3 September 2013

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Tate Purchases Martin Creed’s Turner Prize Winning Light Installation

The Tate has acquired Martin Creed’s Turner Prize winning installation ‘No 227: The lights going on and off’ It will now be added to the gallery’s permanent collection. Consisting of an empty room where lights are switched on and off every five seconds, it caused quite a stir when it was first exhibited in 2001. […]

22 July 2013

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Tate Chair Lord Browne Calls For New Arts Funding Model

Chair of the Tate, Lord Browne of Madingley recently spoke at the Royal Society of Arts arguing we need to adopt a new model of funding which strikes a balance between state funding and private philanthropy. The history of philanthropy shows that state provision is only a recent phenomenon. From ancient Greece to Andrew Carnegie, […]

21 June 2013

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Worlds Largest Publicly Led Art Exhibition Launched For Summer

Members of the public can choose great British artworks to be part of the world’s largest art exhibition, on view on streets around the UK this summer, by selecting their favourite work from a list published on 21 June on artweverywhere.org.uk. To help bring extraordinary art to billboards and bus-stops across Britain the public can […]

5 November 2012

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Danny Boyle Joins Artists To Stop Henry Moore Sculpture Sale

We reported on 8 October that a Henry Moore sculpture titled Draped Seated Woman was to be sold by Tower Hamlets council to pay for frontline services. The work of art was originally sold by Moore, an active Socialist, at a fraction of its market value, on the understanding that it would be displayed in […]

30 September 2012

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William Scott Retrospective Exhibition To Tour UK In 2013

To mark the centenary of the birth of the internationally acclaimed modern painter William Scott (1913-1989),  the Tate St Ives, in association with Hepworth Wakefield and Ulster Museum, Belfast,  will be featuring an important retrospective exhibition. This will be the first major exhibition of the artist in the UK for over 20 years.  Commencing in […]

29 July 2012

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Tate’s Lost Art Gallery Resurrects Emins Momart Fire Tent

Art is sometimes lost. History is riddled with stories of how museums and galleries around the world have had works stolen, destroyed or misplaced. Sometimes thousands of pieces of art have suffered this fate. In other cases works of art have been carelessly left in the wrong place and discarded by the cleaners. Times of […]

16 July 2012

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Tate’s Tanks Take To Task Sung Hwan Kim

The Korean performance artist Sung Hwan Kim is the first artist to be commissioned for an installation in ‘The Tanks’, Tate Modern’s new galleries permanently dedicated to performance and film. The exhibition is supported by Sotheby’s and is unveiled from 18 July to 28 October. Kim is known for his interdisciplinary work, incorporating installation, video, […]

7 June 2012

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Government U Turn On Charitable Donations Encourages Philanthropists

The Culture Minister Ed Vaizey was at the Tate Britain last week to welcome a major donation of British Art by prominent collectors and philanthropists Mercedes and Ian Stoutzker. The Stoutzker’s gift includes works by Jacob Epstein, David Hockney, Lucien Freud (pictured left) and Rachel Whiteread. “This is an extraordinarily generous and significant gift to […]

10 May 2012

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Tate Reveals Chagall, Lichtenstein & LS Lowry Exhibitions For 2013

Tate has revealed details of its exhibition programme for 2013, and top of the bill are shows for LS Lowry, Roy Lichtenstein and Marc Chagall. Artworks by William Scott, Gary Hume and Paul Klee have also been promised. Tate Britain is to play host to LS Lowry’s landscapes in the very first show of his […]

16 April 2012

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Marianne Faithfull Co-Curates Exhibition At Tate Liverpool

New show includes works by Robert Mapplethorpe and Richard Long The iconic singer-songwriter actress Marianne Faithfull is the latest co-curator in the acclaimed DLA Piper Series at Tate Liverpool. Faithfull has worked with the curatorial team at Tate Liverpool to select works from the Tate Collection for a new display entitled Innocence and Experience which […]

23 March 2012

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Brazil Trumps London & New York Exhibition Attendance Figures

Details of The Art Newspaper’s Museum Attendance have today been released on the web The survey reveals the top ten most attended museums of 2011, as well as detailing a massive growth in museum attendance overall, with the top ten shows of 2011 needing almost  7,000 visitors a day to make the cut, compared the […]

