The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield
Gallery Walk
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1 5AW
England

Website

For information about The Hepworth Wakefield, please visit

www.hepworthwakefield.org

E-mail

hello@hepworthwakefield.org

Telephone

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.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

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

Admission charges

FREE

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.
Installation view, Folkert de Jong ‘The Holy Land’, 2014 at The Hepworth Wakefield.

Conflict and Collisions: New Contemporary Sculpture

  • 14 October 2014 — 25 January 2015 *on now

Three new solo exhibitions and commissions by artists Alexandra Bircken, Folkert de Jong and Toby Ziegler.

This will be the first institutional UK solo show for each artist. Coinciding with this year’s WW1 commemorations, each exhibition considers themes of historical and contemporary combat and of man versus machine, with handmade and hand-finished objects opposing mechanical weaponry, state-of-the art digital technologies and 3D printing.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/conflict-and-collisions/

The Gott Collection

The Gott Collection

  • 14 October 2014 — 31 March 2015 *on now

The Gott Collection, bound in ten large volumes, includes 1,200 images comprising watercolours, drawings and prints representing over 200 Yorkshire villages, towns and cities. This topographical collection was assembled
in the 19th century by William Gott (1797 – 1863), a wool merchant and his son John Gott (1830 – 1906), Vicar of Leeds and later Bishop of Truro. It was presented to Wakefield Art Gallery in 1930 by Frank Green, a Yorkshire industrialist and philanthropist. The Gott Collection is an important regional and national resource since many of the buildings, architectural remains and landscapes represented within its pages no longer exist.

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.

Toddler Tuesdays

  • 2 December 2014 10:30am-12pm
  • 23 December 2014 10:30am-12pm
  • 6 January 2015 10:30am-12pm

Enjoy a relaxing morning getting creative with your little ones.

First Tuesday of every month and local school holiday

To book contact 01924 247398 or learning @hepworthwakefield.org

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Adults £4, Children
£3 - includes free car park pass for tickets booked in advance.

Bernard Meadows, 'Malloy plate IV', c.1966

Sculpting the Line: British Sculptors as Printmakers

  • 14 October 2014 — 6 September 2015 *on now

Throughout the 20th century sculptors have been drawn to the medium of print, often using printmaking processes to work on ideas which would eventually translate into sculpture, and to further refine and expand upon the forms and ideas that drive their sculptural work. While the 3-dimensional nature of sculpture may seem to be at odds with the 2-dimensional surface of print, in reality, they share much in common with each other. Print-making can essentially be described as a drawing process in 3 dimensions; whether the printmaker is incising lines into a metal plate to make an engraving or gouging out a design in wood to produce a woodcut print, these very hands-on and physical processes inextricably link the maker and the material.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Plaster Pick'n'Mix

  • 22 November 2014 11-11:45am, 12:15-1pm, 1:45-2:30pm, 3-3:45pm *on now
  • 23 November 2014 11-11:45am, 12:15-1:45pm, 1:45-2:30pm, 3-3:45pm

Transform our assortment of everyday objects into colourful plaster casts inspired by the new exhibition.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children
Printing

Printmaking

  • 31 January — 1 February 2015

Explore the new print exhibition in Gallery 6 and develop your own prints to display at home.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Felt Making

  • 24 — 25 January 2015 11am-4pm

Create colourful felted fabrics using Merino Wool inspired by the collection displays.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Website

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/felt-making/

3D Structures

  • 29 December 2014 — 2 January 2015

Explore paper-folding techniques to create angular sculptures inspired by the new exhibitions.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Website

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/3d-structures/

EEEEE, Early English Experimentalism Played By Edges Ensemble

  • 23 November 2014 2:30-5pm

Spread across the ten gallery spaces of The Hepworth Wakefield, members of the Edges Ensemble will perform works drawn from the English experimental movement of
the late 60s to early 70s. Composers whose music will be performed include Gavin Bryars, Brian Dennis, Bryn Harris, Chris Hobbs, Michael Parsons and Hugh Shrapnel. Expect sounds, actions, non-sounds, voices, cartography, noise, symphonies, Boulez and Spike Milligan. FREE

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/hcmf-at-the-hepworth-wakefield-eeeee/

Evan Parker: Twelve For Twelve Musicans

  • 23 November 2014 4-5pm

To celebrate Evan Parker’s
 70th birthday year, HCMF
has commissioned the world premiere of Twelve for Twelve Musicians by Parker, which will be presented in our new space The Calder. An exceptional musician and a distinctive voice on his instrument, saxophonist Evan Parker stands as a leader and an icon on the international improvisation scene.

Tickets for Evan Parker are only available from the HCMF box office. Visit www.hcmf.co.uk for information about how to book.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£17 (£15)

Tickets for Evan Parker are only available from the HCMF box office. Visit www.hcmf.co.uk for information about how to book.

Website

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/hcmf-at-the-hepworth-wakefield-evan-parker/

Slowlight Quartet

  • 26 November 2014 From 6pm

Influenced by Portico Quartet, Neil Cowley and Cinematic Orchestra, the Slowlight Quartet combine great melodies, catchy chords and exciting rhythms to create accessible modern melodic jazz. FREE

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/slowlight-quartet/

Introduction to Art History: Art and War

  • 26 November 2014 6:30-9pm

Explore theories of the art object, its function, meaning and value, and discuss artist’s depictions of technology, war and historical moments in the current exhibitions.

Admission

£5

Choral Workshops

  • 29 November 2014 10:30am-4pm

Get in the festive sprint by joining our lively Christmas choral day to learn and perform songs in a variety of styles inspired by the artworks as
well as St. Nick. No previous singing or choral experience required.

Website

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/christmas-choral-day/

Speed Drawing

  • 29 — 30 November 2014 11am-4pm

Experiment with drawing techniques to create exciting and colourful artworks inspired by highlights from the collection.


Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Christmas Printmaking

  • 7 December 2013 — 7 December 2014 *on now
  • 6 December 2014 11am-4pm
  • 13 — 14 December 2014 11am-4pm
  • 23 December 2014 11am-4pm

Experiment with printmaking techniques to create seasonal cards and Christmas tree decorations.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Website

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/christmas-printmaking/

Family Film Screenings

  • 6 — 7 December 2014 10:30am-2:30pm
  • 13 — 14 December 2014 10:30am-2:30pm
  • 20 — 24 December 2014
  • 27 — 28 December 2014 10:30am-2:30pm

We’re screening seasonal classics and family favourites during the Christmas holiday.

View the full schedule of films at www.hepworthwakefield.org/Christmas.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Website

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/christmas

Spilt Milk

  • 18 December 2014 From 6pm

A forward-thinking Manchester trio that met at Salford University and are now creating original music taking inspiration from a wide range of genres, the compositions taking different directions through improvisation. FREE

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/split-milk/

Film Night

  • 18 December 2014 6:30-9pm

Our young people’s film night’s return for the autumn. Sit back, relax and enjoy some nachos and a film.
Ages 16+


Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/film-night/

Creative Carving

  • 27 — 28 December 2014 11am-4pm

Carve soap sculptures inspired by the sculptures of Barbara Hepworth.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Musical Scultpures

  • 3 — 4 January 2015 11am-3:30pm

Make music inspired by the artworks in the galleries.
Please book in advance on 01924 247398.
Starts at 11am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm & 3pm.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Website

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/musical-sculptures/

Abstract Painting

  • 10 January 2015 10:30am-4pm

Experiment with colour and form inspired by works in the collection and exhibitions.

Admission

£30

IN CONVERSATION: FOLKERT DE JONG AND KAREN WATTS

  • 15 January 2015 7-8pm

Folkert de Jong will be in conversation with Karen Watts, Senior Curator of Armour and Art at Royal Armouries, discussing his new installation at The Hepworth Wakefield.


Admission

£5 (£4)

Website

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/in-conversation-folkert-de-jong/

Outside Line Quartet

  • 15 January 2015 6-8pm

The Outside Line project is jazz guitarist Jamie Taylor’s latest venture and sees Jamie perform alongside some well known musicians from the Northern scene. FREE

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/outside-jazz-quartet/

Pop The Live On

  • 15 January 2015 6-9pm

A night of pizza and big-screen X-box games. FREE
Ages 16+


Website

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/pop-the-live-on/

Photography Masterclass

  • 24 January 2015 10:30am-4pm

Develop your photography skills with professional photographer Hannah Webster.

Admission

£30

Stuart McCallum

  • 28 January 2015 From 6pm

Cinematic Orchestra guitarist and composer of The Ultimate Form original ballet score, Stuart McCallum will perform his blend of ambient jazz-electronica with his trio. FREE

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/live-music-stuart-mccallum/

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