A Trip to the Tate Modern!

Refettorio Felix resident artist Michael Crossan and full time mental health worker Tina took a group from the Art Class to the Tate Modern to see the Olafur Eliasson exhibition.

Trips out to an exhibition with Michael and Tina are becoming an exciting and regular part of the Art Class experience. This time the group found themselves Bankside at the Tate Modern to see Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life. This world famous Icelandic artist uses light, water, air and colour to highlight the senses, people around you and the world beyond and is especially known for his large-scale installations. His work covers a variety of mediums and so the group experienced immersive installations, natural phenomena such as rainbows, work using reflections and shadows and even a dramatic new waterfall sculpture outside on the terrace, a tribute to the artist’s iconic installations in Berlin. Key themes include sustainability, the fusion of nature and technology and his ongoing investigation into how we think about and respond to our environment.  It proved an enjoyable but equally thought-provoking day out, thoroughly enjoyed by everyone, and really opened the guests’ eyes to what can be achieved through the power of art.