Yorkshireâ€™s major new art gallery Free Admission www.hepworthwakefield.org
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We have an exciting programme of contemporary art, collection displays and events to celebrate our opening year. One of our highlights is a collection of sculptures by Hepworth that reveals new aspects of her creativity, including her formative years in Wakefield and the influence of the Yorkshire landscape on her work. The gallery also exhibits Wakefield’s nationally important art collection alongside major loans from Tate and the Arts Council Collection.
THE HEPWORTH WAKEFIELD OPENING 21 MAY 2011 The Hepworth Wakefield is Britain’s major new art gallery, and the region’s new social hub, designed by the award-winning David Chipperfield Architects. It embodies the forward looking spirit of civic pride, confidence and ambition we have in Wakefield, and is at the heart of its physical and social regeneration. The gallery celebrates the region’s heritage as the birth place of modern British sculpture through the achievements of Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore – two of the most important artists of the 20th c entury, who were born and grew up in the Wakefield district. We are building on our artistic legacy and we look forward to inspiring and enriching the lives of residents in the region and welcoming our many visitors from all parts of the UK and abroad.
I invite you to explore the gallery’s ten superb exhibition spaces and be inspired by displays of historic and modern art as well as a major exhibition by one of the UK’s most acclaimed sculptors, Eva Rothschild. Families can enjoy the gallery garden, play the waterside park, enjoy locally sourced food in the café. Don’t forget to join as a THW Member to be a crucial part of all we do. We look forward to welcoming you and seeing you regularly.
Cllr Peter Box, Leader of Wakefield Council
Simon Wallis, Director, The Hepworth Wakefield
Eva Rothschild, Natural Beauty, 2009. Courtesy Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, 303 Gallery, New York
EVA ROTHSCHILD: HOT TOUCH 21 MAY – 9 OCTOBER 2011 Hot Touch presents a group of new and recent sculptures and photographs by Eva Rothschild. Her sculptures are made from a range of materials including fabric, leather and wood, bringing together the hand-made and the industrially produced. The works often combine the forms and strategies of modernist art – squares, triangles, holes and repetition – with an array of visual associations and symbols, such as totemic columns of piled heads and draped snakes. This exploration of the power and meaning of objects produces an encounter between the minimal and the magical. Leaning against walls, suspended in mid-air, or balancing impossibly, Rothschild’s sculptures have an ambiguous and powerful presence, exploring universally recognised forms and symbols.
The exhibition is accompanied by a new publication with an essay by Prof. Anne Wagner, author of Mother Stone: The Vitality of Modern British Sculpture (Yale University Press, 2005). To coincide with the exhibition, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is showing Rothschild’s work Someone & Someone, 2008. Eva Rothschild will be in conversation on Thursday 16 June, 6.30 – 8pm, £5 (£3). To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01924 247360. Eva Rothschild: Hot Touch is supported by
Eva Rothschild, Yr Inner Child, 2009 Courtesy Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, 303 Gallery, New York
COLLECTION DISPLAY THE HEPWORTH PLASTERS The gallery is also home to a unique collection of work by Hepworth, given to Wakefield by the Hepworth Family. These sculptures are full-size prototypes, the majority made in plaster for casting in bronze. An adjoining display explores Hepworth’s working processes and includes tools, materials, photographs and film of the artist in her studio.
Barbara Hepworth, Curved Forms (Pavan), 1956 ©Bowness, Hepworth Estate. Photo: Mark Heathcote
COLLECTION DISPLAY The Hepworth Wakefield’s opening display explores Barbara Hepworth’s regional, national and international importance using the collection from the former Wakefield Art Gallery. These works are exhibited alongside major loans from private and national collections, including Tate, Arts Council Collection and The British Council Collection.
