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The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield is an inspiring new art gallery in Yorkshire which celebrates the area’s unique artistic legacy and explores the work of major contemporary artists. Designed by David Chipperfield Architects, the Heporth's ten gallery spaces make it one of the UK’s largest purpose-built galleries outside London.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £900,000
  • 2013-2014: £921,600
  • 2014-2015: £945,562

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The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair: An Interview with James Green, Printmaker

An Interview with Sheffield-based printmaker James Green. James will be hosting a stand at The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair on Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 March 2015, free entry! Find out more at www.hepworthwakefield.org/printfair/ Film by Square Eye Printing www.squareeyeprinting.com

The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair: Laura Slater - Pattern Designer & Printmaker

Hear Laura Slater, Pattern Designer and Printmaker, talk about her process of design and printing at her studio in Wakefield. Laura Slater will be showing her work at The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair, Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 March 2015 FREE ENTRY. Find out more here: http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/printfair/ Film by Square Eye Printing: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo6uL-VrRDZG95I-Hcsf1Ag

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The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair: Laura Slater (teaser)

In this teaser Laura Slater, Pattern Designer and Printmaker, talks about her process of design and printing at her studio in Wakefield. Laura Slater will be showing her work at The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair, Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 March 2015. Find out more here: http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/printfair/ Film by Square Eye Printing: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo6uL-VrRDZG95I-Hcsf1Ag

Lynda Benglis in conversation with Griselda Pollock: 6 February 2015

A unique opportunity to hear exhibiting artist Lynda Benglis discuss her work with art historian Professor Griselda Pollock. In 2015, The Hepworth Wakefield will present the UK’s first museum survey of work by Greek-American artist and feminist icon Lynda Benglis. This highly anticipated exhibition will be the largest presentation of Benglis’ work in the UK, featuring approximately 50 works that will span the entirety of her prolific career to date.

Folkert de Jong: The Holy Land

Dutch artist Folkert De Jong has drawn on the collections held by the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds as a starting point for his new site-specific commission at The Hepworth Wakefield, in particular, the personal armour of Henry VIII and contemporary modern firearms. For the first time De Jong has used 3D scanning technologies in his practice, used to create bronze casts of Henry VIII’s suits of armour, contemporary weapons such as machine and hand guns. The striking installation also features an armada of bronze ships displayed in florescent display cases, as well as casts of a gramophone, an old fashioned camera and telephone. Exhibition runs Wednesday 1 October 2014 - Sunday 25 January 2015. Free Admission. www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/conflict-and-collisions/ Supported by The Mondriaan Fund, James Cohan Gallery & The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Filmed and edited by Jonny Walton, Kaptur.

Alexandra Bircken: ESKALATION

German artist Alexandra Bircken presents a series of recent works that showcase a new approach in her practice, as well as a new site-specific commission for The Hepworth Wakefield. Alexandra Bircken: ESKALATION Wednesday 1 October 2014 – Sunday 25 January 2015 Free Admission www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/conflict-and-collisions/ Supported by The Henry Moore Foundation & Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany London Filmed and edited by Jonny Walton, Kaptur

Sam Lackey, Curator, The Hepworth Wakefield

Behind the Scenes: A series of video interviews with members of staff at The Hepworth Wakefield. Directed, filmed and edited in 2013 by students from Brigshaw High School and Language College, Leeds and Kettlethorpe High School, Wakefield. www.hepworthwakefield.org/learning/teachers/teachers-resources/behind-the-scenes/

Natalie Walton, Head of Learning, The Hepworth Wakefield

Behind the Scenes: A series of video interviews with members of staff at The Hepworth Wakefield. Directed, filmed and edited in 2013 by students from Brigshaw High School and Language College, Leeds and Kettlethorpe High School, Wakefield. www.hepworthwakefield.org/learning/teachers/teachers-resources/behind-the-scenes/

Simon Wallis, Director, The Hepworth Wakefield

Behind the Scenes: A series of video interviews with members of staff at The Hepworth Wakefield. Directed, filmed and edited in 2013 by students from Brigshaw High School and Language College, Leeds and Kettlethorpe High School, Wakefield. www.hepworthwakefield.org/learning/teachers/teachers-resources/behind-the-scenes/

