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Our past exhibitions

Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain

Exhibitions

22 Jun - 07 Oct 2018

"She blurred the boundaries between art and photojournalism in a way that anticipates more contemporary approaches" - The Times

This exhibition tells the story of Surrealism in Britain and shines a light on the little known, but exciting, cultural moment, through Miller’s lens.

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Viviane Sassen: Hot Mirror

Exhibitions

22 Jun - 07 Oct 2018

"It is as though you have tumbled into Sassen’s mind and find yourself suspended in a half-awake, half-asleep state" - AnOther Magazine

Hot Mirror presents a survey of work by internationally renowned Dutch artist and photographer Viviane Sassen.

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A l'Heure de l'Observatoire, les Amoureux, 1934 Painting by Man Ray. Courtesy Telimage

Symposium: Surrealism in Britain, 1925 - 1955

Talks and tours

Sat 6 Oct, 10am - 4pm

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A Bargain with the Light: Poems After Lee Miller

Film, music, dance, literature / Talks and tours

26 Sept 2018, 5.30 - 6.30pm

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Heritage Open Days 2018

Talks and tours

8 September 2018, 11am - 3pm

A day of talks exploring and celebrating the rich history of industry and culture in Wakefield as part of with Heritage Open Days, England's largest festival of history and culture.

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Daughters of Necessity: Serena Korda & Wakefield's Ceramics

Exhibitions

2 Dec 2017 - 24 June 2018

British artist Serena Korda selects highlights from Wakefield's ceramic collection to show alongside her own work

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School Prints

Exhibitions

12 Jan - 24 Jun 2018

We've revived the old 1940s School Prints scheme and commissioned six British artists, Martin Creed, Jeremy Deller, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten, Haroon Mirza and Rose Wylie – to create limited edition prints responding to the original 1940’s brief. See the original prints alongside the new ones in this exhibition.

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Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works

Exhibitions

16 Feb - 3 June 2018

This major survey of the work of Anthony McCall presents the premiere of new immersive 'solid light' installations.

'A glowing cosmic spectacle' - **** The Guardian

'Nothing can quite prepare you for the experience. It is captivating.' The Times

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Alina Szapocznikow: Human Landscapes

Exhibitions

21 Oct 2017 - 28 Jan 2018

The first UK retrospective of the much-overlooked Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow (1926 – 1973).

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The Collector Curates

Exhibitions

04 Aug 2017 - 07 Jan 2018

In this exhibition, a number of works from Tim Sayer and Annemarie Norton's collection, alongside important loans, such as Anthony Caro’s Table Piece XXII sculpture from 1967, are placed together with works from The Hepworth Wakefield’s collection selected by Tim.

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