This new display presents contemporary artworks that have been acquired for Wakefield since The Hepworth Wakefield opened in 2011. Eva Rothchild’s Wandering Palm entered the collection following the museum’s inaugural exhibition by the artist. Veronica Ryan’s Particles was commissioned in partnership with The Art House in Wakefield in 2017, and photographs from Martin Parr’s Rhubarb Triangle series and Jamie Hawkesworth’s Wakefield Kids were gifted to the collection following their commissions with local communities.
A number of works by artists shortlisted for The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture have recently been added to the collection including Steve Claydon and Michael Dean, as well as a sculpture by the winner of the first prize, Helen Marten, purchased by The Hepworth Wakefield with its Art Fund Museum of the Year prize money.
The Hepworth Wakefield
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