= The Crawford Arts Review: Until Sunday 05 November, Simeon Barclay; until Sunday 21 January, Rachel Whiteread

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Until Sunday 05 November, Simeon Barclay; until Sunday 21 January, Rachel Whiteread

Let me introduce Tate Britain, the building and its galleries, anew. You already know it? OK, bear with me while I sketch its wonders to any newcomers, mention the free 'Art Now'and introduce the (ticketed) special exhibition celebrating 30 years of the work of Rachel Whiteread.
Fresh from its renovation, the building shines inside and out. From the new black and white stone staircase which opens up the front of the building from entrance hall to basement, the architects have design make this a work of art in itselfFor more details of the artist the architects brought in to work on the entrance, Dezeen. A picture of staircase is shown below. 
The whole of the permanent collection is free to visit. Art Now is also free, a picture shown below. 

There is even more free. The ticketed artist, Rachel Whiteread is showing her 101 spaces free in the Duveen Gallery. And in the corridor by the entrance to her exhibition that is collection of articles from her studio, See pictures shown below. 
There are no fewer than XX or 00 coffee places in the basement. Try the newly renovated Djangoly café : the cakes are little work of art - and oh so edible.

I am not going to try to cover the Whiteread exhibition in this review. But I will leave you with a picture of one of her magisterial works, her staircase,` 

Tate Britain
London SW1
£16.50 FREE for Members
Adult £16.50 (£15 without donation)
Senior £15.50 (£14 without donation)
Concession £14.50 (£13.10 without donation)
Under 12s FREE (up to four per family adult)
Family tickets (two adults and two children 12–18 years) available by telephone or in the gallery


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