Monday, 15 March 2010

A weekend up north

A hop skip and a drive up the M6 took me to Manchester Saturday just gone and then Yorkshire Sculpture Park on Sunday morning.

In Manc I popped into the Whitworth to see their wallpaper show then onto Cornerhouse for the David Mackintosh...and this is what they looked like.

Walls Are Talking was an exhibition of artists' wallpapers with work by over 30 artists!
Above is Thomas Demand's Ivy Wallpaper and it filled one of the galleries, it was beautiful. This show is worth seeing, I was a little disappointed by some of the works but impressed by the collection and callabre of artists that have worked with wallpaper as a medium. I was also pleased to see some William Morris still holding its place next to David Shrigley's and Damien Hirst's.

The onto Cornerhouse to see the Mackintosh. It was a brilliant show and totally worth catching just for his animation alone.

Craig and Ben checking out the wall painting in the top floor gallery against the postcard.

Sunday morning came, 3.30am to be exact and a trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to see the James Turrell Deer Shelter during dawn - this is the second time I've been and it is incredible. YSP do this event approx 3 times a year, words I would use to describe it? Magical, intense, meditative, beautiful and still.

Some idea of how the colours change from night to day, all in an hour and a half.


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