Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The 18th century parkland of Bretton Hall is, like any urban space, a man-made landscape – modeled and transformed to suit the tastes of it’s owner. Today as the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the grounds of the estate provide an environment for the exhibition of contemporary sculpture. A recent addition is work by Andy Goldsworthy – a permanent exhibition of ‘Hanging Trees’, embedded in the remains of a derelict Ha-Ha – part of the original fabric of the Bretton estate.

This juxtaposition of the remnants of the original estate, and its artificial landscape, combined with the free-standing work in the grounds, creates a compelling dialogue on the shifting and changing use of the land and its transformation over time and ownership.