Barbara Hepworth

The New Art Centre represents the Barbara Hepworth Estate, and has worked closely with the family on a global exhibitions and sales programme for over two decades.

Our joint aim is to increase public awareness of Hepworth's work and legacy. This is achieved through an international programme of exhibitions, loans and research. The Estate also releases work to us that we seek to place in prominent collections worldwide. You can access information about available works by Barbara Hepworth here and please do not hesitate to get in touch via email for further details.

The New Art Centre frequently exhibits Hepworth's work both in our galleries and sculpture park, situated in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. Hepworth's desire to bring the physicality and vitality of the landscape into her work makes the presentation of her sculpture in the park particularly poignant. Details of our current presentation of polished bronzes by Barbara Hepworth may be found here.

More than forty years after her death, Barbara Hepworth continues to garner critical attention internationally and her work resides in a vast number of museum collections around the world, including Tate, the Whitworth, Manchester, The Phillips Collection, Washington, the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco and MoMA. In November 2019, the first solo exhibition of her work to be held in Paris opened at the Musée Rodin. Indeed, a major retrospective of her work also took place at Tate Britain in 2015. The exhibition subsequently toured to the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, the Netherlands, November 2015 - April 2016; and the Arp Museum, Rolandseck, Germany, May - August 2016.

From 2020, forthcoming museum presentations of Barbara Hepworth's work include solo exhibitions at the Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia, the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, UK.

In 2011 The Hepworth Wakefield opened to exhibit major exhibitions of the best international modern and contemporary art, and to present dedicated galleries that are filled with Hepworth's art and an insight into her working process. The building, designed by Sir David Chipperfield, has been acknowledged as one of the most significant new buildings in the country and was nominated for the 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize. It is the perfect setting in which to appreciate the work of Barbara Hepworth as well as a varied programme of international contemporary art. Please click here to visit The Hepworth Wakefield website.

More information on the life of Barbara Hepworth and the inspiration behind her work is accessible here.