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The Portrait Sideshow: Back by Popular Demand

Roll up! Roll up! Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, The Portrait Sideshow will be back at The Hepworth Wakefield on Bank Holiday Monday, 25 August, capturing the spirit of Wakefield for a salon style exhibition.

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So What is Schmuck Quickies?

On  Monday 25 August we are excited to be welcoming Berlin-based Japanese artist Yuka Oyama to facilitate her Schmuck Quickies salon sessions that have taken place all over the world from Sydney to Tokyo.

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The Game of Sculpture

Children’s interactive book, The Game of Sculpture, is brought to life in this stop motion animation by our Retail Assistant Kate Green.

Buy the book from The Hepworth Wakefield shop or online priced at £7.95.
Film: Loren Turton and Kate Green
Music: Dan-O


Young Writers review Where is my Eight?

Theatre Royal Wakefield’s Young Writers group was set up for young people (aged up to 25 years old) who are passionate about writing. The group receive free tickets for shows at the Theatre Royal in exchange for a review. The group also takes the time to visit other venues and arts events in the region and we were pleased to welcome them to The Hepworth Wakefield to review Franz West: Where is my Eight?

Here’s excerpts from the young people’s reviews and you can view the reviews in full on the group’s website.

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Help us identify Yorkshire landscapes

The Hepworth Wakefield needs you! Help us identify the lost landscapes from the the 19th Century Gott Collection.

The collection exists in 10 gigantic bound volumes that were assembled by John Gott (1830 – 1906), Vicar of Leeds and later Bishop of Truro, and his father William (1791 – 1863), a wool merchant. It was presented to Wakefield Art Gallery in 1930 by Frank Green, a Yorkshire industrialist and philanthropist.

There are 1,200 images in the collection depicting over 200 Yorkshire villages, towns and cities through maps, sketches, plans and detailed architectural drawings. Some of the images are easily recognisable, but some of the image are more obscure and feature buildings and landmarks which don’t exist anymore. Details of the following images have been lost in the passage of time.

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