Join Yorkshire Sculpture Park for a fun-filled day of activities to mark the closing of their summer programme Curiosity & Wonder.

Curiosity & Wonder is a packed programme of events and activities for all ages, exploring materials, the lifelong importance of play and engaging with the world around us in imaginative ways.

This final day of the summer programme includes:

Clay Life Drawing with Artist Amelia Frances Wood

12pm – 1pm & 2pm-3pm | Underground Gallery

Sculpt the human form by squishing, squashing and coiling clay. Led by Leeds-based artist Amelia Frances Wood, this workshop combines clay sculpture and life drawing (clothed model) for the joy of making.

Tom Lovelace & Emily Ryalls: DOING & UNDOING ISLANDS

Workshop | 1pm – 2:30pm | Bothy Triangle

This artist-led workshop will investigate the use of paper and light to create sculptural and performative works in the landscape.

Performance | 3:30pm – 4:15pm | Bothy Garden

Combining photography and performance, this work explores relationships with the landscape. The artists use light, paper and movement to create an evolving performance.

Dipak Mistry & Razwan Ul-Haq: Guerilla Calligraphy

1pm – 2pm & 3:30 – 4:30 | Deer Shelter Skyspace

Razwan Ul-Haq is a calligrapher of Arabic script and Dipak Mistry is a selector of Qawwali and Sufi music. This collaborative performance sees them interact and influence one another in a mesmerising union of artforms in the landscape.

Live Painting with Artist Herfa Thompson

12pm – 3pm | Formal Garden

Join artist Herfa Thompson to create a collaborative painted fabric installation using objects found in nature.

Performance & Food at The Weston

Enjoy unique cocktails and a tasty bar snack menu whilst experiencing a captivating performance by artists Tom Lovelace and Emily Ryalls. DOING & UNDOING ISLANDS explores relationships with the landscape and ideas of home. The artists use light, paper and movement to create an evolving performance.

From 6pm. Booking coming soon.

All Curiosity & Wonder daytime activities and events are free and included with YSP admission, with the exception of the evening dining experiences at The Weston which are bookable in advance.

Venue opening hours

Monday : 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday : 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday : 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday : 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday : 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday : 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday : 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG