22 June - 29 September 2019

A fringe festival during
Yorkshire Sculpture International

Wakefield Programme

Artwalk Wakefield
25-29/09

Artwalk is Wakefield's best-kept secret, a free cultural late that sees exhibitions, live music, performances, poetry, and more take place in unexpected venues across the city centre.

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Wakefield Come Find Us Tour #2 25/09

For the first time Come Find Us is venturing to Wakefield. The established project which explores the cultural hotspots of Leeds is taking a trip to Wakefield to showcase the exciting and diverse range of exhibitions, late-night openings, gigs and much more on offer during Artwalk and Index Festival.

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Obsession at the
Assylum 25-29/09

Obsession at the Asylum brings together artist Amelia Baron’s research of the West Ridings Pauper Lunatic Asylum, and aims to intrigue and educate the audience with Wakefield's history of one of the first mental health institutions to offer moral care and support for the "insane poor"

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Awkward Objects 25/09

Designed through collaboration with dancers, these works define physical spaces for bodies to inhabit and interact with. But they also portray an emotional territory of feeling and experiences. In a media-driven era of polished images and seemingly effortless achievement, Awkward Objects refreshingly celebrate the ungraceful, inconvenient or disconcerting- in other worlds, a real moment of life full of efforts and imperfections.

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Talking Rhubarb Totem 25/09-29/09

Jason Wilsher-Mills unveils his new inflatable sculpture, Talking Rhubarb Totem, brought to life through augmented reality. Developed with Wakefield District Sight Aid, the piece aims to expand sculptures sensory capacity, experienced through touch and other senses.

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Plot: Exhibition 25/09

A celebratory exhibition of John Mayson’s engaging community project, Plot. Images, film and sculptures from the public will be showcased during Artwalk Wakefield’s September event.

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Unearthed: Land of the Rising 25-29/09

An interactive installation combining a piece of functional ceramic work with folklore. Exploring the parallels between a small Wakefield village in Yorkshire and Japanese towns such as Mashiko with its rich pottery and tea-drinking traditions.

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Underbelly: Turned to Stone 25/09

Christine Wilks's award-winning digital media piece and Melanie Wilks's stone-carved sculptures explore a rich seam of themes involving women's bodies creating, procreating and working, above ground and down below, carving stone, hauling coal.

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The Virtual Sculpture Garden 25/09

One to One Development Trust presents a major new virtual-reality work during Artwalk Wakefield, taking the form of a sculpture garden and created in collaboration with members of Wakefield communities. Immerse yourself in a new digital artistic landscape.

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Piss On Pity: Disabled artists on charity 25/09-05/10

Charity has long been a looming presence in the lives of disabled people - and not always a welcome one. This exhibition shows disabled artists challenging the widespread idea that charity is a force wholly for good.

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Wakefield Index Tour #2
27/09

Index Programmers Amy Lilley and Lucy Norton take you on a guided tour of the Index commissions in Wakefield, including talks and introductions from selected Artists.

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Leeds Programme

Index Panel Discussion 14/09

Index invites you to join us for a panel discussion with invited speakers Holly Willats, Sufea Mohamad Noor and Eleanor Rambellas Roche, chaired by Index Leeds Producers; Georgia Taylor Aguilar and James Maxfield.

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Kuroko 14/09-29/09

An exhibition that explores the power of objects to create narratives and evoke experiences by a group of artists based in the UK and Japan.

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...Even If It's Someone Else's 14/09-29/09

...Even If It's Someone Else's' is the follow up to 'The Desire To Be Part Of A Story...' and is the penultimate event of the serf summer program as part of Index festival.

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Leeds Index Tour #3 21/09

Join us for a tour of Index highlights. Starting at our festival hub.

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GRUBGRUBGRUB 25/09

GRUBGRUBGRUB is an informal dinner hosted by Gush for Leeds based Queer artists to meet and share resources.

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