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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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Art Pods

Every Sat, plus Mon & Fri in the Wakefield school holidays, 11am - 4pm, FREE.

Drop-in to our Art Pods in the galleries and make something inspired by the artwork around you.

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A Contemporary Collection

On permanent display, free entry

Since opening in 2011, The Hepworth Wakefield has continued Wakefield’s tradition of supporting contemporary artists through exhibitions and acquisitions.

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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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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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School Prints 2019

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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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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Modern Nature: British Photographs from the Hyman Collection

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 explores our evolving relationship with the natural world and how this shapes individuals and communities.

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Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things

16 February - 2 June 2019

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - The Guardian

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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Bright Light Sculptures

Sun 26 May, Tue 28 - Thur 30 May. Drop-in 11am - 4pm

Drop-in family workshop, suitable for 2 - 12 year olds

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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.