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The Hepworth Wakefield launches three new School Prints by artists Phyllida Barlow, Ro Robertson and Veronica Ryan

05 Sep 2023

In 2018, The Hepworth Wakefield launched School Prints – an ambitious project to engage every primary school child in its local area with contemporary art.

Each year, the participating schools are gifted a set of limited-edition prints by leading contemporary artists for display in school and are supported with an in-depth engagement programme led by artists to encourage creativity across the curriculum. The prints are also sold to generate funds for the engagement work with school children.

For Year 5 of the School Prints project, The Hepworth Wakefield has released three new prints for sale by Phyllida Barlow (1944 – 2023), Veronica Ryan (b. 1956) and Ro Robertson (b. 1984). The Hepworth Wakefield has had long-standing relationships with each of the three artists.

All of the prints are available to buy online from our shop. All funds generated from the print sales support the engagement programme with local schools.

To stay up to date with The Hepworth Wakefield’s artist editions programme sign up to the editions mailing list and follow our editions Instagram.

School Prints is kindly supported by the Eridge Trust and Coriander Studio.

School Prints is inspired by a ground-breaking scheme set up in the 1940s by Brenda Rawnsley where artists, including Henri Matisse, Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso, were commissioned to create prints specifically for schools to allow children to have direct access to high-quality art. Artists who have taken part in The Hepworth Wakefield’s revival of the scheme include: Hurvin Anderson, Sir Peter Blake, Sir Frank Bowling, Sir Michael Craig-Martin, Martin Creed, Jeremy Deller, Anthea Hamilton, Lubaina Himid, Claudette Johnson, Helen Marten, Haroon Mirza and Yinka Shonibare CBE.

This year's School Prints