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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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