|Haroon Mirza installation from the front|
|And from the back|
|Haroon Mirza light installation|
There were also major exhibitions on William Scott and Post-War British sculpture and painting, but neither of them allowed photography, I'm afraid. You're just going to have to take my word that they're well worth seeing.
Some other items, on loan from York Art Gallery, could be photographed, such as this wonderful painting by John Piper:
|Stair Hole, Lulworth, by John Piper|
The magnificent Winged Figure:
|Winged Figure, Barbara Hepworth|
You don't get any sense of scale in the photo, but it's absolutely huge; this is a full-size aluminium model for a piece on the exterior of the John Lewis building in London.
And all together:
One of the most interesting galleries covers how Hepworth worked, with her tools and equipment:
It showed how she would carve blocks of plaster to give the forms she wanted and which could then be cast in bronze, or working with metal mesh, which would then be covered with hessian and plaster:
This piece was intended to show how bronze pieces were then given an oxidised finish, but I just liked the colours:
Next time: the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.