image for Art Exhibition item typeStephen Sutcliffe: Twixt Cup and Lip at The Hepworth Wakefield

Art Exhibition, Mon 4 Jul - Sun 2 Oct 2016, free entry

Twixt Cup and Lip

Twixt Cup and Lip


The Hepworth Team

01924 247360


Gallery Walk,

Events at this Venue


Stephen Sutcliffe is an award-winning British filmmaker and video artist who was born in Harrogate and raised in Wakefield.

This major solo exhibition in The Calder* will include a newly commissioned video installation based on the play, The Contractor (1969) by the Wakefield-born playwright and novelist, David Storey. Storey’s work has long been an inspiration for Sutcliffe and the exhibition will complement A Tender Tumult: The Art of David Storey.

For this exhibition Sutcliffe has responded to themes suggested by the simple plot of The Contractor which examines class and cultural differences through the turbulent relationship of an employee and the employer’s son as they erect and dismantle a marquee for a wedding party.

Sutcliffe frequently alludes to literary and theatrical structures in his work, which marries archive broadcast material with newspaper clippings and photographs. The resulting video collages create disjunctures, contradictions and double takes.

*The Calder is open Tues – Sun, 12 – 4.30pm during exhibition periods; Closed Mondays, except bank and local school holidays.

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

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 4 Jul - Sun 2 Oct 2016 12:00 to 16:30


Free entry



See location of The Hepworth Wakefield on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

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