image for Exhibition item typeCreature Creations at Wakefield Museum

Exhibition, Sat 22 Jun - Sun 29 Sep 2019, free entry

Atrium Cases at Wakefield One

Atrium Cases at Wakefield One


Wakefield One,
Burton Street,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 2 Feb - Wed 25 Sep Playmakers On Tour: Horbury Sports Specialists
Sat 22 Jun - Sun 29 Sep Creature Creations
Sat 6 Jul - Sat 4 Jul Gateway to Eternity
Sat 28 Sep Family Fun
Tue 1 Oct Crafty Crocs
Thu 3 Oct Meet the Curator


A display of 7 metal sculptures by some of the most notable British sculptors of the 20th century, including Elisabeth Frink and Eduardo Paolozzi, selected to coincide with the Yorkshire Sculpture International (22 June to 29 September 2019), the UK’s largest dedicated sculpture festival which builds upon the regions rich history as the birthplace of pioneering sculptors such as Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.

As well as reflecting the quality of the Arts Council’s Collection of modern British sculpture the animal themed works have been chosen to reflect and contrast with Wakefield Museum’s display of natural history specimens by local eccentric and conservationist Charles Waterton. As well as preserving wildlife via his pioneering approach to taxidermy Waterton also constructed his own ‘creations’ using parts from a variety of exotic animals often to disturbing effect!

To see more outstanding works from the Arts Council collection, visit the Art House's exhibition, "The Art House x Arts Council Collection", an exhibition of new work by London-based sculptor Laura Yuile alongside works from the Arts Council Collection, curated by Lauren Velvick. The exhibition will consider notions of domestic and home settings, where objects and architecture feature within intimate personal relationships.

Please note this display is in the atrium case in Wakefield One, situated just outside of Wakefield Museum.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 22 Jun - Sun 29 Sep 2019
Monday to Friday: 8.30am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Sunday: Closed


Free entry



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Follow signs for Wakefield City Centre. Located behind Wakefield's County Hall.

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Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
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  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access