THE 2018 WINNER
Confetti Land Art, Wentworth Woodhouse
Wentworth Woodhouse employed artist James Brunt and his team at The Landmark Collective to create a 140m x 150m confetti design on its front lawn which included symbols and imagery associated with the house’s rich history.
As well as being picked up on the live race coverage, the design was also gained national attention after being featured on BBC’s The One Show. It is the second time a Brunt-designed piece has won the coveted Tour de Yorkshire Land Art Trophy after his ‘The Finest View’ design on Sutton Bank also topped a public vote in 2016.
Land Art competition winner Dominic Somers, representing Wentworth Woodhouse, said: “It feels incredible to have won this prize and it acknowledges all the hard work our team, the team at The Landmark Collective, the volunteers, and all the local schoolchildren put in to bring our artwork to life. It was an amazing opportunity to be part of the Tour de Yorkshire and it really put a spotlight on Rotherham and Wentworth Woodhouse. I’m delighted everything came together and we’ll try to raise the bar again in the future.”
THE 2017 WINNER
"Branwell Brontë on a bicycle" wins Tour de Yorkshire land art competition
The winner of the Tour de Yorkshire Land Art competition has been unveiled as an image of Branwell Brontë riding his bicycle – in the year which marks his 200th anniversary.
The iconic artwork was designed by Andrew Wood from Fields of Vision and created with help from schoolchildren in the heart of Brontë country – at Haworth Primary School, where the image appeared.
The artwork measured 80 X 65 metres was made using recycled materials including waste marquee carpet and 3,000 plant pots.
The winners receive their trophy from Welcome to Yorkshire's Sir Gary Verity, Tour de Yorkshire Race Director.
THE 2016 WINNER
The Finest View, Sutton Bank, North York Moors - Congratulations!
The winners receive their trophy from Welcome to Yorkshire's Sir Gary Verity, Tour de Yorkshire Race Director