image for Phyllida Barlow to create new site-specific, permanent commission at Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, Scotland, opening 12 May 2018

Phyllida Barlow to create new site-specific, permanent commission at Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, Scotland, opening 12 May 2018


Phyllida Barlow has been selected by Jupiter Artland Foundation to create a new site-specific, permanent commission. Marking their 10th anniversary, Jupiter Artland is one of Scotland’s most significant arts organisations, with five gallery spaces and an expansive outdoor sculpture collection, featuring landscaped gardens and site-specific commissioned artworks from some of the world’s most significant artists across 100 acres of woodland and meadows.

Phyllida Barlow will launch the 2018 programme, opening on 12 May 2018. Barlow’s three-part commission for Jupiter Artland’s woodland will ascend, mimicking and playing with the tree canopy, opening up to reveal a dappled skyline and expanded viewpoint. The work will be created using Barlow’s trademark everyday materials – timber, steel and concrete, as seen in her exhibition ‘folly’ commissioned by the British Pavilion for the 57th Biennale di Venezia.

Image: Phyllida Barlow in her studio, 2017
Courtesy the artist and Jupiter Artland
Photo: Thierry Bal