Yorkshire Sculpture International

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

Free and open to all

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Yorkshire Sculpture International is the UK’s largest dedicated sculpture festival, a series of exhibitions, international commissions, events and learning programmes not seen on a scale anywhere else – 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.

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.


Yorkshire Sculpture International will feature major new commissions in city centre locations; Ayşe Erkmen will make a new site-specific work for Leeds and Huma Bhabha will be presenting her first UK public commission in Wakefield. Tarek Atoui will be presenting a new commission between Leeds and Wakefield working with local communities.

100 days, 4 galleries, 2 cities, 1 festival