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Mark Leckey O' Magic Power of Bleakness

Mark Leckey Dream English Kid, 1964 – 1999 AD 2015 (production still)
Courtesy of the artist
Photo: Mark Blower

An ambitious new large-scale exhibition by the Turner Prize winning artist

Composed of new and existing work, this exhibition is an atmospheric, theatrical experience of spectral visions, sound and video.

Mark Leckey transforms Tate Britain’s galleries with a life-size replica of a motorway bridge on the M53 on the Wirral, Merseyside, where the artist grew up. The bridge – a recurring motif in his work – is the setting for a new audio play. Focusing on a group of teenagers, the play is inspired by folklore and stories of changelings and ‘fairy raids’ and by the artist’s own pre-adolescent experiences.

New video work will be shown alongside two of his seminal pieces: Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore 1990 and Dream English Kid 1964–1999 AD 2015.

Mark Leckey is one of the most influential artists working today. Since he first came to prominence in the late 1990s his work has addressed the relationship between popular culture and technology as well as exploring the subjects of youth, class and nostalgia.​

Curated by Clarrie Wallis, Senior Curator, Contemporary British Art and Elsa Coustou, Curator, Contemporary British Art, with Aïcha Mehrez, Assistant Curator, Contemporary British Art

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit


24 September 2019 – 5 January 2020

Tate Britain is open until 22.00 on the first Friday of each month (except January) for Late at Tate Britain

For Late at Tate Britain on Friday 4 October the exhibition will be closed 18.00–19.00 to set up for a performance and restricted to performance ticket holders only 20.00–21.30. The exhibition will be open from 19.00–19.45 and from 21.30–22.30

Advance tickets for the exhibition during Late at Tate Britain on Friday 4 October are now sold out. A very limited amount of free tickets for the Mark Leckey performance only will be available at the Manton ticket desk from 19.00 on a first-come first-served basis


£13 / FREE for Members

Concessions £12

Family child 12–18 years £5

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

16–25? Join Tate Collective for £5 ticketsSchool groups must be booked in advance

Tickets can be booked online or by phone on +44 (0) 20 7887 8888 (9.45–18.00 daily)

For further information see booking FAQs

This exhibition contains strobe lighting and film footage of flashing lights

There is some strong language and references to drug use

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