Jeremy Deller

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11.07.12 - 11.07.12
For one day only
12.00–18.00 / Free

Sacrilege, the life-sized inflatable replica of Stonehenge, created by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, visits YSP on 11 July enabling young and old the opportunity to bounce on one of Britain’s most sacred monuments.

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"A lot of my work deals with history, and Sacrilege is no exception, this is a way to get reacquainted with ancient Britain with your shoes off" - Jeremy Deller

Join YSP for this free one-day event and enjoy the chance to have a bounce on this outdoor interactive public art by of the UK's leading artists. This major new work is characteristic of Deller’s on-going exploration of contemporary culture in all its forms. The artist, who will represent Britain at the 2013 Venice Biennale, is known for his strong political works including his large scale re-enactment of the 1984 Battle of Orgreave, a bloody clash between miners and police in South Yorkshire.

Sacrilege is a co-commission between the Mayor of London and Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art. The work was enormously popular when it appeared in Glasgow earlier this year, supported by Creative Scotland and with support from Arts Council England.

Sacrilege will tour to 25 locations across the country as part of the London 2012 Festival. In London, Sacrilege is being presented by the Mayor of London and the London 2012 Festival as part of Surprises, which sees new work suddenly appearing at different locations. Its first appearance will be in Central Park in Greenwich and will coincide with Create 2012 in East London. Find out about Sacrilege tour dates
  • This is a free drop-in event and will be located in Lower Park.
  • Operation hours between 12.00-18.00 (times are subject to change slightly).
  • In light rain conditions Sacrilege will remain up. If heavy weather develops, the work will temporarily be de-inflated.
  • The work is designed for people of all ages. Please note, young children must be accompanied by an adult.

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About time we had something for the kids to play on instead of the sculptures!!
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Brilliant! And the sun shone. Julia Clark on Jeremy Deller

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