Kate Green, Visitor Services Assistant, The Hepworth Wakefield

Behind the Scenes: A series of video interviews with members of staff at The Hepworth Wakefield. Directed, filmed and edited in 2013 by students from Brigshaw High School and Language College, Leeds and Kettlethorpe High School, Wakefield. www.hepworthwakefield.org/learning/teachers/teachers-resources/behind-the-scenes/

Laura Whiteman, Executive Support Officer, The Hepworth Wakefield

Behind the Scenes: A series of video interviews with members of staff at The Hepworth Wakefield. Directed, filmed and edited in 2013 by students from Brigshaw High School and Language College, Leeds and Kettlethorpe High School, Wakefield. www.hepworthwakefield.org/learning/teachers/teachers-resources/behind-the-scenes/

Kate Morgan, Youth Programme Assistant, The Hepworth Wakefield

Behind the Scenes: A series of video interviews with members of staff at The Hepworth Wakefield. Directed, filmed and edited in 2013 by students from Brigshaw High School and Language College, Leeds and Kettlethorpe High School, Wakefield. www.hepworthwakefield.org/learning/teachers/teachers-resources/behind-the-scenes/

Behind the Scenes at The Hepworth Wakefileld Trailer

Behind the Scenes: A series of video interviews with members of staff at The Hepworth Wakefield. Directed, filmed and edited in 2013 by students from Brigshaw High School and Language College, Leeds and Kettlethorpe High School, Wakefield. www.hepworthwakefield.org/learning/teachers/teachers-resources/behind-the-scenes/

Art Party at The Hepworth Wakefield

On Thursday 21 August - GCSE results day -The Hepworth Wakefield was one of 22 UK-based arts venues screening Bob and Roberta Smith's film 'Art Party'. As well as the screening, there were performances from Yew Tree Youth Theatre and Theatre Royal Wakefield's 'In on the Act' plus workshops and a party during which guests had an opportunity to express their opinions on art and education. Watch local filmmaker David Lindsay's behind-the-scenes video filmed at our very own Art Party.

The Game of Sculpture Animation

Children's interactive book, 'The Game of Sculpture' is brought to life in this short stop motion animation. The Game of Sculpture is available to purchase from The Hepworth Wakefield shop priced at £7.95. http://goo.gl/Uy8qDV Film: Loren Turton and Kate Green Music: Dan-O http://danosongs.com

Franz West: Where is my Eight?

Summer 2014 sees The Hepworth Wakefield dedicate its gallery spaces to a large-scale exhibition of one of the most prominent artists of our time. Franz West, who died in July 2012, achieved worldwide fame with his Passstücke [Adaptives], as well as his sculptures for interior and exterior spaces. Franz West: Where is my Eight? 13 June - 14 September The Hepworth Wakefield Free Admission www.hepworthwakefield.org/FranzWest/ The focus of this loosely chronological exhibition is West's combination pieces, in which the artist combined various individual pieces and subsequently recombined them in different configurations. Due to this combination and recombination of different kinds of work including Adaptives, furniture, sculpture, videos and works on paper from different periods, the exhibition provides a much needed and highly anticipated major UK showing of West's varied, influential and prolific practice. Here at The Hepworth Wakefield the exhibition also investigates the connections and parallels between the work of Franz West and Barbara Hepworth. With a playful yet striking intervention into The Hepworth Family Gift gallery, this exhibition will places both artists' work in conversation: the use of the democratic material of plaster; the significance of the studio environment; and the repeated return to reconfiguring and adapting previous work. Where is my Eight? was initiated and co-developed with mumok (Museum moderner Kunst, Vienna) and by Franz West with great enthusiasm before his death and provides insight into West's complex and many-layered art practice. Franz West: Where is my Eight? is supported by The Henry Moore Foundation, Crown Fine Art & Austrian Cultural Forum London.

