Yorkshire Sculpture International
The first Yorkshire Sculpture International took place from 22 June to 29 September 2019.
The festival featured a series of exhibitions, international commissions, events and learning programmes – with sculpture in its broadest forms on display across four major galleries – the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park – and outdoors in Leeds and Wakefield.
Yorkshire Sculpture International is entering a period of research and development towards the next festival with investment from Arts Council England, Leeds 2023 and Wakefield Council. Engagement work with sculpture as the focus will continue with our partners throughout the year.
We are delighted to launch our ‘Toolkit for Sculpture Learning’ which has been created to support teachers in stretching and challenging children’s vocabulary around sculpture.
Through a range of tasks and activities, we aim to expand children’s ideas of what sculpture is, the many forms it takes, and how they can build confidence in talking about their experiences and ideas when looking at and making sculpture.
All four galleries are only a 30-minute drive, bus or train ride away from each other in Leeds and Wakefield. The Henry Moore Institute and Leeds Art Gallery can be found next door to each on The Headrow in Leeds.
Please see individual venue websites for location, suggested transport, directions, access and parking facilities.
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