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Artwalk at The Hepworth Wakefield

Contemporary Art Events / Exhibitions / Families / Food and drink / Garden / Talks and tours

Wednesday 28 September, 5 - 7pm

Start your Artwalk at The Hepworth Wakefield. Enjoy our exhibitions after hours, including the launch of a new exhibition by Leeds-based printmaker Daisie Jacobs in our cafe, with a cyanotype print demonstration and artist introduction.

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Sheila Hicks: Off Grid

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7 April - 25 September 2022

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Sheila Hicks is one of the world’s foremost artists investigating colour, form and texture. Drawing together over 70 works from international public and private collections, this major exhibition explores the many facets of Hicks’ ground-breaking work.

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Emii Alrai: A Core of Scar - Future Collect Commission

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7 April – 4 September 2022

Artist Emii Alrai will present a new commission at The Hepworth Wakefield as part of iniva's Future Collect programme. The commission investigates physical markers of the past, weaving together body, landscape and object as sites of memory.

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Prafulla Mohanti: Full Circle

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7 April - 4 September 2022

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Barbara Hepworth: Art and Life

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21 May 2021 – 27 Feb 2022

To mark The Hepworth Wakefield’s 10th anniversary, the largest exhibition of Barbara Hepworth’s work since the artist’s death in 1975.

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A Contemporary Collection

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Postpond

This new display presents contemporary artworks that have been acquired for Wakefield since The Hepworth Wakefield opened in 2011.

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Barbara Hepworth

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01 Jan - 29 Apr 2021

This exhibition provides a survey of Hepworth’s extraordinary career, from early wood carvings to iconic stringed sculptures and polished bronzes from the 1970s.

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Into Abstraction: 100 Years of Contemporary Art in Wakfield

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Postponed

This new display will explore how artists working in 1930s Britain turned to abstraction in order to evolve a universal language of art that could engage any viewer. Work by contemporary artists including Bridget Riley and a new acquisition by Cerith Wyn Evans reveal the enduring nature of abstraction as a universal language over time and in changing contexts.

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Vision & Reality: 100 Years of Contemporary Art in Wakefield

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POSTPONED

Wakefield’s art collection was established in the 1920s to nurture a public understanding of contemporary art and its relation to modern life – a collecting principle still followed by The Hepworth Wakefield today. This exhibition will demonstrate how the collection has been strategically developed over nearly 10 years since The Hepworth Wakefield opened.

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Bill Brandt / Henry Moore

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6 Feb - 1 Nov 2020

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