Tuesday, 12 April 2011
On Friday 8th it was the opening of my exhibition Diligent Observation at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
The whole project has been leading towards this date - months of research, hours and hours of thought and quite a few more creating the artwork.
And what a fine day it was! The weather was absolutely wonderful - hot and sunny with the park looking at its best. I was on duty from 11am: first there was a brunch with the Coop Membership who sponsored YSP for my project; then to the Garden Gallery to conduct a tour / talk in the exhibition; being filmed in the gardens; then the opening all day with lots of people coming to see the show. The speeches were at 2pm (pictured above) and drinks were served.
There were another couple of openings at YSP on the same day: Mel Brimfield This is Performance Art in the Bothy Gallery and also the main event was really for Jaume Plensa in the main galleries and outdoors too. You didn't really think all those people in the photo were there for me, did you?
I got away from the site by 6pm and then had a really great night out in Barnsley!