The Yorkshire Sculpture Park in West Bretton, Wakefield, in West Yorkshire, England (grid reference SE282131) is an open-air gallery showing work by UK and international artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. Yorkshire Sculpture Park was the UK’s first sculpture park based on the temporary open air exhibitions organised in London parks from the 1940s to 1970s by the Arts Council and London County Council. The ‘gallery without walls’ has a changing exhibition programme, rather than permanent display as seen in other UK sculpture parks such as Grizedale Forest.
Since the 1990s, Yorkshire Sculpture Park has made use of indoor exhibition spaces, initially a Bothy Gallery (in the curved Bothy Wall) and a temporary tent-like structure called the Pavilion Gallery.
After an extensive refurbishment and expansion, Yorkshire Sculpture Park has added an underground gallery space in the Bothy garden, and exhibition spaces at Longside (the hillside facing the original park). Its programme consists of contemporary and modern sculpture (from Rodin and Bourdelle through to living artists).