IMG 7911

Visual Art North - Autumn Meeting

Event info

With a careful and safe return to ‘face to face’ meetings and in collaboration with Yorkshire Sculpture Park [YSP], we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our first meet with Visual Art North [VAN] group members for a day of creating some beautiful images in the stunning autumnal grounds of the YSP.

YSP is an open-air gallery situated in 500-acres of grade II listed parkland 6 miles south-east of Wakefield.  It shows work by British and international artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.  The park's collection of works by Moore is one of the largest open-air displays of his bronzes in Europe.

Follow the link to the YSP website for more information about getting to the park and facilities available.

Weather permitting, we hope this will be an all-day event running from 10:15 to around 16:00.  There will be lots of opportunity to explore the park and take plenty of photos.

The day will start with a brief introduction to the park and there will also be a short discussion session, no more that 45min.

It would be wonderful to create some beautiful images with unique approaches that reflect this area.


£15.00 – includes entrance and refreshments

£9.00 – YSP Members and refreshments [YSP members would need to book YSP entrance on-line]

Meet Point

The boardroom in the main visitors’ centre building, the last door on your right.

Tea and coffee will be available on arrival with a light lunch of Soup and Sandwich and full access to the park for the day included in the charges.

Programme for the day

10:15 – 10:30              Arrival, tea / coffee

10:30 – 10:45              Welcome & Introductions

10:45 – 11:30              Discussion about VAN. This could include:

  • What is VAN about
  • Feedback on the comments and suggestions received
  • Outline of next few months activities
  • Q&A

11:30 – 13:00              Photography session 1 

13:00 – 13:45              Lunch

13:45 – 15:30              Photography session 2

15:30 – 15:45              Refreshments / Wrap up and close

Dress appropriately for walking and any inclement weather.

We look forward to meeting everyone on the day.

Event Organiser

Chris Goodacre & Mary Crowther


Venue Information

Getting Here

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is located 7 miles outside of Wakefield and 20 miles south of Leeds in West Yorkshire. YSP is conveniently located one mile from M1 Junction 38 and is served by Leeds-Bradford, Doncaster-Sheffield and Manchester International Airports, all within a 90-minute drive away.

By Car

The best postcode for sat nav is WF4 4JX. Exit the M1 at Junction 38, take the A637 towards Huddersfield, and follow the Yorkshire Sculpture Park brown heritage signs for one mile until you reach a roundabout. At this roundabout, turn left and follow the road through to the YSP Car Park and Centre. 

By Train

Wakefield Westgate is the nearest mainline station, around seven miles from YSP. A taxi from the station costs approximately £10. London King’s Cross to Wakefield takes approximately 2 hours. For times and fares visit

By Bus

The 96 bus runs Monday–Saturday between Wakefield and Barnsley, with regular stops at YSP. Find out more

The Arriva 108 bus service runs directly to Yorkshire Sculpture Park from Wakefield City Centre Bus Station. Find out more


Yorkshire Sculpture Park

West Bretton