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About this film

Taxi driver and tour guide Rachel Martin-Peer takes a closer look at Joseph Wright of Derby's An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump at The National Gallery, London.

This film forms part of the first Superpower Everyday lesson.

The Superpower of Looking is an innovative and inclusive programme that seeks to transform the visual literacy skills of primary school children across the UK, taking the world of art and images as its starting point.

An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump

An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump 1768

Joseph Wright of Derby (1734–1797)

The National Gallery, London


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