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  • Autumn School photo collage

    © Anna Lucas

  • Autumn School photo collage

    © Anna Lucas

  • Autumn School photo collage

    © Anna Lucas

  • Autumn School photo collage

    © Anna Lucas

  • Autumn School cemeterey photo collage

    © Anna Lucas

  • Autumn School photo collage

    © Anna Lucas

A Tate course has once again exceeded my expectations. I have met inspirational and exciting people, both leading and participating in the course.
Autumn School participant 2012

A unique opportunity for you to put yourself first by taking the space to re-engage with and develop your individual creative and critical thinking. Transform your practice, both in and beyond your classroom, by spending three days working with artists to experiment with forms of presentation and active participation; looking, discussing, questioning, sharing, doing and making.

Autumn School involves engaging with artwork in the Tate collection and includes access to the exhibitions. You will explore how this wide range of artwork, set within the context of the curated space, can be used as a way of informing and progressing ideas. Integral to the school is the learning community established through bringing together a diverse group of peers, at different stages in both their career and personal development, to create a space where being stuck is acceptable and even valued.

For this year’s Autumn School, artist filmmaker Anna Lucas has invited Giles Eldridge and Frances Scott to share how their art practice and processes are informed by photographic imagery. Studio- and gallery-based sessions will focus on an engagement with still and moving image work through re-interpreting, juxtaposition, documentation and dissemination. Central to the School is an engagement with the idea of the conditions we need to produce, setting the context for artistic production and interacting with the role of euphoria in the act of making. We will explore what informs our visual decision-making; considering subjectivity in the process of selecting and handling an image, and the role of coincidence in producing narratives. Alongside selected works in the Tate collection we will also investigate our enjoyment of cinema and its influences on art practice.

See also

Easter School, 7–9 April 2014, 10.30–17.00
Summer School, 28 July – 01 August 2014, 10.30–17.00

Discount for teachers on Schools

Bursary places are available for teachers for Autumn School, Easter School and Summer School. Teachers are entitled to one bursary place a year on a first come first served basis. Each course will have five bursary places available.

We greatly value the opportunity to work with a diverse group of colleagues at Tate Autumn School, including those visiting internationally. Conversation and discussion play an integral role in all Tate courses and so to ensure your enjoyment and maximise your experience it is essential that you are able to use and understand English well. Please do get in touch if you have any queries regarding this.