Forty years ago, David Nash was the first artist to make work on-site for Yorkshire Sculpture Park –invited by the founding director Peter Murray, who has only just retired.
10 March 2022
Even if you don’t know Robert Indiana’s name, you know his most popular work, LOVE. Cited as the most known artwork in the world, it is, in fact so famous that many people may not even realise it’s an artwork at all.
4 October 2018
Sean Scully is extremely widely known as a painter. Indeed, I might go so far as to say that he is as widely known as any contemporary painter now living.
9 June 2018
Frieze has announced the artists participating in this year’s Sculpture Park. The event which opens in July is again curated by Clare Lilley Director of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
14 April 2018
Sean Scully is to create an ambitious new exhibition of both his paintings and his less known three-dimensional works, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YPS) in September.
14 July 2017
If you’re planning on leaving the capital this Summer, Artlyst has put together a selection of the best UK shows outside of London.
31 May 2017
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year with A Weekend of Wonderful Things 14–16 July 2017. Events include; A Weekend of Wonderful Things. On 14 to 16 July 2017, from dawn until dusk, visitors can encounter everything that is wonderful about YSP with a range of special events and experiences.
27 March 2017
The clocks have gone forward heralding British Summer Time and the Easter holidays are approaching. So if you are thinking of leaving London for a short break, here is a select list of 10 exhibitions to see around Britain.
20 February 2017
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park celebrates its 40th anniversary by presenting sculptures by internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
Due to political situations and immigration conditions, it can be difficult to invite artists from outside the UK to work at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP). Beyond Boundaries: Art by Email, a collaboration between YSP and ArtRole, gives a platform to those who can’t physically visit the Park and celebrates the notion that ideas and art can travel even if people cannot.
The Turner Prize winning British sculptor Tony Cragg is presenting his largest UK exhibition ever, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park inMarch 2017. The work will be exhibited in the Underground Gallery and open air. New sculptures, drawings and works drawn from nearly five decades of Cragg’s practice will survey and demonstrate the artist’s pioneering and continued mastery of materials. […]
The exceptional environment and light qualities of Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s 18th-century Chapel, is the inspiration for a new exhibition. Transparency shares significant works from the Arts Council Collection that explore the condition of transparency, and features pieces by artists including Yelena Popova, Mark Titchner, Rachel Whiteread and Cerith Wyn Evans. Comprising of fifteen sculptures, installations and films, made between 1978 […]
A new exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Hepworth Wakefield celebrates the late Anthony Caro. Caro in Yorkshire is a major Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle project that celebrates and commemorates the extraordinary career of SIr Anthony Caro (1924–2013). Distinct yet complementary exhibitions at The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park consider respectively Caro’s concerns with […]
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is to present an important exhibition by pioneering American video and installation artist, Bill Viola, this Autumn. The show was developed in collaboration with Viola, Kira Perov, Executive Director, Bill Viola Studio and Clare Lilley, Director of Programme, YSP, it is the most extensive exhibition in the UK by the […]
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is presenting a new exhibition by artist, agitator and former parliamentary candidate, Bob and Roberta Smith,this autumn. The campaign for Art for All. Focuses on 100 years of art education, from 1914 to the modern day, Smith invites ideas and responses toward an art curriculum for a digital 21st century. The exhibition in […]
An exhibition of elegant sculptural forms by internationally renowned artists, Laura de Santillana and Alessandro Diaz de Santillana will take place at the YSP’s refurbished 18th century Chapel. The Venice-based siblings are descendants of the Venini glassware dynasty, established by Paolo Venini on the island of Murano in 1921. Laura and Alessandro learned and honed their skills at Venini during […]
Eight Sculptures by Joan Miró, are being sold by the artist’s family to benefit Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The exhibition will take place at Dickinson’s London gallery between 29 January and 1 April 2015. Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is the leading international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture. YSP was the first sculpture park in the […]
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is to show a fresh perspective of the work of the British sculptor Henry Moore in 2015. This major new exhibition will display more than 120 works considering the artist’s profound relationship with land, something which was fundamental to his practice and fuelled his visual vocabulary. Born into a mining family […]
