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Perspective Tour with Dean McColl

  • Free
  • Gallery tour
Photograph of an exhibition gallery wall, square on. The wall fills the frame. The wall is made up of an artwork in the form of a grid of highly colourful graphic shapes and text set in different sized squares. Every square on the grid contains a shape and a short text. Examples of the text in a couple of the squares are, 'Hearing my abby laugh is the aim of human existence' and 'Smelling wet earth brings happiness'. In front of the wall are two individuals with their backs to the camera looking at the artwork. Both are wearing face coverings, white tops and dark trousers. The man on the left has his arms folded, the woman on the right has her hands clasped behind her back.
Updating happiness, art commission, Artwork: Stefanie Posavec. Gallery Photo: Steven Pocock. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

What you’ll do

Join researcher Dean McColl for a tour of the ‘Tranquillity’ and ‘Joy’ exhibitions. You’ll hear his personal views and insights into the exhibitions and have the opportunity to ask questions.  




Need to know


We’ll meet at the Information Point, which is on level 0, directly in front of you as you enter Wellcome Collection.

Guaranteed place

For this event, booking a ticket guarantees you a place on the day. We advise arriving 15 minutes before the event starts to take your place.

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About your guide

Black and white headshot of researcher Dean McColl

Dean McColl


Dean is an Anthropology and Museum Practice graduate student. In the space of nine months he realised he’s trans and received an autism diagnosis, both of which he thinks have fundamentally changed his understanding of joy. He looks forward to sharing these insights on the tour.