7 July 2017

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Benefactors Tim Sayer And Annemarie Norton Celebrate Hepworth Wakefield Prize Win

Tim Sayer and Annemarie Norton, whose personal collection, built up over the last five decades was generously donated to the Hepworth Wakefield last year were on stage to see The Hepworth Wakefield win this year’s Art Fund Museum of The Year £100,000 prize.

6 July 2017

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Hepworth Wakefield Wins Prestigious Museum Of The Year £100,000 Prize

The Hepworth Wakefield has won this year’s Museum of The Year Award. The gallery located in West Yorkshire has beaten Tate Modern, the Lapworth Museum of Geology in Birmingham, Sir John Soane’s Museum in London and the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Suffolk. The Art Fund aims to reward an institution that has shown “exceptional imagination, innovation, and achievement across the preceding 12 months”.

5 July 2017

Howard Hodgkin: India My Somewhere Else By Sue Hubbard

Everyone has a “somewhere else” in their lives Howard Hodgkin said in 1992. “My somewhere else is India”. Howard Hodgkin was 32 when he first visited that vast country. At Eton, he’d been shown a 17th-century Mughal painting by a teacher and in his 20s had become, despite modest means, something of a collector of Indian art. A meeting with Robert Skelton, […]

27 March 2017

10 Exhibitions To See Outside of London This Easter 2017

The clocks have gone forward heralding British Summer Time and the Easter holidays are approaching. So if you are thinking of leaving London for a short break, here is a select list of 10 exhibitions to see around Britain.

28 July 2016

Modern British Painting Abounds: The Hepworth Wakefield Summer 2016 Exhibition Roundup

At The Hepworth Wakefield, large light-filled gallery spaces more familiar with the wieldy steel sculpture of Anthony Caro or the oozing metamorphic wax and crystalline works of Lynda Bengalis, are this summer playing host to a series exhibitions and displays celebrating some of the best of twentieth century British painting. With the likes of David […]

25 June 2016

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Stanley Spencer: Largest Survey Exhibition In 15 years Opens At Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield is presenting  Stanley Spencer: Of Angels and Dirt – the first UK major survey exhibition in 15 years of work by one of Britain’s best loved painters. It has been 125 years since Spencer’s birth and to celebrate, the exhibition brings together more than 70 significant works spanning the artist’s entire 45 year-career. Highlights on display will include a number of Spencer’s rarely-seen […]

5 May 2016

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Stanley Spencer: Early Drawings To Be Displayed In Hepworth Wakefield Exhibition

The Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire’s award-winning art gallery,  has uncovered a sketchbook by the artist Stanley Spencer dating from 1907 containing the earliest known drawings and a short story by one of Britain’s greatest painters. Curator, Eleanor Clayton at the Wakefield gallery uncovered the previously un-published sketchbook by Stanley Spencer during a research visit to the Spencer family home in preparation […]

29 February 2016

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Tim Sayer Bequest to The Hepworth Wakefield Unveiled In April

A new exhibition celebrating the Tim Sayer Bequest to the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield, goes on display on 30 April. It brings together approximately 100 works drawn from Tim Sayer’s personal collection, which he has passionately built up over the last five decades. The collection, one of the most significant gifts to Wakefield by a private collector includes works by artists such as Alexander […]

22 July 2015

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Anthony Caro Celebrated With Double-Venue Retrospective In Yorkshire

A new exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Hepworth Wakefield celebrates the late Anthony Caro. Caro in Yorkshire is a major Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle project that celebrates and commemorates the extraordinary career of SIr Anthony Caro (1924–2013). Distinct yet complementary exhibitions at The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park consider respectively Caro’s concerns with […]

14 May 2014

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Franz West: A Major New Exhibition At Hepworth Wakefield For Summer

The Hepworth Wakefield is dedicating its gallery spaces to a large-scale exhibition of Franz West, who died in July 2012. West, one of the most prominent artists of our time, achieved worldwide fame with his Passstücke [Adaptives], as well as his sculptures for interior and exterior spaces. The focus of this loosely chronological exhibition is […]

11 January 2014

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Hepworth Wakefield Exhibition To Be Mounted At The London Art Fair

Major pieces from the collection of the Hepworth Wakefield, including several given to the gallery through the Art Fund, will be travelling to the capital for an exhibition at the London Art Fair. The exhibition Titled Barbara Hepworth and the Development of British Modernism, will chart the rise of modern art in Britain through a […]

13 January 2013

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European Sculpture Capital Will It Be Yorkshire?

A major new project spearheaded by the Henry Moore Institute, The Hepworth Wakefield, Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, has been unveiled to make Yorkshire the sculpture capital of Europe.With support from the Arts Council England and Welcome to Yorkshire, the four galleries will work together to create a unique offering for visitors.The Yorkshire […]

16 May 2012

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Hepworth Wakefield Favourite To Win £100k Art Fund Prize

The shortlist for the four redeveloped museums and galleries competing to be named the the UK’s museum of the year, by the Art Fund charity’s 10th annual Art Fund Prize, have been named. Chosen from a longlist of 10, they include the £35m Hepworth Wakefield, which opened last May, Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum and […]

15 May 2012

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Best Gallery Of The Year Shortlist Overlooks Tracey Emin Turner Contemporary

The longlist for the Art Fund’s best new gallery prize has been whittled down to a shortlist of four – the Hepworth Wakefield, the newly refurbished Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, and the Watts Gallery in Surrey. All four will now compete for the honour of being named […]

19 March 2012

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Hepworth Wakefield Officially Opened By Countess of Wessex

Sophie Wessex Puts The Royal Seal On Popular New Art Gallery 10 Months On HRH Sophie Rhys-Jones, The Countess of Wessex will officially open Yorkshire’s award-winning new art gallery, The Hepworth Wakefield Tuesday 27th March. The visit is an honour for the gallery, which has proved to be an overwhelming success since it opened 10 […]

13 February 2012

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Art Fund Prize Reveals Ten Best New UK Galleries

Art Fund Prize 2012 longlist includes Turner Contemporary, Hepworth Wakefield, the Scottish National Portrait Galleries, and seven others Glasgow’s Riverside Museum of Transport, The Hepworth Wakefield, and Margate’s Turner Contemporary are among 10 museums and galleries to be included on the longlist for the Art Fund Prize – the £100,000 award for the Britain’s best museums […]

7 December 2011

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Eva Rothschild Sculpture Aquired By Hepworth Wakefield

The newly launched Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield has announced its first contemporary art acquisition. The sculpture was purchased through the Contemporary Art Society’s Acquisitions Scheme with the support of the Art Fund. The work titled Wandering Palm, 2011 by Eva Rothschild, is the first work to be acquired for the Wakefield Council’s permanent art collection […]