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Hepworth Wakefield opens The Calder new contemporary art space

Submitted by on August 30, 2013 – 10:59 am

On Friday 30 August 2013 The Calder, The Hepworth Wakefield’s new contemporary art space opens to the public.

The Calder  The Hepworth Wakefield

The Calder The Hepworth Wakefield


Located on the ground floor of the Caddies Wainwright Mill, a 19th century former textiles mill, the new contemporary art space is situated adjacent to the main gallery site, on the banks of the River Calder.

The Calder adds 600 square metres of exhibition and event space to the existing 10 gallery spaces within The Hepworth Wakefield and will present a contemporary art programme that will run in parallel to the visitor offer at the main gallery and will be free to enter.

The development of The Calder is a capital project is funded by Wakefield Council, who own the building and are the principal proprietor of the waterfront site adjacent to The Hepworth Wakefield. The development of the new exhibition space at The Hepworth Wakefield forms part of the Council’s Wakefield Waterfront regeneration plans. www.hepworthwakefield.org

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