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Sheila Hicks: Off Grid

7 April - 25 September 2022. 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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Sheila Hicks is one of the world’s foremost artists investigating colour, form and texture. Drawing together over 70 works from international public and private collections, this major exhibition explores the many facets of Hicks’ ground-breaking work.

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The Hepworth Wakefield Garden

Open daily, FREE entry

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden, designed by internationally acclaimed landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith, is free for all to enjoy.

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Family drop-in: Drawing Textiles

Sun 29 May, Sun 19 June, Sun 17 July, Drop in 11am-4pm (closed for lunch 1-1.30pm).

Join drawing artist Jo Blaker to explore line, texture and colour in the Sheila Hicks: Off Grid exhibition. Suitable for families with children aged 2–12. Drop-in workshops are FREE with an exhibition ticket.

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Family drop-in: Exploring Colour

Tues 31 May, Wed 1, Thur 2 & Sun 5 June, Sun 24 July, Tue 30 & Wed 31 Aug, Thur 1 Sept. Drop in 11am-4pm (closed for lunch 1-1.30pm).

Explore colour with your family and enjoy experimental ‘painting’ with textiles inspired by the work of Sheila Hicks. Suitable for families with children aged 2–12. Drop-in workshops are FREE with an exhibition ticket.

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Toddler Tuesday

Tue 7 June & Tue 5 July, 10.30am – 12pm. £7 for one child with one adult + £2 per additional child/adult

Enjoy a playful session with your little one. For families with children aged 1-4 yrs.

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The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair

Fri 10 - Sun 12 June, 10am - 4pm. £2 in advance or on the door / Free for Members / Special offer £7 Print Fair and exhibition entry (valid 10, 11 or 12 June only)

We are delighted to announce that The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair returns in a new format for 2022.

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Exploring Textile Processes

Sat 25 June 2022, 11am - 3pm, £50 / Members £42.50

Explore textile techniques with artist and teacher Joan Murray. Using her collection of ancient and contemporary samples, Joan will highlight various weaves and methods of construction.

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Family drop-in: Textiles Sculpture

Sun 26 June & Sun 24 July, Drop in 11am-4pm (closed for lunch 1-1.30pm)

Make your own textile sculpture inspired by our Sheila Hicks: Off Grid exhibition. Suitable for families with children aged 2–12. Drop-in workshops are FREE with an exhibition ticket.

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Introduction to Natural Dye

Sat 2 July 2022, 10.30am - 4pm, £80 / Members £68

Create your own naturally dyed fabrics by experimenting with seasonal ingredients, fruits, flowers and food waste with artist Ffion Taverner.

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Family drop-in: Feltmaking

Sun 22 May, Sun 3 July, Drop in 11am-4pm (closed for lunch 1-1.30pm).

Try out felt making with your family inspired by our Sheila Hicks: Off Grid exhibition. Suitable for families with children aged 2–12. Drop-in workshops are FREE with an exhibition ticket.

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Orlando Weeks and Marcus Armitage: Something Out of Nothing

Tuesday 5 July 2022, 6pm, £18 / Members £15 / Young Members £7.50

Join us for a live musical performance and special screening of our newly commissioned animation, Something Out of Nothing, created by Orlando Weeks and Marcus Armitage with a voiceover by Maxine Peake.

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Felt, Bind, Stitch

Sat 30 - Sun 31 July 2022, 10.30am - 4pm, £140 / Members £119

Join Wakefield-based artist, Helen Riddle, for a weekend introduction to creating abstract designs in wet-felting and stitched surface decoration.

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