5 June 2022

Cornelia Parker A Conceptual And Sculptural Vision Tate Britain – Lee Sharrock

Cornelia Parker’s inaugural survey show in London spans a 35-year period, from the 1980s through to 2022…

2 June 2022

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Hew Locke And The Christian Roots Of Carnival – Tate Britain – Revd Jonathan Evens

The word carnival derives from Latin expressions meaning either to remove meat or say farewell to meat. These indicate the Christian roots of carnival which are to be found in the period leading up the fasts of Lent.

18 May 2022

Sensuous Sickert and Philpot Two Major UK Solo Exhibitions – Rev Jonathan Evens

The first major exhibition of Glyn Philpot R.A. (1884-1937) in almost 40 years is currently at Pallant House Gallery, while Tate Britain has the first major retrospective of Walter Sickert at Tate in over 60 years. The differences and similarities between these two artists whose careers overlapped are instructive.

14 April 2022

Cornelia Parker To Mount Major Survey Of Her Work At Tate Britain

This May, Tate Britain will present the first significant survey of work by Cornelia Parker in London. Parker is one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists.

5 April 2022

Walter Sickert A Complex Personality Evolved On Canvas – Tate Britain

Tate Britain will present London’s biggest retrospective of Walter Sickert (1860-1942) in almost 30 years.

5 December 2021

Diasporan Identities: Life Between Islands Caribbean British Art – Tate Britain – Revd Jonathan Evens 

Stirring it up or creolisation is taken by this exhibition as a defining characteristic of British Caribbean artists.

17 November 2021

Life Between Islands Presents Four Generations Of Caribbean-British Art 

Life Between Islands is a landmark exhibition exploring the extraordinary breadth of Caribbean-British art over four generations.

8 July 2021

Paula Rego Ambiguous Persuasive and Subversive Tate Britain – Marina Vaizey

Paula Rego (b 1935) is an artist who is vividly expressive and imaginative in her use of colour deployed in the service of brilliantly choreographed compositions.

6 May 2021

Paula Rego Retrospective Announced At Tate For Summer

This Summer sees Tate Britain open the largest and most comprehensive retrospective of the work of Paula Rego.

11 January 2021

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London Galleries and Museums: The Lights Are On But No One’s Home – Steve Daszko

Lockdown II – When the first lockdown started in March last year, Tate, like all Art Galleries, suffered financially.

16 December 2020

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Lets The Paint Tell The Story – James Payne

Fly In League With The Night, at Tate Britain covers Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s work from her graduation in 2003 to the present day, with some paintings made during lockdown. 

29 October 2020

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Presents Her First Major Survey At Tate Britain

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye Presents Her First Major Survey Tate Britain

29 October 2020

JMW Turner: Narrating A Modern World – Tate Britain – Edward Lucie-Smith

There can be no doubt that the new show devoted to Turner at Tate Britain is a meaty affair. The gallery is fortunate in the fact that a great deal of Turner’s legacy is in its own possession, and that other British galleries also own important examples of his work. In present circumstances, with the coronavirus still raging, this will have saved the organisers a great deal of trouble.

28 September 2020

25 August 2020

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Turner’s Modern World Explored At Tate Britain

Tate Britain will present a landmark exhibition Turner’s Modern World, dedicated to JMW Turner (1775-1851), exploring what it meant to be a modern artist during his lifetime, this Autumn.

2 July 2020

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Turner Prize Bursaries 10 Artists Revealed

Tate Britain has announced the ten artists who will each receive one-off £10,000 bursaries in place of this year’s Turner Prize: Arika, Liz Johnson Artur, Oreet Ashery, Shawanda Corbett, Jamie Crewe, Sean Edwards, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Ima-Abasi Okon, Imran Perretta and Alberta Whittle.

4 March 2020

Aubrey Beardsley: A Sensual Sometimes Erotic Divertissement – Edward Lucie-Smith

As the exhibition catalogue notes, the Beardsley show that just opened at Tate Britain is the first comprehensive survey of his work to have found a place there, since an exhibition of his drawings in 1924. That is to say, very nearly a century ago.

9 February 2020

British Baroque: Vintage National Triumphalism – Tate Britain – Edward Lucie Smith

Entering the new British Baroque show (as one does) from Tate Britain’s central upstairs space, currently, home to a multitude of group photographs of pupils in London primary schools is to enter a different world. Different socially, different aesthetically. Above all, different, in the attitudes, the event expresses concerning what visual art is about.

19 November 2019

Steve McQueen: Year 3 – Tate Britain – Edward Lucie-Smith

I increasingly get the feeling that the two London Tates are struggling to know what to do with the huge central spaces that are a characteristic feature of both buildings. The new show at Tate Britain – Steve McQueen: Year 3 – is symptomatic of this, though it is in many ways a more successful solution to the problem than some of the previous ones.

12 November 2019

Steve McQueen Unveils Year 3 Project At Tate Britain

Steve McQueen the Turner Prize-winning artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker has together with Tate Britain, Artangel and A New Direction, launched an ambitious project using the medium of the traditional school class photograph.

24 September 2019

Mark Leckey: The Power of Bleakness – Tate Britain – Edward Lucie-Smith

Having just opened an exhibition devoted to the work of William Blake, who is, for all his eccentricities, a representation of art as we used to know it, Tate Britain has now

14 September 2019

William Blake: Personal Realms Of Fantasy – Edward Lucie-Smith

William Blake is one of the heroes of British art. In some ways, however, his work fits uncomfortably into the current establishment set up.