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!

Exhibitions

1966 World Cup Football

Playmakers on Tour: Horbury Sports Specialists

Wakefield Museum

Mon 16 Apr 2018 - Sat 30 Mar 2019

Sale of the Century

Sale of the Century

Pontefract Museum

Mon 14 May 2018 - Sat 13 Apr 2019

The Smiths Single

Spend, Spend, Spend

Castleford Museum

Tue 22 May - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Giuseppe Penone

Giuseppe Penone: A Tree in the Wood

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sat 26 May 2018 - Sun 28 Apr 2019

Lee Miller And Surrealism In Britain

Lee Miller And Surrealism In Britain

The Hepworth Wakefield

Fri 22 Jun - Sun 7 Oct 2018

Viviane Sassen: Hot Mirror

Viviane Sassen: Hot Mirror

The Hepworth Wakefield

Fri 22 Jun - Sun 7 Oct 2018

Celebrating 300 Years Of Thomas Chippendale

Celebrating 300 Years Of Thomas Chippendale

The Hepworth Wakefield

Fri 13 Jul 2018 - Mon 25 Feb 2019

Marbled paper

Obelisk Marbling

National Trust Nostell

Fri 13 Jul - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Matilda: Quentin Blake 2018

Quentin Blake: The Roald Dahl Centenary Portraits

Wakefield Museum

Sat 14 Jul 2018 - Sat 5 Jan 2019

Town Hall

The Wall

Create Cafe

Mon 24 Sep 2018 - Sun 1 Sep 2019

Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Just Us

Just Us

Neon Workshops

Wed 26 Sep - Sun 18 Nov 2018

20:20 Print Exchange Exhibition

20:20 Print Exchange Exhibition

The Art House

Wed 26 Sep 2018

A Hole In The Wall

A Hole In The Wall

Unity Hall and Business Space

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Boundary No Boundary

Boundary No Boundary

The Art House

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Clinker, 1984-85

Coal Spire - Nicholas Vaughan + Michelle Graham

Chantry Chapel of St Mary

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Forgotten Women of Wakefield

Forgotten Women of Wakefield

Westgate Studios

Wed 26 Sep 2018

HARTORIUM

HARTORIUM

The Jolly Tap

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Helen Riddle

Helen Riddle and Ann McCall

Westgate Studios

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Notes From The Margins

Helen Thomas - Notes From The Margins

Brews, Bites & Books

Wed 26 Sep 2018

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.