Guiseppe Penone: Idee de Pietra

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

26 May 2018 – 28 April 2019

Years in the making, this exhibition explores one artist’s shifting and profoundly meditative investigation of humanity’s connections to the organic world.

Giuseppe Penone, Continuerà a crescere tranne che in quel punto, 1968-2003

In a beautiful pairing of preoccupation and place, this exhibition brings together an artist intimately concerned with the relationship between humanity and the natural world, and the UK’s leading open-air gallery.

Unfolding across the landscape and Underground Gallery of Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a selection of works from five decades of world-renowned Italian artist Guiseppe Penone’s career – many of which have not previously been seen in the UK – including a monumental 30-metre-long fir tree, bisected vertically and carved along its growth rings.

The culmination of a dialogue over many years, this exhibition is the most extensive showcase of Penone’s work in the UK to date. 


Venue information

Opening times


Daily, 10am – 6pm


Daily, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 25 Dec

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