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
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Not Vital, Moon, 2015. Stainless steel, 320cm. Courtesy the artist and YSP. Photo © Jonty Wilde

Not Vital

  • 21 May 2016 — 2 January 2017 *on now

Internationally renowned as a leading sculptor, this is Not Vital’s first major exhibition in the UK. With studios in the tiny Swiss village of Sent and Beijing, China, as well as homes in Rio de Janeiro and Niger, the exhibition reflects Vital's nomadic and diverse practice, including paintings and works on paper, indoor pieces made from plaster, silver, gold, marble, glass and coal, and outdoor sculptures in stainless steel and bronze.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/exhibitions/not-vital

Angela Harding: Flights of Memory

  • 19 November 2016 — 26 February 2017 *on now

Angela Harding is an established painter and printmaker who works from her rural studio in Wing, Rutland. Recurring inspirations are the changing seasons and the flora and fauna of the British countryside, from which her work expresses the mood and atmosphere of the landscape. Harding principally works in block print, combining vinyl or lino with layered coloured silkscreen, which gives a strong graphic emphasis to the work.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/exhibitions/angela-harding-flights-of-memory

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.
Observing Sculpture

Still Looking: Mindfulness and art

  • 11 December 2016 10am-12pm
  • 8 January 2017 10am-12pm

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 artworks in the galleries and the open air – and if that’s not enough of a treat it’s all rounded off with tasty refreshments and time to share your experiences (or keep them to yourself if you prefer!)

Quotes from participants:
‘An extraordinary experience that should be offered to all!’
‘Such a positive experience, becoming calmer and more mindful I was ready to look and see sculpture in a more meaningful way.’

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets £20.00

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/still-looking-mindfulness-and-art

YSP Social club

Art and Social for over 55s

  • 29 December 2016 2-4pm
  • 26 January 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

Yoga day at YSP

Recharge: Yoga Retreat

  • 29 January 2017 From 10am
  • 26 February 2017 From 10am

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.

Admission

Tickets £65.00

Website

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

Sunrise in the Skyspace

Sunrise in the Skyspace

  • 3 December 2016 6:30-9am *on now
  • 10 December 2016 6:30-9am

Created by American artist James Turrell, 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 sun rises, you'll experience a heightened vision of the sky in a place of contemplation and revelation, harnessing the changing light of the Yorkshire sky. The sunrise is followed by breakfast and fresh coffee in YSP Restaurant.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £25.00
Children £15.00

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/sunrise-in-the-skyspace

YSP in Winter

Twilight Heritage Walk: Winter Pleasure Grounds

  • 10 December 2016 From 2pm

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 a warm winter drink and treat.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults £8.50
Children £6.50

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/twilight-heritage-walk-winter-pleasure-grounds

Burns Night

Burns Night

  • 25 January 2017 5-10pm

Celebrate Burns Night in style with a Scottish dinner for family and friends including sounds of the bagpipes, ceilidh music, toasting the haggis, and Robert Burns' poetry.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £35.00
Children £17.00
Concessions £31.50

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/burns-night

Flamenco Dancer

Tapas Evening

  • 11 February 2017 7-11pm

Experience the true taste of Spain with a tapas dinner showcasing fabulous Spanish ingredients and recipes. The meal is accompanied by live flamenco guitar and followed by the special flamenco performance from Flamenco De Leeds. A perfect way to celebrate the month of love the Spanish way, with fiesta, passion and sharing food.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults £35.00
Children £17.50
Concessions £31.50

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/tapas-evening

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Education Resource Packs

In addition to free information, YSP Education offers Resource packs to assist teachers and groups leaders in planning visits to YSP or for work in school. The Education Resource Pack (£10+VAT) includes supporting material exploring the outdoor collection, Access Sculpture Trail and other areas. The Curriculum Resource Pack (£5+VAT) provides support for QCA guidelines which can be used for long-distance learning and work in schools as well as for visits to YSP.

How to obtain

For free information or to order Education resource pack please contact Education on 01924 830642

Artist-led group activities

Over many years YSP has organised and developed a range of artist-led activities aimed at providing an enhanced focus and stimulus for visiting pupils and students. Activities are available for groups of all ages and abilities and include; workshop/study days, guided tours, slide talks and lectures, and Inset/professional training days. All activities can provide a general introduction to sculpture or can be tailored to meet individual group interests.

How to obtain

All visits must be booked with YSP Education. For visits for artist-led activities please book well in advance to avoid disappointment. For further information on activities, costs, and availability please contact Education on 01924 830642.

Heritage Tours

Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s new team of Heritage Volunteers will be leading free, guided heritage tours around the YSP landscape at weekends from February. Tours will take visitors from the YSP Visitor Centre, into the fascinating, historical landscape, and will explore the stories that have defined the area over the last one thousand years.

Creator

  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park

How to obtain

Tours are free and start at 2:00pm on the Visitor Centre concourse

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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