Yorkshire Post Magazine | June 2021

Julian Cole, Yorkshire Post Magazine, 26 June 2021



'...Yorkshire has a sculpture park, as everybody knows, and now it has another. If you are seeking a link between the two, look no further than Michael Lyons. The sculptor, who died in 2019, lived at Cawood in North Yorkshire. He was regarded as one of the finest steel sculptors of his generation, known for cutting, bending and folding steel in his monumental pieces. He loved working outdoors as this offered the “freedom to cut metal and smoke cigars”. Lyons was a founding member of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park at Bretton Hall, near Wakefield. Now his work is featured at Thirsk Hall Sculpture Park. This venture has been launched with a selling exhibition of Lyons’s sculptures, alongside work by Austin Wright, Geoffrey Clarke, Gerald Laing, Richard Hudson and Emily Young...'


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