A community group visits The Hepworth Wakefield. Photo: Nick Singleton
Sculpture activities at Yorkshire Sculpture International Street party in Wakefield on 23 June 2019. Photo: Nick Singleton
Pupils from John Jamieson school in Leeds visiting Kimsooja: To Breathe at Yorkshire Sculpture Park as part of Yorkshire Sculpture International's engagement programme. Photo: Nick Singleton
Yorkshire Sculpture International working with students from Wakefield College. Photo: Nick Singleton

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.

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Sculpture Network 2020

Sculpture Network 2020 has been launched by Yorkshire Sculpture International to support artists and the development of their practice.

Over a duration of four months, 22 Yorkshire-based artists working in sculpture will attend fortnightly meet-ups online that will be facilitated by an invited lead artist, curator, writer or researcher. There will be a focus on caring for artists throughout the uncertain and immediate future, taking a holistic approach to how we can support artists in their practice as well as their wellbeing.

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Visit YSI

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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