"It is difficult to fault this immaculately presented and researched show."
"It is a stunner of a show."
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Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life is a major retrospective. It spans the artist’s entire career charting the development of her practice, her engagement with political and societal change, and the events in her personal life which shaped her work. It features more than 120 works, lent from public and private collections, including renowned sculptures as well as rarely seen drawings and paintings.
The exhibition displays some of Hepworth’s most celebrated sculptures including the modern abstract carving that launched her career, her iconic strung sculptures, and later large-scale bronze and carved sculptures. It will also bring insight to Hepworth’s wide-ranging interests – such as dance, theatre, music, religion, politics, and science – and show how they infused her artistic practice.
Art & Life has been curated by Eleanor Clayton and organised by The Hepworth Wakefield in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland, and Tate St Ives.
Parking for visitors is available at both Modern One and Modern Two. A donation is requested of £3 for up to 4 hours and £6 for 4-8 hours. Our payment meters have contactless capability. There is free accessible parking for blue badge holders.
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is located 15 minutes’ walk from Princes Street. It includes two buildings, Modern One and Modern Two, set in a beautiful sculpture park.
Gallery Social (dementia-friendly) Live in-gallery | Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life
Fri 26 Aug 2022
10:30am - 12 noon
Hepworth Research Network Seminar (in person)
Tue 20 Sep 2022
1 - 5pm
Hepworth Research Network Seminar (online)
Tue 20 Sep 2022
1 - 5pm
Hepworth | Operating Theatre/Opera and Theatre (in person)
Tue 27 Sep 2022
12:45 - 1:30pm
Barbara Hepworth | Art & Life
|Type of ticket||Monday-Friday (excluding August)||Saturday-Sunday (excluding August)||August
|Child 13 - 16||£10.00||£12.00||£13.00|
|Visitors aged over 60||£10.00||£12.00||£13.00|
|Visitors with disabilities||£10.00||£12.00||£13.00|
|Art Fund (full price)||£6.00||£7.00||£7.50|
|Art Fund (concession)||£5.00||£6.00||£6.50|
|Children 12 & under||free||free||free|
|Carer of visitors with disabilities||free||free||free|
Add an audio guide when you book your ticket
Our audio guide to Barbara Hepworth | Art & Life spans the artist's entire career. It charts the development of Hepworth’s practice, her engagement with political and societal change and how her work was shaped by the events in her personal life. Visitors use their own devices and headphones to move between stops. You can add the guide for just £3 when buying your exhibition tickets.
Talks & Lectures | Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life
Eleanor Clayton, Curator at Hepworth Wakefield, speaks about celebrated artist's life and work.
Form and Colour: Friendship, Patronage and Collaboration
Alice Strang looks at the correspondences between Leslie Martin, his wife, the designer Sadie Speight and Barbara Hepworth.
Our Smartify tour charts the development of Hepworth’s practice, her engagement with political and societal change and how her work was shaped by the events in her personal life.
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