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.
  • Email
  • 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

There are 5 events at this location

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Barbara Hepworth: Art And Life

The exhibition will present an in-depth view of the Wakefield-born artist’s life, interests, work and legacy. It will display some of Hepworth’s most celebrated sculptures including the modern abstract carving that launched her career in the 1920s and 1930s, her iconic strung sculptures of the 1940s and 1950s, and…

Fri 21 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01924 247360

Sat 22 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01924 247360

Sun 23 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01924 247360

…and 138 more dates until 31 Oct

Creating Character: Life, Writing, Fiction

Join novelist Clare Fisher to find out how to write compelling characters using techniques from fiction, autobiography and Hannah Starkey’s exhibition as inspiration. Clare Fisher’s debut novel, All the Good Things, was published in 2017 by Viking, Penguin. She has taught creative writing in a wide range of settings, from…

Tue 23 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 01924 247360

Wed 24 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 01924 247360

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 26 Jan

Free / 01924 247360

Wed 27 Jan

Free / 01924 247360

Thu 28 Jan

Free / 01924 247360

…and 74 more dates until 24 Apr

Plant To Page

Join Helen Thomas for a mark making workshop based on plants in The Hepworth Wakefield Garden. The workshop includes a short Garden tour by The Hepworth Wakefield’s cultural gardener Katy Merrington. You will work in monochrome, exploring line, texture and tone using a range of dry and wet media including pencils, ink…

Sat 10 Jul

Free / 01924 247360

Vision & Reality: 100 Years Of Contemporary Art In Wakefield

The collection now comprises over 5,300 art works, built with the support of many organisations, communities and individuals who understand the importance of connecting people to contemporary experience through art. Vision & Reality will demonstrate how the collection has been strategically developed over the nearly…

Tue 26 Jan

Free / 01924 247360

Wed 27 Jan

Free / 01924 247360

Thu 28 Jan

Free / 01924 247360

…and 75 more dates until 25 Apr

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