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Wander on the Wolds

Artistic Inspiration on the Yorkshire Wolds

David Hockney: A Bigger Picture

At two hugely successful exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany; David Hockney RA, showcased his first major exhibition of new landscape works. Featuring vivid paintings inspired by the East Yorkshire landscape, the large-scale works were created especially for the galleries at the Royal Academy of Arts and shown alongside related drawings and film.

The Yorkshire Wolds provided the inspiration for the new series of artworks that span 50 years of Hockney's fascination with the area. Why not visit the inspiration first hand and discover what makes the Yorkshire Wolds so special?

Now the Yorkshire Wolds landscape features in a documentary film, about the man considered by many to be the greatest living British artist.

David Hockney has opened up his personal archives for the first time for a BBC2 documentary produced by Blakeway and Fly Film.


David Hockey at the Royal Academy

Plan Your Visit

Hockney Pocket Guide
Looking for artisitic inspiration on the Yorkshire Wolds? This trail will highlight some of the key locations on the Yorkshire Wolds that have inspired Hockney's landscape works of the area.
Wolds Accommodation
The Wolds offers the finest accommodation in Hull and East Yorkshire, browse a variety of guesthouses, self catering and farm houses.

Yorkshire Wolds Secret Art

Yorkshire Wolds Secret Art

Unlock Secret Art along the Yorkshire Wolds Way, where poetry and paintings are waiting in the landscape to be discovered on the Yorkshire Wolds Secret Art App.

Uncover amazing artwork that was inspired by the landscape, when you walk and explore the Yorkshire Wolds.

Discover poems chosen from the Yorkshire Wolds Poetry boxes, written freely by walkers and narrated by Phil White.

Enjoy the fresh air, the perfect way to improve health and wellbeing whilst enjoying culture and using exciting new technology.

Click here for the Yorkshire Wolds Secret Art Website and App