Current Art and Sculpture Events in Wakefield

What's happening from July to September!

Eleanor Taylor, Experience Wakefield

There are a whole load of Art and Sculpture events and exhibitions happening over the next threee of months, so to make it easier for you, we thought we’d pull them together in one place!

Madi Acharya-Baskerville: The Double Act

MADI ACHARYA-BASKERVILLE: THE DOUBLE ACT

The Art House presents Madi Acharya-Baskerville, a London-based, South Asian artist whose work explores themes of environmental concerns, migrations and gender issues. Using found and discarded materials sourced from coastlines, woodlands and vintage markets, Acharya-Baskerville’s sculptures provoke ecological activism with a helping of irony, humour and playfulness.

📍 Wakefield, WF1 2TE
📅 Wednesday 17 July 2024 – Saturday 19 July 2025
🎟 Free
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BIJAN AMINI-ALAVIJEH: A GLIMMER

Bijan Amini-Alavijeh’s practice is informed by Medieval English and Persian art and architecture, referencing both cultures’ understanding of sacred geometries and their extensive lexicons of decoration. His investigation into their motifs, patterns and abstract decoration uncovers a commonality of the same shape – a circle, a spiritual shape offering unity, wholeness, and perfection. This familiarity with their complexity offers the artist the opportunity to create sculpture and drawing that explores repetitive and intuitive making and experimental processes. His works incorporate figurative and abstracted forms, that rejects the hierarchy of materials and processes to explores how we might reshape our understanding of abstraction, tradition and ornamentation. He invites audiences to rethink how we consider spirituality, mortality and our relationship with nature and geometry in the 21st century.

📍 Wakefield, WF1 2TE
📅 Saturday 31 August 2024 – Saturday 26 October 2024
🎟 Free
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Carol Douglas - Supper 2023

CAROL DOUGLAS: ACTUALLY I CAN

Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents the largest exhibition to date of work by York-based artist Carol Douglas. Carol Douglas was dissuaded from studying art at school, but developed her own style after taking up painting in her 60s, inspiring the title of the exhibition – Actually I Can. Influenced by Outsider ArtArt Brut and Folk Art – terms used to describe art with a naïve and decorative quality – her alluring paintings depict recognisable household objects and people in domestic settings, and are inspired by her experiences of everyday life.

📍 Wakefield, WF4 4LG
📅 Saturday 13 July 2024 – Sunday 27 October 2024
🎟 £9.50 (£7 concession), FREE for under 18s.
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Barti Kher

BHARTI KHER: ALCHEMIES

Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents a major solo exhibition by Indian artist Bharti Kher, her most extensive UK museum show to date. The exhibition showcases Kher’s powerful sculptures from 2000-2024, including outdoor bronze works and a large clay piece made on-site. Centring on the female body and experiences, Kher’s works address timely political issues around gender and identity. Her art reframes perspectives on women through the lens of her own experiences, challenging fixed representations and hierarchies while considering women’s roles in society and culture.

📍 Wakefield, WF4 4LG
📅 Saturday 22 June 2024 – Sunday 27 April 2025
🎟 £9.50 (£7 concession), FREE for under 18s.
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RONALD MOODY: SCULPTING LIFE

Experience a fantastic new exhibition of the work of artist Ronald Moody at The Hepworth Wakefield. Jamaican-born sculptor Ronald Moody is one of the most significant artists of the 20th century and yet, there have not been any comprehensive exhibitions or monographs of his work to date. This major exhibition, guest curated by Moody specialist Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski working together with Eleanor Clayton, The Hepworth Wakefield’s Senior Curator, will explore the development of Moody’s art as well as his contribution and impact on British and international art history.

📍 Wakefield, WF1 5AW
📅 Saturday 22 June 2024 – Sunday 3 November 2024
🎟 £11-£13, or FREE for Members, Wakefield District residents and under 18s.
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BABEWORLD: NO SLEEP JUST CLOUDS

The Art House is delighted to be working in partnership with The LEVEL Centre and Unlimited, to support an exciting new commission by Babeworld, a collective that seeks to create a more representative art world through the creation of projects for those who are marginalised in the arts. No Sleep Just Clouds is an installation exploring how neurodivergent people experience creative spaces as audiences, participants and artists. It investigates the experiences of autistic, marginalised and wider neurodivergent people in the creative sector and the struggle to thrive and be ‘productive’ under capitalism.

📍 Wakefield, WF1 2TE
📅 Saturday 14 September 2024 – Saturday 26 October 2024
🎟 Free
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Elisabeth Frink: Lying Down Horse sculpture

ELISABETH FRINK: NATURAL CONNECTION

Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents a new exhibition of work by the late renowned artist Dame Elisabeth Frink, famed for her sculptures and prints of animals and the human figure. Curated from the collection that was left to the charity, the exhibition is installed both indoors at The Weston and nearby outdoors, and extends into YSP’s breathtaking landscape. It includes several striking outdoor bronze sculptures that explore humanity and its histories, habits and tragedies.

📍 Wakefield, WF4 4LG
📅 Saturday 20 July 2024 – Sunday 23 February 2025
🎟 £9.50 (£7 concession), FREE for under 18s.
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Boundary

TONY WADE: BOUNDARY

In the summer of 2018 artist Tony Wade walked the 60-mile length of the Wakefield District boundary. Every three miles he painted three panels showing when he saw looking outwards. See what he saw and view all 60 paintings (20 triptychs), representing a 360-degree panorama from the Wakefield District at the Anglers Country Park visitors centre.

📍 Wintersett, WF4 2EB
📅 Friday 28 June 2024 – Sunday 24 November 2024
🎟 Free
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Igshaan Adams

IGSHAAN ADAMS

South African artist Igshaan Adams presents a new body of large-scale tapestry works and “cloud installations” made of beaded wire sculptures at The Hepworth Wakefield. Exploring how human exchanges transform spaces and communities, the works build on Adams’ ongoing focus on the movement traditions of Namaqualand. For this exhibition, Adams collaborated with the Garage Dance Ensemble, having the dancers intuitively interact with painted canvases which then inspired the tapestries he created. Adorned with beads, chains and locally-sourced materials, the tapestries aim to record traces of the dancers’ psyche, bodies and memories through abstract movement. The exhibition underscores Adams’ interest in the visual rhythms of dance and narratives embedded in body movements.

📍 Wakefield, WF1 5AW
📅 Saturday 22 June 2024 – Sunday 3 November 2024
🎟 £11-£13, or FREE for Members, Wakefield District residents and under 18s.
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The Hepworth Wakefield Harvest Festival

THE HEPWORTH WAKEFIELD HARVEST FESTIVAL

Celebrate the start of autumn at The Hepworth Wakefield and enjoy a weekend in the company of some of the UK’s finest independent designers, makers, store owners and producers all set to get you ready for the change in the season. You’ll find over 60 stalls selling artisan food and drink, blankets, books, candles, ceramics, home and kitchenware, plants, prints, textiles, vintage items, vinyl and seasonal produce. Plus family activities in the galleries and garden, live music, street food and discounted exhibition entry.

📍 Wakefield, WF1 5AW
📅 Saturday 21 September 2024 – Sunday 22 September 2024
🎟 £2, or FREE for Members, Wakefield District residents and under 18s.
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Yoga and Gong Relaxation: Erwin Wurm

YOGA AND GONG RELAXATION: BHARTI KHER

Join the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for a yoga and gong relaxation practice in the Underground Gallery, surrounded by the Bharti Kher: Alchemies exhibition. Enjoy a breath-led, physical practice followed by a deep relaxation session, accompanied by the magical, nurturing sound of the gong. Gather afterwards for a nourishing breakfast of fruit, pastries, granola, yogurt and warm drinks.

📍 Wakefield, WF4 4LG
📅 Saturday 28 September 2024, Saturday 26 October, Saturday 30 November and Saturday 21 December 2024
🎟 £21
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