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Sean Scully: Inside Outside

On display until 6 January 2019

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Giuseppe Penone: A Tree in the Wood

On display until 28 April 2019

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Current Exhibitions

Exhibition

Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads

6 May 2017–10 Jun 2019

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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Giuseppe Penone: A Tree in the Wood

26 May 2018–28 Apr 2019

One of the most eminent artists working today, Giuseppe Penone presents his extensive new exhibition in YSP’s light-filled Underground Gallery and across the historic landscape.

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Katrina Palmer

16 Jun 2018–16 Jun 2019

As part of 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary, we're pleased to present Katrina Palmer’s The Coffin Jump, inspired by the role of women in the...

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Sean Scully: Inside Outside

29 Sep 2018–6 Jan 2019

YSP presents Sean Scully: Inside Outside, the largest-ever presentation of sculptures and first exhibition of sculpture and painting in the UK by the Irish-born artist.

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Matthew Darbyshire: Brand Deities

2 Oct 2018–31 Mar 2019

Yorkshire Sculpture Park's partnership with Selfridges continues with new Art Block commission by Matthew Darbyshire.

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MADE

4 Nov 2018–23 Feb 2019

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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Norman Ackroyd: The Furthest Lands

17 Nov 2018–24 Feb 2019

YSP presents an exhibition of work by Norman Ackroyd CBE, RA, one of Britain’s foremost landscape artists and contemporary printmakers working today. The Furthest Lands showcases a vast range of...

Future Exhibitions

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Kimsooja: To Breathe

30 Mar–29 Sep 2019

Kimsooja’s work references and takes inspiration from traditional forms of female labour and craft, such as sewing and weaving, to investigate the role of women. Her work also considers the...

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Thukral and Tagra: Bread, Circuses & TBD

30 Mar–1 Sep 2019

Thukral and Tagra invite families, friends, and strangers to wrestle with the issues faced by farmers in India through their immaculately conceived installation Bread, Circuses & TBD, which...

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Criminal Ornamentation: Yinka Shonibare MBE curates the Arts Council Collection

5 Apr–16 Jun 2019

Criminal Ornamentation explores the cultural and social dimensions of the use of pattern in art.

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Alfredo Jaar

From May 2019

The Garden of Good and Evil was commissioned to coincide with the major exhibition of the same name at YSP in 2017 by Chilean-born artist Alfredo Jaar.   

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Ella Doran: Sheep to Seat, Fleece to Floor

15 Jun–15 Sep 2019

Award-winning designer Ella Doran showcases the transformation of wool in her most ambitious project to date.

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David Smith

22 Jun 2019–5 Jan 2020

The first Yorkshire Sculpture International, a festival produced with our partners, Henry Moore Institute, The Hepworth Wakefield and Leeds Art Gallery, takes place from Saturday 22 June to Sunday 29...

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Ruth Ewan & Oscar Murillo

13 Jul–3 Nov 2019

A significant work in the 56th Venice Biennale, Frequencies is a long-term project by Colombian-born artist Oscar Murillo in collaboration with members of his family, the political scientist Clara...

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Holly Hendry

21 Sep 2019–19 Apr 2020

Holly Hendry presents a new sculpture installation developed with pioneering materials, such as synthetic skins.

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Melvyn Evans: Imprinting the Land

16 Nov 2019–23 Feb 2020

Melvyn Evans will reveal a new body of work inspired by the Yorkshire landscape and coastline, all of which is available to buy.

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Dillan Marsh and Eleanor Clare: The Poacher’s Lament & Other Half Heard Tales

From 20 March 2019

2018 visiting artists, Dillan Marsh and Eleanor Clare, return to YSP to showcase a project that explores the connections between real and imaginative spaces, inspired by the history of the Bretton...

Events

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Brass Christmas at YSP with Emley Brass Band

21 Dec 2018

Join us for a unique Christmas event combining music, art and delicious food. On arrival, you'll be greeted on the concourse with a glass of black cherry prosecco. You can then head down to the...

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Mindful Moments: Inside Outside

6 Jan 2019

A unique opportunity to take part in an intimate ‘slow viewing’ of Sean Scully: Inside Outside exhibition including new Landline paintings created especially for YSP before the gallery...

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Tales from the Gallery – Storytelling for Under 5s

6 Jan–3 Mar 2019

Join us on the first Sunday of every month for interactive and immersive storytelling in the gallery.   A different story is created in the gallery every month in this 45-minute session by...

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Members Only

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YSP Members: Norman Ackcroyd Studio Visit and Tour

19 Jan 2019

YSP are delighted to offer our Friends and Patrons the opportunity to visit renowned artist and printmaker Norman Ackroyd RA's studio. Coinciding with Norman's exhibition within the YSP...

