Yorkshire Sculpture Park hosts Shonibare exhibition

Date Posted: 03/05/2013

Running to 1st September, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) in Wakefield will be home to an extensive exhibition by British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE.

FABRIC-ATION features over 30 works made between 2002 and 2013, including sculpture, film, photography and painting, many of which are shown in the UK for the first time. They include flying machines, aliens, toy paintings, food fairies, revolutionary children, spacemen and ballerinas.

Recent public sculpture displays by Shonibare include Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth in 2010 and the revolving Globe Head Ballerina on the wall of the Royal Opera House.

Gallery tours and the rest of the summer programme at YSP

School groups can book a gallery tour for a deeper insight into the exhibition or take a Historic Lakes & Woodland Tour or Art & Landscape Tour to find out about key works on display. YSP also offers workshops aimed at providing an enhanced focus and stimulus for a school visit.

The summer programme at YSP includes the opening of Turner Prize-nominee Roger Hiorns’ Untitled (2008/2013) from 15th July.

Contained within a specially constructed exhibition space and alongside 18th century formal gardens, pupils can go inside this work, which was created by pumping 75,000 litres of liquid copper sulphate into a former London council flat.

Further highlights include sculpture by the late Hans Josephsohn (11th May – 1st September 2013) and an exhibition by Lucy and Jorge Orta (13th July – 3rd November) at the Longside Gallery that includes newly commissioned work for the open-air.

For further school trip information visit www.ysp.co.uk.

Pictured: MBE Wind Sculpture 2013, Photo Jonty Wilde Courtesy Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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