Rio is a bronze sculpture created by the pre-eminent Scottish artist Eduardo Paolozzi (1924 – 2005) on loan to Hospitalfield from the Hunterian in Glasgow. We are delighted to be collaborating with the team at The Hunterian, University of Glasgow to make this major loan possible with the support of The Paolozzi Foundation. Commissioned in 1964 by the Dundee collector of surrealist art, Gabrielle Keiller, the work is an outstanding example of Paolozzi’s art works exploring the connections between humans and machines.
Rio is in the Garden at Hospitalfield until October 2023 and a programme of events will begin in Autumn 2022. Rio is the Annual Sculpture Exhibition for 2022-23. The Garden at Hospitalfield is open from Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm.
News of the sculpture has featured in the UK edition of The Times, The Metro, The Scotsman, STV news and more.