Tate Britain Audio Description: Illumination, London


Price: Free, drop in


Cerith Wyn Evans

Light up your Monday morning and join us in thinking about how artists have depicted and used light in art.

Artists have long harnessed the depiction of light to create theatrical atmospheres or symbolise enlightenment. Used as both subject and medium we will explore the many different ways artists play with light. Found in the Tate collection from historical paintings to the contemporary light installations this tour will explore the use of light in art.
Led by Anna Murray, the talk takes place seated in the gallery. Sighted companions and guide dogs are welcome. Hearing loops and amplifiers for those needing some extra support in the galleries are available.

No booking required. Please join us in the Manton Studio for tea and coffee from 10.30 before the tour. If you have access needs that you would like to let us know about please contact: Anna Murray, Assistant Curator: Access anna.murray@tate.org.uk or call +44 (0)20 7887.

Getting here:

You can book an accessible parking space if required. Please remember you need to book your space before coming. For more information about accessible parking and facilities at Tate Britain please visit our website or call +44 (0)20 7887 8888

Pimlico: Victoria Line, 600 metres approx
Vauxhall: Victoria Line, 850 metres approx
Westminster: Jubilee, District and Circle Lines, 1,200 metres approx

Route 87 stops on Millbank
Routes 88 and C10 stop on John Islip Street
Routes 2, 36, 185, 436 stop on Vauxhall Bridge Road.)

Vauxhall 850 metres approx.
Victoria 1,600 metres approx.

A drop off / pick up point is situated on Millbank, just outside the main entrance.

IMAGE: installation view of Cerith Wyn Evans Tate Britain Commission, 2017 Photo: Joe Humphreys © Tate

hearing loop, amplifyers, wheelchair access, audio desription


Tate Britain, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG