Installation view, Education Lab: ‘Open Art School,’ Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2024. Photo: Tchad Findlay

‘The World is Sculpture’ Workshop

  • Sun 9 June 2024
  • 2 – 4 pm

Join us in our Education Lab, ‘Open Art School’, for a drop-in creative workshop facilitated by Comfy Club Collective and developed in partnership with Bath Spa University at Hauser & Wirth Somerset.

Participants are invited to respond to the exhibition ‘Phyllida Barlow. unscripted’ by drawing, making and reframing, through the use of sustainable materials. By engaging in a three step-process of draw (body), make (piece) and record/reflect (space), experience new ways of creating personal and playful responses to the exhibition.  

This drop-in event is free and suitable for all ages. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult. Slots are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.   

The event is held in conjunction with The Great Big Green Week 2024 and will run alongside Open Farm Sunday.

About ‘Phyllida Barlow. unscripted’
The work of Phyllida Barlow (1944 – 2023) takes over Hauser & Wirth Somerset in a celebration of the British artist’s transformative approach to sculpture, marking the 10th anniversary of the arts center that was inaugurated by Barlow’s solo exhibition ‘GIG’ in 2014. The landmark exhibition, curated by Frances Morris, draws on her close working relationship with the artist during her lifetime. ‘Phyllida Barlow. unscripted’ explores the evolution of Barlow’s formal and expressive vocabulary, bringing together singular sculptures, installations, studio maquettes and drawings from her extensive career, some of which will be on public view for the first time. The exhibition will be on view through Sunday 5 January 2025.

About Education Lab: ‘Open Art School’ 
In conjunction with the exhibition, Hauser & Wirth Learning will launch a new Education Lab, ‘Open Art School’, in partnership with Bath Spa University. Taking Barlow’s life-long engagement with arts education and notably her ethos of there being ‘no right or wrong way’ to be creative, the Education Lab will draw on the latest thinking within creative pedagogy and experimental learning. ‘Open Art School’ will provide an interactive space for new ideas, experiments and working methods, inviting a multitude of voices and communities to engage through making.

Please be advised that photographs will be taken at this event for use on the Hauser & Wirth website, social media and in other marketing materials.