image for Art Exhibition item typeYorkshire: Hepworth, Moore and the Landscape at The Hepworth Wakefield

Art Exhibition, Sat 30 Apr 2016 - Fri 31 Mar 2017, free entry

Photography: Lee Sheldrake

Photography: Lee Sheldrake


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As The Hepworth Wakefield marks its 5th birthday, this exhibition celebrates the artistic heritage of Wakefield and Yorkshire with a major display of paintings from the Wakefield Permanent Art Collection, and key works by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.

These great British sculptors grew up in Yorkshire and were both famously influenced by local landscapes. Moore spoke of early encounters with rocky outcrops, the ‘big, bleak lump of stone set in the landscape’, while Hepworth recalled, ‘moving through and over the West Riding landscape with my father in his car, the hills were sculptures; the roads defined the forms’.

The Yorkshire landscape is an enduring inspiration for artists, and the Hepworth invites you to see Hepworth and Moore’s sculptures amidst scenes of this beautiful region painted by John Inigo Richards (1731 – 1810), Philip Reinagle (1749 – 1833) and Edna Ginesi (1902 – 2000) among others.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 30 Apr 2016 - Fri 31 Mar 2017 10:00 to 17:00


Free entry



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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

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.

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 to find out more about special packages for your group.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


  • 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