20 February 2019
A major retrospective of the war photographer Don McCullin at Tate Britain showcases his images from Vietnam, Northern Ireland and more recently Syria alongside pictures of poverty in the East End and working-class life in northern England. McCullin’s trajectory is key to the level of emotion that I feel when I see his landscapes There’s […]
25 October 2018
I have various reasons for being interested in Edward Burne-Jones. Some are purely personal. For example, I happen to live in the area of West London where Burne-Jones spent thirty years of his adult life.
24 September 2018
Before I go any further, let me note that, on the very day this iteration of the annual Turner Prize exhibition was revealed to the press, a review in the Evening Standard hailed it as “thrilling”.
7 June 2018
Aftermath is at last a good solid show at Tate Britain, rather than something anxiously politically correct, and equally anxious to demonstrate just how goody-two-shoes the Tate brand has become.
30 May 2018
Two celebrated series of Pre-Raphaelite paintings will be brought together in their entirety for Tate Britain’s Burne-Jones retrospective this autumn.
8 May 2018
1968 was a turning point for protest history and a flashpoint in modern society.
26 April 2018
London: Tate Britain has announced the 2018 shortlist for the Turner Prize on their website, this evening 25 April.
2 March 2018
The 20th century saw God lose his central role within the scheme of human belief and philosophy.
Martin Boyce the Turner Prize-winning artist has been commissioned to create a new installation outside Tate Britain.
Trying to get hold of Rachel Whiteread to talk about her new exhibition at Tate Britain, her largest to date is rather like attempting to gain an audience at the White House.
18 July 2017
Tate Britain brings together over 100 important works by Impressionist masters such as Monet, Tissot, Pissarro, and others for a blockbuster exhibition this Autumn.
31 May 2017
The David Hockney retrospective that just finished running at Tate Britain has drawn 478,082 visitors past the gate. This makes it the most visited exhibition ever held at the gallery on Millbank, either in its time as the Tate Gallery or since it became Tate Britain in 2000.
28 April 2017
The other night I went to the private view of Lucy Beech and Edward Thomasson’s performance that forms part of Tate Britain’s Art Now, an ongoing series of contemporary exhibitions.
Imagine in 1988 the public furore if the Tate had hosted an exhibition of queer British art – marking the 21st anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act, which decriminalised private homosexual acts between men over 21 in England and Wales.
10 February 2017
David Hockney’s iPad paintings are currently being broadcast across the UK on large, public screens to mark the opening of his Tate Britain retrospective. From Thursday 9 February, millions of people in the UK will see an animation of Hockney’s brushstrokes building to reveal a painting in his inimitable style. The work – Untitled, 382 – depicts his garden in Los Angeles and this will be its European premiere.
8 February 2017
It seems a long time since Tate Britain had a real blockbuster show. Even the Turner Prize, once a focus of popular attention, has received less and less publicity recently, to the point where the dissidents of the Stuckist Movement can no longer be bothered to picket it, even when the annual prize exhibition is held here in London, and not banished to some deserving gallery in the provinces.
David Hockney unveils his first retrospective at Tate Britain opening to the public 9th February.
28 October 2016
The elegant new Paul Nash retrospective just opened at Tate Britain offers a welcome contrast to some of the dismal offerings that have been unveiled there in the recent past. It celebrates an important British artist and does so in a thoroughgoing way.
TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s leading art and antiques fair, has announced that Penelope Curtis the former Director of Tate Britain will be curating the third edition of TEFAF Curated. The director of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon will host a selected group of galleries each exhibiting works by contemporary artists on the theme of the reclining or recumbent […]
Edward Lucie-Smith’s excellent article in Artlyst posed the problem of what to do with Tate Britain, now that Tate Modern has become, “the epicentre of the booming global contemporary art world.“ It simply can’t compete with either the Tate Modern, or the National Gallery in terms of size and sits uncomfortably between the past and […]
Tate Britain is presenting an exhibition of Paul Nash, the largest exhibition of the artist’s work for a generation. Paul Nash is one of the most distinctive and important British artists of the 20th century. Renowned as a war artist in both the First and Second World Wars, the exhibition will further reveal Nash’s work from his earliest […]
Tate Britain presents the first UK show to focus exclusively on queer British art, marking the 50 year anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. Featuring works from the Pre-Raphaelites to Francis Bacon, the show explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed. Deeply personal and intimate works […]
The Turner Prize was set up in 1984 and remains one of the best-known prizes for the visual arts The prize is awarded to an artist for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the preceding year. Each year, an independent jury is selected to judge the prize. They draw up the shortlist after […]