Abbey College Manchester Art and Photography students recently took a trip to Wakefield to visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. They were there to photograph and sketch the works of art on display, a huge selection of modern and contemporary sculptures set in the grounds of Bretton Hall. The students set off to find subjects to photograph to generate work on our return to the college. All appreciated the open air experience of these amazing artworks, and the glorious weather added to the enjoyment of the day. Art students made sketches of the work, and photographers searched for unique ways to portray their experience of the remarkable sculptures and installations.
The Hepworth Gallery was the next stop, and once again students were able to experience a variety of sculptures and artworks, photographing and recording impressions of the visit. The day was a great success as for many it was their first experience of artworks of this kind, and it provided valuable inspiration for classwork, leaving a strong impression on all.