A major new partnership project spearheaded by the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) seeks to make Yorkshire ‘the best place to see sculpture in the world’ and the sculptural capital of Europe.
With support from Arts Council England and tourism body Welcome to Yorkshire, the initiative will build on the county’s heritage as the birthplace of Modern British sculptors Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, the huge successes of The Hepworth’s inaugural year, and record visitor numbers to YSP in 2011.
With the four spaces within just 30 minutes of each other by car, train or bus, and all offering free access to their international exhibitions, the project invites people to follow the three points of the triangle to see sculpture at each venue. A new Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle website collates information on all four exhibition programmes into a single what’s on page, alongside listings of hotels and eateries in the area.
Highlights for 2013 include the Northern Art Prize exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery; Yinka Shonibare at YSP; and a season of interlinked exhibitions by Alice Channer, Jessica Jackson Hutchins and Linder at The Hepworth Wakefield.
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