Yorkshire Sculpture International - 22 June to 29 September 2019

Yorkshire Sculpture International

A festival of sculpture
Across Leeds and Wakefield
22 June – 29 September 2019

What's on

Experience every kind of sculpture in the UK’s largest dedicated sculpture festival. Featuring major new commissions, sculpture outdoors in Leeds and Wakefield and a series of free exhibitions at four galleries - Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park - until 29 September 2019.

The festival brings together 18 international artists from across the world. New commissions include Huma Bhabha’s first UK public sculpture in Wakefield city centre, Ayşe Erkmen’s sculpture for Leeds Art Gallery’s central court and sculptures by Damien Hirst are on display in Leeds city centre, Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

While you are exploring the exhibitions, you can enjoy free and fun sculpture activities for all the family. Check out Yorkshire Sculpture International’s website for special events, tours and talks throughout the festival.


Damien Hirst at Yorkshire Sculpture International

YSI is free and open to all

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This first festival builds upon Yorkshire’s rich history as the birthplace of pioneering sculptors, including Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, and as the home of this unique consortium of galleries and celebrated sculpture collections.


100 days, 4 galleries, 2 cities, 1 festival