#DrinkingAboutMuseums, Fruitmarket Gallery, 9 July

Phyllida Barlow, Installation view: dock, Tate Britain, London, 2014
Phyllida Barlow, Installation view: dock, Tate Britain, London, 2014

Join fellow museums folk, Dig IT! 2015 enthusiasts, and the great team at Fruitmarket Gallery for ANOTHER Fruitmarket #DrinkingAboutMuseums! This time, we’ll be looking at their new exhibition of the incredible monumental sculpture of Phyllida Barlow… with perhaps a bit of discussion of monumental sculpture from the past, as well!

We will arrive from 4 pm on Thursday, 9 July. Don’t worry if you are running late, or are coming straight from work; if you do want to catch the short introduction to the exhibition from Fruitmarket staff, this will be at 5 pm. Luckily, we don’t have to go far for our refreshment: we will just pop into the cafe at the Fruitmarket for drinks when we finish, before heading along to the Devil’s Advocate when the Gallery closes at 6pm.

The installation at the Fruitmarket is a pretty big deal, so do join us to explore it. In their own words, ‘Barlow’s exhibition sets out to ‘turn the Gallery upside down’. A new series of large sculptures engulf The Fruitmarket Gallery in art, spilling from the upper gallery over the staircase and into the ground floor, enticing the visitor from the street and into a new world.’ Using everyday materials, such as  plywood, cardboard, fabric, plasterpaint and plastic, Barlow’s installation has taken over the Gallery space, with work specially made for this exhibition.

Whether you are a regular visitor at the Fruitmarket, a keen enthusiast of some of Scotland’s earlier monumental sculpture, or are just dipping your toe into the world of contemporary art for the first time, this is a great opportunity to meet colleagues and peers to chat art, gallery spaces, and sculpture past, present, and future. All are welcome, and no previous knowledge is required: please spread the word!

The Fruitmarket has some really great resources that you can explore before your visit, including online curator’s lectures. You can listen to the most recent lecture here, or explore the programme further on their blog.

You can find out about our past #DrinkingAboutMuseums events here on our blog, and stay up to date on the latest news by following MGS on Twitter: @MuseumsGalScot

And hey: Look at these great people #DrinkingAboutMuseums in April! We hope to see you there this time!

Who WOULDN'T want to hang out and chat art with these cool people?
Who WOULDN’T want to hang out and chat art with these cool people?


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