2016 Barbara Hepworth's Two Forms Orkney

This sculpture, by Barbara Hepworth (1903–1975), is an expression of the British landscape and symbolic of the close friendship between Hepworth and the artist and founder of the Pier Arts Centre, Margaret Gardiner (1904–2005).

Carved in slate in 1967, Two Forms had been in a private Swiss collection since the 1980s.  Having now been purchased by the Pier Arts Centre, in Stromness, Orkney with the aid of NHMF grant of £446,500, the sculpture has been put on display 
at the gallery in Stromness, the first time it has been seen in public since the Tate Gallery’s 1968 Barbara Hepworth retrospective in London.