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"It is difficult to fault this immaculately presented and researched show."
The Times 

"It is a stunner of a show."
The Sunday Post

The Scotsman

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.

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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.

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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

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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

Free

booking essential

Conference or seminar

Hepworth Research Network Seminar (in person)

Scottish National Gallery

Tue 20 Sep 2022

1 - 5pm

Free

Booking essential

Conference or seminar

Hepworth Research Network Seminar (online)

Online via YouTube

Tue 20 Sep 2022

1 - 5pm

Free

Booking essential

Lecture or talk

Hepworth | Operating Theatre/Opera and Theatre (in person)

Scottish National Gallery

Tue 27 Sep 2022

12:45 - 1:30pm

Free

Booking essential

Lecture or talk

Hepworth | Operating Theatre/Opera and Theatre (online)

Online via YouTube

Tue 27 Sep 2022

12:45 - 1:30pm

Free

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 guide when you book your ticket

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.

Related articles

Related articles

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.

Audio tour

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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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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