Tate Britain

Tate Britain Duveen galleries
white ceramic tiles laid onto box in Tate Britain 'The Squash'


Tate Britain forms a part of the Tate network of galleries, presenting artworks from 1500 to the present day. Tate Britain tasked Direct Painting Group with constructing the tiled background for Anthea Hamilton’s ‘The Squash’ exhibition.

Tate Britain 'The Squash' close-up on white ceramic tiles
Tate Britain actor in 'The Squash' in front of white ceramic tiles
Tate Britain 'The Squash'


We accommodated Tate Britain’s two-week time frame with our fast track service – coordinating a realistic programe of works to ensure completion. Once developed, our tilers were ready for site induction and commencing works.


Over 7,000 white ceramic floor tiles were laid, spanning the length of the Duveen galleries – acting as the design background for the tiled box-structures. This was a demanding project, incorporating various moving parts, however, our experience & expertise ensure we delivered a high-quality finish reliably and safely.

Take a look at Johnson Tiles article on the exhibition. 

sea of white ceramic tiles in Tate Britain 'The Squash' exhibition

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