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Material Encounters

On permanent display, 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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Explore and Draw totes

Every Saturday, plus Mondays and Fridays in the Wakefield school holidays, 10am - 5pm, free

Borrow an Explore & Draw bag to discover the artworks in the gallery with your family. For families with children aged 2-12.

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Barbara Hepworth

On permanent display, FREE entry

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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A Contemporary Collection

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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Bill Brandt / Henry Moore

07 Feb - 31 May 2020

This exhibition explores the parallel and intersecting paths of these two great artists of the 20th century.

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The Hepworth Family Gift / Hepworth At Work

On permanent display, free entry

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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A Collection for Wakefield

On permanent display, FREE entry

On display are recent acquisitions of work by artists including Wilfred Avery, Alan Reynolds and Jennifer Lee, alongside paintings by Howard Hodgkin, L.S. Lowry and Yorkshire-born artists John Atkinson Grimshaw and his son Louis Hubbard Grimshaw.

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Explore Brandt/Moore Family Workshop

01 Mar - 03 May 2020

Create drawings, collages and cyanotype photographs to take home. Join artist Vinny James in our new family workshop to explore the Bill Brandt / Henry Moore exhibition.

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Toddler Tuesdays

First Tuesday of every month, 10.30 – 11.45am, £7 for 1 adult, 1 child + £2 per additional child/ adult

A creative morning for you and your toddler. Suitable for 18 months – 4 years.

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Schools & Colleges: Careers Day

5 March 2020, 10am - 2.30pm, FREE

Suitable for key stage 5 students

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Future exhibitions

Find out what’s coming up at The Hepworth Wakefield

Our past exhibitions

A guide to our ambitious, world-class exhibitions programme and collection displays since opening in 2011.