ACC contribute to a conference on Hepworth and Moore!

20 October 2010

In Spring 2011 focused attention will be given to the work of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth in Yorkshire. It sees the opening of The Hepworth Wakefield, with inaugural collections displays focusing on Hepworth’s sculpture, the retrospective exhibition of Moore’s work at Leeds Art Gallery, and the prominent inclusion of the two artists’ work at venues across the region.


Next year, therefore, provides an excellent opportunity to consider the relationships between these two artists in the county of their birth. To enable this, five arts organisations in the region (Arts Council Collection, Henry Moore Institute, The Hepworth Wakefield, Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park) will work together to stage a conference – the first in a series of collaborative events – that considers the local geographical, social and political contexts for the artistic development and subsequent critical reception of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.


The conference will take place on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June 2011.




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