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Don’t Miss Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life at Tate St Ives until 1 May.

In February, we kicked off our museum of the month series with the mighty Tate St Ives, an art gallery and museum committed to celebrating Cornwall, and how it has welcomed and inspired artists locally and from around the world. We have thoroughly enjoyed sharing details about their wonderful Barbara Hepworth exhibition, Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life, her work, and how she came to settle in St Ives.

Hepworth in Trewyn Studio, St Ives

Barbara Hepworth in Trewyn Studio, St Ives in 1958. Photo by Michel Ramon

In 1949, Barbara Hepworth created a studio and sculpture garden in the seaside town, which became her home for the rest of her life. Comprising over thirty works in wood, stone, plaster and bronze, the museum and garden give a remarkable insight into the artist’s life and work. The garden itself was laid out by Barbara Hepworth, and most of the bronze sculptures are still in the positions in which the artist herself placed them.

The exhibition also brings together many of Hepworth’s interests in music, dance, science, space exploration, politics, and religion, integrating them with her own personal events and experiences. Originally staged at The Hepworth Wakefield near the artist’s birthplace, the exhibition at Tate St Ives has a special focus on Hepworth’s life in Cornwall, bringing together many of her most important works.

Barbara Hepworth - Curved Form (Trevalgan) 1956

Curved Form (Trevalgan) 1956 © Bowness. Courtesy of the British Council Collection. Photo © The British Council

You can visit the Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Tuesday to Sunday 10.00–16.20. From 1 March opening times extend to Monday to Sunday, 10.00–17.20.

Book tickets:

Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life
Tate St Ives
25 November 2022 – 1 May 2023