Phyllida Barlow Awarded Damehood In Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Phyllida Barlow given Damehood in the Queen’s birthday honours list. Also recognised Edmund de Waal, CBE and Photographer Martin Parr, CBE

21 February 2019

Phyllida Barlow vs Elizabethan Treasures – Edward Lucie-Smith

Phyllida Barlow has long been one of the heroines of the professional contemporary art establishment here in Britain

8 January 2019

Phyllida Barlow Takes Over Royal Academy For Major London Exhibition

The highly regarded British artist Phyllida Barlow RA will transform the Royal Academy’s Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries with an exhibition of entirely new work, entitled cul-de-sac in February. The exhibition has been conceived as a sequential installation running across all three of the interconnected spaces. There will be changes of pace and emphasis across the galleries […]

16 May 2017

Phyllida Barlow Great Henges Bright Coloured Forms Venice Biennale – Sue Hubbard

I remember, some time ago, a film in which a young interviewer asked Louise Bourgeois, then in her 90s, what it was like to become famous at her advanced age. The tiny, bird-like figure replied acerbically: “I ‘ave been ‘eer all along.” Phyllida Barlow has, also, been here all along.

25 October 2016

Hepworth Prize For Sculpture: Conceptual, Kinetic, Buoyant And Poetic

Finally, the UK has a sculpture prize – The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture – at The Hepworth, Wakefield. The prize has been created to celebrate the Gallery’s 5th anniversary and is named after one of the country’s most celebrated sculptors: Barbara Hepworth.

17 May 2016


Cornelia Parker Curates Fifty+ Contemporary Artists At The Foundling Museum

In order for something to be ‘found’, it has to at some point in its history been ‘lost’ – Cornelia Parker Cornelia Parker has curated ‘Found,’ a major new exhibition of contemporary art at London’s Foundling Museum, opening on 27th May and running until 4 September. Parker has invited over sixty outstanding artists from a range of creative disciplines to contribute […]

4 March 2016


Phyllida Barlow Announced to represent Britain at the 57th Venice Biennale

Phyllida Barlow the sculptor best known for large scale installations, has been selected to create a key solo show for the British Pavilion at the world renowned Venice Biennale. The festival opens 13 May to 26 November 2017. Barlow said it was “an extraordinary privilege and honour” “I am astonished, thrilled and of course hugely excited. It is going to be […]

15 January 2016


Phyllida Barlow Becomes 40th Artist In Celebrated Artist Rooms Collection

Phyllida Barlow will be the fortieth artist to join the ARTIST ROOMS collection the collection at The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) and Tate. Her first ARTIST ROOMS work, gifted by the artist, is untitled: upturnedhouse, 2, made in 2012, will go on display at Tate Modern from 14 January 2016. Begun in 2008 through the exceptional generosity of Anthony d’Offay, […]

31 December 2015


Phyllida Barlow And Anita Zabludowicz Honoured In 2016 New Years List

The New Years Honours list has again been very thin on the ground for the Visual Arts, but on the upshot women in the arts have faired well.  The List for 2015 has not reflected the contribution the Visual Arts sector has undertaken, despite considerable cultural accomplishments. It was truly astounding that not one noted British visual […]

29 June 2015


Phyllida Barlow Exhibition ‘Set’ Opens At The Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh

The Fruitmarket Gallery’s summer show is 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 six decades, Barlow is known for monumental sculpture made from simple materials such as plywood, cardboard, […]

5 March 2015


Artists For Palestine UK’s Boycott Of Israel Condemned As Anti-Semitic

After the Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller told the press that he never intended to sign an open letter in support of the cultural boycott of Israel, stating that he thought long and hard about it and then declined – following its publication by Artists for Palestine UK – whose signatories pledge to reject professional […]

24 June 2014


Phyllida Barlow Presented As Inaugural Hauser & Wirth Somerset Exhibition

Phyllida Barlow’s ‘GIG’, is set to be the inaugural exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Following Barlow’s critically acclaimed Duveen Galleries Commission ‘dock’ at Tate Britain, ‘GIG’ comprises an entirely new body of work created in response to the architecture and surrounding landscape of Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Occupying the 18th-century Threshing Barn, adjoining farm […]

31 March 2014


Phyllida Barlow Unveils Ambitious Dock 2014 Commission At Tate Britain

Tate Britain has unveiled sculptor Phyllida Barlow’s dock 2014, her largest and most ambitious work ever . The installation has been created for Tate Britain’s annual Commission a project supported by Sotheby’s. The commission invites artists to make new work in response to Tate’s collection of British and international art and to the grand spaces […]

21 December 2013


Phyllida Barlow Invited To Create Tate Britain Commission 2014

The Sculptor Phyllida Barlow (b.1944) will unveil her largest and most ambitious work in London to date for the Tate Britain Commission 2014, supported by Sotheby’s, on 31 March 2014. The annual commission invites artists to make work in response to Tate’s collection of British and international art and to the grand spaces of the […]

16 September 2013


Hauser & Wirth Somerset Inaugural Show Will Feature Phyllida Barlow

Hauser & Wirth Somerset which is preparing to open in summer 2014, will be a world-class gallery and art centre located at Durslade Farm in Bruton, Somerset. With community and landscape at the heart of the project, the renovation of the existing historic buildings on the site is currently underway, alongside the development of two […]

15 September 2012


Korean And European Artists Unite In New London Exhibition

The Korean Cultural Centre UK is present ing a new exhibition titled ‘Twin Town’. The show is of new artwork by Korean and European artists. Minae Kim and Phyllida Barlow, with guest Jenny Dunseath. Jiho Won and Tariq Alvi. Chanmin Park and Erasmus Schrö ter. Twin Town is made up of three ‘pairs’ of artists, […]

9 August 2012


British Artist Phyllida Barlow Receives Top Kiev Biennale Award

The prizes have been awarded to mark the close of the first Kiev biennale. It is now known that the British Artist, Phyllida Barlow has received the award for The Most Significant Contribution to the Development of Contemporary Art. Her work ‘Rift’ is a new three-part site-specific work with hoardings, industrial elements and “bombs”.  It […]

1 March 2012


Turner Prize Baltic Centre Emulate Tate With New Gallery

Turner Prize 2011 hosts, The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, is set to open a second branch in neighbouring Newcastle – BALTIC 39 The Baltic in Gateshead had more than 500,000 visitors last year when it hosted the Turner Prize; and now it’s making a bid for Tate-style world domination with the opening of an […]