22 June - 29 September 2019

A fringe festival during
Yorkshire Sculpture International

Index is a new visual arts festival for Leeds and Wakefield taking place during Yorkshire Sculpture International. The programme presents a wide range of exhibitions, performances, screenings and more, featuring work by over 300 local, national and international artists across 40 sites.

"We are delighted that artists across Yorkshire have been inspired by YSI. We are particularly excited to see the range of projects which will be presented by Index in both Leeds and Wakefield during the summer and look forward to introducing visitors to Yorkshire Sculpture International to the wealth of artistic talent to be found here throughout Index’s vibrant programme of new commissions, exhibitions and events."

- Jane Bhoyroo, Producer of Yorkshire Sculpture International 

Index takes place from 22 June to 29 September 2019. All events and exhibitions are free and everyone is welcome.

Plan your visit



Programme Producers: Leeds

James Maxfield has experience working within a number of different arts organisations on exhibition production. Part of curatorial collective Mexico who co-produced About Time, a satellite programme of exhibitions and events across Leeds during British Art Show 8 in 2015.

Georgia Taylor Aguilar is Public Programmes & Residencies Producer at The Tetley; she manages major events, talks, performances and screenings. She works with regional, national and international artists at various stages of their careers for residencies and Artist Associates Programme.

Other projects include artist development at New North and South Symposium in Sri Lanka, Managing Tetley’s Brewery Heritage project, and was Cosgrove Hall Films exhibition curator at Waterside, Manchester. Georgia studies MA Art Gallery & Museum Studies at University of Manchester.

Index Trainees: Monika Lumb, Ella Watkinson & Jessica Stoyles


Programme Producers: Wakefield

WE ARE, Amy Lilley and Lucy Norton, are two young producers committed to improving Wakefield’s cultural landscape with collaborative projects and events to increase audience engagement, as well as platform Wakefield’s emerging artists. WE ARE are currently contracted by The Art House in Wakefield to programme Artwalk Wakefield, a bi-monthly cultural late night.

Artwalk Wakefield is an established alternative night out in Wakefield. It takes place every two months, always on the last Wednesday of the month, starting from January each year. The event exists to showcase local, national and international talent in a whole range of settings.

The night offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into practising artists based in Wakefield and beyond. Event spaces range from traditional art gallery spaces, through to historic buildings, cafes, bars, retail outlets and more.

In 2019, Artwalk will present two extended events, creating hubs of activity for Index Wakefield:

  • 31st July – Index special event
  • 25th September – Index special event


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