Yorkshire sculptor inspires gallery

A £35 MILLION art gallery celebrating sculptor Dame Barbara Hepworth has opened in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

The Hepworth Wakefield houses a permanent collection of pieces by the sculptor Barbara Hepworth, alongside work by other celebrated artists.

The Hepworth Wakefield houses a permanent collection of pieces by the sculptor Barbara Hepworth, alongside work by other celebrated artists.

The Hepworth Wakefield is the largest purpose-built art gallery to open in the UK since the launch of Tate St Ives, in Cornwall, in 1993.
Located on the historic waterfront area of Wakefield, on a landmark site on the banks of the River Calder, it features 44 rarely-seen prototypes and working models of Dame Barbara’s sculptures, donated by her family, alongside tools and materials from the artist’s studio.
The gallery also houses works by other world-class artists, including Moore and Turner, and its 10 galleries will additionally host visiting exhibitions by artists such as Eva Rothschild.
Entry to The Hepworth Wakefield is free and a range of tours are available for groups. Parties of eight or more who wish to visit should contact the gallery in advance.

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