We are able to run this Hockney Trail for any groups of 12 or more (Please ask for quote)
YOU COULD JOIN US ON
"THE DAVID HOCKNEY TRAIL”
Complete your Yorkshire Experience
Leaves from a location near you throughout 2014
“Look at the incredible variety of grasses, look at the marvellous leaves; look at the colour, isn’t it beautiful… pure joy.” (David Hockney)
WELCOME TO THE HOME OF DAVID HOCKNEY, ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST LIVING ARTISTS.
Hockney’s Yorkshire spans the width of our great county from his ancestors’ humble beginnings as agricultural labourers in East Yorkshire, to his childhood in Bradford, his long association with the Silver family at Salts Mill in Saltaire and the world famous Eat Yorkshire landscapes that have captured the hearts of millions of people around the world. We are truly blessed to have both David Hockney and the landscape of the Wolds in our county and we hope his guide and trail inspire you to explore the landscape that has been his inspiratyionand to venture out further into the county that Hockney calls home. (Gary Verity, Chief Executive, Welcome to Yorkshire).
David Hockney OM, considered one of the world’s greatest living artists, was born in Bradford in July 1937. He was educated at Bradford Grammar School and Bradford School of Art, before going to the Royal College of Art, London from 1959-62 where he made his name. He first visited Los Angeles in 1964 where he lived intermittently until the mid-1970s when it became his more permanent home. It was his regular visits in the 1990s to his mother and sister who lived in Bridlington that re-introduced Hockney to the East Yorkshire landscape that he had first known as a schoolboy on a Wolds farm in the 1950s.
It was at the wish of his friend Jonathan Silver, the founder of Salts Mill, Saltaire, that Hockney first painted the Yorkshire Wolds in 1997. He returned to the Wolds in 2002-3, first sketching, then experimenting with water colours, before working in the open air to produce large oil paintings that led to the massive “Bigger Trees near Warter” in 2007, which he presented to the Tate Gallery. Many of these works and the paintings, iphone and ipad drawings and muti-camera films that followed were displayed at the much acclaimed exhibition that filled the Royal Academy, London, in January-April 2012, before going on to proclaim the wonders of the East Yorkshire landscape in Bilbao, Spain and Cologne, Germany.
Your tour takes you to 10 Hockney painting sites, and make comfort and refreshment stops along the way. We hope to call at The Robert Fuller Galley, for viewing during each tour.
Approx £20 p.p. (12 passengers needed for this tour to run)
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JUNE 2014 we are working on a T.V.
in Oxfordshire taking in
"DOWNTON ABBEY", & "MIDSOMER MURDERS"