Barbara Hepworth at Trewyn Studio, 1961 Photo: Rosemary Mathews
YORKSHIRE IN PICTURES The Yorkshire in Pictures gallery highlights Wakefield’s collection of topographical work, including the Gott collection, which comprises ten volumes of architectural and landscape studies of 18th and 19th century Yorkshire. Our opening displays include J.M.W. Turner’s watercolour of Wakefield’s Chantry Chapel on loan from the British Museum, alongside a selection of paintings, drawings and prints of this historic landmark from the Wakefield collection. Alfred Wallis, The Hold House Port Mear Square Island Port Mear Beach, c. 1932 ©Tate, London, 2011
The Gott Digitalisation Project is supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Wakefield’s collection was established with gifts from local individuals and was developed through ambitious and pioneering acquisition policies committed to the support of contemporary art. Consequently, the collection has a core of work by some of the most significant British artists of the 20th century including Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, both born in the Wakefield district.
Barbara Hepworth, Single Form, 1964 ©Bowness, Hepworth Estate
J.M.W. Turner, Wakefield Bridge, 1798 ©The Trustees of the British Museum
ARTIST COMMISSIONS OUTDOOR SCULPTURE
Heather and Ivan Morison
Enjoy the gallery garden with sculptures by Barbara Hepworth and Hubert Dalwood, recently given to the city from a private collection, alongside other pieces from our collection.
Artists Heather and Ivan Morison have created a new work to mark the launch of The Hepworth Wakefield. It takes the form of an outdoor shelter for people to gather, relax, entertain and enjoy the waterfront location. The Black Cloud has been repositioned and modified in response to the architectural and industrial backdrop of The Hepworth Wakefield. The Morisons create powerful and sensory works that explore architecture and aspects of escape and refuge. Their work is an active engagement with materials, histories and sites.
JAMES PYMAN Sheffield-based artist James Pyman has been commissioned to make a new work for the historic watermill that sits in The Hepworth Wakefield’s grounds. The watermill dates from the turn of the 19th century and would have been used originally as a corn mill and later as part of the bargebuilding industry still evident today on the river Calder. Pyman captures the moment of flux between the mill’s past and future through a highly rendered and detailed account of the watermill as it stands now.
The Black Cloud was originally commissioned by Situations at the University of the West of England for Victoria Park, Bristol in 2009. The commission in Wakefield is supported by Art in Yorkshire.
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ADULT WORKSHOPS Abstraction and Landscape Sat 18 June 10.30am – 4pm Discover sketching and abstract painting techniques, explore works of art and the landscape surrounding the gallery. £15 Printmaking Thurs 23 June at THW, Thurs 30 June, 7 July at The Art House 6.30 – 8.30pm Gain an insight into the drawings and paintings of Barbara Hepworth and work with artist Laura Slater to create sketches and prints in this three-week course. £40 In partnership with The Art House
Sketch and Reflect Workshop Wed 27 July 6 – 8.30pm Take time out to sketch the stunning views from The Hepworth Wakefield, with artist Neil Grinsill. £8 Sculpture Workshop Sun 7 Aug 10.30am – 4pm Work with sculptor Gillian Brent to create small metal sculptures, inspired by Eva Rothschild’s exhibition Hot Touch. £20 Framing The Hepworth Wakefield Sun 14 Aug 10.30am – 4pm Bring your own digital camera and experiment with different ways of photographing and manipulating your images. £8 James Pyman, Dracula, Ch. XVI, 2007
Heather and Ivan Morison, The Black Cloud, 2009
Bernd Behr, Contact and Concretion, 2011 (Installation view). Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Hannah Webster
Sculpture, War and Politics – Creative Writing Workshop Sun 4 Sept 10.30am – 4pm Join us for a day of creative writing inspired by artists’ responses to war. £15 GET INTERconnectED Tues 7 June at THW, Tues 6 Sept at The Art House 6.30 – 8pm Working in partnership, THW, The Art House and Green Communications offer a series of networking events for artists, creative industries and individuals. Events will include Pechakucha presentations and open source networking. £3
