Tate Modern Tour

Audio Description Tour: Kara Walker

detail of fountain sculpture showing sharks lurking and a man in a a boat.

​Kara Walker Fons Americanus 2019. Photo © Tate​, Matt Greenwood​

Blind and Partially Sighted visitors are invited to an Audio Description tour of Kara Walker's 2019 Hyundai Commission

Join Ruby Maddock and Andy Mashigo for an audio described tour of this years' Hyundai Commission.

Fons Americanus is a 13-metre tall working fountain inspired by the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace, London.

Rather than a celebration of the British Empire, Kara Walker’s fountain explores the interconnected histories of Africa, America and Europe. She uses water as a key theme, referring to the transatlantic slave trade and the ambitions, fates and tragedies of people from these three continents. Fantasy, fact and fiction meet at an epic scale.

Seats and hearing support equipment will be provided.

Tate Modern

Date & Time

16 December 2019 at 10.15–12.00