image for Art Gallery item typeThe Hepworth Family Gift at The Hepworth Wakefield

Art Gallery, free entry

The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield

Contact

The Hepworth Team

01924 247360

Address

Gallery Walk,
Wakefield,
WF1 5AW

Details

The Hepworth Family Gift, consists of 44 full size working models (surviving prototypes in plaster and aluminium made in preparation for the works in bronze Hepworth executed from the mid-1950s to the end of her career). It also includes drawings and a large group of lithographs and screen prints by Barbara Hepworth, and has been given to The Hepworth Wakefield, via the Art Fund, by the artist’s daughters Rachel Kidd and Sarah Bowness, through the Trustees of the Barbara Hepworth Estate.

The Gift is central to the gallery’s permanent collection and the purpose-built spaces offer a full exploration of the prototypes for the first time. Coming directly from the Barbara Hepworth Estate, the Gift illuminates the artist’s working methods and creativity. Also in the Gift is a group of works by her artist friends, including paintings by John Wells and Breon O’Casey and ceramics by Janet Leach. Hepworth owned some ancient and primitive objects, including Neolithic and Cycladic works, which are also on display.

The Hepworth Estate has worked throughout with David Chipperfield Architects on the design of the two purpose-built gallery spaces devoted to the Gift.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 336200  Lat: 53.67584 Long: -1.49140

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

By car
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.

ACCESS
The gallery is fully accessible, please visit the website or contact us for a full access guide.

GROUP VISITS
To arrange your group or coach party visit call us or email groups@hepworthwakefield.org to find out more about special packages for your group.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed