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Art and design – What’s on at Tate Modern Tate Modern is a family of four art galleries holding the UK’s collection of British art and is found in this country’s capital, London. It is situated on the South Bank just by the Millennium Bridge and is open from 10:00am till 6:00pm Sunday to Thursday and 10:00am till 10:00pm Friday to Saturday. Admission is free, although a charge is made for special exhibitions. There is also a restaurant and a cafe for refreshments.

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The Tate Modern holds the national collection of British art from the 1500s through to today. It also has a lot of international and contemporary art. The Tate Modern has a vast collection of art including nearly 70,000 artworks by over 3,000 different artists and the collection is growing every year.

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Not only does the Tate Modern have a big collection open all year round, but it also has specific exhibitions dedicated to one artist’s works. Here are some of this year’s highlights. 

Damien Hirst – 4th April to 9th September 2012

Migrations – 31st January to 12th August 2012

Alighiero Boetti: Game plan – 28th February to 27th May 2012

Picasso & Modern British art – 15th February to 15th July 2012

All of the Extra exhibitions cost.


A summer of Art in the North East If you are unable to go far to view amazing art in galleries like Tate Modern there are many local art galleries in the North-East. For example:

Laing Art Gallery (Newcastle) The Laing art gallery is the home of some interesting works of art and sculptures and is known for having some of the biggest names from history to modern.

Baltic (Newcastle) Shipley (Gateshead) The Shipley art gallery is a great place to rewind, relax and discover the amazing range of art and design that the Shipley has to offer on show in the friendly surrounding of the gallery.

Opus Gallery Opus Gallery is a good place to see beautiful objects in a stylish and intimate space. Opus specialises in a vast range of British art and crafts, the gallery also provides a lovely chance the browse fro a special handmade gift or you could purchase the next adornment for your home.

Northern Print (Ouseburn)



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