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Tony Cragg: A Rare Category of Objects

See open-air works until March 2018

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Tread Softly, from the Arts Council Collection

Extended to 15 October 2017

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Alfredo Jaar: The Garden of Good and Evil

Major exhibition coming soon

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Current Exhibitions

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Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads

6 May 2017–22 Apr 2018

In celebration of our 40th anniversary in 2017, we present Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads (2010), a dramatic group of 12 bronze animal heads that has been on a worldwide...

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MADE

11 Sep–29 Oct 2017

MADE is YSP Shop's changing programme of contemporary craft and applied arts which showcases the work of established and up-and-coming artists, designers and makers. 

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Occasional Geometries: Rana Begum Curates the Arts Council Collection

15 Jul–29 Oct 2017

Bangladeshi-born artist Rana Begum has curated her first exhibition, Occasional Geometries, an exhibition selected largely from the Arts Council Collection. 

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Tread Softly: An Arts Council Collection National Partner exhibition

27 May–15 Oct 2017

Tread Softly presents works from the Arts Council Collection in which artists explore childhood experience and familial relationships, revisiting and reassessing pivotal moments and people within...

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Treasures Revealed: From the National Arts Education Archive

15 Apr–24 Oct 2017

In celebration of YSP's 40th anniversary in 2017, artists, supporters and volunteers chose 40 inspirational objects, collections and ideas from the National Arts Education Archive (NAEA).

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Zak Ové: Black and Blue: The Invisible Men and the Masque of Blackness

8 Apr 2017–3 Jun 2018

As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations we've welcomed an extraordinary assembly of 80 sculptures by British-Trinidadian artist Zak Ové. 

Future Exhibitions

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Ed Kluz: Sheer Folly – Fanciful Buildings of Britain

11 Nov 2017–25 Feb 2018

The largest solo exhibition to date by artist, illustrator and printmaker Ed Kluz, Sheer Folly – Fanciful Buildings of Britain celebrates the eccentric, uncanny and overlooked follies, temples...

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Alfredo Jaar: The Garden of Good and Evil

14 Oct 2017–8 Apr 2018

Widely regarded as one of the world’s most politically engaging and poetic artists, Alfredo Jaar addresses human trauma and the politics of image-making, creating visually and emotionally...

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On the Heights

28 Oct–3 Dec 2017

On the Heights showcases new work, developed in response to the landscape and heritage of YSP and the Bretton Estate, by artists Miriam Austin, Sam Belinfante, Tom Lovelace and Frances Scott.

Events

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Frieze Sculpture & Zak Ove Studio Trip

5 Oct 2017

YSP is delighted to offer a special trip for YSP Members, which includes a VIP curator’s tour of Frieze Sculpture by YSP Director of Programme Clare Lilley, and an exclusive visit to Zak...

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Family Animation Workshop

14 Oct 2017

Inspired by Julien Opie’s new work at YSP, we will work with artists to make a group animation which will be shared with you after the event.  – Suitable for ages 6+ –...

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The Halls at Bretton

14 Oct 2017

Meet the Heritage Team to hear about the early Halls that were built on the Bretton Estate and how they link to Henry VIII, Temple Newsam and the current Bretton Hall Mansion House. Explore the...

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Discover Family Arts Award Club

Dates available until 21 Oct 2017

Go on an adventure in our family art club sessions, as you work together to creatively investigate works from the Arts Council Collection, YSP exhibitions, and the park. Suitable for children ages...

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Andy Goldsworthy: The Artist in Conversation

21 Oct 2017

Please note this event is now sold out. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please contact damon.waldock@ysp.org.uk To celebrate the Park's 40th anniversary and mark...

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Botanicals: Hips and Haws

22 Oct 2017

A magical and relaxing day gathering and drawing plants and learning about their medicinal properties. Sue Salmon, medical herbalist has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share on walks around...

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Shape and Colour of Light: Family Drop-in

Dates available until 25 Oct 2017

Open from 11.00–12.30 and from 13.15–16.00 at Longside Gallery Discover how artists have used light, colour and shape in the Occasional Geometries: Rana Begum Curates the Arts...

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A Choir for All Ages

Dates available until 26 Oct 2017

Join our new choir for parents, carers and grandparents of babes in arms on Thursdays this autumn. We welcome anyone who enjoys a good sing-song – even if you can’t hold a tune! Bring the...

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Little Explorers for Under 5s

Dates available until 26 Oct 2017

Adventure awaits in the Hidden Forest – our outdoor space for our youngest visitors. Jump, laugh, make, sing, and play together beneath the trees. Each Little Explorers session is a different...

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Alfredo Jaar at Night-Time

26 Oct 2017

Join YSP Director of Programme Clare Lilley for an exclusive in-depth twilight tour of Alfredo Jaar's major solo exhibition.   Including The Garden of Good and Evil, a significant new...

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Explore Family Arts Award Club

Dates available until 28 Oct 2017

To find out about our Arts Awards Clubs coming up in the autumn email our Exhibitions Engagement Coordinator, Becky Harlow Go on an adventure in our family art club sessions, as you work...

