Free Ticket Offer: Paula Rego Show At Tate Britain

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Photo credit: Paula Rego
Photo credit: Paula Rego

Lisbon-born, London-based Paula Rego has broken countless boundaries with her art. Widely respected for her focus on storytelling, Rego revolutionised how women are portrayed, with canvases telling stories of birth and rape.

This July, a retrospective at Tate Britain will feature more than 100 of Rego’s seminal works including collages, paintings, large-scale pastels and sculpture and ELLE readers are being given exclusive access, with a two-for-one ticket offer for the show.

Photo credit: Paula Rego
Photo credit: Paula Rego

The works at the exhibition range from Rego's early work in the 1950s – exploring personal social struggles – alongside the pastels from her Abortion series, which campaigned for legalisation of the procedure in Portugal.

Photo credit: Paula Rego
Photo credit: Paula Rego

‘I’m proudest of The Pillowman,’ she tells ELLE, of her chilling work inspired by Martin McDonagh’s dark play, which appears in the show.

Taking inspiration from folklore and classic literature, Rego says she’s most inspired by stories from her home country: ‘In the past, my favourite storytelling was mostly traditional Portuguese tales, which are violent and cruel,’ adding, ‘But at the moment, it’s stories about the Virgin Mary.’

Of the exhibition holistically, Rego says: ‘I’ve waited all my life to have a lot of these pictures together. It’s a great honour.’

Prepare to be captivated.

Paula Rego opens at Tate Britain on 7 July.

How To Get 2-for-1 Tickets

Enter: ELLEREGO241 when booking online or call 020 7887 8888 and quote 'ELLEREGO241' for the 2 for 1 ticket offer.


This offer is valid between Monday 7 June 2021 and will end on Sunday 6 July 2021.

This code can be used on full price tickets to the Paula Rego exhibition at Tate Britain, which is taking place between 7 July 2021 – 24 October 2021. Tickets are usually £18 (without donation). This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or promotions. No cash alternatives. Subject to availability. The promoter reserves the right to cancel offers at any time. Ticket offer cannot be used for group bookings.

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