For this immersive exhibition, six sound artists were asked to select a painting from the collection and compose a new piece in response.

Among those participating in the project are an Oscar-winning composer, an electro remix DJ and a leading recorder of wildlife and factual sounds. The paintings they have selected range from Renaissance classics such as Hans Holbein the Younger's The Ambassadors to Paul Cézanne's modern masterpiece, Bathers.

Each of the artworks is presented in a sound proof booth with the artist's audio composition – which can only be heard within the National Gallery for the duration of the show.

National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, London, Greater London, WC2N 5DN

020 7747 2885


Opening times

Daily, 10am – 6pm (Fri, 10am – 9pm)

Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

Free to all

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