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.
A major monograph accompanies this exhibition. Phyllida Barlow: Sculpture 1963–2015, written by Frances Morris, Director of Collection, International Art at Tate, offers an indispensible resource on the practice of this important British sculptor. Published by The Fruitmarket Gallery and Hatje Cantz.
Join us to celebrate the exhibition and the publication launch on Wed 29 July, 6–8pm.
Every Sat, 2–3pm. Free. Drop in
Artist’s Talk: Phyllida Barlow
Book via Eventbrite here
Wed 29 July, 5–5.30pm. Free (30 places)
An intimate walk around the exhibition with the artist.
Workshop: Set and Stitch
Wed 22 July, 6–9pm. Tickets £8. Book via Eventbrite here or call the bookshop on 0131 226 8181
Includes an exhibition tour, tea and biscuits.
Bring your knitting needles along and join artists Vala Jónsdóttir and Hannah Imlach as they take you through different knitting and crochet techniques on the way to making a communal wool work.
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