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The Calder to open on 30 August

24 Jul 2013

A new contemporary art space, situated adjacent to the main gallery site, on the banks of the River Calder.

On Friday 30 August 2013 The Calder, The Hepworth Wakefield’s new contemporary art space will open to the public, following the announcement of the new development on 21 May 2013, exactly two years since the gallery opened.

Located on the ground floor of the Caddies Wainwright Mill, a 19th century former textiles mill, the new contemporary art space is situated adjacent to the main gallery site, on the banks of the River Calder.

The Calder adds 600 square metres of exhibition and event space to the existing 10 gallery spaces within The Hepworth Wakefield and will present a contemporary art programme that will run in parallel to the visitor offer at the main gallery and will be free to enter.

The development of The Calder is a capital project is funded by Wakefield Council, who own the building and are the principal proprietor of the waterfront site adjacent to The Hepworth Wakefield.  The development of the new exhibition space at The Hepworth Wakefield forms part of the Council’s Wakefield Waterfront regeneration plans.

Internationally acclaimed and 2009 Turner Prize nominated British artist, Roger Hiorns will exhibit his entire body of Youth works for the first time as the inaugural exhibition at The Calder.

The opening hours will offer an extension to the current opening hours at the main gallery and admission is free.  For the inaugural exhibition these will be:

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