Trewyn Studio in St Ives, Cornwall was where the British modernist sculptor Barbara Hepworth lived and worked from 1949 until her death in 1975. Her son-in-law Sir Alan Bowness (later director of the Tate Gallery) transformed it into a museum, which opened to the public in April 1976 and has been managed by the Tate since 1980. This film presents Bowness’ memories of Trewyn and its establishment as a museum, using still and moving images to explore questions of time, materiality, and legacy.
Dir. Helena Bonett, in collaboration with Jonathan Law, 2015, 52 mins.