One of my favourite places in the UK for a day out is the Yorkshire Sculpture Park - and fortunately it's only 15 minutes from my home!
I had wanted to catche the Angie Lewin exhibition as it is nearly finishing - it was fab. Her work is so "me" . I think I have the exact spot for a couple of her prints in my home - when funds allow!
I've never done any lino printing - I think I'll have to have a go.
I couldn't pick my favourite piece but I loved the miniatures on driftwood........
.... and of course the Agapanthus.
It was a very grey and dull day, but the rain finally stopped and we got to take a stroll around the grounds - which are very spectacular.
The massive TV mast at Emley Moor was shrouded in cloud.
The exhibits are always changing at YSP so always something different to see.
The works by Tom Price were exceptionally lifelike.
Even the miniatures in the Bothy were incredibly lifelike.
The grounds are great to explore and more and more area's are now accessible. You really do need a full day (and bags of stamina) to see it all. It's great living close by as I can pop and do bits of it on days like today when the weather is not so brilliant, and you don't get enough day light.
The old house was used as part of Leeds University up till a few years ago. I did read that they were going to open it as a hotel (which would be great) but nothing seems to be happening here.
All the exhibits today were brilliant and the walk was most welcome, but the best bit of the day was the exhibit in a purpose built "shed" by Roger Hiorns. I didn't know what to expect at all, but was completely blown away by this exhibit and the story behind it. READ ABOUT IT HERE. It will be at YSP for the next 10 years, so plenty of time for you to catch it!