said...

gotta love the man.

pebbledash said...

Sigh. I wish YSP wasn't quite so far away, otherwise I'd have been there in a heartbeat.

Rowan said...

I've driven past the sign on the Motorway but never been in there, you are constantly making me feel guilty about not appreciating my local area! I love the second photo - and the one of the bare branches of the tree.

A Bun Can Dance said...

Wow, this is stunning - lucky you for seeing this - I wish I could!
D x

JP said...

what great photos - we keep promising ourselves a visit

Rob Ryan said...

Yo, Thank you for posting about the show ! YSP is indeed a great place and now my official service station of choice when going up the M1 near junction 38 ! I'm a bit sad that the show is nearly over.
I am taking part in a show in Somerset House in London in late April / early May, we are moving our whole studio into the galleries and will work there everyday for 11 days (no days off - what ever happened to the three day week !) do come by and say hello or just throw stuff at me and shout abuse.

Luv

Rob R

The Ample Cook said...

Oh shame I don't live anywhere near, I would LOVE to see this.

A bit late I know, but Happy Birthday!!!!