This online gallery archives a research and engagement project by artist Andy Abbott about Hidden Wakefield undertaken in Summer 2016 and commissioned by Beam on behalf of the Wakefield Arts Partnership.

The Centre for Dark Matter is a travelling pyramid that contains people, groups, places and events from the Wakefield District that deserve more visibility. As well as browsing the contents, you are invited to add your own suggestions about what should be in the pyramid. The Centre for Dark Matter becomes an ever evolving vessel reflecting how people value and relate to a place.


Concept, research and direction by Andy Abbott. Commissioned by Beam on behalf of Wakefield Arts Partnership and supported by Arts Council England through Beam's 'Arts in Place' programme. Design by Ben Holden. Narration by Kirsty Taylor. Website by One to One Development Trust. Special thanks to the individuals, groups and venues that contributed during the public engagements around the Wakefield district.