Erika Vogt 'Speech Mesh - Drawn OFF' at The Calder

The Calder, The Hepworth Wakefield's new 600sqm contemporary art space, presented 'Speech Mesh -- Drawn OFF', the first solo exhibition in the UK by American artist Erika Vogt 14 February -- 6 April 2014. Vogt's site-specific gallery installations are realised as dynamic image fields in which sculpture, film and video, photography, painting and drawing are interwoven. Drawing on her background in experimental filmmaking, Vogt's installations unfold as cinematic environments in which the layered quality of her films is expanded into physical space. In this video, curator of the exhibition Andrew Bonacina discusses the work and Vogt's artistic practise. 'Speech Mesh - Drawn OFF' brings together a group of plaster sculptures, suspended across The Calder's vast industrial space, in dialogue with her video works.

Philip-Lorca diCorcia: Photographs 1975 - 2012

American artist Philip-Lorca diCorcia (b. 1951, Connecticut) is one of the most important photographers working today. This is the first UK exhibition to show works spanning his career, offering an opportunity to appreciate the development of diCorcia's work. This large-scale survey contains over 100 photographs from six major series. In this video artist Philip-Lorca diCorcia and curator Dr. Sam Lackey discuss the thought processes behind the work as well as the exhibition on display at The Hepworth Wakefield 14 February - 1 June 2014.

Dana Schutz & Dexter Dalwood, In Conversation at The Hepworth Wakefield, January 2014

One of America's most acclaimed young painters Dana Schutz discusses her first UK solo exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield and the state of contemporary painting with Turner Prize-nominated artist Dexter Dalwood. Schutz is renowned for her riotously coloured figurative paintings and highly tactile approach, creating compelling and awkward imaginary worlds that explore hypothetical and sometimes absurd situations. Also primarily a painter, Dalwood's works typically draw upon historical tradition as well as current cultural and political events. Filmed and broadcast on Thursday 16 January 2014, 7pm by This Is Tomorrow. www.thisistomorrow.info

In Focus: Albert Wainwright

The Hepworth Wakefield is home to the largest public collection of the work of artist, illustrator and designer Albert Wainwright. Born in Castleford in 1898, Wainwright was a childhood friend of Henry Moore but achieved only a fraction of Moore's acclaim during his lifetime. This new exhibition aims to shed light on this talent and neglected artist. In this video, Collections and Exhibitions Assistant Holly Grange provides an introduction to the current collection display, 'In Focus: Albert Wainwright'. In Focus: Albert Wainwright 21 September 2013 -- 18 May 2014 http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/albert-wainwright/ Free admission

Parallel of Life and Art

The collection display, 'Parallel of Life and Art', continues The Hepworth Wakefield's exploration into developments in twentieth century British art. In this video, curator Gemma Yates, discusses the exhibition and its conceptual starting point, the exhibition of the same name staged by the Independent Group in 1953. 'Parallel of Life and Art' 16 November 2013 - Spring 2015 http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/parallel-of-life-and-art/ Free admission

Barbara Hepworth: Two Forms

Curator Dr. Sam Lackey provides an introduction to collection display, 'Barbara Hepworth: Two Forms' at The Hepworth Wakefield. This display of Hepworth's early sculpture explores her transition from figuration to abstraction. Starting with sculptures clearly representing the relationship between a mother and her child it traces the development of this motif into two separate forms. Barbara Hepworth: Two Forms 9 November 2013 -- Spring 2014 http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/barbara-hepworth-two-forms/ Free admission

Henry Moore: Reclining Figures

Frances Guy, Head of Collections and Exhibitions at The Hepworth Wakefield, provides an introduction to the collection display, 'Henry Moore: Reclining Figures'. Henry Moore is known for his lifelong fascination with the human figure, a subject that allowed him to explore and experiment with different formal ideas in sculpture. The display at The Hepworth Wakefield features two works by Moore from the Wakefield Collection as well as major loans from The Henry Moore Foundation. Henry Moore: Reclining Figures 8 October 2013 -- Spring 2014 http://www.hepworthwakefield.org/whatson/henry-moore-reclining-figures/ Free admission

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