List of Current exhibitions

  1. Anatomical sculpture of a pregnant woman and fetus in the parkland at YSP.
    Now showing

    Damien Hirst

    Visit the Country Park to see four major sculptures by Damien Hirst.
  2. A large bronze sculpture of a woman wearing a draped robe with her arms outstretched.
    Now showing

    Daniel Arsham: Relics in the Landscape

    YSP presents the first UK museum display of work by the highly acclaimed North American artist Daniel Arsham.
  3. Blue handbag with legs underneath a blue sky
    Now showing

    Erwin Wurm: Trap of the Truth

    This major exhibition is Erwin Wurm’s first museum show in the UK and presents sculpture, painting, photographs, video and drawings.
  4. A ceramic face with it's tongue out, with green leaf-like hair.
    Now showing

    Jonathan Baldock: Touch Wood

    Jonathan Baldock is a British artist who works across sculpture, installation and performance. His work is saturated with humour and wit, as well as an uncanny, macabre quality that channels his longstanding interest in myth and folklore.
  5. A pair of stacked silver rings
    Now showing

    MADE

    MADE is YSP Shop's changing programme of contemporary craft and jewellery, which showcases the work of established and up-and-coming artists, designers and makers.

Future exhibitions

  1. A group of carved wooden houses
    Upcoming

    Yukihiro Akama: Basho no Kankaku – A Sense of Place 場所の感覚

    Basho no Kankaku – A Sense of Place 場所の感覚 will be Yukihiro Akama’s largest exhibition to date. It will showcase a new collection of beautiful, intricately carved wooden houses of various sizes alongside a series of architectural technical drawings and mini prints.
  2. A display of seven ceramic heads on a white plinth
    Upcoming

    Leilah Babirye: Obumu (Unity)

    Leilah Babirye’s Obumu (Unity) exhibition will feature new sculptures made at YSP specifically for this exhibition, largely from materials found onsite.
  3. A woman with long blonde hair working on a piece of metal at a workspace.
    Upcoming

    Yorkshire Artspace: Maker Showcase

    YSP and Yorkshire Artspace have collaborated to showcase work by 17 exceptional makers in YSP Centre, spanning contemporary ceramics, silversmithing, jewellery and leather work.
  4. A sculpture of a woman with a giant cows head.
    Upcoming

    Bharti Kher: Alchemies

    Headlining YSP’s 2024 programme is a major exhibition by one of the world’s leading contemporary artists, Bharti Kher. In her most extensive UK museum presentation to date, curated across the Underground Gallery and surrounding gardens, Kher centres the female body through sculpture.
  5. A painting of a bowl of fruit on a checked table cloth.
    Upcoming

    Carol Douglas - Actually I Can

    This summer, YSP will present a body of work by painter Carol Douglas, who is based in York. Douglas paints with acrylics, applying it with rollers rather than the traditional paint brush, building up layer after layer in a palette of warm greys, browns and mustards.
  6. A bronze sculpture of a horse lying down.
    Upcoming

    Elisabeth Frink: Natural Connection

    This exhibition is drawn from the YSP collection: bronzes, plasters and works on paper in The Weston Gallery share different aspects of Frink’s exceptional output as well as insight into her process.
  7. Upcoming

    Deborah Rundle

    From Autumn 2024
    Following her residency in 2022, Deborah Rundle will share work created as a result of her research at YSP. The focus of her time in Yorkshire was an investigation into the intriguing history of Ann Ellis, who in 1875 led a group of 9,000 weavers on strike action in Dewsbury.
  8. A lithograph print of a garden in shades of yellow and green
    Upcoming

    Sarah Kirby

    Sarah Kirby is a linocut printmaker. She uses oil-based inks to create original prints with a bold graphic quality that are inspired by public spaces, buildings, gardening, plants and trees.