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Alfredo Jaar: The Garden of Good and Evil

Major solo exhibition running until 8 April 2018

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Tony Cragg: A Rare Category of Objects

See open-air works until March 2018

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Ed Kluz: Sheer Folly – Fanciful Buildings of Britain

The artist's largest solo exhibition to date

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Current Exhibitions


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. 


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...


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...



6 Nov 2017–25 Feb 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. 


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...

Future Exhibitions


Revolt & Revolutions: An Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition

6 Jan–15 Apr 2018

Creativity has long been associated with vanguard ideas: art and music can give a voice to the unheard, power to the vulnerable and celebrate the human capacity for positive action, even in...


Art, Games and Play: Don Pavey and other Collections

24 Mar–2 Sep 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. 


Chiharu Shiota

30 Mar–2 Sep 2018

Acclaimed installation and performance artist Chiharu Shiota will create an awe-inspiring, site-specific installation of thread within the beautiful 18th-century Chapel in spring 2018. 


In My Shoes: Art and the Self since the 1990s

30 Mar–17 Jun 2018

Self-portraiture maintains an enduring presence throughout art history; in recent years artists have revolutionised and extended the genre by incorporating action, performance, narrative and...



Brass Christmas

Dates available until 22 Dec 2017

Join us for Brass Christmas which is now in its 7th year at YSP. Enjoy a glass of black cherry Prosecco in YSP Centre as Emley Brass Band play and visit YSP shop for last-minute Christmas shopping!...


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, talking and gaining some insight into the things that are on your mind. There is time for informal talking as we walk as...


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...


Ed Kluz: In Conversation

10 Feb 2018

Chaired by Caroline Stanford, Historian & Head of Engagement at The Landmark Trust, Ed Kluz and Olivia Horsfall Turner are in conversation to discuss Kluz's new book The Lost House Revisited....


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 &...


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

17 Feb 2018

'This was one of the best evenings I have had for a very long time.' An artist-curated cabaret evening with artist Jonny Hannah and friends. The Darktown Cabaret returns to YSP...


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...


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.  –...


YSP Members: Fruit Tree Pruning Masterclass

23 Feb 2018

Join YSP's Head Gardener, Terry Lee, for a demonstration on the winter pruning of our historic fruit trees. Gain an insight into the behind-the-scenes work of the Estates Team and take this...


Let's Play Vinyl: Heritage HiFi at YSP

3 Mar 2018

YSP is delighted to invite Let’s Go Yorkshire and selector Paul Huxtable, to play a selection of his favourite vintage reggae music – strictly vinyl...


Rest is Radical

Dates available until 12 Mar 2018

12 March–18 March 2018   Escape from the stresses of everyday life and practice some guilt-free time wasting.   Embrace being unproductive with a few mindful minutes of relaxation...


Mindful Walking

13 Mar 2018

As part of Museums Health and Wellbeing Week 2018, join us for a gentle and mindful walk around YSP with experienced practitioner Sally Edward from Kindmind.   Walking is a great way to get a...


Sculpture After Dark

15 Mar 2018

Experience the YSP landscape out of hours, as part of Museums Health and Wellbeing Week 2018.   Explore sculptures by torchlight and have a go at making a shadow sculpture outside with a...


Pick ‘n’ Mix Portraits: Family Photography Workshop

17 Mar 2018

There are so many different ways of creating an interesting photograph. Which one will you pick to represent who you are?   YSP invites families to work with artist Pui Lee in playful...


The Tinker Project: Family Sculpture Workshop

18 Mar 2018

In this playful workshop you will tinker and transform everyday objects into new and exciting sculptures. What will you take apart? A toaster, a speaker or maybe even a vacuum cleaner. Led by...


Artist Talk: Alfredo Jaar – It Is Difficult

22 Mar 2018

A powerful and captivating speaker, Alfredo Jaar discusses the inspiration behind his most recent projects, including the creation of The Garden of Good and Evil and his YSP exhibition.   Jaar...


Hot & Cold Sheet Metal

Dates available until 9 May 2018

Led by Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham, this five-day Hot & Cold Sheet Metal course allows you to experiment with different welding and cutting techniques and gives you the opportunity to realise a...


Sculpture Skills: Wax Casting

Dates available until 12 May 2018

Led by artist Liadin Cooke, this two day wax course takes place in Unit 9, Longside at YSP. During this time, participants will get the chance to explore the possibilities of working in wax to create...


The ARTcart

Dates available until 30 May 2018

Roll up, roll up, the ARTcart is popping up again on 30 May! Take part in some art making, art thinking and art playing with your family. Look out for us as we move throughout the park – just...


Sculpture Skills: Sculpting in Plaster

Dates available until 9 Jun 2018

Led by sculptor Lewis Robinson, this two-day workshop will allow participants to create free-standing tabletop sculptures in plaster using wire armatures. The first part of the course will cover...


Stone Relief Carving Course

16 Jun 2018

Led by artist Marcia Bennett-Male, this two day course takes place outdoors on the YSP Learning Site. The Park has been successfully running workshops for several years where a completed relief...


Midsummer Metal

Dates available until 23 Jun 2018

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...


Art and Social for over 55s

Dates available until 28 Jun 2018

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...


Sculpture Skills: Wood Carving

Dates available until 21 Jul 2018

On this two day course you will learn a wide range of woodworking techniques to carve a relief sculpture in beautiful lime, felled at YSP. This wood has a fine grain and is ideally suited for...


Stone Letter Cutting Course

28 Jul 2018

Led by artist Marcia Bennett-Male, this two day course takes place outdoors on the YSP Learning Site. The letter cutting course is structured to give first time participants a practical, hands on...


Bronze Casting

Dates available until 1 Aug 2018

We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to complete a five-day bronze casting course that simplifies the process, enabling the participant to learn complex casting techniques. There is a...


Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Dates available until 28 Aug 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...


Stone Carving

Dates available until 5 Sep 2018

Led by Marcia Bennett-Male, these five-day Stone Carving courses are open to all levels. The majority of participants are first time carvers together with experienced artists who want to...


Winter Metal

Dates available until 17 Nov 2018

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


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