stage@leeds welcomes Hepworth sculpture to campus

Dual Form by Barbara Hepworth is the second sculpture to feature outside the stage@leeds building as part the University’s Public Art Trail.

The sculpture is in good company as it joins artwork by Hubert Dalwood, which was welcomed outside the building earlier this year in May. Other artists on the trail include Eric Gill and Keith Wilson.

The sculpture is initially on loan to the University for five years while Leeds Art Gallery is closed for major roof repairs.

The loan is part of Leeds Art Gallery’s ongoing commitment to make the collection accessible when the gallery building is closed for restoration. Since closing earlier this year the gallery has loaned more than 150 paintings and sculptures from the gallery’s nationally renowned art collection to international, national and regional venues, enabling new audiences to see them. The long-term loan of Dual Form is also part of the gallery’s long-standing relationship with the University and has allowed the sculpture to remain on display in Leeds.

University of Leeds Public Art Project Coordinator, Nicola Stephenson, said:

“It is wonderful to welcome Barbara Hepworth’s Dual Form to campus to join our varied and expanding Public Art Trail.

“We are excited to include the sculpture in our Public Art programme of events, celebrating it with students, staff and members of the public alike.”

Dual Form will be formally welcomed to campus with a short talk on Wednesday 10 August.