Installation view, ‘Phyllida Barlow. unscripted,’ Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2024 © Phyllida Barlow Estate. Photo: Ken Adlard

Opening Celebrations: ‘Phyllida Barlow. unscripted’

  • Sat 25 May 2024
  • 12 – 5 pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of Phyllida Barlow. unscripted,’ our 10th anniversary exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, curated by Frances Morris.

The gallery and garden will be open 12 – 5 pm, with complimentary food and drink being served in the farmyard throughout the day.

Roth Bar will reopen at 12 pm as a site-specific artwork and fully functioning bar within the Threshing Barn, serving additional refreshments that will be available to purchase.

Alongside the exhibition, you are invited to explore our new Education Lab, ‘Open Art School,’ in partnership with Bath Spa University. Taking Barlow’s life-long engagement with arts education, the Education Lab will draw on the latest thinking within creative pedagogy and experimental learning. A cohort of artists and academics from Bath Spa University will be leading drop-in activities from 12 – 5 pm.

Tickets are free, but we encourage you to register in advance and make a donation to our 2023 – 2024 charity partner Bruton Community Library.

Please note that there will be limited parking on site, so we advise visitors to walk or use public transport, where possible.

About ‘Phyllida Barlow. unscripted’
The work of Phyllida Barlow (1944 – 2023) will take 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’ will explore 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 from Saturday 25 May 2024 – Sunday 5 January 2025.

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.