These short films provide a glimpse into the work of three talented artists Barbara Hepworth, Evie Hone and Bridget Riley. Anne Stewart, Senior Curator of Art, will give an introduction on these favourites from the Ulster Museum collection.
Figures in a Landscape
A poetic portrait of sculptor Barbara Hepworth and the otherworldly Cornish landscape which inspired her.
Runtime: 17 minutes
Production Year: 1953
This documentary emphasises the physical aspect of Riley’s paintings and their spatial and rhythmic optical effects through camera movements.
Runtime: 26 minutes
Production Year: 1979
Hallowed Fire: The Art of Evie Hone
This short documentary about the renowned Irish cubist painter and stained glass artist was filmed at her Dublin studio in Marley Park in Rathfarnham in 1950, it explores the artist’s life, creative process and influences.
Runtime: 13 minutes
Production Year: 1950
With kind permission of the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Irish Film Institute.
February 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act which marks the first milestone in the journey of women’s suffrage, the right to vote in political elections.
To mark the year National Museums NI will be highlighting the women in our collections through exhibitions and events.