Highlights

Pet corner

The cats and dogs in my home enjoy high status; they seem more like the lords of the manor than I do [...] The poses they strike in the courtyard often inspire more joy in me than the house itself. Their self-important positions seem to be saying, ‘This is my territory,’ and that makes me happy.

Ai Weiwei

Parks, Zoos and Farmyards

Insects

Sea Creatures

I wouldn't mind turning into a vermilion goldfish.

Henri Matisse

Joseph Beuys
Two Red Fish (1954)
ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland

© DACS, 2022

Into the Wilderness

In my family when we die we are cremated and our ashes are thrown into the sea amongst the seagulls. I love seagulls. I’d like to be one.

Tracey Emin

Explore more themes

  • Family and Art

    Uncover how artists have responded to the idea of family through art
  • Black Identities and Art

    Discover Black art and artists in Tate's collection
  • Travel and Art

    Explore transport and travel through the eyes of artists
  • Weather and Art

    Explore how artists respond to the seasons and our changing environment
  • Women and Art

    Explore the stories and achievements of women artists and their contributions to the art world