LATE NIGHTS No need to book, just drop-in AFTER HOURS Thurs 16 June, 21 July, 18 Aug, 15 Sept 5 – 9pm Join us on the third Thursday of each month for late night exhibitions, collection displays, dining and shopping until 9pm. FREE Wakefield ArtWalk Wed 25 May, 27 July, 28 Sept 5 – 9pm As part of Wakefield ArtWalk, a bi-monthly event across art venues in Wakefield, the gallery will be animated with music, poetry, performance, artists’ interventions and film screenings until 9pm. FREE
EVENTS Director’s choice Thurs 7 July, Thurs 8 Sept 12.30 – 1.10pm A special opportunity to meet Simon Wallis, the Director of The Hepworth Wakefield, and hear his response to particular works in the gallery’s collection. FREE
TALKS To book contact 01924 247360 firstname.lastname@example.org Moore / Hepworth: A Collaborative Symposium Fri 3 June, 10am – 7pm Sat 4 June, 9.30am – 7.30pm To celebrate the launch of The Hepworth Wakefield, the Henry Moore exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery and the new Hepworth and Moore displays at YSP, join a symposium of talks, debates, film-screenings and walks to reconsider both artists’ relationship to Yorkshire and the landscape. £10 per day (£5) Email email@example.com or call 0113 2467467 to book
Eva Rothschild: In Conversation Thurs 16 June 6.30 – 8pm To coincide with our first contemporary art exhibition, Hot Touch, Eva Rothschild will discuss her sculpture and previous projects. £5 (£3) Edmund de Waal Thurs 30 June 6.30 – 8pm Critically acclaimed author and leading ceramicist, Edmund de Waal, talks about the connections between collecting, identity, memory and architecture. £7 (£5) BERND BEHR AND Owen Hatherley Thurs 7 July 6.30 – 8pm Artist Bernd Behr and Owen Hatherley, author of A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain will discuss the current historical and ideological position of Modernist architecture. £7 (£5)
Places are limited, please call 01924 247360 to reserve your space. Heather and Ivan Morison, The Black Cloud, 2009
HENRY MOORE PLASTERS Thurs 15 Sept 6.30 – 8pm Anita Feldman, Head of Collections and Exhibitions at the Henry Moore Foundation, talks about Moore’s use of plaster as a medium for sculpture, the subject of the current exhibition at the Foundation’s headquarters in Perry Green. £7 (£5)
Heritage Open Weekend Sat 10, Sun 11 Sept 12.30 – 2pm Join John Whitaker, Curator, Wakefield Museum, as he explores views of the Wakefield landscape from the gallery; discover how The Hepworth Wakefield sheds new light on the city’s past. FREE Places are limited, please call 01924 247360 to reserve your space. Supported by National Heritage Week
No need to book, simply register with the Information Desk on the day.
To find out more please contact victoriaboome@ hepworthwakefield.org or call 01924 247396.
FAMILIES AT THW
ADULTS WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS Led by experienced artists, our programme will help visitors explore the gallery’s collection through tours, hands-on activities and a bookable handling collection. Talk to our team about booking a session for your group.
Join us on weekends and school holidays for a packed programme of family activities. Drop in to the Learning Studio and help us make giant sculptures, become an art detective with our explorer packs or discover how to carve like Barbara Hepworth in one of our workshops. Fun for family members of all of ages!
FREE GALLERY TRAILS Pick up one of our fun family trails from the Information Desk to complete as you explore the galleries. Suitable for children aged 6 – 11.
highlight tours Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 2 – 2.20pm From 1 June, join one of our friendly and knowledgeable Gallery Team for an informal introduction to the collection and key works on display. FREE curator’s tour Last Saturday of every month 2 – 2.40pm From 25 June, join our Curators for a special insight into the temporary exhibition or collections displays. FREE
YOUNG PEOPLE The young people’s programme is dedicated to young people aged 14 – 25. Get involved with a range of workshops, talks, evening and weekend events. Join the Youth Panel to work with artists and organise events.
Photo: Hannah Webster
FREE EXPLORER PACKS Become an art detective and explore the galleries with one of our explorer packs full of activities to help your family engage with the exhibitions. Suitable for children aged 5 – 11. PICNIC AREAS Enjoy your packed lunch in our indoor family picnic area or, if the sun is shining, go outdoors for scenic views.
OUTDOOR PLAY AREA Burn off some energy in the outdoor play area equipped with climbing areas, swings, zip wires and much more! Suitable for children aged 2 – 12. ART PODS Look out for our Art Pods located in the galleries at weekends and school holidays. Work together to make something inspired by your favourite pieces of art. Suitable for ages 4 – 12.
