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Enjoy an eventful half term at Yorkshire Sculpture Park this October

04 Oct 2016

Build sculptures whatever the weather, show off your photography skills and check out your reflection in a giant stainless steel moon – all at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) this October half term.
The major exhibition by Swiss artist Not Vital continues in the Underground Gallery, Garden Gallery and open air. From a tiny glass snowball to a giant stainless steel moon, the exhibition takes you on a journey through the mountains of Switzerland to outer space! Taking inspiration from Vital’s Patagonian island NotOna re-shape plaster to create your own imaginative island in our Family Sculpture Workshop: An Island Paradise (26.10.16 / 10.00–12.30 & 13.30–16.00 / £3 / Suitable for age 6+).
Whatever the weather immerse yourself in an imaginative world inspired by the artwork at YSP and build sculptures outdoors as a family with Come Rain, Come Shine (25.10.16 / 11.00–12.00 & 13.30–14.30 / £3 / Suitable for all ages). Budding photographers can join Frame, Focus, Shoot (29.10.16 / 11.00–13.00 & 14.00–16.00 / £3 / Suitable for age 6+) to learn from local photographer David Lindsay and curate a series of your very own shots.
South African artist James Webb brings the unfamiliar sounds of jackals and foreign birdsong to the open air; and the extraordinary noise of beating hands and barely audible heartbeats to the 18th century Chapel, in brand new exhibition We Listen for the Future. Family visitors can pick up an activity bag in the gallery and explore the different sounds using fun props and activities.
Other exhibitions around the Park include Kate Daudy’s positive and thought-provoking messages across the walls around the Park; and original drawings and a limited edition by David Shrigley in YSP Centre.
It’s also the last chance to see Editions and Objects: YSP Presents St Jude’s, a unique group exhibition showcasing the best in contemporary UK art and design, until 30 October 2016. On the penultimate day, spend An Afternoon with St Jude’s Artists (29.10.16 / 14.00–16.00 / Free / Drop In) and meet exhibiting artists, including Angie Lewin, Mark Hearld and Emily Sutton.
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 7 days a week from 10.00–18.00 (until 30 October 2016), 10.00–17.00 (from 31 October 2016) and admission is free.

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Courtesy Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photo © Jonty Wilde

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Not Vital, Moon, 2015. Stainless steel, 320cm. Courtesy the artist and YSP. Photo © Jonty Wilde

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James Webb, We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far (Yorkshire Sculpture Park), 2012. Courtesy the artist, blank projects, Galerie Imane Farès and YSP. Photo © Jonty Wilde

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