Yorkshire Sculpture Park

For some reason, I have never been to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, even in the days when, as Bretton Hall, it was home of the New Arcadians, a group of scholars, including Patrick Eyres, who were interested in the symbolism of the eighteenth-century landscape garden.

The original eighteenth-century house was designed by Sir William Wentworth, its owner, with the possible help of Colonel James Moyser, a fellow landowner, and poshed up by William Atkinson in 1805:-


In 1978, Peter Murray, a lecturer at the college, established the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in its grounds. It’s an impressive and lively operation, with sculpture sited in the grounds:-




2 thoughts on “Yorkshire Sculpture Park

  1. I could spend a whole day there every time we go. The Andy Goldsworthy show a few years back was particularly wonderful, and Jaume Plensa was great. Between that and the Hepworth, South Yorkshire is blessed for art and culture.

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