The Hepworth Wakefield
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 and has dedicated galleries exploring Hepworth’s art and working process. Our regular fairs and markets support artists and makers throughout the year. Plus, our award-winning learning program engages and inspires families, communities and educational institutions. The Hepworth Wakefield is home to Wakefield’s art collection – an impressive compendium of modern British art, including works by Ben Nicholson, Patrick Heron, L.S. Lowry, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore as well as work by significant contemporary artists such as Frank Auerbach, Maggi Hambling, Anthea Hamilton, Martin Parr and Eva Rothschild. We are working to create The Hepworth Wakefield Riverside Gallery Garden which will be one of the UK’s largest free public gardens and will transform the surroundings to the gallery.