The Hepworth Wakefield. Photo: Marc Atkins.

Arts Council England Funds New Sculpture Triennial

The Leeds Art Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the Henry Moore Institute, and the Hepworth Wakefield—a grouping of institutions also known as the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle—have secured nearly one million dollars for the launch of an international sculpture triennial that will be known as the Yorkshire Sculpture International, reports ArtDaily. The exhibition, which will take place from July to September 2018, is being funded through Art Council England’s Ambition for Excellence program.

The director of the Henry Moore Foundation, Godfrey Worsdale, said, “Since the early twentieth century, Yorkshire has been associated with the development of sculpture. Over recent years, Leeds Art Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the Henry Moore Institute and the Hepworth Wakefield have brought collective energy and expertise to the subject through exhibitions, commissions, collections, archiving, and academic research.”

Sarah Maxfield, Arts Council England’s area north director, said, “Yorkshire has long been celebrated for its wealth of world-class sculpture and I’m delighted that we are funding this project through our ‘Ambition for Excellence’ program. ‘Yorkshire Sculpture International’ will illustrate how the region is a world center for cultural excellence in sculpture and I’m looking forward to seeing the new commissions.”