Celebrating the art of slow quilting and stitching
Friday, 6 July 2012
Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield
Last week we visited the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield. Beautiful, light, open galleries host sculptures by Barbara Hepworth from different periods of her work, as well as exhibitions of painting by artists such as Ben Nicholson and Duncan Grant. The exhibition highlights Hepworths working techniques and her creative inspiration. Hepworth was born in Wakefield and went to Leeds School of Art and then studied at the Royal College of Art. By the 1930s she was a leading figure in the modern art movement, experimenting with various materials as she explored abstract sculpture.
My favourite piece in the exhibition was Pierced Hemisphere.