Knit a sculpture at Yorkshire Sculpture Park this Easter

Featured Image: Courtesy Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photo © David Lindsay.  From knitting a sculpture to hunting down the ARTcart, there are lots of exciting family events and activities at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) for all the family to enjoy this Easter. On 13 April, join the dynamic artist Connor Shields for Sculpt, Knit & Imagine (11.00–16.00 / £20 inc. free parking / Aimed at age 8+) to explore how knitting, bricks and concrete can become an artwork. Shields will inspire families to knit a sculpture together, create a larger collaborative piece, and achieve the Discover Arts Award. Immerse yourself in an imaginative world of Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine (9 & 16 Apr / 11.00–12.00 & 13.30–14.30 / £3) by working and playing together to stack, balance, join and arrange to create your very own sculptures. On 30 March, celebrate the start of spring with YSP’s Seasonal Family Sculpture Walk (11.00–13.00 & 14.00–16.00 / £3 / Aimed at age 6+)and discover sculptures, draw outside and witness the natural world wake up from its winter slumber. Free and fantastic activities for families of all ages include YSP’s Make Yourself at Home: Family Studio Space (7–9 Apr, 14–16 Apr & 21–23 Apr / 11.00–16.00) where you can drop in to imagine, draw, construct, play and, most importantly, have fun. The ARTcart(30 & 31 Mar, & 19–22 Apr / 11.00–16.00 / Free) will pop up around the Park to offer a roaming art-making, art-thinking and art-playing affair. For younger visitors, join YSP for their Hidden Forest Open Days (13 & 20 Apr / 11.00–16.00 / Free / Aimed at under 5s) to jump, laugh, make, sing, and explore your right to play. Be one of the first to see two brand-new exhibitions at the Park including Kimsooja’s installation To Breathe (30 Mar–29 Sep)which transforms the Chapel with mirrors and a kaleidoscopic rainbow of colours, and Bread, Circuses and TBD by artists Thukral and Tagra (30 Mar–1 Sep) – the first exhibition to be shown in the gallery at YSP’s new visitor centre, The Weston – which invites families, friends, and strangers to wrestle with the issues faced by farmers in India. Visitors can also try out The Poacher’s Lament & Other Half Heard Tales, a GPS artwork by artists Dillan Marsh and Eleanor Clarewhich features a collection of stories spoken, sung and performed by real and imagined characters. And there’s a last chance to see Giuseppe Penone’s beautiful nature-inspired show, A Tree in the Wood, in the Underground Gallery and open air before it closes on 28 April. YSP is open daily over the Easter weekend and school holidays, from 10am to 6pm. Admission is free but parking charges apply. For more information about exhibitions, events and activities taking place at YSP visit ysp.org.uk

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