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Talk, Fri 20 Sep 2019


Yorkshire Sculpture International Symposium

Yorkshire Sculpture International Symposium


This symposium will critically reflect on the first Yorkshire Sculpture International with a day of talks by artists, curators, fabricators and educators.

Bringing speakers together to explore the work that goes on behind the scenes to develop large scale and public sculpture for international exhibitions.

Discussions will include

The traditional and new technologies used in sculpture today

The role of collaboration with fabricators and specialists

The challenges of developing sculpture for the public realm and the current context of accessing sculpture making facilities and education in sculpture

Throughout the day we will consider the future aspirations for Yorkshire Sculpture International (the second of which is planned in 2023) and the production of sculpture in Yorkshire.

Guest speakers include:

Rungwe Kingdon, Co-Founder and Director of Pangolin Editions, Gloucestershire

Rana Begum, Artist and Selector for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019

Samuel Leuenberger, Director and Curator of SALTS, Birsfelden and Curator of Art Basel's Parcours.

The full programme of speakers will be announced soon.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 20 Sep 2019 09:30 to 16:00


  Tickets: £12 – £40 Early bird: £35


Yorkshire Sculpture International


Carnegie Village,
Calverley Street,



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Map reference: SE 297342  Lat: 53.80326 Long: -1.55051

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.5 miles from Leeds station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups