Yorkshire Sculpture Spring

As regular readers will know, Jacquetta Hawkes was inspired by the work of modern artists and sculptors, particularly Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.  Spring 2011 has seen celebrations of Hepworth and Moore in their native West Yorkshire:

  • The Hepworth Wakefield is a new art gallery on a riverside location in Wakefield.  It opens on 21 May 2011.
  • The Leeds Art Gallery is showing the recent Henry Moore exhibition from the Tate, which took a new look at the darkness in his work.  Finishes 12 June.
  • Moore/Hepworth Conference, 3 and 4 June, “critically examines the relationships between Moore and Hepworth in the county of their birth. It aims to explore the specificity of place, re-examining the imagery of landscape …”  Dr Christine Finn, Jacquetta’s biographer, will discuss Figures in a Landscape, Jacquetta’s film which sets Barbara Hepworth’s sculpture in a poetic landscape.

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