Harlow's Hidden Hepworth Sculpture

Harlow's Hidden Hepworth Sculpture

Tucked away in the unassuming residential neighbourhood of Harlow, UK, stands a monumental sculpture by an enormous name in British art. Barbara Hepworth’s ‘Contrapuntal Forms’ (1950-51) arrived in Harlow after the 1951 Festival of Britain and has since become a beloved and intrinsic part of everyday life for the community. In this film, sculptor Irena Posner highlights how the work chimes with the utopian vision for Harlow New Town and represents an important milestone in the history of art for female sculptors.

Time Period:

20th century