Jesse Darling will be using sculptures, drawings and objects to re-visit the famous story of Saint Jerome and the lion.
According to legend Jerome came face-to-face with a ferocious lion, but instead of recoiling in fear he saw that the lion was actually badly injured by a thorn in its paw. The lion was soon tamed and became Jerome's lifelong companion.
Renaissance artists saw the story as being about Jerome's superior knowledge and his taming of nature. But for Darling it's more about healing, and raises awkward questions about control, captivity and the subjugation of others.
The Ballad of Saint Jerome includes made from everyday objects like mobility canes and loft ladders, that take on the appearance of both wounded and liberated shapes. And by creating sculptures from the cabinets that are usually used to house them, Darling questions how we perceive objects, and how their meaning is assigned by the authority of institutions.
Craig’s review of Tate Britain – “Tate Britain is the one gallery that I've never bothered to visit before today. And the reason is this: I'm lazy. Yeah I know it's a dumb excuse, but it's true. They need to knock it down and move it closer to the train station. You've either got to get off at Vauxhall and walk across the bridge (not doing that), or get a tube to Pimlico (not doing that either), or wa… continued”
The Turner Prize 2018 – 25 Sep 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – The Turner Prize is Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prize, and always has a controversial work (or two) on show.
Burne-Jones exhibition, at Tate Britain – 24 Oct 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – Tate Britain will be putting on a retrospective of work by the last of the Pre-Raphaelites, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones.
Figure Totem Beast — 1950s British Sculpture – 29 Oct 2018 to 4 Feb 2019 – The Tate will looking at the uncompromising sculptures that emerged in Britain after the Second World War.
The photographs of Don McCullin – 5 Feb to 6 May 2019 – An exhibition of 250 photographs by Don McCullin, showing scenes of poverty and war in Vietnam and Northern Ireland.
Poster Girls — A century of art and design – 13 Oct 2017 to 1 Jan 2019 – Poster Girls celebrates the work of female designers who worked for London Transport over the last 100 years
Drop-in Drawing at the National Portrait Gallery – Every Fri – Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.
Sir Richard Wallace — The Collector – 20 Jun 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – The Wallace Collection's new exhibition will highlight the contributions made by the museum's founder, Sir Richard Wallace.
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
If you enjoy Tate Britain then you might like to visit Courtauld Gallery (walk it in 30 mins or catch the tube from Pimlico to Temple), National Gallery (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Pimlico to Charing Cross), National Portrait Gallery (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Pimlico to Charing Cross), Royal Academy of Arts (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Pimlico to Piccadilly Circus) and Wallace Collection (catch the train from Pimlico to Bond Street)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans