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Chiharu Shiota: Beyond Time

Awe-inspiring installation on display until 4 November 2018

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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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Art, Games and Play: Don Pavey and other Collections

24 Mar–27 Nov 2018

Calling upon a range of visual materials and other items held in the National Arts Exhibition Archive (NAEA), this exhibition celebrates the close relationship between art, games and play. Open...

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Chiharu Shiota: Beyond Time

30 Mar–4 Nov 2018

Acclaimed installation and performance artist Chiharu Shiota has created an awe-inspiring, site-specific installation of thread within the beautiful 18th-century Chapel. 

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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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MADE

10 Sep–28 Oct 2018

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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Joan Miró

29 Sep–4 Nov 2018

In collaboration with the artist’s foundation and family, YSP is proud to present a small selection of extremely rare limited edition prints by Joan Miró, giving a unique opportunity to...

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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.

Future Exhibitions

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Alice Irwin: A Life Lived with Play

27 Oct–4 Nov 2018

Alice Irwin is a recent MA graduate in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art. Working with themes and imagery drawn from childhood memories, she creates bold and distinctive work in a practice...

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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...

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Kimsooja: To Breathe

30 Mar–3 Nov 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

Known internationally for their highly engaging and profound projects that raise awareness of important issues in the world today, Thukral and Tagra continue their ongoing investigation into...

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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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Ella Doran: From Sheep to Seat

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–29 Sep 2019

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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Little Explorers for Under 5s

25 Oct 2018

Fun awaits in the Hidden Forest on the last Thursday of each month. Jump, laugh, make, sing and play beneath the trees in our outdoor space especially for our youngest visitors.  – This...

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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...

Free

Members Only

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YSP Members: Decommissioning of 'The Horse is a Noble Animal'

26 Oct 2018

YSP is thrilled to offer a small number of YSP Friends and Patrons the unique opportunity to experience the decomissioning of Marcia Farquhar's The Horse is a Noble Animal. This iconic work...

Free

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Art & Landscape Tour

28 Oct 2018

Join YSP volunteers for a guided walk and talk exploring the art and sculpture in the landscape at YSP. – Meet at YSP Centre Information Desk  – Outdoor clothes and sturdy...

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Let's Draw!

28 Oct 2018

Celebrate the art of drawing at this family-focused session. Play drawing games, challenge yourself with drawing missions and uncover new drawing ideas alongside artist Natalie Bellingham....

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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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Walk & Play YSP

31 Oct 2018

Artists Idit Nathan and Helen Stratford have invented some playful walking activities for your family to try. Borrow a free set of Walk & Play YSP cards to explore the Park in fresh,...

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Forest Fridays – Autumnal Bushcraft Day for Families

2 Nov 2018

Take an autumnal stroll to visit Giuseppe Penone: A Tree in The Wood and learn about how he uses the world around us to make his spellbinding work. Enjoy spending time in our Hidden Forest as you...

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Life Lived with Play: Family Printmaking Workshop

3 Nov 2018

A unique opportunity for you and your family to spend the day with visiting artist Alice Irwin. Explore her vibrant and colorful prints and sculptures, and respond creatively through printmaking...

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Tales from the Gallery – Storytelling for Under 5s

4 Nov 2018–3 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 by our spellbinding...

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Seasonal Family Sculpture Walk: Autumn

11 Nov 2018

Awaken your senses and celebrate the beauty of Autumn at YSP with a family art walk in the park. Guided by artist Natalie Bellingham, we'll discover sculptures and nature, collecting objects...

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Winter Metal

17 Nov–18 Nov 2018

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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Still Looking: Mindfulness and Art

18 Nov 2018

Explore Penone’s fascination with breath, touch, growth and movement using mindful approaches to look at his work in the galleries.   Still Looking involves guided mindful meditation to...

Free

Event

Where the Sky Meets the Land: Family Drawing

18 Nov 2018

Drop into our Longside Gallery for free inspiring and imaginative family drawing activities. Supported by an artist, learn new drawing skills, discover new drawing ideas and explore Sean Scully...

Members Only

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YSP Members: Castle Howard at Christmas with Sculpture Talk and Tour

19 Nov 2018

A chance to visit Castle Howard at the most magical time of year. This years installation, The Twelve Days of Christmas will be designed and produced by Theatre Producer Charlotte Lloyd Webber &...

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Sunrise in the Skyspace

1 Dec and 8 Dec 2018

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

Free

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Festive Music at YSP

2 Dec–15 Dec 2018

Drop in and enjoy a range of festive music celebrating the winter season. Dates and times below: – 2 Dec / 14.00–15.30 / Cantabile Choir – 9 Dec / from 11.30 / Shepley...

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Festive Wreath Making

2 Dec–9 Dec 2018

Get creative this festive season. Join Faye and her team from The Flower Shop in Ossett to make a personalised wreath for yourself or to give as a gift. Each session lasts 1.5 hours, with a...

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Family Workshop: Festive Tree Decorations

2 Dec 2018

Get your family in the Christmas spirit at this festive tree decoration workshop. Artist Sally Storr will guide you in making Christmas decorations to treasure, taking inspiration from our current...

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Twilight Heritage Walk: Winter Pleasure Grounds

8 Dec 2018

Our experienced Heritage Team will lead you on a winter walk and talk around the Park’s historic landscape. As you stroll, you'll discover its fascinating features and follies by flickering...

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Mister Finch Magical Christmas Workshop

15 Dec 2018

On this one-day course you'll discover the magic behind the intricate textile creations of Mister Finch and learn how to make your own Christmas creation.  The day will start with brief...

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Brass Christmas at YSP with Emley Brass Band

15 Dec and 21 Dec 2018 / From 19.00

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...

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....

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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...

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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