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West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG
01924 832 631

Grounds 10-6, Galleries 10-5

1 mile from M1 junction 38 Wakefield Westgate

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Jul 15 - Oct 29, 2017 FINAL WEEK
Born in Sylhet, Bangladesh, in 1977 not long after the country’s formation in 1971, she has lived in the UK since 1985 and studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Slade School. Begum describes an early experience that informed her sense of pattern, light and colour as being ‘one particular day as a child in Bangladesh reading the Quran at the local mosque, in a tiny room dappled with morning light. The light and the repetition of recitation, all familiar elements, suddenly came together in a strong feeling of calm and exhilaration. It is one of my strongest memories and the experience of calm and exhilaration is what I try to capture in my work’.
Sharing her unique and sophisticated understanding of composition and response, Begum will curate an individual selection of sculpture, painting and drawing from the 8,000 works held in the Arts Council Collection alongside work by exciting emerging artists active in the UK, not yet in any public collections. An artist book will accompany the exhibition.

Oct 14, 2017 - Apr 8, 2018
At YSP, seminal installations transform the Underground Gallery and its open-air concourse.
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Click to enlargeON THE HEIGHTS
Oct 28 - Dec 3, 2017
On the Heights showcases new work, developed in response to the landscape and heritage of YSP and the Bretton Estate, by artists Miriam Austin, Sam Belinfante, Tom Lovelace and Frances Scott.
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Nov 11, 2017 - Feb 25, 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 and towers that dot the British landscape.
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