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Enjoy a packed Easter at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

26 Feb 2018

From protest and craftivism to meditation and making, enjoy a packed Easter at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), with three brand new exhibitions and exciting events and activities in the open air for all the family.
 
Be one of the first to see Beyond Time, an awe-inspiring installation of woollen thread by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota (30 Mar–2 Sep), in YSP’s beautiful 18th-century Chapel. Explore how UK-based artists have represented themselves in their work since the 1990s in In My Shoes: Art and the Self since the 1990s (30 Mar–17 Jun). Also, discover the important role of play in art education through Art, Games and Play: Don Pavey and Other Collections in the NAEA Gallery (24 Mar–2 Sep).
 
Be a Voice for Change on 12 April (11.00–16.00 / Free) in our family day of demonstration, inspired by the Revolt & Revolutions exhibition. Join us for pop-up poetry with Wakefield-born wordsmith Matt Abbott; create placards at the Protest ARTcart; take part in your own ‘craftivism’ in response to the In My Shoes exhibition; and younger protesters can drop in to our under 5s Hidden Forest Open Day (also open on 5 Apr / 11.00–16.00) to explore their right to play.
 
Tired out by all that protest? Why not Move, Make and Mediate on Slow Art Day (14 Apr / 11.00 & 14.00 / £3)? Take a mindful walk using all your senses, enjoy creative making, 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!
 
Immerse yourself in an imaginative world of Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine (3 & 10 April, 11.00 & 13.30 / £3). Work and play together to stack, balance, join and arrange to create your very own sculptures. Fantastic fun also includes our Make Yourself at Home: Family Studio Space (1–3 & 8–10 Apr / 11.00–15.30 / Free), where you can imagine, draw, construct, play and, most importantly, have fun in our free family space.
 
There’s also a last chance to see visually and emotionally stunning installations by pioneering Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar, in the Underground Gallery and open air (until 8 Apr); and to feel empowered by the work of artists who seek to make a difference in Revolt & Revolutions (until 15 Apr) in the Bothy Gallery.
 
Don’t forget to visit YSP Shop for exclusive exhibition merchandise and a distinctive selection of products from international artists, contemporary designers and talented makers. Then grab a bite to eat at YSP Restaurant with delicious locally sourced, seasonal food and stunning views of the Henry Moore bronzes in the Country Park.
 
YSP is open daily over the Easter weekend and school holidays, from 10.00am to 6.00pm. Admission is free but parking charges apply. 

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Courtesy Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photo © Charlotte Graham

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Chiharu Shiota, Uncertain Journey, 2016. Blain Southern, Berlin, Germany. Installation, metal frames, red wool. Photo Christian Gla¨ser. Copyright VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2017 and the artist

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Courtesy Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photo © Charlotte Graham

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Sarah Lucas, Eating a Banana (1990), from Self-Portraits 1990-98. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist 2018

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Courtesy Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photo © Charlotte Graham

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Art, Games and Play. Courtesy the Franz Cizek Collection. Photo © Sarah Beaumont

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