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Exhibition 27 June – 18 October 2015
Phyllida Barlow: set

A major exhibition of new work made specially for The Fruitmarket Gallery by Phyllida Barlow, one of the international art world’s brightest stars. Born in Newcastle in 1944, and with a career spanning five decades, Barlow is known for monumental sculpture made from simple materials such as plywood, cardboard, fabric, plaster, paint and plastic. Physically impressive and materially insistent, her sculptures are inspired by the outside world, and with the experience of living and looking.

Barlow’s exhibition sets out, in her own words, to ‘turn the Gallery upside down’. A new series of large sculptures engulf The Fruitmarket Gallery in art, spilling from the upper gallery over the staircase and into the ground floor, enticing the visitor from the street and into a new world.

Join us to celebrate the exhibition and the publication launch on Wed 29 July, 6–8pm.

Saturday tours
Every Sat, 2–3pm. Free. Drop in

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Forthcoming Events

Artist’s Talk: Phyllida Barlow
Sold out, join waiting list here
Wed 29 July, 5–5.30pm. Free (30 places)
An intimate walk around the exhibition with the artist.

Art Taster Workshops
First Sundays of the month: 5 July, 2 Aug, 6 Sept, 4 Oct, 4–6pm. Free.
For 11–15 year olds (12 places).
Drawing and sculpture workshops led by trained young people and artist Louise Fraser.

Artists at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Two artists well known to The Fruitmarket Gallery audiences will be appearing at this year’s Book Festival.

Phyllida Barlow in conversation with Frances Morris
Tues 25 August, 11am, £10, book tickets from here

Gabriel Orozco in conversation with Mexican writers
Pablo Soler Frost and Eduardo Antonio Parra; Sergio González Rodríguez and Juan Villoro; Mónica de la Torre, Julián Herbert and Gabriela Jauregui. 17–19 August, various times, book tickets from here