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The Hepworth Wakefield is extremely grateful for the generous investment and foresight of Wakefield Council and the many public sector bodies, charitable trusts and foundations, businesses and individuals who contributed towards the creation of the gallery.

Our supporters


Wakefield Council
Arts Council England

Major donors

The Audrey & Stanley Burton 1960 Charitable Trust
Burberry Foundation
Clore Duffield Foundation
Eric and Jean Cass
Esmée Fairbarn Foundation
The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Sir Siegmund Warburg’s Voluntary Settlement


The Art Fund
Community Foundation Wakefield District #iwill Fund
Contemporary Art Society
Creative Minds South West Yorkshire NHS Partnership
Richard and Nancy Donner
The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
Ronnie Duncan
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Stuart and Trish Fletcher
The Ernest Cook Trust
Gabo Trust
Henry Moore Foundation
The Holbeck Charitable Trust
David Liddiment
Clive and Virginia Lloyd
The Mondriaan Fund
Ofenheim, Charitable Trust
Porthmeor Fund
Postcode Community Trust
R E Chadwick Charitable Trust
The Rowland St Oswald 1984 Charitable Trust
Sir George Martin Charitable Trust
Tim Sayer and Annemarie Norton

The Hepworth Wakefield 10 Circle

Stuart and Trish Fletcher
The Hepworth Estate
Alice Rawsthorn

and those who wish to remain anonymous

The Collection Circle

Jay Franke and David Herro
Jim and Ruth Grover
Virginia and Clive Lloyd
John Oldham and Terry Bacon

The Contemporary Circle

Dr Carol Atack and Alex van Someren
Sir Michael Craig-Martin CBE RA
Thomas Dane Gallery
Emily King and Matthew Slotover
Christopher Kneale
Helen Thorpe


Dr Sophie Bowness
Richard Donner
Wayne Ewart
Lady Polly Feversham
Colin Fine
Jane and Alan Foale
Charles and Rosalind Forbes Adam
Willoughby Gerrish and Daisy Bell
Andrew Haigh
Alexander and Hilary Hume
David Markham
Philip and Val Marsden
Debbie Melton
Jon and Helen Riddle
Ringo and Tanja Scheithauer
Jonathan Straight
Emily Thomas
Peter Woods and Francis Ryan

and those who wish to remain anonymous

Founding supporters

Founding partners

Wakefield Council
The Hepworth Estate

Major Funders

Arts Council England
Heritage Lottery Fund


European Regional Development Fund
Homes and Communities Agency
Yorkshire Forward

Major donors

Audrey & Stanley Burton Charitable Trust
Friends of Wakefield Art Galleries & Museums (WPAF)
Garfield Weston Foundation
The Headley Trust
The Wolfson Foundation


Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Sir George Martin Trust
The Henry Moore Foundation
The Kirby Laing Foundation
Lord St Oswald
The Scurrah Wainwright Charity
Sir Siegmund Warburg’s Voluntary Settlement


Sir Richard Dalton
Stephen Gouldin
The Kenneth Hargreaves Trust
John Lewis Partnership
Simon and Midge Palley
The Rt Revd Stephen Platten
Kate Taylor

and those who wish to remain anonymous