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Our past exhibitions

The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

Exhibitions

26 Oct 2018 - 20 Jan 2019

The second Hepworth Prize for Sculpture exhibition presents art work by the shortlisted artists Michael Dean, Mona Hatoum, Phillip Lai, Magali Reus and Cerith Wyn Evans.

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Giles Round: The Director

Exhibitions

13 Jul 2018 - 13 Jan 2019

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Opening party for The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

Exhibitions

25 October, 7 - 10pm, free entry

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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

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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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