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Yorkshire Sculpture International

22 June - 29 Sept 2019

⭐⭐⭐⭐ - The Sunday Telegraph

⭐⭐⭐⭐- The Times 

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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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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Material Encounters

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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James Bywood Prints at The Hepworth Café

May 2019 - Jan 2020, 10am - 5pm, FREE entry

Visit the The Hepworth Café and see a new exhibition of work by printmaker James Bywood.

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A Contemporary Collection: Sculpture & Materials

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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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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The Hepworth Wakefield Garden

Open daily, FREE entry

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden, designed by internationally acclaimed garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith, is a beautifully landscaped garden free for all to enjoy.

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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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Explore & Draw stations

Every day, 10am - 5pm

Borrow looking tools, handling objects and drawing materials to discover the exhibitions and create your own works of art.

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Heritage Open Days 2019: People Power

Sat 21 Sept 2019, 12 - 1pm, FREE

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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