Follow the Hepworth Wakefield’s art collection as it has developed over the ten years since the gallery opened.

Starting with work dating back to the 1920s, the collection contains a number of pieces from the core period of modern British art, particularly between 1920 and the 1960s. The exhibition follows the history of the collection, exhibitions and educational work the gallery has been involved in.

Some notable pieces include early prints by Henry Moore, the largest UK collection of ceramicist John Ward and recent work acquired during lockdown, a new painting by abstract artist Jadé Fadojutimi.

While the exhibition has been temporarily postponed due to the pandemic, it is currently available to view online. You can see a curator-led film that explores the exhibition in more depth or read articles and zoom in on a collection of images.

Explore how contemporary narratives can shine a new light on historical artworks, and how the stories told by artists have changed with the times.

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The Hepworth Wakefield

Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW

01924 247360


Opening times

Gallery, shop and café open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm (last entry 3.30pm). Entry to Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life, £12 / £10 / Free for THW Members, Wakefield residents and under 16s.

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden open daily, free entry.

With a National Art Pass you get

50% off exhibitions
10% off in shop
Enjoy 10% off all shop purchases at the Hepworth Wakefield gallery with your National Art Pass. The gallery shop sells a range of books, magazines, stationary, artist-designed products and unique presents.
Valid until December 2022

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