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The Hepworth Wakefield

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Introduction

Designed by the acclaimed David Chipperfield Architects, The Hepworth Wakefield is set within Wakefield’s historic waterfront, overlooking the River Calder. The gallery opened in May 2011 and was awarded Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017. Named after Barbara Hepworth, one of the most important artists of the 20th century who was born and brought up in Wakefield, the gallery presents major exhibitions of the best international modern and contemporary art. It is also home to Wakefield’s art collection – an impressive compendium of modern British and contemporary art – and has dedicated galleries exploring Hepworth’s art and working process.

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden, designed by internationally renowned landscaped architect Tom Stuart-Smith, opened alongside the gallery in 2019 and is free for all to enjoy.

Resources

These resources were created as part of a Creativity Kit that was given to students taking part in the Burberry Inspire project. If you’d like to use these resources the following equipment is required: Sketchbook, pencil, pen, eraser and sharpener, a viewfinder, oil pastels, a block of clay.

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