The Yorkshire Wolds will be getting even more exposure further overseas thanks to the exhibition of Hockneys ‘A Bigger Picture’ moving to the Guggenheim Museum at Bilbao in Spain from May 15, 2012 – September 30, 2012.
Following the fantastic response from visitors to the Royal Academy in London it only seems fit that the rest of the Yorkshire Wolds should be placed on a world stage by showing the art at another of the greatest art galleries in the around.
Due to the exposure that the Wolds are getting thanks to the Hockney exhibition in London tourists are beginning to look at visiting the until recently relatively unknown corner of Yorkshire that people are starting to name ‘Hockney Country’.
A number of businesses could easily capitalise on the tourist trail that is being born out of these exhibitions. Hotels, art galleries and a number of tour companies are already making enquiries wanting to make their businesses a part of the Hockney Trail.
From Market Weighton very near to where ‘Bigger Trees near Warter’ through to Bridlington where Hockney painted the majority of the paintings on Woldgate for ‘The Arrival of Spring’ tourist numbers are bound to increase as people start trying to hunt for the locations where Hockney created these iconic paintings.
Once the exhibition is finished in Bilbao it then goes to Museum Ludwig, Cologne in Germany between 29 October 2012 and 4 February 2013
It’s not everyday that sleepy Bridlington gets placed on a world stage, hopefully this could be the start of something big. Just think if the exhibition eventually went to Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in the USA now that would be something to put little Brid right up there as a tourist destination for those wanting to appreciate the Yorkshire Wolds.