I have been plotting with the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield! We have cooked up a day out for my SketchCrawl group. We will join forces with the Wakefield Sketchcrawlers, as well as any other visitors to the park, and spend the day there with our sketchbooks on September 10th.
It'll be nice to see the Wakefield team again, as it was going out with them on their first SketchCrawl that got me hooked and inspired me to start the Sheffield group.
This sketch, of an enormous Mitoraj marble, was one I did on my very first trip to the YSP, back in 1992, and I was delighted to discover, when I went with John on Thursday, to meet with Helen, the curator, that the Mitoraj is still there, as part of the permanent collection.
The park is a massive place, with so much to see that we can't possibly draw it all during one SketchCrawl, so the idea of Thursday was for Helen to give us a guided tour of the current exhibitions, as well as the very recently opened lakeside footpath, to work out some kind of route and schedule for our day.
The forecast was for storms, so we got off very lightly with just the occasional shower and had a lovely day. The show that everyone's been talking about, the Jaume Plensa, is indeed stunning and will still be on when we go back - it's been so successful, it's been extended!
I will of course be publicising the schedule here, along with more details, nearer the time. But mark the date in your diary!