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

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

Just Us

Just Us

Neon Workshops

Wed 26 Sep - Sun 18 Nov 2018

Mona Hatoum, Hot Spot

Opening Party for The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

The Hepworth Wakefield

Thu 25 Oct 2018

The Hepworth Prize For Sculpture

The Hepworth Prize For Sculpture

The Hepworth Wakefield

Fri 26 Oct 2018 - Sun 20 Jan 2019

Nineteenth century image of Stanley Royd

The Road to Recovery exhibition opening

West Yorkshire History Centre

Sat 10 Nov 2018

Wakefield RMS

Wakefield Model Railway Exhibition 2018

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Wakefield RMS

Wakefield Model Railway Exhibition 2018

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Wakefield RMS

Wakefield Model Railway Exhibition 2018

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield

Wed 28 Nov 2018

Yorkshire Sculpture International.

Yorkshire Sculpture International

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 22 Jun - Sun 29 Sep 2019

Christina Quarles, Bottoms Up, 2018.

Christina Quales

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.