World Refugee Day Picnic at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 20 June 2014


Arts on the Run: Picnic at Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2014
Celebrating World Refugee Day on Friday 20th June
Come and join us to eat, share news, catch up on what’s on, plan what’s next, and maybe take a walk around this very special place!We’ll take a look at China’s dissident artist & activist Ai Weiwei’s show here and lot’s more too..

meet at 12 noon outside the Visitor Centre
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
West Bretton
Wakefield WF4 4LG

Let us know if you’re coming! and if you travel together you can share a taxi.

Number 96 BUS run between Wakefield Bus Station and Barnsley Interchange via West Bretton.
Buses stop and depart directly outside the Visitor Centre.

For the latest timetable visit
We will always refund reasonable travel expenses on the day.

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About Aysegul Balkose Thornett

Aysegul is an action painter, performance, visual artist and photographer. She was born in 1979 in Turkey. She moved to Sheffield, UK in 2008. Her former education is in chemical engineering. She finished her masters degree in 2005. During working various textile companies in Istanbul, she started to notice her desire of experimenting ideas through art. She started painting on found cardboard with various paints (using makeup she owned, pastel paints, oil paints and acrylic paints) and started writing screenplays. She had one short and full length movies shot during this period. After she moved to Sheffield, in 2008, she trained to become a circus performer. She has never dropped her brush and experimental approach to painting. Although, she had former education on English, her vocabulary was so limited to express herself and be part of daily dialogues. During this time her interest in cultural differences and the importance of communication fused up and in short time she has been investigating non-verbal dialogues as a concept. Since the end of 2012, she has been action painting, using her feet as brush, directed by her mindful dance movements (combination of belly dance, contemporary dance, basic acrobatic movements and tai chi). She creates the space for triangular non-verbal dialogue between musician-herself-film maker. Whilst she is "dancing" and painting with live improvised music, film maker is live filming , creating moving images, " recording and projecting" as a subjective interpreter of the polylogue (new words and meaning are simultaneously created during the dialogue). She works on project based with different artist from different art forms to create a new way of expressing ideas and concepts through interconnective honest exchange. "What matters is honesty..." Currently she is working as a photographer and performance-visual artist/painter on commissioned/funded projects.


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