Breaking the Mould Events




26 June 9.30 – 4.30pm

Longside Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Booking essential: £20, lunch and parking included


Back by popular demand – book early to avoid disappointment! The Arts Council Collection and Yorkshire Sculpture Park invite teachers to join us for a special study day using Breaking the Mould and the exhibitions at YSP as our starting point. Chaired by Susan M Coles, Artist and Arts Creativity and Educational Consultant, this engaging day will reflect on the challenges faced by many of the represented artists to make and exhibit their sculpture. We will use this context to explore ways to overcome barriers to creative teaching and learning, particularly in light of the pandemic.

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Thursday 1 July 2 - 3pm

Thursday 15 July 2- 3pm 

Drop-in tours, Longside Gallery

No booking required: free admission with entry ticket to YSP.

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Suitable for all ages, children must be supervised


Join the Arts Council Collection curatorial team for an informal tour of Breaking the Mould. This tour will shed light on the process of selecting the exhibition. It will investigate the work

of a wide range of artists and reveal some of the obstacles and opportunities facing women working in sculpture.


Arts Council Collection: Breaking the Mould Events




7 & 8 August 12–4pm

Drop-in workshop, Longside Gallery

No booking required: free admission with entry ticket to YSP.

Book tickets here. 

Suitable for all ages, children must be supervised


Led by artist Zara Worth, this hands-on event offers an opportunity to try a range of casting techniques to produce small-scale sculptures inspired by the works in the exhibition and the boundless spaces of the internet. Experiment with different shapes and materials to create your own sculpture to take home. No experience necessary, all materials provided.




Arts Council Collection: Breaking the Mould Events

All events will follow the Government’s Covid-19 safety guidance.

Events may be subject to cancellation at short notice: please visit to check in advance of your visit.

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