Senior Boys' Art pupils visit Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Senior Boys' Art pupils visit Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Art students from Years 9, 10 and 11 made their annual visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park on Tuesday.

Fighting a blasting wind, students recorded observation drawings and photography in preparation for their GCSE coursework.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park has spent 40 years celebrating 'Art Without Walls' and we would encourage anyone who hasn't been to visit this amazing centre!

The BGS students worked in the grounds alongside sculptures from Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Anthony Gormley, James Capper, Sophie Ryder and many more.

Within the grounds stands an 18th Century Chapel which is currently exhibiting the installation work of Chiharu Shiota 'Thread'.

Shiota is known for large-scale works such as The Key In The Hand (2015), an elaborate entanglement of red thread and keys, which she made when selected to represent Japan at the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

Shiota’s work for YSP responds to and activates the unique architecture and heritage of the Chapel.

Exemplary of her work’s resonance with memory and human relationships through the use of objects, the installation has interlaced the physical with conceptual to create a new visual plane – as if painting in mid-air.

The day was incredibly successful and Head of Art Miss Gore would like to commend all pupils on the trip for their hard graft!