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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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KIMSOOJA : TO BREATHE
Mar 30 - Sep 29, 2019
Kimsooja’s work references and takes inspiration from traditional forms of female labour and craft, such as sewing and weaving, to investigate the role of women. Her work also considers the concept metaphorically, seeing the body as a needle that weaves together the fabric of lives, cultures and cities, celebrating a shared humanity regardless of geographical borders.
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Click to enlargeCRIMINAL ORNAMENTATION: YINKA SHONIBARE
Apr 5 - Jun 16, 2019
Yinka Shonibare CBE has curated a new Arts Council Collection Touring exhibition opening on 5 April 2019.
 
'Criminal Ornamentation' features a number of celebrated artists including Timorous Beasties, Susan Derges, Laura Ford, Ed Lipski, Alexander McQueen, Milena Dragicevic, Lis Rhodes, Bridget Riley, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Caragh Thuring and Bedwyr Williams.

DAMIEN HIRST
Apr 13 - Sep 29, 2019
This summer, Yorkshire Sculpture International presents seven major sculptures by Damien Hirst across Yorkshire. At YSP, four of the works are placed in a newly-revived area of the 18th-century deer park – The Virgin Mother (2005-6), Charity (2002-3), Myth (2010) and The Hat Makes the Man (2004-7).

DAVID SMITH : SCULPTURE 1932–1965
Jun 22, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020

RUTH EWAN & OSCAR MURILLO
Jul 13 - Nov 3, 2019
YSP brings together two projects by artists Ruth Ewan and Oscar Murillo that explore the continued vital role of a creative approach to child development.

ALFREDO JAAR : THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL
From 21 September 2019
Widely regarded as one of the world’s most politically engaging yet poetic artists, Jaar addresses humanitarian trauma, inequalities and injustices around the world.
The original version of this work was displayed outside the Underground Gallery. Generously donated by the artist and a/political, this iteration of the work sees the cells permanently installed within this young woodland, opening up this area of the Park for the first time. Visitors are invited to walk amongst the trees to discover the hidden structures.

HOLLY HENDRY
Sep 21, 2019 - Apr 19, 2020
Hendry’s practice often focuses on themes of decay, the body, material use and re-use, and she has incorporated these ideas with her fascination with the imitation of life to create her first kinetic sculpture alongside other new work for this exhibition The Dump is Full of Images.

MELVYN EVANS : IMPRINTING THE LAND
Nov 16, 2019 - Feb 23, 2020
Widely exhibited throughout the UK, including at the Royal Academy, the Royal College of Art and Somerset House, the Kent-based artist initially trained as a marine engineer spending time working on submarines, before becoming a professional artist in 1992. Since this time, Evans has developed a signature style of strong, bold imagery, with inspiration coming from artists such as Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious, Henry Moore and the St Ives School. His work is informed by the British coastline, its landscape and working practices. Monuments, chalk figures, coastal paths, fishing boats, and Thames barges all play a part in the artist’s work, evoking a sense of place by recognisable landmarks and the use of a carefully considered colour palette.

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