Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Holiday in Yorkshire - September 2017 - Days 7 - 8

On Thursday, we headed to Wakefield to visit The Yorkshire Sculpture Park. We spent an hour or so wandering around The Park before having lunch in the visitor centre.

Ai Weiwei, Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads
Photographs by Jane Paintin

Sophie Ryder [Hare Sculpture]
Photograph by Jane Paintin

Anthony Caro, Promenade

Zal Ové, Black and Blue: The Invisible Man and the Masque of Blackness

 Trying to blend in!

Thomas J Price, Network

To give some idea of scale...

Mikayel Ohanjanyan, Diario
Maker/title not known

After lunch we drove on to the Hepworth Museum.

As well as the exhibition of Hepworth's maquettes, tools and prototypes that Rob and I had seen in March: a few images from that visit below...

... there was an exhibition of Howard Hodgkin's "Painting India", which was excellent. I thought so, anyway, but it was less popular with the other members of the party!

These were three of my favourites. I love the abstracted forms and colour palettes evocative of India.

Watch a YouTube video here to get a taste of the exhibition.


Dinner that evening was courtesy of my parents at The Coconut Lagoon: our second visit there. They have an excellent menu and the food was delicious, and there was plenty of it. The only slight downside was that the service is a bit on the slow side.

Friday came around and it was time to head home.

We stopped off in Grassington where my brother, Philip, kindly bought us lunch in The Retreat Bistro - an excellent egg sandwich on gluten free bread followed by GF chocolate brownie for me. Lovely!

If you have time, the walk down to the river is well worth a detour and there are lots of nice, small shops to explore. I enjoyed a browse in Annie and Betty's Vintage Shop, which also has a tearoom.
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