Our current collection exhibition Yorkshire: Hepworth, Moore and the Landscape, shows how the Yorkshire landscape has been an enduring inspiration for artists. The show features sculptures by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore amidst scenes of this beautiful region by David Hockney, John Inigo Richards (1731 – 1810), Philip Reinagle (1749 – 1833) and Edna Ginesi (1902 – 2000).
In order to provide a different perspective on the Yorkshire landscape, The Hepworth Wakefield has organised a short series of workshops which offer a hands-on approach to experiencing the great outdoors. Read more
WitShop are Jakob Creswell-Rost and Freya Hawtin. We create design-led stationery and gifts with a paired back aesthetic, splashes of colour and a hint of wit. Our designs include calendars, recipe notecards and kitchen towels. We are both from Yorkshire but are now based on the shores of Brighton to be closer to the sea and to be a part of Brighton’s creative buzz.
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.
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. Read more
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.
The Big Draw is the world’s largest drawing festival that takes place this year between 1 October and 2 November across the UK and in twenty other countries, with 280,000 people taking part in over 1000+ events. The Big Draw offers thousands of enjoyable, and mainly free, drawing activities which connect people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers, illustrators – and each other. Events are for those who love to draw, as well as for those who think they can’t!
Hello! We are a group of young people aged between 17 – 22 who have been participating in a project ‘Make Something Amazing’. A couple of weeks ago we had never met each other and some of us had never been to The Hepworth Wakefield before. We didn’t know what to expect and thought that art meant being good at drawing, but – a week a half later – we have experimented with different types of printing, sculpture, plaster work and drawing with wire.
The Hepworth Wakefield is home to the largest public collection of the work of artist, illustrator and designer Albert Wainwright. Born in Castleford in 1898, Wainwright was a childhood friend of Henry Moore but achieved only a fraction of Moore’s acclaim during his lifetime.
We have a brand new range of jewellery in the shop by British designer Frank Luckham. His unique and distinctive jewellery (see below) is inspired by the Modernist and Minimalist artistic movements, and in particular the work of Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Donald Judd. He specialises in ring designs that explores the simplicity of form characterised by these artists.
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.