Leap of Faith

Owner Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Date published 2018

Leap of Faith, a pioneering project at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), explores ways in which women who have experience of trafficking, domestic violence or mental ill health can use creative expression and equine assisted therapy to benefit wellbeing and creativity.

Responding to contemporary artist Katrina Palmer’s The Coffin Jump (2018) – a major co-commission by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, and YSP – Leap of Faith reflects the courageousness of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY). This extraordinary group emerged at a transformative period for women – moving out of passive domestic confinement to enter the battlefield on horseback and administer first aid – and inspired the creation of the artwork.

To learn more about the project and view the full report being published soon, please visit the YSP website.


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