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From the quaint independent art galleries in our market towns to the cool exhibition spaces in the urban centres, there’s an artistic feast just waiting to be discovered.

New commissions, Old Masters and more than 2,000 ceramic works now feature in the newly refurbished York Art Gallery. Displays of designated collections. The gallery’s collection of Italian Old Masters are displayed alongside substantial new research in The Madsen Gallery. The launch of the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) showcases more than 2,000 works including a 17 metre long Wall of Pots.

Scarborough Art Gallery is an Italianate villa built in the 1840s as part of The Crescent and houses Scarborough’s fine art collection. Paintings feature seascapes and views of Scarborough and the Gallery has a lively temporary exhibition programme that features contemporary work by professional artists. Offering three dimensional pieces of artwork, Bils and Rye is a contemporary art gallery in Nunnington specialising in sourcing unusual and quirky ceramic sculptures and astounding carvings.

Sheffield’s premier destination for art, craft and design is the Millennium Gallery. Here you can see some of Sheffield’s unique heritage, including the metalwork which made the city world famous. Overlooking the Mandela Gardens, The Civic, Barnsley showcases high-quality performances and exhibitions not usually associated with a centre of its size or regional location.

Named after Wakefield-born sculptor Barbara Hepworth, The Hepworth Wakefield is the country’s largest purpose-built gallery in nearly 50 years. Inside this inspiring gallery you’ll find a unique collection of sculptures, as well as changing exhibitions by world-famous artists.

The Tetley is a new centre for contemporary art and learning located in the stunning art deco headquarters of the former Tetley Brewery in central Leeds. Alongside their contemporary art programme, they host the Tetley Collection, relics from the brewery’s past.

See work by some of the most important national and international artists at Leeds Art Gallery for free. It is home to one of the most significant collections of 20th century British art in the country and offers a changing programme of exhibitions throughout the year.

Whilst in Leeds, discover sculpture at the Henry Moore Institute. Three beautiful gallery spaces host an ever-changing programme of exhibitions accompanied by tours, talks and events which explore sculpture from ancient to modern.

One of a kind, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield is an international centre for modern and contemporary art. Explore 500 acres of magnificent 18th century landscape with over 60 sculptures in the open air by some of the world’s finest artists.