9th February 2018
Flint appointed to lead major cultural placemaking campaign for Yorkshire Sculpture International

Flint has been selected to launch Yorkshire Sculpture International, an ambitious new event presented by Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle, which will take place in 2019.

Yorkshire holds a unique artistic legacy as the birthplace of two of the world’s most important 20th century sculptors, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. In 2013 Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle was established by four partner venues – The Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the neighbouring Henry Moore Institute and Leeds Art Gallery – to celebrate the significance of this history and to promote modern and contemporary sculpture in the region.

With backing from Arts Council England, Yorkshire Sculpture International (YSI) will include an exhibition of international artists staged across all four institutions, new commissions in public spaces around Leeds and Wakefield, and an extensive events and community programme. YSI will dramatically extend the reach of Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle and act as a driver for cultural and economic development in the area.

Flint will lead a campaign to raise awareness of YSI on the world stage, securing partnerships and press coverage, which will propel the event into mainstream culture and attract a diverse audience from the local community to international tourists.

 

Image Credit: Large Two Forms, Henry Moore, bronze, 1966-69 (detail). Reproduced by permission of the Henry Moore Foundation, photo © Jonty Wilde, courtesy of Yorkshire Sculpture Park