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‘The Summer Garden’, Inspired by Barbara Hepworth

16th June 2015

Over the past few weeks, we have been building a Barbara Hepworth inspired summer show garden, designed by Rosie Irving and Antonia Young. 

The garden installation was first shown as part of this year’s Chelsea Fringe Festival from May 22nd until 6th June, under the title Hortus non Conclusus (non-enclosed garden), at the Vauxhall Pocket Park Piazza. It has now been transferred to Tate Britain’s café lawn from 13th June until 2nd September, with a change of name to ‘The Summer Garden’.

The design was inspired by Barbara Hepworth's textile designs, and the garden coincides with the first London museum retrospective of her work for five decades, opening at Tate Britain on 24th June. "I came up with the idea when visiting the London Fashion and Textile Museum last year." says Irving. "In the corner, in stark contrast to the vibrant prints, was a small, monochromatic design. I was enthralled by the strong, geometric lines. It struck me that this could make a garden."

Read more on 'The Summer Garden' here.

'The Summer Garden', inspired by Barbara Hepworth

'The Summer Garden', inspired by Barbara Hepworth

'The Summer Garden', inspired by Barbara Hepworth

'The Summer Garden', inspired by Barbara Hepworth

'The Summer Garden', inspired by Barbara Hepworth