I miss Yorkshire (I did my first degree up there) and so I was really pleased to be invited by Cape UK to present at their Arts Award Conference to talk about the Arts Award Supporter programme to their attendees. It was a really well attended event and I managed to spread the Supporter word some more and encouraged a lot of schools to use their Supporters well!
I do get quite evangelical about Arts Award, and not just because I am employed by Trinity, I believe in the qualifications and the ethos behind them, particularly how accessible they are to everyone – you do not have to be a great artist or the best at it, taking part and making progression is what is important.
While I was in Yorkshire I took the opportunity to visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and to talk to them about their Supporter offering, to turn it into a case study for Trinity. Wow, what a beautiful place. Such a beautiful landscape, with sculpture scattered around. I am going to have to take a weekend and go back and spend at least a day there to fully appreciate it.
They have a great exhibition on at the moment by Yinka Shonibare which was stunning and I highly recommend it.
I do not have a good understanding of visual art and I don’t really see much of it, but I really enjoyed this and I can’t wait to go back again.