Yorkshire Sculpture Park to support its Shropshire counterpart

Shropshire’s first sculpture park will shortly benefit from a mentoring project in conjunction with its Yorkshire peers.

Founder of the Shropshire venture, Clive Knowles of the British Ironwork Centre, contacted Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) with a view to learning from their knowledge, experience and best practice in developing the project to obtain maximum benefit for the county’s tourism economy.

Mr Knowles was delighted to receive an invitation to meet with YSP’s founding and Executive Director, Peter Murray CBE, at their 500-acre, 18th Century parkland site featuring permanent, open-air works by artists including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. He will be accompanied by representatives from Shropshire council on the visit.

Mr Knowles said “It is a great privilege to be invited to meet with Peter Murray, who is a leading authority in and delivers lectures internationally on Open Air Sculpture.  We hope that this will ensure that our own sculpture park reaches its full potential in providing the opportunity for people of all ages to engage with art and the countryside, and help to bring more visitors to Shropshire.”

"We hope to create a fantastic visitor experience for people of all ages - we already have important works from the Ironbridge Museum of Steel Sculpture, and are planning walking and golf buggy tours of our beautiful rural site.  We will also have headsets to provide our guests with information as they visit each sculpture!"


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