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The Industrial Museum, Bradford and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, nr. Wakefield

Last weekend we travelled up to South Square Gallery, Thornton (nr. Bradford) to collect my installation ‘Place Setting’ which was shown in ‘The Most Beautiful Things Cannot Be Seen’ exhibition.

Then we retraced our steps to Bradford and the Industrial Museum. Which was interesting, especially the detailed self-guided trail explaining the journey from wool to worsted cloth. Also interesting is the monotype typecaster, with its punched role of instruction. Good description here but no pictures!

Then on Sunday after enjoying a view of Bradford’s infamous hole (thank you Westfield) from the window of our room in the Midland Hotel we went home via the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

The second and third images are small details from the very large work of Ursula von Rydingsvard. The lovely shingle, which really was this bleached out colour clads the ‘Eat, drink, Enjoy’ snack shack sitting outside the Longside Gallery where the survey show ‘Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain 1966 – 1979’ is currently on.

Uncommon Ground features some lovely Boyle Family work and a surprising Derek Jarman film that reminded me of an early work by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (formerly Spartacus Chetwynd) called The Walk to Dover (2005) which I saw at Studio Voltaire, Clapham. In that film she performed David Copperfield’s seven-day journey from London to Dover described in the book of the same name by Charles Dickens.

The last picture is of the Emley Moor transmitting station seen from Basket #7.Oxley Bank by Winter/Hörbelt.

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