Last weekend members of DCA London visited The Hepworth Wakefield to celebrate the gallery’s fifth anniversary. The project architects led a tour of the building and reflected on its development from the early design stages to receiving the first visitors in 2011, as well as the building’s performance over the last five years. Since opening, the gallery has attracted 1.5 million visitors and its permanent collection has continued to grow through acquisitions and gifts.
Currently on display is a collection of works from the Kettle’s Yard gallery in Cambridge, 100 works from the recent bequest to the gallery by Tim Sayer, and a display of photographs by Martin Parr entitled ‘The Rhubarb Triangle and Other Stories’.
Image ©Rik Nys