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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

  • Date: 9 November 2009
  • Artform: Visual arts
  • Area: North
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Igor Mitoraj Eros Bendato Screpolato, 2005 Photo: Tim Smith Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Igor Mitoraj Eros Bendato Screpolato, 2005 Photo: Tim Smith

With four indoor galleries and 500 acres of eighteenth-century parkland, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture that sets out to challenge, inspire and delight.

Major temporary exhibitions and works from the sculpture collection are presented in a range of unique, purpose designed gallery spaces and across the Bretton Hall landscape.

These include the stunning Longside Gallery, once an indoor riding arena. Now converted, its huge area makes it a unique exhibition space offering extensive views of the park. Today, the sculpture park and the Arts Council Collection share Longside Gallery for an exciting programme of exhibitions. The Arts Council Collection - the largest loan collection of modern and contemporary British art in the world - is managed by the Hayward Gallery, South Bank Centre, London, on behalf of Arts Council England.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park offers extensive education and audience development programmes for all levels of engagement. Arts Council England's regular funding supports the organisation's core and programme costs.