Aubrey Beardsley at Tate Britain – Exhibition Tour | Tate
This film of the Tate Britain exhibition Aubrey Beardsley was produced during the period of lockdown in the United Kingdom, when Tate’s galleries were closed. Join the exhibition’s curators Caroline Corbeau-Parsons and Alice Insley as they discuss the iconic illustrator's short and scandalous career.
Before his untimely death aged twenty-five, British artist Beardsley produced over a thousand illustrations. He drew everything from legendary tales featuring dragons and knights, to explicit scenes of sex and debauchery. His fearless attitude to art continues to inspire creatives more than a century after his death.
Aubrey Beardsley reopened at Tate Britain on the 27 July 2020 and has been extended until 20 September 2020. Read more about the exhibition here: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on.
Tate Britain is the oldest of the four Tate galleries, situated on the banks of the Thames in London close to Westminster and the Houses of Parliament. Opened in 1897 as the National Gallery of British Art, Tate Britain showcases British art from the 16th century until today.
Judder Shudder at Tate St Ives
This performance of Judder Shudder by Jonathan Baldock and Florence Peake was produced in 2018 as part of Tate St Ives’s evening programme.
The performance begins with a solo performance by Peake, who starts a quivering movement propelled by private internal images and a relationship to weight into the ground. This shaking sets off a ripple effect that spills into neighbouring galleries within Tate St Ives, where costumes and sculptures by Baldock become animated through movement and sounds choreographed by Peake.
Inspired by the theatricality of renowned British artist Barbara Hepworth’s wheeled plinths in her studio in St Ives, the performance blurs sculpture, costume and performer to create an act of absurd ritualism, at once humorous and tense, light and dark.
Tate St Ives is located in the former fishing village of St Ives, on the Cornish coast in the far south west of the United Kingdom. The town’s artistic connections date back to Victorian times when numerous artists came to St Ives to paint, attracted by its special quality of light. Overlooking the beach, the gallery’s programme includes art from Tate’s collection with a special focus on artists associated with the town.