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Damien Hirst to return to Yorkshire for International Sculpture Festival

Damien Hirst's 'The Virgin Mother' will go on display at the 18th Century Deer Park. Photo: Yui Mok/PA Archive/PA Images

Seven sculptures from renowned Yorkshire artist Damien Hirst will be displayed across Leeds this summer as part of a new 100 day festival.

The works, which will include Hirst’s ten-metre tall 'The Virgin Mother', and the 'Myth', will be placed in the newly formed 18th Century Deer Park.

Hirst, who is described as ''one of the most influential artists of his generation'', grew up in Leeds and went on to study at Leeds College of Art (then Jacob Kramer College) in the early 1980s. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1995 and his outstanding contribution to British art was acknowledged in a major solo retrospective exhibition at Tate Modern, London in 2012.

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The Yorkshire Sculpture International, which will run from June 22 - September 29, is the largest of its kind. It'll build on the region's rich cultural history as the birthplace and home of sculptors including; Barbara Hepworth, Damien Hirst and Henry Moore.

As well as some outdoor events in Leeds and Wakefield, works will also go on display across the four galleries that form the Yorkshire SculptureTriangle – Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield, andYorkshire Sculpture Park.