LONGSIDE GALLERY IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
UNCOMMON GROUND: Land Art in Britain 1966-1979
A Touring exhibition from the Arts Council Collection
Longside Gallery, 5 April – 15 June 2014
In the late 1960s artists on both sides of the Atlantic turned away from the enclosed space of the gallery and went out into the landscape to forge a new form of art. This art was made in radically new ways often using earth, water, sun and even fire as raw materials, and went under several names: land art, earth art, process art, and conceptual art. Drawing largely from the Arts Council Collection and supplemented by important loans from artists and major public institutions, Uncommon Ground: Land Art in Britain 1966 – 1979 takes a fresh look at the art of this period and considers what was particular about the way Land art developed in Britain. Uncommon Ground has been curated by Nicholas Alfrey (Nottingham University), Joy Sleeman (Slade School of Fine Art) and the curator and writer Ben Tufnell, and features work by some of the most important British artists of the last 50 years including Tony Cragg, Andy Goldsworthy, Antony Gormley and Richard Long.
Longside Gallery offers the perfect venue for Uncommon Ground. After viewing the exhibition, visitors have the opportunity to explore the surrounding landscape, viewing en route YSP’s significant outdoor displays featuring major works and site specific installations by a number of the artists represented in the show.
Roger Hiorns, Untitled, 2010
The Arts Council Collection is pleased to announce that Untitled (2010) by Roger Hiorns is on show at firstsite, Colchester from 23 November 2013 until 1 June 2014.
Watch the video below to see the engines installed at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
The Arts Council Collection is noted for the range and quality of its sculpture with over 800 three-dimensional works. It includes key pieces by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Anthony Caro, Antony Gormley, Rachel Whiteread and Damien Hirst reflecting the international significance of post-war British sculpture. In recognition of the growing importance and size of its holdings, the Arts Council Collection opened a Sculpture Centre at Longside, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in 2003.
The Sculpture Centre is the result of a major renovation project undertaken by Tony Fretton Architects and funded by Arts Council England with the support of the Henry Moore Foundation. The Centre offers storage facilities and provides the space and resources to improve the care, conservation and outreach of the Collection. The Centre facilitates loans across the UK and abroad to ensure that sculpture in the Arts Council Collection is accessed as widely as possible.
Adjacent to the Centre is Longside Gallery - a unique space for exhibitions, offering panoramic views of Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) through its wall of windows. Longside Gallery is used on an alternating basis by YSP and the Arts Council Collection.
ACCESSING THE COLLECTION
There are various ways to access sculpture in the Arts Council Collection. You can search our collections online or you can visit Longside Gallery. Venues or individuals wishing to borrow sculpture from the Collection should contact us directly to discuss ideas and requirements. With prior arrangement, works can be taken out of storage for potential borrowers to view. Please contact us at email@example.com
The Arts Council Collection is also committed to increasing access to its collections through various research initiatives. A range of events and seminars accompanies the exhibitions programme and an internship scheme encourages a new generation of scholars and curators to work with the sculpture collection. We have a study room with a growing selection of books and resources relating to sculpture which is available to individuals and students by prior appointment.
View from Longside. Photograph by Jonty Wilde
Longside Gallery is located within the grounds of Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It is shared by the Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre London, and Yorkshire Sculpture Park for an innovative programme of exhibitions.
Open daily during exhibition times: 11am - 4pm
YSP Grounds and Centre: 10am - 5pm
Getting to Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Situated on the A637, one mile from junction 38 of the M1.
Please pay for parking any time during your visit. You will be asked to type in your car registration number. The system takes both cash and card.
All day: £7.50
1–2 hours: £5.00
Up to 1 hour: £2.50
Motorcycles are free – please donate.
Coaches – please report to the Information Desk on arrival.
Parking charges apply to all visitors including blue-badge holders.
YSP is a charity and your parking fee supports everything we do.
Wakefield Westgate is the nearest main line station, around 7 miles from YSP. A taxi from the station costs in the region of £14 book online at www.wakefieldcars.com. London King's Cross to Wakefield takes around 2 hours.
For West Yorkshire timetables call 0113 245 7676, for South Yorkshire timetables call 01709 515151 alternatively, visit www.wymetro.com.
Getting to Longside Gallery
During exhibition times a free minibus shuttle service is in operation between YSP Centre and Longside Gallery. Alternatively, Longside Gallery can be reached by following an attractive walking route (approx. 2km each way). Please note that the route follows an uneven path with uphill stretches and may not be suitable for some visitors. Journey time: approximately 40 minutes each way.
There is no onsite parking at Longside Gallery except for Blue Badge holders.
Telephone 01924 830900
Post Arts Council Collection, 7 Longside, Jebb Lane, Haigh, Nr Barnsley, S75 4BS
Sculpture Coordinator Lizzie Simpson
Antony Gormley, Field for the British Isles, © the artist. Acquired in 1995 with the assistance of the National Art Collections Fund and The Henry Moore Foundation.