Talking Points: Olafur Eliasson

A collection of sources and imagery to explore the work of Olafur Eliasson.

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Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson’s interest in light came from growing up in Iceland, where for half of the year the country is in darkness. 

Olafur is known for sculpture and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer’s experience.

Explore more of Olafur’s work here.

Questions to Ask Children

Describe what you see.

How does this make you feel?

How would it feel to be in that space, interacting with the light?

How do you think the artist creates these playful light installations?

Olafur Eliasson Exhibition at The Tate by Paula Briggs
Olafur Eliasson Exhibition at The Tate by Paula Briggs
Olafur Eliasson Exhibition at The Tate by Paula Briggs
Olafur Eliasson Exhibition at The Tate by Paula Briggs

Questions to Ask Children

Describe what you see.

How do you think it would feel to interact with the light installations?

Does it make you think about space and colour in different ways?

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