Olympic hopeful Emily Freeman visits Wakefield Hepworth gallery

Emily Freeman visits the work of artist Clare Woods at The Hepworth Wakefield.

Emily Freeman visits the work of artist Clare Woods at The Hepworth Wakefield.

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She may be in the frame for Olympic glory, but Yorkshire track star Emily Freeman still had time to turn culture vulture as she visited Wakefield’s landmark new art gallery.

The stunning Hepworth Wakefield gallery welcomed the runner yesterday, who was there alongside Olympic commissioned artist Clare Woods for a special tour of her exhibition.

Emily, who runs with Wakefield Harriers and Athletics Club, said: “I am a big fan of Clare’s work, especially her exhibition The Unquiet Head at The Hepworth Wakefield, particularly because of my fondness of Brimham Rocks and memories of running and hiding in and amongst the rocks as a child.

“As an athlete training towards the games and a member of the British Olympic Association Athlete Committee, it is great to see the build-up and interest in the games spanning to my home of West Yorkshire and I’m very much looking forward to hearing Clare’s thoughts on her exhibition at The Hepworth.”

Artist Ruth Spencer Jolly who composed 'European Unison' an ensemble written for 28 pianos, representing the members of the European Union and symbolising Brexit, following a preview of her work at Besbrode Pianos in Leeds. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 23, 2017. The composition tells the story of the EU from its birth to Brexit. The ensemble of pianos is a metaphor demonstrating "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts". Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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