Exhibitions at Longside

Designed by Tony Fretton Architects, Longside Gallery is a unique space for sculpture, offering panoramic views of Yorkshire Sculpture Park through its glazed walls. The Arts Council Collection and Yorkshire Sculpture Park share Longside Gallery for an alternating programme of innovative exhibitions.

Recent Arts Council Collection exhibitions at Longside Gallery include: Kaleidoscope: Colour And Sequence In 1960s British Art (2017); Night in the Museum: Ryan Gander Curates The Arts Council Collection (2016); and Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977–1986 (2015).

Between exhibitions, Longside Gallery is used for a range of educational and outreach activities and events.


Past Exhibitions


Kaleidoscope examines 1960s visual art through a fresh and surprising lens. The exhibition tours to Nottingham Warwick and Liverpool in 2017-18.
Night in the Museum

Curated by leading British artist Ryan Gander, this major touring exhibition offered a unique view of the Arts Council Collection in its seventieth anniversary year
Making It

The first survey of the young artists in the late 1970s and 1980s who shared a revived interest in the sculpted object, in materials, and in ideas around making. Including Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor and Cornelia Parker.

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Plan Your Visit

During exhibition times a free minibus shuttle service is in operation between YSP Centre and Longside Gallery.
Kaleidoscope: Colour And Sequence In 1960s British Art

Bringing together outstanding examples of painting and sculpture from our Collection and major UK collections, Kaleidoscope examines 1960s visual art through a fresh lens
Seizure by Roger Hiorns

“Destined to be remembered as one of the truly worthwhile and significant moments of modern British art” (Jonathan Jones, The Guardian)

The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemporary art.

With nearly 8,000 works by over 2,000 artists, it can be seen in exhibitions and public displays across the country and beyondThis website offers unprecedented access to the Collection, and information about each work can be found on this site.