Saturday, 18 June 2016


Back in Wakefield... The Hepworth sits on an island between the River Calder and the Calder and Hebble Navigation (a canal). It ought to be picturesque but somehow it doesn't quite manage that. There is a boatyard and many of the boats are old industrial barges in varying states of repair, rather than pretty narrowboats. There is still evidence of the December floods too. The area of water immediately in front of the gallery (see here) usually provides an interesting reflection of the building but at present it is filled with an enormous hunk of concrete: some kind of wharf that has been swept in by the floods, overturned and marooned.

The fella on the left appears to be made of various bits of trash. Very creative, but he adds to the general sense of clutter that sits rather incongruously with the very minimalist gallery.


  1. Not the surroundings you expect for the gallery!

  2. There is something of a chaotic feel here.

  3. Your descriptions make it sound worse than the photos show.


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