Event Description

BABA Annual Conference and AGM, ‘Festival of Sculpture’, Friday 7 to Sunday 9 August, at Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4JX.

Tickets and booking information will be available from the Website


Dr. Helen Pheby, Senior Curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, will be giving a talk on the new Anthony Caro exhibition at 4pm on Friday at Longside Gallery (not one to miss – see Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s website for details of this and other upcoming events:

We will be running a series of 8 lectures during the event which will include a talk from the team organising the 2016 event at Ypres, a drawing lecture by Peter Parkinson, and a drawing workshop by Kate Maddison.

These will be free to delegates, but charged to any attending public.

Forging and other craft demonstrations will run throughout the weekend, the main focus being on blacksmith delegates working in pairs with craftspeople in other materials to produce sculptures on the theme of ‘Collaboration’.

Other craftspeople will be demonstrating what they do in a contemporary setting, and joining us all for a BBQ and beer on the Saturday night.

This will be a perfect opportunity to network and socialise with other contemporary craftspeople, make friends and contacts; and share skills and ideas.

The BABA Annual General Meeting itself will take place on Sunday 9 August 1:30pm and of course will be accessible without charge to all BABA members, whether attending the Conference or not.

Parking will be available free of charge for delegates at Bretton Country Park, and the YSP shuttle bus will run between the main YSP site and the BABA Conference site at Longside Gallery every half an hour via Bretton Country Park, between 10am and 5 pm.


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