The Deluge, exhibited 1805, Joseph Mallord William Turner. Tate- Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. Photo- Tate
The Deluge (detail) exhibited 1805, Joseph Mallord William Turner. Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. Photo: Tate

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Light: ACMI Curator Tour


Join ACMI Curator Laura Castagnini for a special in-gallery tour before you explore the Light: Works from Tate's Collection exhibition after hours.

Discover the stories, techniques and history of key artworks in the exhibition through an in-gallery tour with ACMI Curator Laura Castagnini, followed by a chance to explore the exhibition in an exclusive after-hours viewing session.

About the exhibition

Light: Works from Tate’s Collection celebrates groundbreaking moments from over 200 years of art history, and the artists who harnessed this elemental force through painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, installation and the moving image. Featured artworks include iconic paintings by J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, Claude Monet and Wassily Kandinsky, and contemporary artworks by Yayoi Kusama, James Turrell and Tacita Dean.


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40 mins


Full $50
Concession $44
ACMI Members $40

Price includes exhibition ticket

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Meet at the Ground Floor ticket desk (near the Flinders Street entrance) 5 minutes before the tour begins.

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About Laura Castagnini

Laura Castagnini is Curator at ACMI. Prior to ACMI, Laura worked as Assistant Curator, Modern and Contemporary British Art at Tate in London, where she curated monographic displays of Lubaina Himid and Liliane Lijn as well as assisted on major exhibitions including Frank Bowling’s first retrospective. She holds a Master of Arts (Art History) from the University of Melbourne and has received numerous grants and awards for her research on feminist and queer art.

The Passing Winter, 2005, Yayoi Kusama. Tate: Purchased with funds provided by the Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee 2008. © Yayoi Kusama. Photo: Tate

Light: Works from Tate's Collection

Exhibition | 16 Jun – 13 Nov 2022

From Turner to Kusama, celebrate the groundbreaking artists who harnessed the elemental force of light over 200 years of art history.

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