Join Tate conservator Rebecca Hellen for an illuminating talk on the making and conservation of Turner’s delicate oil paintings.

J.M.W. Turner Staffa, Fingal’s Cave exhibited 1832
J.M.W. Turner
Staffa, Fingal’s Cave exhibited 1832
Oil on canvas
908 x 1213 mm

This event offers a rare opportunity to learn about the making of Turner’s fragile and delicate oil paintings, the innovative methods and materials he used,  and the consequences these have had for the appearance of these paintings, and even their survival.

Join Tate conservator Rebecca Hellen for an illuminating talk on the late Turner oils investigated and treated for The EY Exhibition: Late Turner – Painting Set Free, and Tate Conservation Scientist Dr Joyce Townsend for a fascinating insight into Turner’s paintbox and the other contents of Turner’s studio, preserved at Tate as part of the Turner Bequest. These materials are a unique survival for British art, and illustrate Turner’s lifelong commitment to experimenting with new painting materials.  

This event is related to the exhibition The EY Exhibition: Late Turner – Painting Set Free