The Wish Post: Mister Finch

23rd Jun 2018 - 23rd Sep 2018

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 Textile artist Mister Finch brings his intricately hand-sewn and constructed menagerie to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in his largest solo exhibition to date.

More than 75 individual soft sculptures showcase Finch’s masterful combination of up-cycled and new materials, from discarded wire, steel and wood, to vintage tapestries, cross stitch samplers, tablecloths, antique silverware and rescued cloth.

The self-taught artist has drawn inspiration from British folklore, the historic Bretton Estate and Yorkshire wildlife to create his textile wonders.

Finch’s Gothic fairytale centres around the story of The Wish Post, a magical kingdom of woodland animals whose job it is to collect and sort other creatures’ wishes, which are breathed into envelopes and posted in toadstool postboxes. For one night each year, The Wish Post creatures have the chance for their own dreams to come true. Badgers in blue jackets, hedgehogs playing brass bells, thimble-tailed rats, elegant swans, long-eared rabbits, and dapperly-dressed moles – all life-sized – gather together to prepare the wishes for the wind, ahead of The Wish Post festival.




Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
West Bretton,
West Yorkshire

Tel: 01924 832631

Opening hours

Daily except 24 and 25 December:

10.00 - 17.00 (winter)

10.00 - 18.00 (summer)

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Free Admission

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park: One mile from M1, junction 38. Follow the brown heritage signs on the A637 to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Car and coach parking available. Charges Apply.
By rail: Wakefield Westgate, approx 2 hrs from London Kings Cross. Taxis are available at the station.
The 96 bus runs daily between Wakefield Bus Station and Barnsley Interchange and stops outside the YSP Centre.