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Patrons: Phyllida Barlow RA ‘cul-de-sac’ family morning

Private view

Saturday 27 April 2019
8.45 — 10am


Free for Patrons

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Part of our

Phyllida Barlow RA

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Phyllida Barlow in her studio, 2018

© Royal Academy of Arts. Photo: Cat Garcia

Patrons are invited to join us for a family-friendly morning in Phyllida Barlow RA ‘cul-de-sac’, with the chance to see the exhibition with a guided tour, take part in a craft workshop and enjoy a delicious breakfast.

On the face of it, Phyllida Barlow’s vibrant, large-scale sculptures are always at the point of tipping off an edge, becoming too heavy and unbalanced to stand freely, or overrunning the places she builds them in. But this is all a brilliant illusion.

This spring, Barlow is creating entirely new, site-specific work in our day-lit Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries, which she is conceiving as her own interpretation of a residential cul-de-sac. There will be rooms where her works invade the entire floor space, creating forests of structures as well less populated areas, inviting speculation and altering your perception. As always with Barlow, colour will be a key theme, with graffiti blues, corals and candy pinks daubed and pressed into raw materials such as cardboard and plaster, which she often chooses over traditional sculpture materials. A key highlight will be an artwork evoking the architectural form of the portal, a doorway with a thick cement shadow, which will serve as an ‘entrance’ to her creation.

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Saturday 27 April 2019

8.45 — 10am

The Clore Learning Centre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

Free, booking required.

Free for Patrons

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