inspired huddersfield is a two-week festival celebrating art, design and architecture


Welcome to Inspired Huddersfield, our two-week festival celebrating art, design and architecture through a graduate showcase, research-focussed events, public lectures and networking sessions led by industry professionals and esteemed academics hosted throughout the University of Huddersfield campus and Huddersfield town.

Inspired Huddersfield opens with the Graduate Showcase preview on Friday 8 June and concludes on the 22 June.

Discover how Huddersfield can inspire you.

Follow ada_huddersfield on Instagram and keep up-to -date with all news and events throughout the festival. Show us your work with #inspiredhuddersfield

For a flavour of last year's festival, take a look at our 2017 archive.


THE BARBARA HEPWORTH BUILDING

THE NEW HOME FOR ART, DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD

Due to open in 2019, the Barbara Hepworth Building is experimental and forward thinking in design and function.

It offers huge potential to act as a catalyst for future connectivity, setting the scene for creativity and multidisciplinary learning. The design draws on inspiration from all aspects of art, design and architecture with contemporary, confident, dynamic and sculptural forms representing outward looking intentions. A contemporary and symbolic laser cut sculptural veil surrounds the building, with a flexible and adaptable internal space with technology at its heart.

The £30million building will be the new home for the study of art, design and architecture at the University. Named the Barbara Hepworth Building - after the famous West Yorkshire-born sculptor - its main frontage overlooks the picturesque Huddersfield Narrow Canal that runs through the heart of the University's campus.