1 May 2022

Transcending Epochs: When Matter Becomes Form – A New Exhibition At Bowman Sculpture

Bowman Sculpture and Canopy Collections are presenting a joint exhibition, ‘When Matter Becomes Form’, opening Friday, 6 May 2022

9 June 2021

Barbara Hepworth: Symbols Of Art & Life – Hepworth Wakefield – Revd Jonathan Evens

Looking back on her work, Hepworth identified three important sculptural forms to which she continually returned.

25 August 2020


Barbara Hepworth Honoured With Google Doodle

Barbara Hepworth has been honoured with a google doodle. The animated gif sees the sculptor chiselling away at one of her trademark works. This marks a turning point for championing British women artists.

18 May 2020

Barbara Hepworth’s St Ives Studio Given Grade II Status

A studio in St Ives, Cornwall used by Dame Barbara Hepworth has been given Grade II-listed status.

28 May 2019

Four London Art Exhibitions To See – June 2019 – Edward Lucie-Smith

London’s posher galleries offer exhibitions of all kinds right now, but they tend to have a slightly depressing characteristic in common. The artists concerned are usually either very senior or dead. Few of them are British. The days when the YBAs dominated the British art scene are long over. In a way, this is a tribute to the cosmopolitanism of today’s London art world.

15 January 2017


The Christian Science Connection Within The British Modern Art Movement

Christian Science does not explain the work of Nash and Nicolson just as surely as their work does not illustrate Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

15 June 2016


Gifted Barbara Hepworth Sculptures Realise £2.2m But Not Everyone Is Celebrating

Two sculptures gifted to Wakefield Girls High School by the iconic 20th century artist Barbara Hepworth have sold for  £2.2m  at Sotheby’s. Hepworth attended the school from the age of six and left in 1920, aged 17. The renowned artist’s works ‘Quiet Form’ and ‘Forms in Movement’ were sold by the auctioneers in London yesterday. The school said that proceeds […]

22 January 2016


Public Art By Moore, Hepworth and Gormley Receive Grade II Listing

Forty one works of post-war public art in England has been grade II listed by the government. The newly protected list also includes three works by Antony Gormley, Barbara Hepworth and a Henry Moore bronze, opposite Parliament in London. Heritage minister Tracey Crouch said: “Not only are they magnificent sculptures but they are also an important part of our […]

18 August 2015


Artlyst Podcast: Penelope Curtis And Curator Chris Stephens Discuss Barbara Hepworth

Tate Britain is currently presenting the first major Barbara Hepworth exhibition in London for almost fifty years. Barbara Hepworth (1903–75) is most commonly associated with St Ives, Cornwall, where the artist lived from 1939 until her death in 1975. This major retrospective emphasises Hepworth’s often overlooked prominence in the international art world, of which she […]

13 January 2015


Barbara Hepworth: First Major London Exhibition For Fifty Years Announced

Tate Britain has announced the first major Barbara Hepworth exhibition in London for almost fifty years. Barbara Hepworth (1903–75) is most commonly associated with St Ives, Cornwall, where she lived from 1939 until her death in 1975. This major retrospective will emphasise Hepworth’s often overlooked prominence in the international art world, of which she was […]

19 September 2014


MIMA Celebrates Twenty-First Anniversary Of Tate St Ives With New Show

Tate St Ives in collaboration with mima present major works by artists Barbara Hepworth, Peter Lanyon and Patrick Heron will be seen alongside that of their international contemporaries and influences in a new exhibition. The new show is curated to celebrate the twenty-first anniversary of the opening of Tate St Ives gallery, and represents the […]

20 August 2014


Mandergate: Barbara Hepworth Bronze Removed From Display At Midlands Shopping Centre

A cast bronze sculpture by Barbara Hepworth, removed from the Mander Shopping Centre in Wolverhampton last June is creating controversy. The work of art has been located in the centre since it opened in 1968. It is one of six castings of this important 1964 work of art. Hundreds of people have now backed a […]

20 October 2013


Conrad Shawcross Chosen To Replace Stolen Hepworth Bronze In Dulwich

The Sculptor Conrad Shawcross has won the commission to create an original replacement for the Barbara Hepworth bronze stolen from Dulwich Park in 2011. The Hepworth sculpture Two Forms (Divided Circle) was taken from its plinth in December 2011 by a suspected gang of scrap metal thieves who had broken into the park. Following the […]

11 July 2013


Barbara Hepworth and Elizabeth Frink Achieve Auction Records At Christie’s

Results for the Modern British Art Evening Sale at Christie’s London, 10 July 2013 achieved strong results for works by Hepworth, Lowry  Nicholson and  Elizabeth Frink going well over their estimates. The Evening Sale realised a total of £9,870,725/ $14,697,510/ €11,469,782 and was sold 84% by lot and 85% by value, with world auction records […]

27 November 2012



The Fine Art Society in New Bond Street is presenting an exhibition that tells the story of Carving in Britain from 1910 to the present day. In the early years of the Twentieth Century sculpture in the UK shifted in a dramatic new direction with the rediscovery of what Henry Moore later termed ‘direct carving’. […]

26 October 2012


Barbara Hepworth Drawings Displayed In Major Wakefield Exhibition

Previously unseen Post-war Britain ‘Hospital Drawings’ inspired by the launch of the NHS are to go on display at the Hepworth Gallery. With over 30 works on display, including Hepworth’s sketchbook, this new exhibition is the most significant presentation of this extraordinary series to date. The exhibition comprises key loans from national, public and private […]

22 March 2012



Lithographs and etchings gifted by Barbara Hepworth’s contemporary, Henry Moore to Wakefield, have gone on display in a new temporary exhibition at Yorkshire’s award winning gallery. Until Sunday 22 April, visitors to The Hepworth Wakefield will be able to see Henry Moore’s Stones, a display of two series of prints, The Stonehenge Suite, 1971/1973, from Wakefield’s […]

20 December 2011


Hepworth Sculpture Worth £1m Stolen In London

Rising Price of Scrap Metal Fuels Spate of Stolen Modern Masterpieces Last night thieves stole a bronze sculpture by the seminal British artist Barbara Hepworth, from a London park. It is yet another example of the thriving black market for stolen scrap metal. The thieves boldly drove into the park, located in the upmarket area […]

17 December 2011


Millions In Art Donations Boost UK Museums

Turner, Hepworth and Sickert saved for the Nation to enjoy National treasures worth millions  were saved from export and purchased for public collections in lieu of taxes across the UK, in the last year . They are highlighted in the 57th annual report of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and […]

19 May 2011


Hepworth Gallery Wakefield Is World Class Landmark

New galleries seem to be launching on a monthly basis in the UK. This unfortunately is the tail end of an art boom which saw government and lottery funding pumped into the provinces for over a decade. It was by far the largest burst of public building activity seen since the 19th century. The Hepworth […]