Light Organ at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Katie Evans, Exhibitions Editor
Light Organ
Light Organ, Leeds Art Gallery, 2022. Photograph by Jules Lister

Light Organ at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield 17 November 2023 — 21 January 2024 Tickets from £9.00 — Book now

With the nights drawing in and winter around the corner, step into a magical world of light, colour and sound with Light Organ.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s historic Chapel will be lit up with this joyful artwork throughout winter. Visitors are encouraged to come and interact with this immersive installation, to see their voices and sounds brought to life in spellbinding colours and patterns of light.

The interactive and accessible artwork connects a series of 40 large pipes. Sing, talk or clap into the microphones – shout or whisper – to create a light display uniquely your own.

Light Organ is a collaborative installation by local artists Akeelah Bertram, Adam Glatherine and creative technologist Simon Fletcher. “We wanted to create something uplifting and playful” comments Bertram, “to encourage people to experiment and share our love of light and sound.”

After a successful showing at Leeds Art Gallery last year, the installation is welcomed back, this time to the scenic landscape of Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Throughout its showing, Light Organ will host a variety of events, from sensory play at ‘Sculpture Baby’ to ‘Tales in the Gallery’.

Visitor with Light Organ, Leeds Art Gallery, 2022. Photograph by Jules Lister

The exhibition features as part of the wider Light Up Wakefield weekend, a programme of events, installations and projections that invites visitors to see the city in a whole new light. It kicks off on the 17 and 18 November with Light Organ Late x Light Up Wakefield, an electrifying musical evening that offers a rare opportunity to visit the park after hours. Producer, musician and sound designer Aron Kyne will be joined by vocalist Zola Marcelle to produce a mesmerising performance that pushes at the boundaries of music and art.

To celebrate Light Up Wakefield, YSP are offering a limited number of free entry tickets for residents of Wakefield Council districts between 17-19 November (inclusive). Proof of Wakefield address will need to be shown on entry. 

Running throughout Winter, the Light Organ Late series will host unique evening events that promise to illuminate dark wintery nights with artists, poets and musicians billed to create electrifying performances. 

Light Organ, Leeds Art Gallery, 2022. Photograph by Jules Lister

Light Organ at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield 17 November 2023 — 21 January 2024 Tickets from £9.00 Book now

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