Year 8 Visit Yorkshire Sculpture Park

12th October 2023

On Wednesday 11th October Year 8 students had a great trip to The Yorkshire Sculpture Park and The Hepworth Gallery where they had an action packed day.

They looked at sculptures from Erwin Wurm,  Henry Moore, Daniel Arsham and Barbara Hepworth, alumna of Wakefield Girls’, at the sculpture park.  It is always of special significance for our students to visit the Hepworth, they explored the permanent collection which includes the work of Barbara Hepworth and also exhibitions of female British sculptors and the paintings of Hurvin Anderson.

The main focus of the trip was investigating the work of Barbara Hepworth, as inspiration for a sculpture project Year 8 are creating in class.  The students particularly enjoyed sketching Hepworth’s  ‘The Family of Man’  at Yorkshire Sculpture park. Luckily everyone managed to avoid most of the rain during the day!

Mr J Spall, Art teacher

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