Press Release

Tate Britain launches new series of Late at Tate Britain nights for 2018

Late at Tate will return to Tate Britain this season with a new series of free events curated by young people. The gallery will open late on the first Friday evenings of April, June, August, October and December for specially curated events featuring music, live performances and workshops. 2018’s series will be inspired by displays, exhibitions and artworks in Tate’s collections including the current Art Now installation by Marguerite Humeau, John Constable's Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, the upcoming Duveens Commission by Anthea Hamilton​ and the Turner Prize.

Late at Tate Britain is curated exclusively by 15-25 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.

The series will kick off on 6 April with an evening exploring the current Art Now installation by Marguerite Humeau whose work Echoes​ is conceived as a confrontation between life and death. Her installation at the gallery has transformed the space into part temple, part laboratory for the industrial production of an elixir for eternal life. The Late at Tate event will explore underlying themes in Humeau’s work such as the Ancient Egyptians’ relationship with mortality and the parallels that exists in contemporary society where we attempt to preserve life through digital formats. Artist Susi Disorder will also look at the erosion of digital identity over time through the fossilisation of data when it is transferred.

Digital collective Compiler will create an immersive sound work played throughout the collection spaces as well as run a digital workshop in the Taylor Digital Studio. ​A Vaporwave showreel curated by Tate Collective London will explore the microgenre of electronic music and the internet meme culture that emerged in the early 2010s. Reprezent are the resident DJ’s for Late at Tate 2018 and will take over the 1840s room and the Djanogly Café.

Late at Tate Britain will also feature South Space Records, the South London-based arts collective / record label, a sound intervention form artist and musician Stephen Lordan and film screenings by Antonio Roberts. Tate’s Library and Archive and the Prints and Drawing Room will run workshops and displays.

Late at Tate Britain is a free, drop-in event. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. At this event, street food will be available.

Late at Tate Britain:
Tate Britain, 2018

Friday 6 April 18.00-22.00
Friday 1 June 18.00-22.00
Friday 3 August 18.00-22.00
Friday 5 October 18.00-22.00
Friday 7 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).