In celebration of Barbara Hepworth’s birthday and the Tate St Ives ‘Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life; exhibition. Join Poet, Ella Frears as she reads a selection of poems commissioned for Tate St Ives in 2020.
Some poems draw on Frears’s experience of growing up in St Ives; You, A Teenager brings back stories from the art classroom, while other works are written from the perspective of art objects. Many of the poems directly reference the works of St Ives artists such as On Stringing The Form. Barbara Hepworth’s stringed sculptures become inspiration for a poem that brings together feelings of joy and connectedness with the world.
Credit: © Bowness. Photo © Kirstin Prisk