FAMILIES WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS DROP-IN ACTIVITIES Daily, 11am – 4pm Join artists for fun, family activities. Suitable for children aged 3 – 12. FREE ALL ABOARD Sat 11 June 11am – 4pm Join THW and Wakefield Libraries and Information Service to celebrate National Bookstart Week. Join us for a fun-filled day of storytelling, rhyming and drawing activities exploring the theme of transport. Families visiting the storytelling sessions will receive a free children’s book distributed by Bookstart. FREE
MAY HALF TERM Mon 30 May – Fri 3 June Part of National Family Week
Family Sculpture Show Bank Holiday Mon 30 May, Fri 3 June Drop in 11am – 4pm Help us transform the Learning Studio into an exhibition by adding your own creations inspired by works in the collection. FREE
Supported by Bookstart Photo: Hannah Webster
WEEKEND WORKSHOPS Please book in advance. Adults and children £3 each. Children aged 6 – 11 require a paying accompanying adult. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01924 247394 Living Landscapes Sat 2, Sun 3 July, ages 6 – 11 Sat 9, Sun 10 July, ages 12 – 15 10.30am – 12.30pm, 1.30 – 3.30pm Work with artist Rachel Howfield to create your own mixed-media collages inspired by the stunning landscapes featured in the collection and visible from the gallery. £3
Kaleidoscope Masks Bank Holiday Mon 30 May Drop in 11am – 4pm Create your own kaleidoscope mask to explore the shapes and colours in the exhibitions. FREE Sculptures and Shapes Tues 31 May Drop in 11am – 4pm Explore the shapes and materials in Hepworth’s sculptures and use tactile materials to create your very own work of art. FREE Scenic Sketching Wed 1 June Drop in 11am – 4pm Take your pencil for a walk in this experimental drawing activity inspired by the scenic waterfront surrounding the gallery. FREE
SUMMER HOLIDAYS Giant Geometry Thurs 2 June Drop in 11am – 4pm Take inspiration from the sculptures in Eva Rothschild’s exhibition, Hot Touch, to make your own mini sculpture, or help build a giant one in the Learning Studios. FREE
FAMILY WORKSHOPS Please book in advance. Adults and children £3 each. Children aged 6 – 11 require a paying accompanying adult. Contact email@example.com or call 01924 247394 Living Landscapes Wed 1 June 10.30am – 12.30pm, ages 12 – 15 1.30 – 3.30pm, ages 16+ Work with artist Rachel Howfield to create your own mixed-media collages inspired by the stunning landscapes featured in the collection and visible from the gallery. £3 Musical Sculptures Tues 31 May 1 – 3pm, ages 6 – 11 Join composer and musician Cheryl Camm to create music inspired by the sculptures and paintings in the galleries. £3 Creative Carving Thurs 2 June 10.30am – 12.30pm, ages 6 – 11 1.30 – 3.30pm, ages 12 – 15 Discover how Hepworth and Moore experimented with different carving techniques and then work with artist Liz Pontin to create your very own carved sculpture. £3
Giant Geometry Mon 15 – Fri 19 Aug Drop in 11am – 4pm Take inspiration from the sculptures in Eva Rothschild’s exhibition, Hot Touch, to make your own mini sculpture, or help build a giant one in the Learning Studios. FREE Photo: Hannah Webster
Toddler Tuesdays Tues 26 July, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Aug 11am – 12.30pm Enjoy a relaxing morning getting creative with your little ones. Adults £3, Children £2 To book contact learning@hepworth wakefield.org or call 01924 247394
FAMILY WORKSHOPS Please book in advance. Adults and children £3 each. Children aged 6 – 11 require a paying accompanying adult. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01924 247394
Family Sculpture Show Mon 25 – Fri 29 July Mon 22 – Fri 26 Aug Drop in 11am – 4pm Help us transform the Learning Studios into a sculpture exhibition by adding your own unique creations. FREE Sculptures and Shapes Mon 1 – Fri 5 Aug Mon 29 – Wed 31 Aug Drop in 11am – 4pm Explore the shapes and materials in Hepworth’s sculptures and use different materials to create your own work of art. FREE Scenic Sketching Mon 8 – Fri 12 Aug Drop in 11am – 4pm Take your pencil for a walk in this experimental drawing activity inspired by the scenic waterfront surrounding the gallery. FREE
