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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 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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A Collection for Wakefield

On display from Sat 5 Oct 2019

Wakefield Art Gallery opened in 1932 housing a collection established with the aim ‘to keep in touch with modern art, in its relations to modern life’. Since opening in 2011, The Hepworth Wakefield has maintained this tradition of supporting artists. The gallery continues to grow the collection and encourage emerging and established talent, building on Hepworth's legacy of artistic ambition and inspiration in Wakefield.

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Material Encounters

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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Bill Brandt / Henry Moore

07 Feb - 31 May 2020

This exhibition explores the parallel and intersecting paths of these two great artists of the 20th century.

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Sheila Hicks

19 Jun - 4 Oct 2020

Sheila Hicks (b.USA, 1934) is one of the world’s foremost artists and sculptors working with textiles, fibre, colour and form.

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Hannah Starkey

23 Oct 2020 - 24 Jan 2021

The Hepworth Wakefield will present the first major survey of British photographer Hannah Starkey, tracing the development of her work across two decades.

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