In late-June Rachel Richardson, Visitor Services Assistant, went to Robin Hood’s Bay – a place Barbara Hepworth visited many times when growing up – with some of The Hepworth Wakefield Visitor Service Assistants and Volunteer team.
The Hepworth Wakefield - one of The Times 'greatest galleries in the world' and a reason why Lonely Planet is recommending people visit Yorkshire in 2014 - is at the heart of Wakefield’s regeneration.
Designed by the internationally acclaimed practice, David Chipperfield Architects, it is funded by Wakefield Council and Arts Council England with additional funding from a number of charitable trusts and private individuals. The gallery opened in May 2011 and welcomed its millionth visitor in December 2013.
The Hepworth Wakefield brings together pieces from Wakefield’s art collection, exhibitions by contemporary artists and rarely seen works by Barbara Hepworth.