Saturday, 8 February 2014

Two Thomas Houseago sculptures confirmed for Yorkshire Festival

The Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle’s bid to bring work by Leeds-born sculptor Thomas Houseago to the region has been successful.

The Los Angeles-based artist will exhibit two of his monumental sculptures across two sites in Yorkshire during the Tour de France this summer.

Bringing together Henry Moore Institute, The Hepworth Wakefield, Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle’s submission was one of 50 successful bids to the Yorkshire Festival 2014.

Thomas Houseago, renowned for his diverse and monumental works, will exhibit in two diverse locations.

The first sculpture will be placed within Leeds city centre, on a plinth outside Leeds Art Gallery on the Headrow where Le Grand Départ will begin on July 5.

The second sculpture will be placed in situ at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in West Bretton, near Wakefield.

The works will be unveiled at the end of April 2014.

Born in 1972, Houseago studied art at Jacob Kramer Foundation College (now Leeds College of Art) and London’s Central Saint Martins College, and eventually moved to Los Angeles where he is now based.

The Yorkshire Festival 2014 runs from March 27 to July 6.

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