Previewing the New Yorkshire Sculpture International

22 June–29 September | Yorkshire

The inaugural edition of Yorkshire Sculpture International, a free 100-day festival and the UK’s largest event to celebrate sculpture, will take place this summer. Including work by over 15 international artists, YSI 2019 will present a programme of events and exhibitions across The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield, and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

The Hepworth Wakefield. Photograph by Marc Atkins Art Fund.

Building upon Yorkshire’s prominent sculptural heritage as the birthplace of groundbreaking artists Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, the event will celebrate and showcase contemporary sculpture practice and examine the many and varied forms it takes today. Highlights will include two major public commissions of new work – one by Pakistani-American sculptor Huma Bhabha and another by Turkish artist Ayşe Erkmen, an exhibition of work by Abstract-Expressionist David Smith, and eight impressive sculptures by Damien Hirst.

Damien Hirst, Myth, 2010.

Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019 is on view at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park from 22 June–29 September.

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