Education Lab: ‘The World is Sculpture’ Workshop, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2024. Photo: Clare Walsh

‘Experiments in Sculpture and Biodiversity’ Workshop

  • Sat 13 July 2024
  • 2 – 4 pm

Join us in our Education Lab, ‘Open Art School’, for a drop-in creative workshop, ‘Experiments in Sculpture and Biodiversity’, facilitated by Forest of Imagination at Hauser & Wirth Somerset.

Participants are invited to respond to the exhibition ‘Phyllida Barlow. unscripted’ by engaging in acts of imagination to create sculptural forms inspired by biodiversity utilizing tactile materials and reflecting on the power of our collective creativity.  

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.   

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 has launched 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 draws on the latest thinking within creative pedagogy and experimental learning. ‘Open Art School’ provides 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.