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Rare two-sided painting by Aubrey Beardsley on display in Tate Britain exhibition

Aubrey Beardsley is best-known for his black and white, often erotic, illustrations that shocked the masses in the late 1800s. An upcoming exhibition of his works will include his only attempt at oil painting called Caprice (c. 1894) and a surprise gem: its verso. Underpaintings are fairly common when you start examining works but having […]

Tate posts a £40k ‘Head of Coffee’ job and faces backlash over low curator pay

Despite the backlash, Tate has defended its latest job posting for a head of coffee role with a salary of nearly £40,000, slightly more than the average salary of a London-based curator. Criticism of the role highlights how low museum wages are. According to Glassdoor, the average annual salary for a curator based in London […]

Steve McQueen’s Year 3 project takes over Tate and tube

Standing on the Northern Line southbound platform at Mornington Crescent early in the morning, you’re greeted with a familiar sight. Amongst the mundane advertisements, you’ll find a class photo much like the kind you could find in anyone’s primary school yearbook. A few rows of children flank their teachers before a school bulletin board. The […]

’William Blake’ at Tate Britain is unique, wonderful, sometimes odd, and a must see

Following William Blake’s rather unsuccessful exhibition in 1809, the Examiner reported his works to be ‘[a] farrago of nonsense, unintelligibleness, and egregious vanity, the wild effusions of a distempered brain.’ Things could not be more different for Blake’s recently opened exhibition at Tate Britain, the largest retrospectives of his works in nearly 20 years. Simply […]

Tate Britain features John Hoyland in ‘Spotlight’ series

Sometimes, to get the feel for an artist’s progression as they develop through their career, you don’t need to look at hundreds of works. Sometimes, it only takes a few as is the case of one of Tate Britain’s newest exhibitions of works by British artist John Hoyland. Six works by Hoyland (1934-2011) went on […]

Tate Modern edges out British Museum for top attendance spot

Drum roll, please… Recently, Visit England, a tourism organization, released the findings of their survey assessing what museums were most popular in 2018. The report found that Tate Modern saw an increase of four percent in attendance allowing it to overtake the British Museum as the most visited museum last year. Tate Modern is one […]

Photos of school children to appear on London billboards as per Steve McQueen’s Tate initiative

Hundreds of billboards around London will soon be showing photographs by Steve McQueen. The photos will be of school children from primary schools around the country as part of a large outdoor exhibition to come at the end of the year. The billboard project is expected to take place during the first two weeks of […]