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Lime Kiln by Doug Bowen

The Follies of Youth: A Pavilion Exhibition

  • 2 April — 31 May 2015 *on now

The Follies of Youth is a programme of historical research and contemporary art commissioning by Pavilion.

Artists Giles Bailey, Amelia Crouch, and Ruth Lyons have produced work in response to three landscapes in West Yorkshire – Stapleton, Whitley Beaumont and Byram – listed in the account book of Lancelot “Capability” Brown (1716–83). Supported by a collective of producers, nicknamed “the follies,” the artists have undertaken field trips to the ruinous and industrial landscapes. In an attempt to recover Brown’s lost designs, the artists have engaged the follies in rehearsing certain eighteenth century practices of Arcadian poetic fantasy, walking etiquette and lime kilning. The results of the exercises
will be hosted by The Hepworth Wakefield in their new space The Calder, a former textile mill on the banks of the River Calder.

Opening times: Tuesday–Sunday, 12–4.30pm
Free. Closed Mondays except for bank holidays and during local school holidays

Late night: 16 April, 5–9pm. Drinks served.
From 5–6pm the artists will be in conversation with Patrick Eyres, editor of The New Arcadian Journal

At: The Calder, The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, WF1 5AW

The Follies of Youth is a Pavilion exhibition presented in partnership with The Hepworth Wakefield. It is supported by Arts Council England, The Elephant Trust, Elliott's Estates, EU Culture Programme, Heritage Lottery Fund, J H McCLoy, Lumen, Safer Communities Fund.

Suitable for

  • Any age


The Calder
The Hepworth Wakefield
Gallery Walk
West Yorkshire

11-14 Blenheim Terrace
University of Leeds
West Yorkshire




0113 343 2718

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