Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden


Prologue

 

 

St Ives is one of Cornwall’s most famous tourist venues with its fishing port, beaches and a warm climate. It has a long association with well-known British artists from Turner through to Ben Nicholson, Patrick Heron and Terry Frost. It was in 1939 that Nicholson returned to St Ives with Barbara Hepworth and they established West Cornwall as an outpost for abstract avant-garde, art firmly linked to the interpretation of the local landscape.

The Town is now the home of Tate St Ives part of the National Tate collections. Part of the Tate collections is the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture garden - a monument to one of Britain’s greatest sculptors.

Hepworth’s work, displays an air of life and vitality amongst the unique and fitting environment of the sub-tropical house-garden attached to her Trewlyn studios.