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Seasonal Family Sculpture Walk: Winter

20 Jan 2019

Wrap up warm for a winter wonder walk. Come together and experience the elements of winter at YSP. Join other families and get outside to spend time together on a crisp family art walk in the park....

Free

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Subject to Change Project

21 Jan–20 May 2019

Subject to Change offers the opportunity for adults with lived experience of mental ill health to spend time being creative in the beautiful setting of YSP. Led by professional artists, each session...

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Art and Social for over 55s

29 Nov 2018, 31 Jan and 28 Feb 2019 / 14.00–16.00

Monthly social events 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 – tell us...

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Traditional Aquatint Acid Etching with Neil Woodall

2 Feb 2019

Taught by Neil Woodall in his studio in Sheffield, this one-day master class about aquatint in a working etching studio will help you develop ideas through direct printing processes. As well as having...

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YSP Poetry Walks – Winter: Penone's Writings 1968–2008

2 Feb 2019

 'To enter into the forest of wood is to embark on a voyage in time, into the history of every single tree and every year of its life.'   – Giuseppe...

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Norman Ackroyd Etching Demonstration

16 Feb 2019

To celebrate Norman Ackroyd's YSP exhibition The Furthest Lands, join the artist for a unique plein-air sugarlift etching demonstration. Working directly from an original watercolour, Ackroyd will...

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Capturing, Casting, Creating: Family Casting Workshop

16 Feb 2019

Join us for a full day artist led workshop discovering the ideas behind Giuseppe Penone: A Tree in the Wood Exhibition. Draw to discover more about the artworks in the gallery. Enjoy a winter walk...

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Norman Ackroyd In Conversation

17 Feb 2019

Norman Ackroyd CBE RA is one of Britain’s foremost landscape artists and contemporary printmakers working today. He is known for his beautifully soft, sensitively printed aquatint etchings which...

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Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Tuesdays in Half Term

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. Always outdoors, Come...

Free

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The Trees from the Wood: Family Drawing

24 Feb 2019

Drop into our light filled underground gallery for free inspiring and imaginative family drawing activities. Supported by an artist, compose, capture and stretch your thinking through drawing ideas...

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Giuseppe Penone: In Conversation

1 Mar 2019

Join Giuseppe Penone, one of the most eminent artists working today as he discusses his work, influences and the inspiration behind his YSP exhibition A Tree in The Wood with YSP’s Director of...

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Hot & Cold Sheet Metal

8 May–12 May 2019

Led by Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham, this five-day course allows you to experiment with different welding and cutting techniques, and gives you the opportunity to realise a quality piece of work....

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Diversity within the Arts: Inclusion and Intersectionality

17 May 2019

An event to bring people together to think about theoretical and practical settings for arts education, and to highlight the importance of using research as a theoretical base for thinking and...

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Wax Casting

18 May–19 May 2019

Led by artist Liadin Cooke, this two-day course will explore the many possibilities of working in wax to create sculpture whilst looking at casting as a method of production. You will make a plaster...

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Sculpting in Plaster

1 Jun–2 Jun 2019

Instructed by sculptor Lewis Robinson, this two-day workshop allows participants to make a plaster sculpture using a range of techniques including creating an armature, casting and carving. Over...

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Relief Stone Carving Course

15 Jun–16 Jun 2019

Led by skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male, this two-day course takes place outside at YSP Learning and is suitable for both novices and the semi-skilled.  Imagery, ideas and reference...

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Midsummer Metal Sculpture Course

22 Jun–23 Jun 2019

Led by Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham, you will have the opportunity to explore the use of metal to draw and divide space. It may be helpful to bring along some ideas for a piece of work you...

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Stone Carving Sculpture Course

3–7 Jul & 14–18 Aug 2019

Work with skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male on this five-day course to learn stone carving techniques with plenty of time to develop and refine your skills, and create your own stone...

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Relief Wood Carving Course

20 Jul–21 Jul 2019

Led by Tim Norris, this two-day course provides an introduction to the techniques of carving wood to make a relief sculpture. Tim specialises in large scale outdoor sculptural work and also runs...

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Stone Letter Carving

26 Jul–28 Jul 2019

Led by skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male, this three-day course takes place outdoors at YSP Learning and gives first-time participants a practical, hands-on start in the discipline. Participants...

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Wood Carving Course

7 Aug–11 Aug 2019

Guided by expert wood carver Arthur De Mowbray, journey through the various techniques of carving wood to make a sculptural carving on this five-day course. You are able to bring drawings or images...

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Stone Carving Extended Practice

4 Sep–8 Sep 2019

Work with skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male over the five-day course to learn the techniques of carving stone to develop and refine your stone carving skills. The course will use Indian...

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Winter Metal

16 Nov–17 Nov 2019

Work with master metalwork sculptors Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham to explore the use of metal to draw and divide space. Includes demonstration of tools, machines and their functions, including...

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