Category Archives: Hockney Art Locations

Hockney Woldgate Tree Chainsawed

In September 2006 David Hockney started a painting called ‘Woldgate Tree’ which was part of the series ‘A Year in Yorkshire’. The tree on Woldgate has been effectively cut in two with all the branches cut down and left as … Continue reading

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Woldgate Totem Felled

The famous Hockney Totem has been felled on Woldgate near Bridlington. The 12 foot tall tree stump lies where it fell at the teeth of a chainsaw on the woodland floor of Woldgate Woods. Recently the same tree stump was … Continue reading

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Hockney Totem Vandalised by Grafitti

A major part of the exhibition at the Royal Academy ‘A Bigger Picture’ was a tall tree stump that David Hockney referred to as a totem. The totem has been recently vandalised by using red spray paint around the lower … Continue reading

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Rudston

One of the locations that I have been looking for recently was the painting that Hockney created in 2006 called ‘Track and Hedgerow’. It was exhibited in London by Annely Juda Fine Art, in the exhibition called David Hockney–A Year in … Continue reading

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Warter

Where are ‘Bigger Trees near Warter’ The location is approximately 2 miles from the village of Warter, it is also a mile away from the Kiplingcotes Race Course, usually recognised as the oldest horse race in the UK. The house … Continue reading

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Huggate

During August 2005, Hockney visited Huggate and painted ‘Huggates’s St. Mary’s Church Spire‘ , which measures 61 x 91.5 cm Huggate is the highest village on the Yorkshire Wolds at around 558 feet (170 metres) above sea level at the south side and … Continue reading

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Millington

Millington Pastures, one of the few areas of access land in the Yorkshire Wolds is a fantastic place to walk and cycle and easily accessible from the nearby market town of Pocklington. During Hockneys visit here in 2004 the artist … Continue reading

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Thwing

The painting that Hockney created in this location was called ‘The Road to Thwing‘, Early Spring, 2006, Oil on Canvas, 6 parts overall size 188cm x 376cm Hockney visited this location during 2006. On my visit, there had been a … Continue reading

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Maps Covering the Yorkshire Wolds

We have now listed all the locations with Ordnance Survey coordinates to assist with better identifying the places where David Hockney will have worked to produce his art work. The following maps cover the area of the Hockney Trail: Ordnance … Continue reading

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Langtoft

This location took a little finding. On the road from Kilham to Langtoft I found the place where the painting ‘Tracks Into Wheat Field Near Langtoft, July 2005. Of interest in Langtoft is The Old Mill Hotel and Restaurant which … Continue reading

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Garrowby Hill

In 1998 Hockney painted Garrowby Hill. Looking at the picture that was painted it looks a lot steeper (1 in 6) and windier than it really is. Garrowby Hill, 1998 oil on canvas 60 x 70 in. [152.4 x 177.8 cm.] Currently in … Continue reading

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Bugthorpe

During 2005, David Hockney visited Painsthorpe Dale. Titled ‘Bugthorpe Valley’. This steep sided valley on the westward escarpment of the Yorkshire Wolds offers a fantastic walking area. If ever an area could be classed as Hockney Country then this would be … Continue reading

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Thixendale

The village of Thixendale is located in a remote part of the Yorkshire Wolds not too far from Fridaythorpe just off the A166 Bridlington to York road. Although remote the village has quite a few visitors who come to cycle, … Continue reading

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Sledmere

  Sledmere is a pretty village nestling in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds on the road halfway between Bridlington and York. It was here that Hockney created the painting ‘The Road to York through Sledmere’, 1997 in oil on … Continue reading

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Kilham

Where is Hockney’s Tunnel? Kilham is one of the main areas on the Unofficial Hockney Trail for discovering some of the sites that the artist has visited to create the art that has been on display at the Royal Academy. … Continue reading

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Woldgate

Where is Woldgate and where are Woldgate Woods? Woldgate is a narrow Roman road that runs from Bessingby Hill on the outskirts of Bridlington west to the village of Kilham which is 7 miles away. It was on this road … Continue reading

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