The Hepworth Wakefield is the relocation and expansion of the city's existing art gallery to the conservation area at the headland of the River Calder. The gallery's existing collection contains major British and European artists and the Hepworth Wakefield will additionally house a unique collection of thirty original plasters by the locally born artist Barbara Hepworth. The Gallery building is formed from a conglomeration of differently sized trapezoidal blocks, responding to the scale and rooflines of the surrounding small scale industrial buildings. With water on two sides and visibility from all directions, the site - and therefore the building - has no front or back elevation. The building blocks form the rooms of the building. The galleries on the upper floor are sized according to the scale of the works, with smaller rooms for earlier works and larger rooms for contemporary works. At the lower level the rooms contain the other additional gallery functions (text: El Croqius)
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Monday (opened only during School Holidays and Bank Holiday): 10am - 5pm
How to get there?
Train: the gallery is 1,5 km from Westgate Station and 500 m from Wakefield Kirkgate.
Bus: services that stop on Bridge Street, adjacent to the Hepworth include 59, 96, 97, 102, 110, 194, 195, 196, 485.
Car: parking of the Hepworth is located at Thornes Lane.