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Make art using bits and pieces at Yorkshire Sculpture Park this half term

03 Feb 2017

Enjoy fresh air and fun at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) this February. Half term visitors can take part in an exciting family sculpture workshop; explore 500 acres of rolling countryside, lakes and woodland; and enjoy three fascinating exhibitions.
Bring your budding artists to the Park on Wednesday 15 February for the Family Sculpture Workshop: Bits and Pieces (10.30–12.30 & 13.30–15.30 / £3). Create your very own collages and sculpture, inspired by artist Tony Cragg, by stacking, balancing, cutting and gluing. Using ‘bits and pieces’, including plastic pieces and found objects from nature, your artwork will celebrate connections between man-made and natural materials.
Run, jump and skip on the grass! There’s over 500 acres of stunning Yorkshire countryside to explore, with exciting, interesting and intriguing sculptures by world-famous artists to discover. You’ll find something new around every corner, including hidden features and follies around the lakes and Roger Hiorns’ spectacular blue crystal room, Seizure (2008/2013).
Bringing the outdoors in, see a beautiful collection of prints by painter and printmaker Angela Harding, inspired by British birds and animals in their natural landscapes. All works in Harding’s exhibition, Flights of Memory (until 26 February 2017), are available to buy. A special range of merchandise designed by the artist also accompanies the show and is available exclusively from YSP Shop.

See art from the Middle East and North Africa in an innovative new exhibition, Beyond Boundaries: Art by Email (until 5 March 2017). The show, which includes a 3D printed sculpture, gives a platform to artists who can’t physically visit the Park and celebrates the notion that ideas and art can travel even if people cannot. Pick up a family activity card to help kids to explore the show.
South African artist James Webb’s powerful exhibition We Listen for the Future (until 5 March 2017), brings the extraordinary percussion of beating hands, the unfamiliar sounds of jackals and foreign birdsong, and the unnerving noise of barely audible heartbeats to the Chapel and open air. An activity bag in the gallery contains interesting items to help families to discover different sights and sounds.
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.
Open daily 10.00–17.00. Admission free. Parking charges apply.

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Courtesy Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photo © Jonty Wilde

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Marialuisa Tadei, Night and Day, 2009 (detail). Courtesy the artist and YSP. Photo © Jonty Wilde

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Seizure, 2008/2013 courtesy the artist and the Arts Council Collection. Photo Nigel Roddis

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Angela Harding, Shippen Curlew. Courtesy the artist and YSP

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Bnar Sardar, The Garden of Eden is likely to disappear, 2015. Courtesy the artist, YSP and ArtRole

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Untitled (with the sound of its own making), 2016. Courtesy the artist, blank projects, Galerie Imane Fare`s and YSP. Photo © Jonty Wilde

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