- Disobedient Bodies: JW Anderson Curates The Hepworth Wakefield
- Anthea Hamilton Reimagines Kettle's Yard
- Approaching Thunder: 1940s British Prints and Drawings
- György Gordon: From Hungary to Yorkshire, 1924-2005
- The Hepworth Family Gift/Hepworth at Work
- A Contemporary Collection
- Opening June 2017 - Howard Hodgkin: Painting India
- Opening October 2017 - Alina Szapocznikow
Yorkshire: Hepworth, Moore and the Landscape
Saturday 30 April – Sunday 18 September 2016
As The Hepworth Wakefield marks its 5th birthday, this exhibition celebrates the artistic heritage of Wakefield and Yorkshire with a major display of paintings from the Wakefield Permanent Art Collection, and key works by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.
These great British sculptors grew up in Yorkshire and were both famously influenced by local landscapes. Moore spoke of early encounters with rocky outcrops, the ‘big, bleak lump of stone set in the landscape’, while Hepworth recalled, ‘moving through and over the West Riding landscape with my father in his car, the hills were sculptures; the roads defined the forms’.
The Yorkshire landscape is an enduring inspiration for artists, and we invite you to see Hepworth and Moore’s sculptures amidst scenes of this beautiful region painted by David Hockney, John Inigo Richards (1731 – 1810), Philip Reinagle (1749 – 1833) and Edna Ginesi (1902 – 2000) among others.
Photograph: Rocks above Ilkley, West Yorkshire, photographs of Yorkshire commissioned by Hepworth in 1964. Photography Lee Sheldrake, Penwith Photo Press. Courtesy Bowness, Hepworth Estate.