About Curiosity & Wonder

Spark your imagination and create shared moments of delight at YSP.

Curiosity & Wonder was a packed programme of events and activities for all ages, exploring materials, the lifelong importance of play and engaging with the world around us in imaginative ways. Sparking moments of shared creativity, wonder and delight, there was something for everyone to enjoy, with free activities from a family rave, wax and clay sculpting, and live music to huge clouds of bubbles.

All Curiosity & Wonder daytime activities and events were free and included with YSP admission.


National Play Day
2 August / 11.00–16.00
Explore and play together outdoors with Sculpture Adventures in the Hidden Forest, Outdoor Sculpture Building, and ArtCart family activities.

Family Rave
5 August / 13.00–17.00
Meet under the trees for a gathering of music and dancing to a DJ set of global dance music by sound artist and nature beatboxer Jason Singh.

Sound Walks
6 August / 11.00–12.00 & 14.00–15.00
Slow down and tune in to the fascinating sounds of the natural environment on a walk with sound artist Jason Singh.

Closing Celebration Day
2 September / 11.00–17.00
Come together and experience moments of shared joy on Celebration Days to mark the closing of Curiosity & Wonder. Activities include musical performances, painting and drawing workshops.


Abigail Burt: Lost-Wax for Lost-Species
8 July – 3 September / 10.30–16.00
Mould and shape wax sculptures of endangered animals in this project by Abigail Burt, reflecting on the climate crisis and conservation work.

Roger Hiorns: A Retrospective View of the Pathway
15 July – 3 September / 11.00 & 14.00
Vast clusters of bubbles will blow across the Park promptly twice a day, providing moments of joy and fascination with this playful, interactive artwork.

IOU Sound Wave Collider
15 July – 3 September / 10.00–18.00
This unique listening experience is created from recordings taken across the Park. Five large structures create a collision of interconnecting sounds for visitors to meander through a multi-sensory, immersive installation.

Cat Scott: Inner Horizons
26 August – 10 September / 11.00–16.00
This sculpture explores what it might sound and feel like to be within a bubble. Step inside to become part of the work’s magical, fluid landscape.