Join us to explore key themes arising from the Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life exhibition in an inclusive, supportive and friendly environment.
Over three Fridays in June, each course will consist of tutor presentations, which will provide key background information and structure, alongside group discussion and debate.
The day courses are modular and can stand alone, but feel free to book on to as many as you like.
Each day will include a short introductory intro to Hepworth’s work and free access to the Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life exhibition to discuss selected works highlighted in situ.
‘The forms which have had special meaning for me since childhood have been the standing form (which is the translation of my feeling towards the human being standing in landscape); the two forms (which is the tender relationship of one living thing beside another); and the closed form, such as the oval, spherical or pierced form (sometimes incorporating colour) which translates for me the association of meaning of gesture in landscape…’
- Barbara Hepworth, 1951
This day course will focus on the three forms central to Hepworth’s practice throughout her career. Within this broader theme, we will consider subjects such as direct carving, the development of Hepworth’s practice towards abstraction and the variety, inherent qualities and significance of the materials with which she worked.
This course is now fully booked.
Other day courses in this series include Maternity, Music and Movement and The Artist in Society.
Each course will take place in our dedicated learning space Studio 3. Attendee numbers will be restricted to 15 people. There will be around an hour break for lunch.
Jill Denman, MA, PGCE Jill Denman studied Modern Languages at the University of Durham and History of Art at the Courtauld Institute. She is an experienced freelance tutor who has delivered History of Art courses for a wide range of institutions, including Towner Eastbourne, Hastings Contemporary and the University of Kent.
We have a budget available to make this event as accessible as possible – this can include interpretation services or other access needs we can meet to enable you to participate.
If you require access arrangements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org two weeks before the event date so that we can book a service if needed.
○ Studio 3 is on the first floor, and can be accessed by our large lift.
○ The space has limited natural light, but is not dark.
○ The space is not scent-free.
○ The galleries and café are busiest between 11.00am and 2.00pm.
○ Seating is available and is not fixed, so can be switched out if needed.
○ Ear plugs, ear defenders, magnifying glasses, and wheelchairs are available.
○ Toilets and baby changing facilities are located right outside Studio 3. A gender-neutral, wheelchair-accessible bathroom can be found on the ground floor.