Sculpture & the Arts

Our area is renowned for creating great artists and sculptors, not to mention our countryside that provided inspiration for others. We are proud to be the birthplace of Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, both are celebrated in our award winning art galleries.

Celebrate our arts heritage with a visit to The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Both have their fair share of awards and are home to world-class artwork from artists across the globe.

It’s not just the art galleries that make us special; from self-led Artwalk nights with art and ale to pop-up art workshops and stunning live performances there really is something for everyone!


Giuseppe Penone

Giuseppe Penone: A Tree in the Wood

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sat 26 May 2018 - Sun 28 Apr 2019

Daniel Meadows National Portrait (Three Boys and a

Modern Nature

The Hepworth Wakefield

Mon 22 Oct 2018 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Waste Not

Waste Not: How Wakefield Made Steam Green

Wakefield Museum

Sat 2 Feb - Sat 11 May 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield

School Prints 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield

Wed 6 Feb - Sun 2 Jun 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield

Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 16 Feb - Sun 2 Jun 2019

In A League of Their Own

In A League of Their Own

Castleford Museum

Sat 23 Mar 2019 - Sun 1 Mar 2020

The Art House

Tony Heaton OBE, Residency Exhibition

The Art House

Thu 28 Mar - Sat 18 May 2019

© The Trustees of the British Museum

The Golden Age of Satire

Pontefract Museum

Sat 11 May - Sat 20 Jul 2019

Yorkshire Sculpture International.

Yorkshire Sculpture International

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 22 Jun - Sun 29 Sep 2019

Christina Quarles, Bottoms Up, 2018.

Christina Quarles

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 19 Oct 2019 - Sun 19 Jan 2020

Alan Davie, Cross for the White Birds, 1965. ©

We Two Boys

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 19 Oct 2019 - Sun 19 Jan 2020

The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park form part of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle, linking up with Leeds Art Gallery and The Henry Moore Institute only a short train ride away.

Discover hundreds of iconic original artworks at all four unique venues and make a weekend of it. Look out for world-class exhibitions taking place throughout the year.