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Simon Wallis, Director of The Hepworth Wakefield, awarded an OBE for services to the arts in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2015

Simon Wallis, Director of The Hepworth Wakefield has been awarded an OBE for services to the arts in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2015. The award recognises his contribution to the visual arts over the past seven years at The Hepworth Wakefield.

Picture by Gabriel Szabo/Guzelian Simon Wallis, Director of The Hepworth celebrating the first birthday of Hepworth Wakefield coming up on 21st of May, 2012 The Hepworth Wakefield has become one of Britain’s most successful art galleries since it opened on 21 May 2011 and is preparing for a bumper birthday celebration this weekend, 19-20 May.   The gallery has recently welcomed its 500,000th visitor (on 12 May, more than a week away from its first birthday) and been announced as one of only four finalists shortlisted to win the coveted £100,000 Art Fund Prize and become ‘museum of the year’.

Picture by Gabriel Szabo/Guzelian

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Hepworth in Yorkshire: Lee Sheldrake’s photos of the Yorkshire Landscape

In 1964, Barbara Hepworth commissioned photographer Lee Sheldrake to take pictures of Yorkshire for her book Drawings from a Sculptor’s Landscape, in which she made a connection between her work and the landscape she grew up in.

Hepworth wrote within that the photographs ‘taken of Yorkshire were chosen nostalgically’, remembering the journeys around the county she took with her father, the county surveyer, as a child. We’re showing a selection of these in the forthcoming exhibition, Hepworth in Yorkshire, and want to identify all the places within the images.
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REDISCOVERED, EARLIEST KNOWN PORTRAIT OF BARBARA HEPWORTH IS GIFTED TO WAKEFIELD

We are delighted to announce the recent acquisition of a rediscovered portrait of the young Barbara Hepworth. Generously gifted to the Wakefield Council Permanent Art Collection by a private American collector, the portrait will be the centrepiece work in a new exhibition Hepworth in Yorkshire, which opens at the gallery on Saturday 16 May.
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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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