Press Story

17 November 2023 18 February 2024

The Chapel

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) in West Bretton has launched a new interactive light and sound artwork to brighten up this winter.

Light Organ has been installed in YSP’s Chapel and will be open until Sunday 18 February 2024, as part of the Wakefield’s Light Up 2023 programme.

Audiences of all ages are invited to sing, talk and clap into microphones to activate Light Organ – a series of elegant pipes that transform the noises into a sculptural display of colourful, glowing lights. Created by artists Akeelah Bertram and Adam Glatherine with creative technologist Simon Fletcher, Light Organ is a beautiful, vibrant work that allows visitors of all ages and abilities to interact with something very uplifting and playful – perfect for the winter months.

“We are delighted to be part of the 2023 Light Up Wakefield weekend and the Light Organ is the perfect introduction to art that can be enjoyed by all ages. The Light Organ allows people to create their own personal light show and demonstrates that art really does come in all shapes, sizes and, in this case, sound.”

- Sarah Coulson, Deputy Curator at YSP

“We wanted to create something uplifting and playful to encourage people to experiment and share our love of light and sound.”

- Artist and joint creator Akeelah Bertram

Light Organ at YSP is supported with a Culture Grant by Wakefield Council, as part of Light Up Wakefield 2023 and Our Year – Wakefield District 2024. This grant helps established arts, culture, creative and heritage organisations, such as YSP, to enhance their community connections across Wakefield district.

Press enquiries

Deborah Hastie, PR Consultant, YSP / +44 (0)7799 575 558 /

Kirsty Young, Head of Marketing and PR, YSP / +44 (0)1924 832 515 /

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Listings information

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG

Near Wakefield and Barnsley – M1 Junction 38

+44 (0)1924 832631 | | @YSPsculpture

From 6 November–24 March, YSP is closed on Mondays (excluding school and Bank Holidays) and 24–25 December.

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