YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK – REVIEW

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For years now my mum has been insisting that I go and check out Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I also had a friend that used to work there also who non stopped raved about it! Yet you know me stubborn and all that – I did not listen. Oh boy was I wrong to leave it so late. Mum – You were right I am sorry (savour those words) My visit was not totally spontaneous, as I had noticed a DREAM job opportunity to arise. I mean these rarely come around. However we shall talk about that further below! However making the video for said job made my visit to the park even more exciting and fun. If you like art, if you like long walks and beautiful scenery then this is the place for you!

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WHERE?

As given away in the name the park is based in Yorkshire based outside of Wakefield. I was staying on my mums canal boat not too far away – so it only took us about half an our to drive there. Minus all the stops needed for my video haha. As it is a giant park vast in land its a bit in the middle of bum fluff nowhere. So if you do not drive pubic transport access is limited. I would suggest getting the train to Wakefield then jumping on a bus. I saw loads of local buses so it must be quiet regular. You can get to Wakefield from Leeds so if your an experienced train traveller its no problem. It is about £8 for parking and that is all you will pay. Apart from cake and coffee. However sneaky tip you can park about 10-15 min walk away from the park for free. Shhh do not tell anyone.

WHAT’S ON

So like many art galleries and displays this park has permanent residents and ever changing ones. This is what makes it really cool as you can keep going back and you will always see something different. There is work from artists all over the world. However they do celebrate their heritage also displaying works from local famous artists such Henry Moore (the subject of my video, lucky him hey) and Barbara Hepworth. The park itself is so vast with pieces scattered all over the spot. However they do also have indoor galleries too. I was a little disappointed however as all the indoor spaces were changing exhibitions as well as one of the big outdoor displays. Yes I understand they are probably preparing for Spring and the Easter hols, but it does not make sense to me to change big exhibits all at the same time. I think they should be paced, as if you went on a whim like me there is a lot you can not see.

TONY CRAGG

However having said we were really luck to see a lot of the Tony Cragg up, which was fab as I was so gutted turning up 2 days early! This exhibition is so huge it takes up 3 spaces in the park. The underground gallery, The garden gallery and the open spaces.  It is the biggest UK exhibition to date by leading sculptor Tony Cragg opens on 4 March 2017. New sculptures, drawings and works drawn from nearly five decades of Cragg’s practice will survey and demonstrate the artist’s pioneering and continued mastery of materials in the Underground Gallery and open air. I wish I had got to see the pieces hanging in the woods. However just being able to get a glimpse of his work was exciting enough. I just love the forms and shapes he creates. Either smooth and voluptuous or rigid and sharp. My fave pieces were Outspan because of that gorgeous vibrant yellow and Points Of View, I like how they tower over you painted in bronze or stunning shiny silver.

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The park is so vast there is no way I could have seen it all in the time scale we were there!

Looking at it, I missed so many other stunning works of art. However it just condones a reason for another trip! The park itself is stunning and set in the most beautiful of landscapes. It gives you a sense of freedom and excitement. As you take a stroll around the rounds you do not know what you are going to see next. I particularly liked the pieces from Sophie Ryder – they were just stunning and so unusual. One of my faves was However Incongruous I loved all the detailing and patterns on the rhino, plus the vibrant yellow gave it another punch. The deer shelter sky space was almost like a meditation zone. It was there to simply look at the clouds and float away with your thought. Although you could start to feel a little sickly in there.  I was disappointed by the Andy Goldsworthy as I love is work – however I decided that my favourites of his are the nature ones that slowly disappear with time. There is something magical about that.

All round this is a great day out, and fun for the whole family, you can even take the dog! If its rainy there are indoor galleries and cafes. If your lucky to get a sunny day then take advantage of it. There is something completely magical about this park and everywhere you turn there is something new.

Location – ★★★★★
Family Friendly ★★★★★
Accessibility ★★★★
Family Friendly ★★★★★
Amenities ★★★★★

BUSABOUT BRAND AMBASSADOR

As I mentioned I went to the park with intent on making a video for The Busaabout Ambassador job. This is a dream job. I was gutted as I had to make a video. At this point I had no camera equipment, no film rolls of my travels or editing software. There for I did this film wit nothing but a Samsung J5 filmed with their 13mpx camera and edited on Adobe Clip. Please like share and leave comments!

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23 thoughts on “YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK – REVIEW

  1. I want to go so badly now! I’m going to drag my boyfriend with me one day in the summer!x

    1. Lolamia

      Oh you should its such a stunning day out! Take a little picnic and just stroll through the grounds! x

  2. Sam

    This looks like an amazing place to visit!
    Sam xox
    https://samslifeadventures.wordpress.com

    1. Lolamia

      Oh its stunning such a lovely day out! x

  3. Looks like a great park! I have never been there before but thinking about it now. the sculptures are great! x C&K

    1. Lolamia

      Oh it must go on your list! Oh I love them just so interesting to look at! x

  4. I’ve been meaning to visit here forever but it’s one of those things that I keep putting off! Definitely going to make an effort to go when I’m back at home in the summer!

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    1. Lolamia

      Yes same I must say its not something you want to put off its a great day out! and beautiful too x

  5. Serena

    Looks like you had a great day out!

    1. Lolamia

      It really was Serena! Such a fab little trip! x

  6. I’ve been here a few times and I agree it is such a lovely place! X

    1. Lolamia

      Isnt it fab Jenna. I could go every weekend I think! x

  7. I’m not sure whats cooler the fact that I didn’t know this existed or the fact that your mum lives on a boat! Brill post

    1. Lolamia

      Hahaha I think both of them are pretty cool! Well if you want to boating blogger trip then just holla! x

  8. I think my favorite is the sexy bunny sculpture! So unexpected! Love the video, it turned out great! You exude confidence and friendliness which make it super appealing. Best of luck with the job!!

    1. Lolamia

      Yes the bunny/human sculptures were my fave too. Just so unusual and cool! Ah thank you so so much 🙂 Fingers crossed hey! x

  9. I’ve never heard of this place till now! Looks so amazing, will have to look into making a trip here, love the rabbit one!x

    1. Lolamia

      Oh yes you must it is just stunning 🙂 Haha the rabbit one is great hey! x

  10. Such a great review of the park, I wish I lived a bit closer! You sound really confident and articulate in the video – well done! 🙂

    1. Lolamia

      Ahhh thanks hunny! Well I tried and did the best with what I got. Shame about the wind though! lol x

    1. Lolamia

      Ahhhh it so was. Perfect trip for a sunny day! x

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