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Spaces in the chapel : Rachel Whiteread at YSP

I love Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Every time I visit there is something new to explore, more treasures to discover. It’s impossible to see the Longside, Chapel and Underground galleries, park centre and 500 acre outdoor gallery nestled in the south of Wakefield in a single day. Even more impossible to write about it all in […]

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My date with Vincent

“Self portrait with grey felt hat” (1887)  In the spring of last year my friend, Sarah, and I embarked upon an impromptu trip to Amsterdam in search of culture, coffee and crêpes. We took the ferry from Hull to Rotterdam overnight; battled seasickness and an hour long coach commute before reaching civilization. We found the nearest crêperie and revelled in both […]

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Still waters run deep with Vicki Smith

(TS said) Poetry (2016) For Vicki Smith, it was never a question of if she should become an artist;  it was simply a question of when. “Art was always a natural part of my life.  I was praised and encouraged as a child, and the art room was where I was most comfortable in school. […]