Thursday, 7 January 2010

A visit to Rob Ryan's Exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The snow is still really thick here and driving on the side roads is treacherous especially after dark. However my son Rob's school reopened today and we are trying to carry on regardless!
Today is Geoff's birthday and we decided to venture to Rob Ryan's exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Most of the exhibits were closed and access to the sculptures in the park was only for those with long wellies!
However Rob's exhibition was open and more than lived up to expectations. If you are in the Yorkshire area before Feb 21st I thoroughly recommend it. Admission is free but you do have to pay to park.

Rob Ryan is an artist famous for his papercuts and screen prints. You can read more about his work and the exhibition on his blog. He has made loads of vinyl stickers for the windows at the sculpture park which are really striking - I really love his birds!

These window pictures were too big to take proper pictures of but you get the idea!

I first heard about Rob's work in an article about Clothkits in Sew Hip Magazine as he has designed some fabric for them.
The other reason we knew about his exhibition was through the Arts Council Own Art scheme which we watched a TV programme about. This is a scheme where you can have an interest free loan to buy contemporary art.
The photo above shows our first purchase of original contemporary art which we will buy through this scheme.

I also bought this limited edition card only available at the exhibition. I love it because of the birds and its connection to sewing!
All this was followed by a fish & chip lunch so it was a good birthday for the birthday boy!

1 comment:

Heckety said...

Those cut outs are really interesting and unusual. Thank you writing about Rob Ryan, and I think the card you got is great!