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Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

28 May–29 Oct 2019

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Introductory Curator Tour: David Smith

22 June 2019

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The Creation of Bretton’s Lakes

22 June 2019

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Current and Future Events

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Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

28 May, 23 Jul–27 Aug & 29 Oct

Immerse yourself in an imaginative world of sculpture making. Work and play together to build sculptures inspired by artists in the Park. Stack, balance, join and arrange. Always outdoors, Come...

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Little Explorers for Under 5s

Last Thursday of the month / 10.30–12.00 & 13.00–14.30

Fun awaits in the Hidden Forest on the Last Thursday of the month, let our artists take you and your little one on an imaginative adventure to visit a sculpture near to the Hidden Forest. Skip, jump...

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Art and Social for over 55s

30 May–31 Oct 2019

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 – tell us what you like and we’ll try to make it...

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Sculpting in Plaster

1 Jun–2 Jun 2019

This event is now sold out. Please email learning@ysp.org.uk to be added to the waiting list. Instructed by sculptor Lewis Robinson, this two-day workshop allows participants to make a...

Free

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Hidden Forest Open Days

Saturdays in school holidays (1 Jun & 27 Jul–31 Aug)

Bring your under-fives to our magical Hidden Forest Open Day, drop-in any time to play, make sculptures, share stories, explore mark-making while under the canopy of some magnificent trees. Every...

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Art & Landscape Tour

Every Sat & Sun (6 Apr–27 Oct) / 11.30–12.30

Join YSP volunteers for a guided walk and talk exploring the art and sculpture in the landscape at YSP. – Meet at YSP Centre Information Desk  – Outdoor clothes and sturdy...

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Criminal Ornamentation: Study Day for Teachers

8 Jun 2019

Arts Council Collection and Yorkshire Sculpture Park invite teachers to join us for a special study day working in gallery contexts and in the open air. Chaired by Susan M Coles, Artist and Arts...

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An Introduction to the Bretton Estate – Walk & Talk

Dates between 6 Apr–19 Oct 2019 / 14.00–15.00

Find out about the fascinating historical aspects of YSP’s grounds, once the location of a vibrant country estate. This hour-long walk focuses on the features and characters associated with the...

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YSP Members: David Smith Behind The Scenes

14 Jun 2019

Join YSP Curator, Sarah Coulson, for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Underground Gallery and open air a week before the opening of major exhibition of works by David Smith. Learn how...

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Relief Stone Carving Course

15 Jun–16 Jun 2019

This event is now sold out. Please email learning@ysp.org.uk to be added to the waiting list. Led by skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male, this two-day course takes place outside at YSP Learning...

Members Only

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Exclusive Tour: David Smith, Sculpture 1932-1965

21 Jun 2019

YSP is delighted to offer the remarkable opportunity to join David Smith’s daughters and co-presidents of his estate, Rebecca and Candida Smith, for an exclusive tour of the major exhibition...

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Midsummer Metal Sculpture Course

22 Jun–23 Jun 2019

Led by Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham, you will have the opportunity to explore the use of metal to draw and divide space. It may be helpful to bring along some ideas for a piece of work you...

Free

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Introductory Curator Tour: David Smith

22 Jun 2019

Mark the launch of the inaugural Yorkshire Sculpture International with a special free tour of YSP’s major exhibition by influential American artist David Smith in the Underground Gallery. Join...

Free

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Introductory Curator Tour: Kimsooja and Damien Hirst

22 Jun 2019

Celebrate the opening day of Yorkshire Sculpture International at YSP with a special free curator tour of our new projects by Kimsooja and Damien Hirst. Join YSP Curator, Sarah Coulson, to explore...

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The Creation of Bretton’s Lakes

22 Jun 2019

A summer heritage walk exploring the beautiful viewpoints around the lakes. Discover the stories that surround their creation, including Sir Thomas Wentworth’s boat the Aurora. Finish your walk...

Free

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Associated Matter: Launch Celebration

22 Jun 2019

Celebrate the launch of Yorkshire Sculpture International at a special preview of the Associated Matter pop-up exhibition, which showcases work by the five Yorkshire-based YSI Associate Artists. Meet...

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Look, Connect, Create: Sculpture and Creativity Early Years CPD for Teachers

24 Jun 2019

YSP and Early Excellence have teamed up to offer a unique CPD opportunity for Reception and KS1 teachers. This expert-led, full-day session explores contemporary art and creativity in the outdoors....

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Margo Selby Creative Weaving Workshop

29 Jun–30 Jun 2019

A creative two-day weaving workshop which is suitable for all levels from complete beginners through to advance weavers who may want to look at their work with a fresh approach or learn a new...

Free

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Associated Matter: Meet the Artists

29 Jun 2019

Drop-in and join the YSI Associate Artists as they present elements of their projects in the Bothy Gallery, including performance and a short screening. Associated Matter is an exhibition of new...

Free

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The ARTcart

25 May, 30 Jun, 21 Jul, 7 & 26 Aug

Roll up, roll up, the ARTcart is popping up again! Take part in some art making, art thinking and art playing with your family. Look out for us as we move throughout the Park – just ask a...

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Stone Carving Sculpture Course

3–7 Jul & 14–18 Aug 2019

Work with skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male on this five-day course to learn stone carving techniques with plenty of time to develop and refine your skills, and create your own stone...

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After Hours Curator Tour: Damien Hirst

11 Jul 2019

This special after-hours tour is a unique opportunity an in-depth exploration of four incredible sculptures in the landscape by Damien Hirst. After the crowds have left for the day, join Director of...

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YSP Members: Exploring the Herbal Garden

12 Jul 2019

Join YSP Head Gardener, Terry Lee, for an exclusive practical introduction to identifying and growing herbs from seed and cuttings. Learn about the rich array of herbs grown and used at YSP, and try...

