Tuesday 13th August


Free, booking essential

This tour is delivered in British Sign Language (BSL) only.

Explore the work, inspirations and ideologies of Portuguese artist Paula Rego in the first major retrospective of the artist's work in England for over 20 years, Paula Rego: Obedience and Defiance. Each tour will cover different works in the exhibition. These events are delivered in BSL only and are suitable for anyone who uses or is learning BSL, led by dance artist and choreographer Chisato Minamimura. 

This exhibition addresses challenging subjects*. Parental and carer discretion may be required.

The selection of works focuses on the moral challenges to humanity, particularly in the face of violence, gender discrimination and political tyranny. There are paintings and etchings related to children sold into slavery in North Africa (1996-98), abortion (1998-2000) and female genital mutilation (from 2009). Many of the images begin with the artist’s Portuguese roots and childhood experiences or respond to current affairs.