YSP – October – Not Vital, Ai Weiwei and more

I’m not sure if it’s coming from Castleford (home of Henry Moore) or just an innate love or decent art but my goodness I love a trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), it always has something good installed and this visit was no exception.

Not Vital had a great series of artworks across 3 rooms in a new extension to the indoor exhibition space. We then went over to Ai Weiwei to see his tree sculpture “Iron Tree” which is a truly complex and labour intensive piece of art and therefore dam good art.

We saw other things but that was the highlights…Photos below, enjoy!

Me, Bobbie and bubblesNot VitalNot Vital - The headsNot Vital - The head is in his handBobbie - there she is!Not Vital - AntlerNot Vital - Bobbie's lookingSculpture at YSP 2Sculpture at YSP 1Ai Weiwei - Iron TreeWall of sound


Jelly Babies in London

Living in York does tend to pose a massive hurdle to people visiting you from lands afar, as it’s a bit of a trip to get to in the car or train. Some friends live in London – we normally see them at Greenbelt music festival but this year we won’t be attending as our little bundle of joy will be only 1 month old so we made the trip to the big smoke and went and saw some things…

With such a rich tapestry of things to photograph I went a little snap happy but mainly caught up with good mates. So here is London in a few hours with friends, art, rivers at night, Victorian pubs, Jesus, the underground, skateboard stunts, exercise and giant jelly babies!

Jelly babies2Jelly babies1V&A signGlass work @ V&A2Glass work @ V&ASculpture beating V&APainted wood carvingWood Carving 2Ironwork1 door 2 peopleWooden stair case in V&ASculpture in V&ASculpture in tearsWood carving - HOW?London Underground chatsVictoria tiling joy2Old pub2Old pub1Victoria tiling joy1Shep in LondonSkateboard jump off St Paul'sBounce BounceExercise on architectureAi Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds at Tate Modern 3Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds at Tate Modern 2Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds at Tate ModernBlue Tree Lights at the Thames