Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield opened its doors to more than 20,000 people over the weekend who came to view the ‘Wave’ display.
The display, created by Chesterfield-born ceramic artist Paul Cummins, and designed by Tom Piper, commemorates the death of those fighting in the First World War and will be on display till January next year.
The opening weekend rush caused traffic jams and the disruptions for road users. Staff at the park have now issued an advisory urging people to avoid the park when it’s likely to be busy.
The iconic poppy sculpture which wowed millions at the Tower of London has been relocated to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park as part of a UK tour.
Wave, which is one part of the stunning war tribute, remembers soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War.
Its new home means thousands more people in our region will be able to see the amazing art work.
Sarah Clark reports:
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The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which is filled with work by artists including Henry Moore and Tracey Emin ,has been named Museum of the Year.
The 500-acre open-air gallery , near Wakefield, was hailed by judges as a "truly outstanding museum with a bold artistic vision".
The park, which opened more than 30 years ago with an exhibition of 31 sculptures, welcomes 300,000 visitors a year to its galleries in the grounds of an 18th century country house.
It beat venues including Tate Britain and the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth to the win the £100,000 prize, formally known as The Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year, at a ceremony at the National Gallery in central London.
Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes announced this year's winner and praised the "dedication, love, and unbelievable creativity" of the shortlisted museums which also included London's Hayward Gallery and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich.
Stephen Deuchar, who chaired the judges, said: "A perfect fusion of art and landscape, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park has gone from modest beginning to one of the finest outdoor museums one might ever imagine."
Staff at the Yorkshire Sculpture park will find out later if its been named Art Fund Museum of the Year for 2014.
The 500-acre open-air gallery in Wakefield is one six venues in the running, selected for its innovative use of space and consistent contribution to the art industry in Britain.
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The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is appealing for help to save one of its oldest buildings.
It's one hundred thousand pounds short of the half a million pounds it needs to restore the 18th century chapel which is riddled with damp and underused.
Andy Carver of the Sculpture Park says there is a deadline of September for the appeal.
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park has seen some unusual exhibitions in its 30-odd year history. But there has been nothing quite like the latest collection at the open-air gallery at West Bretton Bretton, near Wakefield.
Curator Helen Pheby is responsible for bringing the walking sculptures by artist James Capper to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield. She says they all felt a real sense of excitement when they saw the items which they would be taking delivery of for the next three months.
The sculptor who has designed a series of walking pieces of art which are going on display at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park says it is amazing to see his work in the open air. James Capper has built the mechanical objects which he drives around the park, leaving tracks across the grass.