image for Art Exhibition item typeAlina Szapocznikow: Human Landscapes at The Hepworth Wakefield

Art Exhibition, Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Sun 28 Jan 2018, free entry

Alina Szapocznikow

Alina Szapocznikow

Contact

The Hepworth Wakefield

01924 247360

Address

Gallery Walk,
Wakefield,
WF1 5AW

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 22 Mar - Thu 1 Mar A Contemporary Collection
Mon 13 Mar - Tue 13 Mar Afternoon Tea For Two
Sat 21 Oct - Sun 28 Jan Alina Szapocznikow: Human Landscapes
Mon 13 Mar - Sun 25 Feb Approaching Thunder
Mon 23 Oct Autumn Art Club for 6-11 Year Old's
Mon 13 Mar - Sun 25 Feb György Gordon: From Hungary to Yorkshire

Details

This will be the first UK retrospective of the work of the much-overlooked Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow (1926 - 1973), whose elaborately constructed sculptures remain as powerfully resonant today as when they were first made.

Szapocznikow’s career was cut short by her premature death in 1973 at the age 47 but her work has been reappraised internationally in the last decade.

A chronological display will highlight how the artist’s work developed from classically figurative sculptures to her later “awkward objects” which are politically charged and overlaid with Surrealist and Pop Art influences.

The exhibition will include works incorporating Szapocznikow’s characteristic use of cast body parts, many of which she transformed into everyday objects like lamps or ashtrays.

It will feature over 50 works created between 1956 and 1972 including sculpture, drawings, and photography.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled 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
Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Sun 28 Jan 2018

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 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