Visions of the Occult
Visions of the Occult
Visions of the Occult
Visions of the Occult
Visions of the Occult
Visions of the Occult
Visions of the Occult
Visions of the Occult
Visions of the Occult
Visions of the Occult
Visions of the Occult
Visions of the Occult
Visions of the Occult
Visions of the Occult
Visions of the Occult
Visions of the Occult
Visions of the Occult
Visions of the Occult
Visions of the Occult
Visions of the Occult

Visions of the Occult

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By Victoria Jenkins
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This book is the first major survey of the occult collection of artworks, letters, objects and ephemera in the Tate Archive. Revealing over 150 esoteric and mystical pieces some never before seen, giving a new understanding to the artists in the Tate collection and the history and practice of the occult.

This lavishly illustrated magical volume acts a potent talisman connecting the two worlds of Tate – the seen public collection and the unseen secrets lurking in the archive. The pages of this book explore the hidden artworks and ephemera left behind by artists ,and shed new light on our understanding of the art historical canon. It offers an in-depth exploration of the occult and its relationship to art and culture including witchcraft, alchemy, secret societies, folklore and pagan rituals, demonology, spells and magic, psychic energies, astrology and tarot.

Expect to find the unexpected in the works and lives of artists such as Ithell Colquhoun, Paul Nash, Barbara Hepworth, Cecil Collins, John William Waterhouse, Alan Davie, Joe Tilson, Henry Moore, Eileen Agar, William Blake, Leonora Carrington and Pamela Colman Smith.

For the first time, the clandestine, magical works of the Tate archive are revealed with archivist Victoria Jenkins exploring relationships between art and the occult, and how both can act as a form of resistance to challenging environments. This book challenges perceptions and illuminates the surprising breadth and extraordinary ways in which artists interpret not just the physical world around them but also the supernatural, to make the unseen, seen. If you think you know Tate artists, it’s time to think again.

Victoria Jenkins is a Warwickshire born, London based artist and author and is an archivist at Tate. Her work concerns the relationship between art, the occult and popular culture.
  • Dimensions 24.6 x 18.9 cm
  • Material FSC certified paper and card
  • ISBN 9781849767620
  • No of pages 176
  • Product Code S027225
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Delivery & returns

Delivery times

We aim to deliver shop products within:

UK – 1-2 weeks

European Union – 2-4 weeks

Rest of world – 2-4 weeks


Neon lights will be delivered in 2-4 weeks, as they are made in small batches and shipped separately from other items.

Delivery costs

We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £60. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.

For orders under £60:

UK – £3.60 per order

European Union – £15 per order

Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £28 per order

Limited editions

Due to the nature of our Limited Edition artworks, Tate offers rates for packaging materials to sufficiently protect the works and a fully insured, door-to-door courier service, for both UK and international shipping.

UK – FREE
USA & Canada – £80 each
European Union – £120 each
Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £150 each
 
 

Rugs

Rugs are dispatched directly from the Christopher Farr workshop, so they will arrive separately from any other items ordered from Tate Shop.

UK – £50 per order

For international shipping enquiries, please contact us at shop@tate.org.uk for quotes on delivery to selected countries.

 

Goldfinger + Tate furniture

As each item of furniture is made to order, delivery takes 12-14 weeks, and will arrive separately to any other items in your Tate Shop order.

UK – £150 per order using a specialist white-glove delivery service. An access check can be arranged for £80.
 

Food & Wine

Our collection of food and wine is only available for delivery in the UK. We currently offer free delivery on wine orders over £100, using a specialist white glove service within the M25 area.

Wine: UK only – £20 per order

Please note that our wines can only be purchased by those aged 18 years and over. Customers will be asked to provide proof of age upon delivery.

Here’s more information on delivery.

Refunds & returns

Please contact our customer service team within 45 days if you need to return anything from your order. We will be happy to offer you a full refund, replacement or exchange on any items excluding custom prints, Goldfinger + Tate furniture, face coverings and pierced earrings. We cannot cover the cost of returning the items, unless we've made a mistake or they are faulty.

Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund the delivery charge on your order. You can contact our customer service team by email at shop@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 10.30 –17.00).

Here’s more information on refunds & returns.