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Barbara Hepworth: Finding Form

9th February 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3rd June 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Barbara Hepworth: Finding Form will celebrate the work of one of the country’s most renowned sculptors. During the course of the 20th century Barbara Hepworth played a vital role in the development of British Modernism, leading to the creation of her most recognisable style.

Featuring a unique selection of works on display from collections around the country including Tate, National Portrait Gallery and the Arts Council, the exhibition will explore the development of Hepworth’s sculpture  and her lifelong preoccupation with forms from the 1930s to the 1960s. This will be the first time that works by Hepworth have been exhibited in Henley on Thames.

Beginning with the human body and moving from the figurative into the abstracted, the exhibition will look at how Hepworth chose to interpret the forms around her in her sculptures. A selection of lesser known oil on board works, showing Hepworth’s experimentation with geometric shapes and colour during the 1940s, will also be on display.

The accompanying interactives for families will explore the different forms and shapes found in the displayed works. There will be materials for exploring Hepworth’s subject matter through sight, sound and touch.

The exhibition has been generously supported using public funding by Arts Council England’s and is supported by Alec Tiranti Ltd.

Free with admission


The gallery is painted with Archive (227) and Clunch (2009) kindly supplied by Farrow & Ball.






9th February 2018 @ 11:00 am
3rd June 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Kirkham Gallery