18.11.2016Hepworth sculpture prize

A new sculptural prize, a first for the UK, was awarded to Helen Marten in a ceremony at the Hepworth Wakefield on Thursday. Created to celebrate the gallery's 5th anniversary this year, the biennial prize aims to demystify contemporary sculpture and is named after the great British artist Barbara Hepworth. David Chipperfield participated in the jury.

An exhibition featuring recent and new work by the four finalists, which also included Phyllida Barlow, Steven Claydon and David Medalla, opened in October and marks one of the most significant events in the gallery’s programme to date.

The exhibition is open until 19 February.

Image © Simon Menges