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Summer Holidays

20 July - 1 September 2019

Join us every day during the Wakefield and Leeds school holidays for free family fun.

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Yorkshire Sculpture International

22 June - 29 September 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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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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Reduction Linocut Printing Course

Sat 20 & Sat 27 July 2019, 10.30am - 4pm, £120 / £90 Members

Two day workshop perfect for anyone who would like to learn about reduction linocut and colour printing.

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James Bywood Prints at The Hepworth Café

29 May - 22 Sept 2019, 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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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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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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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.