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The Yorkshire Sculpture Park exhibits international, national and regional modern and contemporary sculpture.  It enables access, understanding and enjoyment of art and landscape for everyone.  Visit their website Image: Barbara Hepworth, Square With Two Circles, 1963 © Jonty Wilde

Event date
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 23:00

Contributor Will Rea. Will is Senior Lecturer in the school of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. He has worked extensively in South Western Nigeria. He has worked with artists in Nigeria and has been particularly involved with masquerade performances in the Ekiti region. More recently he has worked with contemporary makers in Lagos and Ibadan.

Event date
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 23:00
Location
Humanities Research Institute, Gell Street, Sheffield, S3 7QY

'On Bees, Hives and the Human' - Part 3 - Rebecca Chesney  This seminar 'On Bees, Hives and the Human' was chaired by Dr Helen Pheby, Deputy Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and was hosted by the University of Sheffield. Rebecca Chesney was artist in residence at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) in 2010. She used her time there to research the bees and other wildlife on the estate, with a view to producing work for an exhibition at the Park's galleries to be held in April 2011.

Event date
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 23:00
Location
Humanities Research Institute, Gell Street, Sheffield, S3 7QY

'On Bees, Hives and the Human' - Part 2 - Dr Clare Preston  This seminar 'On Bees, Hives and the Human' was chaired by Dr Helen Pheby, Deputy Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and was hosted by the University of Sheffield. This seminar included contributions from a scientist, a cultural historian and a practising artist. Common themes emerged regarding the relationship of bees to human social, cultural and environmental concerns. There were also differences in emphasis as the balance of creative, scientific and cultural concerns was different for each speaker.

Event date
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 23:00
Location
Humanities Research Institute, Gell Street, Sheffield, S3 7QY

'On Bees, Hives and the Human - Part 1 - Professor Francis Ratnieks  This seminar 'On Bees, Hives and the Human' was chaired by Dr Helen Pheby, Deputy Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and was hosted by the University of Sheffield. This seminar included contributions from a scientist, a cultural historian and a practising artist. Common themes emerged regarding the relationship of bees to human social, cultural and environmental concerns. There were also difference in emphasis as the balance of creative, scientific and cultural concerns was different for each speaker.

Event date
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 23:00

Curators speak of the history and use of the YSP and the Estate. Helen Pheby speaks of previous exhibitions and installations, and the use of the land as space.

Event date
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 23:00

Simon Wallace, Director of Hepworth Wakefield and Frances Guy, Head of Exhibitions give an introductory talk about the new opening of the YSP, the work of Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, and the collections and acquisitions on display. A collaboration between the Henry Moore Institute, the Open University, the Hepworth Wakefield and YSP.

Event date
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 23:00

Introduction by Penelope Curtis of films shown, and discussion of work of Hepworth and Moore at Tate Britain. Penelope Curtis, Director Tate Britain, Chris Stevens Head of Displays & Curator Modern British Art Tate Britain A collaboration between the Henry Moore Institute, the Open University, the Hepworth Wakefield and YSP

Event date
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 23:00
Location
The Longside Gallery

Curators speak of the sculpture work of the artists on display in the Longside Gallery. Artists include Karla Black, Becky Beasley, Claire Barkley, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth. Created in collaboration with the Henry Moore Institute, the Hepworth Wakefield, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park - Longside Gallery and the Arts Council of Great Britain.

Event date
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 23:00
Location
West Bretton Wakefield WF4 4LG England

Chris Bailey of Leeds Metropolitan University discusses the presence and importance of art in education and looks at the work in the archives

Event date
Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 23:00

Part of the Jaume Plensa Study Day

Event date
Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 23:00

Part of the Jaume Plensa Study Day. See also http://www.culturecolony.com

Event date
Friday, September 23, 2011 - 23:00
Location
Middlesborough

Part of the Jaume Plensa Study Day

Event date
Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 09:15

James Turrell has designed Skyspaces around the world; simple chambers which use seating and an aperture in the ceiling to create a space for viewers to observe the sky and reflect. These films have been made by Yorkshire Quaker Arts Projects. They portray an experience in one Skyspace at Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield, and explore links with art, light and Quakerism.

Event date
Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 11:00

Rebecca Chesney was artist in residence at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) in 2010. She used her time there to research the bees and other wildlife on the estate, with a view to producing work for an exhibition at the Park's galleries to be held in April 2011. In conversation with Helen Pheby, one of the curators at YSP, Rebecca discusses in this film what her residency has taught her about bees and the landscape of the Park, thus bringing together two realms (art and estate management) that have in the past remained separate.