Kestrel for a Knave – Tour de Yorkshire Land Art

As part of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire and a year long project focusing on A Kestrel for a Knave a giant piece of land art was created in Hoyland

The DVLP and Barnsley Council commissioned the artists Patrick Murphy and Anton Want to produce a piece of land art on the route of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire.

The artists spent a week at Platts Common Recreation Ground, Hoyland setting out a design. We were then joined by a brilliant group of volunteers to help lay out rolls of fabric to bring the design to life.

We were amazed by the results, as this great photography and footage by Timm Cleasby shows. This artwork was part of a longer term project marking the 50th anniversary of the publication of “A Kestrel for a Knave” by Hoyland’s Barry Hines.

The site was directly on the route of the Tour de Yorkshire and was featured in the television coverage of the race.

Latest News from the Dearne Valley