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Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, Republic, 2020. Pigment on plaster on board. The Hepworth Wakefield (Wakefield Permanent Art Collection). Gifted by Russell Tovey through the Contemporary Art Society, 2022/23. Photo: Anna Lukala
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A Living Collection

Opens 14 January 2023

Exhibition entry is £12 / £10 / FREE for Members, Wakefield District residents and under 18s. Ticket includes entry to all our gallery spaces on the day of visit.

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Since Wakefield’s art collection was established in 1923, it has had an aim of nurturing an understanding of contemporary art and its relation to modern life.

The Hepworth Wakefield continues to develop the collection with this core aim, showing how art can help us understand and explore current lived experiences. This exhibition showcases new acquisitions to the collection from recent years, from Surrealist sculpture to contemporary assemblage, revealing a conversation across time and media around the human body and its interactions in the world.