Clare Charnley: Spring Lamb Project

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08.05.15 - 20.06.15
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This spring, YSP welcomes artist Clare Charnley who is encouraging lambs to play in the Spring Lamb Project.

Working in YSP’s Country Park, over five days – 8, 16 & 30 May and 13 & 20 June 2015 – Charnley will create temporary play structures for lambs, altering and rebuilding them in response to the lambs’ reactions.

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YSP visitors are invited to watch the artist at work and to suggest different forms the sculptures, which will remain on display for the duration of the project, could take.

Lambs often climb onto their mothers’ backs or other high objects and can regularly be seen charging around in small groups, springing into the air, jostling each other or jumping off small mounds, one after the other. The world to them is understood in terms of -social interaction and through pitting the body against material items – in short, through play. Charnley draws an analogy between this process and artistic production.

Charnley is a visual and live artist based in Leeds. Born in Leeds, she studied Fine Art at Leeds Beckett University and Sculpture at Chelsea College of Art. She is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Leeds Beckett University.

Find out more about Spring Lamb Project on Charnley's blog