During 2019, Yorkshire Sculpture International was on a mission to inspire everyone to think about, talk about and make sculpture.
Through our community engagement programme, we worked closely with asylum seekers, migrants, and refugees across Leeds and Wakefield on a programme which saw them making their own sculpture with artists and visiting all the Yorkshire Sculpture International galleries – Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Special thanks to Paul Hamlyn Foundation for supporting this project, the community groups involved: Community Harmony Project, Dominion Training, Meeting Point, New Roots, Urban House City of Sanctuary and the artists: Bijan Amini-Alavijeh, Dawn Wooley, Emii Alrai, Rachael Kidd, RL Wilson.
In summer 2018, the Yorkshire Sculpture International team ran Making Matters, a project with communities in Leeds. Artists based in Leeds and community groups visited our four partner galleries: Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park and created new sculptures together.
Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019 had an extensive engagement programme, working with schools, universities, communities and artists.
We explored sculpture with people of all ages, connecting them with the materials and processes used in making sculpture today and showing how sculpture can be found all around us.
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