Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture that sets out to challenge, inspire, inform and delight.

Changing exhibitions and projects are sited in 500 acres of historic gardens and parkland, five indoor galleries and an award-winning visitor centre.

This stunning setting brings together art and nature for everyone to discover and enjoy.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Summer: 10am-6pm Centre, Shop, Restaurant + Galleries 10-5pm.

Winter: 10am-5pm Centre, Shop, Restaurant + Galleries 10-4pm.

Closed: 24+25 December

Admission charges

Admission free / Parking charges apply
YSP is a charity. Your parking fee supports everything we do.

Additional info

Mobility Scooters are available on free loan. Call 01924 832631 to reserve a scooter.

YSP has eight distinct outdoor 'gallery' spaces located in the 500 acre Bretton Estate. Designed in the 18th and 19th centuries, this varied landscape is a rich environment for some of the best modern and contemporary sculpture created by international artists. YSP presents changing special exhibitions and individual works by eminent artists all year round, so there are always at least 40 sculptures on display in the landscape.

Temporary indoor exhibitions take place in the Underground Gallery, Bothy Gallery, Garden Gallery and Longside Gallery.

Collection details

Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • Henry Moore
  • Barbara Hepworth
  • Anthony Caro
  • Elisabeth Frink
  • Sol LeWitt
  • Antony Gormley
  • Sophie Ryder
  • Winter and Horbelt
  • Andy Goldsworthy
  • James Turrell
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
YSP Social club

Art and Social for over 55s

  • 31 August 2017 2-4pm

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 tell us what you like and we’ll try to make it happen. Whether you come alone or with a friend, we guarantee a warm welcome!

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Tickets £5.00

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/art-and-social-for-over-55s

Minibeasts at YSP

Minibeast Mondays

  • 21 August 2017 From 1pm

Discover and identify these tiny creatures that have made YSP their home. Once discovered draw your minibeasts and notice how they move, scuttle and crawl.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£3.00

Website

https://www.ysp.co.uk/events/minibeast-mondays

Yoga at YSP

Recharge: Yoga Retreat

  • 27 August 2017 10am-4pm

Melt away all your aches, pains, relax your furrowed brow and revive your energy in this special monthly yoga day. The classes will focus on different yoga styles, followed by a delicious lunch and a nourishing afternoon activity – perhaps walking, looking at exhibitions, making art or meditation.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Tickets £75.00

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/-recharge-yoga-retreat

Rana Begum

Exhibition Walk and Talk with Artist Rana Begum

  • 14 September 2017 6:30-7:45pm

Explore Occasional Geometries: Rana Begum Curates the Arts Council Collection after normal opening hours with the Artist and Guest Curator in the gallery as she discusses her practice and her inspiration behind the exhibition. The event is introduced by YSP Senior Curator Dr Helen Pheby.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£6.00

Website

https://www.ysp.co.uk/events/exhibition-walk-and-talk-with-artist-rana-begum

Paper Flower Arranging with Alice Pattullo

Parlour Pastimes: Paper Flower Arranging with Alice Pattullo

  • 16 September 2017 10am-4pm

Alice will introduce different mark-making and print techniques which can be used to produce patterned and textured papers to collage together and work into to make your flowers.

Alice will provide a selection of reference material, to introduce different stylistic approaches to interpreting the flower, from images of patchwork quilts, old gardening books, Victorian scraps and botanical papercuts. You may want to look at the plants in the YSP grounds to work from, or bring your own flowers or images to inspire you.

Alice’s constant inspiration from the stories/ history behind topics could be taken heed of here by looking at the tradition of floriography which allocates a sentiment or meaning to each flower, so that a coded message could be sent with a bouquet in a time when a young woman couldn’t interact in the world without a chaperone.

No need for strong drawing skills - your flowers can be interpreted as literally or abstract as you like depending on your confidence. Pre-made templates can be used to draw around to apply your own decoration to.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£85.00

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/parlour-pastimes-paper-flower-arranging-with-alice-pattullo

Plensa portrait

Jaume Plensa: Artist Talk

  • 11 November 2017 7-8:15pm

Plensa first exhibited at YSP as part of Artranspennine in 1998, showing his bronze sculpture Personal Miraculous Fountain (1993–4) in the Camellia House. He returned to stage one of YSP’s most successful shows in 2011, which was also his first significant UK exhibition

In celebration of this important year, YSP now welcomes a beautiful new seven-metre-high cast iron sculpture Wilsis (2016), overlooking the historic lakes at YSP.

Don't miss this exciting chance to hear one of the most respected and renowned sculptors working today.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Adults £10.00
Children £10.00
YSP Members £8.00

Website

https://www.ysp.co.uk/events/jaume-plensa-artist-talk

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
West Bretton
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF4 4LG
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014 logo: Museums at Night

Website

www.ysp.co.uk

E-mail

General

info@ysp.co.uk

Learning

learning@ysp.co.uk

Press/Marketing

comms@ysp.co.uk

Telephone

Visitor Centre

01924 832631

Learning & Community

01924 832528

Fax

Administration

01924 832600

Learning

01924 832601

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