Barbara Hepworth was born in Wakefield in 1903. Her father was a surveyor for West Riding County Council and Hepworth accompanied him on his inspections of local roads and bridges. She later wrote: ‘Perhaps what one wants to say is formed in childhood and the rest of one’s life is spent trying to say it. I know that all I felt during the early years of my life in Yorkshire is dynamic and constant in my life today.’
This exhibition provides a survey of Hepworth’s extraordinary career, from early wood carvings to iconic stringed sculptures and polished bronzes from the 1970s.