Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019

In partnership with world-renowned partners, artists and researchers, we're supporting the largest festival of sculpture in the UK.

Yorkshire Sculpture International is a 100-day festival taking place across Leeds and Wakefield from 22 June to 29 September 2019.

Keynote academic speakers from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures with undergraduate and postgraduate students are actively involved in the programme, which encompasses four galleries and the breadth of our campus.

Events taking place in partnership with the University of Leeds include:

Wednesday 3 July
6pm – 8pm

Liliane Lijn in Conversation


Thursday 4 July
6pm – 8pm

Is sculpture the most anthropological of the art forms?

Leeds Art Gallery

Thursday 11 July
6pm – 8pm

Working in sculpture: gender, diversity and creativity


Thursday 12 September
6pm – 8pm

The Science of Making Sculpture: Material

School of Chemical Engineering

Saturday 14 September
1.30pm – 3.30pm

Sculptural Encounters in Leeds walking tour

Leeds City Centre

Wednesday 18 September
6pm – 8pm

Virtuality in Art

Across campus

Events are free though may require registration. See EventBrite for more details.

Yorkshire Sculpture International opens up exciting new conversations and unique opportunities for the next generation of creative talent – re-establishing the importance of sculpture in our region and beyond.

Sir Alan Langlands, Vice-Chancellor, University of Leeds

Find out how we're supporting Yorkshire Sculpture International

See the full programme of events at yorkshire-sculpture.org