Installation image of Jamie Hawkesworth, Wakefield Kids, 2017. Photo by George Baggaley, 2020.

A Contemporary Collection

The Hepworth Wakefield

This exhibition is closed in line with the government’s current Covid-19 guidelines. More information can be found on The Hepworth Wakefield website. 

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.

Friday 7 February 2020 - Monday 7 February 2022

The Hepworth Wakefield
Gallery Walk
West Yorkshire

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