The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield
Gallery Walk
West Yorkshire


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The Hepworth Wakefield

01924 247360

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The Hepworth Wakefield, designed by David Chipperfield

The Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire's major new art gallery opening in May 2011.

Designed by award-winning architect David Chipperfield, The Hepworth Wakefield will show a previously unseen collection of sculpture by Wakefield-born Barbara Hepworth, along with a nationally important collection of historical and modern art. As the third largest contemporary exhibition space outside London, The Hepworth Wakefield will bring the work of leading UK and international artists to Yorkshire through a changing programme of temporary exhibitions.

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Opening hours

Tuesday - Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Bank Holiday and school holiday Mondays 10am - 5pm.

Admission charges


The nationally important art collection previously housed at Wakefield Art Gallery will soon transfer to new, purpose-built gallery The Hepworth Wakefield. The collection features major works by locally-born sculptors Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore and many other leading British artists. It also includes the unique Gott collection of over 1,200 artists' views of Yorkshire, which will be shown publicly for the first time.

Collection details

Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Architecture

Key artists and exhibits

  • Barbara Hepworth
  • Henry Moore
  • James Tissot
  • LS Lowry
  • Roger Fry
  • Duncan Grant
  • Ben Nicholson
  • Anthony Caro
  • Walter Sickert
  • Paul Nash
  • Jacob Epstein
  • Ivon Hitchens
  • Graham Sutherland
  • David Bomberg
  • David Hockney
  • John Piper
  • Philip Reinagle
  • Reclining Figure 1936
  • Mother and Child 1934
  • On the Thames 1849
  • British modernism
  • British art
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Franz West Parrhesia Sculpture

Franz West: Where is my Eight?

  • 13 June — 14 September 2014 *on now

The Austrian artist Franz West (1947 – 2012) achieved worldwide fame with his Passstücke (Adaptives), furniture and sculptures for interior and exterior spaces. The focus of this loosely chronological exhibition is West's combination pieces in which he combined various individual pieces and subsequently recombined them in different configurations. The exhibition also investigates the connections and parallels between the work of Franz West and Barbara Hepworth. Join in the conversation #WhereIsMy8?

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Heritage Open Days 2014: On The Waterfront?

  • 13 September 2014

The Wakefield Waterfront was once a hub of industry, lined with mills and warehouses, maltings and other businesses. Hear about the lives of people who lived and worked on the waterfront and see how it has changed over time through talks, tours and a pop-up exhibition curated by Wakefield Historical Society


Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Heritage Open Days 2014: Talk, Chantry Chapel: This Pious Undertaking

  • 12 September 2014

Wakefield historian Kate Taylor will be discussing the long and varied history of the medieval Chantry Chapel, from the controversial restoration project of the 1840s to the opening of The Hepworth Wakefield in 2011. The Chantry Chapel is located across the road from the gallery on Wakefield’s medieval bridge
it is one of the only three surviving bridge chantries in the country and dates from the mid 14 century.


Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.


Heritage Open Days 2014: An introduction to The Gott Collection

  • 13 — 14 September 2014

This summer The Hepworth Wakefield launches the digitisation of the Gott Collection. Join us for an insight into the recently completed project that has made the collection accessible for the general public to view for the first time


Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.