The Tanks were previously used to store oil when the gallery was a power station. These huge circular spaces in the foundations of the Switch House have kept their rough, industrial feel to now house new art.
No longer generating electricity, the Tanks generate ideas, creative energy and new possibilities for artists and audiences. These raw, industrial, subterranean spaces, each measuring over thirty metres across and seven metres high are the world’s first museum galleries permanently dedicated to exhibiting live art, performance, installation and film.
Visit this fascinating interactive light installation that responds to movement
Sink into a beanbag and enjoy this video installation parodying generic TV soap operas
Experience this evocative sound installation which explores the passing of time
Experience this early example of interactive electronic art, which responds to sound