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The Hepworth, Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield

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.

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You can read a bit more about Jonathon Anderson’s work at The Hepworth here…

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


#Regram @william__luz: ‘We’re here @touching__elbows at @hepworthwakefield print fair. Great set up by @kategibbprint’ #THWPrintFair

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…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:


  • Reply
    Dash | Mode Lily
    March 8, 2017 at 8:56 am

    Ah I really like The Hepworth gallery but it’s been a year since I’ve been last time. It’s a lovely place, especially for those who love art in all forms. We would like to fill our living room with paintings but it will take time.

    I’ve just followed your link to Touching Elbow’s work and it really is stunning, lovely patterns.

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    March 19, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    I’ve never visited, but looks like somewhere for a great day out

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    March 21, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    I’ve actually never been to the Hepworth, oops! I’ll put it on my list and hope to go soon!

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      Digital Diva
      March 22, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Definitely worth a visit

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