Artistic creation named Tour de Yorkshire land art winner

An artistic creation dubbed '˜The Finest View' has been named winner of the Tour de Yorkshire land art competition.

Sutton Bank takes home Tour de Yorkshire land art trophy
Sutton Bank takes home Tour de Yorkshire land art trophy

The 70m high artistic work, created on Sutton Bank using 1,000 litres of white biodegradable paint, shows a horse, a ram and a wild boar riding a penny farthing.

Commissioned by the North York Moors National Park Authority and Hambleton District Council (HDC), it shows the animals looking out over what James Herriot called “the finest view in England”.

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Its creators have now been presented with their trophy as it is named the winner of the land art competition where 2,000 votes were cast, above 11 competitors

“It was very striking and very large and a fantastic piece of art,” said Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire. “They are worthy winners.”

‘The Finest View’ was designed and created by the Landmark Collective, comprising artists Becky Newbould, Rob Conway, James Brunt, Timm Cleasby and Cath Smart and took them 14 days to complete.

Becky said: “It has been an absolutely brilliant experience. We are just so grateful for everyone who voted for us as there were some awesome pieces created – the recognition is lovely.”

The design, seen by millions of TV viewers during the race, was drawn out on paper and mapped out on the Yorkshire Gliding Club’s airfield using a grid, tent pegs and string.

““The grass on the airfield was perfect for it and the staff at the Yorkshire Gliding Club were brilliant - they really looked after us,” added James.