Moore | Hepworth Conference

A Collaborative Conference 3rd June 2011 – 4th June 2011

The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Hepworth Wakefield, Arts Council Collection at Longside

This two day conference critically examines the relationships between Moore and Hepworth in the county of their birth. It aims to explore the specificity of place, re-examining the imagery of landscape and asks what impact art education and regional art galleries and collections had on their lives and works. The conference will cover the current exhibitions of Moore’s sculptural and graphic work at Leeds Art Gallery and the Henry Moore Institute, as well as the newly opened Hepworth Wakefield Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Longside Gallery. A full programme of events will be released soon.

Confirmed papers/speakers:

Moore, Hepworth, and the ‘Yorkshire Mafia’
Ben Read (University of Leeds)

Finding Yourself in ‘Henry Mooreshire’
Michael Paraskos (Director, Cyprus College of Art)

The Embodied Landscape: Place, Body and identity in the work of Henry Moore & Barbara Hepworth
Catherine Jolivette (Missouri State University)

Concrete and Imagination.  Reflections on the similarities and differences in the way Hepworth and Moore correspond to landscape
Christa Lichtenstern (Independent)

‘Figures in a Landscape’ and the shape of Jaquetta Hawkes’ poetic archaeology
Christine Finn (Independent)

Sculptures in a landscape: works by Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth in two films by John Read
John Wyver (Illuminations/University of Westminster)

The conference timetable includes opportunities to view the exhibitions on display at the five arts organisations.

Booking details: £20/£10 concessions.

For more information or to make a booking please e-mail Kirstie Gregory, or phone – 0113 246 7467.

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