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.

Barbara Hepworth: Graphic Works and Sculpture

  • 29 April 2013 — 26 April 2014 *on now

Hepworth's colourful and vibrant abstract images will be displayed with some of her sculptures that have not previously been exhibited at The Hepworth Wakefield and provide further insight into her two-dimensional work

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • 11-13
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.

Film Night (Age 16+)

  • 15 May 2014 6:30-9pm

Have you seen any good films recently? Let the Youth Panel know your suggestions then vote for your favourite film on the Youth Panel's Facebook page before each event. Make sure you submit a review on Facebook afterwards, the Youth Panel would love to know what you thought.


The Hepworth Wakefield Youth Panel are a group of young people aged 16 - 19 who meet twice a month. They work with the gallery and artists to develop events for young people. If you are interested in joining or just want to find out more, get in touch with


This event is taking place during the After Hours event at The Hepworth Wakefield where the galleries, shop and Café Bar will all stay open until 9pm.

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Book Club

Book Club

  • 15 May 2014 7-8:30pm

May: Camera Lucinda by Roland Barthes

Places can be booked by calling the Learning Team on 01924 247398.

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Evening Photography Workshop

  • 15 May 2014 6:30-9pm

Suitable for beginners and intermediate level photographers. Cameras appropriate for this workshop include digital SLRs, brigde cameras and compact camera systems - any cmaera that can be adjusted maually. You may bring a basic point and shoot, but please note the class will include elements that work much better with a manually adjustable camera. Please bring a tripod if you have one, limited tripods are available to borrow but these may need to be shared. As some of the session takes place outside, please bring suitable clothing.

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Barry Hoban

In Conversation: Barry Hoban & Chris Sidwells

  • 15 May 2014 7-8pm

Wakefield-born former professional cyclist and eight stage winner of the Tour de France (1967 - 1975), Barry Hoban talks about training in Yorkshire, his career highlights and the Grand Depart 2014. In 2009, Barry was inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame.

Barry will be in conversation with Chris Sidwells, journalist, author and nephew of former professional cyclist, Tom Simpson.

To book tickets, please contact our Information Desk in person, on 01924 247360 or by emailing

This event is part of After Hours at The Hepworth Wakefield. Relax, revive and be social every third Thursday of the month as our galleries, shop and Café Bar all stay open until 9pm.


£5 (£4 Concessions)




  • 28 May 2014 6-8pm

Juice (‘The 21st century’s answer to the Swingles or the King’s Singers’ The Times) are at the forefront of the UK’s experimental/classical scene, performing new vocal music which draws on classical, world music, jazz, folk, pop, improvisation and theatre.

They have featured on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. They have performed at London’s Wigmore Hall and the Southbank, King’s Place and the Roundhouse. In 2011, they made their US debut with concerts in New York and at the famed SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. In 2007, they were the first UK prize winners in the history of the internationally-renowned Tampere Vocal Festival.

Juice‘s debut album Songspin (Nonclassical, 2011) won an international Independent Music Award for Best Contemporary Classical Album in 2012. Featuring remixes by the likes of of Camille producer MaJiker and Björk collaborator Mikhail Karikis, it was reviewed by The Observer as ’Eighteen immaculately achieved tracks, spanning Elisabeth Lutyens to Gabriel Prokofiev via folk song and avant garde, enchant and enthrall‘.

Live music at The Hepworth Wakefield is programmed in association with Yorkshire Live Music Project. YLMP, established in Wakefield in 2009, is a not for profit organisation dedicated to audience development for live professional classical and jazz music.

Juice is Anna Snow (soprano), Sarah Dacey (soprano) and Kerry Andrew (alto).
Photo: Danni Price