Illuminations: The art of Barbara Hepworth
Barbara Hepworth is a major British artist of the twentieth century. The Art of Barbara Hepworth reveals the beauty and the power of her sculptures, and the ideas which motivated her throughout her creative life.
Extensive exhibitions at Tate St Ives and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and the permanent display at the Barbara Hepworth Museum, provide sumptuous settings for many of the works included in this film. Other sculptures have been specially filmed in the locations for which they were made.
This revealing and complex exploration of Barbara Hepworth’s work features her naturalistic carvings of the 1920s and increasingly abstract sculptures of the 1930s, the ambitious post-war works in wood, stone and bronze, her monumental public commissions and the strikingly diverse creations of her final years.
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Laura Fisher @ NAS
Dr Laura Fisher is an arts researcher and sociologist currently completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Sydney College of the Arts. Her project ‘New Visions of the Rural’ is exploring the contribution artists are making in rural communities that are facing challenges such as depopulation, urgent environmental concerns and land use conflicts (eg. mining vs. agriculture). Case studies include the Yeomans Project and Cementa Festival in Australia, the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial in Japan and the art/agriculture collective Kultivator in Sweden. Laura has recently returned from the Archstoyanie Festival of Landscape Objectsin the Russian rural village of Nikola-Lenivets. It’s a Russian take on land art, but much else besides, and in this talk Laura will share what she learnt about why artists, architects and workers are drawn to contribute to this remarkable, out of the way Festival. If there’s time, Laura will also talk about an artist/farmer collaboration she is involved with in Kandos NSW, as part of the newly formed Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation.