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17:30 - 19:00 5 November 2014

William Townsend Memorial Lecture 2014: Phyllida Barlow


Christopher Ingold Auditorium | Christopher Ingold Building (link Map)
20 Gordon Street | London | WC1H 0AJ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Phyllida Barlow, Artist & Sculptor, Phyllida Barlow studied at The Slade from 1963-66, and after joining the staff in the late 1960s, taught there until 2009. She is represented by Hauser & Wirth gallery and has exhibited extensively. Recent exhibitions include Des Moines Art Centre, the New Museum in New York, the Serpentine Gallery, this year’s Venice Biennale and the Carnegie International. She became a Royal Academician in 2011 and lives and works in London.The sculptor unveiled her largest and most ambitious work in London to date for the Tate Britain Commission 2014. The annual commission invites artists to make work in response to Tate’s collection of British and international art and to the grand spaces of the Duveen Galleries at the heart of Tate Britain.

The Slade School of Fine Art is delighted to announce that Phyllida Barlow, artist and Emerita Professor of Fine Art, will be speaking at The William Townsend Lecture 2014.

Please arrive at 17:00 for a prompt 17:30 start. The lecture will be followed by Q&A and a drinks reception

The William Townsend lecture series has been hosted as a public lecture by the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL since 1974. William Townsend is known as a significant landscape painter. His work encompasses Italy, France, Egypt and Tunisia, but he is best known for his English and Canadian landscape paintings, as well as his contribution to art education in both these countries.


Rebecca Irwin
+44 (0)20 7679 7040 | slade.enquiries@ucl.ac.uk


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