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The Hepworth Family Gift / Hepworth At Work

Exhibitions / Permanent exhibitions

On permanent display

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.

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Bill Brandt / Henry Moore

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Open Wed - Sun until 1 Nov 2020

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Material Encounters

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On display until Nov 2020, FREE entry

The works on display in this exhibition have been selected from Wakefield's art collection to reveal the wide variety of materials artists have used to express sculptural ideas – through abstraction and figuration, and from the early twentieth century up to the present day. 

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Seanna Doonan at The Hepworth Café

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On display from Sat 1 Aug, FREE ENTRY

Visit The Hepworth Café and see a new exhibition of work by Wakefield based artist Seanna Doonan.

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Christina Quarles

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19 October 2019 - 19 January 2020

The Hepworth Wakefield will present the first solo exhibition in a European museum by American artist Christina Quarles.

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Alan Davie & David Hockney: Early Works

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19 October 2019 - 19 January 2020

This major new exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield will bring together around 45 paintings and works on paper by Alan Davie and David Hockney, many of which have not been seen publicly for decades.

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Yorkshire Sculpture International

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22 June - 29 Sept 2019

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A festival of sculpture across Wakefield and Leeds. At The Hepworth Wakefield, a series of new commissions and debut UK presentations by established and emerging artists from around the world including Nairy Baghramian, Jimmie Durham, Wolfgang Laib and Tau Lewis unfold across the gallery.

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Material Encounters

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22 Jun - 28 Sep 2019

This exhibition as part of Yorkshire Sculpture International continues the investigation into the use of materials with a display of work celebrating the diverse range of artists The Hepworth Wakefield has brought to Yorkshire since opening in 2011.

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Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things

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16 February - 2 June 2019

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This exhibition brings together more than 50 of Odundo’s vessels alongside a selection of historic and contemporary objects that have inspired her from across the globe. Works by artists including Edgar Degas, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Auguste Rodin are on display.

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School Prints 2019

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Sat 19 Jan - Sun 2 June 2019

2019 sees the second iteration of our revival of the ground-breaking scheme School Prints.

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