White Rose Awards Win

White Rose awards 2012

The Hepworth Wakefield is delighted to have won the ‘Arts & Culture’ White Rose Award on Monday 1 October. This is the first year that the new ‘Arts & Culture’ category has been introduced to the biggest tourism awards in the UK, run by official tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire.

The gallery beat stiff competition from the other finalists in the ‘Arts & Culture’ category, that included:
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
Northern Ballet, Leeds – (Highly Commended)
The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield
The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate
Ferens Art Gallery - David Hockney: Bigger Trees, Hull

It was a special night for Wakefield, with our colleagues at Wakefield Tourist Information Centre winning the ‘Visitor Information Award.’

For images and further details from the awards evening please visit www.whiteroseawards.com

We hope that this success can continue with The Hepworth Wakefield shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2012. The winner will be announced on the evening of Saturday 13 October.
A short video about the Stirling Prize can be viewed on vimeo

360 panoramic views of the gallery can be seen here on the Guardian