5 March 2012

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Tate Purchases Ai Weiwei Sunflower Seeds Installation

Acquisition secures groundbreaking installation for British collection Tate Modern has acquired the Turbine Hall installation by Chinese dissident artist, Ai Weiwei. The sculpture titled,” Sunflower Seeds 2010″ is a work made up of ten tonnes of porcelain sunflower seed husks, approximately eight million in number, each intricately hand-crafted by skilled artisans. The work has been […]

19 December 2011

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Tate Weigh Up Dropping BP Sponsorship In 2012

Tate, NPG, BM and ROH sign partnership deal with BP for a further five years Over the past few months the Tate board of trustees have debated the future of BP as a gallery sponsor. On the 19 December they concluded it was in the interest of the organisation to keep cosy with the oil […]

16 December 2011

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Tate Gallery Journeys Into British Art

“Migrations” A New Exhibition Explores Artists Van Dyck To Steve McQueen In January 2012 Tate Britain presents an exhibition exploring how British art has been shaped by migration. Featuring artists from Van Dyck, Whistler and Mondrian to Steve McQueen and Francis Alÿs, Migrations traces not only the movement of artists, but the circulation of art […]

26 November 2011

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Banksy Not Nominated For Turnip Prize 2011

Prestigious Turnip Prize Artists Spotlighted as Banksy fails to make final Banksy the Oscar-nominated filmmaker and graffiti artist has missed out being shortlisted for this years Turnip prize. It would have been his fifth nomination. The work submitted in a gaudy gilt frame is one of his stick figures with text reading, ‘Is Crap art […]

16 November 2011

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Tate broke Deathbed Promise Says J.M.W. Turner Heir

Hypocritical Turner descendent demands that J.M.W. Turner’s scattered paintings be exhibited together in one place A descendent of J.M.W. Turner is to petition parliament to force the Royal Academy and Tate to fulfil the painter’s final wishes – to display all of Turner’s paintings, which he bequeathed to the nation, together in one place. Ray Turner, […]

14 November 2011

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Tate Spearheads Global Warming Initiative

Nicholas Serota, Tate galleries director, implores art galleries to turn down heat to prevent climate change The Tate galleries director, Nicholas Serota, is leading the charge to make art galleries cut temperature and humidity levels. Current rules and regulations for gallery temperature and humidity are not only expensive, Serota argues;  they are also harming the […]

6 October 2011

Barry Flanagan Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man

Review – This autumn, the Tate pays tribute to one of Britain’s art pioneers – Barry Flanagan (1941-2009). Achieving international renown for his bonze hare pyramid sculptures, gracing prominent public spaces around the world (including NYC’s Park Avenue in the mid-1990s), Flanagan has entered the canon as a one trip pony. This major Tate Britain […]

29 August 2011

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Tate Told To Sort Bullying

Trustees order management to get workplace under control Something is not quite right within the seemingly idyllic Tate Organization, as gallery attendants accuse senior and middle managers of bullying. Cutbacks and replacement staff are to blame for internal friction within the large art organisation. A few months ago the case was so bad that the […]

6 August 2011

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John Hoyland RA Painter Dies At 76

John Hoyland British Abstract Painter (1934 – 2011) The British abstract painter John Hoyland has died age 76. He was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire and educated at Leighton Park School, before going onto study at Sheffield School of Art and later the Royal Academy Schools. In 1959, influenced by the American abstract painters Mark Rothko […]

1 February 2011

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Google Art Project Takes Tate Britain and National Gallery Online

Google, The Internet colossus has now turned its technical innovation to Art. Their latest offering is called, Art Project, a web portal devoted to putting the world’s great museums online. Collaborating with 17 international Museums and Galleries, including the Metropolitan and MoMA in New York, the Uffizi in Italy , the Hermitage in Russia, as […]

6 October 2010

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Visitors To UK Museums Break All Records

A record number of visitors crossed the threshold of the UK’s national museums this summer, once again reinforcing the need to keep admissions to galleries in the UK free. The new survey shows that, 5.7 million people visited UK national museums in August 2010 representing an increase of 11% from August 2009. Over 809,443 people […]