Special event Past event Friday, 30 June 2017 – Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Simon Heijdens: Shade

Shade, an immersive experience of augmented natural light by artist Simon Heijdens, is one of the first site-specific commissions for the new Sainsbury Gallery.

  • Friday, 30 June – Tuesday, 4 July 2017

  • The Sainsbury Gallery

  • Free event

Simon Heijdens: Shade  photo

Filtering sunlight from the Gallery’s Oculus skylight into a kaleidoscope of light and shadow, Shade is choreographed by the wind passing outside. Heijdens’ piece creates a performance of ambient light that brings a natural, continuously evolving character to the built environment.
You are invited to explore the details of the architecture of The Sainsbury Gallery as they are slowly revealed through the ever-changing light patterns – no one experience of Shade will be the same.

Part of REVEAL, a week-long festival celebrating the Museum's architecture, heritage and history