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

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

Giles Round: The Director

Giles Round: The Director

The Hepworth Wakefield

Mon 22 Oct 2018 - Sun 13 Jan 2019

Daniel Meadows National Portrait (Three Boys and a

Modern Nature

The Hepworth Wakefield

Mon 22 Oct 2018 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

The Hepworth Prize For Sculpture

The Hepworth Prize For Sculpture

The Hepworth Wakefield

Fri 26 Oct 2018 - Sun 20 Jan 2019

Nurses and Soldiers

Armistice 100

Wakefield Museum

Mon 5 Nov 2018 - Fri 1 Mar 2019

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 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.