Launching in 2019, Yorkshire Sculpture International is the UKs largest sculpture festival. In its first year, a series of exhibitions, international commissions, events and learning programmes celebrated sculpture across four galleries: the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture Park as well as outdoors in Leeds and Wakefield.
Yorkshire Sculpture International is a fantastic and ambitious opportunity to build on our strong tradition of partnership with all four of the great Yorkshire arts institutions involved.
The University hosted a series of talks and events exploring a range of topics from materials engineering in sculpture to gender and cultural identity.
We also welcomed a new artwork to campus, the specially-commissioned Converse Column by internationally renowned British-American artist Liliane Lijn, in connection with our innovation hub, Nexus.
The partnership has also offered training for student ambassadors to assist with cultural events, improving skills and opportunities.