Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Barbara Hepworth Gallery Wakefield

This weekend I went to visit The Barbara Hepworth gallery in wakefield which is a wonderful gallery designed by the award winning architects David Chipperfield which sits amongst a dramatic waterfront setting of the river Calder surrounded by industrial buidings. From the outside the buiding looks quite like a unpenatrable castle but once you are inside the space welcoming an is bathed in natural light. It was opened only in May 2011 in the city where Hepworth was born.Part of the unique collection includes the plaster models donated from the Hepworth estate. There are ten gallery spaces some of which show the influences on Hepworths work from the international to the abstract artists in St Ives where she spent her later years. This new gallery is well worth a visit and is FREE