An interactive open garden exhibit inspired by a 1950’s Barbara Hepworth Textile Design, concept by Rosie Irving and designed by Rosie Irving and Antonia Young. Come and get a preview of the striking geometric shapes, cast limestone in shades of black and white, made by architectural stonework company, Haddonstone ltd.
Enjoy seating areas and planters containing texturally stimulating plants, bursting with life, free for all to enjoy.
The garden takes its inspiration from the textile designs of Barbara Hepworth – the Yorkshire born sculptor, and one of Britain’s greatest artists, who died 40 years ago, in 1975. Coinciding with the first London museum retrospective of Hepworth’s work for five decades, a preview of the garden is currently installed on the Vauxhall Pocket Park Piazza outside the Tea House Theatre.
There’s the chance to meet the makers and bag some give away items at the Friday lunchtime garden party events, hosted by Vauxhall One on Fridays 29th May and 5th June from 12-3pm. In typical British garden party style there will be a live acoustic band and Pimms for all to enjoy.
The Garden transfers to Tate Britain’s café lawn from 13th June until 2nd September with a change of name to ‘The Summer Garden’.
Then will then move permanently back to Vauxhall Pocket Park Piazza where it becomes a community garden maintained by social enterprise charity ‘Streetscape’.