A photograph of an artists' workshop. In the centre is a large workbench with bags of clay piled beneath it. On top of the workbench is a large tan-coloured spherical clay sculpture with three tubular shapes protruding from its top. In the foreground are more vessle-like clay sculptures, ranging from burnt black to pale grey in colour. In the background, the walls of the workshop are covered in dark wooden shelves which are filled with terra cotta roof tiles. To the far right of the image, a white folding door is left ajar.

Theaster Gates: A Clay Sermon

Audio described in-house.

An audio described tour of Whitechapel Gallery’s major exhibition ‘Theaster Gates: A Clay Sermon’, for blind and partially sighted visitors.

‘A Clay Sermon’ is an exposition of the significance of clay, its material and spiritual legacies. Bringing together research, ideas, process and production, this exhibition surveys works by Gates across two decades from his early hand-thrown pots to his large-scale Afro-Mingei sculptures. It explores craft, labour, performance and racial identity; the use of clay in building communities of knowledge, its role in colonialism and global trade and the ceremonial and ritual use of ceramics.

Focusing on key works, this tour will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, allowing time for an introduction followed by a tour of the exhibition.

Book by emailing [email protected] or calling the information desk on 0207 522 7888.

Event image: A photograph of an artists’ workshop. In the centre is a large workbench with bags of clay piled beneath it. On top of the workbench is a large tan-coloured spherical clay sculpture with three tubular shapes protruding from its top. In the foreground are more vessle-like clay sculptures, ranging from burnt black to pale grey in colour. In the background, the walls of the workshop are covered in dark wooden shelves which are filled with terra cotta roof tiles. To the far right of the image, a white folding door is left ajar.

Image courtesy of Theaster Gates. Photo: Chris Strong.

Please note that the audio description for this performance is not delivered by VocalEyes. Every effort has been made to ensure that these details are correct; however, please do double-check with the venue for the availability of introductory notes and touch tours when booking.

Booking contact number 0207 522 7888 Booking contact email [email protected]

Venue

Whitechapel Gallery

77-82 Whitechapel High StLondonE1 7QX
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