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The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture 2018

Established in 2016, The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture highlights the work of artists based in the UK, at any stage in their careers, who have made a significant contribution to the development of contemporary sculpture.

The inaugural Hepworth Prize for Sculpture was awarded to Helen Marten, whose intricate installations featured alongside Phyllida Barlow's monumental sculptures made from everyday materials, the immersive sensory work of Steven Claydon, and David Medalla's 'auto-creative' sculptures that exist in a constant state of movement and flux.

This year, Michael Dean, Mona Hatoum, Phillip Lai, Magali Reus and Cerith Wyn Evans have all been shortlisted for the £30,000 biennial award.

“The artists selected this year will again present a broad spectrum of experiences and concerns in their work. It will be a highly engaging and memorable exhibition by some of the key sculptors now working in the UK.”

Simon Wallis, Director of The Hepworth Wakefield

The Henry Moore Foundation awarded £4,000 towards this exhibition.

The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture opens at The Hepworth Wakefield on 26 October 2018 and continues until 20 January 2019. For opening times and directions see

Cerith Wyn Evans was announced as winner of the second Hepworth prize for Sculpture at an awards dinner on 15 November 2018.

Michael Dean has previously exhibited at the Henry Moore Institute in the solo exhibition Michael Dean: Government (12 April - 17 June 2012) and the group show Undone: Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture (29 September 2010 - 2 January 2011).

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