We braved the grey rainy weather on Sunday and went to The Hepworth in Wakefield. Despite it being on our county doorstep, we’d never been before…always favouring Yorkshire Sculpture Park, but that wasn’t an option in the drizzle.
If you’ve never been before, scroll down for a few photos to give you a flavour. Barbara Hepworth (or Dame Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth to give her her full name) was an English artist and sculptor specialising in modern sculpture. She was one of the few female artists of her generation to achieve international prominence. At The Hepworth you can learn more about her and see art and sculpture from lots of other artists.
You can read a bit more about Jonathon Anderson’s work at The Hepworth here…
— Stella Magazine (@StellaMagazine) 6 March 2017
After having a look around the main gallery, pottering around in the shop (I adore gallery shops…I always want to buy all the books) we then checked out the print art fair.
We saw a few pieces that we fancied buying. Touching Elbows‘ work looked particularly great
…as did this large triangle/letter A print. I can’t remember the artist, but we might track it down and buy it. We’ll see.
The Print Fair has ended now, but you can check out the Spring Market which features…
specially selected food produce, textiles, homewares, ceramics, cosmetics, jewellery, stationery and more, sourced and produced by regionally-based artists, makers, designers and bakers.
If you haven’t been before, definitely go for an hour or two one weekend. It’s a lovely place to go and be inspired.
Find more about what’s on at The Hepworth in Wakefield at their website: www.hepworthwakefield.org