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Phyllida Barlow: set
Edinburgh Art Festival Exhibition
 27 June – 18 October 2015

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, plasterpaint and plastic. Physically impressive and materially insistent, her sculptures are inspired by the outside worldand 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.

There is a free informal tour of the exhibition every Saturday afternoon at 2pm. Just drop in.

New Monograph


A new monograph is being produced by The Fruitmarket Gallery to mark this exhibition, Phyllida Barlow: Sculpture 1963–2015, written by Frances Morris, Director of Collection, International Art at Tate. Reproducing many works never seen before, this major monograph will illustrate more than 100 works, and will be an indispensible resource on the practice of this important British sculptor, who continues to be lauded by artists and critics for her work, and for her influence on several generations of artists.

The publication will be launched at the Edinburgh Art Festival in July and will include images of Barlow’s installations at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas in 2014, Tate Britain, Hauser & Wirth Somerset and London, the 55th Venice Biennale, and the 2013 Carnegie International, among many others. Published by The Fruitmarket Gallery and Hatje Cantz.  Order now

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Phyllida Barlow: set (installation view, The Frutimarket Gallery, 2015) Photo: Ruth Clark. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth