Children's sculptures

Friarage Hospital grounds Northallerton

Barnsley sculptor Graham Ibbeson is probably best known for his bronze sculpture of Eric Morecambe at Morecambe Bay.

But his earlier works include a number of statues of children, which were commissioned in 1986 to grace the courtyards at the Friarage Hospital.

As part of the hospital’s redevelopment and arts programme, the statues have now been refurbished and Graham has also given us – on permanent loan – a number of other sculptures of children to brighten up the hub area, which were previously housed in the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood.