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View all artists from 2016
This was the first UK museum exhibition of work by the renowned American artist KAWS, ...
Eduardo Paolozzi 2016 Exhibition
Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005) was a central figure in British art from the post-war period and ...
At Home: A National Partners Programme Exhibition from the Arts Council Collection
YSP presents At Home, the first in a series of exhibitions curated from the Arts ...
William Darrell, a recent graduate from the Royal College of Art in London, returns to ...
Mary Martin Thomas: A Classical Art Education 1927–30
Mary Martin Thomas was a student at York College of Art between 1927 and 1930. ...
Transparency: A National Partners Programme exhibition from the Arts Council Collection
Taking the exceptional light qualities of the historic Chapel as inspiration, this exhibition explores the ...
Editions and Objects: Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents St. Judes
In partnership with St Jude’s, YSP presents a unique group exhibition showcasing the best of ...
Owl Project: Visiting Artists
Owl Project is a collaborative group of artists consisting of Simon Blackmore, Antony Hall and ...
Night in the Museum: Ryan Gander Curates the Arts Council Collection
Curated by leading British artist Ryan Gander, this major new touring exhibition offers a unique ...
Dreams’ Time Capsule is a research and participatory project that first began in 2011 and ...
Hoyeon Kang: Visiting Artist
Hoyeon Kang, the RCA YSP graduate award for 2016, will be on site throughout August. ...
Pat Naldi: Visiting Artist
Pat Naldi, the UAL YSP graduate award for 2016, will be on site until 18 ...
Ayesha Tan Jones: Visiting Artist
Ayesha Tan Jones, the Central Saint Martins YSP graduate award for 2016, will be on ...
To coincide with David Shrigley’s Fourth Plinth commission Really Good in London’s Trafalgar Square, YSP ...
This autumn, YSP presents an immersive video installation by artist and academic Nishat Awan in ...
Oreet Ashery and Anna Colin
YSP is delighted to be working with the Live Art Development Agency on DIY13, a ...
View all artists from 2015
Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson: Song for Coal
YSP premieres Song for Coal, an immersive audio-visual work by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson ...
Herbert Read & Alec Clegg: A Revolution Realised
Open Sat–Tues This exhibition offers an insight into the life, ideas and work of two ...
Henry Moore: Back to a Land
Born in Castleford, West Yorkshire, Henry Moore (1898–1986) is one of the most important artists ...
Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977–1986
The late 1970s and 1980s witnessed the emergence of a younger generation of artists working ...
Philip Rawson: Sculptor-Educator
Open Sat–Tues The Philip Rawson Collection, held by NAEA (National Arts Education Archive), consists of ...
Laura de Santillana and Alessandro Diaz de Santillana
Venice-based siblings Laura de Santillana and Alessandro Diaz de Santillana are internationally renowned artists and ...
Clare Charnley: Spring Lamb Project
This spring, YSP welcomes artist Clare Charnley who is encouraging lambs to play in the ...
Ursula von Rydingsvard in Venice
YSP presents a major open-air exhibition of six sculptures by Ursula von Rydingsvard as an ...
Anton Burdakov: Assembly
How do we want to live? Assembly explored this fundamental human question through using the ...
Rob Ryan: Listen to the World
Visitors are invited to enter Rob Ryan’s whimsical world in YSP Centre to discover a ...
Caro in Yorkshire
This major exhibition, in partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle, celebrates and commemorates the extraordinary career ...
Sound and radio artist Magz Hall has joined YSP for a residency over summer 2015. ...
14-18 NOW and Yorkshire Sculpture Park present Wave as part of a UK-wide tour of ...
Bob and Roberta Smith: Art For All
Visiting artist Bob and Roberta Smith, responds to YSP’s National Arts Education Archive in a ...
Eileen Adams: Agent of Change
Visual education has taken art out of the gallery into school grounds and onto the ...
Martino Gamper: Post Forma
Post Forma, a major new commission by acclaimed Italian designer Martino Gamper, launches at Leeds ...
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) presents a significant exhibition by pioneering American video and installation artist, ...
Jonny Hannah: Main Street
This winter, YSP presents a solo exhibition by illustrator Jonny Hannah. Visitors are invited to ...
This winter, Maya Gregersen is on site at YSP to explore how the presence of ...
View all artists from 2014
Vivify: People/ Landscape / Sculpture
Vivify: People | Landscape | Sculpture is a series of ongoing projects within YSP’s Arts ...
Thomas J Price
YSP presents a solo exhibition of sculpture, animation and work on paper by British artist ...
Scratching the Surface
The selection of drawings in this exhibition has been made from the larger Marking Time: ...
Jordan McKenzie: Carl An(t)dre + LeWitt Lean
In summer 2013, Jordan McKenzie’s performance Carl An(t)dre introduced 20 young people dressed as ants, ...
Yorkshire Made Me
Yorkshire Made Me is a series of photographs, by Jennifer Robertson and Lynne Fletcher, of ...
Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, David Murphy is a young British sculptor who approaches his ...
Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain 1966-1979
A Touring Exhibition from the Arts Council Collection. Curated by Nicholas Alfrey, Joy Sleeman and ...
Ursula von Rydingsvard 2014
The first large-scale survey in Europe by highly acclaimed American artist Ursula von Rydingsvard is ...
Visiting Artist London-born artist, Luke Hart’s sculptural practice is a form of research and development ...
Leeds-born sculptor Thomas Houseago returns to the region this spring, as part of Yorkshire Festival ...
Ai Weiwei in the Chapel
YSP presents an exhibition by Ai Weiwei in the Park's newly refurbished 18th century chapel. ...
Manchester-born visual artist, Nicola Dale's practice is concerned with what knowledge looks like. She visualises ...
London-based artist, Molly Smyth's works are highly personal mediations on shapes and images arising from ...
Tom Frost: The Wild Collection
South Wales-based illustrator Tom Frost takes inspiration from YSP’s historic landscape and varied wildlife to ...
Hester Reeve: YMEDACA
Hester Reeve is a performance artist who works with live art actions, philosophy, dialogues, drawing ...
Roman Standard (2013), a rare example of sculpture in the open air by Emin, features ...
Theremin Bollards are accessible and innovative sound sculptures designed for music-making without the need for ...
In a new site-specific live performance, Helen Benigson AKA Princess Bellsize Dollar explores ideas of ...
Fiona Banner: Wp Wp Wp
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) presents Wp Wp Wp, an exhibition by UK artist Fiona Banner ...
Starting Points: Looking Back Down the Line
Open 11.00–15.00, Saturday–Tuesday Starting Points, a small group of textile artists, present a commemoration to ...
Emily Sutton: Town and Country
The largest solo exhibition to date by illustrator Emily Sutton takes over YSP Centre throughout ...
View all artists from 2013
Peter Liversidge’s work is driven by an exploration of creativity and the importance of ‘the ...
James Capper: Divisions
James Capper’s extraordinary sculptures can walk, swim and climb mountains. This exhibition, which showcases Capper’s ...
Yinka Shonibare MBE: FABRIC-ATION
Taking place in three of YSP’s indoor galleries and the open air, FABRIC–ATION features over ...
An Arts Council Collection exhibition selected by Richard Deacon. Garth Evans’ practice has largely been ...
This exhibition is a poignant survey of sculpture with drawings by the late Zurich-based artist, ...
Anna Collette Hunt
Anna Collette Hunt uses clay to animate imagined and historic narratives, creating vivid worlds that ...
Tom Hudson: Transitions
This exhibition looks at the radical interaction of art and education in the 1960s, focusing ...
Vanessa Grasse, Bettina Neuhaus and Phill Harding
YSP and Yorkshire Dance work together to offer residencies and artist retreats to dance artists ...
Michael Lyons Artist's Rocks: Echo & Revelation
Michael Lyons played an important role in the founding of YSP and was a member ...
Alison Cooper: Write to Roam
YSP’s Country Park is animated by Alison Cooper’s project Write to Roam this summer as ...
I Made That From Scratch
I Made that from Scratch was an exhibition which was part of the therapeutic art ...
Lucy + Jorge Orta 2013
This important exhibition of new and critically acclaimed work by Lucy + Jorge Orta revolves ...
Gustavo Ciríaco: Where the Horizon Moves
YSP is delighted to be working with the Live Art Development Agency on DIY10, a ...
Meekyoung Shin (b. 1967 in South Korea) lives and works in Seoul and London. She ...
Jordan McKenzie: Carl An(t)dre 2013
Join YSP on 10 August 2013 as performance artist Jordan McKenzie brings Carl An(t)dre to ...
Rodan Kane Hart
Artist Rodan Kane Hart spent three weeks in the UK in September 2013 as part ...
Jon Edgar: Sculpture Series Heads
For his Sculpture Series, artist Jon Edgar extended invitations to a variety of people associated ...
Tom Hudson Transitions at the NAEA
Following the Tom Hudson: Transitions exhibition in the Garden Gallery, the National Arts Education Archive ...
YSP and Yorkshire Dance work together to offer residencies and artist retreats to dance artists ...
Amar Kanwar: The Sovereign Forest + Other Stories
YSP presents the first major UK exhibition of work by internationally acclaimed artist Amar Kanwar. ...
Angie Lewin: A Natural Line
Angie Lewin is celebrated for her striking prints of skeletal plant forms set against the ...
Dennis Oppenheim: Alternative Landscape Components
In autumn 2013 YSP re-presented Trees: From Alternative Landscape Components (2006) by the American artist ...
Gerson Zevi Pop-Up: The London Project Goes North
Gerson Zevi's pop-up show, The London Project Goes North, features a selection of original 2D ...
View all artists from 2012
Jem Finer: Still
This spring, visitors to YSP have the opportunity to experience Still, a beautiful installation by ...
Anthony Caro: Works from The House Series
YSP is showing a selection of never seen before small bronze sculptures from the House ...
Sophie Ernst: HOME
YSP presents the first solo exhibition in the UK by Sophie Ernst. HOME is a ...
In collaboration with the artist’s foundations and family, YSP is proud to present the first ...
Florence Peake: MAKE
On 7 April Florence Peake brings her new performance MAKE to YSP, celebrating the working ...
Anish Kapoor: Flashback
Anish Kapoor is one of Britain’s most distinguished artists. He has achieved international acclaim for ...
Sophie Ernst: Reporting to the Landscape
Reporting to the Landscape is an ephemeral intervention within Barbara Hepworth’s The Family of Man ...
William Turnbull at 90
A new display in the Formal Garden presents the work of William Turnbull (1922–2012), a ...
For one day only 12.00–18.00 / Free Sacrilege, the life-sized inflatable replica of Stonehenge, created ...
Caroline Locke: Sound Fountains
Caroline Locke had a residency in the Chapel 12-15 July, when she installed Sound Fountains ...
Caroline Locke: Sound Inventory
Sound Inventory, shown on the Concourse, involves various sounds from around the world, which Locke ...
Simon Pope: Memory Marathon
In 2009, Simon Pope walked 26 miles in 12 hours through the London boroughs hosting ...
YSP is delighted to be collaborating with Creative India to share the exceptional talent of ...
Christine Finn: Back to a Land
One of the most popular publications of post-war Britain was a book by archaeologist, Jacquetta ...
Marking Time: A Century of Drawing in Art Education
This exhibition, at Batley Art Gallery, will present work drawn from the collections of the ...
YSP is delighted to be working with the Live Art Development Agency on DIY09, a ...
Simon Pope: What Cannot Be Turned Aside
Visiting artist in 2010/11, Simon Pope’s practice often involves walking, the act of being together, ...
Mark Hearld: Birds & Beasts
Birds and Beasts showcases Hearld’s practice which stems from a love of the British countryside, ...
View all artists from 2011
Mimmo Paladino is a painter, printmaker and sculptor born in Campania, southern Italy, in 1948. ...
Martin Creed creates order where there is none, offering ‘a simple frame through which people ...
Shirin Neshat: Soliloquy
YSP presents Soliloquy, a film by the Iranian artist Shirin Neshat, in the unique context ...
Structure & Material: Claire Barclay, Becky Beasley, Karla Black
Structure & Material explores the work of three significant young artists who each investigate the ...
Rebecca Chesney: Diligent Observation
Rebecca Chesney explores and reveals changing environments and the impact of human activity, often creating ...
Mel Brimfield is a London-based artist and curator with a particular interest in Performance Art ...
Jaume Plensa 2011
YSP presents an extraordinary body of new and recent work by renowned Spanish artist Jaume ...
Barbara Hepworth & Landscape
To celebrate the launch of The Hepworth Wakefield, YSP has worked with the Hepworth Estate ...
The Feiweles Trust Final Bursary Exhibition
An exhibition of creative writing and illustration produced by children of all ages from Wakefield ...
Historic Lakes & Woodland
On 23 July the historic lakes and woodland opened to visitors for the first time ...
Emily Speed: MAKE SHIFT
MAKE SHIFT is the first solo exhibition by Liverpool-based artist Emily Speed, featuring sculpture, installation, ...
Henry Moore From The Arts Council Collection
Henry Moore is an important figure for the Arts Council Collection. He was a key ...
Anticipation, a deafening clatter, dust, the smell of wood and finally applause – artist Aeneas ...
Daniel Belasco Rogers
YSP is delighted to be working with the Live Art Development Agency on DIY08, a ...
This autumn, YSP presents an exhibition of new and recent work by Rachel Goodyear. Tipped ...
Austin Wright had a long and important relationship with YSP. A member of the original ...
Donna Wilson: Endangered Species
Scottish designer Donna Wilson brings her playful textiles to Yorkshire Sculpture Park this winter, drawing ...
View all artists from 2010
Bringing back the voices of the artists and selectors involved, the exhibition revealed how and ...
STONE is an ambitious, three-year project initiated by Edinburgh College of Art to research techniques ...
David Nash Exhibition
Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents a rich and extensive exhibition of work by David Nash, tracing ...
Richard William Wheater Them & Us
Richard William Wheater is a Yorkshire based artist who creates performance and installations that explore ...
Rebecca Chesney Bee Project
Rebecca Chesney continues as visiting artist at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, working from her boathouse studio ...
Rod Dickinson & Tom McCarthy: Greenwich Degree Zero
On 15 February 1894 a French anarchist named Martial Bourdin was killed when the bomb ...
Yorkshire Sculpture Park has commissioned the artist Alex Metcalf to showcase his ‘Tree Listening’ installation ...
Me, Myself & I
‘Me Myself & I’ is a photographic art project that aims to challenge young offenders ...
Using sensors connected to mobile phones, Nottingham based collective Active Ingredient visualise and interpret environmental ...
Casey Orr: Bone Fire
Originally from Pennsylvania, USA, Casey Orr now lives in Leeds. Based in part on her ...
Anne Hardy: Recent Work
Anne Hardy’s photographs depict fictional spaces which have both a magical and naturalistic quality. Constructed ...
Zara Wood: Mirror Mime
Brighton-based illustrator Zara Wood – aka Woody – brings her enchanting characters and imagined world ...
A new display on the Formal Terrace celebrates the work of eminent British sculptor Barry ...
View all artists from 2009
Shared Horizon is a programme supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation which welcomes and encourages ...
Peter Randall-Page Exhibition
'Our most intimate understanding of three-dimensional form comes from our own and other people’s bodies. ...
In August 2009 six young offenders took part in a three week photography project aimed ...
James Lee Byars
St Bartholomew's Chapel was converted into a unique exhibition space in 2009 with The Angel, ...
Rob Ryan Exhibition 2009
Artist Rob Ryan transformed YSP Centre at Yorkshire Sculpture Park with his imaginative paper cuts ...
View all artists from 2008
Michael Zwingmann, born in Hanover in 1964, is concerned with making sculptures that interact with ...
Nigel Hall: Sculpture & Drawing 1965 - 2008
This major exhibition presented a new assessment of Hall’s career over a forty year period, ...
Brass Art: Skyscraping
This exhibition comprised new installation, video and drawing developed over two years in discussion with ...
Sophie Ryder Exhibition
Sophie Ryder's association with YSP began in 1986 during her residency, immediately after graduating from ...
Isamu Noguchi: Modern Master
This critically acclaimed exhibition was the first major display in Europe of work by Isamu ...
Sarah Staton: Shucks, Sucks, Sticks, Stacks
Sarah Staton is fascinated by construction processes and her work investigates form, function and feeling ...
Leo Fitzmaurice: Sometimes the Things You Touch Come True
Commercial packaging is the starting point for Leo Fitzmaurice’s work. Cutting away all logos and ...
Andy Goldsworthy Exhibition
This extraordinary exhibition brought together an unprecedented range of work by Andy Goldsworthy, forming the ...
Brandon Ballengée explores the boundaries between art, science and technology by creating artworks from information ...
View all artists from 2006
60: Sixty Years of Sculpture in the Arts Council Collection
2006 marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Arts Council Collection. The Arts Council Collection is ...
Liadin Cooke - Overlay: Sculpture and Drawings
Newly commissioned and recent sculptures and drawings indicate Liadin Cooke's response to subjects that vary ...
Old Flames: English Florists' Tulips
Wakefield and North of England Tulip Society is the sole surviving tulip society in the ...
Gerry Loose Seed Catalogue
In 2004 and 2005, poet and land-artist Gerry Loose invited YSP visitors to help compile ...
Richard Cramp: Point of View
"My practice relies on the spectator’s perception of the situation – our perception being based ...
This stunning exhibition of new and reworked sculpture, film and text by Glasgow-based artist Kenny ...
Simon Whitehead is a movement artist whose work explores the area between performance and sculpture. ...
Chatwin:Martin 'Every third mouthful...'
The title of this fascinating exhibition, combining art and science, comes from the fact that ...
View all artists from 2005
Articulated Forms: Loretta Braganza
Loretta Braganza's new ceramic work combines strong geometric shapes, bold colour and intricate pattern to ...
Lead Astray: New Shared Sculptures by Bill Woodrow & Richard Deacon
Lead Astray is a group of sculptures made collaboratively by British artists Bill Woodrow and ...
William Turnbull Retrospective 1946-2003
This exhibition surveyed almost 60 years of a remarkable career. As well as bronze, stone ...
Carlos Garaicoa is one of Cuba's leading contemporary artists. His work is representative of a ...
Breon O'Casey (1928–2011) was a painter, printmaker, weaver, jeweller and sculptor, working instinctively in each ...
The British sculptor, Antony Gormley, is renowned for his distinctive representations of the human form. ...
James Turrell: Light Installations
In 2005, Yorkshire Sculpture Park was proud to announce an exhibition of the internationally renowned ...
Since their artistic collaboration began in 1992, Winter/Hörbelt have developed many sculptures that are also ...
Winter and Hörbelt
Exploiting the aesthetic and structural properties of recycled bottle crates, Winter and Hörbelt’s international reputation ...
Alec Finlay: Avant-Garde English Landscape
Linked by light, words and shared meaning, this body of work suggests the breadth of ...
Barbara Hepworth Centenary Exhibition
Complementary exhibitions at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Tate St Ives celebrated Barbara Hepworth's centenary in ...
Locally based artist Jenny West created a site-specific installation in the [RIBA award winning] YSP ...
Eduardo Chillida: Sculpture 1972–2000
Sculpture 1972–2000 was an exhibition of work by the artist Eduardo Chillida (1924–2002), one of ...
This exhibition celebrates figurative granite carvings by Scottish sculptor Ronald Rae. Rae is accutely conscious ...
In 2001, Yorkshire Sculpture Park presented a rare opportunity to see a comprehensive survey of ...
Caro at Longside: Sculpture & Sculpitecture
The largest exhibition of Anthony Caro’s work to be staged in the UK for 15 ...
Auke de Vries: Living in Trees
Living in Trees, the first major exhibition in this country by important Dutch artist Auke ...
