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.
Park Curator: The sculptures are almost like Transformers
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.
Sculptor: It is amazing to see my work in the open air
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.
Walking sculptures arrive at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Several walking sculptures have arrived at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield where they will spend the next three months travelling around near the other exhibits. The pieces by sculptor James Capper are designed to churn up the ground around them, leaving behind an artistic trail.
Campaigners are mounting a last ditch effort to stop a £20 million Henry Moore sculpture from being sold abroad.It's on display at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park but it's owned by Tower Hamlets Council in London. Councillors there will decide next week whether to auction the work.
Wakefield MP Mary Creagh fears the work may be sold abroad and disappear from public view.