The Hepworth Wakefield museum

Rock, Paper, Scissors 2020. Paper cut out collage on tailoring book page, Nos. 18, 32, 64, 71, 163, 177, 192, 266, permanent collection and on display at The Hepworth Wakefield. Photographed on display at The Hepworth Wakefield, April 2022. Photo: George Baggaley.

The Hepworth Wakefield Museum

A Living Collection
11 March 2022 – January 2023

In 2021 The Hepworth Wakefield museum acquired eight original collages and the artist’s book from the Rock, Paper, Scissor series. The original collages were included in the group show – A Living Collection – alongside artists Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Phyllida Barlow and Cecily Brown.

Since Wakefield’s art collection was established in 1923, it has had an aim of nurturing an understanding of contemporary art and its relation to modern life. The Hepworth Wakefield continues to develop the collection with this core aim, showing how art can help us understand and explore current lived experiences. This exhibition will showcase a number of important acquisitions made over the last two years, which will be displayed at the gallery for the very first time.