In 1999, YSP announced the first British survey of work by the influential American artist ...
Richard Long 1998
Richard Long works with the landscape to create simple sculptural forms and walks that he ...
Ursula von Rydingsvard 1997
Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton opened this exhibition of sculpture by the American artist, Ursula con Rydinsvard at ...
Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva is a Macedonian-born artist based in Brighton, UK. She has exhibited extensively and ...
Magdalena Abakanowicz - Bronze Figures
In 1995, Yorkshire Sculpture Park announced the first open-air exhibition of work by Magdalena Abakanowicz. ...
Joanna Mowbray: New Steel Sculpture and Drawings
Born in 1955, Joanna Mowbray lives and works in Huddersfield and is recognised as one ...
View all artists from 1994
Henry Moore in the Bretton Country Park
This exhibition presented a rare opportunity to see a significant group of sculptures by Henry ...
Eduardo Paolozzi: 70th Birthday Exhibition
To celebrate Sir Eduardo Paolozzi’s 70th birthday, Yorkshire Sculpture Park presented a major exhibition of ...
Kan Yasuda: Marble and Bronze
YSP had nurtured the proposal of a major one-person exhibition by Kan Yasuda, ever since ...
Anthony Caro: The Trojan War
This highly acclaimed body of work, presented in Anthony Caro's 70th birthday year, was his ...
Fritz Wotruba: Sculpture 1928-1993
This was the first exhibition of Wotruba’s work in Britain since the 1968 Edinburgh Festival ...
View all artists from 1992
Phillip King: Sculpture 1960-1991
Phillip King: Sculpture 1960-1991, the first major outdoor exhibition by one of Britain’s leading sculptors, ...
Peter Randall-Page: Large Stone Sculptures
Peter Randall-Page is one of Britain’s leading sculptors carving in stone. His deeply moving sculptures ...
Barry Flanagan: The Names of the Hare
The Rowan Gallery gave Barry Flanagan his first one-man exhibition in 1966 and since that ...
Igor Mitoraj: Carvings and Bronze
The first exhibition in the landscape by one of Europe’s leading sculptors, Igor Mitoraj, opened ...
Sophie Ryder: Sculpture and Collage
In 1991, Yorkshire Sculpture Park was pleased to announce Sophie Ryder's largest exhibition to date, ...
Lynn Chadwick: Sculpture 1951–1991
In 1991, YSP was proud to announce the opening of a major exhibition of work ...
Andy Goldsworthy: Parkland
In 1987, Andy Goldsworthy visited YSP during each season over the course of one year. ...
Henry Moore & Landscape
YSP celebrated its first decade with the largest ever exhibition of Henry Moore sculptures. The ...
In 1985, YSP was proud to announce the first major open-air exhibition of Ossip Zadkine’s ...
Elisabeth Frink: Open Air Retrospective
In the summer of 1983, Yorkshire Sculpture Park mounted a major exhibition of Dame Elisabeth ...
In 1982 there was a major open air exhibition of George Rickey’s kinetic sculpture at ...
Tim Paul: Residency and Totem Pole
Tim Paul, an artist from the Nuu-chah-nulth people of Vancouver Island, British Colombia, carved the ...
John McEwen was one of a determined group of independently minded Canadian sculptors who had ...
David Nash: Residency and Fellowship Exhibition
David Nash is one of Britain’s leading sculptors and in 1981 was rapidly achieving international ...
In 1981, YSP, in conjunction with the Canadian High Commission, mounted an exhibition of work ...
Barbara Hepworth 1980 Exhibition
In 1980, Yorkshire Sculpture Park's Management Committee announced this important outdoor exhibition of Dame Barbara ...
The sculpture shown in this exhibition consisted of new works made in response to their ...
Ken Gray: Electrosculpture
In 1978 Ken Gray presented a piece of sculpture called Electrosculpture at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. ...
William Pye Exhibition
William Pye, an artist with a good understanding of making sculpture for the outdoors, provided ...
England’s first permanent Sculpture Park was opened in the grounds of Bretton Hall College on ...