A SPECTACULAR piece of land art was unveiled at the weekend at Cannon Hall Museum as part of Barnsley’s Yorkshire Day celebrations.

 

Artists from the Landmark Collective also established mini picnic pods in the parklands for visitors to use as a part of social distancing measures.

 

It is hoped that the artwork will encourage people to visit the beautiful outside spaces of Barnsley, in a safe manner to adhere to current restrictions.

 

Alongside this, Barnsley Museums hosted numerous digital activities for Yorkshire Day, including a Yorkshire pudding competition, a Barnsley digital jigsaw, blogs, sonnets, debates and much more.

 

Coun Tim Cheetham, cabinet spokesperson for place, said: “Cannon Hall’s park and gardens are one of Yorkshire’s most beautiful spots and they get hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the county each year. 

 

“Their parklands have been vital for people during the pandemic as a place to relax, reflect and unwind and we want to make sure they are a safe space for everyone to enjoy. 

 

“The land art is just one way they will be doing this and Yorkshire Day is the perfect time to launch it as well as celebrating everything that is great about ‘Gods own county’.”

 

James Brunt, artist from Landmark Collective, added: “It is wonderful to be creating artwork once again after a difficult few months and even more so on such a brilliant project. 

 

“Cannon Hall is such a special place and a real jewel in the Yorkshire landscape, so it is the ideal location to celebrate our magnificent county. 

 

“We hope that the artwork will really shine a spotlight on the parklands but also encourage people to visit in a safe and responsible way.”