Olafur Eliasson (who was responsible for one of the Tate Modern’s most famous installations, the ‘Weather Project’ which featured a huge sun rising over the turbine hall) has returned to the gallery with a new project ‘Little Sun’.
‘Little Sun’ has taken over part of the third floor of the Tate Modern where visitors can learn about solar power, the importance of light and get involved with some ‘light painting’. ‘Little Sun’ also refers to the solar-powered lamps which Eiasson has created specifically for this installation – late night openings, called ‘Blackout Events’, will take place each Saturday from 28 July where visitors will be invited to explore the Tate Modern’s Surrealist galleries with just the aid of these ‘little suns’ to light their way around (although you’ll have to buy a ‘little sun’ first – they’re priced at £16.50 but you can take them away afterwards!). More information on this new exhibition can be found at the Tate Modern’s website here.
Elsewhere on the Southbank, you might come across the ‘21st Century Light Space Modulator‘. This new installation has been created by Indian lighting manufacturer Havells-Sylvania, and will be appearing under Hungerford Bridge from time to time. Developed by Jason Bruges Studio near Old St (who are also responsible for the ‘digital fountain’ at Westfield in Stratford), it looks rather magical. If you’re strolling along the Southbank in the evening be sure to look out for it.