View 'The Ethics of Dust' artwork in Westminster Hall from 29 June 2016

The Ethics of Dust
18 May 2016

Between 29 June and 1 September 2016 visitors to the Houses of Parliament can view a major new artwork 'The Ethics of Dust' in Westminster Hall.

Commissioned and produced by Artangel, this temporary art installation was created by artist, architect and conservationist Jorge Otero-Pailos. The artwork is a 50 metre long translucent latex cast of Westminster Hall’s east wall and contains hundreds of years of surface pollution and dust.

Suspended from the hall’s magnificent 28-metre high hammerbeam roof, the latex sheet contains innumerable particles of dust, soot and dirt gently lifted from the wall during the sensitive cleaning process.

Visiting 'The Ethics of Dust' in Westminster Hall

Entry to see 'The Ethics of Dust' is free but tickets are required. The artwork can be viewed on the following dates:

29 June to 8 July 2016

  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm
  • Saturday, 9am to 5.30pm

9 July to 1 September 2016

  • Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5.30pm (except 29 August)

Tickets can be booked online, by calling +44 (0)20 7219 4114 or in person from the Ticket Office at the front of Portcullis House on Victoria Embankment.

Other ways to visit Parliament

Audio tours and guided tours include the House of Commons, House of Lords and Westminster Hall so tour ticketholders will also be able to see 'The Ethics of Dust' artwork.

Tickets can now be purchased for tours on all Saturdays until the end of November and Monday to Friday between 26 July and 1 September 2016 (except 29 August).

Image: A section of the 50 metre latex cast of the east wall of Westminster Hall is tested in a warehouse in Northampton ahead of being installed at Westminster Hall. An Artangel project. Photo by Nick Chapman.

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