ALL HAIL THE NEW TATE BRITAIN

Photo by Samuel John Butt

Whether we’re lacking inspiration or craving a little arty respite, the Tate Britain has become every Topshop girls’ go-to gallery. So, when we heard the grand building in London’s very fancy Pimlico was getting a serious renovation we were more than excited. You might have noticed the pillared entrance on the Thames has been closed off for quite some time but on Monday night the gallery finally unveiled it’s facelift with VIP party for the art world’s elite, flowing food and drink and DJ sets by the likes of Mount Kimbie.

John Singer Sargent, Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, 1885-1886

After getting our nails done by the WAH! Nails girls – who were turning the art world hot for nail art! – and dancing to the Dazed curated playlist, we wandered around the newly fashion space to see what had changed. The truth is, not very much had changed, but rather the renovation has brought a lot more love to the older parts of the building that were built in 1893. Awesome bits to look out for when you’re visiting the space are the jaw-dropping central staircase and the new chronological order of the paintings – art history made simples!

Photo by Helene Binet

The great thing about Tate Britain isn’t just that great masters and artists who house the walls – Milton, Hockney, Turner, Bacon, etc – but the events that have been popping up through the gallery. On Saturday 23rd the gallery hosts a public House Warming party with a DJ set from Alexis Taylor and a fashion workshop from Emma Yeo and on 6th December we’ll be throwing our hand in the air for another Late at Tate Britain night with Warp Records.

See you there Saturday, yeah?

As part of the Tate’s Fashion Meets Art videos see designer’s Preen talk about their love for David Hockney’s Splash painting.