We’re big fans of The Hepworth Wakefield at Northern Soul so we’re excited to see that new artworks are going on display to mark the 100-year anniversary since the establishment of Wakefield’s art collection. 

Three new exhibitions open this month, celebrating the breadth of the collection and recognising the many organisations, communities and individuals who have supported its development. They are A Living Collection, Magic in this Country: Hepworth, Moore and the Land, and The Art of the Potter: Ceramics and Sculpture from 1930 to Now. 

Simon Wallis, director of The Hepworth Wakefield, says: “The Hepworth Wakefield has no budget for acquisitions and relies on donations, gifts and fundraising to continue to build the collection in line with its original ambitions and in order to remain relevant today.

“These new exhibitions are testament to the hard work of the gallery team in strategically developing the collection and to our many supporters for recognising the importance of Wakefield’s collection and our ability to display and share art works with wide audiences in innovative and engaging ways. I very much hope the collection will continue to develop and inspire audiences for another 100 years.”

Visit The Hepworth Wakefield’s website here. 


Main image credit: Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, photo taken by Anna Lukala. Used with permission from The Hepworth Wakefield.