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The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair: The Lost Fox

Leading up to The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair on Sat 21 & Sun 22 March we’ll be previewing stall holders on the THW blog.

The Lost Fox is designer/illustrator Dan Forster and printmaker Jan Hirst, who have combined their skills to produce limited edition screen prints.
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The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair: B&B

Leading up to The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair on Sat 21 & Sun 22 March we’ll be previewing stall holders on the THW blog.

B&B is an independent screen-print studio, gallery and residency programme founded by curators and artists Bradbury & Blanchard. Tucked away on a cobbled back street within Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter, the gallery promotes the work of emerging and established contemporary artists through periodic exhibitions, fanzines and offshoot projects.
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The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair: Alison Deegan

Leading up to The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair on Sat 21 & Sun 22 March we’ll be previewing stall holders on the THW blog.

Self-taught printmaker Alison Deegan has been working with lino prints since 2008. She creates small editions (less than 45), some in monochrome and others with three or more colours using a combination of reduction and multi-block techniques.
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The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair: Mister Charlesworth Design

Leading up to The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair on Sat 21 & Sun 22 March we’ll be previewing stall holders on the THW blog.
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The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair: Emma Mason Gallery

Leading up to The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair on Sat 21 & Sun 22 March we’ll be profiling stall holders on the THW blog.
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Nawal Gebreel at The Hepworth Wakefield Shop

In celebration of the UK’s largest Lynda Benglis exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield, we are pleased to introduce our new luxurious collection of elaborate handmade scarves by accessories designer Nawal Gebreel. Gebreel’s work is heavily influenced by tactile textures, the rhythms of nature and Japanese folding techniques which are highly evocative of the sculptures of Lynda Benglis.

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Lynda Benglis at The Hepworth Wakefield

From 6 February until 1 July 2015 The Hepworth Wakefield will present the UK’s first museum survey of work by Greek-American artist and feminist icon Lynda Benglis. This highly anticipated exhibition will be the largest presentation of Benglis’ work in the UK, featuring approximately 50 works that will span the entirety of her prolific career to date.
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Alexandra Bircken’s Anna Gen, 2014

Alexandra Bircken is best known for her unique sculptures in which a mixture of natural and synthetic materials undergo a transformation of processes to become knitted, knotted or strung together. Within the exhibition Conflict and Collisions: New Contemporary Sculpture currently showing at The Hepworth Wakefield until 25 January, Bircken uses her formal training in fashion and textiles to explore the use of materials in particular leather, wool, silicon and hair.

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Simon Wallis on Frieze Art Fair & Frieze Masters

Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Masters are a vital, energetic and inspirational focal point for the art world every year.

This year’s edition of the fairs is handsomely and effectively laid out and installed, to provide an improved experience of myriad contemporary and art historical works of art, most of which are of museum quality.

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Franz West and his Lemur Heads

Franz West used a range of head shapes for over a decade in his practice, inspired by Lemures from Ancient Roman mythology. A Lemur is a type of primate but in Ancient Rome the lemures were wandering, vengeful spirits and ghosts of the dead that came to torment the living. I find West’s Lemur sculptures really mysterious and striking and love West’s, Lemur Head that is outside in the THW gallery garden, greeting and watching visitors to the gallery. The sculpture is very quirky with its massive nostrils and open mouth!

 

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