Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden: Reopening on the 14th of May 2022

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    Michael Lyons, Mayflower,1983, Painted Steel, 262 x 212 x 189 cm (103 1/8 x 83 1/2 x 74 3/8").


    Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden launched for the first time in May 2021, with an exhibition to celebrate Willoughby Gerrish's representation of the Estate of Michael Lyons. The Sculpture Garden is situated in the middle of the market town of Thirsk, within 20 acres of parkland and gardens which lies hidden to the west of Thirsk Hall. Michael Lyons' sculptures were exhibited alongside works from other artists such as Emily Young, Austin Wright, Richard Hudson and Gerald Laing.


    Willoughby Gerrish Ltd is delighted to be reopening Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden on the 14th of May 2022. We have a brand new gallery space, a full programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year for visitors to enjoy. Artists who will feature this year include; Geoffrey Clarke, David Hockney, Gordon House, Richard Hudson, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva, Jon Kipps, Jeff Lowe, Gerald Laing, Michael Lyons, Paul De Monchaux, Tim Pomeroy, Rob Ward, Austin Wright, Emily Young and Zak Ové.



  • Michael Lyons at Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden

    Michael Lyons, Amphitrite, 1993, Painted steel, 305 x 488 x 366 cm (120 1/8 x 192 1/8 x 144 1/8")

    Michael Lyons at Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden

    On 15 May 2021 Willoughby Gerrish Ltd launched Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden with a major exhibition of Michael Lyons’ sculptures alongside work by Austin Wright, Geoffrey Clarke, Gerald Laing, Richard Hudson & Emily Young.


    Lyons, who passed away in April 2019, was a Yorkshire based sculptor who forged a critically acclaimed career from his non-metropolitan base. His work consistently maintains a connection with the land and the exhibition at Thirsk Hall showcases some of his most important work. For more information about Michael Lyons please read his full bio here.


    Michael Lyons work will remain at Thirsk Hall Sculpture Park for visitors to enjoy in 2022.