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A Contemporary Collection

Exhibitions

On permanent display, FREE entry

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

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Christina Quarles

Exhibitions

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

Exhibitions

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

Exhibitions

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

Exhibitions

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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Modern Nature: British Photographs from the Hyman Collection

Exhibitions

13 July 2018 - 2 June 2019

This new exhibition of photographs by leading British photographers such as Shirley Baker, Bill Brandt, Anna Fox, Chris Killip, Martin Parr and Tony Ray-Jones explored our evolving relationship with the natural world and how this shapes individuals and communities.

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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

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13 Jul 2018 - 13 Jan 2019

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