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Nightfall in the Woods

Dates available until 28 Oct 2017

A month after the equinox we are fully into the melancholic beauty of autumn. Join us to soak in the sights, sounds and smells of twilight amongst the beautiful trees and meadow of YSP. This is a...

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Museums at Night: Night-Time Tales

28 Oct 2017

Meet the sculptures at night-time, and see them in torch light. Led by Natalie Bellingham, adventure awaits as you explore the Park after hours.  – Suitable for ages 6+  – We...

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Family Ceramic Day

4 Nov 2017

Take part in a walk and make session in the park collecting ideas and inspiration. In our studio explore our red earthenware clay to wrap around and shape. Embellish with texture, pattern and finish...

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Jaume Plensa: Artist Talk

11 Nov 2017

Please note this event is now sold out. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please contact damon.waldock@ysp.org.uk To celebrate the Park's 40th anniversary, we are delighted...

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Winter Metal

Dates available until 18 Nov 2017

Led by Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham, this two-day metalwork course takes place in YSP’s metal workshop. During this time, participants will get the chance to explore the use of metal to draw...

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Family Workshop: Festive Tree Decoration Making

Dates available until 26 Nov 2017

Create festive decorations as a family in time for the beginning of Advent. Taking inspiration from Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/ Zodiac Heads, come and make seasonal decorations inspired by...

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Sunrise in the Skyspace

Dates available until 9 Dec 2017

Created by American artist James Turrell, the Deer Shelter Skyspace consists of a large square chamber with an aperture cut into the roof of the Park's 18th-century Deer Shelter. As the...

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Christmas Decoration Workshop

9 Dec 2017

 An introduction to decorations with Vicki Ambery-Smith, a designer part of YSP's MADE exhbition this season.  This one-day course will introduce you to fine cutting and shaping using...

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Twilight Heritage Walk: Winter Pleasure Grounds

Dates available until 9 Dec 2017

Join our experienced Heritage Team with a winter walk and talk around the Park’s historic lakes and woodland to discover its interesting follies and features by candlelight. Finish the tour with...

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Festive Wreath Making

Dates available until 10 Dec 2017

Get creative this festive season. Join YSP and Faye and her team from The Flower Shop, Ossett, to make a personalised wreath for yourself or as a gift.  – Price includes refreshements...

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Dawn Yoga in the Chapel

Dates available until 17 Dec 2017

This dawn practice in the unique setting of the The Chapel, will help you emerge into the day revived and ready to enjoy the daylight as we approach the shortest day of the year.   This strong...

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Brass Christmas

Dates available until 22 Dec 2017

Guests will be greeted on the concourse with a glass on black cherry Prosecco, the Underground Gallery will be open for exclusive viewing of Alfredo Jaar, whilst a brass quartet play  in the...

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Room to Breathe: Four Walks in Four Seasons

13 Jan–22 Sep 2018

Room to Breathe is an opportunity to spend a day at YSP walking, thinking and talking and gaining some insight into the things that are on your mind. There is time for informal talking as we...

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Still Looking: Mindfulness and Art

Dates available until 10 Feb 2018

A new way to take a bit of time out for yourself and enjoy experiencing art mindfully. Learn how to use mindfulness practices to move from being a passive observer to more active engagement with...

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Ed Kluz: In Conversation

10 Feb 2018

Ed Kluz and Olivia Horsfall Turner will appear in conversation to discuss their new book the Lost House Revisited. The many histories and sites of lost houses across the country have inspired both...

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Members Open Forum

Dates available until 10 Feb 2018

Join the YSP Development team to hear about the latest activity at the Park over tea, coffee and biscuits.   The forum will be preceded by an introduction to Rachel Massey, YSP Arts &...

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The Return of the Darktown Valentine's Cabaret with Jonny Hannah

17 Feb 2018

An artist-curated cabaret evening with Jonny Hannah and friends! "We left with a ‘cheer in our hearts’ & smiles on our faces, knowing that the Arts were still alive &...

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Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Dates available until 20 Feb 2018

Immerse yourself in an imaginative world of sculpture making. Work and play together to build sculptures inspired by artists in the park. Stack, balance, join, arrange. Don’t forget your...

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Arts Award Family Studio

Dates available until 20 Feb 2018

Is your family working on their Arts Award Discover or Explore? Our Arts Award Family Studio gives you a free space to think and create, and a base to explore our current Arts Council Collection...

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Zodiac Books

21 Feb 2018

Taking inspiration from Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads by Ai Weiwei and a Chinese story, we will be creating our own fold out book of new characters and interpretations.  –...

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Art and Social for over 55s

Dates available until 22 Feb 2018

A monthly social event for people aged over 55. Join us for tea or coffee and cake, followed by a look around the exhibitions, a gentle walk, or perhaps a drawing or making activity – you...

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Paper Collage Workshop with Ed Kluz

24 Feb 2018

Ed Kluz will run a two day workshop, (10.00–16.00 each day) to design and create your own paper collage. The workshop will start with a presentation from Ed on the processes he has used over...

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Artist Talk: Alfredo Jaar – It Is Difficult

22 Mar 2018

£8 tickets are available for YSP Members (Friends and Patrons) only. Please select the concession button when booking.  A powerful and captivating speaker, Alfredo Jaar discusses the...

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