Tate to Tate trip 08.02.18

On Saturday 3rd February our sixth form Fine Art students enjoyed a memorable day of live art in the capital.  Enroute to Tate Britain and Tate modern at London’s Millbank and Bankside they enjoyed some memorable sights and sounds of the city.

Westminster’s Tate Britain with its majestic architecture, houses the national collection of British art spanning 1500 to the present day. J M W Turner’s oils and Turner prize winner, Rachel Whiteread’s plaster and resin casts were amongst many works studied.

A short boat trip along the Thames took us past the Houses of Parliament and we glimpsed the enormity of the London Eye before disembarking at Bankside where we were met with the Brutalist architecture of Tate Modern. The expansive and highly popular turbine hall was the perfect backdrop for the interactive commission by the Danish artist’s collective, Superflux.  The new Tanks extension works were immersive and challenging and we experienced digital and sound pieces by John Akomfrah. The Unfinished Conversation 2012 is a three-screen installation that explores the multi-layered and evolving subject of cultural identity.

The day was rounded off with a well-earned evening meal at Pizza Express, as the sun set over the Millennium Bridge before catching the tube to St Pancras International.