Wakefield Collection at The Hepworth Wakefield
Art Gallery, free entry
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Wakefield’s art collection consists of over 5,000 works. At the core of the collection is a significant group of work by modern British artists including, most notably, Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore who were both born in the Wakefield district.
From its foundation in 1923, the original Wakefield Art Gallery adopted an ambitious collecting policy with a core aim to nurture an understanding of contemporary art. Works by the leading artists of the time, who have become synonymous with shaping Modern British art, were collected. Works in the collection include Hepworth’s Mother and Child (1934) and Moore’s Reclining Figure (1936) from an important period in the history of British art, during which many artists such as Ivon Hitchens, Paul Nash, Victor Pasmore and John Piper began to experiment with abstraction.
Other leading British artists are also represented in the collection, including: David Bomberg, Roger Fry, Harold Gilman, Duncan Grant, Ben Nicholson, Patrick Heron, Lucie Rie and William Scott.
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By Public Transport:
The gallery is conveniently located 1 mile from Wakefield Westgate station and 0.3 miles from Kirkgate Station.
Wakefield Free City Bus stops close to the gallery. For more information please visit www.wymetro.com
Please see the Hepworth Wakefield website for all the latest information on travelling to the gallery by car. The Pay and Display car park is located on Thornes Lane.
The gallery is fully accessible, please visit the website or contact us for a full access guide.
To arrange your group or coach party visit call us or email email@example.com to find out more about special packages for your group.
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Guided tours for groups
- Smoking not allowed