image for Exhibition item typeAnthony McCall: Solid Light Works at The Hepworth Wakefield

Exhibition, Fri 16 Feb - Sun 3 Jun 2018, free entry

Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works

Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works

Image: Anthony McCall, Face to Face (III), (2013). Installation view, Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam, 2014. Photograph by Hans Wilschut


The Hepworth Wakefield

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Solid Light Works will be the first major UK exhibition of artist Anthony McCall’s work in over a decade. It will explore all facets of his work and will include the UK premiere of three new ‘solid light’ installations.

McCall describes his practice as existing in the space where cinema, sculpture and drawing overlap. He is best known for his large-scale, immersive sculptural light installations that incorporate the visitor and invite them to become active participants in the work.

The exhibition will also highlight the importance of drawing to McCall and the meticulous planning that goes into each installation.

Aided by digital projection, McCall’s new installations use only projected light and a thin mist, creating physically powerful works that take on the appearance of sculptural forms in space. Visitors will be encouraged to engage with the planes and chambers created by the projections.

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Event details

Dates Times
Fri 16 Feb - Sun 3 Jun 2018 10:00 to 17:00


Free entry

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  • 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