1 Jan 2014 – 25 Apr 2014

Wakefield, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • FREE CITY BUS The gallery is on the FreeCityBus route operated Monday – Saturday between 9.30am and 3pm. The bus route includes Wakefield Westgate and Kirkgate train stations, Wakefield bus station, Ridings Shopping Centre, Trinity Walk and other city centre drop offs and is every 10 minutes. The Hepworth Wakefield bus stop is adjacent to the Wakefield Waterfront on A61 Barnsley Road and the gallery. All journeys on the bus are free of charge and each FreeCityBus is accessible and can carry one wheelchair at a time. For more information about the FreeCityBus visit the Metro website, www.wymetro.com, tel: 0113 245 7676 BUSES Wakefield bus station is located on Union Street, Wakefield WF1 3AG. The gallery is situated on the main bus routes with services provided by all operators which stop on Bridge Street immediately adjacent to The Hepworth including 59, 96, 97, 102, 110, 194, 195, 196 and 485. For more information and routes please visit www.arrivabus.co.uk, tel: 0871 200 22 33 www.wymetro.com, tel: 0113 245 7676
  • 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). For train timetable information visit www.eastcoast.co.uk, www.grandcentralrail.com and www.nationalrail.co.uk tel: 08457 48 49 50


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The Hepworth Wakefield now holds the entire set of graphic works on paper by Barbara Hepworth, thanks to the Hepworth Family Gift made through the Art Fund and the support of the Friends of Wakefield Museums and Art Galleries. Hepworth made a number of print portfolios between 1969 and 1971 using screenprint and lithograph techniques. She explained how she used these processes to work on ideas which would eventually translate into sculpture, achieving an abstract sense of space, form and texture through the use of transparent smooth layers and bold mark-making. Two sets of lithographs were produced with the Curwen Press, London. Many of these works, including a series called The Aegean Suite, 1971, developed Hepworth's fascination with Greece and make links between geometric forms and sites associated with ancient Greek culture. Opposing Forms, 1970, was produced by the artist's gallery Marlborough Fine Art, London. Many of these works deal with more celestial subject matter and include abstract representations of the sun and moon, the movement of the tides and passing of the seasons. Gallery 6 will house approximately twenty graphic works at one time and the display will change throughout the exhibition period in order to show the entire body of work. Related sculptures by Hepworth from this period will be displayed alongside the prints.

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