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Tate Britain forgoes 2020 Turner Prize to support 10 artists with £10k bursaries

Tate Britain announced today that the 2020 edition of the Turner Prize has been called off, like so many things this year, due to COVID-19. Though the Prize, which offers a top prize of £25,000 accompanied by three £5,000 prizes for each runners up, won’t go on in its usual manner, Tate Britain will instead […]

‘Aubrey Beardsley’

A draughtsman and an illustrator whose life and career were cut short, Aubrey Beardsley was nothing short of shocking to his late-Victorian counterparts. His black and white prints were provocative and at Tate Britain, more than 200 of Beardsley’s works will be on view.

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 […]