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Day trip to Yorkshire

Original price was: £50.00.Current price is: £30.00.

10 November 2021, 8:30 – 18:30


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Head north for the day to discover stunning contemporary sculpture in Yorkshire by some of the art world’s most remarkable female artists.

The morning begins at Yorkshire Sculpture Park where visitors will delight in a curator-led talk & tour of Joana Vasconcelos’s (b. 1971) Beyond. This is the UK’s largest ever exhibition by the celebrated Portuguese artist and spans both indoors and open air. Joana Vasconcelos creates vibrant, often monumental sculpture, using fabric, needlework and crochet alongside everyday objects from saucepans to wheel hubs. She frequently uses items associated with domestic work and craft to comment from a feminist perspective on national and collective identity, cultural tradition and women’s roles in society.

The tour at Yorkshire Sculpture Park continues with a stop at British artist Annie Morris’s first UK solo museum exhibition, When A Happy Thing Falls, to marvel at her series of brightly coloured sculptures and tapestries. The exhibition features Morris’s vivid, pigmented, sculptures alongside one of the artist’s ‘thread paintings’. This immersive installation reflects the experience and energy of her studio, where the immediacy of her drawn and stitched work is in conversation with sculptures in various stages of creation. The overall effect is one of a family of work in evolution, sharing features but each unique, much like The Family of Man by Barbara Hepworth, on long-term display at YSP and a source of admiration for Morris.

After a lunch with a view, guests will be whisked to The Hepworth Wakefield and greeted by Eleanor Clayton, curator and Barbara Hepworth specialist to see the largest exhibition of Barbara Hepworth’s work since the artist’s death in 1975. The exposition presents an in-depth view of the Wakefield-born artist’s life, interests, work and legacy. Touted as ‘an unmissable spring art show’ by the Financial Times, it displays some of Hepworth’s most celebrated sculptures  and reveals how her wide sphere of interests comprising music, dance, science, space exploration, politics and religion, as well as events in her personal life, influenced her work.

Key loans from national public collections will be shown alongside works from private collections that have not been on public display since the 1970s, and rarely seen drawings, paintings and fabric designs.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Yorkshire’s finest contemporary sculpture showcase!

Please provide a mobile phone number when you RSVP so that we can keep you updated with any schedule changes.

Lunch will be self-treat.  You will be asked to book your own train:  we are leaving on the 8:33 train from Kings Cross  and arrive back at 18:31 in Kings Cross — details to follow in RSVP.

Image: Joana Vasconcelos – Solitaire

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8:30-18:30 on 10 November 2021