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THE HEPWORTH WAKEFIELD

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW
01924 247 360

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MASTERPIECES : HEPWORTH & MOORE
to Jan 01, 2018

Click to enlargeAPPROACHING THUNDER : 1940S BRITISH PRINTS AND DRAWINGS
Feb 25, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018
This exhibition draws from The Hepworth Wakefield’s collection of 1940s British works on paper, revisiting a decade of anxiety, austerity and idealism

GYÖRGY GORDON : FROM HUNGARY TO YORKSHIRE, 1924-2005
Feb 25, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018
Hungarian-born György Gordon became a refugee after fleeing the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. He resettled in Wakefield and worked for many years at Wakefield College of Art.

ALINA SZAPOCZNIKOW : HUMAN LANDSCAPES
Oct 20, 2017 - Jan 28, 2018
This will be the first UK retrospective of the work of the much-overlooked Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow (1926 - 1973), whose elaborately constructed sculptures remain as powerfully resonant today as when they were first made.
Szapocznikow’s career was cut short by her premature death in 1973 at the age 47 but her work has been reappraised internationally in the last decade. A chronological display will highlight how the artist’s work developed from classically figurative sculptures to her later “awkward objects” which are politically charged and overlaid with Surrealist and Pop Art influences.

DAUGHTERS OF NECESSITY : SERENA KORDA & WAKEFIELD'S CERAMICS
Dec 2, 2017 - Jul 5, 2018
The Hepworth Wakefield is home to a rich and eclectic collection of ceramics made by some of the great names of modern pottery, including Hans Coper, Lucy Rie and Albert Wainwright. For this exhibition, British artist Serena Korda will choose a selection of these ceramics to display alongside her own new and existing works, exploring where these objects sit between function and sculpture.

SCHOOL PRINTS
Jan 12 - Jun 3, 2018
During the 1940s, artists including Henri Matisse, Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso were commissioned to create prints as part of a project to bring contemporary art to school children.
 
Inspired by this project, we have invited Martin Creed, Jeremy Deller, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten, Haroon Mirza and Rose Wylie to create limited edition prints for schools. The new prints will be displayed alongside the original 1940s works.

ANTHONY MCCALL : SOLID LIGHT WORKS
Feb 16 - Jun 3, 2018
Solid Light Works will be the first major UK exhibition of artist Anthony McCall’s work in over a decade. It will explore all facets of his work and will include the UK premiere of three new ‘solid light’ installations.
 
McCall describes his practice as existing in the space where cinema, sculpture and drawing overlap. He is best known for his large-scale, immersive sculptural light installations that incorporate the visitor and invite them to become active participants in the work.

LEE MILLER : AND SURREALISM IN BRITAIN
Jun 22 - Oct 7, 2018
Lee Miller (1907 – 1977) first entered the world of photography in New York as a model in Vogue in the 1920s. In 1929 she moved to Paris and worked with Man Ray, establishing her own studio and becoming part of the Surrealist milieu. A rich strand of Surrealist practice emerged in Britain in the 1930s and developed in the immediate pre-war period, during which Miller moved to London.
 
This exhibition will explore the creative networks between artists in the UK in the 1930s and 40s through Miller’s lens. Miller’s photographs of and collaborations with Surrealists working in the UK, including Eileen Agar, Leonora Carrington, Max Ernst and René Magritte will be presented alongside their own paintings and sculptures.
 
It will also focus on Miller’s own practice and how she turned her Surrealist eye across disciplines to the worlds of fashion and journalism, revealing and revelling in the strange and extraordinary.

VIVIANE SASSEN: HOT MIRROR
Jun 22 - Oct 7, 2018
Echoing the career of Lee Miller, internationally renowned artist Viviane Sassen (b. 1972) straddles the fashion and fine art worlds. Central to this exhibition is the inspiration of Surrealism, a movement Sassen recognises as one of her earliest artistic influences, seen in the uncanny shadows, fragmented bodies and dreamlike landscapes of her work.
 
Hot Mirror will bring together photographs from several collections made over the last ten years, including the celebrated Flamboya and Parasomnia series (2013), shown alongside new photographs and collages, to create image-poems that draw on the Surrealist strategies of collage to offer new and unexpected juxtapositions.
 
As well as an overview of Sassen’s artistic practice, the exhibition will present a new version of her immersive film installation, Totem.

CELEBRATING 300 YEARS OF THOMAS CHIPPENDALE
Jul 13, 2018 - Feb 25, 2019
2018 marks 300 years since the birth of Yorkshire-born Thomas Chippendale, one of Britain’s most eminent interior designers and cabinet makers.
 
To celebrate this significant anniversary, the gallery is working with one of the finest treasure houses in the North of England, Nostell Priory, a National Trust house with over 100 pieces of Chippendale furniture. The role of artists in influencing interiors will be explored through key loans from both collections and special commissions by contemporary artists.
 
Visitors will see modern and contemporary artworks in Nostell’s historic rooms and the most fashionable furniture of the 18th century within the 21st-century gallery spaces of The Hepworth Wake eld.

THE HEPWORTH PRIZE FOR SCULPTURE
Oct 26, 2018 - Jan 20, 2019
Named to honour the legacy of Wakefield-born artist, Barbara Hepworth, The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture is the UK’s most significant prize to recognise the medium of sculpture.
 
Open to British or UK based artists of any age and at any stage in their career, the £30,000 biennial award celebrates artists who have made a significant contribution to sculpture in its broadest definition.
 
An exhibition of work by the five artists shortlisted for the prize will be presented.

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