photo of Anthony Gormley sculpture on Pioneer House, Dewsbury

A figure by Sir Antony Gormley perched atop the Pioneer Adult Skills Centre in Northgate keeping a watchful eye on the comings and goings of the people of Dewsbury.  The figure is on a ten year loan to mark the opening of the refurbished Pioneer House by Kirklees College and the beginning of the Creative Town arts programme.

The rooftop figure is an echo of his work in London 2007
and 'Event Horizon' exhibition in New York in 2010.

Creatives living and working in the Dewsbury & Kirklees area

The Dewsbury and wider Kirklees area has many artists, sculptors, musicians and other creative arts as well as local centres focused on particular cultural activities.  Check out the listings below.

Public Art


Artists & Sculptors

Walls Have Ears
Malcolm East
‘WORK’ by Sir Antony Gormley
Kathryn Ensall
Emmeline North
Trafford Parsons
Melanie Wilks
Graham Jenkinson
Bruce Mulcahy

Creative Resources

Where to buy

Where you can buy many works by artists based in Dewsbury and the local area

Hope Art Publishing

On the Mezzanine floor of Redbrick Mill, 218 Bradford Road, Batley, WF17 6JF.

Interested in a better life in a better Dewsbury?


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