The £100,000 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014 has been awarded to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The announcement was made at the National Gallery in London on the 9 July. The prize was presented by the British film and theatre director, Sam Mendes. The judges thought Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) a truly outstanding […]
Two exhibitions of new work by the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei have opened in the UK. The first at a public art gallery in Yorkshire (Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is his first in a British public gallery since Sunflower Seeds at Tate Modern in 2010. iron tree, 2013 is a majestic six-metre high sculpture […]
Work by the Turner Prize nominee Fiona Banner is to be presented at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park from 19 July 2014. It will feature an ambitious new project, Chinook. The installation, accompanied by related work, is described by the artist as the culmination of a body of work started nearly two decades ago. Wp Wp […]
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is has announced a new exhibition by Ai Weiwei, opening in the Park’s newly refurbished 18th century chapel following a £500,000 restoration. The project, the first by Ai Weiwei in a British public gallery since Sunflower Seeds at Tate Modern in 2010, will be accompanied by poetry readings from the works […]
The American artist Ursula von Rydingsvard has unveiled a new exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP). The exhibition, her first in Europe, which is the artist’s most extensive to date, illustrates the full scope of von Rydingsvard’s diverse practice, with more than 40 works of drawing and sculpture made over the last two decades, presented […]
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) Trustees have appointed Greville Worthington as their new Chair of the Board of Trustees. The appointment took effect on Thursday 6 February 2014. Mr Worthington has succeeded Magnus von Wistinghausen. Worthington brings a wealth of experience from the world of business and the arts. A writer, art collector and curator, […]
The first large-scale survey in Europe by highly acclaimed American artist Ursula von Rydingsvard opens at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) on 5 April 2014. The exhibition, which is the artist’s most extensive to date, illustrates the full scope of von Rydingsvard’s diverse practice, with more than 40 works of drawing and sculpture made over the […]
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) has installed a new sculpture of a galloping equestrian by the highly regarded artist Julian Opie. Galloping horse. 2012, is formed from LEDs which animates the sculpture, making the horse appear to run through the historic landscape and among neighbouring sculptures by Anthony Caro, Dennis Oppenheim and Peter Liversidge. Placed […]
The Internationally known artist David Nash has returned to Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) this December following his major 2010 exhibition at the Park. New commission Black Mound overlooks the Park’s historic lakes and references the natural cycle of wood. The work is made from coal and oak charred black, through carefully controlled burning. David Nash […]
Yorkshire Sculpture Park is presenting a solo exhibition of sculpture, animation and work on paper by British artist Tom Price (b. 1981) from 4 January – 27 April 2014, including the open-air premiere of Network, the artist’s largest bronze to date. Inspired by public observation, magazine images and historic sculpture, Price is rapidly establishing a strong […]
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is presenting the first major UK exhibition of new work by the internationally acclaimed Indian artist Amar Kanwar. The exhibition, in YSP’s Underground Gallery, centres on The Sovereign Forest (2012–), which explores the impact of mining and other commercial activities on the landscape and communities of Odisha (formerly Orissa), India. The […]
In 2008 Roger Hiorns was commissioned by Artangel and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation to transform an empty council flat in Southwark, London, into a sparkling blue environment of copper sulphate crystals. Seizure was created using 75,000 litres of liquid copper sulphate, which was pumped into the former council flat to create a strangely beautiful and […]
An exhibition of new and critically acclaimed work by Lucy + Jorge Orta opens at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) on 13 July 2013. Located in YSP’s Longside Gallery and the open air, this exhibition revolves around the theme of water, central to the Ortas’ practice, and demonstrates a shift toward floor-based sculptures, given context through […]
Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) presents the first major indoor and outdoor UK exhibition of sculpture and drawings by the late Zurich-based artist, Hans Josephsohn (1920-2012), in May 2013. The exhibition is a timely opportunity to see the work of this influential artist, at a time when his reputation as an important 20th century figurative sculptor […]