Heather Phillipson - Pangaea Sculptors' Centre

By lucy, April 1, 2021

18. Heather Phillipson_THE END_fourth plinth sketch

Public Commissions and Collaborations: Heather Phillipson

Live in-conversation with Elizabeth Neilson (Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre), Wednesday 12 May 2021, 6pm


Heather Phillipson spoke about her experience of working on two recent public commissions: THE END, for the Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square (2020-22), and RUPTURE NO 1: blowtorching the bitten peach, commissioned for the Tate Britain Duveen Galleries in 2021.



Heather Phillipson works across video, sculpture, installation, music, drawing, digital media and poetry. Forthcoming and recent solo exhibitions include: RUPTURE NO 1: blowtorching the bitten peach, Tate Britain Duveen Galleries commission (2021); THE END, for the Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square (2020-22); VOLTA, an online audio work, commissioned by Art on the Underground to coincide with the Fourth Plinth (2020); a major exhibition at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2018) and a vast commission for Art on the Underground’s flagship site at Gloucester Road underground station (2018). Forthcoming and recent group exhibitions include: new commissions for the Shanghai Biennale (2021), British Art Show 9 (2021-22), Sharjah Biennial 14 and the Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin (both 2019) and an online work for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2018). Phillips received the Film London Jarman Award in 2016, the European Short Film Festival selection from the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2018 and is also an award-winning poet. A monograph on her work was published by Prestel in 2020.

THE END, artist’s collage, 2016, courtesy the artist