Kim Lim: Space, Rhythm & Light

25 Nov 2023-2 Jun 2024

The Hepworth Wakefield
Wakefield WF1 5AW


This major survey exhibition will explore the career of British-Singaporean artist Kim Lim. Born in Singapore in 1936 to Chinese parents, Lim came to Britain in 1954 to study art, where she enrolled at St. Martin’s School of Fine Art and later the Slade.

The exhibition will bring together over 60 key works made across four decades in a variety of media, including colourful wooden and metal sculptures from the 1960s and 1970s, minimalist works in marble and stone from the 1980s and 1990s as well as a range of her prints to show the symbiotic relationship she developed between sculpting and printmaking.

Rarely seen photographs of Lim’s travels around Asia will highlight how cultural references from China, Japan and Malaysia informed her unique approach to minimalism and abstraction as she engaged with themes of nature, light, space and architecture.