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Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain

22 Jun - 07 Oct 2018

"She blurred the boundaries between art and photojournalism in a way that anticipates more contemporary approaches" - The Times

This exhibition tells the story of Surrealism in Britain and shines a light on the little known, but exciting, cultural moment, through Miller’s lens.

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Viviane Sassen: Hot Mirror

22 Jun - 07 Oct 2018, free entry

"It is as though you have tumbled into Sassen’s mind and find yourself suspended in a half-awake, half-asleep state" - AnOther Magazine

Hot Mirror presents a survey of work by internationally renowned Dutch artist and photographer Viviane Sassen.

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Surreal Collages with Photoshop

8 - 9 September 2018, 10.30am - 4pm, £110 / £82.50 Members

Use Photoshop to cut up, overlay and manupilate both found and drawn images to create your own surreal landscape compositions.

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Heritage Open Days 2018

8 Sept 2018, 11am - 4pm, FREE, booking required

A day of talks exploring and celebrating the rich history of industry and culture in Wakefield as part of with Heritage Open Days, England's largest festival of history and culture.

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Surrealist Landscapes

Sun 29 July, Tue 7, Wed 8, Thurs 9 Aug, Sat 18, Sun 19 Aug, Sun 9 Sep, Drop-in 11am - 4pm, Free

Drop-in family workshop, suitable for 2 - 12 year olds.

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Drypoint and Monoprinting Workshop

15 Sept 2018, 10.30am - 4pm, £60 / £45 Members

Create a drypoint intaglio print incorporating monoprinting methods,

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Sensory Stories

Sun 17 June, Sun 15 July, Sun 16 Sep, Sun 14 Oct, 11am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm & 3pm, Free

Journey through the Yorkshire moors and visit the Cornish seaside in our sensory story time.

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The Wakefield Gin Experience

Sat 22 September 2018, 12 - 4pm / 5 - 9pm, £30 VIP / £20 Standard

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Life Drawing Weekend

22-23 Sept 2018, 10.30am - 4pm, £100 / £75 Members

Gain technical advice in key areas such as proportion, perspective, anatomy, line, gesture, tone and colour to develop your own style of life drawing.

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A Bargain with the Light: Poems After Lee Miller

26 Sept 2018, 5.30 - 6.30pm, FREE

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Teacher CPD: Join the Conversation 2, Arts in Education

5-7pm, from £4 including a glass of wine

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Artwalk at The Hepworth Wakefield

Wakefield Artwalk at The Hepworth Wakefield

Last Wednesday of every other month, Jan - Nov 2018

Every other month, The Hepworth Wakefield joins venues across the city for an evening programme of art, craft, workshops, live music and performance.

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Our past exhibitions

A guide to our ambitious, world-class exhibitions programme and collection displays since opening in 2011.