Sheila Hicks (b.USA, 1934) is one of the world’s foremost artists and sculptors working with textiles, fibre, colour and form.
The exhibition will provide insight into how Hicks’ extensive travels across several continents, where she studied vernacular textile traditions and construction techniques through observing and collaborating with local artists, as well as experimenting on her own, has deeply informed and inspired her work.
Collapsing the boundaries between art, architecture and design, Hicks has increasingly engaged with public spaces outside of art gallery environments. She will respond to the spaces inside The Hepworth Wakefield building, designed by David Chipperfield, with a major new commission.
The exhibition is kindly supported by Jay Franke & David Herro with additional support from The Roden Family, Alison Jacques Family, Henry Moore Foundation, THW Contemporary Circle and Hiscox.
|Tickets||£8.50 / FREE for Members, Wakefield residents and under 16s|