The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield
Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW
  • Telephone 01924 247360
  • Opening times Tue–Sun 10am–5pm; closed Mon (except for local school holidays and bank holidays) and Sun.
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  • Website www.hepworthwakefield.org
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The Hepworth Wakefield is an art gallery of 1,600 sq m, making it the largest such space outside London. It has a strong collection of works including many by the artist and sculptor, Barbara Hepworth, who was born in Wakefield, and Henry Moore. It has a programme of exhibitions.

It sits on the banks of the River Calder and was designed by architect, David Chipperfield.

It won Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2017.

Events at this venue

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Bill Brandt / Henry Moore

The photographer Bill Brandt and the sculptor Henry Moore first met during the Second World War, when they both created images of civilians sheltering from the Blitz in the London Underground. This major exhibition brings together over 200 works highlighting the relationships between sculpture, photography, drawing and…

Fri 7 Feb

Free / 01924 247360

Sat 8 Feb

Free / 01924 247360

Sun 9 Feb

…and 96 more dates until 31 May

A Contemporary Collection: Sculpture & Materials

Wakefield’s art collection, now cared for by The Hepworth Wakefield, was founded in 1923 with the aim to nurture a public understanding of contemporary art. A progressive collecting policy saw the work of Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore acquired early in their careers, as well as other leading artists of the day, such as…

Tue 21 Jan

Free / 01924 247360

Wed 22 Jan

Free / 01924 247360

Thu 23 Jan

Free / 01924 247360

…and 57 more dates until 29 Mar

Hannah Starkey

Throughout her career Starkey’s meticulously choreographed photographs have determinedly engaged with how women are represented in contemporary culture, an issue which is now, finally centre stage. Starkey reveals women in moments of private reflection, alienation or social interaction that might otherwise go unseen: a…

Fri 23 Oct

Free / 01924 247360

Sat 24 Oct

Free / 01924 247360

Sun 25 Oct

…and 76 more dates until 24 Jan 2021

The Hepworth Family Gift / Hepworth At Work

The Hepworth Family Gift consists of 44 full size, rarely seen working models – surviving prototypes in plaster and aluminium made in preparation for the works in bronze Hepworth executed from the mid-1950s to the end of her career. It also includes drawings and a large group of lithographs and screen prints by Barbara…

Tue 21 Jan

Free / 01924 247360

Wed 22 Jan

Free / 01924 247360

Thu 23 Jan

Free / 01924 247360

…and 57 more dates until 29 Mar

Sheila Hicks

Drawing together over 70 pieces from international public and private collections, this major exhibition will explore the many facets of Hicks’ ground-breaking work – from her intimate Minimes, small woven drawings she creates on a hand-held frame, to large-scale installations that fill gallery spaces with vibrant…

Wed 24 Jun

Free / 01924 247360

Thu 25 Jun

Free / 01924 247360

Fri 26 Jun

Free / 01924 247360

…and 88 more dates until 7 Oct

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