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Established in 2000, Tate houses a collection of British, international, and contemporary art. Direct Painting Group was tasked with tiling the Duveen galleries ahead of Anthea Hamilton’s ‘Squash’ exhibition.

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The goal was to create a seamless sea-like ceramic background – combining tiles, structures, sculptures and costumes. Additionally, Tate required a fast-tracked service ahead of the exhibition’s anticipated opening day.


Over 7,000 white ceramic Johnson tiles were laid spanning the length of the Duveen galleries’ terrazzo floor. Also, box-like structures were built and tiled to shelf the exhibitions’ sculptures. We completed all works in 3 weeks programmed with the anticipated schedule and opening.

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