Tate Gallery today and it was fab - air conditioning! I am not happy in the heat and London right now is hot, high twenties and it is horrid. The Tate has Phyllida Barlow showing "imposing, large scale sculptural installations using inexpensive, everyday materials such as cardboard, fabric, timber, polystyrene, plaster, scrim and cement. Her distinctive work is focused on her experimentation with these materials, to create bold and colourful three-dimensional collages" in the Duveen Gallery. I contrasted that with the Folk Show http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/british-folk-art
which proves the need that people have to make, paint draw beautify and interpret the world around them.
As part of the CONCEPTION, EXECUTION, RECEPTION, show at the RBS, Richard Deacon gave a talk with Isabel Vasseur about 'Nose to Nose, beginning to end'. All three talks have been a fascinating insight into public sculpture, the difficulties as well as the tremendous achievements.