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Exhibitions

Katharine Cashman FRS and Emma Stibbon RA at Spike Island, Bristol in 2018.

Creative Connections: Portraits of Women Scientists and Artists

An exhibition of photographic portraits of female scientists and artists.

Barbara Hepworth, Two Forms (Divided Circle), 1969 (BH 477). 
Bronze, 2370 x 2340 x 543 mm.
On loan from the Hepworth Estate to Downing College, Cambridge. 
Barbara Hepworth © Bowness
Photo: Perry Hastings

BARBARA HEPWORTH: DIVIDED CIRCLE

Fri 15 November - Sun 2 February 2020

THE HEONG GALLERY

This exhibition brings together a selection of works made by Barbara Hepworth (1903–75) during the last twenty years of her life.

They have been chosen to complement her large bronze sculpture, Two Forms (Divided Circle) 1969, which stands outside the gallery. This work is on long-term loan to Downing College from the Hepworth Estate. A circular, subtly asymmetrical sculpture, it invites viewers to get closer to it, to investigate the relationships between its parts.

Works in the gallery connect with aspects of Divided Circle, including its composition, presence and associations. They also interact in different ways with the size and structure of the human form.

The varied scale of Hepworth’s works and the range of materials she used (including aluminium, copper, gold and different marbles) are noticeable from her output during these years. Painting and printmaking also offered her ways to express her ideas.

In 1969 Hepworth was sixty-six, and living and working in St Ives, Cornwall. She was a Dame of the British Empire and the Tate Gallery had held a large exhibition of her work. Some health difficulties had also featured in recent years, particularly a cancer diagnosis in 1965 and a broken femur in 1967. Rather than slowing her down, such difficulties heightened Hepworth’s drive to realise new ideas in sculpture. Her works from this late period show her continued ambition, open-mindedness, and firm sense of purpose.

Cost: FREE

Ages: All ages

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Enquiries: Dr Prerona Prasad Website Email: gallery@dow.cam.ac.uk Telephone: 01223 334800

Timing

12:00pm-5:00pm Wednesday-Sunday every week from Friday 15 November until Sunday 2 February 2020 (except between Friday 20 December and Friday 3 January 2020)

All times

Fri 15 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 16 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 17 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 20 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 21 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 22 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 23 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 24 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 27 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 28 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 29 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 30 November 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 1 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 4 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 5 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
TodayFri 6 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 7 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 8 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 11 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 12 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 13 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 14 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 15 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 18 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 19 December 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 4 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 5 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 8 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 9 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 10 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 11 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 12 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 15 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 16 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 17 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 18 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 19 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 22 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 23 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 24 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 25 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 26 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 29 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 30 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 31 January 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 1 February 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 2 February 2020 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Venue

Address: THE HEONG GALLERY
Downing College
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1DQ
United Kingdom
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Email: gallery@dow.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: 01223 334800
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