A Contemporary Collection

6 Feb 2020 – 1 Jul 2022

Regular opening hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00

The Hepworth Wakefield

Wakefield, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • FREE CITY BUS The gallery is on the FreeCityBus route operated Monday – Saturday between 9.30am and 3pm.
  • The gallery is 0.3 miles from Wakefield Kirkgate train station (approximately 8 minutes walk) and 1 mile from Westgate train station (approximately 20 minutes walk).

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This new display presents contemporary artworks that have been acquired for Wakefield since The Hepworth Wakefield opened in 2011.


Eva Rothschild’s Wandering Palm entered the collection following the museum’s inaugural exhibition by the artist. Veronica Ryan’s Particles was commissioned in partnership with The Art House in Wakefield in 2017, and photographs from Martin Parr’s Rhubarb Triangle series and Jamie Hawkesworth’s Wakefield Kids were gifted to the collection following their commissions with local communities.

A number of works by artists shortlisted for The Hepworth Prize for Sculpturehave recently been added to the collection including Steve Claydon and Michael Dean, as well as a sculpture by the winner of the first prize, Helen Marten, purchased by The Hepworth Wakefield with its Art Fund Museum of the Year prize money.

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Exhibiting artists

Steven Claydon

Veronica Ryan

Dana Schutz

Jamie Hawkesworth

Michael Dean

Eva Rothschild

Martin Parr

Helen Marten


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