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Further information announced for The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

The shortlisted artists will all be producing new work for the biennial award.

Michael Dean, Mona Hatoum, Magali Reus, Phillip Lai and Cerith Wyn Evans – the five artists shortlisted for the second iteration will all create new work for The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture exhibition opening 26 October 2018 – 20 January 2019.

Simon Wallis, Director of The Hepworth Wakefield said: ‘We are delighted that each of the shortlisted artists will be showing new work for The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture. We created the Prize to encourage wider engagement and debate regarding sculpture – one of the most significant and rewarding visual art forms of our time. The breadth of work that will be on display explores the distinct approach to sculpture taken by each artist and it will allow our broad audience to experience the engaging richness of this powerful art form’.

The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture recognises a British or UK-based artist of any age, at any stage in their career, who has made a significant contribution to the development of contemporary sculpture. The winner of the £30,000 biennial prize will be announced at an award dinner on 15 November 2018.