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Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread Untitled (Pink Torso), 1995 © Rachel Whiteread
Photo: Seraphina Neville and Mark Heathcote © Tate

Celebrating over 25 years of Rachel Whiteread’s internationally acclaimed sculpture

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One of Britain’s leading contemporary artists, Whiteread uses industrial materials such as plaster, concrete, resin, rubber and metal to cast everyday objects and architectural space. Her evocative sculptures range from the intimate to the monumental.

Born in London in 1963, Whiteread was the first woman to win the Turner Prize in 1993. The same year she made House 1993–1994, a life-sized cast of the interior of a condemned terraced house in London’s East End, which existed for a few months before it was controversially demolished.

This momentous show tracks Whiteread’s career and brings together well-known works such as Untitled (100 Spaces) 1995 and Untitled (Staircase) 2001 alongside new pieces that have never been previously exhibited.

On the lawn outside Tate Britain a new concrete sculpture, Chicken Shed 2017, will sit during the exhibition.

This exhibition is co-organised by Tate and the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

pale blue cast of a pair of doors

Rachel Whiteread
Due Porte 2016
Galleria Lorcan O'Neill (Rome, Italy) © Rachel Whiteread

cast of some stairs in a warehouse with a woman standing in front of it

Rachel Whiteread
Untitled (Stairs) 2001
Tate © Rachel Whiteread
Photo: © Tate (Joe Humphrys)

drippy graphic drawing of some stairs

Rachel Whiteread
Stairs 1995
Private Collection © Rachel Whiteread

cast of a window pane in yellow resin

Rachel Whiteread
Light II 2010
Private Collection © Rachel Whiteread

A resin or wax cast of a beehive

Rachel Whiteread
Untitled (Hive) I 2007–8
Private Collection © Rachel Whiteread

cast of a hot water bottle

Rachel Whiteread
Untitled (Yellow Torso) 1991
Private Collection © Rachel Whiteread

Rachel Whiteread Chicken Shed 2017, the artist and Galleria Lorcan O'Neill © Rachel Whiteread, photo: © Tate

Rachel Whiteread
Chicken Shed 2017
the artist and Galleria Lorcan O'Neill © Rachel Whiteread
photo: © Tate

a grid of resin colour blocks in Tate Britain Duveen gallery space

Rachel Whiteread
Untitled (One Hundred Spaces) 1995
Pinault Collection. © Rachel Whiteread
photo: © Tate Photo: © Tate (Joe Humphrys)

close-up photograph of resin colour blocks

Rachel Whiteread
Untitled (One Hundred Spaces) 1995
Pinault Collection. © Rachel Whiteread
photo: © Tate Photo: © Tate (Joe Humphrys)

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12 September 2017 – 21 January 2018

Extended opening hours for Late at Tate

Friday 1 December 2017 until 22.00


£17 FREE for Members

Adult £17 (£15 without donation)

Senior £16 (£14 without donation)

Concession £15.10 (£13.10 without donation)

Under 12s FREE (up to four per family adult)

Family tickets (two adults and two children 12–18 years) available by telephone or in the gallery

Make a day of it and visit both Rachel Whiteread and The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London for just £29. Offer bookable via The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London exhibition page 

School groups must be booked in advance

Tickets can be booked up to 8 hours in advance online or up to 24 hours in advance by telephone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888

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Audio Description tour: Rachel Whiteread

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​Visually Impaired visitors are invited to join guide Dick Thomas on an audio description tour of Rachel Whiteread

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Conservator's Tour: Rachel Whiteread

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Exhibition Guide

Exhibition Guide: Rachel Whiteread

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Rachel Whiteread (paperback)

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Rachel Whiteread Silk Scarf

This silk scarf has a block print pattern with a delicate rolled hem. Made exclusively for Tate


Rachel Whiteread Turner Prize 1991 (Vintage Poster)

Reproduction Rachel Whiteread exhibition poster from the 1991 Turner Prize exhibition