Free

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To Breathe: Sculptures in the Sky

14 Jul 2019

Join us to create a collaborative outdoor artwork inspired by Kimsooja’s work To Breathe. Create an ever-expanding installation of shimmering rainbows which frame the landscape. Immerse...

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Kimsooja: Artist Talk

18 Jul 2019

Join internationally renowned South Korean artist Kimsooja as she discusses her ideas and practice, revealing the background to her enthralling new YSP Chapel installation, To Breathe. Considering...

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Relief Wood Carving Course

20 Jul–21 Jul 2019

Led by Tim Norris, this two-day course provides an introduction to the techniques of carving wood to make a relief sculpture. Tim specialises in large scale outdoor sculptural work and also runs...

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Afternoon Tea with Diana Beaumont

20 Jul 2019

Enjoy a walk around YSP’s historic lakes followed by afternoon tea in the Camellia House, a remarkable legacy of Diana Beaumont. Discover her interests and the important role she played in the...

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Family Summer YSI Sculpture Walk

21 Jul–21 Aug 2019

Join us for a family summer sculpture walk. Explore the extraordinary sculptures of Yorkshire Sculpture International artists brought to Yorkshire to celebrate where you live. Draw, think and...

Free

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Make Yourself at Home: Family Studio Space

Sun–Tues in Wakefield School Holidays / 11.00–16.00

Pop into our family friendly creative space at YSP Learning. Make, draw, construct, play, imagine and have fun in our Garden Studio. Explore ideas inspired by current exhibitions at YSP and be your...

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Stone Letter Carving

26 Jul–28 Jul 2019

Led by skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male, this three-day course takes place outdoors at YSP Learning and gives first-time participants a practical, hands-on start in the discipline. Participants...

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Wooden Bead Jewellery Workshop with Jane Sedgwick

27 Jul 2019

A creative one-day jewellery workshop with designer and maker Jane Sedgwick.   The day will start with an introduction from Jane about her own practice and inspiration. You will go onto explore...

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Family Workshop: Patterns and Prints with Ella Doran

27–28 Jul 2019 (two-day event) / 11.00–16.00

Join us for a unique weekend workshop led by award-winning designer Ella Doran. Design and create your own lino print, taking inspiration Ella's exhibition Sheep to Seat, Fleece to...

Free

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Farming Stories from Across the Globe

1 Aug 2019

Inspired by Bread, Circuses and TBD by Thukral and Tagra, and working with the National Farmers' Union (NFU), join this timely event to examine issues that affect farmers nationally and...

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Stitched Quilting Workshop with Abigail Booth

3 Aug 2019

Come and join the talented Abigail Booth of Forest + Found and for an introduction to the beautiful art of hand-stitched quilting. This one-day course will introduce you to traditional methods...

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Wood Carving Course

7 Aug–11 Aug 2019

Guided by expert wood carver Arthur De Mowbray, journey through the various techniques of carving wood to make a sculptural carving on this five-day course. You are able to bring drawings or images...

Free

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Family Sculpture Workshop: Homes and Place

10 Aug 2019

Visit our free family creative space in the Bothy Gallery, an historic part of the estate which was once the home of the Head Gardener. Inspired by Richard Woods' ‘land art’ house...

Free

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Kimsooja: Stepping Inside the Sculpture

10 Aug 2019

A rare and exclusive opportunity to experience Kimsooja's A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a Souvenir (2014) from within. This striking architectural sculpture is normally locked but...

Free

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Tarek Atoui: Shuffle Session

10 Aug 2019

Hear Yorkshire Sculpture International artist Tarek Atoui's instruments in the great outdoors. Invited musicians will bring Atoui's instruments to life through their own compositions.

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Family Sculpting Sounds

20 Aug 2019

Be inspired by contemporary artist Tarek Atoui's handmade Instruments, created especially for YSI, and explore the artist's interest in inventing new musical instruments. Listen to an...

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Stone Carving Extended Practice

4 Sep–8 Sep 2019

Work with skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male over the five-day course to learn the techniques of carving stone to develop and refine your stone carving skills. The course will use Indian...

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Collage and Painting Workshop with Ella Doran

7 Sep 2019

This one-day workshop, with artist and designer Ella Doran, will involve drawing from observation and imagination, taking inspiration from the beautiful surroundings of the Park to create your own...

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After Hours Curator Tour: David Smith

12 Sep 2019

Join YSP Curator Sarah Coulson for an exclusive out of hours walk through this major exhibition by David Smith, one of the most singular artists of the 20th century and the pioneer of welded sculpture...

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Loom Weaving Workshop with Wool Couture

14 Sep 2019

In this fun and interactive workshop, the founder and director of Wool Couture, Claire Gelder, will teach you the basics of weaving to enable you to create your very own wall hanging. There will be a...

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The Bretton Pleasure Grounds

14 Sep 2019

Join YSP to mark Heritage Open Days 2019, an annual celebration of England’s architecture and culture. Find out how Bretton Hall’s pleasure grounds were developed for the enjoyment of the...

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The Halls at Bretton

12 Oct 2019

Hear about the early halls that were built on the Bretton Estate and how they link to Henry VIII, Temple Newsam and the Bretton Hall we know today. Explore how the original buildings influenced the...

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Winter Metal

16 Nov–17 Nov 2019

Work with master metalwork sculptors Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham to explore the use of metal to draw and divide space. Includes demonstration of tools, machines and their functions, including...

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Twilight Walk: Winter Pleasure Grounds

7 Dec 2019

Join our Heritage Team on a walk and talk around the Park’s historic lakes and woodland to discover its interesting follies and features by candlelight, as the winter sun sets. –...

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