Photo: Hannah Webster
Living Landscapes Tues 26 July 10.30am – 12.30pm, ages 6 – 11 Wed 27 July 10.30am – 12.30pm, ages 12 – 15 1.30 – 3.30pm, ages 16+ Work with artist Rachel Howfield to create your own mixed-media collages inspired by the stunning landscapes featured in the collection and visible from the gallery. £3
Photo: Hannah Webster
Creative Carving Tues 9 Aug, Tues 23 Aug 1.30 – 3.30pm, ages 6 – 11 Wed 10 Aug 10.30am – 12.30pm, ages 6 – 11 Thurs 11 Aug 10.30am – 12.30pm, ages 12 – 15 Thurs 11 Aug 1.30 – 3.30pm, ages 16+ Discover how Hepworth and Moore experimented with carving techniques and work with artist Liz Pontin to create a carved sculpture to take home. £3 Musical Sculptures Tues 2 Aug 1.30 – 4.30pm, ages 6 – 11 Wed 10 Aug, Tues 16 Aug 1.30 – 3.30pm, ages 6 – 11 Join composer and musician Cheryl Camm to create music inspired by the sculptures and paintings in the galleries. £3 Think Big! Art in 3D SUMMER SCHOOL Wed 28 and Thurs 29 July 10.30am – 3.30pm, ages 6 – 11, £12 Wed 17, Thurs 18, Wed 24 and Thurs 25 Aug 10.30am – 4pm, ages 12 – 15, £35 Join artist Bryony Pritchard to use photography, film-making and other techniques to create a 3D installation for a special exhibition on Sunday 28 August.
GET CLOSER Members Become a THW Member and be a part of Yorkshire’s major new gallery. In addition to exclusive events, offers and an insider’s view of the gallery’s work, The Hepworth Wakefield Membership scheme makes a vital contribution to supporting learning, exhibition, collection and community programmes. Join today and enjoy invitations to previews, discounts on ticketed events, discounts in the shop and the chance to meet curators, artists and art lovers. Annual Membership starts at just £30; join by Thursday 12 May, and be the first into the gallery at our official opening on Saturday 21 May. Email email@example.com or visit www.hepworthwakefield.org for further information
Barbara Hepworth, Mother and Child, 1934 ©Bowness, Hepworth Estate. Photo: Norman Taylor
CaFÉ / SHOP The Hepworth Wakefield’s modern café is open Tuesday – Sunday for a delicious range of seasonal, locally-sourced food and drink. Serving the finest Yorkshire produce, enjoy speciality coffee, sandwiches, light-meals and an array of delicious cakes. Our fully-licenced bar and outdoor café terrace overlooks the river Calder and the historic Wakefield waterfront. The gallery shop, located on the ground floor, stocks a range of books and magazines on contemporary art and culture, as well as artist-designed products, homewares, stationery and unique gifts.
COMING SOON CLARE WOODS 22 OCTOBER 2011 – 29 JANUARY 2012
©people will always need plates, 2011
Detail of Clare Woods, Cemetery Bends, 2009
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VISIT US Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm Sundays, Bank holiday & school holiday Mondays 11am – 5pm GETTING HERE Public transport The gallery is 1 mile from Wakefield Westgate mainline train station and 0.3 miles from Wakefield Kirkgate. The gallery is on several major bus routes and Wakefield bus station is just 1 mile away. FreeCityBus During summer 2011 changes will be made to the FreeCityBus route to enable visitors to the gallery. For more information please www.wymetro.com By car Please see our website for all the latest information on travelling to The Hepworth Wakefield by car. The opening During the opening weekends and at peak times over the summer, special travel arrangements will be in place to support your visit. Temporary parking restrictions around the gallery may apply. Please visit www.hepworthwakefield.org for further details.
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