Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hepworth Wakefield

This block of concrete is the new Barbara Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.  Inside is definately better than outside!  Finding the museum is easy, finding the entrance to the car park is a major expedition as all the brown road signs lead anywhere but towards it.  The bridge across to the museum is long and it moves - if you have a nervous disposition don't go over on a windy day.  However there are interesting things to see from up there ..

Like this sunken boat amongst other more upright ones.

No photography allowed inside the Gallery but lots of exhibits, from Barbara Hepworth of course, but also Henry Moore, and more modern artists.  Also work by Ben Nicholson, Mondrian and works by other modern artists.  Well worth the time to visit, entrance is free. 

If you are going to Wakefield then be sure to pop to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (just off Junction 38 M1) where there are more Henry Moore sculptures to see, lots of other exhibits set in a lovely country park with sheep.  Free entry too. And all surrounded by the wonderful Yorkshire countryside.  I am not biased.  Much.

Creatively wise, I have been making bags.  Some more successful than others.  None totally original - Group photo to follow.  On a happy little note, one of lifes little mishaps meant that I missed my Take That concert in Manchester and I mourned.  Happily I have now secured two more tickets and will be off to Wembley with an equally wrinkly friend soon.  Our birthday present to ourselves.