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

Upper Westgate

A Day in the Life

Wakefield Museum

Sat 7 Oct 2017 - Fri 22 Jun 2018

Daughters of Necessity: Serena Korda and Wakefield

Daughters of Necessity: Serena Korda and Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 2 Dec 2017 - Thu 5 Jul 2018

School Prints

School Prints

The Hepworth Wakefield

Fri 12 Jan - Sun 3 Jun 2018

Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works

Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works

The Hepworth Wakefield

Fri 16 Feb - Sun 3 Jun 2018

Potwallopers

Potwallopers

Pontefract Library

Fri 2 Mar - Fri 15 Jun 2018

Beyond Time

Chiharu Shiota: Beyond Time

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Tue 3 Apr - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Simon Armitage: Flit

Simon Armitage: Flit

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Tue 3 Apr - Sun 10 Jun 2018

1966 World Cup Football

Playmakers on Tour: Horbury Sports Specialists

Wakefield Museum

Mon 16 Apr 2018 - Sat 30 Mar 2019

Lofthouse Park

Pleasure, Privilege, Privations

Wakefield Library

Tue 1 May - Sat 7 Jul 2018

Sale of the Century

Sale of the Century

Pontefract Museum

Mon 14 May - Sat 1 Sep 2018

Wonderland

Wonderland

Wakefield Cathedral

Mon 21 - Wed 30 May 2018

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

Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield

Wed 30 May 2018

Local Colour

Long Division presents: Local Colour

Wakefield Beer Exchange

Wed 30 May - Sun 22 Jul 2018

Wakey Wakey, Grime and Shine

Wakey Wakey, Grime and Shine

Wakefield Beer Exchange

Wed 30 May - Sun 22 Jul 2018

Yelena Popova

Yelena Popova

The Art House

Wed 30 May - Fri 13 Jul 2018

Drawing the Crowd

Long Division presents: Drawing the Crowd

Mr & Mrs C's

Wed 30 May 2018

Are you becoming who you thought you'd be?

Long Division presents: Are you becoming who?

The Art House

Wed 30 May 2018

Visable Words from Invisable People

Long Division presents: Visible Words

Wakefield Precinct

Wed 30 May 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.