Exhibitions policy

Clare Woods at THW

Exhibitions at The Hepworth Wakefield are scheduled at least two years in advance, concentrating on solo and group shows of artists based in Britain and abroad.

In keeping with its position as a publicly-funded gallery and Plus Tate partner, The Hepworth Wakefield sets rigorous standards for evaluating ideas for the artistic programme. The curatorial staff at the gallery undertake ongoing research into contemporary and art historical practice leading to artists and curators being invited to develop projects with the gallery.

Exhibitions will also be produced in collaboration with other major organisations in Britain and abroad and will contribute significantly to raising the national and international profile of Wakefield and Yorkshire.

The majority of exhibitions result from direct invitations to artists, curators and institutions. However, artists who feel their work is well positioned to help fulfil The Hepworth Wakefield’s aims and ambitions should send an exhibition proposal - comprising the following - to The Hepworth Wakefield, Programme Team, Gallery Walk, Wakefield, WF1 5AW:

  • A selection of 5-15 images (physical or digital), or any other documentation of the artwork, clearly labelled with the size and medium. A CD of images is also acceptable. Please do not send original artwork as The Hepworth Wakefield cannot be held responsible for work that goes astray.
  • A short statement about your work.
  • A CV and some background information about yourself, such as your training and experience.
  • A stamped self-addressed envelope for the return of the material.

Please note that The Hepworth Wakefield cannot acknowledge the receipt of proposals and will only contact artists after the work has been considered and a decision has been reached. Material will only be returned if a stamped self-addressed envelope is provided with the proposal. Email submissions will not be considered.