Thursday, 23 February 2012

Day Trip to The Hepworth Wakefield

Sue and I really enjoy a day out of the workshop visiting galleries, and Tuesday was just one of those days!  It was a miserable day when we set off from Hebden Bridge, but travelling East, the rain stopped, and by the time we arrived at the Hepworth Wakefield, it was a beautiful winter's day.

Every room in the museum has it's own atmosphere, and there are fantastic views from the windows over rushing water.  My favourite room is 'Hepworth in Context' which as well as exhibiting Barbara Hepworth masterpieces, also displays work by some of my favourite artists, including Alfred Wallis, Ben Nicholson and Winifred Nicholson.  

Sue's favourite room is 'Hepworth at Work' which displays some of her tools and items from her workshop, as well as showing video footage of her work being cast in bronze and commissioned.  This is really inspirational and totally absorbing.  

Suddenly it's lunchtime!

This was our third visit, but we both loved it just as much as the first time. If you like the work from the Arts and Crafts Movement at the moment there's a great exhibition by David Thorpe whose work in ceramics, leather, plaster and painting is modern but with a definite flavour of the likes of William Morris.

If you haven't already been, go. And if you've already been, go again as there is always something new. Next stop Hockney at the RA in March!


  1. I haven't been yet but it's on my list of things to do. Nice to finally get over to your blog. It looks great!

    We are sitting in our new living room (pretty exhausted) and the move went well. see you soon. Glad you like my book!

    lots of love xxx

  2. Thanks Hannah. Pleased your move went well. Happy new home to you all! xxx