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

In A League of Their Own

In A League of Their Own

Castleford Museum

Sat 23 Mar 2019 - Sun 1 Mar 2020

© The Trustees of the British Museum

The Golden Age of Satire

Pontefract Museum

Sat 11 May - Sat 20 Jul 2019

Atrium Cases at Wakefield One

Creature Creations

Atrium Cases At Wakefield One

Sat 22 Jun - Sun 29 Sep 2019

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

Anglers Country Park

Ryhill Art Group

Anglers Country Park

Sat 6 - Sun 14 Jul 2019

Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield

Wed 31 Jul - Sun 4 Aug 2019

Wakefield Open Studios

Wakefield Open Studios

Wakefield

Sat 3 Aug 2019

On Our Doorstep: Geoff Leathley

On Our Doorstep: Geoff Leathley Paintings

Pontefract Museum

Sat 10 Aug 2019 - Sat 25 Apr 2020

Museum Of The Moon

Museum Of The Moon

Wakefield Market Hall

Fri 23 Aug - Sun 8 Sep 2019

Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield

Wed 25 - Sun 29 Sep 2019

Index Festival

The Virtual Sculpture Garden

Wakefield Cathedral

Wed 25 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

Forgotten Women Of Wakefield

Wakefield Artwalk

Westgate Chapel

Wed 27 Nov 2019