Becoming Barbara Hepworth

Following a series of events examining Moore’s early years, and the structures of support and recognition which enabled his success, this afternoon seminar looks at the experiences of his close contemporary Barbara Hepworth.

Hepworth was similarly inspired and encouraged from her school years, through her studies at Leeds School of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. Speakers will look at the artists that were important to her, the teachers and tutors who encouraged and influenced her and the social circles she was moving in. Alongside the exhibition Becoming Henry Moore in the Institute’s main galleries this event should provide an in-depth academic focus on this formative period of a young artist’s life.

Speakers include: Helena Bonett (Royal College of Art/Tate), Dr Lucy Kent (independent), Clare Nadal (University of Huddersfield/The Hepworth Wakefield), Dr Emma Roberts (Liverpool John Moores University) and Dr Rachel Smith (Tate). Chaired by Eleanor Clayton (The Hepworth Wakefield) and Kirstie Gregory (Henry Moore Institute).

This event is free of charge and open to all, but booking is advised. For more information please contact Adam Townend, our Research Programme Assistant, or book a place online using the button below.

Venue details


Venue address

Henry Moore Institute
74 The Headrow
Leeds
LS1 3AH
United Kingdom
T: 0113 246 7467

Opening times

Open 7 days a week, except Bank Holidays, from 11am to 5.30pm and until 8pm on Wednesdays.
Galleries are closed on Mondays.

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