Through our community engagement programme, we work closely with local youth groups, migrants, asylum seekers and refugees across Leeds and Wakefield on a programme which gives them the space to make their own sculpture with artists. We arrange visits to all the Yorkshire Sculpture International galleries – Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Recently we have been working with associate artist Thahmina Begum and her Kushy Dil art group in Beeston. The group created the collaborative work ‘Story in a Suitcase’, which brought together their shared Bangladeshi heritage and culminated in a pop-up exhibition in Leeds Art Gallery’s Central Court.
We have also worked with Rycroft Youth Centre to create ‘Leaf, Line, Lump’, which was shown in The Ridings in Wakefield as part of the Festival of the Earth.
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 has an extensive engagement programme, spanning education, community collaborations and artist support.
We explore 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. We are currently working with a group of 25 artists across Yorkshire as part of our 2022 Sculpture Network.
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