new exhibitions
YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK

West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG
01924 832 631

www.ysp.co.uk
info@ysp.co.uk

Grounds 10-6, Galleries 10-5

1 mile from M1 junction 38 Wakefield Westgate

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ALFREDO JAAR
Oct 14, 2017 - Apr 8, 2018
At YSP, seminal installations transform the Underground Gallery and its open-air concourse.
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ED KLUZ : SHEER FOLLY – FANCIFUL BUILDINGS
Nov 11, 2017 - Feb 25, 2018 FINAL WEEK
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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Click to enlargeALFREDO JAAR – IT IS DIFFICULT
Mar 22, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm talk/event
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 is known as of one of the most uncompromising, compelling, and innovative artists working today. Born in Chile and now living and working in New York, Jaar’s provocative projects have been shown all over the world. This event presents a rare opportunity to hear the artist talk about his experience and profound practice, which spans across film, photography and installation to cast light on aspects of current world affairs that are seldom explored in international news reporting.
 
Further details
– Please meet at YSP Centre 10 minutes before the start time
– Refreshments and light snacks are available to purchase from YSP
– Free parking is available
– Tickets for this event are non-refundable
Book online at ysp.org.uk/events/artist-talk-alfredo-jaar-it-is-difficult
Tickets are £10 for adults and children and £8 for YSP members.

ART, GAMES AND PLAY : DON PAVEY AND OTHER COLLECTIONS
Mar 24 - Sep 2, 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.

IN MY SHOES : ART AND THE SELF SINCE THE 1990S
Mar 30 - Jun 17, 2018
An Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition.
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 explorations of identity.

CHIHARU SHIOTA : BEYOND TIME
Mar 30 - Sep 2, 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.

MAKE, MOVE AND MEDITATE ON SLOW ART DAY
Apr 14, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm talk/event
To celebrate Slow Art Day, take time to look slowly at Chiharu Shiota’s installation Beyond Time in the Chapel.
 
On our way to the chapel we will take a mindful walk using all our senses. We will also enjoy some creative activities, try family yoga, and end with a meditation to calm and focus the mind.
 
A lovely way to participate in Slow Art Day for anyone aged 6 to 106!
 
– Please meet at YSP Centre for a prompt start
– Aimed at age 6+. Children must have a participating adult with them
– Tickets for this event are non-refundable
Book online at ysp.org.uk/events/move-make-and-meditate-on-slow-art-day
Tickets are £3.

COMMON GROUND
May 5 - Sep 2, 2018
The radical and vital work of Common Ground – the Dorset-based arts and environmental charity – is presented through archive material in the Garden Gallery as part of a continued collaboration.

STILL LOOKING: MINDFULNESS AND ART
Jun 10, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm talk/event
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!). Still Looking is developed and delivered in partnership with Sally Edwards, Kindmind.
 
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+
– No previous experience necessary
– Free parking and refreshments included
– Weather permitting, we will spend time being still outdoors so please dress appropriately
– Most sessions are fully accessible, but please contact is to discuss your mobility needs
– Cancellations are subject to fees – see here for more details
– Meet at the YSP Café which is a 10-minute walk from the YSP Centre – nearest car park is off Park Lane in West Bretton
Please book online at ysp.org.uk/events/still-looking-mindfulness-and-art
Tickets cost £20.

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