new exhibitions
YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK

West Bretton, Wakefield WF4 4LG
01924 832 631

www.ysp.co.uk
info@ysp.co.uk

Grounds 10-6, Galleries 10-5

1 mile from M1 junction 38 Wakefield Westgate

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GUISEPPE PENONE : A TREE IN THE WOOD
May 26, 2018 - Apr 28, 2019
Penone's poetic practice embodies a lifelong exploration of the complex and fundamental relationships between body, nature, memory, time and art.

Click to enlargeSTILL LOOKING: MINDFULNESS AND ART
Jun 10, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm talk/event
A new way to take a bit of time out for yourself and enjoy experiencing art mindfully. Learn how to use mindfulness practices to move from being a passive observer to more active engagement with artworks in the galleries and the open air – and if that’s not enough of a treat it’s all rounded off with tasty refreshments and time to share your experiences (or keep them to yourself if you prefer!). Still Looking is developed and delivered in partnership with Sally Edwards, Kindmind.
 
Quotes from participants:
‘An extraordinary experience that should be offered to all!’
‘Such a positive experience, becoming calmer and more mindful I was ready to look and see sculpture in a more meaningful way.’
 
– Suitable for 18+
– No previous experience necessary
– Free parking and refreshments included
– Weather permitting, we will spend time being still outdoors so please dress appropriately
– Most sessions are fully accessible, but please contact is to discuss your mobility needs
– Cancellations are subject to fees – see here for more details
– Meet at the YSP Café which is a 10-minute walk from the YSP Centre – nearest car park is off Park Lane in West Bretton
Please book online at ysp.org.uk/events/still-looking-mindfulness-and-art
Tickets cost £20.

KATRINA PALMER : THE COFFIN JUMP
Jun 16, 2018 - Jun 16, 2019
Founded in 1907, the FANY rescued wounded men directly from the battlefields, linking the front line with field hospitals.
 
Visitors to Yorkshire Sculpture Park will see an intervention in the landscape, comprising an inscribed fence above a trench. Occasionally activated by a horse and rider, Palmer’s work combines sculpture, soundtrack and performance and symbolises the new freedoms afforded to women in the war.

MISTER FINCH : THE WISH POST
Jun 23 - Sep 23, 2018 FINAL WEEK
More than 75 individual works showcase Mister Finch’s masterful combination of up-cycled and new materials, from discarded wire, steel and wood, to vintage tapestries, cross stitch samplers, tablecloths, antique silverware and rescued cloth.

SEAN SCULLY : INSIDE OUTSIDE
Sep 29, 2018 - Jan 6, 2019
Exploring concepts of landscape and abstraction with human experience, the exhibition unites sculpture with important recent paintings on aluminium and linen, together with works on paper. Drawing out ideas pertinent to the singularity of YSP and its landscape, this is a poetic, robust experience that embraces the Park’s topography and Scully’s exceptional vigour, as well as his belief that in life and art there is perpetual discovery.
 
The exhibition presents an artist at the height of his powers. Aged 72, it is evident that there is no curtailment of Scully’s energy, drive and vision. Keenly aware of the labour that dominated the lives of his mining family, Scully’s practice is one of great rigour and toil, his output prodigious. For YSP he will make new painting and sculpture – resolutely contemporary works that will integrate an inclination towards geometry with the romantic sincerity of landscape painting in the historical tradition.

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