1 September 2011

Visit: The Hepworth Gallery

I visited the newly opened Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield a couple of weeks ago. The new building stands out against its industrial setting between the river & busy roads. I was impressed by the design and liked the choice of materials - smooth, vast & industrial, lots of large windows filtering light inside. A very modern clean structure.
The Exhibitions are a collection of Barbara Hepworth's work (some unseen), local Wakefield artists and touring exhibitions, currently the work of Eva Rothchild. There is a mixture of sculpture & painting, loads of beautiful materials with different finishes, unfortunately you can't interact with the sculptures so I had to fold my arms to resist and there is limited photography. The cafe looked very tasty and the bookshop had a great collection covering Art, Design, Sculpture, Architecture, Fashion, as well as local history.
All in all a great way to spend an afternoon. Click here to see more.