100 Days Of Sculpture

Wakefield's reputation as a city of sculpture is headline news and this summer we're celebrating it on a massive scale...

Wakefield is a surprising centre of sculpture. We are gutsy advocates of art and renowned for remarkable artists.

In fact, two of the greatest artists of the 20th century were born and bred here - Barbara Hepworth in Wakefield, and Henry Moore in Castleford. Both were inspired by the landscapes of our district, as countless others have been and continue to be.

We also proudly boast that our two museums dedicated to this art form, The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, have both won the Art Fund 'Museum of the Year' award – the world's biggest museum prize, and we're the only city outside of London to have two winners.

This summer we will celebrate our links to sculpture on a scale never seen before. The first ever Yorkshire Sculpture International will be the UK's largest sculpture festival, taking place across Wakefield and Leeds.

Over 100 days there will be events and exhibitions across both cities from June to September.

If there was ever any doubt of Wakefield’s reputation as an international capital of sculpture, this summer will set the record straight once and for all. We can’t wait.

Yorkshire Sculpture International takes place from 22 June–29 September.
All events free

Exhibitions

Playmakers On Tour

Playmakers On Tour: Horbury Sports Specialists

Wakefield Museum

Sat 2 Feb - Wed 25 Sep 2019

Thomas Chippendale: The Man and The Brand

Thomas Chippendale: The Man and The Brand

National Trust Nostell

Sat 2 Mar - Sat 2 Nov 2019

In A League of Their Own

In A League of Their Own

Castleford Museum

Sat 23 Mar 2019 - Sun 1 Mar 2020

Kimsooja

Kimsooja: To Breathe

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sat 30 Mar - Sun 29 Sep 2019

Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sat 13 Apr - Sun 29 Sep 2019

Atrium Cases at Wakefield One

Creature Creations

Wakefield Museum

Sat 22 Jun - Sun 29 Sep 2019

David Smith

David Smith: Sculpture 1932 - 1965

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sat 22 Jun 2019 - Sun 5 Jan 2020

Huma Bhabha @ Yorkshire Sculpture International

Yorkshire Sculpture International

Wakefield

Sat 22 Jun - Sun 29 Sep 2019

Damien Hirst @ Yorkshire Sculpture International

Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sat 22 Jun - Sun 29 Sep 2019

Tau Lewis @ Yorkshire Sculpture International

Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 22 Jun - Sun 29 Sep 2019

National Trust Nostell

Interior Worlds: Behind the Glass

National Trust Nostell

Sat 22 Jun - Sun 3 Nov 2019

Gateway To Eternity

Gateway to Eternity

Wakefield Museum

Sat 6 Jul 2019 - Sat 4 Jul 2020

Ruth Ewan & Oscar Murillo

Ruth Ewan & Oscar Murillo

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sat 13 Jul - Sun 3 Nov 2019

Transformations: Cloth & Clay

Transformations: Cloth & Clay

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sat 13 Jul - Sun 3 Nov 2019

On Our Doorstep: Geoff Leathley

On Our Doorstep: Geoff Leathley Paintings

Pontefract Museum

Sat 10 Aug 2019 - Sat 25 Apr 2020

Holly Hendry

Holly Hendry

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sat 21 Sep 2019 - Sun 19 Apr 2020

Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield

Wed 25 - Sun 29 Sep 2019

Index Festival

The Virtual Sculpture Garden

Wakefield Cathedral

Wed 25 Sep 2019

Nostell Nights

Nostell Nights

National Trust Nostell

Fri 27 Sep 2019

Whispering Woods: StarFlower – Open Air Theatre

Whispering Woods: StarFlower – Open Air Theatre

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sat 28 Sep 2019