About Light Organ
Step into a magical world of light, colour and sound this winter and discover Light Organ.
Visit the historic Chapel to experience this joyful and interactive artwork that brings sound to life with mesmerising colours and patterns of light. Sing, talk and clap into the microphones to activate a series of 40 large pipes that will transform the noises you make into a sculptural display of colourful, glowing lights. Try different sounds, volumes and movements to create your own light and sound experience and light up those dark winter days.
Light Organ is the collaborative invention of local artists Akeelah Bertram, Adam Glatherine and creative technologist Simon Fletcher.
We wanted to create something uplifting and playful to encourage people to experiment and share our love of light and sound.- Akeelah Bertram
Light Organ was created for Bradford Cathedral in 2021, and in 2022 it was a focal point of Leeds Light Night, illuminating Leeds Art Gallery’s Central Court.
Check out our What’s On page to see the full programme of events lined up throughout the exhibition. The Light Organ Lates series will run throughout the Winter, these unique evening events will offer a rare opportunity to visit the park after-hours and spend an evening illuminated by Light Organ as it is activated by artists, poets and musicians to create electrifying performances. Light Organ also featured in this year’s Light Up Wakefield weekend, which invites you to see the city in a whole new light, with an enchanting series of events, installations and projections across the district.
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Supported with a Culture Grant by Wakefield Council, as part of Light Up Wakefield 2023 and Our Year – Wakefield District 2024.
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Festive Tree Decorations Workshop: Jonathan BaldockInspired by the joyous works in Jonathan Baldock’s Weston Gallery exhibition and the uplifting Light Organ in the Chapel, create your own festive decorations thinking about light, joy and colour to hang at home.
Light Organ Late x Aron Kyne and Thabo MkwananziGet your festive season started and join us for a magical evening of light and fire at YSP. See the Light Organ come to life, as it is activated by electrifying performances by musicians Aron Kyne and Thabo Mkwananzi.
School Staff CPD: Light, Sleep and Wellbeing Connection–During the winter while nature rests, join us for a guided visit to the Chapel to explore Light Organ by local artists Akeelah Bertram, Adam Glatherine and creative technologist Simon Fletcher. For all school staff.
Art and Landscape Twilight Tour–As the sun begins to set, end your day at YSP with a memorable twilight guided walk to the Chapel, and enjoy an introduction to Light Organ, a joyful and interactive artwork where you can bring sound to life through light and colour.
Sculpture Baby: Light Organ–Spend creative time with your baby and enjoy this sensory session set in the colourful Light Organ installation in the Chapel.
Tales in the Gallery: Light OrganJoin us on the first Saturday of the month for interactive and immersive storytelling in the gallery, inspired by the magical Light Organ installation in the Chapel.
Light, Sleep and Wellbeing ConnectionDuring the winter while nature rests, join us for a guided visit to the Light Organ - an interactive experience bringing sound and light to our Chapel. We will visit James Turrell’s Skyspace on our journey back to the Visitor Centre, where you will have an opportunity to learn how sleeping well benefits our physical and mental health.
Light Organ Late x Keisha ThompsonJoin us for the last Light Organ Late of our winter season. For this final performance, we will be joined by YSP's Poet in Residence, Keisha Thompson. See the Light Organ come to life, in this final live activation by an electrifying performance of poetry and song, as Keisha joins musicians, Aron Kyne and Thabo Mkwananzi.