FIRST@108 Public Art Award: Rupert Norfolk in conversation

24 April 2018, 6.30pm

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Join Rupert Norfolk, winner of the Royal Society of Sculptors FIRST@108 Public Art Award alongside Oliver Basciano, International Editor of Art Review as they discuss the role and impact of public art in shaping our civic spaces.

Doors open 6.30pm. Talk begins at 7pm. Cash bar. Book tickets via Eventbrite.

First@108 Public Art Award: Rupert Norfolk

12 Feb – 4 May 2018, Mon – Fri, 11am – 5pm, Free

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Rupert Norfolk is the current winner of First@108, which gives an artist the opportunity to make their first large-scale piece of public art. Norfolk has created Playground – a reinvention and fusion of plastic garden toys into one abstract form - for our sculpture terrace.

A second new work, National Libraries, is on show in the salon gallery. With thanks to the Mirisch & Lebenheim Charitable Foundation.

William Pye in Film

12 Feb – 4 May 2018, Mon – Fri, 11am – 5pm, Free

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Sculptor William Pye FRBS has been making films since the 1960s, recording his life and career as an artist. This exhibition brings together, for the first time, a selection of solo works as well as collaborations with fellow filmmakers Sasha Snow and Ian Helliwell.

Paper Playground

12 & 13 Feb. Free family drop-ins: 11am - 1pm, 2 – 4pm each day

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Design your own imaginary paper playground inspired by a new public sculpture by Rupert Norfolk, winner of the FIRST@108 Public Art Award. Twist, bend, fold, intersect, slot and coil coloured paper into slides, see-saws, swings, helter skelters, rollercoasters and more!

Generously supported by the Mirisch & Lebenheim Charitable Foundation

Third Thursday: Living Sculpture

15 Feb, doors open 6.30pm, drawing session 7-9pm, Price £25

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The Body Physical with the Life Drawing Gymnasia. Expect some very physical, powerful poses from the Gymnasia in an evening of highly charged life drawing, immersive sound and beautiful surroundings. Basic materials supplied or bring your own (N.B. No wet materials permitted).

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Professional development: Educators’ Social

20 Feb, 6 - 8pm, Free (booking required)

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Join Julie Beech, our Head of Programme & Participation, for an informal curated tour of the current exhibitions and engage with new resources, whilst meeting fellow Educators over a glass of wine.

Book your free place by emailing Julie at

William Pye in conversation

27 Feb, 6.30 – 8.30pm

£8, £5 student conc, plus booking fee, free to Members & Fellows

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With Sasha Snow and Ian Helliwell, chaired by Helen Pheby, Senior Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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Gilbert Bayes and Cecil Thomas as medallists

6 Mar, 7 – 10pm

£8, £5 student conc, plus booking fee, £5 to Members & Fellows

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As part of the BBC's Civilization Festival, Philip Attwood, Keeper of Coins & Medals, British Museum, will talk about Gilbert Bayes and Cecil Thomas as medallists.

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The Imaginary Playground

28 Apr 2018

Free drop-in: 4 – 8pm

Help us create a giant Lego playground using 3D printed Lego blocks, as part of International Sculpture Day.

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