4 episodes

Dame Barbara Hepworth, Dame Elisabeth Frink, Kim Lim, Phyllida Barlow, and Rana Begum - some of the most globally well-known British artists are women sculptors.
Conversely, the profession and practice of sculpture was seen by many throughout the 20th century (and before) to be very much a man’s world. Often using heavy and hard materials, sculpture was not typically viewed as suitable for women artists.
This podcast series explores the lives and careers of these five women who worked (and are still working) against these preconceptions, forging successful careers and contributing in ground-breaking ways to the histories of sculpture and art.
Each 45-minute episode takes a woman sculptor as its subject, exploring the art works, networks, connections and relationships of these artists. Every programme is recorded in places that are significant for these women – their studios, as well as galleries and public places where their work is on display – and includes new interviews with curators, friends, family and the artists themselves, creating intimate soundscapes of their private and public worlds
Sculpting Lives is written and presented by Jo Baring (Director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British & Contemporary Art) and Sarah Turner (Deputy Director for Research at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London). The pair bring their shared expertise and infectious enthusiasm for sculpture to this series, with each episode taking the form of an informal and lively conversation between Jo, Sarah and their interviewees.
Written and hosted by Jo Baring and Sarah Turner
Produced by Clare Lynch
Research by Isabelle Mooney
Music by Pauline Oliveros, [Silence](https://freemusicarchive.org/music/PaulineOliveros/EASYNOTEASYFestivalOct72010/Oliveros2010-10-071) (10.8.2010)_
Visual identity by Vanessa Fowler-Kendall
This podcast has been made possible through support from The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
We are also extremely grateful to ArtUK and National Life Stories: Artists' Lives (British Library)

Sculpting Lives Jo Baring and Sarah Turner

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Dame Barbara Hepworth, Dame Elisabeth Frink, Kim Lim, Phyllida Barlow, and Rana Begum - some of the most globally well-known British artists are women sculptors.
Conversely, the profession and practice of sculpture was seen by many throughout the 20th century (and before) to be very much a man’s world. Often using heavy and hard materials, sculpture was not typically viewed as suitable for women artists.
This podcast series explores the lives and careers of these five women who worked (and are still working) against these preconceptions, forging successful careers and contributing in ground-breaking ways to the histories of sculpture and art.
Each 45-minute episode takes a woman sculptor as its subject, exploring the art works, networks, connections and relationships of these artists. Every programme is recorded in places that are significant for these women – their studios, as well as galleries and public places where their work is on display – and includes new interviews with curators, friends, family and the artists themselves, creating intimate soundscapes of their private and public worlds
Sculpting Lives is written and presented by Jo Baring (Director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British & Contemporary Art) and Sarah Turner (Deputy Director for Research at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London). The pair bring their shared expertise and infectious enthusiasm for sculpture to this series, with each episode taking the form of an informal and lively conversation between Jo, Sarah and their interviewees.
Written and hosted by Jo Baring and Sarah Turner
Produced by Clare Lynch
Research by Isabelle Mooney
Music by Pauline Oliveros, [Silence](https://freemusicarchive.org/music/PaulineOliveros/EASYNOTEASYFestivalOct72010/Oliveros2010-10-071) (10.8.2010)_
Visual identity by Vanessa Fowler-Kendall
This podcast has been made possible through support from The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
We are also extremely grateful to ArtUK and National Life Stories: Artists' Lives (British Library)

    3: Sculpting Lives: Kim Lim

    3: Sculpting Lives: Kim Lim

    Kim Lim was born in Singapore and moved to Britain in the 1950’s to enroll at art school. Despite a successful career (there are over 80 of her works in UK public collections) she has been left out of histories of 20th century British Art. This episode explores the reasons for that and ask how these exclusions happen.

    • 39 min
    2: Sculpting Lives: Elisabeth Frink

    2: Sculpting Lives: Elisabeth Frink

    In this episode, we explore hidden narratives in Frink’s career, and consider how artists can be sidelined by the ‘art world’ yet remain popular with the public.

    • 40 min
    1: Sculpting Lives: Barbara Hepworth

    1: Sculpting Lives: Barbara Hepworth

    Barbara Hepworth was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire in 1903. By the time of her 1975 death, she had become one of the most important artists of the century, creating a poignant and innovative sculptural language.

    • 49 min
    1: Sculpting Lives: Trailer

    1: Sculpting Lives: Trailer

    Dame Barbara Hepworth, Dame Elisabeth Frink, Kim Lim, Phyllida Barlow, and Rana Begum - some of the most globally well-known British artists are women sculptors.

    Conversely, the profession and practice of sculpture was seen by many throughout the 20th century (and before) to be very much a man’s world. Often using heavy and hard materials, sculpture was not typically viewed as suitable for women artists.

    The Sculpting Lives podcast series explores the lives and careers of these five women who worked (and are still working) against these preconceptions, forging successful careers and contributing in ground-breaking ways to the histories of sculpture and art.

    • 51 sec

Customer Reviews

picturetalk321 ,

brilliant armchair travel

Thank you so much for posting these in the time of covid-19. I am loving travelling to all these places (Hepworth Museum, Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and listening to all these people talking. The interface with the pics on instagram works brilliantly. You two have such a great rapport too; it's uplifting listening. I am writing a book on German women sculptors at the moment (fighting the self-isolation demons) and this couldn't have come at a better time. Thank you. xx

Junelson ,

Excellent

If the first episode is anything to go by this is exactly what we need.

TresillickJA ,

Love Hepworth

Wow, learnt so much! Can't wait for the next one.

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