Press Release

Celebrate Connecting Cultures this August with Late at Tate Britain: Rang Baranga

The third event in the Late at Tate Britain 2016 series of free events curated by young people will take place on Friday 5 August.

Rasheed Araeen - Rang Baranga

Rasheed Araeen - Rang Baranga, 1969

© Rasheed Araeen

The third event in the Late at Tate Britain 2016 series of free events curated by young people will take place on Friday 5 August. Late at Tate Britain: Rang Baranga will be based around the iconic sculpture by British  Pakistani artist Rasheed Araeen (b.1935), Rang Baranga (1969), which is currently on display in Tate Britain. The sculpture is a lattice structure of eight columns that are painted in a sequence of contrasting colours – blue, orange, red and yellow. Inspired by the sculpture and its title, which means ‘of many colours’, Tate Collective have invited an exciting collection of artists, designers and performers to create a carnival-like evening celebrating cultural diversity.

Late at Tate Britain is curated exclusively by 18-25 year olds from Tate Collective London who produce a range of free events and festivals for young people to experiment, create and innovate through art and ideas. Late at Tate Britain is part of the Circuit programme, led by Tate and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Circuit is a national programme that engages young people in the arts with a focus on encouraging those with least access to galleries and museums.

Over the course of the evening, DJ duo Hipsters Don’t Dance will showcase their unique ‘World Carnival’ sound inspired by their Trinidad and Nigerian heritages, while London-based rapper Flohio will fill the galleries with future rap sounds. Make-up artist Holly Silius will give live make-up demonstrations and London African Drumming will encourage visitors to find their own rhythms. Artist Dharma Taylor will run accessory-making workshops and visitors will be encouraged to create their own striking structure inspired by Rang Baranga using straws and Jix connectors.

Future Late at Tate Britain events will be themed around Shirazeh Houshiary’s Veil (1999) and The Cholmondeley Ladies (British School c.1600-10).

Mark Miller, Circuit Programme National Lead said: “For August’s upcoming Late at Tate Britain: Rang Baranga, young people on the Circuit programme are working with artists and musicians to bring Rasheed Araeen’s iconic Rang Baranga to life for young people at Tate Britain. Now that summer is here, we hope the evening will encourage a creative, celebratory experience in the gallery spaces.”

Late at Tate Britain is a free, drop-in event. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Visitors are also encouraged to arrive in the sculptures’ colours of blue, orange, red and yellow.

Late at Tate Britain:
Tate Britain, 2016
Friday 1 April 18.00-22.00
Friday 3 June 18.00-22.00
Friday 5 August 18.00-22.00
Friday 7 October 18.00-22.00
Friday 2 December 18.00-22.00

Special offer: 50% off current exhibition tickets for under 25’s on production of valid I.D (last entry 21.00).

For further information and images please contact Emma Double, Assistant Press Officer, Tate. Call 0207 887 8730          Email emma.double@tate.org.uk       Visit www.tate.org.uk

Notes to editors:

About Circuit
Circuit is a four year national programme connecting 15–25 year olds to the arts in galleries and museums working in partnership with the youth and cultural sector. Led by Tate and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation, it provides opportunities for young people to steer their own learning and create cultural activity across art disciplines. Circuit involves Tate Modern and Tate Britain; Tate Liverpool; Tate St Ives and partners from the Plus Tate network: Firstsite, Colchester; MOSTYN, Llandudno; Nottingham Contemporary; The Whitworth, Manchester; and Wysing Arts Centre and Kettleʼs Yard, Cambridgeshire. https://circuit.tate.org.uk/

About Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Paul Hamlyn Foundation was established in 1987 by the publisher and philanthropist Paul Hamlyn (1926-2001). Today it is one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK. The Foundation’s mission is to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. It has a particular interest in supporting young people and a strong belief in the importance of the arts. www.phf.org.uk

About Late at Tate
Late at Tate is a programme of after-hours events for young and diverse audiences held at Tate Britain. The programme takes inspiration from the Tate Collection and has featured music, film, fashion and live performance. Late at Tate is a part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation. #LateAtTate www.tate.org.uk/late-tate-britain

About Tate Collective
Tate Collective London plan and develop events for other young people aged 15 – 25 years to create, experiment and engage with the Tate Collection at Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Tate Collective London is a part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Please see @TateCollectives for Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.com/TateCollectives.