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School Prints

12 Jan - 03 Jun 2018

School Prints revives a ground-breaking scheme set up in the 1940s by Brenda Rawnsley, where artists were commissioned to create prints as part of a project to bring contemporary art to school children. Six British, contemporary artists were invited to respond to the original 1940’s brief.

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Daughters of Necessity: Serena Korda & Wakefield's Ceramics

2 Dec 2017 - 5 July 2018, Free entry

British artist Serena Korda selects highlights from Wakefield's ceramic collection to show alongside her own work

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Masterpieces by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore

On permanent display, free entry

We present two exhibitions of work from our collection, examining two giants of British art and their deep connection with Yorkshire: Barbara Hepworth (born in Wakefield in 1903) and Henry Moore (born in Castleford in 1898)

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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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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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Alina Szapocznikow: Human Landscapes

21 Oct 2017 - 28 Jan 2018, Free entry

The first UK retrospective of the much-overlooked Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow (1926 – 1973).

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Explore & Draw stations

Available in the galleries every day, 10am - 5pm, free

Borrow looking tools, handling objects and drawing materials to explore the galleries and create your own artworks, FREE

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Highlight Tours

Every day, 2 - 2.30pm, free

Join one of our friendly and knowledgeable gallery team for an informal highlights tour.

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Schools: Holocaust Memorial Day

26 Jan 2018, 9.45am – 2.45pm, free

Student’s will engage with an introductory talk, historical literature, a practical artist-led workshop as well as explore the question ‘Why should I remember the Holocaust today?

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Paradox and Absurdity: Alina Szapocznikow and the Body in Crisis

27 Jan 2018, 11am - 4pm, £10 / £7.50 Members / £5 Students

An afternoon of talks exploring Alina Szapocznikow’s place in the history of 20th century sculpture.

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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.