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British Sign Language Tour

Sat 16 Feb 2019

14:30 FREE

Join us for a free British Sign Language tour of Turner Contemporary's Spring exhibition A place that exists only in moonlight: Katie Paterson & JMW Turner

"A new exhibition boldly goes where no artist has gone before... What’s remarkable about the exhibition — at least, one remarkable thing among many — is how coherent it is, and how consistent, conceptually and aesthetically." - The Times

A place that only exists in moonlight: Katie Paterson & JMW Turner presents the largest UK exhibition of Scottish artist Katie Paterson to date, paired with a group of works by JMW Turner.

Over the last 10 years, Katie Paterson has developed an extraordinary and unique practice. She has worked with NASA to recreate the smell of Saturn’s moon, Titan, and the European Space Agency to send a meteorite back into space. Paterson (born 1981, Glasgow) first captured imaginations in one of her earliest works, Vatnajökull (the sound of). From anywhere in the world you could call a mobile phone number to be connected to a rapidly eroding glacier in Iceland and listen to it melting.

Like Paterson, JMW Turner was fascinated by the sublime wonder of nature, capturing the changing and atmospheric qualities of light, air and weather in his paintings, while also being deeply curious about science and the physical world. Paterson has selected a group of over 20 Turner watercolours and paintings to be interspersed with her works.


This tour is delivered in British Sign Language by Jason Tennant without an interpreter or voiceover. Jason is a Deaf Role Model and Mentor to Deaf people in the local community. Jason is a Director at Palm Deaf Community Services where he teaches BSL and Deaf Awareness sessions.

Please meet at the front desk.

Register your place on the tour here.

There is limited availability for this event, if you can no longer attend please let us know so that we can offer your place to someone on the waiting list.

If you have any access needs that you would like to let us know about please contact: Ros Fraser, Visitor Experience Manager, or call 01843 233019