Byars visited YSP in 1996 and was beguiled by the place and its atmosphere: it is fitting then that his work will create a graceful statement in a place that already contains a meditative presence.
A further selection of sculpture, incorporating themes and motifs explored by Byars throughout his career, is shown in the Bothy Gallery at YSP. Visitors have the opportunity to experience a significant installation by this intriguing artist known for profound and challenging performance and sculpture.
The Grade II* listed chapel, set in the eighteenth-century landscape, is a sandstone Georgian church built to serve the Bretton Estate and designed by Sir William Wentworth whose family owned the estate until 1792. It continued to be used for services for the local village until the early 1990s when it was deconsecrated and a new church was built in the village.
Works kindly loaned by Michael Werner Gallery