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Arnolfini - est 1961

Arnolfini is delighted to host an in conversation between two significant artists discussing their approaches to sculpture.


Phyllida Barlow (born 1944, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne) is one of the most significant artists working in the UK today. She is best known for her large-scale abstract assemblages, created out of inexpensive materials such as plywood, cardboard and polystyrene, and painted in bright, industrial colours. Through her long teaching career, she has influenced a generation of younger artists, including Rachel Whiteread and Angela De La Cruz. She received a CBE for her services to the arts in 2015; will represent Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2017; and is one of four artists nominated for the inaugural Hepworth Prize, the first major British prize for sculpture.

Daphne Wright’s major solo exhibition Emotional Archaeology is on at Arnolfini and National Trust Tyntesfield until the 31 December. It will later tour to the Royal Hibernian Association in Dublin in the new year.

Limited places, book early to avoid disappointment.