Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life

14th June 2021

The Hepworth Wakefield is marking their 10th anniversary by organizing the largest exhibition of Barbara Hepworth’s work since the artist’s death in 1975. Our film on Barbara Hepworth, The Art of Barbara Hepworth, is available as a DVD or download.

The exhibition, “Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life”, will offer an in-depth view of Hepworth, from the modern abstraction of her earlier career to her iconic strung sculptures of the 40s and 50s. It will, in their words, “reveal how Hepworth’s wide sphere of interests comprising music, dance, science, space exploration, politics, and religion, as well as events in her personal life, influenced her work.”

“Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life” was called by the Financial Times as, ‘an unmissable spring art show,’ and The Observer described it as ‘invigorating, envy-inducing.

Our documentary, The Art of Barbara Hepworth was filmed at Yorkshire Sculpture Park alongside Tate St Ives, where Hepworth had a home and gallery, and the Barbara Hepworth Museum. The film uses the artist’s own words, drawn from interviews and letters to reveal her thinking and philosophy behind her art, alongside commentary from curators Penelope Curtis, Chris Stephens, and Hepworth’s son-in-law, Sir Alan Bowness.

The exhibition runs from 21st May 2021 – 27th February 2022 and is free for members.

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