Exhibition Just Opened

Barbara Hepworth | Art & Life

On now until Sun 2 Oct 2022

Open daily, 10am-5pm

Tickets now available for up to 2 months in advance


Audio guide available when you book your ticket


Free guided tour for community & access groups


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.

Event accessibility

Exhibition accessibility

  • Wheelchair access



Gallery facilities

Detailed information on accessibility at the National Galleries of Scotland

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.

  • Wheelchair access
  • Changing places toilet
  • Disabled parking
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Bike rack
  • Parking
Getting here

Getting here

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.

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73 & 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR

Related events

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Course or workshop

Visually Impaired Programme Online | Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life

Online via Zoom

Wed 15 Jun 2022

2 - 3:30pm


Booking essential

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Gallery Social (dementia-friendly) Live in-gallery | Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life

Modern Two

Fri 26 Aug 2022

10:30am - 12 noon


booking essential

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Ticket prices

Admission is free for Friends, children under 12, and carers of visitors with disabilities, but we recommend that you book your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment.


Type of ticket Monday-Friday (excluding August) Saturday-Sunday (excluding August) August
(every day)
Full price £12.00 £14.00 £15.00
Student £10.00 £12.00 £13.00
Child 13 - 16 £10.00 £12.00 £13.00
Friends free free free
Visitors aged over 60 £10.00 £12.00 £13.00
Visitors with disabilities £10.00 £12.00 £13.00
Unemployed/supported income £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 tour when you book your ticket

Add an audio tour when you book your ticket

We are pleased to offer visitors an audio tour to Barbara Hepworth | Art & Life, spanning 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.

Our Friends

Our Friends

Friends of the Galleries get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions, and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including early exhibition access, special events and 10% discount in our cafes.

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