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18:00 - 19:30 30 April 2015

Mother art and gendered psychoanalysis: Barbara Hepworth and Adrian Stokes


1-19 Torrington Place (link Map)
London | WC1E 7HB | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Ticketed

Speaker information

Janet Sayers, is emeritus professor of psychoanalytic psychology at the University of Kent in Canterbury where she works as a clinical psychologist for the NHS. Her books include Mothering Psychoanalysis (Penguin,1992), Freud’s Art (Routledge, 2007), and Art, Psychoanalysis, and Adrian Stokes: A Biography (Karnac, in press).

Ahead of the Barbara Hepworth exhibition opening this June at Tate Britain, Janet Sayers draws attention to the ‘mother art’ and gendered version of psychoanalysis used by Adrian Stokes in promoting work by Hepworth including her ‘mother and child’ sculpture.


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