Harwich Lighthouse, ?exhibited 1820, John Constable, Tate: Presented by Miss Isabel Constable as the gift of Maria Louisa, Isabel and Lionel Bicknell Constable 1888. Photo: Tate
Harwich Lighthouse, exhibited 1820, John Constable, Tate: Presented by Miss Isabel Constable as the gift of Maria Louisa, Isabel and Lionel Bicknell Constable 1888. Photo: Tate

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Relaxed Visit – Light: Works from Tate's Collection

Exhibition

Visit Light: Works from Tate's Collection in a relaxed environment.

Suited for visitors with ASD, sensory sensitivities or anyone who would benefit from a quieter and less busy setting, our relaxed visit gives you a chance to explore this groundbreaking exhibition in an environment that suits you. These sessions are presented in consultation with AMAZE.

Relaxed visits

  • have reduced visitor numbers in the exhibition
  • additional staff
  • have a dedicated quiet room & meltdown room.

About the Exhibition

Curated by Tate in the UK and drawn from their prestigious collection, 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.

Connected by their fascination with light as both material and subject, more than 70 works feature in this exclusive blockbuster exhibition, including must-see historical paintings by iconic artists like the great Romantic painter J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, Wassily Kandinsky and Josef Albers, as well as the atmospheric beauty and transient light effects captured by Impressionist painters Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley.

These extraordinary paintings are juxtaposed against equally groundbreaking works from modern and contemporary artists: Olafur Eliasson’s crystalline sculpture Stardust Particle (2014), Yayoi Kusama’s kaleidoscopic The Passing Winter (2005), James Turrell’s immersive Raemar, Blue (1969), Tacita Dean’s 16mm film Disappearance at Sea (1996) and Liliane Lijn's moving sculpture Liquid Reflections (1968). Viewed collectively, these radiant works draw fascinating links across time, medium and style, projecting light onto the viewer’s body and absorbing them into visions of infinite lustre and luminosity.

Presented alongside our award-winning centrepiece exhibition The Story of the Moving Image, which explores the essential contribution of light to the moving image, this major exhibition from Tate illuminates centuries of artistic practice and uniquely places film in a broader art historical context.

When

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Tickets

Full

$30

Concession

$27

Member

$25

Child

$10

Family (2 adults, 2 children)

$70

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Duration

60 mins

Where

Gallery 4, Lower Level
ACMI, Fed Square

How to get there

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